Announcing 25 Semi-Finalists for SoCreate's "So, Write Your Bills Away" Sweepstakes

Announcing 25 Semi-Finalists for SoCreate's "So, Write Your Bills Away" Sweepstakes
DRUMROLL Please … We received nearly 5,000 entries from writers who are ready to write their bills away! Here are the top 25 semi-finalists, drawn randomly from all the entries and bonus entries. These top 25 now must submit a cover letter, letter of recommendation, and screenwriting sample for consideration. We’ll select ONE winner on August 30, who will receive $3,000 per month for 3 months to pay their bills so they can finish a 90-120 page screenplay while the writing community follows alon… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SLO International Film Fest Brings in Big Talent in 2019

SLO International Film Fest Brings in Big Talent in 2019
Movies Matter! For 25 years, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival has been singing that tune, and 2019 will be no different. For the fest’s silver celebration, organizers are bringing in films that address politics, environment, women’s rights, and more. “We aren’t saving the world,” said Executive Director Wendy Lewis, “but we are definitely impacting the way audiences see the world.” And that sentiment is what keeps SoCreate going back year after year, as both sponsor and guest of S… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Levels Up at Startup Grind Global Conference

SoCreate Levels Up at Startup Grind Global Conference
Stripe, Airbnb, Box, SoulCycle, and the list goes on! SoCreate was in good company at the 2019 Startup Grind Global Conference. In partnership with Google for Startups, the event attracts thousands of hungry entrepreneurs looking to learn from and be inspired by startups doing big things. We returned to SLO with heads and hearts full of ideas to continue building our own great company. Having never been part of a startup before SoCreate, I’m inspired by the successful businesses that started… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Our FIRST-EVER Screenplay Contest - SoCreate's "Get Writing" Screenwriting Competition

Our FIRST-EVER Screenplay Contest - SoCreate's "Get Writing" Screenwriting Competition
Calling ALL Screenwriters - professional, aspiring, or just interested!  Would you like to win yourself a new laptop? Like a MacBook Air, a Windows Surface Laptop, or Surface Pro? Because we would LOVE to give one away!Our SoCreate team is proud to announce the FIRST-EVER SoCreate "Get Writing" Screenwriting Competition! All entries must be submitted electronically through our official FilmFreeway page or our official Coverfly page. Entries will be accepted starting on January 4, 2019 at 8:00… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Celebrates 2018 and Preps for Year Ahead

SoCreate Celebrates 2018 and Preps for Year Ahead
2018 was a big, busy year at the SoCreate office. Our engineers constructed new features and worked out cloud-based bugs that will put the SoCreate Screenwriting Platform on a fast track for build out in 2019. And, we hired two new positions outside of our engineering team, including our new Vice President of Business Development Amy Pruett, and our new Director of Community Outreach Courtney Meznarich. We’re really ramping up! As a startup, we’re proud of how far we’ve come, and success is so… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Movie-Themed White Elephant Gifts for the Holidays

Movie-Themed White Elephant Gifts for the Holidays
Need a gift for the movie-lover in your life? The women on our SoCreate team have just the thing! We rang in the holiday season with a Ladies Lunch at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, which was decorated from floor to ceiling in kitschy yuletide cheer. And we came bearing gifts: movie-themed presents for a White Elephant gift exchange.   Every month, all of the SoCreate women get together for a ladies lunch to reconnect on work and life. Women are underrepresented in our software creating indu… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Our Favorite Holiday Movie Quotes and the Screenwriters Who Penned Them

Our Favorite Holiday Movie Quotes and the Screenwriters Who Penned Them
They’ll make you laugh out loud, choke back tears, and sigh “aww.” But what’s better? Watching holiday classics always feels a little bit like going home. The brilliant screenwriters behind the most quotable lines are experts at tapping into all the fuzzy feelings and building relatable scenes that make us belly laugh like Santa, but these brilliant writers rarely get the spotlight. So, in this holiday edition blog, we’re rattling off the best holiday movie quotes AND the writers who penned them… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Screenwriters

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Screenwriters
Wondering what to gift the special writer in your life? You’ve given them notebooks, and screenwriting how-to books, and writer’s block prompts, and now you’ve hit gifting blocks of your own. SoCreate is here to help you find the perfect present that’s surprising, unusual, and most importantly, useful. We’ve assembled a list of top gifts for screenwriters that will get them excited and ready to write their next blockbuster hit! Screenwriting Gift 1: Airbnb Gift Card Sometimes all a writer n… Read this article »
Courtney Meznarich