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This no-cost digital resource for screenwriters, authors and filmmakers includes:

For Authors

Get Published: How to Acquire a Literary Agent & Land a Book Deal (pdf)
A kickstart guide designed for nonfiction writers.

For Filmmakers

Infographics (jpgs)

  • 3 Essential Filmmaking Skills You Must Master to Successfully Distribute & Sell Your Films
  • 3 Rules of Pitching Film Investors
  • 4 Steps to Successfully Finance a Film Project with Slated
  • 5 Best Practices for Indie Film Marketing & Distribution
  • 5 Data-Proven Strategies for Raising More Money for an Independent Film with a Crowdfunding Campaign
  • 5 Essentials for a Successful Indie Film Crowdfunding Campaign
  • 5 Keys To a “Sticky Story” Pitch to Finance Your Film
  • 5 Steps to Theatrical Distribution with TUGG for Indie Filmmakers
  • Data-Proven Strategies to Boost Film Sales & Conversion Rates
  • Film Festival PR Toolbox
  • How to Attract a Producer to Your Film Project

For Screenwriters

Educational Material & Samples (pdfs)

  • Beat Sheet Example: To Live & Die in L.A.
  • Example of a Compelling Scene: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Sample Action-Adventure Genre Scenes: Alien & Lethal Weapon
  • Sample Screenplay Outline: Twins
  • Sample Treatment: The Terminator
  • Scene Sequence Example: Field of Dreams
  • Screenplay Structure: How to Create Your Story Blueprint

Screenplays (pdfs)
* Based On (or Inspired By) True Events
+ Adaptation (Based on Source Material)

