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    The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Show, Don’t Tell

      Show, don’t tell. This is a reoccurring part of any discussion regarding screenwriting. Well, at least a discussion concerning the more concrete building blocks of a screenplay’s structure. But what the hell does this statement actually mean? Here’s the first thing you need to know: you don’t have to keep Show Don’t Tell at the back of your head […]

  • Photo by B Natural Photography.

    Geekie Awards is Very Geek Chic

    *Script Chix Note* Attending events is one of the fun perks we get working in Hollywood. Dressing for events doesn’t typically come naturally for many writers. However, since events are part of life here, fashion is worth learning. Perception is everything. With that, we would like to introduce you to one of our newest contributors, woman about town – Vida Ghaffari.  […]

  • The Cabin In The Woods

    #Cinephilephoto

    If you haven’t been on twitter much in the past week, you’ve been missing out on a fun trending topic – #cinephilephoto. Not sure where exactly it began, but would love to give them credit for creating such a fun trend. The way it works – someone posts a picture of a scene they love from a film. They thank […]

  • 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! […]

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by / on September 18, 2014 at 9:35 am / in Writing Tips

The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Show, Don’t Tell

  Show, don’t tell. This is a reoccurring part of any discussion regarding screenwriting. Well, at least a discussion concerning the more concrete building blocks of a screenplay’s structure. But what the hell does this statement actually mean? Here’s the first thing you need to know: you don’t have to keep Show Don’t Tell at the back of your head […]

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by / on September 11, 2014 at 9:30 am / in Chix in the Biz, Events, Out and About

Geekie Awards is Very Geek Chic

*Script Chix Note* Attending events is one of the fun perks we get working in Hollywood. Dressing for events doesn’t typically come naturally for many writers. However, since events are part of life here, fashion is worth learning. Perception is everything. With that, we would like to introduce you to one of our newest contributors, woman about town – Vida Ghaffari.  […]

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by / on September 4, 2014 at 9:35 am / in Best Of

#Cinephilephoto

If you haven’t been on twitter much in the past week, you’ve been missing out on a fun trending topic – #cinephilephoto. Not sure where exactly it began, but would love to give them credit for creating such a fun trend. The way it works – someone posts a picture of a scene they love from a film. They thank […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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, […]

Read more ›
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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