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 Jim

D.J McPherson and Jack Christian On “The First Law”

D.J McPherson and Jack Christian On “The First Law”

After another round, our judges faced another struggle deciding on the winning script for the 2019 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition. The grand prize went to screenwriters D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian with their sci-fi screenplay The First Law. Let’s hear what they had to say about the project. What inspired the story that […]

 Jim

Through Her Lens: The 2019 Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program

Through Her Lens: The 2019 Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program

Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program is an annual three-day program for emerging women filmmakers presented by Tribeca Enterprises and CHANEL, in collaboration with Pulse Films, and facilitated by the Tribeca Film Institute®. The writing mentors during 2019 included Semi Chellas (Mad Men, American Woman), Tina Gordon (Little, Drumline), Liz Hannah (Long Shot, The […]

 Pen Densham

10 Surefire Tips To Boost Your Screenwriting Career

10 Surefire Tips To Boost Your Screenwriting Career

Pen Densham has been telling stories since he was knee-high to a grasshopper so he knows a few things about selling your screenplay in the Hollywood jungle. He is also well-aware of the tenacity and resilience screenwriters require to succeed in this business. There will be protracted periods of wondering in the screenwriting desert waiting for […]

 Pen Densham

4 Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!

4 Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!

As a four-year-old, I was impressed by seeing my parents making short 35mm films for the movie theaters, even riding a live 7 ft alligator in one of them. Those experiences caused me to have a life-long desire to conjure visual and emotional magic with a story and a camera. I suspect, those who are […]

 Jim

Jack Matosian Winner Of The 2019 Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest On “Ice Saki”

Jack Matosian Winner Of The 2019 Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest On “Ice Saki”

After an extended hiatus, and extensive requests from screenwriters like you, Creative Screenwriting Magazine relaunched its dormant screenwriting contest in 2018. As expected, we faced the daunting task of reading, and rereading, the finalists’ screenplays until we had to vote on a winner. That winner was Jack Matosian with his comedy script Ice Saki. In case […]

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