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Emerging screenwriters often seek representation early in their writing careers, hoping to kick start their potential and sell their screenplays. This begs the question: should I get an agent or a manager. Realistically, the question should be: CAN I get an agent or manager?

GAPF Hiring

The Great American Screenwriting Conference and PitchFest is hiring.  We are looking for a number of individuals with specific skills in producing, marketing, and writing, as well as tradeshow and event management for several one to three month contracts.  Some of the positions include:


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BACK TO ASA INSIDERS HOME SCREENWRITING TIPS and IDEASTips, Ideas, and other educational help for new and experienced screenwriters and others SCREENWRITING BASICSYour one-page mini screenwriting college course!   WRITING EFFECTIVE LOGLINES**Perfecting your one-sentence pitch.    WHAT ARE IDEAS WORTH?**They Stole My Idea…Boo-Hoo   YOUR WRITING CAREER- ARE YOU SERIOUS?**Are you as serious about your writing as you […]


BACK TO ASA INSIDERS HOME  (Premier Members Only) These companies/organizations offer exclusive discounts to ASA Insiders:  Coverage Ink: The Industry Experts*** THEY ARE ALSO ASA INSIDER MEMBERS!!!SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $20 off any screenplay analysis CLICK FOR WEBSITE: (USE DISCOUNT CODE ASA20)”Our readers are all actually working in the industry. They are currently employed by, or read […]

Women in Film and Video Int’l Summit 2012

Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is delighted to host the Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit 2012.  Connect with media makers from around the world in Washington, DC, November 30 – December 2, 2012. It will be a spectacular weekend featuring:…

Pardon My Aztec

Musings by our Executive Director! A humorous , but poignant look at dealing with “controversial” language in screenplays. Is you mother listening? Please read this entertaining article by our Executive Director, Ron Montana:  Click Here for the PDF article

“A Bit Of Forever” Movie

Hello, I’m writing to let you know about ‘A Bit of Forever: A Short Film of Hope’ After the initial shock of dealing with my husbands stage 4 cancer faded, I found many feelings that I had refused to face. And out of the need to face those feelings, a short film of hope emerged […]

Music TV Writing Gig

LOOKING FOR SCREENWRITER FOR MUSIC TELEVISION SHOW Looking for screen/script writer for a short community music television show. One day shoot. Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis. Apply to Gabriel at


BACK TO SCREENWRITING TIPS My Mentor Ron Montana once likened screenwriting to getting a driver’s license. Until you option or sell your first script, you have a “learner’s permit.” You MUST follow the rules. If you don’t, you probably will never drive. Once you sell a screenplay, you “get your driver’s license,” and you can […]


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