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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Writers and Procution

24 11 2011

 

I found a very helpful article for screenwriters by Alan Denman. In “Why Writers should learn about Production” he talks about what you can learn from understanding how films are produced. You cannot become a good screenwriter unless you have a firm grasp of all the major aspects of production. Then you will understand much better what you are writing because film production is a complex and collaborative process involving many skills where you, as the writer, are but one member of the team.

Click here to read the article.

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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.





The Incident vs. The Call

13 07 2011

Syd Field speaks of “Inciting Incident” while Joseph Campbell speaks of “Call to Adventure”.

But… do they refer to the same thing? Is it really the Incident “that point in the story when the Protagonist encounters the problem that will change their life,” or is it the Call?

Let’s let Karel Segers clear this up. Click here to see what he has to say.

Syd Field habla de “incitación al incidente”, mientras que Joseph Campbell habla de “llamada de la aventura”.

Pero… ¿Se refieren a lo mismo? ¿Es realmente el incidente “ese momento en la historia cuando el protagonista se encuentra con el problema que va a cambiar su vida”, o se trata de la llamada?

Dejemos que Karel Segers nos aclare esto. Haz clic aquí para ver lo que tiene que decir.





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.





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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