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'THE WAY BACK HOME' ADVANCES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama 'The Way Back Home' has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Southern California Screenplay Competition. This is the script's 20th award/honor and LaPoma's 117th overall. 
Posted on: 03/19/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder Success at 2017 Twister Alley International Film Fest.

David J Schroeder had two feature scripts acceted in the 2017 Twister Alley International Film Festival: 

   •  HALFWAY HOME, a coming of age story; and

   •  LOST CAUSE, a Caribbean action/adventure story.

Posted on: 03/16/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS[', FINALIST IN TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', is a finalist in the 2017 Twister Alley Film Festival. This is the script's 14th award/honor, and LaPoma's 116th overall. 
Posted on: 03/16/2017 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER RE-HIRED BY RED CENTRE FILMS

Off the back of a highly praised rewrite of an Aboriginal sci-fi/ adventure script, Phil was re-hired by the same director at Red Centre Films when it came time to do a major concept tweak of the same script.

 

The mammoth job was completed in just six weeks, much to the client's delight. And he was thrilled with the results:

 

"Once again, Phil proved himself an Olympic script athlete, going the extra mile and running it in sub-ridiculous-deadline. If there were a medal for every time he finished a section victorious, his cabinet would be full. And he certainly smashed every record I know for problem-solving on the fly. If you have a script, and it needs reworking, get Phil - and put him in the fast lane." - Josh Bryer, Director (Red Centre Films) 

Posted on: 03/14/2017 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell to Pay' Reaches Finals in Two Festival Competitions 'Hell to Pay' the short film script version of the multiple-award winning television pilot script 'Hell Hound' reached the final four at the Copa Shorts Film Fest in Arizona and the final five at the SOMA Film Festival in New Jersey. Tags: COPA SHORTS FILM FEST SHORT SCRIPT COMPETITION, SOMA Film Festival
Posted on: 03/14/2017 CONNECT Member
'The Magic of Your Touch' by L.M. Butler advances again L.M. Butler's 'The Magic of Your Touch' advances to the semi-finals of WriteMovies Winter 2016 Competition.
Posted on: 03/13/2017 CONNECT Member
DIETRICH DANZIG wins 2017 OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY! John Pisano-Thomsen's award-winning 'Dietrich Danzig' just garnered another Best Feature Screenplay accolade for this year's Omaha Film Festival.  This is Dietrich's 3rd win and 20th accolade.  As part of the prize for winning Best Feature Screenplay, John will get an opportunity to be mentored by the one and only Lew Hunter for a year!
Posted on: 03/13/2017 CONNECT Member
'Late Bloomers' by Terence J. Gabriel placed Circus Road Screenplay Con. Terence's script 'Late Bloomers' was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Circus Road Screenplay Contest Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/12/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's Screenplay Premiers in 9 Countries

David J Schroeder's award winning short screenplay, 'This Modern Man Is Beat' has premiered in 9 countries, screened in 81 film festivals, and won over 66 awards. Set in a world of cultural confusion, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his last possession and reconciles with his American wife. This is the first production for award winning screenwriter/producer, David J Schroeder.

Alex Merkin 'Aross The Hall' directs this suspenseful  story of self-deception and redemption.  Tommee May 'Beast of No Nation' produces. The lead role is by Emmy award winning actor Jordi Vilasuso; also, featuring actress Sheena Colette and Dave Yuzuk, and DP Tom Brunstetter.
Bobby Tahouri 'Game of Thrones' composes, and Jacob Cohen 'Foxcatcher' performs cello.


 

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival, Poinciana Film Festival, The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
Posted on: 03/12/2017 CONNECT Member
JOHN ARVAI'S 'OFF THE HOOK' A SCREENCRAFT FAMILY-FRIENDLY SEMIFINALIST

John Arvai's animated adventure 'Off the Hook' has been selected as a Screencraft Family-friendly Semifinalist.

 

'Off the Hook' is written along the lines of 'Toy Story' meets 'Night At The Museum.'  Set in a world where a Christmas tree's star is actually a secret transmitter used by Santa to identify all of the active Christmas homes throughout the world, the story follows a "by the book" toy soldier who must lead a group of Christmas tree ornaments in a desperate race against time to find their missing star so Santa doesn't skip their house.

 

The screenplay has also been adapted into a fully illustrated family picture book.

 

Tags: Screenplay Competition Awards
Posted on: 03/10/2017 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Finalist for historical and horror screenplays. This month Phillip E. Hardy is a finalist at Houston Black Film Festival for his civil rights story 'Four Negro Girls in A Church' and is also finalist for his gothic horror Western 'The Bloody Benders' at the 13Horror.com Screenplay Contest. Both of these scripts are previous finalists at several other film festivals. Tags: Houston Black Film Festival, 13Horror.com Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Clifton Willingham's Screenplay 'Wiley Bottom' Finalist In 13 Horror.com Clifton Willingham's horror screenplay 'WILEY BOTTOM' named as a finalist in 13horror.com's Horror Screenwriting Contest!
Posted on: 03/07/2017 CONNECT Member
ANDRÉA PRADO'S script 'Powder, Pencil and Eraser' Finalist in GUIÕES

The project 'Powder, Pencil and Eraser' has been a finalist in two contests, most recently in 2016, when it was a FINALIST in the portuguese language feature film contest, the GUIÕES, which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal; winning Third Place in January 2017.


In 2013 he was a FINALIST (Top 20) of the short-budget feature-length contest of MINC (Brazilian Ministry of Culture), which awards the top 10 with 2 million reais for production of the movie, after placing as a semi-finalist the year previously.

Posted on: 03/07/2017 CONNECT Member
'Product 125' Advances in Shoot Your Sizzle Jim Falletta's sci-fi feature script, 'Product 125', has placed in the Top 100 of the 2017 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition and is now moving on to the final round. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2017 CONNECT Member
Evan Migliozzi's Short Screenplay 'Last Request' has World Premiere in UK Evan Migliozzi's short screenplay 'Last Request' was optioned in mid-2016 by David McCarrison. Production began in the Fall of 2016 and the completed short fiilm premiered January 2017, in Glasgow Scotland. 
Posted on: 03/05/2017 CONNECT Member
Craig Holland's Script Makes Top 10 in Comedy Category in Fresh Voices

Craig Holland's comedy script 'Water From The Moon' make the Semi-Finalists list in the 2016-17 Fresh Voices screenwriting competition.

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
Craig Holland's Script Named Finalist in StoryPros

Craig Holland's comedy script 'Water From The Moon' was named one of the top 37 scripts (Finalist) in the StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition 2017.

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, StoryPros International Contest
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
"The Blanked" Selected Top 100 at Emerging Screenwriters Glenn Acosta's original pilot 'The Blanked' selected Top 100 at the Emerging Screenwriters contest.   The script is about a criminal and a woman he abducted who both have their minds erased by the government in the aftermath of their incident, so that they can resume their lives with fresh starts - but, through the perfect storm of events, life brings them back together. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' advances, again.

David J Schroeder's action/adventure feature script, 'LOST CAUSE',  is

 

• Nominated Best Unproduced Script in the 2017 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema/London;

• Honorable Mention in the 2017 Mindfield Film Festival;

• Quarter-finalist in the Monthly Film Festival;

• Top 3 Best Feature Film Festival in the 2017 Poinciana Film Festival (winner pending);

• Finalist in the Miami Beach Film Festival (winner pending); and 

• an Official Section in the 2017 Military Script Showcas (winner pending).

 

Winner of 11 Best Awards, 'LOST CAUSE' is about a lost nuclear bomb found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Die-Hard-at-Sea.

