• Six-Toed Cats & A Typewriter: Visiting The Hemingway Home

    Six-Toed Cats & A Typewriter: Visiting The Hemingway Home

    A visit to the Hemingway Home in Key West, FL is considered a pilgrimage for many writers. Love or hate Ernest Hemingway’s work, no one can deny the reach and influence his words have had in our culture. While A Farewell To Arms may have put me to sleep in high school, visiting his Key West home where he wrote […]

  • Exclusive Discount for Robert McKee’s Story Seminar!

    Exclusive Discount for Robert McKee’s Story Seminar!

    Since our recent blog posts about Robert McKee’s STORY workshop have posted, we’ve received numerous requests about attending. ICYMI: You can read about Thesy Surface’s experience at the events here and how ADAPTATION went from book to screen by Annelie Widholm here. Imagine our surprise when McKee’s people personally contacted us after reading about Thesy’s excellent review of the event! They have been impressed with your continued […]

  • Book to Film: The Art of Adaptation

    Book to Film: The Art of Adaptation

    [A few weeks ago, Script Chix contributor Thesy Surface went to see Bob McKee speak. Here's a take on how his book Story influenced the film Adaptation, from contributor Annelie Widholm. - MS] Adapting a novel into a film is a sensitive and hazardous process, especially if the novel already has garnered a following of avid readers. When adapting an already existing […]

  • Q&A with Crowdfunding Guru Emily Best – CEO of Seed&Spark!

    Q&A with Crowdfunding Guru Emily Best – CEO of Seed&Spark!

      Emily founded Seed&Spark to make a contribution to the truly independent community in which she would like to make moving pictures. In 2011, she had the great fortune of producing her first feature with a remarkable group of women. The spirit, the community and the challenges of that project, LIKE THE WATER, inspired Seed&Spark. Before producing LIKE THE WATER, […]

  • Writers With Big Balls: The Sequel

    Writers With Big Balls: The Sequel

    Written by intern Jessica Wolinsky  We wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our Second Annual Bowling Bonanza this past weekend! We hope everyone had a wonderful time getting to know each other and learning the ins and outs of the industry. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you at […]

  • I Just Can't Wait to Be... Queen?

    Hi, Concept!

    A little while back, the wonderful Shaula Evans at The Black Board posted a great update based off one of our Twitter feeds. We thought we’d take a minute and expound a bit on the high concept idea – and some of the ways we’ve found to come up with one. We’ve all heard the basic pitch: It’s like The […]

  • PitchFest Perfect

    PitchFest Perfect

    THANK YOU for coming out to The Great American PitchFest & Screenwriting Conference! We had an amazing time chatting with all of you and we hope you did too. Here are some photos from the weekend!   Thank you to those that entered our raffle! One lucky winner will receive script coverage. Now for the drawing… Thank you all for participating! […]

  • Amazing retro bowling alley - we hope everyone has a chance to shoot a film here one day.

    Script Chix 2nd Annual Bowling Bonanza!!

    Join us for our second annual Bowling Bonanza! Last year, we had such an amazing time at our Bowling Bonanza that we’ve decided to do it again this year!  As always, we have an amazing group of Hollywood professions joining us. This time around we have a Vice President of Development, writer on network TV show, literary managers, and the founder […]

  • Roundup: 5 Best Movie Scores to Write To

    Roundup: 5 Best Movie Scores to Write To

    Following up on last week’s post, we reached out to our writer friends again for their favorite movie scores to write to. Our completely un-scientific poll came back with their top picks: 5) Cloud Atlas – The repeated motif here that runs throughout the entirety of the film (see it for some great moments that meld visuals/score) adds a nice […]

  • Dear Script Chix: What TV Spec Should I Write?

    Dear Script Chix: What TV Spec Should I Write?

