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Posted May 5, 2019 4:26 AM by: Dan O'Dwyer in I'm new in town!
HI Dat, LibreOffice have a screenwriting template you can download but having tried it, it feels cumbersome and clunky. LibreOffice can save your files in PDF format. Just select FILE and EXPORT AS PDF. If you're really stuck for free screenwriting software, you should try the software DRAMA QUEEN. Though the site is German you can download a free English copy for 30 days. Once the 30 days is up, you have a choice of buying the PRO or PLUS versions, or just continuing to use the FREE version (which is perfectly adequate for most writers). Hope this helps, Dan

HI Dat,

LibreOffice have a screenwriting template you can download but having tried it, it feels cumbersome and clunky. 

LibreOffice can save your files in PDF format. Just select FILE and EXPORT AS PDF.

If you're really stuck for free screenwriting software, you should try the software DRAMA QUEEN. Though the site is German you can download a free English copy for 30 days. Once the 30 days is up, you have a choice of buying the PRO or PLUS versions, or just continuing to use the FREE version (which is perfectly adequate for most writers).

Hope this helps,

Dan

Posted April 29, 2019 8:12 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
It's the FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES for our 2019 Short Film Fund Competition! Don't miss out - Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers writers the opportunity to become a produced screenwriter. Shore will be commissioning at least one short film script with a budget up to $15,000. https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/ Screenplay submissions close Midnight 2nd May PT. REASONS TO ENTER. JUDGES: The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to 36 OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE winning Judges. DEVELOPMENT: The Top 5 Finalists will receive an exclusive feedback report from our judges with suggestions on how the writer can further develop their project. INDUSTRY ROSTER: The...

 

It's the FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES for our 2019 Short Film Fund Competition!

Don't miss out - Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers writers the opportunity to become a produced screenwriter. Shore will be commissioning at least one short film script with a budget up to $15,000. https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

Screenplay submissions close Midnight 2nd May PT.

REASONS TO ENTER.

JUDGES: The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to 36 OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE winning Judges.

DEVELOPMENT: The Top 5 Finalists will receive an exclusive feedback report from our judges with suggestions on how the writer can further develop their project.

INDUSTRY ROSTER: The Top 15 Finalists will have their scripts sent to our complete roster of 150+ directors, production companies, agents, and managers.

SUCCESS STORIES: We have also helped 60+ writers gain representation, option, sell, and even have their screenplays produced.

SCRIPT SCORE: You will be able to view your script score. This will be released once we announce our Finalists.

For all the details, go to https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

Posted March 27, 2019 5:58 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
Our SHORT FILM FUND REGULAR DEADLINE CLOSES 31st March! ENTER NOW https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/ The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. 2019’s Fund will award production financing for at least one short film with an allocated budget of up to $15,000 per project. PREVIOUS COMMISSIONED FILMS 2018 - BEST SELLER - NORA KIRKPATRICK & DENNIS MCNICHOLAS 2017 - THE NAKED MAN - BEN GUTTERIDGE 2017 - THE ORGY - SAM BARON 2016 - SALAM - CLAIRE FOWLER REASONS TO ENTER. JUDGES: The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to 34 OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE-winning...

Our SHORT FILM FUND REGULAR DEADLINE CLOSES 31st March!

ENTER NOW https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. 2019’s Fund will award production financing for at least one short film with an allocated budget of up to $15,000 per project.

PREVIOUS COMMISSIONED FILMS

2018 - BEST SELLER - NORA KIRKPATRICK & DENNIS MCNICHOLAS

2017 - THE NAKED MAN - BEN GUTTERIDGE

2017 - THE ORGY - SAM BARON

2016 - SALAM - CLAIRE FOWLER

REASONS TO ENTER.

JUDGES: The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to 34 OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE-winning Judges. Plus, our Top 5 Finalists will also receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our Short Judges on how to best develop their project.

INDUSTRY ROSTER: The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to our complete roster of 150+ production companies, agents, managers, and directors.

SUCCESS STORIES: We have also helped 60+ writers gain representation, option, sell, and even have their screenplays produced. Our previous Fund winners have had their films screened at Tribeca, BFI London Film Festival, Austin, Edinburgh, Encounters, and LSFF.

TOP 15 FINALISTS will have their scripts sent out to our short judges, industry & directors roster.

SCRIPT SCORE: Each script is read twice in each round. Plus, you will be able to view your script score.

For all the details, go to https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

Posted February 12, 2019 11:31 AM by: Dan O'Dwyer in I'm new in town!
Billie, Now I get it. Though I think that heading should be called 'Reviewer Rating' to avoid confusion. Thanks for your help. By the way, I just saw your profile. Wow! .... RESPECT!! If ever you're in Ireland, give me a shout. We can chat over a Guinness. Dan

Billie, Now I get it. Though I think that heading should be called 'Reviewer Rating' to avoid confusion.