 

Schroeder has won 58 Best Awards for 6 scripts and 65 Best awards for his first production/screenplay,

Tags: Miami Beach Film Festival, Poinciana Film Festival, The Monthly Film Festival
Posted on: 03/03/2017 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' Advances to Semi-Finals in Two Competitions

The TV pilot script 'Hell Hound' has reached the Semi-Finals round in the Milledgeville Film Festival. If selected as a Finalist, the script will be part of a special reading.

 

And 'Hell Hound' has also advanced to the Semi-Finals round of the American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival. It is now in the Top 78 scripts from 1,139 entries this year.

Tags: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition, Milledgeville Film Festival
Posted on: 03/01/2017 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'First of April' a Finalist in ReelRebels Script Contest

The short suspense script 'First of April' has reached the Finalist round in the ReelRebels Entertainment Screenplay Contest. The winning script will be announced soon and be produced by ReelRebels Entertainment for submission into film festivals and online markets later this year.

 

The script was also a Finalist in the Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Festival and the Find-the-Gem Screenplay Competition. It was a Semi-Finalist in the We Make Make Movies Short Film Challenge and a Quarter-Finalist in the the BlueCat Screenplay Competition where it placed in the top 5% from over 2,000 entries.

Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Find-the-Gem Short Screenplay Competition, ReelRebels Entertainment Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/01/2017 CONNECT Member
'THE BLANKED' a Semifinalist at Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest Glenn Acosta's original pilot 'The Blanked' advances to the semifinals at the Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest.   The script is about a criminal and a woman he abducted who both have their minds erased by the government in the aftermath of their incident, so that they can resume their lives with fresh starts - but, through the perfect storm of events, life brings them back together. Tags: Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/28/2017 CONNECT Member
Chris Courtney Martin named March Recipient for Diversity Initiative Chris Courtney Martin has been awarded the Roadmap Writers Coletta Preacely-Garcia DiversityTribute for the month of March. Through the program, one writer from an underrepresented background is selected to participate in the Roadmap Writers Screenwriting Intensive Program for free.  Tags: Roadmap Writers
Posted on: 02/27/2017 CONNECT Member
Big Kid Films Hires Judi Blaze Judi Blaze has been hired by Big Kid Films out of Portland, Or., to write a feature film that takes place in the 60s. 
Posted on: 02/23/2017 CONNECT Member
'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais top 50 in ISA Fast Track IV 'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais finished in top 50 of the ISA Fast Track IV Competition. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 02/21/2017 CONNECT Member
'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais becomes finalist in Spotlight Contest

'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais has been selected as a Finalist in the Spotlight Screenwriting Contest!

 

 

Tags: The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/21/2017 CONNECT Member
Ruben Bush's 'BLACKOUT.COM' Quarter-finalist Write Movies int'l competition Ruben Bush's feature 'BLACKOUT.COM' has been named a quarter-finalist in the Write Movies International Screenwriting Competition (winter 2016). 'Blackout.com' has advanced to the next round where it will be re-evaluated for consideration as a semi-finalist. This is the second competition and second accolade for this screenplay. Tags: WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 02/19/2017 CONNECT Member
Ruben Bush's 'BLACKOUT.COM' Semi-finalist in WeScreenplay Feature Contest Ruben Bush's screenplay 'BLACKOUT.COM' has recently been named a semi-finalist in the WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Contest (Winter 2016). This original drama placed out of approximately one thousand entrants. This was the first contest for 'Blackout.com'. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/19/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' ADVANCES IN WRITEMOVIES Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 WriteMovies winter contest. This is the script's 13th award/honor and LaPoma's 115th overall. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/17/2017 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES', ADVANCES IN OREGON SHORT FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's short screenplay 'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' is an official selection of the 2017 Oregon Short Film Festival. This is the script's 3rd award/honor and LaPoma's 114th overall. 
Posted on: 02/16/2017 CONNECT Member
'CONNECT' Wins 2017 Canada Independent Film Fest. BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY!

On February 11th, John Pisano-Thomsen's screenplay 'CONNECT' was awarded Best Feature Screenplay at the 2017 Canada Indepedent Film Festival in Montréal!

 

'Connect' has also garnered a Sierra Nevada Award from the 2017 Mountain Film Festival.  This makes 'Connect's 10th accolade.

 

 

Tags: Canada Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 02/14/2017 CONNECT Member
'DIETRICH DANZIG' Now a Finalist in Omaha! John Pisano-Thomsen's screenplay 'Dietrich Danzig' is now a finalist in the 2017 Omaha Film Festival! John will be there March 11-12 for a 10-page live reading of all the finalists and to participate in a Q&A session at the 2017 Writer's Theatre. Awards ceremony will follow on March 12th.
Posted on: 02/14/2017 CONNECT Member
More contest success for Jeffrey Howe's Sci-Fi and Horror screenplays 'Cover Crop,' Jeffrey Howe's Sci-Fi mystery screenplay, took top honors at the 2017 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival in January and at the 12th SoCal Independent Film Fest this month. His Depression-era short horror script 'Medicine Show Blues' was named Best Short Screenplay as well at the SoCal Independent Film Fest, and Best Short Horror Script at The Magic of Horror Screenplay Competition. Tags: Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, SoCal Film Festival, The Magic of Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/13/2017
Denise Meyers interviewed by Laura Powers - Career Highs and Contest Wins Denise Meyers, winner of the Table Read by Screenplay Grand Prize Austin (2105), sponsored by the ISA, talks about what it means to return to what she calls the dream that wouldn't die in a 40 minute podcast with Laura Powers.   The International Screenwriters Association has been central to Meyers' success, along with other groups that advocate for writers in Hollywood and specifically, advocate for women in Hollywood.  Meyers also chats about what it was like to have her first short film made with Robin Wright, Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell, winning the Athena List with her screenplay, 'RIDE THE WIND': The Bessie Stringfield Story, and never giving up on 'LUCKY 13', a script about the Women's Airforce Service Pilots.https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/write-hot-podcast/id1024843573?mt=2 Tags: Delicate Flower Films
Posted on: 02/13/2017 CONNECT Member
DENISE MEYERS WINS ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Denise Meyers was recently announced as one of three winners of the screenplay competition for the Atlanta Film Festival, taking place from March 24 to April 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Meyers will attend a writers retreat in conjuction with the festival where industry professioanls will work with the winners to polish the winning scripts.  Tags: Delicate Flower Films
Posted on: 02/13/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', FINALIST IN BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', is a finalist in the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival. This is the script's 12th award/honor and LaPoma's 113th overall.  Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Beverly Hills Film Festival, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 02/12/2017 CONNECT Member
McGuinn screenplay 'Running Away' in post-production Nasser Entertainment and Run Run Media are in the final stages of post production of Sheri McGuinn's screenplay 'Running Away', based on her book of the same title. Tags: Nasser Entertainment
Posted on: 02/07/2017
'DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!' ADVANCES IN THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, 'DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!', advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2017 Monthly Film Festival. This is the script's first award/honor and LaPoma's 112th overall. 
Posted on: 02/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' ADVANCES IN SACRAMENTO FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For the Holidays', has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Sacramento International Film Festival. This is the script's 11th award/honor and LaPoma's 111th overall. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'FREEDOM FORT' wins Final Draft Big Break category 'Freedom Fort' by Clint Williams won the period/historical category of the  2016 Final Draft Big Break contest and is one of seven feature screenplays being considered for the Grand Prize to be announced in late February. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/04/2017 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Wins Best Screenplay at The Christian Film Festival Phillip E. Hardy has won Best Screenplay and fan favorite at The Christian Film Festival for his script about Paul The Apostle called 'Journey Of Mortals'. Festival Creator Richard Collins called 'Journey Of Mortals' "A great screenplay." Tags: The Christian Film Festival
Posted on: 02/03/2017 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi Interviewed by the Rock 'n' Roll Film Festival of Kenya

The television pilot script 'Hell Hound: The Legend of Robert Johnson' is a Finalist in the Rock 'n' Roll Film Festival of Kenya. Giancarlo Fusi was interviewed for the festival's website at the link below.

http://kenyarockfilmfestivaljournal.blogspot.co.ke/2017/02/interview-giancarlo-fusi-screenwriter.html 

Posted on: 02/02/2017 CONNECT Member
JOHN ARVAI'S 'OFF THE HOOK' MAKES THE TRACKING BOARD LAUNCH PAD TOP 75

John Arvai's animated family adventure 'Off the Hook' has been selected as one of the top 75 features in the Tracking Board Launch Pad Competition.  This script is also currently a quarter-finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest. 

