Winners announced: Script Call Terhi Kylliainen

We are excited to share with you the winners we selected as part of our script call to help producer Terhi Kyllianen find a new project to add to her development slate! We received about 220 submissions from multiple countries and 13 of them were marked as being particularly strong. Our 13 finalists are: All …

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Companies Accepting Unsolicited Scripts in 2022

Welcome, everyone! Please, read carefully before submitting anything: Don’t flood a company’s inbox with multiple projects but submit a complete and polished document. Respect their guidelines, time and patience. Common sense: don’t send a rom-com script to a company specialised in indie horrors (or a blockbuster to a short film company). Let us know if …

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Meeting Producers: How to Sell Yourself

This post is a follow-up on the previous How to Find a Producer for Your Screenplay. If you’ve already found a producer (or we have put you in touch with one) and you’ve scheduled a meeting or a video call, this post is for you. For many emerging writers and directors, having a professional meeting …

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How to Find Your Voice as a Writer

We live in a world that is hungry for original content. Video content is booming on social media. TV is going through a Golden Age. The movie theatre industry is battling with its online streaming competitors and the rising popularity of video games. Still, we can all agree that on-demand entertainment has given us access …

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Writing Loglines That Sell

A logline is your story boiled down to one or two sentences (not to be confused with a tagline), and it’s an essential tool to sell your script regardless of format or genre. When a producer goes, “What is your script about?”, you have to get straight to the point. It may sound easy to …

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Best screenwriting software in 2021

There are many screenwriting software options out there, designed for filmmakers at any level and with different pricing (from free to a few hundred dollars). Which is the best one? Which one should you use and why? Why you should use screenwriting software Screenplays must be formatted according to a specific industry standard. Such standard …

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How to Find a Producer for Your Screenplay

Producers don’t live in bat caves or dungeons. Most have a visible online presence, either created by others (e.g. articles) or by themselves to promote their work (on Twitter, for instance). Nevertheless, finding a producer and getting them hooked by your project is still very tough. The ubiquitous phrase “We don’t accept unsolicited scripts” on …

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Common Mistakes in Screenplays – Part 2

This post is a follow-up on Common Mistakes in Scripts by a Script Reader – Part I. If you have already read that, great work! If not, the purpose here is to take a look at the most common mistakes we often find while analysing screenplays. These mistakes apply to amateur and pro screenwriters, as …

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