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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Call for Papers
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Date:    3/15/95 9:51 AM
Theme: Writing for Documentary Film & Video
A theme issue of Creative Screenwriting is now being planned on the topic of
"Writing for Documentary Film and Video."  Articles may investigate any and
all issues involving writing for documentary and informational film and
video.  Suggested topics include:
 1. The presence/absence of an individualized voice in documentary writing.
 2. Writing for neo-documentary film and TV, or informational film and TV.
 3. Analysis of screenplays based upon actual events, blending fact and
fiction (MOW's, Adaptations, etc.).
 4. Interviews/script reviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Anna Hamilton
Phelan, David Putnam, the writers/directors of Hoop Dreams.
 5. Writing for continuing series (NOVA, nature programs, etc.).
 6. How to: The process of building a documentary script.
 7. Relevant interviews and script reviews are also encouraged.
The deadline for submission of essays for this issue is
May 15, 1995.
Theme: Writing for
A theme issue of Creative Screenwriting is now being planned on the topic of
"Writing for Television."  Articles should investigate and illuminate any and
all issues involving scriptwriting and television.  Suggested topics :
  1. Articles on all technical and creative aspects of writing for 1-Hour
Drama, Sitcoms, TV Movies (MOWs and Mini-Series, Quiz Shows, Reality
Programming and Soaps.
  2.  Moving from television to feature film.  Moving from feature film to TV
(Spielberg, Levinson).
  3.  Analysis of scripts from Star Trek Voyager, Homicide, NYPD Blue,
Frasier, Rosanne, Picket Fences, Home Improvement.
  4.  Comparison of drama/structure/writing from ER and Chicago Hope.
  5.  Articles on "the business" side of writing for TV.  How accessible is
the industry to new writers?
  6.  Interviews with Stephen Bocho, David E. Kelley, and John Wells.
 Interviews with writer/producers such as Rick Berman, Michael Piller and
Larry David.  Interviews with minority producers and head writers (Living
Single, Dr. Quinn, Lois & Clark).
  7.  Other relevant interviews and script reviews are also encouraged.
The deadline for submission of essays for this issue is July 15, 1995
Generally, articles should be ten to thirty-five, double-spaced pages and
carry notes at the end.  Inquiries and three copies of manuscripts should be
sent to:
Erik Bauer, Managing Editor,
Creative Screenwriting, 816 E. Street NE, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20002.
(202) 543-3438.  [log in to unmask]
Submit an Article on Your Own
Writing Experience and Research
Articles: Submissions should be of feature (20+ pages) length and focused on
an issue or topic of interest to the advanced TV and movie writer.  The
submission of professional articles on topics such as cinematic storytelling,
creative story construction, character development, dialogue, comedy writing,
breaking out of the Three-Act paradigm and women in screenwriting is
encouraged.  Detailed articles on screenwriting markets and human interest
pieces on the screenwriting life will also be considered.  Generally, CS will
give consideration to all articles with professional and/or scholarly merit
for the screenwriter.  Articles which analyze actual scripts are most likely
to be published.
Script Analysis: CS is very interested in publishing concise analysis of the
strengths and weaknesses of commercially successful, unsuccessful, and
innovative screenplays.  These analysis usually take the form of a feature
article and either focus on one work, compare a few individual works, or
address a genre/topic of interest.  A script analysis should not provide
"coverage" of the screenplay in question.  The analysis should instead focus
on a limited number of interesting elements present in that work(s).
 Perhaps, the use of drama vs. melodrama, or character arc/theme, or even a
single illuminating metaphor.  Script reviews should include relevant
excerpts from reviewed screenplays.
Columns: Submissions should be of short length (1000-2500 words) and focused
on an aspect of "the business of screenwriting."  Short essays on topics such
as "Dealing with Agents", "Dealing with Receptionists at Agencies and
Production Companies", "How to Sell a TV Script", "How to 'Break In'",
"Planning Your Screenwriting Career" and "Getting Organized" are currently
being accepted.  All writing of interest to TV and movie writers will be
Screenwriting Life: Creative Screenwriting also publishes articles on the
"Screenwriting Life."  In this series, individual screenwriters spin stories
based upon their own experiences in the business.  Those submissions in this
category which illustrate useful information and advice are most likely to be
published.  Length: (1000-2500) words normally.
Papers should be typed with double spacing and wide (one inch) margins, and
submitted in triplicate to the editorial office.  Two copies of academic
papers should have all reference to the author removed.  All notes should be
collected at the end of the paper.  If possible, a copy of the paper should
also be submitted on disk.  Submissions should be mailed to: Creative
Screenwriting, 816 E Street NE, #201, Washington, DC 20002.
Terms of Acceptance
Submission of a manuscript is taken to imply that the paper represents
original work not previously published.  It is also assumed that the author
has obtained all necessary permissions to include in the paper items such as
quotations, reprinted figures, results of government-sponsored research, etc.
 The original author of all manuscripts published in Creative Screenwriting
retains copyright to the material, except for First North American
Publication Rights, which are granted to Creative Screenwriting as a
condition of acceptance for publication.  Please enclose return postage if
you wish your submission returned.
Creative Screenwriting publishes a free newsletter for students and faculty.
 If you would like to receive a Free subscription to the CS Newsletter,
please send your name, address and number of copies to:
Creative Screenwriting
816 E Street N.E., Suite 201
Washington, DC 20002
Or call us at (202) 543-3438 and leave your information.