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Write On with Jen Grisanti: Refocusing Your Energy for Next Season's Screenwriting Contests and Fellowships
Screenwriting consultant and former studio executive Jen Grisanti discusses crafting stories that resonate, finding your voice as a writer and building a network of professional relationships.
Big Break Welcomes New Judge, Literary Manager Jonathan Hersh
For writers who truly want to know how to make good in Hollywood, there is Jonathan Hersh.
Pursuing Literary Happiness with Literary Manager and Big Break Judge, Chris Coggins
From Vice President of Production and Development to Literary Manager, Chris Coggins shared her insights on the many facets of film production. After unearthing a script sample at ICM, she notably co-produced Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and T...
Write On with our 2018 Hall of Fame Award winner, Howard A. Rodman
Howard A. Rodman, past President of the Writers Guild, West comes from a family of writers and entertainers; his father was a screenwriter, his mother a script coordinator and his step-mother a soap actress.
Big Break Behind the Scenes: Judge, Manager and Producer Lee Stobby
In under 10 years in Hollywood, Lee Stobby already has his own management and production company—Lee Stobby Entertainment—his name on a slate of films, and clients working everywhere.
Big Break Behind the Scenes: Judge and Super Vision Manager Tony Zequeira
Reared on Spielberg, Zemeckis and Scorsese, Tony Zequeira got into film to work with people making the kinds of stories that captured him when he was young. Now he does exactly that at Super Vision, his own management and production company.
New York Film Academy 12 Week Final Draft Fellowship: The Movie
Logline: A true story about an older-than-30 web developer who wins the Thriller/Horror category of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition and embarks on a prize fellowship that will test his ability to maintain his job, his marriage, an...
How I Won My Final Draft Category
I entered a half-dozen or so screenwriting competitions between my arrival in Los Angeles in 2011 and the time I won the family category in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break contest with my original feature, The Snow Fight.
Big Break Feature Winner: Alexis Perkins, Writer of "Derby City"
Road-trip comedy script Derby City has a strong punchline: A fugitive con artist convinces an unsuccessful Mormon missionary to split a truck rental and flee cross-country by promising to convert to Mormonism.
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