Who We Are/ What We Do

Fresh Voices is a Hollywood based consultancy for screenwriters. Our annual screenplay contest and development services are designed to identify, nurture and bring to market the most promising and exciting new talent, remarkable storytellers, and visonary filmmakers of tomorrow.

Our professional screenplay development services are geared to prepare emerging screenwriters to submit their material to the industry with confidence. Our emphasis is on guiding the writer to discover and hone their own unique voice. As a result, Fresh Voices has effectively and successfuly helped dozens of screenwriters, just like you, launch their careers.

You only have one chance to impress the people that matter. You owe it to yourself to make that opportunity count.

Discover

Our approach to discovering new talent underscores our strong belief that new voices deserve to be heard, and great stories told.

Empower

Established filmmakers have a support team to prepare, promote and help navigate the business. Fresh Voices offers similar resources to emerging talent.

Promote

We take a proactive approach to introducing new talent and material to the industry through our network of executive relationships.

Fresh Voices Makes A Difference

Our belief is that film and television have the power to not only entertain, but to inform, educate and elicit a deeper appreciation of the world around us. To celebrate the transformative affect of such stories and their writer's, the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition offers four unique awards to highlight those who make a positve difference through their writing.

Additionally, Fresh Voices promotes a sustainable environment by being a completely paperless competition. And because of our desire to make the world a better place, Fresh Voices donates a portion of competition proceeds directly to charity each year. Since 2009, Fresh Voices has supported all of these worthy causes.

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The Subjectivity of Judging Screenplays

By Arik Cohen "Hey judge, what do you look for in a winning script?" So here's the inside scoop: There's a secret checklist.  It's ten points, and we go through your script and see if it has the ten elements.  Elements such as "A character named Jake" and "The word 'gregarious' on page 63."  If you have all ten, you make it to...

4 Reasons the MacGuffin is a Screenwriter's Best Friend

By Armaan Uplekar We’ve seen them all before but perhaps never recognized their importance. From the mysterious glowing suitcase in “Pulp Fiction” to the titular ancient idol in “The Maltese Falcon”, the nuclear warheads in “True Lies”, or DaVinci’s secret code; it’s that thing, or even person (“Get Shorty”), that everyone is chasing after,...

4 Things Every Writer Must Know About Chekhov’s Gun

By Armaan Uplekar  “One must never place a loaded gun on the stage if it isn't going to go off. It's wrong to make promises you don't mean to keep.” Such are the fateful words of Anton Chekhov, a Russian playwright who outlined one of the most important dramatic principles in narrative storytelling. Even though Chekhov wrote this edict...

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