We’ve laughed, we’ve sighed, we’ve wept tears of both joy and heartbreak – the submissions for our Romance and Comedy Award 2021 had it all! But now it’s time for us to announce that we’ve found “the one”. It’s time to announce the Romance and Comedy Award 2021 winner!
Disappointed because you missed the deadline for the WriteMovies Winter Screenwriting Contest? We’ve got good news – we’re extending the competition for another week!
WONDER WOMAN 3, a remake of REVENGE OF THE NERDS, and some interesting spec scripts – looking at script sales from December 2020 can help us predict what the industry might look like after the pandemic.
One of the most important skills for a writer is getting the opening of your script right – and part of that is setting the tone. A great premise can be ruined if its presented in the wrong way, and this often happens if the screenplay doesn’t set the tone correctly. So what even is “tone”, and how do you get it right?
Taking third place in our Fall Contest was a female-led crime drama in which a professional thief must contend with both the mob and the challenges of her complex family, and which particularly impressed us with its fantastic characters: MAKE THE WEATHER by Tom O’Connell!
Based on the real story of a movie icon and his most trusted friend, the winner of our Fall Contest takes us all the way back to the silent era for a biopic about Charlie Chaplin’s Japanese-American chauffeur: RIDING WITH CHARLIE by Shintaro Ogai!
There’s nothing more frustrating for us than reading a script that’s been submitted before it’s ready. It’s got a killer concept, it’s packed full of great ideas, and all the right ingredients are there – but it’s undercooked. It needed more time.