With Halloween just a couple of days away, it’s time to be thinking about all things horror… And that’s why the WriteMovies Horror Award 2022 launches today!
Founded alongside WriteMovies in 1999, TSIM is our industry-facing partner organisation, promoting our award-winning scripts and other projects on our slate to the international entertainment industry. With our latest rounds of industry pitching underway this Fall, here’s your chance to see the new-look TSIM website and many of the projects we are currently pitching to industry!
Ian Kennedy writes: In this series of articles, I’m exploring some reasons we should take Bollywood cinema more seriously – it’s definitely not for everyone, but I for one find it a refreshing way to enjoy movies on different terms to the normal Hollywood mindset. Here, I’ll be looking at the biggest classic of the Bollywood system, SHOLAY (1975), to show why it’s got something distinctive to offer English-speaking audiences.
SHOLAY’s scriptwriting works differently to Hollywood classics and as a script analyst and producer I find that refreshing. On my editors’ suggestions, the film and its songs also found a place in several episodes of the drama series I used to write for, so I had a personal connection to it long before I saw the movie, which made it even more enjoyable to finally see it years later.
Hot on the heels of winning our last Grand Prize Contest, Vanisha Renée Pierce has won our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award with her script EZEKIEL – and to celebrate and give you insights into winning our contests, WriteMovies is doing an exclusive interview with her which you can watch for FREE!
To be a great screenwriter, you need to nail the fundamentals. No matter how long you’ve been writing or how many scripts you’ve written, focusing on these aspects will make you a better writer – and that’s why we’re looking at them in this online session on the Key Aspects of Writing and Storytelling on July 1st!
Thanks for your support for our contests, this year and always! Now our Spring Contest is closed, we’re focusing the rest of 2021 on adding new value for our entrants, winners and industry colleagues. That begins with a dynamic new series of online events, designed to help YOU stand out to the industry.