Tuesday, February 7, Top 10 Screenwriting Competitions So a few of you revealed to me that you are screenwriters -- a shock, I know -- who liked reading about "Breaking In," but want to know more about Screenwriting Competitions. If you win the right one, you get everything an emerging screenwriter desires: But what are the right ones?
By Ty Burr Globe staff August 30, Venice gets there first, Telluride has more boutique chic, and, further out, New York has critical cachet, but of all the fall film festivals clustering around Labor Day, Toronto seems to be the flame to which the most filmmakers and film lovers converge.
The glitzy, star-stuffed awards bait that will be opening stateside in a matter of weeks or months? Heartfelt indies that shine a light on a lesser-seen America? The documentaries that are often the most entertaining and thought-provoking films in town?
Or the mind-boggling wealth of movies from other countries, many of which will never see the light of US screens? The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Sign Up Thank you for signing up! Bradley Cooper stars and makes his directorial debut opposite Lady Gaga as the up-and-comer.
Will it be great or just great cheese?
It just slayed them at Venice, apparently. Withheld from Cannes for further tinkering, so the want-to-see quotient on this is through the roof. At this point, some of us will follow him anywhere. Adapt a classic James Baldwin novel about a black couple in love and endangered in s New York? Reilly, Riz Ahmed, and Rutger Hauer.
Two underrated actresses playing two storied women. You get to watch from a comfy chair, but bring the Dramamine anyway.
TIFF excels at capturing the heart with real people and real stories, and this has a winning buzz. A useful and necessary corrective to ongoing ignorance? A community project filmed over several years, it sounds odd and lovely.
This one sounds odd, period, but sometimes those can be the most felicitous festival finds of all.
Ty Burr can be reached at ty. Follow him on Twitter tyburr.THE NEXT BEST THING recently won best comedy in the JHRTS pilot competition. It is also currently a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival's Teleplay Competition for best comedy pilot, ranking among the top 1% of submissions.
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