Sunday, October 27, 2013

Great Endings Transcript 10-27-13

What makes a great ending? Moderated by Kim Garland

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How all kinds of writing can help your screenwriting - Transcript - October 20, 213

USA Scriptchat Topic: You have scripts on your laptops. What do you do while you wait to sell them? Writers write. How far are you willing to go away from scripts to get your stories out there? 
Hollywood Screenwriting Directory GIVEAWAY

Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb 

View the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Euro Scriptchat Transcript: Networking and Pitching in Prep for LSWF, 20th Oct 2013

In preparation for the London Screenwriters' Festival, delegates from previous years shared their tips on networking and pitching.

If this is your first year attending the festival, enjoy the read. You can also read the transcript on Storify.

Moderated by Teenie Russell.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

USA #Scriptchat Transcript - Horror Genre October 13, 2013

USA Scriptchat TOPIC: Horror Genre

Zac Sanford @zacsanford moderates tonight's chat on all things horror.

You can also read the transcript on the Storify site.

Euro Scriptchat Transcript: Fact vs Fiction 13th October 2013

Tonight we set off to explore how much fact is really needed in a fictional story. Do we ignore all that we believe to be a fact for the sake of the story?
When it comes to a Historical drama, how much license do writers have to alternate the sequence of events in order to tell a stronger more powerful version?

Hope you enjoy the read which can also be read directly on Storify.

Moderated by @teenierussell

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FREEBIES at the Next 5 USA Scriptchat Sessions!

The Writers Store has given us FIVE copies of Hollywood Screenwriting Directory to give away to five lucky scriptchat participants! 

Want a copy of The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory with contact info for over 2500 execs?Code "RETW11" takes 20% off until the end of the November 2013!

With over 2,500 listings for Industry insiders from studios to independent financiers, the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory is the specialized resource you need for discovering where and how to sell your screenplay. Plus, it includes how-to instructions on script format, query letters, treatments, and log lines, so you can produce a professional submission. 

Come to one of the next five scriptchat sessions to get a chance to win a copy of your own! 

Here's our schedule for upcoming chat topics. All USA chats are at 5pm PST on Sundays.

Join us! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Jeff Lyons and Jenna Avery Discuss The Enneagram - Transcript October 6, 2013

#Scriptchat TOPIC: Story development and The Enneagram with guests Jeff Lyons and Jenna Avery.

Jeff Lyons @storygeeks and Jenna Avery @jennaavery discuss story development, story structure and characters using The Enneagram. Lots of links to further your learning within the transcript, so bookmark them for your next project or rewriting your current one. Enjoy! @jeannevb

You can also read the transcript on the Storify site.

Euro Scriptchat Transcript - Guest Jeanne V Bowerman on Adaptations, 6th of October 2013

Tonight Jeanne V Bowerman talked about the process of adapting a novel to screen. The transcript is full of little gems and great tips from securing the rights to adapting the screenplay. Put your feet up and enjoy the read.

You can also read the transcript directly on Storify.

Moderated by Teenie Russell

Friday, October 4, 2013

Euro Scriptchat is joined by Jeanne V Bowerman on Sunday 6th October 2013

Have you ever thought of adapting a book to screen? Not sure where or how to begin?

Euro #Scriptchat is delighted to be joined by our very own Jeanne V Bowerman as we chat about Adapting a Novel to Screen.

Jeanne is the President of Impasse Productions and the Editor and Online Community Manager of Script Magazinewith a weekly column entitled Balls of Steel where she chronicles her fearless journey as a screenwriter as well as shares stories of other writers in the trenches. Beyond screenwriting, she writes teaches screenwriting webinars for The Writers Store.

A graduate of Cornell University, she’s written several spec scripts, including an Expo Screenplay Competition finalist script - the adaption of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. The book — an exposé of how slavery didn’t end with the Civil War but was resurrected by white supremacists, businessmen and plantation owners and preserved for seven decades after the Emancipation Proclamation — has already dramatically revised conventional American history. It was a New York Times Best Seller, and has been reprinted more than a dozen times. A documentary based on the book appeared on PBS in 2012.

Her short film, Impasse, is in post production.

Website: Ramblings of a Recovered Insecureaholic

Script Magazine Balls of Steel Column

Join us as we chat to @jeannevb on Sunday the 6th of October at 8pm BST!