Thanks for your help. By the way, I just saw your profile.

Wow! .... RESPECT!!

If ever you're in Ireland, give me a shout. We can chat over a Guinness.

Dan

 

Posted January 15, 2019 5:14 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. 2019’s Fund will award production financing for at least one short film with an allocated budget of up to $15,000 per project, with a minimum budget of $10,000. Plus, our sponsor ARRI Rental will provide free production equipment rental for the duration of the production. The Fund welcomes submissions from screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. We accept short scripts, animations, and proof of...

 OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

 

The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced.

2019’s Fund will award production financing for at least one short film with an allocated budget of up to $15,000 per project, with a minimum budget of $10,000. Plus, our sponsor ARRI Rental will provide free production equipment rental for the duration of the production.

The Fund welcomes submissions from screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. We accept short scripts, animations, and proof of concept shorts for TV pilots and features. Screenplays must be in English and cannot exceed 30 Pages. The production can be filmed in any country.

We can offer end-to-end support from script development to post-production services and promotion.

Our previous Fund winners have had their films screened at Tribeca, BFI London Film Festival, Austin, Edinburgh, Encounters, and LSFF.

Awards & Prizes

- Our Grand Prize winner(s) will receive a production budget of up to $15,000, with a minimum of $10,000. The resulting short film will be sent to our Judges, Industry and Directors Roster. That’s over a 150 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work.

- ARRI Rental will provide free camera rental equipment for the duration of the shoot.

- Top 15 Finalists will have their scripts sent out to our Short Judges, Industry and Directors Roster.

- Top 5 Finalists will also receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our Short Judges on how to best develop their project.

Plus, our Grand Prize Winner will receive:

-           a Free 1-Year Subscription to WriterDuet Pro

-           a Free copy of Final Draft

-           a Free InkTip script listing and an InkTip Magazine listing

-           and a Free 6-month membership to the International Screenwriters’ Association

TO ENTER, RULES, FAQ’s & MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE:

https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

Posted January 6, 2019 4:04 AM by: Dianne Barnes in The Suggestion Box
Paul, take the advice Jay mentioned in his reply. It's probably the best you'll get: upload each separately if you wish, but purchase reviews only for the pilot episode, use the feedback to consider what you might want to change. In that regard, it might be good to simply upload the one episode you want to get reviewed (the pilot episode most likely), rather than all of them in case you want to revise the others before uploading.

Paul, take the advice Jay mentioned in his reply.  It's probably the best you'll get:  upload each separately if you wish, but purchase reviews only for the pilot episode, use the feedback to consider what you might want to change.  In that regard, it might be good to simply upload the one episode you want to get reviewed (the pilot episode most likely), rather than all of them in case you want to revise the others before uploading.

Posted January 5, 2019 4:47 PM by: Mark Keigley in I'm new in town!
For myself (not speaking for TVille or its policies) , if I WAS reading a screen play with series potential I would say put your best foot forward in your pilot. If an executive isn't sold on your pilot, I would think he isn't going to be interested in the rest of your series. Now that's just me. I tend to do written pitches for my series pilots to executives.

For myself (not speaking for TVille or its policies) , if I WAS reading a screen play with series potential I would say put your best foot forward in your pilot. If an executive isn't sold on your pilot, I would think he isn't going to be interested in the rest of your series. Now that's just me. I tend to do written pitches for my series pilots to executives.

Posted December 2, 2018 12:46 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
2018 Shore Scripts Contest Winners & Prizes! Our Judges have spoken! We’ve just announced the order of 2018’s Winners in our Feature, TV Pilot & Short categories. We’d like to say a big Thank You to our Winners, Finalists, and all those who entered. Watch this space for our upcoming success stories. 2019’s Short Film Fund will reopen from the 15th of January. Our Feature & TV Pilot contests reopen from 1st of March 2019. READ OUR FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE! https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/

2018 Shore Scripts Contest Winners & Prizes!

Our Judges have spoken! We’ve just announced the order of 2018’s Winners in our Feature, TV Pilot & Short categories.

We’d like to say a big Thank You to our Winners, Finalists, and all those who entered. Watch this space for our upcoming success stories.

2019’s Short Film Fund will reopen from the 15th of January. Our Feature & TV Pilot contests reopen from 1st of March 2019.

READ OUR FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE! https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/

Posted November 20, 2018 3:22 PM by: Mark Keigley in The Screenwriters' Lounge
along these lines, I'm trying out Write vault, reccomended by inktip (price is 10 for 10 years for each work) https://writevault.com/

along these lines, I'm trying out Write vault, reccomended by inktip (price is 10 for 10 years for each work) https://writevault.com/

Posted November 12, 2018 7:01 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
We are extremely proud to announce 2018's WINNERS. These winning scripts are now being sent to our Judges. Their feedback will determine the order of our winners, which will be announced on 30th November. This year has seen spectacular success for our screenwriters. Our winning writers have received writing commissions, sold, and had their scripts produced. And with the support of Shore Scripts, had their work screened at numerous international festivals and on original content streaming platforms, such as Hulu. READ OUR FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE! https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/ We will be getting in touch with our winning writers in the upcoming weeks regarding...