3:10 to Yuma +

8 Mile *

8 MM

12 Years a Slave *+

22 July *+

42 *

127 Hours *+

1917

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood *+

A Beautiful Mind *+

A Few Good Men +

A Most Violent Year

A Perfect World

A Simple Favor +

A Simple Plan +

A Single Man +

A Star is Born (2018) +

A Very English Scandal *+

A-Team, The +

About a Boy (TV) +

Absolute Power +

Addams Family, The +

Ali *

Alien

Aliens +

All the President's Men *+

Alpha Dog *

Amadeus *+

American Crime Story: O.J. Simpson *+

American Gangster *+

American Hustle *

American Outlaws

American Sniper *+

Analyze This

Animal Kingdom *

Anthropoid *

Apocalypse Now +

Apollo 13 *+

Argo *+

Assassination of Jesse James, The *+

August Osage County +

Awakenings *+

Bad Boys

Badlands *

Basic Instinct

Bates Motel +

Battle of the Sexes *

Beautiful Boy *+

Beauty and the Beast (2017) +

Big Eyes *

Big Short, The *+

Big Sleep, The +

Black Dahlia, The +

Black Hawk Down *+

Black Mass *+

BlacKkKlansman *+

Blade Runner +

Blind Side, The *+

Blow *+

Body Heat

Born on the Fourth of July *+

Bosch +

Bound

Bourne Identity, The +

Boy Erased *+

Boys Don't Cry *

Bram Stoker's Dracula +

Braveheart *

Breaking Bad

Brick

Bridge of Spies *

Bridges of Madison County, The +

Brokeback Mountain +

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid *

Butler, The *

Capote *+

Captain America: The First Avenger +

Captain Phillips *+

Carrie +

Casino *+

Casino Royale (2006) +

Catch Me If You Can *+

Changeling *

Charlie Wilson's War *+

Chernobyl *

Chinatown

Cider House Rules, The +

Cinderella Man *

Clue +

Coal Miner's Daughter *+

Cold Mountain +

Collateral

Concussion *+

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind *+

Copycat

Courage Under Fire

Crash

Crazy Rich Asians +

Crown, The *+

Cujo +

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The +

Current War, The *

Dallas Buyer's Club *

Dances with Wolves +

Danish Girl, The *+

Danny Collins *

Darkest Hour *

Deadpool +

Deer Hunter, The

Defiance *+

Departed, The +

Devil in a Blue Dress +

Devil in the White City, The (unproduced) *+

Devil Wears Prada, The +

Devil's Advocate, The +

Dexter +

Die Hard +

Die Hard with a Vengeance +

Dog Day Afternoon *+

Dolemite is My Name *

Domino *

Donnie Brasco *+

Double Indemnity (1944) +

Doubt +

Downtown Abbey (movie) +

Driving Miss Daisy +

Drugstore Cowboy +

Dunkirk *

Edge of Darkness +

Edge of Tomorrow +

Election +

End of the Tour, The *+

Enemy of the State

Erin Brockovich *

Everest *

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile *+

Eye in the Sky

Fargo

Fargo (TV Script) +

Fast Times at Ridgemont High +

Fault in Our Stars, The +

Field of Dreams +

Fifth Estate, The *+

Fight Club +

Fighter, The *

First Man *+

Flight Plan

Flintstones, The +

Ford v Ferrari *

Fosse/Verdon *+

Founder, The *

Foxcatcher *

Fracture

Frailty

Frequency

Fried Green Tomatoes +

Front Runner, The *+

Frost/Nixon *+

Frozen Ground, The *

Frozen River

Fruitvale Station *

Fugitive, The +

Full Metal Jacket +

G.I. Jane

Game Night

Game of Thrones +

Gangs of New York

Get Carter +

Get Shorty +

Girl on the Train, The +

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The +

Glory Road *

Godfather, The +

Godless (Part 1)

