Resources

Screenwriting software, the best screenwriting books and more.

WHERE TO FIND MOVIE SCRIPTS TO READ:

IMSDB – Internet Movie Screenplay Database

Go Into the Story

Drew’s Script-o-Rama

Simply Scripts

Screenplays For You

The Daily Script

Movie Scripts and Screenplays

SUPPLIES TO BIND A SCREENPLAY:


SCRIPT WRITING SOFTWARE:

Industry standard is FINAL DRAFT – used by most professional screenwriters–

Celtx (free)

Trelby (free)

A NEW COURIER 12 POINT FONT:

JOHN AUGUST’S COURIER PRIME FONT

BOOK TO HELP WITH SCREENPLAY FORMAT:



BOOKS TO HELP PLAN YOUR STORY:

HELP WITH SCREENPLAY OUTLINE (digital corkboard)
Linoit.com

BOOK FOR YOUR SCRIPT REWRITE:

FEEDBACK ON YOUR SCREENPLAY:
Zoetrope (script swaps)

Hollywood Script (Craig Kellum)

Screenplay Mechanic (Andrew Hilton)

Script Gal (Amanda)

Screenplay Readers – Screenplay Coverage Service

LINKS FOR SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY AND BREAKING INTO HOLLYWOOD:

To find all screenplay contests for film and TV –
Movie Bytes

Some of the best screenwriting contests –
Nicholl Fellowship
Austin Film Festival Competition
Tracking B
Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab
BlueCat
Page Awards
Final Draft Big Break
Slamdance
Emerging Screenwriters
Script Pipeline
If you write horror: Stage 32 Bloodlist Screenplay Competition

ON-LINE SCREENPLAY PITCHING –
Virtual Pitchfest (written only)

Roadmap writers (Skype and written)

Stage 32 Happy writers (Skype and written)

IN- PERSON SCREENPLAY PITCH FESTS (usually in Los Angeles):

The Great American Pitchfest

Hollywood Pitch Festival

Golden Ticket Pitchfest at Screenwriting Expo

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKS ON HOW TO PITCH YOUR SCREENPLAY

SCRIPT LISTING SERVICES (direct access to producers):

Ink tip (for smaller budget films)

The Black list

Spec Scout

COVERAGE SERVICES WITH SCOUTING TO HOLLYWOOD –

The Black List

Script Pipeline

Script Arsenal

Coverage Ink – get repped now contest

PAY A PRODUCER, AGENT OR MANAGER TO READ YOUR SCRIPT –

Roadmap Writers

Stage 32 Happy Writers

BOOK ON BECOMING A SCREENWRITER IN HOLLYWOOD –

Getting It Write by Lee Jessup