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InfoList.com – sign up now while it is free

I came across an interesting link in the latest InkTip newsletter that you will want to jump on while it is still free. I have already signed up!

Here’s the info from the newsletter…

www.INFOLIST.com

THE INFO LIST has been created for the purpose of sharing useful and helpful entertainment industry related information, including jobs and other opportunities, industry events, seminars, screenings, and parties, casting information for actors and models, and anything else that I think people in the industry (or trying to get in the industry) would want to know. Its whole reason for being is to help people, and to give back.

Getting the news hot off the press and directly into your inbox will put you ahead of the game and give you the jump on everyone else!

Advertisement: Enter to win an HDTV and a library of award-nominated films on DVD!

10th Annual Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe

Looking for a screenwriting conference to go to? Yeah, I am not quite sure what goes on at one. And I am not too clear on the purpose of it either. I am sure if I clicked on the link I would know, but frankly I do not care. But I thought I would pass along the info in the event that some other screenwriter does indeed care.

10th Annual Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe
(May 27-June 1, 2008; Santa Fe, NM)
a href=”http://www.scsfe.com/conference/index.aspx”>http://www.scsfe.com/conference/index.aspx

UCLA Professional Programs in Screenwriting and Producing applications available now

The UCLA Professional Programs in Screenwriting and Producing graduate-level certificate programs may be of interest to some screenwriters out there. Applications for the program became available on January 7, 2008.

The programs are supposedly modeled after the world-renowned MFA curriculum at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. And supposedly, alumni have sold material to Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros, Sony, 20th Century Fox, New Line, Miramax, Nickelodeon, and more.

If you would like to spend money on something like this, rather than say saving it to film your own damn movie, check it out at www.filmprograms.ucla.edu.

StoryPros 2007/2008 Awards Contest is now accepting entries

Looking for a screenwriting contest? If so, you might be interested in the email I got today. It is for the StoryPros 2007/2008 Awards Contest.

Check out this info below for the 4-1-1 on this screenwriting contest…

StoryPros 2007/2008 Awards Contest is now accepting entries!

http://www.storypros.com

Over $10,000 in CASH & PRIZES plus invaluable promotion to over 3,000 entertainment professionals!

The Awards Contest is a genre competition where screenplays compete in 5 separate categories: Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure/Thriller, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, and Family/Animation/Teen.

Cash and/or prizes will be given out to the 1st-3rd place winners in each category and a Grand Prize winner will be chosen as the best script out of all entries. 16 winners total!

Low entry fees! 2-3 pages of professional level feedback, development notes, and suggestions for improvement are also available as an option for a nominal fee. http://www.storypros.com

Check out our excellent contest ratings and comments at MovieBytes for the other contest we run each year:
http://moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?ContestNumber=2134

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About Us: StoryPros is a screenwriting resource site and analysis service owned and operated by award winning screenwriters and professional studio readers.

Join our monthly E-zine mailing list for free articles, events calendar, product reviews, and discounts on our services.
http://www.storypros.com

Scriptapalooza early deadline is today!

If you are planning on entering your script into the Scriptapalooze screenwriting contest you might want to check your calendar. Today is the early deadline for the contest. Entering it today will save you $5.00.

Regular deadline is March 5, 2008 and that entry fee is $45.00. And your extended deadline is April 15, 2008 and that fee is $50.00.

Just a note – you cannot submit your script online, it has to be mailed. So, unless you are on the west coast you probably won’t make today’s early bird deadline.

Nickelodeon Fellowship Submission Period Opens Jan. 2, 2008

The Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship Program submission period is about to open up.

Writers can submit their materials between January 2, 2008 and February 28, 2008.

Note that the following materials will NOT be considered: feature-length screenplays, hour-long dramas, pilots, treatments, outlines, plays, short stories, books, graphics, magazine/newspaper articles, poems, headshots, audio/video tapes, digital media, loose leaf pages or scripts bound in 3-ring binders.

The select up to four people per year for this fellowship. And if you get the fellowship it does last for a year, beginning in October, and it is a salaried fellowship. I could not find any info on the current stipend, but in 2005 it was $33,000.

For submission guidelines and more, check out the Nick Writing website.

Semi-finalists will be notified by the end of August, 2008
Finalists will be notified by the beginning of September 2008
Chosen Fellows will be notified by the end of September 2008
All others will be notified, by mail, by the end of October 2008

Important dates for screenwriters

If you are looking for that big screenwriting break, then you need to jot down some dates on your calendar.

Over at Light & Shade, you will find some important dates for contest and such that you will not want to miss.

$75 screenplay coverage offer from Hollywood Lit Sales

I got an offer in my email for script coverage from Hollywood Lit Sales for $75. Then I remembered that I have script coverage to do for team talent! Anyways, here’s the info for those of you that are interested…

$75 NEW CUSTOMER SCREENPLAY COVERAGE SPECIAL FROM HOLLYWOODLITSALES.COM

http://www.hollywoodlitsales.com/coverage/75special.shtml

Best coverage at the best prices. Since we don’t offer a contest we’re able to concentrate on providing the best coverage and development notes anywhere.
For coverage as low as $75, you owe it yourself to try our service. We’ve been helping writers like you since 1997.

Disney Fellowship 2008 update

So, here’s the 411 on the 2008 Disney Fellowship.

The 2008 Fellowhsip year will not start until the writer’s strike is over. The selection process has continued on as usual.

If you have applied for the 2008 Disney Fellowship and you have not gotten a call from them, then you did not get in. “Dear John” letter started arriving in mailboxes this week.

For more info, check out this MySpace message board.

Virtual Pitch Fest holiday specials for screenwriters

Got an email from Virtual Pitch Fest the other day. Seems they are having some holiday specials. If you want to do an online pitch this seems to be your place. Here’s the info from my email…

HOLIDAY PITCH SPECIALS

Through Monday, December 17th, we are offering the following PITCH DEALS:

*3 Free Pitch Deal! 8 Pitches = $50!
To sign-up, simply logon to www.VirtualPitchFest.com. Once payment is received,
3 FREE PITCHES will be ADDED to your account!

*3 Free Pitch Deal! 13 Pitches = $90!
To sign-up, simply logon to www.VirtualPitchFest.com. Once payment is received,
3 FREE PITCHES will be ADDED to your account!

As always, if you have any questions, please email us at info@virtualpitchfest.com.
Good luck pitching and Happy Holidays from everyone at VPF!

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