Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WriteGirl Bold Ink Awards!

Please support WriteGirl AND schmooze with big screenwriters by going to the 2010 Bold Ink Awards! Tickets are $75, or $150 for a VIP ticket. Click here to purchase!

Thursday April 1, 2010
7-9 pm
The Recording Academy & The GRAMMY Foundation
3030 Olympic Blvd (Lantana Center)
Santa Monica, CA 90404

2010 Honorees:
Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give)
Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost)
Marisa Silver (novelist, God of War, Babe in Paradise)
Patricia Seyburn (poet, Hilarity Mechanical Cluster)
Lynda Resnick (entreprenuer/author, Rubies in the Orchard)

Hope to see you there!

2 comments:

Jen C said...

Hi Amanda,

This comment/question isn't really pertinent to this post, but I figured I'd ask anyway! I've been feverishly working on my spec script in anticipation of the fellowship application process, and I'm running into several uncertainties. I was hoping you might be able to share the answers to the following:

- I've heard that half-hour sitcoms should range between 21-25 pages, but every script I've gotten my hands on is over 30. Is there one standard for specs and another for actual scripts? Any insight on # of pages, based on your experience?

I'm having a brain fart and can't remember all the other questions I had, but I'd love to get the answer to that one for now! Apologies if you already covered it; I just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago and so far, it's been EXTREMELY helpful. So thank you!

Amanda said...

Jen -
I would get your hands on as many real scripts as possible and then try to stay on the low range of their pagecounts. Multicamera half-hours are longer than single cam shows because their formats include all caps action and double-spaced dialogue. Try reading some scripts here:

http://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting2/pilotschool