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Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Have you finished writing the first draft of your script but are unsure what to do next? Our Script Redrafting and Proofing Course is here for you!

Join us on Thursday May 30th for our Script Redrafting and Proofing Course.

In this online workshop from WriteMovies Academy, you’ll learn about the real work of screenwriting and how to nail it!

Click here to purchase tickets for our Script Redrafting and Proofing Course

Event Details:Script Redrafting and Proofing Course

  • Date: May 30th 2024
  • Time: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course

During this interactive session, our experienced screenwriting expert, WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy, will guide you through: Reviewing and improving your first draft, Questions to ask yourself, How to nail the important first 10 pages, and How to proofread your script.

This course covers 6 lessons:

Lesson 1: The good, the bad and the ugly of first drafts!
Lesson 2: Making an even better iteration of your srcipt
Lesson 3: Ten essential Questions
Lesson 4: What every scene should do
Lesson 5: Nailing the first 10 pages
Lesson 6: Proofing
Standby by Patrick Tierney – Pitch

Standby by Patrick Tierney – Pitch

Pitch: Standby by Patrick Tierney – After their friend’s death, three friends set out to see their favorite band’s final performance on Saturday Night Live – even if it means breaking into the studio…

After becoming an award-winning script in the 2022 WriteMovies Screenwriting Contest, we’re now inviting approaches from the industry to take it to the widest audience possible!

 

About the pitch: Standby by Patrick Tierney:

Gail’s life is going nowhere. Single, barely employed, and rudderless, Gail approaches 40 with a terrifying realization — that she hasn’t accomplished anything. What’s worse, she’s drifting apart from Beth, Mallory, and Sheila — her best friends since childhood.

When Beth dies unexpectedly, Gail convinces Mallory and Sheila to finish Beth’s bucket list. The only item left unachieved? Seeing their favorite band, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, perform live in concert. Turns out, it’s now or never — the band is breaking up, and their final performance is only days away… on Saturday Night Live!

Since tickets are notoriously hard to come by, they have no choice but to tackle the legendary SNL standby line — a grueling all-nighter on the streets of Rockefeller Center. If our heroes (and their bladders) can survive the inane rules, territorial superfans, and a brewing nor’easter, the tickets will be theirs by morning.

But even then, standby tickets are no guarantee. If Gail, Mallory, and Sheila *really* want to see Manic Pixie Dream Girl perform “live from New York,” they’ll have to do whatever it takes — even if it means breaking into Studio 8H.

But when NBC Studios throws down the gauntlet, the obstacles may be more than our heroes can handle. Beth was always the “glue” that held their group together — can their friendship survive without her? Can Gail finish anything she starts? If our heroes have any chance of succeeding, they’ll have to give it all they’ve got — with a little help from a psychotic stand-up comedian, a telepathic zoomer, a shotgun-toting boomer, and the ever-elusive ghost of Ellen Cleghorne.


To be considered for representation and pitching to industry yourself, buy any of WriteMovies’ services today using the options in the sidebar on the right!

With our Anytime Entry service, you can enter your script at any time for just $45 and receive:

  • An analysis of the crucial first ten pages of your script, focusing on its key strengths and weaknesses.
  • A writer evaluation, where our analyst considers its potential for our representation and pitching to industry (guaranteed to all writers who earn a Recommended rating!).
  • Free entry to any relevant contest we open this year – which can also be for your next draft, if your writer evaluation gains a Consider or Recommend!
Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Have you got an idea for a script but are struggling to begin or finish that first draft? Our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course is here for you!

Join us on Thursday April 25th for our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course.

In this online workshop from WriteMovies Academy, you’ll learn about perhaps the most exciting part of screenwriting – going from “zero draft” to the first draft, and how to avoid Writer’s Block as you do it!

Click here to purchase tickets for our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course

Event Details:Scriptwriting First Drafts Thursday April 25th First Drafts Perhaps the most exciting part of screenwriting and how to avoid Writers' Block as you complete it! A WriteMovies Academy Phase 3 course by Ian Kennedy

  • Date: April 25th 2024
  • Time: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course

During this interactive session, our experienced screenwriting expert, WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy, will guide you through the Writing Process, Writing Lifestyles, and give Tips on how to make time to write.

This course covers 6 lessons:

Lesson 1: Knowing when you’re ready to start writing
Lesson 2: What is your writing process?
Lesson 3: What should a screenplay look like?
Lesson 4: Pet hates from a script reader!
Lesson 5: Screenwriting Style
Lesson 6: Breaking the rules and Screenwriting now
Standby by Patrick Tierney – Pitch

Pitch: Internal Security by Stefan Alexander

Pitch: Internal Security – Another award winner from WriteMovies that has been developed with our input since becoming a winner with us.

We’re inviting approaches now from the industry to take this script to the widest audience possible!

 

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About Internal Security by Stefan Alexander:

This is the near future. Since the war in Ukraine and the war in Gaza, not only the West and Russia have been engaged in a new Cold War, but also Islamic terrorism is rising. Right-wing populist movements are coming to power all over Europe. Germany is the focus of attention as last beacon of democracy. Until now.

Tensions are high across Germany; a right-wing populist faction led by Interior Minister Jörg von Stahl has placed itself at the center of public discourse, and a wave of bloody Islamic extremism is causing panic.

