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Useful Resources for scriptwriters (from ScriptFever board)
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:19:16 PM »
In this topic I hope members will post links to useful resources for scriptwriters.

I will start off with a product from our sponsors, Movie in a Month. This is a paid-for product, obviously, but if you are looking for a guide to creating a movie script in around four weeks, it should fit the bill perfectly!

Movie in a Month is supplied on CD. The main, 156-page manual is by the Los Angeles-based James Lamberg, who has written (and ghost-written) over fifty screenplays that have been produced both in the US and the UK. There is also a separate guide to movie script formatting by UK screenwriter Mark Lewin, while top US screenwriter Steven Wanamaker has contributed a 30-page guide to plotting your movie. You can read much more about Movie in a Month on our sponsors' info page, but one other thing I would mention is that it also contains over 850 sample screenplays - everything from Ace Ventura to Young Frankenstein! It is, genuinely, an invaluable resource for aspiring screenwriters.

Please feel free to post details of any other useful resources (websites, books, courses, etc.) for scriptwriters in any medium below.

Nick  :)
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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 03:24:22 PM »
I thought this might be useful to those that want to purchase a script writing and novel software. It uses as far as I'm aware the final draft format and of course MWC members, using the code below, gets a 20 % discount.


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I've also taking the liberty of generating a 20% discount coupon code for the membership of My Writers Circle. If any of your members want to benefit from a 20% discount on our regular licence rate, they can simply go to our web-store at <www.getscrivener.com>, select either the Mac or Windows regular licence type, and then type WRITERSCIRCLE into the coupon code field. The discount code will be available throughout 2013.
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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 03:26:55 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/

This is a great place to read scripts etc. They also regularly publish calls for submissions.
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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 03:30:31 PM »
https://www.celtx.com/index.html

And this one I believe is a free software, though personally I couldn't get my head round it, but That is probably because I'm technistupid. ::)

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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 05:22:33 AM »
A very useful free resource is the ScriptFrenzy website. Although ScriptFrenzy is no more, the site is being kept open as a useful resource for writers. Check out in particular the Writers' Resources section, which has formatting guides for a range of different media, along with advice on plotting, characterization, dialogue, and so on.
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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 07:27:23 AM »
A good resource for reading scripts.

http://www.dailyscript.com/tv.html
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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 11:11:30 AM »
http://sfy.ru/

hundreds of screenplays free to read

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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 10:38:54 PM »
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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013, 06:14:27 PM »
Lots of info here about legal requirements and recommended reading: http://www.sellascript.com/source/column.cfm?mode=display&columnid=4

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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 06:16:41 PM »
http://thescriptlab.com/screenwriting Screenwriting 101: How to Write a Screenplay

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Re: Useful Resources
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 07:15:05 PM »
http://www.tvfilmrights.com/SamplePitch.aspx

How to . . .title/logline/synopsis guidelines