Gods & Monsters *+

Gold *

Gone Baby Gone +

Gone Girl +

Gone in 60 Seconds +

Gone with the Wind +

Good Night and Good Luck *

Goodfellas *+

Gotham +

Gran Torino

Great Gatsby, The +

Green Book *

Green Zone, The *+

Grifters, The +

Grosse Pointe Blank

Hacksaw Ridge *

Hannibal (2001) +

Harriet *

Hateful Eight, The

He's Just Not That Into You +

Heat

Heathers

Heavenly Creatures *

Heist

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures *+

Hitchcock *+

Honey Boy *

House of Cards +

Hunger Games, The +

Hunt For Red October, The +

Hurt Locker, The

Hustlers *+

Hyde Park on Hudson *

I Am Legend +

I Lost My Body +

I Saw the Light *+

I, Robot +

I, Tonya *

Ice Storm, The +

Ides of March, The +

Imitation Game, The *+

In the Heat of the Night (1967) +

Infinity Polar Bear *

Inherent Vice +

Inside Man

Insider, The *+

Insomnia +

Interview with the Vampire +

Into the Wild *+

Into the Woods +

Invictus *+

Invisible Woman, The *+

Irishman, The *+

Iron Lady, The *

Island of Dr. Moreau, The +

Jackie *+

Jackie Brown +

Jaws (1975) +

Jersey Boys *+

JFK *+

Jimi: All Is By My Side *

John Wick

JoJo Rabbit +

Joker +

Joy *

Jurassic Park +

Justified +

Kalifornia

Kill the Messenger *+

Kill Your Darlings *

King, The *

Kings Speech, The *

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Klute +

Knight and Day

Knives Out

L.A. Confidential +

Lady in the Van, The *+

Last Flag Flying +

Last Tycoon, The +

Leave No Trace +

Legend (2015) *

Lego +

Lenny *+

Leon

Lethal Weapon

Letters from Iwo Jima *+

Lincoln *+

Lion *+

Little Women +

Logan +

Logan's Run +

Lone Star

Lone Survivor *+

Looper

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship... +

Lost in Space +

Lovely Bones, The +

Loving *

MacBeth +

Made

Made in Dagenham *

Malcolm X *+

Maleficent +

Maltese Falcon, The +

Man on the Moon *

Man Who Invented Christmas, The *+

Manchurian Candidate, The (2004) +

Manhunt: Unabomber (Pilot Script) *

Manhunter +

Mark Felt *+

Martian, The +

Masters of Sex *+

Matchstick Men +

Maverick +

McFarland USA *

Mean Girls +

Meet Joe Black +

Memento +

Men in Black +

Men Who Stare at Goats, The *+

Miami Vice +

Midnight Run

Milk *

Million Dollar Baby +

Minority Report +

Mob City *+

Mobsters

Molly's Game *+

Moneyball *+

Monster *

Monster's Ball

Motherless Brooklyn +

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. Brooks

Mr. Turner *

Mud

Mudbound +

Munich *+

My Week with Marilyn *+

Mystic River +

Natural Born Killers

NCIS: Devil's Triad

Nightcrawler

No Country for Old Men +

North by Northwest

Ocean's 11 +

Old Man and the Gun, The *+

One Chance *

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest +

Orange is the New Black *+

Other Boleyn Girl, The *+

Our Brand is Crisis *+

Out of Sight +

Ozark

Panic Room

Patriot, The

Patton *+

Pawn Sacrifice *

Payback +

Pearl Harbor

Pet Sematary +

Philomena *+

Pirates of the Caribbean +

Platoon *

Point Blank (1967) +

Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) +

Precious +

Public Enemies *+

Pulp Fiction

Queen, The *

Quiz Show *+

Rabbit Hole +

Raging Bull *+

Reader, The +

Rear Window +

Rebel in the Rye *+

Red Dragon +

Red Eye

Red Sparrow +

Reindeer Games

Report, The *+

Reservoir Dogs

Revenant, The *+

Richard Jewell *+

Rider, The *

Road to Perdition +

Rocketman *

Room +

Runaways, The *

Rush *

Salt

Salton Sea, The

Same Time, Next Year +

Saving Mr. Banks *

Saving Private Ryan

Scarface

Schindler's List *+

Scrooged +

Searching for Bobby Fischer *+

Secretariat *

Selma *

Se7en

Sharp Objects +

Shawshank Redemption, The +

Sherlock Holmes +

Short Term 12 *

Sicario

Silence of the Lambs, The +

Silver Linings Playbook +

Sin Nombre

Sling Blade

Slumdog Millionaire +

Sneakers

Social Network, The *+

South Park: Bigger, Louder and Uncut +

Speed

Spotlight *

Stand by Me +

Star Trek (2009) +

Steve Jobs *+

Sting, The

Straight Outta Compton *

Suffragette *

Swordfish

Taking Lives +

Talented Mr, Ripley, The +

Taxi Driver

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator, The

Testament of Youth *+

Thank You For Not Smoking +

Thelma & Louise

Theory of Everything, The *+

There Will Be Blood +

Thin Red Line, The *+

Thirteen Days *+

Three Billboards ...

Three Days of the Condor +

Three Musketeers, The (1993) +

Thunderheart *

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy +

Titanic *

To Kill a Mockingbird +

To Live & Die in L.A. +

Tombstone *

Total Recall (1990) +

Total Recall (2012) +

Touch of Evil +

Town, The +

Traffic +

Training Day

True Crime +

True Detective: The Long Bright Dark

True Romance

Trumbo *+

Truth *+

Twilight (2008) +

Twins

Two Popes, The *+

Unbroken *+

Uncut Gems

Unforgiven

Unstoppable *

Untouchables, The *+

Up in the Air +

Usual Suspects, The

Utah Murder Project, The *

Valkyrie *

Verdict, The +

Walking Dead, The +

War Dogs *+

War Horse *+

Warriors, The +

We Are Marshall *

Westworld (TV) +

Where the Wild Things Are +

Wild *+

Wind River *

Winter's Bone +

Witness

Wolf of Wall Street, The *+

Woman in Gold, The *

Woodsman, The +

World War Z +

You've Got Mail +

Zero Dark Thirty *

Zodiac *+

 


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