 

The screenplay has previously received multiple honors including placing as a 2016 New York Screenplay Finalist, 2015 Screencraft Family-Friendly Semi-Finalst, and a 2016 Austin Film Festival 2nd rounder, among others.

 

The screenplay has also been adapted into a fully illustrated family picture book, the details of which can be found at offthehookbook.net.

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 02/02/2017 CONNECT Member
Christopher Haviland's True Crime Mystery 'HARMLESS' now under option Christopher Sirmons Haviland's mystery thriller, 'Harmless', based on the true story of a little girl who was brutally murdered in 1969, has been optioned by producer-director Peter Engert in Florida.
Posted on: 02/01/2017 CONNECT Member
Jim Soscie's screenplay 'Gated Community' burned brightly in 2016.

Jim Soscie's script 'Gated Community' placed in several contests during 2016.

Honorable Mention - 2016 Trackingb Feature Script Contest 

Finalist – 2016 Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition

Semifinalist – 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Competition

Quarterfinalist – 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards, Cinequest Feature Competition

 

Soscie's past screenplays include 'Skullduggery' (First Place Gold Award: 2014 Page International Screenwriting Award) and 'The Revisionist' (Fifth Place: 2009 Slamdance Writing Competition

First Runner-up: 2007 AAA Screenwriting Competition).

Posted on: 01/29/2017 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'First of April' a Finalist in Find-the-Gem Script Contest

'First of April' reached the Finalist round of only 11 scripts in the Find-the-Gem Short Screenplay Competiton. In addition, it's still in competiton as a Finalist in the ReelRebels Entertainment Screenplay Contest where the winning script will produced by ReelRebels Entertainment of New York City. 

 

The script was also a Finalist in the Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Fetival. In addition, it was a Semi-Finalist in the We Make Make Movies Short Film Challenge and a Quarter-Finalist in the the BlueCat Screenplay Competition where it placed in the top 5% from over 2,000 entries.

 

Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Find-the-Gem Short Screenplay Competition, ReelRebels Entertainment Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 01/29/2017 CONNECT Member
MARY DESANTIS makes the Quarter Finals! 2016 FreshVoices Screenplay Contest Mary's feature script 'Ashling' is a dynamic sci-fi fantasy adventure set in Ireland. The female protagonist is a member of Ireland's minority nomadic culture known as An Lucht Siuil, or the Travelling People. The script is also under consideration for the FreshVoices Culture & Heritage Award! Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/26/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' Advances in Fresh Voices Competition

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. 'Harm For The Holidays' is ranked 2nd in the GLBT category of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts and has won 10 awards/honors in the last 7 months. 

 

This is LaPoma's 110th award/honor for his 10 scripts.  

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 01/26/2017 CONNECT Member
Bridget Bell McMahon's 'Rearranging Roxy' - Fresh Voices Quarter Finalist 'Rearranging Roxy' by Bridget Bell McMahon earns Quarter Finalist place in Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/25/2017 CONNECT Member
Jeff York starts second year of "Page 2 Screen" podcast for the ISA With a full 53 recordings in just over a year, "Page 2 Screen" has rounded into its second year of broadcast for the International Screenwriters Association. It is hosted by acclaimed writer and ISA member Jeff York. Each week another ISA member and Jeff review a current film or television series with an emphasis on its journey from page to screen. It's grown each week in popularity, and as the 2017 year starts, a new slate of writers are being lined up, as well as some of the more popular guests from the past season. (Who knows, perhaps YOU could be one of Jeff's guests very soon!) Tags: International Screenwriters' Association
Posted on: 01/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" wins the Festival for Horror screenplay contest

This month, Jeff York's script "Incurable" won the Festival For Horror screenplay contest online. It received a table read by professional actors as part of the prize and that videotaped recording can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb_mQez_MZc. 

 

"Incurable" has won a number of screenwriting contests before, with its first draft winning acclaim in 2009 as the only spec script recommended by Script magazine and Final Draft's Script Xpert service. (Out of over a thousand spec entries they evaluated that calendar year.)

 

Jeff's horror tale is a character-driven story concerning a young man who develops ALS and then turns to a female vampire to bite him to beat the disease. 

Tags: Festival for Horror Screenplay Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 01/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Powderpuff wins 5th Place in Emerging Screenwriters Chelsea Watkins' feature, Powderpuff, wins 5th Place in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Chelsea Watkins wins 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition

Chelsea Watkins' feature screenplay, Powderpuff, wins 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Powderpuff, a teen comedy, focuses on a brainy, intellectual high-schooler who must compete in the annual girls' powderpuff football game against the ruthless seniors in order to get into her dream school of Stanford. Prior to winning the Spotlight Screenplay Competition, the script earned 5th place in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Contest, placed as a Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Contest and received a Double Recommend from the Writers' Store ScriptXpert.

 

Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Chaz Achieves Top 50 status with Animated Adventure Pilot for kids Chaz Pruchnicki's half-hour adventure pilot,'Fly Away', made it into the top 50 in the ISA's Fast Track Fellowship. This script, set in an engrosing post apocalyptic world, follows the story of a young boy who run away from home to find a better life.  Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 01/21/2017 CONNECT Member
Alexander Meilan's 'Tokyo Fall' landed in the semi-finals Alexander Meilan's action packed/thriller script 'Tokyo Fall' was a front-runner in the semifinals for the 2016 Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest. Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 01/20/2017 CONNECT Member
Back-to-Back to Start 2017

After winning an invitation to Sundace via a 2nd place finish in the ISA sponsored Table Read My Screenplay contest, Travis Opgenorth's 'The Poacher' has placed 2nd in the ScreenCraft Action/Thriller contest.

Tags: Screencraft Action, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/20/2017 CONNECT Member
Chris Courtney Martin Options Comedy Short As of January 2017, Martin's short comedy script 'Rock Bottom' is under option with Milepost 42 Films.
Posted on: 01/18/2017 CONNECT Member
Dianna Zimmerman's "Drone World" top 10 Finalist.

Dianna Zimmerman's screenplay "Drone World"  places as a top10 finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest - Action. 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
"Drone World" takes 7th Place in Table Read My Screenplay 2017 - Park City Dianna Zimmerman's script "Drone World" has taken 7th place in the Park City Table Read My Screenplay Competition! Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Final Draft's Big Break Quarter-Finalist Matt Clingempeel 'Byron, the Pale Rider' by Matt Clingempeel was a quarter-finalist in Final Draft's 2016 Big Break Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Matt Clingempeel - Finalist in 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition 'KPop' by Matt Clingempeel and Brendan Vogel was a finalist in the 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon wins Best Woman Filmmaker - Canadian Diversity Film Festival

Kylie Garcelon, writer-director of her short doc, The Culinary Professor, has won Best Woman Filmmaker at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival (Dec 2016).

