Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways to Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.
William has written for studios, independent producers, and network television.
He's had three features produced from his screenplays and his novel, Mrs. Ravenbach's Way, was traditionally published.
He taught filmmaking and screenwriting at Vanderbilt University and created Belmont University's Motion Pictures department, a Variety Top 30 Film School. Akers consults with screenwriting clients around the world.
He's given writing workshops in Paris, London, Beijing, and across the United States. He speaks reasonable French and was a "Jeopardy!" contestant. He didn't win.
I like to read scripts that are extremely well-written. Not only a fascinating story and compelling characters, but superb words on the page. I love knowing the writer cares about writing. Clear, clean, concise action description. Dialogue that snaps. A story that moves like a rocket sled on rails. You know, the simple stuff...