Sunday, November 15, 2009

Resources For The Screenwriter

There are thousands of resources available to screenwriters. But in speaking to some clients lately, who are relatively new to screenwriting, I realize these resources may be hard to find if you don't know to look for them in the first place.

Below, I've listed a sampling of my favorite sites. But the list is not comprehensive - not even close. So I encourage my readers to e-mail me other sites that they find worthwhile, and I'll add them to the list.

As a word of warning, some of the forums can contain some mean-spirited posts. However, I know a lot of wonderful, helpful writers who also visit these sites, so try to wade through the bad to find the good. I've made great friends on these forums, and I've received some really insightful advice into my own scripts along the way.

FORUMS (AND, IN SOME CASES, REVIEW SWAPS)

Zoetrope.com

Donedealpro.com

Moviebytes.com

Theartfulwriter.com (click the link to The Artful Forum)

Wordplayer.com

PODCASTS

Onthepage.tv - My favorite analyst, Pilar Alessandra, does a weekly podcast that I highly recommend

INDUSTRY NEWS

Deadline.com/hollywood

RESEARCH- There are fees involved to use these resources.

Imdbpro.com

HCDonline.com

ONLINE ACCESS TO PRODUCERS/MANAGERS/AGENTS - Please realize there are no guarantees with these services, but these are two that have been helpful to me. You do have to pay for these services.

Inktip.com

Scriptblaster.com

14 comments:

  1. Great resources.

    I also like virtualpitchfest.com for querry services. Also, I've become a real fan of the Business of Show Institute with Marvin Acuna for tips on networking.

    Keep up the good work.

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  2. Thanks, Bill. I forgot to mention Virtual Pitchfest and Scriptshadow. I'll add them all into the next post.

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  3. These are great resources! Hey, direct them to my blog as well! We writers have to band together!!!

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