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Manage Your Writing Time Like a Pro

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Perhaps this blog post title is a little misleading. Yes, our most recent episode is about managing your writing time — but it’s really about finding YOUR unique way to shape your writing time, by hearing how the panel manages their writing time. Perhaps you’ll find a way, or several, that work for you!

Check out Screenwriters Beat, Episode #32 – Writing Time!

Feel free to share your writing habits in the comments! And happy writing!

Perfecting Loglines!

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An important screenwriting tool to master is writing a logline for your script. It’s the first marketing tool in most pitching situations. So, your logline has to be killer! Want some tips?

Watch our recent Screenwriters Beat, Episode #31 – Loglines!

The episode is full of what elements should be in your logline and how to dive in and write a good one. We even create a logline — which is horrible — but worth seeing, because it shows you how to start building a logline, plus how to make it much better.

BTW, one of our loyal fans has already taken the logline we started on the show and jumpstarted it into a cool script idea. We offer you the same opportunity! Any logline can twist and turn itself into a completely different script. You might be inspired, as well, with a clever idea!

Crowdfunding Explained!

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Screenwriters Beat just came out with two new episodes!

If you ever wanted to know a little more about crowdfunding, you’ll want to see Episode #27. The Queen of Crowdfunding, Dawn Fields, joins the panel of working screenwriters to tell us a little of what she’s learned. And she’s learned a lot!

Checkout the Crowdfunding episode HERE.

Screenwriters Beat Breaks into Season 2!

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The Screenwriters Beat panel of working screenwriters are at it again with the first two episodes of Season 2! In Episode #21, the panel plays Ketchup, filling us in on what they’ve been doing during their winter break. The busy bunch have been on movies sets, networking at conferences and doing what they do best — writing! In Episode #22, the panel discusses how long you can pitch a movie idea. Is there a time limit on pitching a concept? Tune in and find out.

SHOW LINKS:

Watch Episode #21 – Ketchup

Watch Episode #22 – Script Pitching Time Limit

Screenwriting Mentor Chris Soth Shares Insider Secrets!

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Cutting to the core of what makes a good story great is a gift! And it’s a gift screenwriting mentor Chris Soth shares with his menthes and anyone smart enough to pick-up his book: “Million-Dollar Screenwriting: The Mini-Movie Method” available on Amazon.

Chris also sat down with Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Sessions to dish about his first sale — the movie “Firestorm” — and some of the mistakes he made. He also has some great advice on how to write and network your script to make your first sale or your next screenplay sale.

Watch Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Session with a Screenplay Mentor!

Screenwriters Beat Wraps up First Season!

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With a total of 20 episodes, Screenwriters beat wraps up its first season on YouTube with two episodes. Check out the links below to see the shows. (They are two of our best!)

Episode #19 – Finding Mr. Right (Producer)
Episode #20 – Juggling Multiple Projects

And we’ll be back in the New Year with more chats about being a working screenwriter. Until then, write on!

New Episodes on YouTube!

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Ever wondered how to respond to a producer’s email or what scenes NEED to be in a genre script? Well… wonder no more.

In Screenwriters Beat Episode #17 – How Industry Pros Talk to Writers, you’ll get some insight into what to expect. And how to react. (Hint: if a producer contacts you, smile. No matter what they say, it’s a good thing. Keep building that connection.)

In Screenwriters Beat Episode #18 – Obligatory Scenes, you’ll hear some scenes that audiences expect to see. The panel also plays a crazy game of Outlining — which includes some obligatory scenes.

For Episode #17 CLICK HERE.
For Episode #18 CLICK HERE.

But we hope you watch them both!!!

New Screenwriters Beat Episodes Just for YOU!

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After a little break, Screenwriters Beat is back with two new episodes. Check them out at the links below — and happy writing!

Episode #11 – Part 1 – Pump Up Your Screenwriting Career
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Hear what our working panel of screenwriters are doing between now and the end of the year to enhance their screenwriting careers. (Due to technical difficulties, this episode is in two parts.)
For Episode #11 – Part 2 CLICK HERE.

Plus, don’t miss Episode #12 – The Ins & Outs of Rewriting. Working screenwriters usually work on rewrites. And our panel shares some tips that can help with a rewrite assignment or your own spec rewrite. Follow this LINK to Ep. 12.

New Episodes

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Our talented panel of working screenwriters have been working hard on new Screenwriters Beat episodes. We just posted Episodes 9 & 10 on YouTube. Episode #9 is about Branding yourself as a screenwriter. Should you? Check it out HERE. Episode #10 is about Genre Pitfalls. They exist and we share how to avoid some of them. Check it out HERE.

Good News — Episode 6 is in the House!!

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Screenwriters Beat has posted yet another fun, informative show about life for screenwriters that have made their start in Hollywood and are working in mid to low budget movies!

Episode 6’s main topic is Writing to a Budget. The producer’s budget. What things make a script more expensive to film, as well as a general idea of budget ranges.

Plus, do you need a Manager or an Agent? Our panel of working screenwriters weighs in on that much-asked question. (Hint: none of them currently have a manager or an agent. But all good things come in time.)

Find Episode 6 HERE.

More episodes coming in the near future, but please checkout and like the six we’ve completed!