 

Garcelon made the film with funding from a small GoFundMe campaign, but without crew or post production. The film follows the journey of Chef Jean Claude as he doggedly pursues the establishment of a hospitality/culinary training program in Northern Haiti after the 2010 earthquake decimated more than 80% of Haiti's higher education infrastructure.

 

Garcelon said 'An award in this festival is special because the festival focuses on diversity and inclusion. My goal has been to shed light on the power of culinary education in the developing world and to demonstrate that when we help each other, we all benefit'

Tags: Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Posted on: 01/07/2017 CONNECT Member
Marni Sullivan's screenplay selected for Sundance Table Read Marni Sullivan's screenplay, 'Syvertsen's Complex', was selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the Table Read My Screenplay 2017- Park City contest. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS HONORABLE MENTION IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', won honorable mention in the 2016 California Film Awards. This is the script's 9th award/honor and LaPoma's 109th overall.  Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's thriller 'The Poacher' Hits The Mark Travis Opgenorth's African set action-thriller feature 'The Poacher' just bagged the 2nd place prize in the Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) contest. The script also knotched a semi-finalist finish in the Wescreenplay Diverse Voices contest and it's a semi-finalist in the Screencraft Action/Thriller contest with those final results still pending. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay, Screencraft Action, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
Sharon Wajswol semifinalist in 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition. Sharon Wajswol's web series, 'Bombay Kitchen', is a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencrat Pilot Launch Competition. This is the script's first award/honor.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 01/05/2017 CONNECT Member
DAVID MICHAEL KUSHNER SEMI-FINALIST IN SCREENWRITERS RESIDENCY PROGRAM David Michael Kushner's screenplay "BURNING BRIGADE" was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the Bahamas International Film Festival 2016 Screenwriters Residency Program.
Posted on: 01/04/2017 CONNECT Member
DAVID MICHAEL KUSHNER FINALIST SPOTLIGHT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION David Michael Kushner's screenplay "ADAM & EVE" has been selected as a finalist in the Spotlight Screenplay Competition Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/04/2017 CONNECT Member
DAVID MICHAEL KUSHNER - ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP QUARTER-FINALIST David Michael Kushner's screenplay "HAMMER OF GOD" was recently selected as a quarter-finalist for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 01/04/2017 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun listed as one of the top 100 Indie Screenwriters

Geoffrey D. Calhoun was listed in the 2017 Top 100 Indie Screenwriters by Del Weston, the Director of the Action on Film International Film Fest.

 

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/top-100-indie-writers-in-world/id1198087251?ls=1&mt=11

Posted on: 01/02/2017 CONNECT Member
PISANO-THOMSEN'S "CONNECT" A 2016 WESCREENPLAY FEATURE CONTEST QTR-FINALIST

John Pisano-Thomsen's "CONNECT" has just placed as a quarterfinalist in the WeScreenplay International Screenplay Contest!  $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to winners and also receive distribution to over 30 top producers and agents and mentorship from top players in Hollywood, such as Dave Green, director of Ninja Turtles 2 (coming out June 2016), and others.

 

This is CONNECT's 8th accolade among the following:

Finalist - 2017 Canada Independent Film Festival
Finalist - 2016 Wexford Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Honorable Mention - 2016 Williamsburg Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Semifinalist - 2017 Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Semifinalist - 2016 Orlando Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Quarterfinalist - 2017 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Second Rounder (Top 15%) - 2016 Austin Film Festival 

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/02/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' wins, again.

David J Schroeder's action/adventure feature script, 'LOST CAUSE',  is a winner of Best Feature Screenplay in the 2016 Cinema Worldfest Awards. Winner of 11 Best Awards, 'LOST CAUSE' is about a lost nuclear bomb found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Die-Hard-at-Sea.

 

Schroeder has won 58 Best Awards for 6 scripts and 65 Best awards for his first production/screenplay, 'THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT'; it has screened in over 80 film festivals in England, France, Italy, Belgium, Canada, the West Indies, Bucarest, Romania and the USA.

Tags: Cinema Worldfest Awards
Posted on: 01/01/2017 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes finalist WE Screenplay Diverse Voices Kelly Beck-Byrnes is in the running as a finalist in the 2016 Diverse Voices competition with her screenplay "Glitches" This script is now in consideration for the Grand Prize. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes Semifinalist Spotlight Screenplay Competition Kelly Beck-Byrnes' screenplay 'Glitches' is a semifinalist in the Spotlight Screenplay Competition, and in the running for finalist. Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes is a Semifinalist Table Read My Screenplay PARK CITY Kelly Beck-Byrnes screenplay 'Glitches' made the semifinals for Table Read My Screenplay - Park City. In consideration for finals, which will be announced on January 5th 2017. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes scripts Second Rounder 2016 Austin Film Festival Kelly Beck-Byrnes screenplays 'Glitches' and a spec script for 'GIRLS' were second rounders in the 2016 Austin Film Festival. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN PISANO-THOMSEN'S "CONNECT" IS A CINEQUEST 2016-17 QUARTER-FINALIST!

John Pisano-Thomsen's most recent screenplay, "Connect" has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2016-17 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.  Semifinalists will be determined in early January and finalists will be determined at the end of January.  Winners to be selected in February.

 

This is John's 7th accolade for "Connect" to date.

Tags: Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/28/2016 CONNECT Member
"DIETRICH DANZIG" & "CONNECT" BOTH RICHMOND INT'L FF SEMI-FINALISTS!

John Pisano-Thomsen's "Dietrich Danzig" and "Connect" have been selected as feature script semi-finalists in Virginia's Richmond International Film Festival this year.

 

This is "Danzig's" 20th accolade and "Connect's" 6th.  Winners will be announced by the New Year!

 

Grand Jury Winners receive $750 cash, Sony Vegas Pro Software (valued at $600), a Special Recognition Trophy, and 1 Year Preferred Membership to the Media Industry Xchange (valued at $175).

 

 

Tags: Richmond International Film Festival
Posted on: 12/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Alexander Meilan's 'Tokyo Fall' makes semi-finals Alexander Meilan's action packed/thriller script 'Tokyo Fall' is currently in the semifinals for the 2016 Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 12/22/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' advances in three more contests

David J Schroeder's action/adventure feature script, 'LOST CAUSE',  is a Semi-Finalist (winner pending) in the 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition, Official Selection in the Cinema Worldfest Awards, and Official Selection in the International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema/ London. Winner of 9 Best Awards, 'LOST CAUSE' is about a lost nuclear bomb found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Die-Hard-at-Sea.

 

Schroeder has won 55 Best Awards for 6 scripts and 43 Best awards for his first production/screenplay, 'THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT'; it has screened in over 65 film festivals in England, France, Italy, Belgium, Canada and the USA.

Posted on: 12/22/2016 CONNECT Member
PISANO-THOMSEN'S 'DANZIG' IS A 2017 OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL SEMI FINALIST!

John Pisano-Thomsen's screenplay 'Dietrich Danzig' has moved on to the semi-finalist round for the Omaha Film Festival! Screenplay finalists will be announced no later than February 6, 2017, and will be eligible to participate in the 2017 Writer's Theatre with the opportunity to be given a staged reading with local actors in front of a live audience, followed by a Q & A session with the selected writers.

 

This "Dietrich's" 19th accolade.

