Screenwriting Tools & Links

WGAW Resources

Ask the Expert
A list of individuals or organizations willing to provide free expert information to writers.

The Craft
Get writers' behind-the-scenes takes on how they crafted the scripts for today's most popular, exciting and original films and TV shows.

Industry Organizations Links
Other writers guilds and unions, film and TV organizations, film festivals, and interactive and artists' rights organizations.

Now Playing
A free e-newsletter Writers Guild of America West with the latest content from plus a calendar of upcoming WGAW screen and TV writing-related events.

The Writers Workbench
A column offering guidance to writers trying to make sense of our bewildering technology-based universe.

Written By
In-depth stories from Written By, the official magazine of the Writers Guild of America West, including extra content not found in the print version.
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WGAW Agency List
A list of agencies representing film, television and interactive writers.

WGAW Membership Requirements
Everything you need to know to become a member of the Writers Guild of America West.

Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library
The Foundation's mission is to serve the community of writers and for writers to serve the community. Through events, outreach programs, library and archive, the WGF strives to educate and inspire writers as well as to promote and preserve excellence in writing.

Industry Links

Baseline’s flagship product The Studio System, is a subscription database of premium film and television information. Baseline also provides entertainment research and reporting access through Baseline Intelligence and Screenline.
Done Deal Pro tracks the various script, book, treatment, pitch and TV sales and options made in Hollywood each day as well as internationally.

The pro version of the Internet Movie Database provides detailed film and TV production tracking information along with contact details.

Production Weekly 
Provides a comprehensive breakdown of projects in pre-production, preparation, and active development for film and television.

Variety Production Charts
Variety tracks TV shows in production along with feature films, theater, music, and tech.


The Black Board
The Official Writing Community of the Black List and Go Into The Story.

The Black List
It began as a survey in 2005 of development execs about their favorite unproduced screenplays and has blossomed into a database for aspiring screenwriters to become discovered.

…By Ken Levine: The World As Seen By a TV Comedy Writer
The blog of Emmy-winning writer Ken Levine, named one of the Best 25 Blogs of 2011 by TIME Magazine.

A national nonprofit dedicated to mentoring screenwriters. They offer an annual fellowship that includes a 12-month mentorship program with Hollywood professionals.
The Web site for Creative Screenwriting, the magazine that interviews filmmakers, the writers and directors, to reveal what went into the creative processes of major motion pictures, art films and TV series.

Go Into The Story
The official screenwriting blog of the Black List. is a paid service that helps producers easily find a good script, saves time for agents and managers in locating the right people for their clients' scripts, or new clients, and greatly increases exposure for screenwriters.

The International Screenwriters’ Association
An informational resource for screenwriters worldwide and a source for film and TV producers seeking screenwriters.
John August (Go, Big Fish) has been blogging about screenwriting since 2003 and hosts the Scriptnotes podcast with Craig Mazin (Hangover 2, Identity Thief).

John Truby’s Screenwriting Take
John Truby has taught his 22-Step Great Screenwriting and Genre classes to over 35,000 students worldwide.

On Story: Presented by Austin Film Festival
AFF’s half-hour series presents a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows.

OnWriting ONLINE
The Writers Guild of America East's follows in the tradition of its printed predecessor in a dynamic series of video webisodes.

The Nerdist Writer’s Panel
An informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour, Supah Ninjas, Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing.

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
The former Creative Screenwriting editor’s podcast about all things related to screenwriting.

Inside information, articles written by working writers and filmmakers, and in-depth interviews.

Scripts & Scribes
Dozens of interviews with screenwriters, producers, executives, lit agents and managers.

The Scriptwriters Network
An educational, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals.

TV Writer
An insider's look at TV writing, with how-to sections on everything from structure and characterization to pitching and making contacts.

Virtual Pitchfest 
This paid service helps writers pitch their scripts to industry pros and guarantees a response back.

From working screenwriters Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott, this site reveals some of the secrets of writing and selling scripts.

The Writers’ Room
Hosted by Academy Award-winning writer Jim Rash, this Sundance TV original series features a frank and revealing conversation with TV writers and cast members.

Write On
The official blog of the Writers Guild of America East.

Writers Guild Foundation Blog
Analysis, podcasts, interviews, scripts, recipes, and more from the Writers Guild Foundation Web site.

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