How to Write a Contest-Winning Screenplay (to Jump-Start Your Career)
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Screenplay contests are one of the few avenues available to writers with no industry contacts. Entering contests can garner writers exposure to the gatekeepers in Hollywood. Knowing how to write a screenplay that will attract and charm the contest judges is a necessary first-step to moving your screenwriting career forward. But there is a very short window after winning or placing high in a contest where agents, producers, and directors will be receptive to reading more of your work. To capitalize on the moment, you have to be prepared to answer the inevitable “So, what else do you have?” This ondemand webinar will demystify how to write a contest-winning screenplay with practical tips, and will prepare you for taking the next step in your Hollywood career after you win!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
• Strategies for increasing your chances of placing high in or winning a screenplay contest
• How to choose which screenplay contests are best for you and your writing
• How to best structure, pace, and format your script
• How to market your script
• How to maximize your return on contest submission fees
• How to choose a genre that will give your work the best chance of winning
• What to do immediately after you win a screenplay contest
• How to network at writing conferences featuring screenplay contests
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
• Writers who want to place high in or win screenplay contests
• Writers who want exposure for their screenwriting career
• Writers who want to attract literary representation
• Writers who want to parlay a contest-winning script into a career
• Writers who want to build a loyal industry fan-base for their writing
• Writers who want to take their screenwriting craft to the next level
OnDemand Webinars do not include a critique. The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.
- Date available: 11/27/2012
- Publication date: 11/27/2012
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Meet the Author: Jon James Miller
Jon James Miller won Grand Prize of the 2008 AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine, the 2009 Golden Brad for Drama and was a finalist in the 2011 Austin Writers Conference for “Garbo’s Last Stand.” Jon co-wrote Adapting Sideways: How To Turn Your Screenplay Into A Publishable Novel (Komenar Publishing), which chronicled the process of adapting his screenplay to novel. Garbo’s Last Stand is Jon’s first novel. He is represented by Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and Kevin Cleary with Pooka Entertainment.
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Package Price: $79.00
Available in February Only!
Now is the time to take your idea straight to industry! In this value pack, you'll find instruction from screenwriting pros designed specifically to help you submit a winning entry to the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest by the standard deadline on March 31.
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