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Organizations · General Screenwriting Resources · Agents · Script Registries · Script Sources · Playwriting


Organizations
Australian Writers Guild
http://www.awg.com.au/

British Film Institute
http://www.bfi.org.uk/
Information on the UK film industry.

Directors' Guild
http://www.dga.org/

Playwrights Union of Canada
http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/pgc/main.asp

Screen Actors' Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
http://www.sagaftra.org/

Writers Guild of America
http://www.wga.org
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
http://www.writersguildofcanada.com/

Writers' Guild of Great Britain
http://www.writersguild.org.uk/

Screenwriting: General Resources
Coverscript Resources
http://www.coverscript.com/links.html
A variety of screenwriting articles, tips and links.

Create Your Screenplay
http://www.createyourscreenplay.com/writershelp.htm
Hosted by Barry Pearson, this site offers a wealth of tips and articles on screenwriting, including format, genres, dialogue and more.

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

Emotional Toolbox
http://www.etbscreenwriting.com/
This site offers a variety of screenwriting resources, including a detailed "character map" exercise and a free newsletter.

FilmScriptWriting.com
http://www.FilmScriptWriting.com
Lots of useful articles and tips on script writing, including issues of content, format, and more.

How to Write a Screenplay
http://www.visualwriter.com/descript.htm
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
http://www.insidefilm.com/screenwriting.html
A list of conferences and other events for screenwriters.

London Script Consultancy
http://www.scriptconsultancy.com/7Resource/7Resource.html
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
http://www.wga.org/subpage.aspx?id=98
Newsletter produced by the Writers Guild of America for screenwriters.

PitchFest
https://pitchfest.com/
Website for PitchFest, an opportunity to pitch TV and movie ideas, held annually in Los Angeles, New York and Canada.

Screen Daily
http://www.screendaily.com
UK's screenwriting trade magazine.

Screenwriting Contests and Markets
http://www.moviebytes.com/directory.cfm

Scriptologist
http://www.scriptologist.com
A new how-to magazine for screenwriters.

Agents
Author-Network.com: Agents
http://www.author-network.com/agents.html

Canadian Authors' Association: Canadian Writer's Guide
http://www.canauthors.org/pubs.html

Writer's Guild of America agent directory
http://www.wga.org
Click the "list of agents" link in the left column.

Script Registries
Hollywood Script Readers Digest
http://www.screenscripts.com

Screenplayers
http://www.screenplayers.net

Screenwriters Utopia
http://www.screenwritersutopia.com/

Script Sources
The Daily Script
http://www.dailyscript.com

MovieBytes
http://www.moviebytes.com

Script-O-Rama
http://www.script-o-rama.com/snazzy/dircut.html

Playwriting
Playwright's Center
http://www.pwcenter.org/
Offers classes, conferences, grants, workshops, residencies and other benefits.

Playwrights Union of Canada
http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/pgc/main.asp
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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

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

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds

Story

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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