We are extremely proud to announce 2018's WINNERS. These winning scripts are now being sent to our Judges. Their feedback will determine the order of our winners, which will be announced on 30th November.

This year has seen spectacular success for our screenwriters. Our winning writers have received writing commissions, sold, and had their scripts produced. And with the support of Shore Scripts, had their work screened at numerous international festivals and on original content streaming platforms, such as Hulu.

READ OUR FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE! https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/

We will be getting in touch with our winning writers in the upcoming weeks regarding sending their work out to relevant companies on our Industry & Directors’ Roster.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the writers who entered this year’s competition. Keep writing and keep up with all the updates at https://shorescripts.com/signup

Posted October 26, 2018 3:15 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
We are proud to announce 2018’s Feature/TV Pilot and Short Screenplay Quarter-Finalists. Congratulations to those who progressed and a BIG THANK YOU to all the writers who entered this year’s contests. You can read our full list of Quarter-Finalists HERE: https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/ This year, we received a record number of submissions in each of our four categories, making the task of narrowing it down to find our Quarter-Finalists an extremely difficult one. Our team and industry readers have spent the last two months evaluating entries in every genre from writers across 20 countries. Our Semi-Finalists will be announced on the 6th of November. 2019’s contest...

We are proud to announce 2018’s Feature/TV Pilot and Short Screenplay Quarter-Finalists.

Congratulations to those who progressed and a BIG THANK YOU to all the writers who entered this year’s contests.

You can read our full list of Quarter-Finalists HERE: https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/

This year, we received a record number of submissions in each of our four categories, making the task of narrowing it down to find our Quarter-Finalists an extremely difficult one. Our team and industry readers have spent the last two months evaluating entries in every genre from writers across 20 countries.

Our Semi-Finalists will be announced on the 6th of November.

 

2019’s contest will be open for submissions from 1st March 2019.

Posted October 24, 2018 3:30 PM by: R.B. Wilson in So, what do you guys think?
Posted October 5, 2018 12:24 AM by: Allen Gregg in The Suggestion Box
Ben, In case others happen to be experiencing the same thing (not seeing the 'Member & Guest Read Access' option), it's most likely a browser add-on. In my case, a Firefox add-on called Adblock Plus. When Adblock Plus is enabled (which it always is on my browser), the 'Member & Guest Read Access' option is not visible. As soon as Adblock Plus is disabled, and the page refreshed, the 'Member & Guest Read Access' option becomes visible. None of the other eleven options/tabs seem to be affected. I wish I had thought about that earlier. Anyway, thanks for the reply. Allen

Ben,

In case others happen to be experiencing the same thing (not seeing the 'Member & Guest Read Access' option), it's most likely a browser add-on.  In my case, a Firefox add-on called Adblock Plus.

When Adblock Plus is enabled (which it always is on my browser), the 'Member & Guest Read Access' option is not visible. 

As soon as Adblock Plus is disabled, and the page refreshed, the 'Member & Guest Read Access' option becomes visible.

None of the other eleven options/tabs seem to be affected.

I wish I had thought about that earlier.  Anyway, thanks for the reply.

Allen

Posted October 4, 2018 6:36 PM by: Ben Cahan in The Screenwriters' Lounge
Richard, if you dwant feedback on your loglines, you can post them at the Bar & Grill or you can also post them in your news feed on the home page, and then welcome others to give you their opinions. Ben Cahan

Richard, if you dwant feedback on your loglines, you can post them at the Bar & Grill or you can also post them in your news feed on the home page, and then welcome others to give you their opinions.

Ben Cahan

Posted September 8, 2018 12:14 PM by: R.B. Wilson in The Screenwriters' Lounge
I type my master draft in Google Docs then paste what I need into the Untitled app. Its quick, has a cool preview feature and does the basics. Only use it for formating though, not saving.

I type my master draft in Google Docs then paste what I need into the Untitled app. Its quick, has a cool preview feature and does the basics. Only use it for formating though, not saving. 

Posted September 7, 2018 9:05 PM by: R.B. Wilson in So, what do you guys think?
Yep.

Yep.

Posted August 28, 2018 8:50 PM by: George Snow in The Screenwriters' Lounge
I have $18 talentdollars. I'm looking for a reviewer who prefers European over US film and understands that character studies have little to do with US 3-Act-Structure. You also must love horror, not be easily offended, and if you mention rape or racism, you're guaranteed a 1 rating. I need someone who has experience interpreting scenes, and understanding character. Scenes don't always scream their meaning from the page. This is not a script where you can read the dialogue, skim the action and know what's going on. Sam's backstory is not linear. What you see later has meaning in the beginning....