Ina Schmidt sees past the fear and rhetoric, but she feels powerless to stop it. Her reputation as an investigative and influential journalist has been sullied by a story gone badly wrong. She still carries the guilt and contempt for her country it has burdened her with – even as her Father is killed in a terrorist attack, she sees no reason to sacrifice the little that remains in her life to help.

Her past comrades, still remember her fondly. Bernd Muller for one, an-ex love and operative of the intelligence services, who helps her following a trail of duplicitous disappearances from refugee camps around the country.

With Bernd’s help, Ina trawls over the evidence he’s amassed and uncovers a shattering truth. The radical political movement on the rise owes their popularity and considerable resources to a foreign backer. Their power and influence extends far beyond a protest march. These acts of terrorism plaguing the nation are in fact their handiwork, using the fear they create to further their own cause.

With the security and government institution’s around them evidently compromised Ina and Bernd find themselves alone, trying to prove and publicize their discovery, in a race against the rising popularity of fascists.

But their meddling puts them in the cross hairs of the shadowy forces at play. Bernd is kidnapped as a former colleague and informant is killed. Fearing for her own life Ina must outrun the security forces that pursue her.

Cut off and afraid, can Ina find and free her only accomplice? Can the evidence they’ve collected show the world the truth behind a wicked new regime? Or will their rise to power continue – is it possible they’re just too late?

Timely and thought-provoking, INTERNAL SECURITY challenges audiences with a plausible and terrifying future where a new Cold War challenges the West. It combines the ingenious political gamesmanship of The Post and Argo, with the lighting fast action beats and thrilling suspense of The Bourne Identity. Berlin’s answer to Atomic Blonde with world changing consequences.


To be considered for representation and pitching to industry yourself, buy any of WriteMovies’ services today using the options in the sidebar on the right!

With our Anytime Entry service, you can enter your script at any time for just $45 and receive:

  • An analysis of the crucial first ten pages of your script, focusing on its key strengths and weaknesses.
  • A writer evaluation, where our analyst considers its potential for our representation and pitching to industry (guaranteed to all writers who earn a Recommended rating!).
  • Free entry to any relevant contest we open this year – which can also be for your next draft, if your writer evaluation gains a Consider or Recommend!
Script Redrafting and Proofing Course – Thursday May 30th

Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching Course – Phase 2: Development & Outlining

Kick-start your next screenwriting journey with Part 2 of a 6-phase online course from WriteMovies Academy.

Join us for the next phase in this online course from WriteMovies Academy where you’ll learn to master professional screenwriting and pitching! In this online workshop, you’ll learn how to fill the gaps and spot the missing pieces that stand between your idea and a fully-rounded outline that’s ready to write. If you’re looking to master your screenwriting ability, this event is perfect for you. Click here to purchase tickets.

Phase 2 – Development & Outlining Event Details:

  • Date: March 28th 2024
  • Time: 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 7pm GMT
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course.

Phase 1: Concept & Theme is also now available on demand.

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Standby by Patrick Tierney – Pitch

Director attached to Whiskey Mountain Days!

Steven R. Monroe is the director attached to Whiskey Mountain Days, our latest grand prize winner by Bill Walker!

Monroe is known for being one of the most prolific directors working today. To date, he has directed almost 60 long-form projects, including the acclaimed HOUSE OF 9 starring Dennis Hopper, two films for legendary producer Stephen J. Cannell, the controversial and critically acclaimed re-make of the 1978 classic I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, and the sequel I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2. He has also recently directed five Tubi original horror/thrillers.

Monroe has an impeccable reputation as a director who brings a unique style to each project and pushes for good performances. He is fast yet efficient, and he is respected by both cast and crew. Having such a director attached is a great benefit as we continue to invite approaches from the industry!

Click here to learn more about Whiskey Mountain Days by Bill Walker!

 

To be considered for representation and pitching to industry yourself, buy any of WriteMovies’ services today using the options in the sidebar on the right!

With our Anytime Entry service, you can enter your script at any time for just $45 and receive:

  • An analysis of the crucial first ten pages of your script, focusing on its key strengths and weaknesses.
  • A writer evaluation, where our analyst considers its potential for our representation and pitching to industry (guaranteed to all writers who earn a Recommended rating!).
  • Free entry to any relevant contest we open this year – which can also be for your next draft, if your writer evaluation gains a Consider or Recommend!
Standby by Patrick Tierney – Pitch

Pitch: Whiskey Mountain Days by Bill Walker, our latest Grand Prize winner!

Pitch: Whiskey Mountain Days: When a college student joins director Bill Grefé’s independent film shooting in Georgia, he falls passionately in love with a much older woman on the crew, only to face her ex-husband from Hell…

WHISKEY MOUNTAIN DAYS is a sweet coming-of-age romance. If you like show business backdrops, hopelessly smitten heroes, humorous banter, and heartbreaking drama, then you’ll adore Bill Walker’s tender tale of maturation.

We’re inviting approaches now from the industry to take this script from our latest Grand Prize winner to the widest audience possible – and have news on an attachment to the project to share with you next week!

 

 

Here’s a little more about WHISKEY MOUNTAIN DAYS by Bill Walker… (more…)

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