To allow you to plan your submissions to Screencraft’s various screenwriting contests, all their dates for 2015 are below:
SHORTS SCREENPLAY CONTEST
JANUARY 19 – APRIL 6
COMEDY SCREENPLAY CONTEST
JANUARY 28 – APRIL 11
HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST
MARCH 17 – JULY 1
PILOT LAUNCH TV SCRIPT CONTEST
JUNE 1 – AUGUST 31
ACTION & THRILLER SCREENPLAY CONTEST
JULY 15 – OCTOBER 15
OCTOBER 1 – DECEMBER 10
FAMILY SCREENPLAY CONTEST
NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 30
All screenwriters are always advised to read as many screenplays as possible; who better to learn from than those who have gone before us? And who could deny the impact the Coen Brothers have had on filmmaking?
So, it is kind of the brothers to make their screenplays available on their website.
Therein you’ll find the scripts for: A Serious Man, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, Blood Simple, Burn After Reading, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, Ladykillers, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Millers Crossing, No Country For Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou and True Romance.
Garnered from the ever good NoFilmSchool:
The ‘too long; didn’t watch’ précis:
- Read a lot of scripts
- Take acting classes
- Steal from life
- Write every day
- Read and watch pro-writer interviews
- Break down movies
- Break down bad movies
- Read articles or blogs about the craft
I’m very grateful to Scott Myers of Go Into The Story for putting up my script analysis of Hanna as part of his 30 Days of Screenplays series of guest posts.
I love Hanna, the blend of fairy tale and action movie is an excellent one and allows the story to take some unexpected genre twists. So, if you fancy it, have a read of the script here, then tell me if you agree with my analysis!