Screenwriting Links


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Please note that the WGAW no longer updates or posts the TV Market List. For information about television shows currently under development or in production, we suggest these links. Subscriptions are required to view these sites.

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 Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter's television and film production listings are updated throughout the week.

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. 
Despite its name, TVtracker comprehensively tracks and analyzes all three major divisions of filmed entertainment, including feature films, digital entertainment, and of course, television.

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


Artist Armor
Artist Armor is a San Francisco-based software company that offers a unique Web platform for the writing community.

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.

The Random Name Generator
Trying to think up a character name? The random name generator uses data from the U.S. Census to randomly generate male and female names while allowing you to set your obscurity factor from 1 (common) to 99 (totally obscure).

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.


Broadcasting & Cable
Authoritative broadcasting industry news covering local TV, FCC regulation, HD, DTV and 3D technology, programming, syndication, and advertising.

Cinema Blend
An independently owned entertainment site based in Portland, Oregon.

CNN Showbiz
CNN’s around-the-clock entertainment reporting news site. 
Movie news, release dates, forums and more.

The Daily Beast
Founded by Tina Brown and Barry Diller in 2008, The Daily Beast combines breaking news and sharp commentary. 
Launched in 2006 as Deadline Hollywood Daily, DHD is regularly included on lists of the top and most influential entertainment Web sites.

E! Online 
Daily entertainment news, celebrity info, original features, gossip, music and movie reviews, and live-event coverage.

Entertainment Weekly 
Feature articles, movie and multimedia reviews.

Fade In
Chronicling life in the entertainment industry with articles by and for filmmakers.
Comprehensive worldwide festival coverage.

Film School Rejects
Provides an independent commentary track on the entertainment world and an open forum for passionate film fans.

Film Threat
Delivers reviews, news, festival coverage, exclusive filmmaker interviews, and filmmaking education and inspiration.

First Showing
The latest movie news, movie trailers, reviews, interviews, opinions, hype and buzz, and everything else related to the cinematic experience.

The Futon Critic 
TV resource site that informs television viewers on breaking news, what's on TV, premiers and finales, ratings, and TV guides. 
An entertainment Web site dedicated to fans of movies, television, and celebrities.

The Hollywood Reporter
On-line edition of Tinseltown's daily entertainment trade magazine.

Huffington Post Entertainment
HuffPo’s offering of the latest entertainment news and commentary.

News, information, and networking for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry, and moviegoers.

The Internet Movie Database
The Web’s best searchable online database of information about films, including current and near-future movie releases, recent box office numbers, movie quotes, daily entertainment news, and much more.

L.A. Weekly 
On-line version of LA's leading alternative newspaper. 
Entertainment news from the LA Times newspaper. 
A site for everything movies. 
On-line version of all the news that's fit to print.

Studio System News
Provides entertainment trade-news aggregation, analysis, and insider viewpoints to the entertainment Industry.

Television News Archive (Vanderbilt University) 
Since August 5th, 1968, The Television News Archive has systematically recorded, abstracted, and indexed national television newscasts. These are abstracts only, but include the time an item appeared during a broadcast, so it's a great way to track down stock footage.

TV Guide 
Includes online TV shows, fan forums, reviews, behind-the-scenes news, and episode and person guides.
Selected daily articles from the venerable Hollywood trade paper. Complete online version available by subscription.

The Village Voice
On-line version of New York City’s alternative weekly newspaper.

The Wrap
High-profile entertainment newsbreaks, investigative stories, and authoritative analysis.

Yahoo! Movies
From the granddaddy of all search engines, this site features current reviews, upcoming releases, top box office listings, selected items from the Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

TV news through lively articles, photos and recommended "best bets" as well as schedules and grids.

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