Friday, January 24, 2014

Susan Kouguell to Guest on Scriptchat January 26th: Why Your Script is Getting Rejected

TOPIC: Susan Kouguell @SKouguell Why Your Script is Getting Rejected
Kim Garland @kim_garland moderating

Susan Kouguell, award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, is the author of Savvy Characters Sell Screenplays! A comprehensive guide to crafting winning characters with film analyses and screenwriting exercises and The Savvy Screenwriter: How to Sell Your Screenplay (and Yourself) Without Selling Out! Recent publications include her monthly screenwriting column in, a chapter in NOW WRITE! Screenwriting: Exercises by Today's Best Screenwriters, Teachers and Consultants. 

Kouguell teaches screenwriting and film at Tufts University, and presents international seminars. As chairperson of Su-City Pictures East, LLC, a motion picture consulting company founded in 1990, Kouguell works with over 1,000 writers, filmmakers, executives and studios worldwide. Her six short films are in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection and archives, and were included in the Whitney Museum’s Biennial. Kouguell worked with director Louis Malle on his film And the Pursuit of Happiness, was a story analyst and story editor for many studios, wrote voice-over narrations for (Harvey Weinstein) Miramax, and over a dozen feature assignments for independent companies.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Final Draft, Inc Guests on Special Edition Scriptchat

Since the launch of the new Final Draft 9, many chatters have had questions about the functionality and differences between FD8 and FD9. Final Draft Inc graciously came on a special Scriptchat mid-week event to let our writers get more information. Below is the transcript, in case you missed it.

Final Draft 9 is ON SALE at The Writers Store until January 31, 2014

Read it on Storify or below.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Amazon Studios Guests Talking Amazon Storybuilder & More, Transcript January 19, 2014

Amazon Studios joined our chat to talk about their new tool, Amazon Storybuilder. I recently tested it out and wrote a 3-part series, complete with screenshots, to help you see the value in the cloud-based index card tool. Anything that can help you break story, and that's free (with no strings attached), is worth exploring. Try the tool and let me know what you think! @jeannevb

*note: There are no options or strings attached to use Amazon Storybuilder. It truly is free!

Read the full transcript  below or go to Storify to see the chat there.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Amazon Studios to Guest on Scriptchat This Sunday!

As some of you know, Amazon Studios @Amazon_Studios asked me to give Amazon Storybuilder a try, a free tool that lets writers build outlines with digital notecards in a cloud-based platform. I've had a great time using it and will definitely continue to outline my new project there.

To learn more about the Storybuilder tool, read the three-part series and get your questions ready for the Amazon Studios team to answer Sunday, January 19th at 5:00PM PST.

*note: There are no options or strings attached to use Amazon Storybuilder. It truly is free!

On ScriptMag, read an interview by Jenna Avery of a screenwriter who just inked a deal with Amazon Studios: Sci-Fi Circuit: Screenwriter Adam Pachter on Landing a Deal with Amazon Studios

To join the chat, simply go to the chat room, login and start tweeting!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

TV Chat on Scriptchat/TV Writer Fellowships Transcript 1-5-14

TV Chat is now the first week of every month on Scriptchat

TV Writing Fellowships

Euro Scriptchat Transcript with Producer/Writer Robin Bell, 5th of January 2014

Euro Scriptchat was joined by co-creator of Twisted Showcase, Robin Bell as we chatted about creating a web series, writing, producing, working with actors and lots more.

The transcript can also be read directly on Spotify here.

Moderated by Teenie Russell.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Euro Scriptchat will be joined by screenwriter and producer Robin Bell on Sunday the 5th of January 2014

Euro Scriptchat is delighted to be joined by Robin Bell, creator and lead writer of the Twisted Showcase web series. Join us on the  5th of January at 8pm GMT as we chat to Robin about writing and producing.

Robin began screenwriting in 2009 after dabbling with novels. He has been published in Murky Depths, Blue Box and Celestial Toyroom.

In 2010 a TV drama script, The Dole, made the shortlist of the prestigious Red Planet Prize. A werewolf horror film script was optioned by North Bank Entertainment in 2011. 

The web series that he is creator and lead writer for, Twisted Showcase was listed as the top 25 web TV show by the Guardian newspaper and his episode Fear of Living played at the Ozu Film Festival and Roma Fiction Fest. We are currently prepping Series 3 starring Gareth David Lloyd, Sarah Louise Madison and Norman Lovett.

Romantic comedy feature film, Goliath is currently in production with Dark Arts Films.

Make sure to follow Robin on twitter at @robinbellwriter and Twisted Showcase @TwistedShowcase and join us on Sunday the 5th of January 2014 at 8pm GMT!