Archive for May 3rd, 2011

May 3, 2011

More Screenwriting Events in LA

It seems that May is the month for screenwriter gatherings.

The International Screenwriter’s Association is hosting a free “mini-camp” on Tuesday, May 17 from 7:30-9:30pm in Santa Monica. The session is entitled “The Two Levels of Rewriting.”

Here’s what the invitation says:

After pouring dozens of hours of ideas and sweat into your first draft … no one likes it. It’s confusing, it’s incomplete, it’s not special. You have to admit … even you don’t like it.

Part of that is because it’s a first draft. But part of that is because there are so many common first draft problems that writers without training and education make over and over again. But with Tools and an understanding of the full development process and the work ahead, you can shorten your re-writing and create an effective early draft.

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May 3, 2011

Script: True Grit

Here is another script download for you, Readers. Today’s script is True Grit, the Oscar-nominated adaptation written by Joel and Ethan Coen, two of my favorite filmmakers.

May 3, 2011

Quote of the Day: Don Marquis

i never think at all when i write
nobody can do two things at the same time
and do them both well