I have $18 talentdollars. I'm looking for a reviewer who prefers European over US film and understands that character studies have little to do with US 3-Act-Structure. You also must love horror, not be easily offended, and if you mention rape or racism, you're guaranteed a 1 rating.

I need someone who has experience interpreting scenes, and understanding character. Scenes don't always scream their meaning from the page. This is not a script where you can read the dialogue, skim the action and know what's going on. Sam's backstory is not linear. What you see later has meaning in the beginning. So, interpretation is a must. Basically, you have to understand how to read a competent script (I didn't say good, I said competent).

I'm not looking for a good review, but a helpful one. I know there's a problem, I just can't identify it.

If you're interested in the talentdollars, reply or drop me a line, I'll check out some of your reviews and we can deal.

Again, you can rip the script to shreds. But, just know what you're talking about.

Disclaimer: This is a first draft. You see all the punctuation and grammer mistakes in this post? Well, they're in the script too. But, if you can understand this, you probably won't have a problem with the read.

Double Disclaimer: I've been called a tough reviewer, I'm doubly tough on people critiquing my material. Again, rip it to shreds, just be right, or at least convincing. As an example, when someone writes, remove the rape scene it's disturbing, and there is no rape scene. Well...

Posted August 27, 2018 6:39 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
Shore Scripts was setup to help emerging screenwriters break into the industry. Enter your Feature, TV Pilot & Short scripts for the chance of having them read by: * 30+ Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & Bafta Winning Judges * 100 Production Companies, Agents & Managers * 30 Directors We've helped 50+ Writers gain Representation, Option, Sell & have their work Produced. * $35K in Cash & Prizes * Oscar Winning Alumni Go to https://www.shorescripts.com/ for all the information and to enter your script. Submissions close 31st August (Midnight PT) Recent Successes: Feature Winner Louis Ackerman's FLESH AND BLOOD Shore are proud to have set up Louis Ackerman's horror/thriller script, Flesh &...

Shore Scripts was setup to help emerging screenwriters break into the industry.

Enter your Feature, TV Pilot & Short scripts for the chance of having them read by:

* 30+ Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & Bafta Winning Judges

* 100 Production Companies, Agents & Managers

* 30 Directors

We've helped 50+ Writers gain Representation, Option, Sell & have their work Produced.

* $35K in Cash & Prizes

* Oscar Winning Alumni

Go to https://www.shorescripts.com/ for all the information and to enter your script.

Submissions close 31st August (Midnight PT)

Recent Successes:

Feature Winner Louis Ackerman's FLESH AND BLOOD

Shore are proud to have set up Louis Ackerman's horror/thriller script, Flesh & Blood with Blumhouse Productions. The film is part of Hulu's Into the Dark series and will be released in November 2018. Dermot Mulroney (Burn After Reading, Stoker) and Diana Silvers (Glass, Booksmart) star. Patrick Lussier directs the film, (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry). It is currently in post-production.

Feature Winner Mrs&MrThomas' THE ASSESSOR

Shore Scripts set up Mrs&MrThomas' 2016 winning feature screenplay, The Assessor, with Oscar nominated producer, Stephen Woolley (Carol, The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire, Great Expectations) Stephen's production company, Number 9 Films, also part of Shore's judging panel, have been developing the script with the writers over the last 12 months. The team are currently packaging the project.

Posted August 23, 2018 8:53 AM by: Billie Harris in The Suggestion Box
If he's a citizen, ask him and if he's willing, you can pay for a review and he can pick it up.

If he's a citizen, ask him and if he's willing, you can pay for a review and he can pick it up.

Posted August 23, 2018 6:27 AM by: Justine Owens in The Screenwriters' Lounge
Alongside our award-winning JUDGES, and affiliated Production Companies, Managers and Agents, Shore Scripts has now been joined by 29 amazing DIRECTORS from the worlds of film and television who will be reading the best screenplays entered in to 2018's contest, with a view to future projects. CHECK OUT THE LIST: https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/ And don’t forget, our 2018 Feature, TV Pilot and Short Screenplay Contest closes for submissions 31st August (Midnight US Pacific Time) https://www.shorescripts.com/

Alongside our award-winning JUDGES, and affiliated Production Companies, Managers and Agents, Shore Scripts has now been joined by 29 amazing DIRECTORS from the worlds of film and television who will be reading the best screenplays entered in to 2018's contest, with a view to future projects.

CHECK OUT THE LIST: https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/

And don’t forget, our 2018 Feature, TV Pilot and Short Screenplay Contest closes for submissions 31st August (Midnight US Pacific Time) https://www.shorescripts.com/