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hello sir

please I found some international competitions for screenplay writing , this competition required that the screenplay to be on English , I m live on Egypt[t writing my screen play with Arabic and want to enter those competition , it is barely to translate each sentence on the script on English specially that the script may reach 250 page or more (100 scenes or more) , so can you know or recommend a software programs name capable me to covert my Arabic screenplay to English one time or at least each scene automatically

thanks and best

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It's a bad idea to translate your script into English using a machine. Computer translation isn't good enough to capture the art of your work. If you don't feel you can do the job yourself, it's much wiser to hire someone who is a native English speaker and also understands Arabic to do a thorough job of capturing the beauty of your writing. This is the only chance you have of being appreciated, especially in a competition.

Try searching on "human translation" on the Web and you'll see many translators available. You might also try your local college or university in the foreign languages departments.

Hope this helps.

roger

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I can answer questions on the creative aspects of writing for features and television comedy: brainstorming, character development, plotting, story structure, dialog, rewriting, editing, etc. I can also address the business side of show business: pitching, writing and presenting treatments, "taking" meetings, common pitfalls, etc. I'm also well versed in the relationship between screenwriting and computers: software for scriptwriting, brainstorming, presentation, outlining, an d general organization. I'm also a producer, and so can answer questions regarding the ins and outs of television production, specifically the half-hour arena. Visit my scriptwriting blog at http://scriptwriting.tumblr.com/

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I have been working in Hollywood as a screenwriter for both TV and features for many years. I'm an Executive Producer and "showrunner" who has run several prime-time and cable comedies. I've written several featurs and contributed to many more for several major studios.

Organizations
Writers Guild of America, West

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Newsweek, BusinessWeek, GQ, Connoisseur, UPI, New York Daily News, please visit my blog at http://scriptwriting.blogspot.com

Education/Credentials
I have a Masters of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.

Awards and Honors
Academy Award Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay British Academy Award, Best Adapted Screenplay Emmy Award Nomination, Best New Series NAACP "Image" Award, Best Television Comedy "Annie" Award, Best Animated Film

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