Category Archives: The Raven

StoryPros 10th Annual Semi-Finalist

The Raven is a current StoryPros 10th Annual Awards Screenplay Finalist. Stay tuned for further results! StoryPros is owned and operated by award-winning screenwriters and professional studio readers Their analysts have worked for: ITC Entertainment I. R. S. Media DIC Entertainment Showscan Films Gordon/Rosson Agency Jack Scagnetti Agency Lynch/Frost Productions Ralph Edwards/Stu Billett Productions Film/Publishing Group…
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Nicholl Fellowship Scoring

Nicholl Fellowship Scoring Here's a quick generic description of Nicholl scoring. Keep in mind that scoring is based on a 100-point scale. During the First Round, every script is read at least twice and every script received at least two scores. The higher of those two scores will determine which scripts would receive a third read. To receive…
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The Raven – Historian Note to the Reader

Historian Note (to the reader): "The Raven" is a tale of the Black Death as it might have been experienced by ordinary village peasants in 14th century England during a time when religion and superstition were ubiquitous in everyday life - and in the face of a terror so horrifying it could not be explained…
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Nicholl Fellowship 2017

Wild Arms and Aftermath have been submitted to the 2017 Nicholl Fellowship in time for the early-bird deadline. The Raven is receiving its final polish with the help of script reader, Amanda Pendolino, in time for the regular deadline. Its dialogue, setting, and new take on the horror genre promises to be one of the most…
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The Dialogue of “The Raven”

Set against medieval mid-14th century England, a Elizabethan quality resonates in the language of the villagers. Unlike Shakespeare's plays, however, which strongly relies on monologue for its execution (also why Shakespeare adaptations to film tend to do very poorly), "The Raven" utilizes medieval English colloquialism in more everyday types of situations which lends more to its cinematic quality. Much…
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The Raven or Earthly Power (The Village Closest to Hell)

Work has begun on developing "The Raven" as a follow-up to Aftermath in order to leverage the momentum of a horror film. The Raven, or Earthly Power (The Village Closest to Hell) follows the story of a 14th century English village that succumbs to hysteria of infection in the wake of the Black Plague (called…
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