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My Screenplay Is Done. Now What?

What advice would you give to a new screenwriter like me. I've completed the second draft of my feature length screenplay, and I'd like to get it into the hands of people who can point me in the right direction.

I've been looking into script coverage services like and workshops like Writers Boot Camp. Do any of these hold any more merit than the other? Or does it simply depend on the screenplay and the quality of the writing?

 —Julio Antonio Toro
     Writer/ Director
     HollyHood Productions


I am writing a screenplay in which there are many Kung Fu scenes. Obviously I don't know Kung Fu. so how can I write the fight scenes for my screenplay? Thanks.


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