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Screenwriting & Playwriting

Links to: Organizations · General Screenwriting Resources · Agents · Script Registries · Script Sources · Playwriting

Australian Writers Guild

British Film Institute
Information on the UK film industry.

Directors' Guild

Playwrights Union of Canada

Screen Actors' Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Writers Guild of America
The official website of the WGA, with valuable advice and information on the art and craft of professional screenwriting for film, television, and interactive projects.

Writers Guild of Canada

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Screenwriting: General Resources
Create Your Screenplay
Hosted by Barry Pearson, this site offers a wealth of tips and articles on screenwriting, including format, genres, dialogue and more.

Creative Screenwriting Magazine
Interviews with screenwriters, plus other resources. Now offers a free daily e-mail newsletter; sign up under "CS Daily."

Emotional Toolbox
This site offers a variety of screenwriting resources, including a detailed "character map" exercise and a free newsletter.
Lots of useful articles and tips on script writing, including issues of content, format, and more.

How to Write a Screenplay
A free downloadable e-book discussing how to write a screenplay "from planning an idea through developing a plot to finishing the play." For Windows only.

Inside Film Magazine Online: Screenwriting
A list of conferences and other events for screenwriters.

London Script Consultancy
The resource section of this site is packed with useful links; check out the list of screenwriting publications! Also don't be fooled by the word "tuition" in the menu; this is actually a link to a list of helpful screenwriting sites.

Now Playing
Newsletter produced by the Writers Guild of America for screenwriters.

Screen Daily
UK's screenwriting trade magazine.

Screenwriting Contests and Markets

A new how-to magazine for screenwriters.

Agents Agents

Writer's Guild of America agent directory
Click the "list of agents" link in the left column.

Script Registries
Hollywood Script Readers Digest


Screenwriters Utopia

Script Sources
The Daily Script



Playwright's Center
Offers classes, conferences, grants, workshops, residencies and other benefits.

Playwrights Union of Canada
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Recommended Reading

How Not to Write a Screenplay

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

How to Write a Selling Screenplay

My Story Can Beat Up Your Story: Ten Ways to Toughen Up Your Screenplay from Opening Hook to Knockout Punch

Writing to Win:
The Colossal Guide to Writing Contests

Also available on Kindle!

Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Save the Cat! Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get into ... and Out of

The Screenwriter's Bible

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds


Writing Screenplays that Sell

Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways to Make It Great

The Art and Craft of Playwriting

The Dramatic Writer's Companion: Tools to Develop Characters, Cause Scenes, and Build Stories

The Dramatist's Toolkit: The Craft of the Working Playwright

The Elements of Playwriting

Naked Playwriting: The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare

The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing

Playwriting For Dummies

Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically

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