Screenwriting Screenwriting

Learn the screenwriting craft step-by-step. Includes industry history, tips on character development, dialogue, plot, contracts, and contests.

All About Screenwriting

Information such as plot structure, agents and clubs. Also includes several screenplays.

AllExperts Screenwriting

Question and answer service with volunteer experts answering questions about screenwriting and playwriting.

Alpha Scripts

Dedicated to teaching the basics of scriptwriting. Topics include character creation and pitching your script.


Collected alt.screenwriters columns. Specifically geared towards screenwriters and the emergence of New Media.

Ask Dr. Hollywood

Screenwriter's FAQ from the WGA mentor program.

BBC Online - The Writers' Room

Learn how to write for and submit scripts to the BBC.

A resource site on writing screenplays about the African-American community.

Break into Screenwriting

A script marketing game plan for screenwriters. Articles, tips and resources to help get read, recommended, and sold.

Canadian Screenwriter Magazine

Industry magazine published quarterly, with selected articles available on the site.

Chicago Screenwriters Network

Chicago-based organization for local screenwriters offering industry networking opportunities and member evaluation of individual screenplays.


National non-profit screenwriter's organization that helps emerging screenwriters hone their craft and find alternative access to the screen.

Comedy Guys

Resource for writers looking for tips on sitcom, drama, and screenwriting, as well as for individuals looking for funny clips and jokes.

Comedy Screenplays

Free forum for screenwriters who specialize in writing feature length comedies.

Copyright Protection For Literary Work

Copyright protect your screenplay, book or other literary work. The Writers' Copyright Association, UK also includes a large resource base for writers and regularly gives away free copies of screenwriting software.

Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Selected articles from the publication, available online.

Done Deal

Resources for script sales in Hollywood, along with interviews, advice, and contact information for agencies and production companies.

Drew's Script-O-Rama

Frequently updated site for downloading movie and television screenplays. Contains over 600 scripts.

Embryo Films

Sydney-based film production company offering screenwriting workshops around Australia.

Empire Screenwriting Resource

A free screenwriting course with exercises.


Online directory of the entertainment industry. Includes professional and consumer listings, as well as a free billboard.


Meeting place on the web for scriptwriters of all kinds.

Fade to Script

A mailing list to help screenwriters share information and connect with filmmakers seeking scripts.

Free Script Doctor

Aspiring script analyst offering free script evaluations.

Some interviews and articles offering professional insight into the Hollywood screenwriting process.

Hollywood Creative Directory

Contact information for the film, television and new media industries.

HollyWood Dreams, by Beverley Wood

An entertaining story of hope and faith - and trying to sell a screenplay.

Hollywood Literary Sales

Everything to help screenwriters sell to Hollywood. Free script listing service, interviews and articles and classes from industry pros, books, software, critiquing service, and postings from producers.

Hollywood Network

Networks and markets.

The Hollywood Reporter

Film, music, broadcast, and entertainment business news, including independents and international information.

Hollywood Scriptwriter

The entertainment industry's trade paper specifically written for screenwriters. Subscription information available.

Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute

Learn screenwriting at home. Agent/Producer referrals when script ready.

How to Get an Agent

Provides tips and guidance explaining how to get a talent agent to read a screenplay. Contact information provided.

Inside TV Biz

An inside, behind-the-scenes look at the television business from Hollywood veteran Sandy Siegel.

Internet Screenwriters Network

Screenwriter in Cyberspace

Interview with Script Guru Robert Mckee

An exclusive interview with screenwriting guru Robert Mckee.


Submit scripts online for free. Read interviews with industry professionals. Message boards to communicate with other writers. Stories of development heaven and hell. Get your questions answered by the people who know Hollywood.

James Russell Publishing

A publisher of books and screenplays, also includes some advice for screenwriters.

Jeff Kitchen's Screenwriting Seminar

Hollywood screenwriting seminar with extensive individual hands-on development sessions and state-of-the-art tools for the dramatist.

Jenna's Screenwriting Spot, Act 2

Synopses of spec scripts and many resources for screenwriters.

Letter Box: Script Writing and Publishing Tool

An innovative software tool which grants aspiring screenwriters the power to create professional scripts and screenplays without professional scriptwriting knowledge.

Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

Screenwriter, Lew Hunter, offers workshops. Includes dates and information for upcoming Indian Summer Writer's Colony.

London Screenwriters Workshop

The UK's only charity devoted to the promotion of new screenwriters. A writers' organisation run by and for writers.

The Mad Screenwriter

Internet resources for screenwriters with a humorous twist.

Mad Screenwriter's Page

Everything you always wanted to know about screenwriting and Canadian world domination. Links for screenwriters.

MakeIt Write

An interactive website designed for new writers who desire to craft for film and television. Free forums, screenwriting news and helpful articles.

Mark's Screenwriting Page

A site for aspiring and experienced screenwriters seeking information.


The fundamentals of dramatic structure, the human emotions, and the construction of humorous characters and situations are explained, with examples drawn from some of the most popular motion pictures ever produced.

Features a database of screenwriting contests, script sales, literary agencies, film producers, and publishes an email newsletter.

The New York Screenwriter Monthly

Featuring interviews with successful screenwriters, agents and producers and a full line of screenwriters' essentials from cardstock to brads.

Our Pitch Sessions to Star Trek

Behind the walls at Deep Space Nine and Voyager Pitches. Real insight into how the pitch process works.

