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What is A Fresh Voice & Why It Matters To Your Screenwriting Career Part II) What Makes A Fresh Voice?What is A Fresh Voice & Why It Matters To Your Scr...
Aug 16 2015 - Joel Mendoza (Producer & Founding Partner Fresh Voices LLC)

Part 2)   What Makes a FRESH Voice? In Part 1 we brought a better understanding to what the Screenwriter’s Voice is, and equally important is understanding what makes the screenwriter’s voice Fresh. Every writer has their own unique voice, but what makes their voice fresh? For a voice to be considered fresh, it needs to connect with and excite an audience. Film is one of the most powerful forms of communication known to man. Why would somebody make a film just to keep [ ... ]

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What is a Fresh Voice & Why It Matters To Your Screenwriting Career Part 1) The Screenwriter's VoiceWhat is a Fresh Voice & Why It Matters To Your Scr...
Jul 29 2015 - Joel Mendoza (Producer & Founding Partner Fresh Voices LLC)

I am often asked, what does Fresh Voices look for in a winning script? Can a character-driven script that isn’t very commercial still win? Can an awesome concept trump great execution?
br/> The answer goes well beyond what we look for in the competition. The answer is the key that sustains a long and successful career as a screenwriter.

Fresh Voices was founded on the belief that the single biggest factor in building a successful screenwriting career is the writer’s “Voice”. We’ve heard [ ... ]

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Fresh Voices Headline Judge Hossein Amini Sees His Film Fresh Voices Headline Judge Hossein Amini Sees His...
Jul 28 2015 - Fresh Voices

Fresh Voices Headline Judge Hossein Amini will see his film “Shanghai” released in the US by The Weinstein Company. TWC originally opened the Mikael Håfström directed film in China in 2010 but it was never released in the US. That is all about to change as the film has been slated for a limited theatrical run starting August 21, 2015. The film, starring John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat, Ken Watanabe and Franke Potente is a neo-noir set during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II. [ ... ]

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New Sponsor Added: WriterDuetNew Sponsor Added: WriterDuet
Jun 23 2015 - Fresh Voices

We are pleased to welcome WriterDuet as our new sponsor for 2015.Thanks to their generosity, winners of this year's screenplay competition will win this exciting new screenwriting software for free! WriterDuet is modern, feature-rich screenwriting software built to simplify every aspect of writing for professionals and amateurs alike. It has real-time collaboration, infinite revision tracking, an advanced outliner, and a user-friendly interface that gives writers everything they need without ge [ ... ]

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Changes to the Fresh Voices Scorecard: What you need to knowChanges to the Fresh Voices Scorecard: What you ne...
Jun 09 2015 - Fresh Voices

By Fresh Voices Staff We have made some changes to our scoring.  Why? Roger Ebert gave the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman three stars out of four.  You know how many stars he bestowed upon the classic film Godfather, Part II in his original 1974 review?  Three stars out of four.  Well there you have it, Roger Ebert thought a Will Ferrell comedy and an epic crime saga were exactly the same in terms of quality. Except he didn’t.  We know he didn’t.  He’s said  [ ... ]

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An Interview with 2015 Fresh Voices Headline Judge - Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter  Hossein AminiAn Interview with 2015 Fresh Voices Headline Judge...
May 16 2015 - Fresh Voices

             Hossein Amini may not be a household name, but in the business of screenwriting, Hoss as he is known in the industry, is a name both recognized and highly respected. When you earn an Academy Award nomination for your second film, it certainly sets your career in the right direction. With such screenwriting credits to his name as Drive starring Ryan Gossling, Snow White and the Huntsman, Ronin 47, Killshot, Four Feathers, Shanghai and an  [ ... ]

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Spotlight Charity: FilmAid InternationalSpotlight Charity: FilmAid International
May 15 2015 - Fresh Voices

Each year the Fresh Voices Screenpaly Competition donates a portion of the competition proceeds directly to charity. We are pleased to announce this year, the 2015 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition will be donating to Film Aid International.  What is FILMAIDall about?  (courtesy - www.filmaid.org) FilmAid is the film and TV industry’s leading humanitarian and development organization, harnessing the power and influence of film (and other media) to bring lifesaving information  [ ... ]

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2015 Headline Judge - Hossein Amini2015 Headline Judge - Hossein Amini
May 14 2015 - Fresh Voices

Fresh Voices is pleased to announce Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter Hossein Amini has been named the Headline Judge of the upcoming 2015 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Hossein Amini may not be a household name, but in the business of screenwriting, Hoss as he is known in the industry, is a name both recognized and highly respected. When you earn an Academy Award nomination for your second film, it certainly sets your career in the right direction. With such screenwriting credits to  [ ... ]

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Screenwriter Interview: Chris Bowen - 2014-15 Fresh Voices Grand Prize WinnerScreenwriter Interview: Chris Bowen - 2014-15 Fres...
Apr 29 2015 - Fresh Voices

Originally from Wilson, North Carolina, Christopher moved to Los Angeles in January of 2015 after earning his MFA in Screenwriting from Northwestern University and being named a 2014 Nicholl Fellowship Quarter Finalist.  His winning screenplay, Travis 6, tells the story of a grieving man who has six chances to travel back in time and prevent an accident that killed the love of his life, each time interacting with and learning more from his prior self. But he soon discovers that h [ ... ]

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Fresh Voices Grand Prize Winner Chris Bowen Signs with Echo Lake ManagementFresh Voices Grand Prize Winner Chris Bowen Signs ...
Apr 29 2015 - Fresh Voices

Chris Bowen, Grand Prize Winner of the 2014-15 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition has been signed by managers James Engle and Amotz Zakai at Echo Lake Entertainment. Echo Lake recently produced the 6 times Academy Award Nominated film Nebraska and the upcoming film Truth starring Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid and Cate Blanchett.  On the management side, they have over 45 clients staffed on hit TV shows including TURN, THE 100, UNFORGETTABLE, HOUSE OF LIES, L&O:SVU, GREY’S ANATOMY, LA [ ... ]

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