SCRIPT INDUSTRY EXPERT Q&A: Mario O. Moreno

Script brings you behind the scenes to get to know our family of contributors on a more personal level. Meet Mario O. Moreno, author of our column Screenwriter’s Guidepost. Mario O. Moreno talking jive at the Screenwriter’s World Conference Mario is a Story Specialist for The Writers Store by day, and a screenwriter by night. Since earning a bachelor’s…

The Last Time I Spoke With Blake

The last time I spoke with Blake was at the Writers Store’s previous location in West LA. Blake lived nearby and would visit the store often. He’d usually arrive to find the staff trying to work through some story issue. Blake would be engaged by our conundrum and stick around, riffing suggestions, for however long…

Screenwriter’s Guidepost: Can Screenwriting Contests Advance Your Career?

Question: “Can entering screenwriting contests really help my screenwriting career?” Beyond winning and losing, it depends on you. With the allocation of time required for reading guidelines, financial resources for entry fees, and research required to identify the best contests, writers can find themselves investing more time on entering contests than on writing. While the wrong approach…