Category Archives: Writing

Top 50 scripts announced for 2013/2014

Tweet Here, without further adieu, we bring to you the creme de la creme for the 2014 competition year. In screenwriter’s alphabetical order, here are the Top 50 Quarter-Finalists for 2014:   Franco & The Snake - Ali Kemal Guven No … Continue reading

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Top 50 scripts announcement coming soon for 2014

Tweet Have no fear! The announcement for the top 50 is quite near! Thank you for your patience and will follow up with the top 50 by Monday March 24th.  

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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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An Interview with Catherine R. Hardin – Winner of the 2013 CSSC

First, and foremost, before anything else you have to tell a great story. Make every word count. Because in the end, nobody will care about anything else if the words don’t count. Continue reading

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Top 50 scripts announced for 2013

Tweet Here, without further adieu, we bring to you the creme de la creme for the 2013 competition year. In no order of importance whatsoever, here are the Top 50 Quarter-Finalists for 2013:   Tell-All Companion    Robert McElheron The Modern … 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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