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This Month in Filmmaking History - November 2020 Roundup

Cool Hand Luke, November 1, 1967 - “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Have you heard, or maybe even used, that famous quote? You have writers Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson to thank for “Cool Hand Luke,” a 1960s prison drama film that debuted on this day in history. The pair earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay since the film was based on Pearce’s novel, which he sold to Warner Bros. Pearce didn’t have any screenwriting experience though, so Warner Bros. also brought on Pierson to help write the screenplay. The story is based on Pearce’s real experience on a chain ... Continue reading
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Internship Opportunities
For Screenwriters

Screenwriting Internships

Internship Alert! There are SO many more remote opportunities for film industry internships than ever before. Are you looking for internships this fall? If you can earn college credit, there may be an opportunity here for you. SoCreate is not affiliated with the following internship opportunities. Please direct all questions to the email address provided for each internship listing. Do you want to list an internship opportunity? Comment below with your listing and we'll add it to our page with the next update! Continue reading
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Horror Screenplays You Can Learn From This Halloween

Horror Screenplays You Can Learn From This Halloween

It’s spooky season, stateside! While a good scare is great for horror enthusiasts any day of the year, the month of October can be an especially fun time to binge on scary screenplays. We’ve compiled some of the greatest scripts that demonstrate suspense, creativity, and the conjuring of beings from beyond. So, instead of jumping right into the movie this year, read up on these classics to learn a thing or two for your next horror screenplay. What’s your favorite scary scene? If the blank page is scary enough, you’ll want to make sure you’re on our private beta list for the earliest possible access to SoCreate ... Continue reading
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Where to Take Screenwriting
Classes in Texas

Where to Take Screenwriting Classes in Texas

Calling all Texas-based screenwriters! Are you looking to grow and develop your screenwriting skills? Have you recently found yourself googling “screenwriting classes near me” with lackluster results? Well, this is the blog for you! Today I’m listing some of the best screenwriting classes in Texas. If you know of a scriptwriting class or program that’s not listed here, please comment with the information below, and we’ll be sure to add it when we update this post! The Screenplay Workshop with Jill Chamberlain: Founded by longtime script consultant Jill Chamberlain, The Screenplay Workshop provides lectures ... Continue reading
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Disney Writer Ricky Roxburgh Has This Advice for Aspiring Screenwriters

How to Create a Screenwriting Schedule That Works For You, with Emmy-Winning Writer Ricky Roxburgh

Is procrastination a screenwriter’s greatest enemy? In order of most to least detrimental, I think procrastination is up there with self-doubt and creative blocks. But the good news is that we have solutions for all these challenges, and your only job is to implement them. Step one: Create a writing schedule that you can stick to. I genuinely believe all writers need one if they’re serious about getting things done and getting better. And you know what? I have an Emmy-winning expert’s opinion to back me up. “If somebody decides today that they want to be a screenwriter, the first thing I would tell them to ... Continue reading
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Announcing the Top 25 Screenwriters in the Running for SoCreate's Screenwriter Stimulus!

Drumroll, please ... we're ready to announce the 25 creators who are advancing to the final round of SoCreate's Screenwriter Stimulus! More than 1,000 writers applied to win the prize, including $4,000 paid over 30 days to help one deserving creative pay their bills while writing a feature-length script. All it took to enter was your name, email address, and one sentence explaining why you deserve the stimulus. We pulled 100 entrants randomly, then narrowed down our top 25 favorite responses. One of these 25 writers will emerge from this very challenging year with more cash in their pocket and a ... Continue reading
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Pro Writer Bryan Young Reveals His Secret for Work-Life Balance

How to Strike the Right Work-Life Balance as an Aspiring Writer

I love to talk to people about work-life balance. Granted, my current work-life ecosystem, if you will, is very simple. But, I made it that way. I used to be overworked, stressed, and high-strung with very little time for doing creative things I enjoyed. I was always “busy,” but rarely productive, and most of my days felt unfulfilled. Now, writers are a special breed. Most of you maintain full-time jobs, or several freelance jobs, where you’re already writing all day on someone else’s project or doing something that drains every ounce of inspiration in you over eight hours. Then, you get home and attempt to work ... Continue reading
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Where to Take Screenwriting
Classes in Florida

Where to Take Screenwriting Classes in Florida

Hello, Florida-based screenwriters! Are you looking to grow and develop your skills? Have you been furiously googling “screenwriting classes near me” to no avail? Well, this is the blog for you! Today I’m listing some of the best screenwriting classes in Florida. If you know of a scriptwriting class or program that’s not listed here, please comment with the information below, and we’ll be sure to add it when we update this post! A branch of the well-known New York Film Academy, South Beach’s Screenwriting School offers both screenwriting workshops as well as a one-year conservatory program. The Miami Screenwriting ... Continue reading
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These 100 Writers Are in the Running to Change Their Lives with SoCreate's Screenwriter Stimulus!

For many writers, times are tough. But these 100 screenwriting semifinalists are one step closer to some relief! We launched SoCreate's Screenwriter Stimulus with the goal to give one deserving screenwriter the chance of a lifetime: a full month of paid writing time. The winner of SoCreate's Screenwriter Stimulus will have 30 days to write a feature-length script, and $4,000 to help cover expenses during that time so they can focus more on writing and less on those pesky responsibilities that weigh writers down. And now ... we have our semifinalists! More than 1,000 screenwriters applied for SoCreate's Screenwriter Stimulus ... Continue reading
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Find a Screenplay Editor to Take Your Script to the Next Level

How To Find a Screenplay Editor to Take Your Script to the Next Level

Script editor, script consultant, script doctor - there are a couple of names for it, but the point is that most screenwriters will want a little professional advice on their screenplays at some point. How do you find a screenplay editor you can trust? What things should you look for before hiring one? Today, I’m going to tell you how to find an editor to help take your screenplay to the next level! Do this before you hire a script editor There are a few questions you should ask yourself before looking for someone to edit your screenplay. Is your script ready for editing? Is your script at a place where you feel ... Continue reading
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