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Bill Boyle's Screenwriting Tip #2

Started Sep 10, 2009


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Writer, Producer
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Tell us about yourself:
Veteran screenwriter Bill Boyle has been involved in the film industry in both Canada and the U.S. for over 25 years as a writer, director, agent, producer, story editor, and mentor.

Bill has had four screenplays produced with two more presently under option. Additional information on the films can be found at or at

He presently teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extensions as well as at various universities throughout Canada and the United States.

Bill Boyle’s feature screenplays have received multiple awards and recognition including: • Palm Springs Film Festival Critics Choice • Atlantic City Film Festival Audience Choice • Toronto Reel World Festival Best Canadian Feature • ACTRA nomination for Best Dramatic Writer • Canadian Film Awards Finalist • Recipient of the Harold Greenberg Fund • Chicago Film Festival Special Jury Nomination.

Mr. Boyle is also a former agent/manager and has represented and negotiated hundreds of contracts on behalf of his writers, directors and actors.

He now devotes a significant amount of his time sharing his experience mentoring younger screenwriters and has lectured throughout Canada and the United States: The Scriptwriter’s Network, Los Angeles • University of Alberta • The University of Saskatchewan • National Screen Institute, Winnipeg • San Antonio Screenwriters ● The University of Regina • ● New Orleans Screenwriters ● The University of Victoria • The Vancouver Film School • Praxis Screenwriting Center, Simon Fraser University • Riverside Community College • 2008 and 2009 Screenwriters Expo. ● The Los Angeles Filmmakers Alliance.

Mr. Boyle also served for three years as SaskFilm’s “Screenwriter in Residence”.
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Resume: Bill Boyle

Writer: Produced

Cross Bar 90 min Television Drama Canadian Broadcasting Corp
(ACTRA Nomination for Best Dramatic Writer)
Sealed With A Kiss Feature Screenplay Shavick Enter / Saban
Now & Forever Feature Screenplay Peace Arch Enter/ Edge
(Palm Springs Film Festival – Critics Choice)
(Atlantic City Film Festival – Audience Choice)
(Toronto Reel World Festival – Best Canadian Feature Film)
Photo Justice Independent Drama Forward Step Productions

Optioned or in Development

You May Now Kill the Bride Angel Entertainment

The Wild West Adventures
of Vonnie McCaul Feature Screenplay Minds Eye Pictures

The Life and Death of a
Total Stranger Feature Screenplay

Pages of History Television Series Juxtapose Productions

Wandering Springs Television Series CBC Development

Executive Producer:

Monroe Theatrical Production Adelaide Court Theater, Toronto
Sealed With A Kiss Feature Length Drama Shavick Enter / Saban
Now & Forever Feature Length Drama Peace Arch Entertainment
Will Strip For Food Theatrical Production Los Angeles/ Dublin, Ireland


‘Screenwriter in Residence’ for SaskFilm from 2005 to 2007
Contact Reference: Susanne Bell CEO/Film Commissioner

Taught and guest lectured throughout Canada and the United States including the following institutions:

UCLA Extensions Los Angeles, California
Riverside College Riverside, California
The Scriptwriter’s Network Los Angeles, California
University of Alberta Calgary, Alberta
Canadian Film Institute Toronto, Ontario
The University of Saskatchewan Extensions (CCDE) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
National Screen Institute Winnipeg, Manitoba
The University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan
The University of Victoria Victoria, British Columbia
The Vancouver Film School Vancouver, British Columbia
Praxis Screenwriting Center, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, British Columbia

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At 1:30pm on December 2, 2009, Entandem Productions-EP Casting said…
Are you still checking in? How are things going with your projects?
At 8:56pm on August 16, 2009, Chad R Homan said…

You may Be able to down load attachments with the community serve list, sending them to all the members at once instead of one at a time. I dont know, I haven't used that function in a while. However, once you have a comment with downloads formatted, all you have to do is copy and paste it to the others...

At 8:24pm on August 16, 2009, Chad R Homan said…

I just thought of something...

You know how there are so many ext. types of documents out there? A 'best practice' that is now becoming popular is to save your document as a PDF and send it as a PDF because just about anyone can read PDFs.

At 7:52pm on August 16, 2009, Chad R Homan said…
Dear Bill,

There are three ways to download attachments when sending comments... On the menu bar directly above, the 'link' icon is for 'hyperlinks' - videos,etc... the 'photo' icon is for images' - jpegs, etc... like this:

* We should see about having you interviewed on the Alan Autry Show shortly befor your presentations!

The last is the typical 'page' icon for documents like this:

DR Echelon Press B.wps

When you download a file it always appears at the yop of your comment box, so you'll have to do a little cutting and pasting.

At 5:04pm on August 13, 2009, Chad R Homan said…
Yeah Bill,

Since I've been involved in several organizations and helped promote them, plus since I write an art column for local media, I've got a lot of info/suggestions I can pass on to you...

First I'd start with this site -- I'd add another entry under the 'Event' section -- this time mentioning your workshops and the discount on Write Bros Software. This way your event will be back on top of the front page again, reinforcing it in people's minds. Your first entry will come back up under it after the other events come to pass -- the important thing is to keep yourself noticed.

Next I'd format your topic as a discussion under 'Forums' with a title like "Got Screenplay Software?," "Want a Discount on Writing Software?," "Need New Writing Software?," "Have You Tried the Best Writing Software?," "Do You Really Have the Best Screenplay Software," etc...

Then I'd go on to start a discussion on screenplay software that mentions your events...i.e.: What type of screenplay software do you use? Final Draft, Write Bros, etc... What do you think of what your using now and what changes would you like to see? Would you be willing to try a different brand? Well, you're in luck. I'm Bill Boyle and [fill in whatever details] ...and I'd like to know what you think of the software you are currently using because [I'm giving a discount on Write Bros] or [a discount will be given] to those who attend... [You get the picture... Again, this will show up on the front page reinforcing you and your product (workshops/software).

Further reinforcement and attraction Bill, can be achieved by adding your photo to your page – C’mon Bill, we all want to see your maaahvaluus mug – LOL! At humanity’s speed today, it’s important to constantly flash our image to remind people that we’re still here. So, with your photo added, I’d send a few comments to others on the site, as reasonably often as possible – because every time you do, your name and image appears in the left hand column of the front page reinforcing you and your products in people’s minds… Don’t use the message function – that’s for personal, off site messages which only the receiver can read.

I don’t want to belabor any more points now – I’ll do that in an hour or so –LOL! Seriously, next I can send you some info on getting your PRs out. I’ve already talked to Jim Ward, KSEE-NBC 24 Film Critic and my Gannett Editor and he said he could at least run a short spot on you in the upcoming calendar section of their local papers, if not a small article too. Also I can get this to Doug Hansen, columnist for the Fresno Bee and FSU Instructor. Along with this I’ll send PRs to all the local media I normally send my PRs to. I can send out an e-mail blast to those on our list at the Arts Council of Tulare County which now numbers around 800. Finally I’d be willing to send PRs to all my friends in the surrounding valley Arts Councils asking them to forward the info to their local media… Hope this helps.

All the Best,
At 8:50pm on August 11, 2009, Chad R Homan said…
Welcome to the FFA Bill!

It's nice to have someone of your caliber on this site. I look forward to meeting you...

Chad R Homan
At 6:30pm on August 9, 2009, Jeff Meacham said…
Welcome to FFA Bill!
Jeff Meacham
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