 

 

Posted on: 12/21/2016 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS HONORABLE MENTION IN WRITEMOVIES CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed comedy, 'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', won honorable mention in the December 2016 edition of the WriteMovies Monthly Contest. This is the script's 8th award/honor and LaPoma's 108th overall for his ten scripts.  Tags: WriteMovies Monthly Contest
Posted on: 12/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' Wins Best Teleplay at New York Film & TV Fest

The television pilot script 'Hell Hound' won Best Teleplay at the New York Film & TV Festival co-sponsored by Final Draft and InkTip. 'Hell Hound' is also in competiton for the top award in the 12th annual American Gem Short Screenplay Competition where it has advanced to the quarterfinals from among 1,139 script entries this year.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition, New York Film
Posted on: 12/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Judi Blaze a Quarter Finalist in WriteMovies

Judi Blaze's screenplay 'Squid Jiggers' was a quarter finalist in the 2016 Summer competition at WriteMovie.

 

Posted on: 12/16/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA WINS THE LONDON FILM AWARDS FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR For the third consecutive year, Jonathan LaPoma has won the feature screenplay grand prize at the London Film Awards, winning this year with his coming-of-age drama 'A NOBLE TRUTH'. This is the script's 19th award/honor, and it's ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,800 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com.  Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 12/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Paul Mahoney is Euroscript 2016 Winner for Romantic Comedy 'Elvis Town'

The annual International Euroscript competition for emerging screenwriters has announced its 2016 competition winners.  The first prize winner for the best-unproduced screenplay for 2016 is a romantic comedy 'Elvis Town' written by emerging Brisbane screenwriter Paul Mahoney.

 

'Elvis Town' is a “feel good movie” set in the Australian rural town of Parkes and is about their annual Elvis Festival where Elvis Presley impersonators abound.  It is a romantic comedy about a Network news journalist and his TV crew who are sent to Parkes to cover the events and personalities of the festival.  As an ambitious network news reporter, Ted dreams of better, more important mainstream reporting, but romantic and hilarious events change his life forever.

 

Posted on: 12/15/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER'S SCRIPT OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNER

Phil Parker's multi-award winning spec script 'The Third Bomb' has been optioned by BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson, known for 'Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough' (documentary), 'Hannibal' (TV movie), 'The Golden Bowl' (film), 'Space Race' (TV mini-series) and many others. Sias's experience as a producer, director and writer working with other BAFTA and Emmy-winners leaves him well placed to get this riveting action/ adventure script packaged and financed.

 

'The Third Bomb' was the Historical Grand Prize winner in ISA's Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition 2014.

Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Birgit Myaard's post-9/11 dramatic thriller makes TRMS Park City's top 100 Birgit Myaard's dramatic thriller, 'True Blue Widow', in which a young Afghan-American woman turns CIA spy to infiltrate al Qaeda and avenge the deaths of her parents who died in the 9/11 attacks, is one of the top 100 semi-finalists in the ongoing Table Read My Screenplay, Park City contest. TRMS will announce the top 10 and Grand Prize winners on 5 January 2017.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN PISANO-THOMSEN'S "CONNECT" A CANADA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST

John Pisano-Thomsen's newest screenplay, "Connect," is now 1 of 4 finalists in the Canada Independent Film Festival that will take place in Montréal February 10-11.  Winner will be announced at the festival's awards ceremony on February 11th at Cinema du Park, Montréal.

 

"Connect" has also garnered these most recent accolades:

 

* Finalist: 2016 WEXFORD FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
* Honorable Mention: 2016 WILLIAMSBURG FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
* Semifinalist: 2016 ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

* 2nd Rounder: 2016 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS

Tags: Canada Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN PISANO-THOMSEN'S "DANZIG" 2017 "TABLE READ" - PARK CITY SEMIFINALIST

John Pisano-Thomsen's award-winning screenplay, "Dietrich Danzig" is now 1 of 100 semifinalists selected to move on to the finals of the 2017 "Table Read My Screenplay - Park City" Screenwriting Competition.  Top 10 winners, including Grand Prize, 1st and 2nd winners, will be announced January 5, 2017 and the Top 3 will receive flight and accommodations at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  Grand Prize winner will receive $1,500, a full table reading and scene workshops with prestigious actors and directors.

 

This is the 18th accolade that "Dietrich Danzig" has received over the last two years, including Best Feature Screenplay for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival and the 2015 Tea Dance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
John Bias has reached the Finals in an Overseas Film Festival With his short screenplay "Generation Killer", John Bias was selected to be one of the Finalist during the 2016 Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Austraila, showcasing the best in Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, and Fantasy movies and screenplays from around the world. Tags: Fantastic Planet Film Festival
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Selene Castrovilla named a Semi-Finalist in Table Read My Screenplay

Award-winning young adult and children's author Selene Castrovilla has turned screenwriter, and her adaptation 'The Girl Next Door' is a Table Read My Screenplay - Park City Semi-Finalist! This is the fourth acknowledgment for this screenplay, which is also the First Runner-Up Drama Winner in the Creative World Awards, a second-rounder at the Austin Film Festival and a Finalist in the Write Room competition. 

 

Adapted from Castrovilla's acclaimed novel,  'The Girl Next Door' tells the story of Samantha, a teen grappling with her lifelong hidden love for her terminally ill best friend Jesse, and also with the ghost of her dead dad. It takes place in Manhattan, where Central Park is a character all it itself. 

 

 

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
'MOLLY MALONE' by James Vincent, FINALIST in Waterford Film Contest

The 'short' script; 'MOLLY MALONE' written by James Vincent was a finalist in the 10th Waterford Film Festival.

 

Molly Malone is an iconic character who gets millions of internet hits world-wide every year. Numerous versions of the song "Cockles and Mussels" were recorded by various artists, yet no film production has been made to date. A wide demographic already exists for this legendary character.

 

James Vincent is looking for funding to produce the 'short' film with a budget of €40,000, although he has also written a full 97 page feature on Molly Malone.

 

Tags: 10th. Waterford Film Festival
Posted on: 12/11/2016
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO', SEMIFINALIST IN LA CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. This is the script's 32nd award/honor and LaPoma's 106th overall for his ten screenplays. 
Posted on: 12/09/2016 CONNECT Member
ASHLING labeled "KID-FRIENDLY" by 2016 Emerging Screenwriters contest judge

A judge in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition has described Mary DeSantis's feature-length script 'ASHLING' as "an eventful adventure that showcases a mythological world filled with elves, giants and dragons" that will "engage young fans of fantasy adventure films like "Brave" and "How to Train Your Dragon."

The judge went on to say, "The narrative also offers strongly cinematic action and battle sequences that should look great on the big screen."

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Robin Wright directs 'The Dark of Night' by Denise Meyers Robin Wright ('House of Cards', 'Forrest Gump') made her short film directorial debut with 'THE DARK OF NIGHT', a Table Read My Screenplay (Austin) Grand Prize Winning script by Denise Meyers. Starring Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, Callie Thorne, Michaele Godere and Nini Le Huynh, 'The Dark of Night' is a film noir thriller about a woman on her way to Chicago for a job interview who gets stranded at a diner in the middle of a downpour in 1930.  The crew from House of Cards helped make this short film a reality, shot on location at the Hollywood Diner in Baltimore. Tags: Delicate Flower Films
Posted on: 12/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel J. Mitchell Receives Dual Awards in BEA Festival of Media Arts Daniel J. Mitchell snags two awards at the BEA Festival of Media Arts: 1st place in the Short Subject category for his action-comedy "Superfluous", and 2nd place in the Original TV Series Pilot category for his hi-octane, sci-fi thriller, “War Bank”. Awards were presented by Academy Award winner Antonio Zarro at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tags: BEA Festival of Media Arts
Posted on: 12/07/2016
Timonthy Kestrel honored at the New York Film and TV Festival 2016 Timonthy Kestrel's screenplay 'RANGER' - Progenitors of Freedom was selected as Best TV Series Concept at the New York Film & TV Festival 2016. Tags: New York Film
Posted on: 12/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Andy Maycock's "Hitchcock Murders" Wins Film and Script Showcase Andy Maycock's thriller screenplay "The Hitchcock Murders" has won the Film and Script Showcase "Crime List" competition. This is a further accolade for this award winning writer after being the Grand Prize Feature winner for 2016 Table Read My Screenplay Contest in Park City. Tags: The Crime List Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/05/2016
'FOR ALL ETERNITY' Finalist in Apeiron Film Festival Berlin, Germany Judy Bednarek's 'For All Eternity' is a Short Script Finalist in the 2016 Apeiron Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
Posted on: 12/04/2016
Ahana Umesh's "MATCHED BY SERA" is Emerging Screenwriters 2016 Finalist Ahana Umesh's screenplay, "Matched by Sera" qualified as a finalist in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Featuring witty repartee, it revolves around the CEO of a matchmaking company, who is better adept at handling other people's love lives than her own. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Chase Kroll's 'Leap' takes 3rd place in Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Chase Kroll's one hour period drama, 'Leap', was awarded Third Place in the Television/Movie Script category of the 85th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. 

