2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

18 05 2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesNicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition has received a record 7,197 entries for 2012 from 66 countries, and the only screenplay submitted from Argentina is mine!

Wish me luck!

Click here to visit the interactive map of submissions by country.

La Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition de la Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recibió un record de 7,197 entradas para este 2012 de 66 países, y el único guion que se presento desde Argentina es el mio!

Denme suerte!

Haga clic aquí para visitar el mapa interactivo de las presentaciones por país.

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My First Original Screenplay!!

29 09 2011

I haven’t written about my work for a while. So… what have I been doing for the past year and a half? Well… I’ve been writing a screenplay, and I became so involved with it that it took up almost all of my time.

This is my first original feature film screenplay, and I have had a great time writing it. It’s been very hard work, but I am happy to say that I am right now finishing the final draft.

It’s a Fantasy Adventure for children, and I am very proud of it!

No he escrito acerca de mi trabajo por un tiempo. Entonces… ¿Qué he estado haciendo durante el último año y medio? Bueno… he estado escribiendo un guión, y me involucre tanto con el que ocupó casi todo mi tiempo.

Este es mi primer guión original cinematográfico, y lo pase genial escribiéndolo. Ha sido un trabajo muy duro, pero estoy feliz de decir que estoy en este momento terminando el borrador final.

Es una aventura fantástica para niños y estoy muy orgullosa de él!





The Second Draft Advice

15 08 2011

Have you ever wondered where to go after the first draft?

Then, read this article I found on Alex Epstein‘s blog Complications Ensue. It will help you answer the two questions to ask yourself before going onto the second draft. And will also make you realize that there is no such thing as a second draft, because every draft is a first draft, until you shoot it.

¿Te has preguntado a dónde ir después de la primera versión de tu guion?

Entonces, lee este artículo que encontré en el blog de Alex Epstein Complications Ensue. Te ayudará a responder las dos preguntas que debes hacerte antes de pasar al segundo borrador. Y también te hará ver que no hay tal cosa como un segundo borrador, porque cada versión será un primer borrador, hasta que lo filmes.





21 Powerful Rewrite Strategies

15 06 2011

Pic by Tom Benedek

Look what I found on screenwritingu! On Saturday, June 18, 2011 Hal Croasmun will give a free two hours Teleconference about rewriting. He will cover different matters giving you valuable tools for improving your script.

Click here to sing up.

Miren lo que encontré en screenwritingu! El Sábado 18 de junio del 2011 Hal Croasmun dará una Teleconferencia gratuita de dos horas acerca de la reescritura. Abarcará diferentes temas dando exelentes herramientas para mejorar tu guion.

Haz clic aquí para inscribirte.





TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY will fly you THERE!

8 12 2010

This is your LAST CHANCE to enter the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY and win a chance to go to the SUNDANCE Film Festival. The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Park City, Utah to have their screenplay read by professional actors during the Sundance Film Festival, a great place to network with producers and filmmakers from around the world.

To qualify enter your screenplay and your best logline. Frequently this is your one and only chance to get a producer to even read your script, so it better be good! All Table Reads will be recorded on video as well!

Click here to submit. FINAL DEADLINE – DECEMBER 15th!

Esta es tu última oportunidad para entrar en TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY y ganar la oportunidad de ir al Festival de Cine de SUNDANCE. El ganador del primer premio recibirá un viaje a Park City, Utah para que su guión sea leído por actores profesionales durante el Festival de Cine de Sundance, un gran lugar para conocer productores y realizadores de todo el mundo.

Para calificar manda tu guión y tu mejor logline. Tal vez esta sea tu primera y única oportunidad de conseguir que un productor lea tu guion, así que es mejor que sea buena! Todas las lecturas de mesa también se grabarán en vídeo!

Haz clic aquí para participar. PLAZO FINAL – 15 DE DICIEMBRE!





