How Do You Sell Your Screenplay? Screenwriter Jeanne V. Bowerman Weighs In
Jeanne V. Bowerman, self-proclaimed “writer of things & scriptwriting therapist,” joined SoCreate at the Central Coast Writers Conference to talk it out. We are so appreciative of writers like Jeanne who help other writers! And she knows a thing to two about putting pen to paper: she’s the editor and online community manager of ScriptMag.com, and she also co-founded and moderates the weekly Twitter screenwriters chat, #ScriptChat. Jeanne gives consultations and lectures at conferences, pitc… Read this article »
What is a Beat in Screenwriting?
In the film industry, the word beat gets thrown around all the time, and it doesn’t always mean the same thing. Beat holds various meanings when you’re talking about it in context of the screenplay, versus in context of the timing of a film. Confusing! Never fear, our breakdown is here. What is a beat in a screenplay? A beat in dialogue usually means the screenwriter wants to indicate a pause. It’s a theatrical term that you shouldn’t really use outright in your screenplay, because its seen… Read this article »
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 »
How Do I Sell My Screenplay? Screenwriter Donald H. Hewitt Weighs In
You finished your screenplay. Now what? You probably want to sell it! Working screenwriter Donald H. Hewitt recently sat down to let us mine his knowledge on the topic. Donald has 17 years of industry experience and has earned writer credits on Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films. Now, he also helps other screenwriters with their own careers, teaching students how to construct a solid structure, compelling logline, and dynamic characters for their screenplays. Donald is best known for hi… Read this article »
Screenwriters Panel: Screenwriting Agents Want You!
SoCreate sat down with a panel of respected screenwriters at the Central Coast Writers’ Conference to discuss agents: how does a screenwriter get one? Weighing in on the topic – shown in the video below – is screenwriter Peter Dunne (CSI, Melrose Place, Nowhere Man, Sybil), Doug Richardson (Die Hard 2, Hostage, Money Train, Bad Boys), and Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome to Mooseport, What About Bob). We were thrilled to get access to these accomplished writers… Read this article »
Where To Submit Your Screenplay
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just accomplished something BIG. You’ve finished your screenplay, revised, revised, revised, and now you have a story you’re proud to show off. You’re probably wondering, “where do I submit my screenplay so that someone can actually read it and see how wonderful it is?” There are so many ways to get your screenplay out there, whether you’re trying to sell your script, get recognition in a contest, or just get feedback on your screenwritin… Read this article »
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 »
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 »