Friday, August 8, 2014

Making the Horror Story

Okay, everyone. Now this will be it for today.

I just had to add this extra because I know a lot of you are writing horror scripts.  Sign up for the following class. It can help clarify the fundamentals of horror writing. This class is also from Script.

Writing the Horror Feature
Horror has been one of the staples of film ever since the medium was invented. Perhaps that's because the genre taps into our most primal fears—isolation, the unknown, and death—in a visual, visceral way. But at the same time that we're frightened out of our wits, we are granted the safety and protection of the theater. It's the best of all possible worlds. For producers, making horror movies is a no-brainer: Intelligently written horror costs very little to make, crosses language barriers, and consistently makes money. Five of the 15 most profitable films of all time (by ROI) are horror: Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project, Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Open Water. This genre is truly a writer's medium: If you can present a new version of an old concept and scare us on the page, your script can sell. Plus, there is always room for innovation and creativity within the field. That's why horror is a natural choice for many a screenwriter.
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Creating a Web Series

Here's my last entry for today.

This post concerns creating your own web series. This sort of thing is becoming popular. I think it's a good route to take to get your out and create an audience. So here are some more articles, also from Script, that give info on creating your own web series.

Learn How to Make a Web Series with Rebecca Norris’ Create a Web Series 101 Free Download!
Learn how to make a web series and why creating a web series will advance your career with advice from writer/producer/web-creator Rebecca Norris. Download your FREE Create a Web Series 101 PDF now!
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Writers on the Web: 5 Tips for Your Web Series Production
Rebecca Norris shares valuable personal tips to have a productive first day of shooting on your web series production.
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Screenwritings Event For August

Dear Readers,

Are you willing to do some studying?

Following is a list of screenwriting classes for the month of August. The events are offered by Script.


Screenwriters University:
Classes are through an online platform that you can access anytime. There are weekly assignments to keep up with, but for the most part, you can follow at your own pace.

Screenwriting Webinars

Screenwriting Classes via The Writers Store

Dear Readers,

Following are 3 articles that came to me in a newsletter from Script. Click on them to read. You'll find them interesting.

The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast: An Interview With Scriptapalooza Co-Founder Mark Andrushko
Ashley Scott Meyers interviews one of the founders of Scriptapalooza, Mark Andrushko. Scriptapalooza was established in the late 1990′s and has become one of the top screenwriting contests in the industry.
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Sign Up for Screenwriters World Conference to Pitch Your Screenplay!
Screenwriters World Conference is an amazing opportunity to get your script in front of executives. Beyond pitching, you'll be able to take classes and network with other writers. Isn't it time for you to get to L.A. and jumpstart your career? Don't miss this chance!
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Going to a Pitching Event? Get Our FREE Pitchfest Checklist Download!
Many writers are leery of pitching events, worried they are merely a way for companies to take advantage of vulnerable writers. Pitchfests have an outstanding value for writers. But being prepared before you go is the key to your success. Learn 7 Reasons Why Pitchfests are Beneficial and get your FREE Pitchfest Checklist so you are prepared for success!
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