Writers Guild of America
The Writers Guild of America is the union that represents TV and film writers. The WGA provide many services to both members and non-members. Go to their website to register your script before sending it around. Registration provides you with documentation of your authorship should a legal dispute arise regarding unauthorized use of your work.
InkTip.com is a screenplay facilitation company that connects screenplays with production companies and representatives (agents and managers) through both its website and publication, InkTip Magazine. Weekly e-newsletters are also sent to both writers and entertainment professionals.
Script Magazine is a publication for screen and TV writers with articles, interviews, and reviews.
The Hollywood Reporter & Variety
The wisest writers know what is happening in the industry. These publications will keep you informed on television and films that are in production.
You can access many areas of the Internet Movie Database site for free. However, the pro account version of IMDB ($15.95/mo, as of July 15, 2010) provides detailed film and TV production tracking information along with contact details. With an IMDB pro account, you can also view the details of projects that are in development.
The Writers Store
The Writers Store sells specialized software, books, supplies, and reference materials for writers and filmmakers.
Mystery Writers of America
Novelists are greatly benefited by joining organizations specific to their niche. Writers of mystery novels should check out this organization.
Romance Writers of America
Writers of romance novels should check out this organization.
Education - links to screenwriting conferences, classes, and writing programs
Writing Competitions – links to competitions
Scripts & Books – links to scripts and books
Writing Software – links to writing software
Resource Directory - links to companies associated with writing
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