 

The story follows a loyal romantic as he explains, through a trail of cryptic letters, why he's run from his pregnant lover to join the circus. As she fights for answers under a tyrannical father, he uncovers clues of a mysterious crime syndicate that may be targeting his train.

 

The full announcement will be featured in the Writer's Digest's November/December 2016 issue.  

 

Tags: 85th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition, Writer\'s Digest Screenwriting
Posted on: 12/01/2016 CONNECT Member
L.M. Butler's "Acts of Fate" is StoryPros quarterfinalist L.M. Butler's screenplay, "Acts of Fate"  qualified as a quaterfinalist in the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. After the gruesome murder of his wife, an award-winning writer travels to Singapore for a lecture tour where he meets and falls in love with a married woman who looks like an exact, younger version of his murdered wife.
Posted on: 11/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Vicki Joyce's 'Hell Gate to Golden Gate' finalist in 2016 Scriptapalooza

Vicki Joyce's feature script 'Hell Gate to Golden Gate' was a finalist in the 2016 Scriptapalooza screenwriting contest. This script has also done well in other screenwriting contests this year.  Another one of her scripts, 'Frat Mom,' was a finalist in the Filmakers International Screenwriting Awards in 2009 and a finalist in Red Inkworks Screenwriter Competition in 2009.

 

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 11/28/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN ARVAI DEBUTS CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK, 'OFF THE HOOK'

John Arvai has adapted one of his animated family screenplays into a fully illustrated Children's picture book, titled 'Off the Hook: A Christmas Ornament Adventure'.


Set in a world where a Christmas tree's star is actually a secret transmitter used by Santa Claus to identify all the active Christmas homes throughout the world, the story follows two groups of ornaments from opposite sides of their tree who must learn to work together to find their missing star before Santa passes their family's house by!


The screenplay has received multiple honors including placing as a 2016 New York Screenplay Finalist, 2015 Screencraft Family-Friendly Semi-Finalst, and a 2016 Austin Film Festival 2nd rounder.


The book has received two 5-star reviews from ReadersFavorite.com and is currently available in paperback and Kindle format on Amazon.com.

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 11/21/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO', OFFICIAL SELECTION, EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), is an official selection of the 2016 European Independent Film Award. Winners have not yet been announced.

 

'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' has won 31 awards/honors, and LaPoma has won 105 overall. 'LA TIERRA' is ranked 3rd in the Romance, 4th in the Urban, and 9th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts, and is ranked in the top 1% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on the site. 

Posted on: 11/19/2016 CONNECT Member
'BUSCÓN', by Jeffrey Storms, is WeTV Grand Prize Winner Jeffrey Storms' 'BUSCÓN',  an original one-hour television drama has been named the WeTV Grand Prize Winner.  It takes place in a gritty world where everyone wants a piece of the hottest young Dominican baseball prospects. The story follows a sports agent who is quicker to use his gun than he is his pen. Tags: WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 11/19/2016 CONNECT Member
'THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE' - NOVEMBER 2016 WINNER OF TV PILOT FEST.

'The Mysterious Life of Madeleine' by Eve Noel won the TV pilot screenplay for November 2016.  The script was performed by professional actors and can be viewed on Youtube.  It is a Horror-Fantasy screenplay with biblical implications.  See it at:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgelDXu6GQ8

Tags: TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival, TV writers Contest
Posted on: 11/18/2016 CONNECT Member
Film Co-Written by James "Doc" Mason Wraps Production

Production has wrapped on The S.H.U.

 

Edi Gathegi stars in the Aaron Fjellman-directed indie, which Fjellman co-wrote with James Doc Mason. The film follows an affluent, African American psychiatrist (Gathegi) convicted of murder and sent to solitary confinement. He must fight for an appeal and survive one of two deadly truths: that he's guilty and being haunted by the ghost of his victim, or innocent and succumbing to the mind bending effects of extreme isolation. James Jagger, Melora Hardin, Angela Sarafian and Tony Amendola co-star. Fjellman produced with Pete Kirtley, Jessa Zarubica, and Matthew Temple. Gathegi played Laurent in the Twilight Saga films and can currently be seen in Crackle's StartUP and up next in The Blacklist: Redemption. He is repped by ICM.

Posted on: 11/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Noreen Jenkins Debuts Pre-teen Fantasy Book, 'The Golden Sword'

Noreen Jenkins, an 11 year screenwriter who specializes in fantasy, sci-fi and horror, has adapted one of her scripts into a book, titled 'The Golden Sword'. The story is intended for preteens and teens and it is book one of the Chronicles of Drenyon Series. The combination of action packed adventure and a strong female protagonist makes the story appealing for both boys and girls. It debuted as an E-Novel in September 2016. The hardcover book will be available in early 2017. Jenkins has released this E-book under the pen name NLJ. It is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobos, and Itunes. It has recently recieved praise by ReadersFavorite.com. More information can be found at the author website: chroniclesofdrenyon.com.
  

 

 

Posted on: 11/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Glenn Acosta's 'GLIMPSE' - Semifinalist at 2016 Diverse Voices Glenn' Acosta's feature script 'GLIMPSE' advances to the semifinals at 2016 Diverse Voices.  This follows advancing to the Second Round at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, which represents the top 15% of 9,100 scripts entered. 'GLIMPSE' is co-written with Andy Froemke, a 2016 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.  Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 11/15/2016 CONNECT Member
James M. Freeman 'Kill Gandhi' winner in 2016 Short Script Showcase James M. Freeman's short script 'Kill Gandhi' has been named a Winner in the Short Script Showcase. Tags: Short Script Showcase
Posted on: 11/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Timothy Kestrel's TV Series a Finalist in NY Film & TV Festival Timothy Kestrels's screenplay 'RANGERS - Progenitors of Freedom' has been selected as Best TV Series Concept Finalist in New York Film & TV Festival.
Posted on: 11/14/2016 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' ADVANCES IN LA CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma's short drama 'A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' has won its second award today, advancing to the semifinals of the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' is based on LaPoma's short story of the same name which appeared in the November 2014 issue of 34thParallel Magazine, and that story is based on a chapter of LaPoma's novel 'Understanding The Alacran'. LaPoma's ten scripts have won a total of 104 awards/honors in the last three years.  Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 11/10/2016 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' SELECTED FOR MONTHLY FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's short drama 'A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' is an official selection of the 2016 Monthly Film Festival's October-November edition. Winners will be announced in December. 
Posted on: 11/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Quinn's "Loser Says What" makes Final Draft Big Break Semi-Finals Elizabeth Quinn's half-hour, original TV pilot comedy,  'Loser Says What' made the quarter-finals of the 2016 Final Draft Big Break contest.  'Loser Says What' is about what happens when you hit mid-life and realize all of your hard work has led to...nothing. Do you declare yourself a loser and call it a day? Or do you keep going and give yourself one last chance to give yourself the life you've always dreamed of?  Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel J. Mitchell’s action-comedy “Superfluous” Top 100 Finalist Daniel J. Mitchell’s quirky, superhero action-comedy “Superfluous” makes the Top 100 Finalists in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/06/2016
JOHN CARSTARPHEN'S FEMALE-DRIVEN ADVENTURE PILOT AT COMIC-CON

John Carstarphen's screenplay 'The Adventures of The Rocket Ace' screens as an Official Selection at The Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2016. 

