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WriteMovies Horror Award Deadline – Two Weeks to Go!

WriteMovies Horror Award Deadline – Two Weeks to Go!

The WriteMovies Horror Award deadline approaches… With just two weeks to go until the competition closes, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to become the first ever winner of this new prize!

For our 20th Anniversary year, we decided to celebrate great writing with a series of genre awards. After the success of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award in the spring, horror is the next genre we wanted to get people writing.

Do you think you’ve got a talent for scaring people? Whether it’s serial killers or monsters, drenched in blood or all in the mind, we’d love to read what you’ve got!

The winner of this award will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

Plus, all entries to the Horror Award also receive automatic entry to the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest. That gives you the chance to take home the Grand Prize of $2000, plus other prizes!

Most importantly though, this is your opportunity to be the first writer to win the award for this genre. Prove your skills as a screenwriter and be recognized for your work!

Remember, the Horror Award deadline is just two weeks away on September 29th. Make sure you submit by then to take your first steps towards becoming one of our winners!

If you need some inspiration before then, take a look at our reviews of some of our favorite horror films and shows. Find out what we like and what we’re looking for in a horror script.

And then, when you’re ready… Click here to enter the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019!

WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 now OPEN!

WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 now OPEN!

As WriteMovies entered its 20th year, we decided that we wanted to reward writers by creating awards that celebrated different genres. We’re very pleased to announce that the second of those awards is now open for submissions: the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019!

After the huge success of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award, we couldn’t be more excited to see what you’ve got for us next. We’re certain you’ll show the same inventiveness, passion, and storytelling talent that we saw last time – except that this time, you’ll need to be a lot scarier!

The winner of the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

Plus, ALL entries to this award will automatically get FREE entry to the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest, with the chance to take home the Grand Prize of $2000 – so if you’ve got a horror script and were thinking of entering our main contest anyway, you’ve nothing to lose.

Horror is a genre where a lot of great filmmakers have started out and made their name. If you want to join them, this could be your chance! Make sure you enter by the final deadline of September 29th.

Scare us with your stories. Come up with concepts and creatures that will chill us to the bone. And once you’ve put it all down on paper and finished writing your script…

Submit to the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019! Click here to visit the main contest page and find out more!

Wall of Fame 2018 – Our Grand Prize Winners!

Wall of Fame 2018 – Our Grand Prize Winners!

Today we look back at the winners of our Grand Prize from 2018 and reveal our full Wall of Fame 2018! If you’d like to see your name on next year’s Wall of Fame, enter our Winter 2019 Contest for a chance to come out on top – as well as the chance to win our Grand prize of $2500 in cash!

wall of fame 2018

Here’s some more info on our Grand Prize winners from 2018. All of our winners received a year of free script development with us and we’re now working hard at polishing them to perfection!

  • SLAVE SHIP by Tyler True: “A devout African man chooses to work on a slave ship in order to ensure the safe passage of other Africans sold into slavery.”
  • DESERT RUN by Christopher Thomas: “A hard-bitten oil explorer and a desperate group of orphans led by two unorthodox nuns are forced into a hellish desert confrontation to escape the Nazis and help ensure an Allied victory.”

Wish you’d been featured on our Wall of Fame 2018? If you think you’ve got a script that will take you to the top, be sure to enter our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest! Closing on January 13th 2019, this might be the last time we run a major competition of this kind… And with an increased cash prize of $2500, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Our new Academy is revealed – a unique Virtual Film School for writers and producers at every stage of development!

Our new Academy is revealed – a unique Virtual Film School for writers and producers at every stage of development!

Start your journey to the top with our virtual film school, and take your screenwriting and production skills to another level. Welcome to the WriteMovies Academy!

No matter where you are in your odyssey as a writer or producer, our unique virtual film school will help you succeed. We will bring you closer to the real industry than film schools – and for just a small fraction of the price! With our course you’ll get insights and input into your projects from professional Hollywood writing experts, with tools, activities, articles, and materials that can’t be found anywhere else.

With an overall user rating of over 90%, our Academy has already received much acclaim! Our first set of feedback reports have given a 93% rating to the Mini-Masterclass presenter, 91% to our media and resources, and 89% to both the content of the presentations and the activities! In addition to this, our users’ confidence in the material covered grew by 18.5% and their confidence in their own work by 17% – with each Phase of the course!

You can sign up for whichever Phase of the course you’re interested in, and you can start and finish it in your own time. You don’t have to pay for more than one Phase of the course at a time, and there are no penalties if you need to take a few months off for work. We will always be there for you!

We’re now accepting entries for the official launch of each Phase of the course, beginning with Phase 1 on September 15th 2018 – so click here to join now, and start your journey to the top!

Is this write on the money? Best Screenwriters List

Is this write on the money? Best Screenwriters List

Is this best screenwriters list write on the money? Screenwriters working right now pick their top 100 screenwriters of all time – who are your top writers? Check out the list right here: http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/100-greatest-screenwriters-of-all-time-ranked.html

This is a very well put together list by a group of currently working screenwriters. Although we’d question how low down Spielberg is (he’s below the likes of Judd Apatow) this got us thinking as to how exactly a top top screenwriter should be defined. Sure, the story needs to be there, the characters engaging and empathetic, but all of the screenwriters in this excellent list have achieved this, so what else is there?

Variety – a top screenwriter should be able to write a wide range of characters, stories and genres. Of course, writers like Hitchcock, Allen, and Wilder all have their set genres they go to, but looking at their slates, they all have variety to their game.

Relationship with the director – Looking at this list, there are a few writers in that top 10 that are writer-directors. They write the script, they make the film. This is a commendable trait that someone can create a concept then bring it to life. Yet, there is also a brilliance in succeeding while never needing to be a director. A director’s knowledge of what to do with a script should be just as commendable as those writer-directors.

We’ll keep adding to this list periodically, so keep coming back for more on what we think makes the best screenwriters the best.

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