      Dear Script Chix, I’ve written a few original TV pilots and a feature, but I keep hearing that no one will want to represent me without a spec. I realize it’s good to have one in the repertoire, so I’m taking the plunge. There are just so many shows out there…how do I chose what spec to write?! Signed, […]

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by / on August 28, 2014 at 9:32 am / in Out and About, Writing Tips

Six-Toed Cats & A Typewriter: Visiting The Hemingway Home

A visit to the Hemingway Home in Key West, FL is considered a pilgrimage for many writers. Love or hate Ernest Hemingway’s work, no one can deny the reach and influence his words have had in our culture. While A Farewell To Arms may have put me to sleep in high school, visiting his Key West home where he wrote […]

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by / on August 21, 2014 at 9:53 am / in Books, Events, Must Haves, Out and About, Writing Tips

Exclusive Discount for Robert McKee’s Story Seminar!

Since our recent blog posts about Robert McKee’s STORY workshop have posted, we’ve received numerous requests about attending. ICYMI: You can read about Thesy Surface’s experience at the events here and how ADAPTATION went from book to screen by Annelie Widholm here. Imagine our surprise when McKee’s people personally contacted us after reading about Thesy’s excellent review of the event! They have been impressed with your continued […]

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by / on August 14, 2014 at 10:18 am / in Films, Guest Posts

Book to Film: The Art of Adaptation

[A few weeks ago, Script Chix contributor Thesy Surface went to see Bob McKee speak. Here's a take on how his book Story influenced the film Adaptation, from contributor Annelie Widholm. - MS] Adapting a novel into a film is a sensitive and hazardous process, especially if the novel already has garnered a following of avid readers. When adapting an already existing […]

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by / on August 7, 2014 at 9:35 am / in Best Of, Chix in the Biz, Television, Uncategorized

Meet the Women Who Put the Bro in Broad City

Written by intern Jessica Wolinsky “Oh my god! Jess! You need to watch this new show. It’s kinda like GIRLS, but different,” my friend Emma said as we watched T.V. Being a huge fan of GIRLS, I was both excited and skeptical to watch. Maybe I’d spurt a few laughs here and there and emerge with yet another show I could relate […]

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by / on July 31, 2014 at 10:00 am / in Chix in the Biz, Events, Q&As

Q&A with Crowdfunding Guru Emily Best – CEO of Seed&Spark!

  Emily founded Seed&Spark to make a contribution to the truly independent community in which she would like to make moving pictures. In 2011, she had the great fortune of producing her first feature with a remarkable group of women. The spirit, the community and the challenges of that project, LIKE THE WATER, inspired Seed&Spark. Before producing LIKE THE WATER, […]

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by / on July 24, 2014 at 10:05 am / in Events, Films, Out and About, Television

Writers With Big Balls: The Sequel

Written by intern Jessica Wolinsky  We wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our Second Annual Bowling Bonanza this past weekend! We hope everyone had a wonderful time getting to know each other and learning the ins and outs of the industry. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you at […]

Read more ›
by / on July 17, 2014 at 10:03 am / in Writing Tips

Hi, Concept!

A little while back, the wonderful Shaula Evans at The Black Board posted a great update based off one of our Twitter feeds. We thought we’d take a minute and expound a bit on the high concept idea – and some of the ways we’ve found to come up with one. We’ve all heard the basic pitch: It’s like The […]

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by / on June 27, 2014 at 11:13 am / in Events

PitchFest Perfect

THANK YOU for coming out to The Great American PitchFest & Screenwriting Conference! We had an amazing time chatting with all of you and we hope you did too. Here are some photos from the weekend!   Thank you to those that entered our raffle! One lucky winner will receive script coverage. Now for the drawing… Thank you all for participating! […]

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by / on June 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm / in Chix in the Biz, Events

Script Chix 2nd Annual Bowling Bonanza!!

Join us for our second annual Bowling Bonanza! Last year, we had such an amazing time at our Bowling Bonanza that we’ve decided to do it again this year!  As always, we have an amazing group of Hollywood professions joining us. This time around we have a Vice President of Development, writer on network TV show, literary managers, and the founder […]

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by / on June 12, 2014 at 9:40 am / in Events

The Great American PitchFest!

Come join us next week at this year’s Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest! This fun and informative event is being held: When: Friday-Sunday – June 20-22 Where: The Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center (Right across the street from the Burbank airport.) We will be hosting the welcome party on Friday night at The Daily Grille and a booth at the convention […]

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