scr(i)pt magazine stuff
Firstly, I have a new article up on the web only, about various screenwriting-related resources available on the web. No doubt most of you will be familiar with many of these (and I even mention and link to a few of your blogs on there), but this is only Part I. Part II (next month) may offer you some lesser-known resources. But please check out The Screenwriter's Web -- Part I: Skill Development Tools. Part II focuses on research related tools.
Secondly, following my recent post on the upcoming Scriptwriters Showcase, co-sponsored by scr(i)pt and Final Draft, there were a few questions raised in the comments that I wanted to check on and respond to.
Someone asked about the cost of the event, and the basic explanation I received and am passing on is that with the Expo, you pay $79 to get in, plus more for each seminar and/or pitch events, etc, and here it is a single fee, and all the speakers are professionals. In addition to the seminars, there are also meet-and-greets with these people included in the fee, and networking parties and the like. So I'd say it is somewhat about quality over quantity, and even the quantity isn't as much less as it might seem.
Also, regarding the question about the keynote speaker, the reason the keynote has not been announced yet is that they are checking on the scheduling. I cannot say who it is either, but it is definitely someone who is a major player, and the second choice would be equally significant. Obviously, once the announcement is made, you'll see what I mean, but I too will stand behind the promise that the keynote will be from "one of the most influential voices in the entertainment industry."
Lastly, there was the question about why the "i" in scr(i)pt magazine's name is in parentheses. Shelly (the editor) is going to send me the "official" explanation, and I'll post it on here. ;-)
Hope that answers things!
Tags: screenwriting, Scriptwriters+Showcase, web+writing+resources, scr(i)pt+magazine