14th HOLLYWOOD PITCH FESTIVAL

23 06 2010

From July 31 to August 1, 2010 in the very heart of Hollywood, California is the 14th Annual HOLLYWOOD PITCH FESTIVAL. Sponsored by Fade In Magazine, the Hollywood Pitch Festival brings together more than 200 major film and TV industry players, including studio, development, and creative executives, as well as producers, casting directors, agents, and managers. Emerging filmmakers, screenwriters, novelists and on-camera talent attend the Pitch Fest to take one-on-one, seven-minute-long meetings to make vital industry connections and directly present screenplays, books, ideas, and more, to the Pitch Fest’s illustrious roster of decision-makers. While the Pitch Fest schedule is entirely dedicated to pitch meetings, this year’s event also includes one complimentary pitch class to help participants hone their presentations, as well as the opportunity to network at a cocktail party.

The New York Times hails the Pitch Fest as the industry’s “answer to speed dating,” and adds that it offers “a rare chance to breach the barricades that bar the door to Hollywood; many of the companies involved – UTA, CAA, WME, ICM, Paramount, HBO, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, etc. – normally refuse to accept unsolicited ideas or scripts.” Previous participants have had tremendous success, with over 300 gaining agency and management representation and more than 100 screenplays sold and optioned, including BORN TO SHOP (Fox), THE MEDDLERS (Warner Bros.), DOGGY STYLE (Silver Lion Pictures), CROSSING THE LINE (Trancas Films), and IF ONLY (ABC).

UPCOMING DEADLINE

July 23, 2010 – Final Day to Register!

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Don’t feel like writing syndrome

16 01 2010

I have been trying to finish all the film scripts I have started writing for a while now. No matter how far I got into the stories and how great I thought they were, I couldn’t help getting the famous chronic writer’s block.

So I start thinking and thinking, and rewriting, but nothing seems to work for me. Do I get bored with it? Do I really know what should happen next? Am I very demanding with myself? Do my characters make sense? Or maybe I am just afraid to put my thoughts into words.

And that’s when the “don’t feel like writing syndrome” takes me over.

But there’s no chance of improvement until you start. So, even if it sounds contradictory, I took my self a time away from my stories, and now that I come back to them I realize that even if I am convinced they must be told, I don’t want to say those things right now. So don’t write just because, keep those stories safe and wait for the right moment to come for them.

To write and get fluent with it, you have to search for the most important thing you want to talk about. Even if you think it’s stupid, you can make it great. There will be always someone ready to listen to you.

Now I have found a new motivation to start writing again, and listening to music has been of great help for me when I get blocked. I hope to finish my script very soon so I can start with the next one.

He estado tratando de terminar todos los guiones cinematográficos que he comenzado a escribir por un tiempo. No importa lo lejos que me metí en las historias y lo geniales que pensaba que eran, no podía evitar el famoso bloqueo del escritor.

Así que me pongo a pensar y pensar, y volver a escribir, pero nada parece funcionar para mí. No será que esto me aburre? ¿Realmente sé lo que tiene que pasar a continuación? ¿Soy muy exigente conmigo misma? ¿Mis personajes tienen sentido? O tal vez sólo tengo miedo de poner mis pensamientos en palabras.

Y ahí es cuando el “síndrome de no tengo ganas de escribir” se apodera de mi.

Pero no hay ninguna posibilidad de mejorar hasta que empiece. Así que, aunque parezca contradictorio, me tomé un tiempo lejos de mis historias, y ahora que vuelvo a ellas me doy cuenta de que, aunque estoy convencida de que deben ser contadas, yo no quiero decir esas cosas ahora. Así que no escribas porque sí, guarda esas historias en un lugar seguro y espera el momento adecuado para ellas.

Para escribir y hacerlo con fluidez, tenes que buscar la cosa más importante de la que queres hablar. Incluso si pensas que es estúpida, vos podes hacerla genial. Siempre habrá alguien dispuesto a escucharte.

Ahora he encontrado una nueva motivación para empezar a escribir otra vez, y escuchar música ha sido de gran ayuda para mí cuando me bloqueo. Espero terminar muy pronto mi guion para poder empezar con el siguiente.