Books

Screenplay

Syd Field's foundational book on the art and craft of screenwriting.

Writing the Pilot

William Rabkin's guide to conceiving your series and writing the pilot.

The Hollywood Standard

The ultimate screenplay formatting and style guide by Christopher Riley.

The Writer's Journey

Christopher Vogler's comprehensive theory of story structure.

Story

Robert McKee's in-depth exploration of storytelling principles.

SceneWriting: The Missing Manual for Screenwriters Paperback

 Chris Perry and Eric Henry Sanders' guide to mastering the art and craft of writing compelling scenes for your screenplay.

Software

Arc Studio Pro

A cloud-based, feature-packed screenwriting tool with real-time collaboration and seamless integration.

  • ┬áReal-time collaboration
  • Outlining tools
  • Cloud-based

Celtx

An all-in-one pre-production suite that combines screenwriting, storyboarding, scheduling, and budgeting tools, making it suitable for various types of media projects.

  • Pre-production suite
  • Storyboarding integration
  • Scheduling/budgeting

Scrivener

A versatile writing application that provides a comprehensive environment for organizing research, notes, and documents, with a focus on long-form writing projects, including screenplays.

  • Organization tools
  • Customizable templates
  • Distraction-free mode

Blogs and Podcasts

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Draft Zero Podcast

Screenwriting podcast by writers Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis .

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JohnAugust.com

The official site of screenwriter and author John August .

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Go Into the Story

Official screenwriting blog of The Black List .

Competitions

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Screenplay Competition Logo

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships

The Academy's international screenwriting competition.

The Script Lab Screenplay Competition Logo

Shore Scripts

Industry-leading contests and coverage.

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Slamdance Competition

Slamdance's features, pilots, and shorts screenplay contest.