Once your writings, music, and works of art that have been tangibly expressed are finished, it's time apply for a copyright.
Patent and Trademarks
Start here if your design/invention is ready to apply for a trademark and/or patent.
Glossary of Terms
A helpful guide defining the differences between copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.
Peer Review Services and Forums
(Free to Participate)
Amazon Studios is developing feature films and episodic series in a new way, one that's open to great ideas from creators-and audiences-around the world. Not only is your script available to their readers, you can collaborate with other users or exchange reviews. Note: Read their FAQs before participating.
A community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
A forum to discuss the finer details of getting television specs to the right people. Forum hosted by Larry Brody, Author of "Television Writing from the Inside Out".
Trigger Street Labs
Trigger Street Labs provides a platform for exposure and discovery. No matter if you're an aspiring filmmaker or writer, established professional already in the business, or just an enthusiast with an interest in film and story, there is most likely something here for you.
Paid Peer Review Services
(membership fee required)
Lit Reactor is a combination peer review website and workshop tutorial service for writers. Services include workshops ranging from genre specialization, to classes helping writers craft the perfect query letter. (workshops are paid for separately) Community Forums are included with their services. Membership not required to attend online workshops. Don't forget to register your script on Write Vault before participating!
Screenplay Submission and Coverage Services
(These services are not free.)
Finding good screenplays and professional writers is fast and easy on InkTip. Access is free to qualified producers, directors, agents, managers, and name actors.[Marketing Services]
The Black List is where moviemakers find great scripts to make and scripts find moviemakers to make them. [Coverage and Marketing Services]
(Free and Paid Services.)
ScreenwritingU's mission: Design and deliver the best screenwriting classes in the World while assisting screenwriters to break into the industry. Free classes available plus more!
Affordable screenwriting courses, for both beginning and advanced writers.
Movie Bytes offers news and peer ratings for their directory of writing contests. Don't enter a writing contest without checking here first!
Free Tools Online
Write Vault's Conflict-O-Meter
Write Vault offers a fun, free test to find out if your story has enough conflict. Try it out!
The Harvard Reference Generator
The Harvard Reference generator below will automatically create and format your citations in the Harvard Referencing style. No Registration required!