Monthly Archives: May 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brooklyn Brothers Win Canadian Short Screenplay Competition Top Script Prize

David Cormican, founder of the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, announced Jesse & Zachary Herrmann as co-winners of the CSSC for their short film script “Elijah the Prophet”. Continue reading

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JESSE & ZACHARY HERRMANN winn the 2011/12 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition

Tweet Jesse and Zachary Herrmann have taken top prize in the 2010/11 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition at this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards gala as taking place during the Yorkton Film Festival with their script “Elijah the Prophet”. The announcement, made … Continue reading

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A message from ABC Life Literacy

Thanks to Margaret and the staff at ABC for all that you do! And I look forward to seeing everyone tonight in Yorkton at the gala! Continue reading

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The Road to #YFF11 (Yorkton Film Festival) 1-Day-to-Go: IAN JOHNSTON

Q: Glad to see you don’t hold back any punches. Do you have any advice for other writers who may be considering entering the CSSC next year?
A: Don’t talk to me about your script ideas. Put it on the page, dammit. If it’s in your head, it don’t exist. Everyone has an idea for a script. You become special when you put pen to paper.
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The Road to #YFF11 (Yorkton Film Festival) 2-Days-to-Go: LISA EISMEN

Tweet We asked each of our finalists to take some time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions we have about their Top 13 placing script, their career and inspiration(s) and life in general. Today, we speak … Continue reading

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#WW Blog the 47th: Writing’s Deadly Sins

Tweet It could be said that today is a true experiment in pushing the boundaries of a deadline given that it is now lunchtime on the West Coast and I’m just starting the writing of this post.  I could blame … Continue reading

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The Road to #YFF11 (Yorkton Film Festival) 4-Days-to-Go: SCOTT SUMMERHAYES

SS: Short is better. My screenplay is only six pages long I think. But it says all that it needs to say. When I first adapted the short story I was adding scenes and character plots and stuff to try to make it longer. But when I came back to it in November I had to realize that the story said all that it needed to. Keep it small and don’t give away every little detail of the screenplay. That’s how you catch a person’s attention. If you leave all these questions in your audiences mind then that’s the story they’re gonna remember and come back to. Continue reading

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The Road to #YFF11 (Yorkton Film Festival) 5-Days-to-Go: ED JORY

“Simple stories told well” is a good mantra to tattoo on your arm – you want something that translates easily abroad, and strums the right chord regardless of where they’re watching the film from. Continue reading

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The Road to #YFF11 (Yorkton Film Festival) 8-Days-to-Go: JESSE & ZACHARY HERRMENN

Nothing exists until you’ve written it down. So write it down. After that, your guess is as good as ours. In the very least, you’ll have done something concrete. Continue reading

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The Road to #YFF11 (Yorkton Film Festival) 9-Days-to-Go: MATTHEW LAYDEN

Give it a shot. I entered it without expecting to place anywhere near the top 50 and I made it to the top 13. You never know who might be out there, so get your work out there and noticed no matter what. Continue reading

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