Tags: Grand Rapids Comic-Con
Posted on: 11/06/2016
JOHN CARSTARPHEN'S ADVENTURE SERIES PILOT FILM WINS FESTIVAL AWARD Screenwriter/Director/Animation Artist John Carstarphen's female character-driven action-adventure, 'The Adventures of The Rocket Ace', screens as an Official Selection in the Women's Only Entertainment Festival 2016 and wins an Honorable Mention as Best Webseries.
Posted on: 11/06/2016
JOHN CARSTARPHEN'S SHORT FILM WEB/TV SERIES PILOT RECEIVES NEW HONOR CG animated adult webseries/television series pilot, 'The Adventures of The Rocket Ace', scored another festival kudo with its official selection in the FirstGlance Philadelphia film festival.  The adventure drama is about a mysterious woman who dons a mask to sabotage the Nazi occupation somewhere in the Arabian Desert in 1941.
Posted on: 11/06/2016
'Deep in the Amazon' by Will Hudson - Quarterfinals Shore Scripts 2016

Will Hudsons first feature "Deep in the Amazon" recently earned the honor of placing in the top 6% of all entries in the 2016 Shore Scripts competition. This is his first feature after previously only writing a short tv pilot. 

The script is about Brielle and her escape from her Amazonian tribal village after her father is assasinated by Kyarr, his most loyal hunter. She escapes with Pela her best friend and together they try to outpace some of Kyarrs most well trained hunters. They eventually meet another undiscovered tribe in the rainforest and their chieftess, Kabita agrees to help them get their tribe back. They return and with some of Kabitas warriors take back their tribe. However in the ensuing war and following the death of Kyarr at the hands of Brielle the old village is destroyed, so they leave to find a new place to settle in the forest.

Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 11/05/2016
James M. Freeman's "To Kill Gandhi" honored. James M. Freeman's "To Kill Gandhi," the script won a Wildsound Table Read Award for September 2016 and under the title "Gandhi and the Goonda" was selected as a 2016 Semi-Finalist at Table Read My Screenplay London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 11/05/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Interview" by James M. Freeman & Karsten Freeman honored. "The Interview" by James M. Freeman & Karsten Freeman is a 2016 Finalist in the HollyShorts Screenplay Contest and a 2016 Semi-Finalist in the Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay, HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 11/05/2016 CONNECT Member
James M. Freeman's "Untouchable Student" wins awards. James M. Freeman's "Untouchable Student" wins two awards: (1) Best Screenplay, 5th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-16 and (2) Best Scene Award for short scripts at Action on Film International Film Festival, 2016. Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival, Delhi Shorts International Film Festival
Posted on: 11/05/2016 CONNECT Member
James M. Freeman's "The Time of Killing" honored. James M. Freeman's "The Time of Killing" won the Runner-Up Award  for Most Ambitious Script at the Action on Film International Film Festival, 2015, was a Finalist at the First Ten Pages Script Contest 2016, and was a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2016. Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, First 10 Pages Script Contest
Posted on: 11/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' Winner of 2 Contests & Finalist in Another

Giancarlo Fusi's TV pilot 'Hell Hound' inpsired by the life of legendary Bluesman Robert Johnson finished as a Top 5 Finalist in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition. In addition, it was named a Winner of the True Story Screenplay Competition. And it also won Best Short Script in the Independent Horror Movie Awards.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

 

Giancarlo Fusi is an ISA Master Class alumni.

Tags: Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition, True Story Screenplay Competition, Independent Horror Movie Awards
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's action/adventure script- Semi finalist in Scriptapalooza Shay Thurmon's action/adventure feature screenplay "Minor Alterations" advances to semi-finals in Scriptapalooza script competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Fellowship
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's action film - second rounder at Austin Film Festival. Shay Thurmon's action feature "House of Jaguar" is named a second rounder in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's feature - second rounder in Austin & Nicholl Shay Thurmon's action/adventure feature "Minor Alterations" is a second rounder in the Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Top Ten Finalist for Living Storm Productions Short Screenplay Contest Rebecca Williams Spindler's short dramedy, 'Holster', placed in the Top Ten for the 2016 Screenwriting competition Living Storm Productions Short Screenplay Contest.  A bitter yet comedic tongue-in-cheek story of a divorced dad who is reaquainted with his weapon of choice. Tags: 2016 Living Storm Productions Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Jax Kearney's screenplay 'The Overlord's Bridge' wins at Action on Film

ISA CONNECT member Jax Kearney won 1st runner up "Best Action Script" 2016 for his screenplay "The Overlord's Bridge" at the 2016 Action on Film International Film Festival.

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN ARVAI'S 'DO OR DIE' A FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK FINALIST

John Arvai's action/thriller script 'Do Or Die' has been selected as one of the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest Finalist.

 

'Do Or Die' is written along the lines of 'Cliffhanger' and 'Die Hard' and follows a former pro hockey enforcer turned coach who is his son's only hope after his hockey team is taken hostage by unknown forces during a tournament in Russia.

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Shelley Krawchuk's 'Noodletown' Animated Short Successes

ISA CONNECT member Shelley Krawchuk's 'Noodletown' Animated Short successes continue, placing in 2016 Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder Quarter Finalist as the best short, and is still in the running for 2016 Scriptamation (winner announcements pending) for best animation 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Shelley Krawchuk's screenplay 'Blintzes to Burkas' Continuing Success

ISA CONNECT member Shelley Krawchuck's scrreeplay 'Blintzes to Burkas' continues to do well in competitions coming in as a Semi-FInalist in the 2016 Page International Screenplay Competition - TV Comdy Pilot, and winning the Silver Prize for best TV Sticom at the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest.

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
L.M. Butler's "The Magic of Your Touch" scores Silver "The Magic of Your Touch" wins the Silver Award for the 2016 World Series of Screenwriting Competition in the Horror Category.
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
'Daffodil' by Christina Wollerman - Quarterfinalist in 2016 BlueCat

'Daffodil', is Christina Wollerman's first screenplay. Set in Chicago, it is a dark comedy about a narcissistic therapist who slowly loses his mind.

Tags: BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016
Julia Skikavich's serialized drama Top 6 winner in Emerging Screenwriters ISA CONNECT member Julia Skikavich's TV drama pilot script, 'Missing Pieces', has placed in winners' circle of the Top 6 of the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters screenplay competition. The pilot of the serialized drama series was hailed as a "kick butt script". The story was graded as ripe with potential, tension and drama. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Julia Skikavich's workplace comedy a Top 100 in Emerging Screenwriters Julia Skikavich's TV pilot, 'Sourdoughs', has placed in the Top 100 of the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters contest. Set in an Arctic town, the workplace comedy was cited as "brillant" fish-out-of-water comedy with a new and innovative twist.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), A FINALIST IN WORLD SERIES CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2016 World Series of Screenwriting. This is the script's 30th award/honor and LaPoma's 102nd. 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' is ranked 2nd in the Urban, 5th in the Romance, and 9th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts (over 2,700 scripts are listed on the site).  Tags: WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 11/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Ana Sue Antlitz's script "Longing For Flowers" honored Her Shorts screenplay titled, "Longing For Flowers" placed as Finalist in the Scriptapalooza's Shorts screenplay contest 2016. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 10/28/2016
LISA REILY IN TOP 6% OF SCRIPTS IN SHORE SCRIPTS 2016 FEATURE CONTEST Lisa Reily's new feature screenplay, 'Nothing Lasts Forever', was recently selected as a Quarter-finalist in Shore Scripts 2016 Feature Contest, making it into the top 6% of entries. A relationship drama set in Australia, this is Lisa's third feature. Tags: Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 10/27/2016
CHIJIM ONYEMENAM'S 'STARS OF FIRE' NAMED IN NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP TOP 15%

Chijim Onyemenam's "Stars of Fire" was listed in the Top 15% at the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Competition.

