Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Top Three Tips to Winning a Screenplay Contest #scriptchat

Get out the lucky rabbit’s foot, nail that horseshoe up over the office door and keep your fingers crossed – except, of course, when typing. Continue reading

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The Single BIGGEST Mistake Writers Make. Period.

Tweet Anyone who reads fairy tales knows the danger of wishes. Someone who gets three wishes always winds up having to wish a sausage off someone’s nose and doesn’t get the big house and the gold bathtub. That’s bad enough, … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 31st: Wishing and Cat Skinning

Maybe it doesn’t matter at all that they find the truth of their Art and chase the dream some other how. Perhaps I’ll just like the product as something created by funny, original, literate minds. Continue reading

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A message from the Yorkton Film Festival

Tweet For immediate release from the Yorkton Film Festival: Yorkton Film Festival to award $1,000 bursary to winner of Emerging Filmmaker Category. The Yorkton Film Festival has partnered with the RBC to present a new cash bursary award for the … Continue reading

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Ways to Fund YOUR Short Film

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the CSSC’s very own Short Film Fund, where you can raise up to $1,500 towards the completion of your film or marketing your finished product. Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 30th: The Road to Hell

I’ve been known to argue at length in defense of the use of a very particular word, using completely made-up-by-me but official sounding terms like, “emotional resonance” or “cultural zeitgeist”. Continue reading

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Calling All Students, last chance to enter your scripts – just $30!!

Win $2,500 cash, an iPad, have your screenplay produced, attend Yorkton Film Festival, receive our Writer’s Block award—and, most importantly, get your name out by winning the most prestigious short film screenplay competition in North America. Continue reading

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The Compleat Writer’s Emergency Survival Kit

The first thing I’m asking myself is this – why does a writer need an emergency survival kit? I mean, are we talking end-of-the-world, zombie-apocalypse emergency here? Or just the Rochester bus terminal on a Tuesday night? (I think I spent a week in the Rochester bus terminal one Tuesday night. They didn’t even have a coffee machine! Not that I drink coffee, but still!!) Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 29th: Living the Dream

Glimmers are great, but not however, accepted as legal currency. Continue reading

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition Blogs Good; Wins First Place

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition’s THE Blog was recently announced as the 1st place winner in the inaugural Schmutzie.com’s Canadian Weblog Awards Literature and Writing category. Continue reading

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