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They say that you need to read as many scripts as possible as a #writer but getting access to high quality scripts is always tricky. Fortunately these lovely folk are here to save the day:

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The @bbcwritersroom should be the first port of call for any aspiring or emerging #writers in the UK. Their website is absolutely packed with useful tips, tricks and script library.
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@PhilipShelley1 not only runs 4Screenwriting, one of the best #writing schemes available, but has also created a terrific script library on his website.
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Things have been pretty hectic recently, but here's a thread of #writing competitions, development jobs & #filmmaking opportunities. Please share with anyone who might find it useful.

#WritingCommunity #ScriptChat #Writers
There's still time to apply to join the @bfinetwork as a Programme & Funding Manager. It's an incredible chance to work with @thealicecabanas & the @BFI team in championing #filmmakers across the UK.

Deadline: 11th July
#FilmJobs #TVJobs #ArtsJobs
There's several jobs available at @BBCFilm working with the wonderful @_eva_yates. First up, is a Commissioning Exec where you'd help find and nurture the most exciting voices in British cinema.

Deadline: 20th July…
#FilmJobs #TVJobs #Filmmaking
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So I promised some cold hard truths to writers about submitting scripts to execs. Buckle up, this is gonna be bumpy. #scriptchat

The first thing to say is that they assume it’s going to be shit. Sad isn’t it? The fact is that most scripts are. Even the packaged* ones.
*packaged meaning with producer, director, cast.

When I say “shit” I mean creatively: plodding, too long, badly structured, don’t have payoff, bad characters etc

But also may be badly packaged: miscast, budget too high etc

Muddy genre, no audience**

Or here’s the clincher..
They may not be to that person or company’s MO. eg you’re sending a horror script to a company who does award winning dramas. 10 pages in and you know you’re gonna pass so you’re already wasting that person’s time.

Bearing in mind this is all at a professional level here.
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(1) A quick (unsolcited) #Thread about a mistake I see some new/unpublished/undiscovered talent make on social media: announcing and hyping projects that never get made. We know how exiciting it can be to find a "killer" idea and how thrilling it is to begin working on it. #write
(2) We writers often get ahead of ourselves, posting pages, paragraphs, story clips, partial artwork, screenshots, praise from family/friends/colleagues - all for unfinished and/or underdeveloped projects that clearly need more time to grow and become a "thing." #writerslife
(3) The scant validation we receive for this unfinished masterpiece spreads like a raging virus and overtakes the time and effort needed to get the project done. We begin to sell the IDEA of the project instead of turning the IDEA into a PRODUCT. I've seen this happen a lot.
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Finding #writing opportunities and development jobs has never been easy. So, I’m starting this thread of jobs & script calls out in the hopes it helps level the playing field and may open doors for everyone.

#writingcommunity #scriptchat #writers
First up, the BBC has several script editor & story roles going on Eastenders. More info available here:
The @MotherTongues Award opens on 1st Nov. They’re offering a £10k development for films set in the UK, and a different language. Run by @ShudderFilms, @ManonArdisson & @ColdAsIceCream – three of the most exciting UK indie film producers. Deets at:
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Attending a screenplay webinar with director and screenwriter of Zombieland tonight. Not sure if I’ll have a chance but anyone have a (sincere) question you’re dying to ask ‘em?
Zombieland was originally going to be tv series (pre walking dead, when there were no zombie shows), but after that didn’t work at CBS it became very appealing to film studio so they worked into a feature. Sequel they wrote right after. Tried pilot again.
The women characters came about when wanting people with survival instincts which made them think of con artists being survivors.
Also some of Woody’s best lines we’re in script but “Thank God for rednecks” was Harrelson improvisation.
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Being a scriptwriter, networking sounds like a nightmare, right? GAH. Maybe you live in the middle of nowhere, or are mega-introverted (me!), or feel too new to offer much. But you REALLY want to be in a writers room! THREAD 1/ #PreWGA #NationalWritingDay
Or you want to contact an awesome Director! Or you want to collaborate with a group of creatives! What can you do? As a tv writer, and a Uni lecturer who teaches networking to tv and film students, and I’ve gathered specific tricks, tips and ideas 2/
(mostly gathered from my years of humiliating mistakes)- that could help you kick the door down and get into this world. I hope you find this useful to get into this TV/Film world. Buckle up baby! 3/
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Our TV pilot SISTER BOUND is one of the top scripts on The Black List!!!
See what @theblcklst says about our TV pilot SISTER BOUND – “Greer's someone that most people will read about and think 'I wish I would have had a friend like her in high school.' ” #AmWriting
@theblcklst See what @theblcklst says about our TV pilot SISTER BOUND – “The characters are extremely well crafted and easily relatable.” #scriptchat
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