Tools

Books to Get

 • Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
   Blake Snyder


 • Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great
   William M. Akers
   http://yourscreenplaysucks.wordpress.com/

 • What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting
   Marc Norman

 • Adventures in the Screen Trade
   William Goldman

 • The Writer's Partner: 1001 Breakthrough Ideas to Stimulate Your Imagination
   Martin Roth

 • The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
   David Trottier

 • You Can Write a Movie
   Pamela Wallace

Books To Look At

 • Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed As a Professional Writer in TV
   Pamela Douglas
   Chapter 3 – How a Classic Script Is Crafted

 • Writing for Episodic TV: From Freelance to Showrunner
   WGA
   http://wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=156

 • The TV Writer's Workbook
   Ellen Sandler

 • Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach
   Paul Joseph Gulino

 • Writing the Romantic Comedy
   Billy Mernit
   Chapter 5 – Developing Theme

Websites

 • IMDbPro
   http://pro.imdb.com/

 • Screenwriting.info
   http://www.screenwriting.info/

 • TV Writing
   https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/home

 • Script-O-Rama
   http://script-o-rama.com/

 • Done Deal Pro
   http://www.donedealpro.com/default.aspx

 • The Grid
   http://www.itsonthegrid.com/

 • The Black List
   http://blcklst.com/

Competitions

 • Nickelodeon Fellowship
   http://www.nickwriting.com/

 • Scriptapalooza
   http://www.scriptapalooza.com/

 • Script Pipeline
   http://www.scriptpipeline.com/home

 • Nicholl Fellowship
   http://www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/index.html

 • Austin Screenwriting Contest
   http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/

 • Final Draft Big Break
   http://www.finaldraft.com/products/big-break/

 • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
   http://pageawards.com/

 • Disney Fellowship
   http://www.abctalentdevelopment.com/

 • CWA - Creative World Awards
   http://www.creativeworldawards.com/index.php

 • Gimme Credit
   http://www.gimmecreditcompetition.com/index.php