The Pitch Factory

The show that gives writers the chance to pitch their stories on TV.

Projector Films

Resources and links for UK script writers.

Public Domain

Database to search literary adaptations by country. Full texts of public domain material is available to download.

Links and news for screenwriters.

The Rocliffe New Writing Forum

Discussion forum uniting actors, writers, directors, producers, and industry individuals using new writing as the medium. Includes events, forum, and notice board.

San Francisco Screenwriters

A creative coalition of screenwriters in the California Bay Area who meet monthly to help each other with scripts, ideas, and marketing screenplays. Includes information on monthly writing groups and courses.


Site to assist beginning screenwriters develop their trade. Site is from Sweden and has resources specific, but not limited, to that area.

The Screenplayers

A growing alliance of accredited screenwriters who are using the Internet to market their original screenplays.

A Screenwriters and Authors Website

Interviews, contests, agents, workshops, bulletin board, and writing links.

Screenwriters at Scriptmania

Links to entertainment news, film festivals, screenwriting competitions, and software.

Screenwriters Cyberia

Over 1000 links to agents, online sites, the movie biz, prodcos, competitions, and festivals.

Screenwriters For Hire

Screenwriters can post their websites and contact information and find links to postings for Writers Wanted.

Screenwriters Forum

Over 300 articles covering every aspect of screenwriting, including character development, selling your screenplay, and protecting your idea.

Screenwriters Guild of America

A professional portal for working and aspiring screenwriters globally.

Screenwriters Homepage

A collection of articles on the business of being a screenwriter.

Screenwriters Online

Screenwriting classes and industry report.

A Screenwriter's Resource

Email workshops and in-person intensives by Thyrza Eyre, MFA. Thyrza also recommends scripts to analyze for structure, plot, character and dialogue. A useful resource for screenwriters of all levels.

Screenwriting Basics

Basic screenwriting information from Charles Deemer, author of "Screenwright: the craft of screenwriting."

Screenwriting Links and More

An extensive guide on writing screenplays for film and television. Find writing tools, scripts, organizations, software, books, magazines, message boards, links, and contests.


Online screenwriting support service.

Screenwriting/Screenwriters Utopia

Screenwriting resources for screenwriters on the internet and screenplays.

Script Magazine

Screenwriting competition. Screenwriter's resources, chats, articles, online classes, and screenwriting links.

Script Tips

Weekly email newsletter sent by working writer with BBC Radio and theater credits. Gives tips for individuals working on stage, TV, or radio scripts.


Tools for beginner and advanced screenwriters. Many resources including script coverage and analysis, a spec script market, articles, links, and screenplays.

ScriptNet 2000

ScriptNet 2000 is a skill-sharing project between the UK and Ghana. Scriptwriting workshops will be run in Ghana by both UK and Ghanaian tutors, with the aim of eventually making five short films.

Selling to Hollywood Screenwriters Conference

Premier screewriting conference providing opportunities for personal pitch contacts with industry professionals, information on agents and producers, educational seminars and friendly learning environment.

Showbiz Ltd.

A site offering up to date information for writers to reach top entertainment industry executives quickly and cost effectively. Resumes and work for writers.

Simply Scripts

Provides downloadable TV scripts and teleplays, a TV writer's resource.

So You Wanna Pitch a TV Show

Step-by-step information teaching how to pitch a TV show, write a treatment, and meet the right people. Includes bulletin board.

SoYouWanna be a Sitcom Writer

A step-by-step guide to becoming a sitcom writer, including facts about the industry, creating an original story, writing a spec, and getting an agent.

Story and Script Development

An award-winning screenwriter and script consultant offering a free initial consultation on movie ideas.

Story Notes Newsletter

A free newsletter devoted to the craft of screenwriting, by Jeff Newman. New articles monthly, plus access to back issues on site.

The Story Pages

Information and discussion on the art, craft, and business of screenwriting and short fiction. Includes commentary, analysis, profiles, and available work.

Free resources including creative writing software, writing tips, and classes in Real Player format.

Suite Beginning Screenwriting

Focuses on aspects of writing a full length screenplay. Includes archive of articles.

Syd Field, offers free email, message forums and chat rooms through his website and its companion site,

The Thinking Writer

Columns, advice, workshops and other support for screenwriters.

The TV Writer Home Page

Television writing explained by award winning writer and poet Larry Brody, currently the head writer of Spider-Man Unlimited on Fox Kids Network.

Venice Arts e-Screenwriting

free online screenwriters workshop - as well as a Query Submission Service and annual screenwriting competition.

Victoria Screenwriters

For novice and established Canadian screenwriters who want to network or share information with their peers.

Virtual Script Workshop

Listing of online internet screenwriting courses from around the globe, plus courses run in UK.

VoyForums Comedy Screenwriting Guru

Message board for questions about comedy screenwriting for feature length films.


Simply put, this site gives away secrets. From working screenwriters Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott. Secrets weighted specifically toward selling scripts to Hollywood.


Information, advice, guidance and training for and about scriptwriters in theatre, television, film, radio.

Writers Script Network

Specializes in matching industry people including producers, directors, and representatives, with screenwriters and scripts through e-newsletters, web site, and Players Marketplace printed magazine.

The Writer's Store

Seminars, books, tapes, and software by leading screenplay authorities for film and TV script writing. Free eNewsletter.

Writers Write Screenwriting

Online resource for screenwriters with site reviews, links to resources, links to movie producers and a message board.

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