Category Archives: Screenplay

Top 25 Scripts Announced for 2014

Tweet Ahem. Ladies and Gentlemen, we bring to you, the even creamier, in no particular order of importance whatsoever (we promise), of the previously announced Top 50 have been whittled down to… the Top 25 Semi-Finalists for 2014:     … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 1st: A New Year, A New Writer

Tweet I’m back!  After a hiatus of 2.5 years I am back writing for the CSSC blog.  I imagine that in my absence my name has fallen into obscurity so I will use this first blog post to update you … Continue reading

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Full List of the Winners at 66th Yorkton Film Festival

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition Writers Block Crystal
The Triumphant Death of Frank Bean: Writer(s) Catherine R. Hardin.

Drama
WILL: Producer(s) DAVID CORMICAN , ANDREW RAIHER ; Director(s) LAURENCE COHEN ; Writer (s) DAVID CAREY ; Production Company YEAR OF THE SKUNK PRODUCTIONS. Continue reading

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Final 13 CSSC Scripts to Compete for Top Screenwriting Prize

These 13 lucky finalists will be granted full-accreditation to attend the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatchewan, Canada, where they can attend industry panels, screenings and networking events, in addition to attending the Golden Sheaf Awards Gala, where the winner of the 2013 Canadian Short Screenplay will be announced as part of the Television Broadcast awards show May 25th, 2013. Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 33rd: Stretching for Writers

Tweet Before I go any further with this post, I would like to acknowledge that my fifth grade history teacher showed the film pictured above – Roger Corman’s Pit and the Pendulum – to our class. I’d like to think … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 32nd: Modern Romance – The Sweet Smell of Psychosis

Tweet “You ever heard of a no-win situation?… You know, Vietnam, this.” – Albert Brooks (Modern Romance, from the opening break-up scene depicted above). Piggybacking off of last week’s post on Blue Collar, I decided to go with another “How … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 31st: Blue Collar – Anger and Clarity

Tweet This past Sunday, I cut into my designated writing time with the very noble cause of venturing out into the melting Brooklyn streets to catch Paul Schrader’s directorial debut, Blue Collar, as part of the current Richard Pryor retrospective … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 30th: Fun and Games

Tweet Let’s have some fun. One of my favorite classes in college was my first semester freshman year Intro to Poetry workshop. Lucky duck that I was*, I had placed out of the heinous English 101 requirement, and therefore, was … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 29th: On “Deserving” Subjects

Tweet Try as I might to move on from the topic, I keep using this space to come back to the idea of the sympathetic protagonist. This week is no exception. One of the most useful pieces of writing advice … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 28th: Be Human, Be Merciless

Tweet With foolish prejudice (and no HBO subscription), I had avoided Lena Dunham’s Girls for too long. I wrongfully assumed the series would be irksome, all the more so given my Brooklyn residence. This sort of Brooklyn-based geographical self-inflation mixed … Continue reading

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