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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.

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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...

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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.

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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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Big Break TV Winner Rowan Wheeler talks SOCIO-PAM

Mention television shows about sociopaths, and we automatically call up Dexter, Hannibal – twisted, dramatic, even horrifying. But can a person lacking empathy and a conscience be the protagonist of a humorous show?

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Big Break Top 3 Finalist Joe Taylor: How Performing Standup Comedy Helps My Writing

About ten years ago I wrote my first screenplay with my roommates. It wasn’t great, but I was hooked and wanted to get better. I took classes, read books and did everything I could think of to learn the craft of screenwriting. I also started writing ...

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Our Big Break Was Exactly That...

Let me start by saying, I was late writing this blog. Not because it isn’t important to me, because it very much is, and I have so many great things to say about my experience with the Final Draft Big Break contest. Instead, I was late writing this b...

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Big Break Finalist Joseph Greenberg Tells His Tale From Draft to Sale: PART II

In Part I of this interview series, New Jersey screenwriter Joseph Greenberg spoke to Final Draft about craft and writing his spec script, Man Alive, which sold to 20th Century Fox for an impressive six figures. Today, in this second installment of h...

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Big Break Finalist Joseph Greenberg Tells His Tale From Draft to Sale Part I

NFL media specialist Joseph Greenberg has always been an aspiring screenwriter on the side. But given how Twentieth Century Fox just dropped six-figures on his spec script Man Alive, things are changing for the 39 year-old New Jersey native.

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