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Winter Contest Deadline in 1 Week!

Winter Contest Deadline in 1 Week!

We’re nearing the deadline of another competition – there’s just one week left of our Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest! You’ve got until January 31st to submit, so enter NOW for the chance to win great prizes.

This contest is a fantastic opportunity to get off to the best possible start in 2021. This is the time to start looking towards the future, and think about what you want to achieve as the world starts to recover from the impacts of the Covid pandemic.

Whether you’re a beginner at screenwriting looking to launch your career or an established writer seeking to bolster your CV, our contests are what you’re looking for. Our prizes are designed to help make your writing the best it can be, and then get it out into the world where it needs to be: into the hands of producers!

Our top three winners all receive:

  • A year of free script development worth up to $3200
  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • An invitation to a lunch with an industry executive in L.A.
  • Exclusive listing from InkTip

Plus, the top script will receive our Grand Prize of $3500!

If your script is either a romance or comedy (or even a rom-com!), then don’t forget that we’ve extended our Romance and Comedy Award to January 31st, too. All submissions receive FREE, automatic entry to the Winter Contest, as well a shot at the other prizes on offer.

Don’t delay.  Click HERE to enter the WriteMovies Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest before the deadline on January 31st!

Writing Insights: Setting the Tone

Writing Insights: Setting the Tone

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?

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Writing Insights: Setting the Tone

Why IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is a Christmas movie for the ages

“One man’s life touches so many others, when he’s not there it leaves an awfully big hole.” IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is a perennial festive rewatch for a lot of families in the holiday season, and after the events of 2020, its themes have become even more relevant than ever. Jake Morgan discusses why that is – and what screenwriters can learn about writing Christmas movies…

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October 2020 Script Sales

October 2020 Script Sales

It’s tougher than ever to predict the future of our industry in these uncertain times, and that’s why it’s also more important than ever to keep an eye on what scripts are selling. If you want to know if your script will succeed, you need to look at what producers are interested in right now – so here’s our pick of script sales from October 2020.

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