Moderator's note: I think this may be a repeat, but just in case... ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- CALLS FOR PAPERS 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 TELEVISION 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] SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 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 considered. 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. Submissions 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. 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