 

The high-concept sci-fi follows a man able to transport clients to various realities across the multiverse, who has to chase down his last client across numerous dimensions in order to save the love of his life.

 

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 10/27/2016
Marni Sullivan's script reaches Semi-Finalist of Nicholl Fellowships 2016 Marni Sullivan's screenplay 'SYVERTSEN'S COMPLEX' made semi-finals of the Nicholl Fellowships in 2016.
Posted on: 10/26/2016 CONNECT Member
SANDRA SMITH & AVERY SMITH'S 'OPENING ENVELOPES' NAMED AFF 2ND ROUNDER

Sandra Webb Smith & Avery Lauren Smith's "Opening Envelopes" was named a Second Rounder at the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition.

 

The dramedy portrays a widow who feels betrayed after learning about a secret her late husband kept, so she begins a creative writing project to help her cope, only to meet a new soul mate who challenges her ability to trust again. 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 10/25/2016 CONNECT Member
Hal Harris 'Better At Life' Wins Silver Award at Page 2016 Hal Harris' script 'Better At Life' was awarded Silver in the Family Film Category at the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
Posted on: 10/25/2016
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell to Pay Wins 1st Place at Glendale Int'l. Film Fest

'Hell to Pay' the short film script version of the multiple-award winning television pilot script 'Hell Hound' won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the Glendale International Film Festival. The script is also a Semi-Finalist in the Short Film Grants Competition & Awards. And it's an Official Selection of both the Cannes Latititude Film Festival & Script Contest and the Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival.

Tags: Cannes Latitude Film Festival, Glendale International Film Festival, Short Film Grants Competition and Awards, The Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival
Posted on: 10/25/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's First of April Finalist - Yes! Let's Make a Movie FilmFest

The short suspense thriller 'First of April' is a Finalist in Canada's Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Festival. The script was also a Semi-Finalist in the We Make Make Movies Short Film Challenge where it recieved a staged reading by SAG actors in L.A. And it's a Quarter-Finalist in the short script category of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition where it placed in the top 5% out of over 2,000 submissions. In addition, it was an Official Selection of the APM Short Screenplay Competiton.

 

The script is set on April Fool's Day when a radio disk-jockey gets a late night call from his ex-girlfriend, a mental patient, claiming that she escaped the asylum and planted a time-bomb in his DJ booth that will blow him up in 5 minutes. But is she telling the truth or is it all an elaborate prank?

Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Yes! Let's Make a Movie
Posted on: 10/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound Wins Southern California Screenplay Competition

The TV pilot script 'Hell Hound' is the Grand Prize Winner of the Southern California Screenplay Compettion. Even better than recieving a monetary award for the win, the contest's founder Theo Davies is getting the script into the hands of possible producers including one on the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

Tags: The Southern California Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/24/2016 CONNECT Member
LUCY (Writer/Producer) SELECTIONS, AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

As of October 2016  Alexios Giannoulis script 'Lucy' has had 10 Festival Selections including 5 Awards and 2 Nominations

 

The script (english version) has been selected and participated in two competitions (Scriptapalooza Shorts and Scripts and Cinequest Script Contest where it reached the Top 40.  

 

Also 'Lucy' has featured in two marets and short film events whereas its trailer features on Film Shortage

 

Finally the Rights of 'Lucy' have been bought for 5 years by New World Cinemas for S/VOD platforms.  

 

 

Posted on: 10/24/2016
SCREENWRITER PHIL PARKER ADVANCES IN BIG BREAK CONTEST

After being honored by the ISA's Emerging Screenwriters contest in 2014, once again, the multi-award winning spec script 'The Third Bomb' by Phil Parker is impressing readers and judges alike as its success on the contest/ festival circuit continues.

 

Phil's thrilling WWII action/ adventure has now advanced to the semifinals in one of the world's top 10 competitions - Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest. And already a top Hollywood agency has requested to read it!

 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/24/2016 CONNECT Member
'Gargoyles' Finalist in Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2016 John Heavey's family animation 'Gargoyles' is a finalist in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Melissa Emery's 'Surviving Leo 'Named Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder

Melissa Emery's ''Surviving Leo (aka Worst Hostage Ever) was named a Second Rounder for the Austin Film Festival. It was also named Semi-finalist for both ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest and Table Read My Screenplay Contest

 

The buddy comedy feature tells the story of loveable Stanley who, after screwing up a bank robbery, panics and grabs Leo - the worst hostage ever - for ransom.   

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 10/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Young and Hungry List 2016: Top Emerging Screenwriters

Tracking Board lists Norith Soth as a screenwriter to watch in their 2016 Young and Hungry List.

 

Repped by Mark Lawyer at Markerstone, his projects include:

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Posted on: 10/22/2016
Erin Dooley's 'A Way to Forgiveness' Premiere's November 6th 2016 ISA CONNECT member Erin Dooley's documentary film 'A Way to Forgiveness' will premiere in North Hollywood on November 6 and will be available online and on DVD on November 16. The documentary follows Erin's journey along the centuries old pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, as she explores the topic of forgiveness. Tags: D.A.S.H. Entertainment, LLC
Posted on: 10/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Dianna Zimmerman Dianna Zimmerman's script "Drone World" was selected as a semifinalist in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break contest.
Posted on: 10/21/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN ARVAI'S 'DO OR DIE' A FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK SEMI-FINALIST

John Arvai's action/thriller script 'Do Or Die' has been selected as one of the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest Semi-Finalists.

 

'Do Or Die' is written along the lines of 'Cliffhanger' and 'Die Hard' and follows a former pro hockey enforcer turned coach who is his son's only hope after his hockey team is taken hostage by unknown forces during a tournament in Russia. 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/21/2016 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS THE MAC UNDERGROUND FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', won Best Screenplay at the 2016 MAC Underground Film Festival. The script is ranked 5th in the LGBT category of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. 
Posted on: 10/20/2016 CONNECT Member
'Hat Trick' Back in the spring of 2012, Adam Luff was living in San Francisco and wrote, directed and played the lead in his silent movie homage 'Hat Trick' a short about an unconfident man using magic to solve all his problems but magic cannot solve everything.


This light-hearted, family film is Adam's personal favourite genre and audience to write for. He later adapted the same story into a children's picture book manuscript entitled "The Hat Tricks of Harry Hocus" which he has submitted to UK publishing companies and awaiting feedback on.

Hat Trick has achieved two nominations at film festivals:

 

- "Best Short Film" nomination at the Big Water Film Festival in Washburn Wisconsin (November 2013)

- Finalist for "Best Music Score" at the Los Angeles CineFest (June 2016)

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 10/20/2016
'Nurture of the Beast' has a great 2016 In January 2016, Adam Luff collaborated with actor and long time friend, Tom Brumpton on a micro short 'Nurture of the Beast' a sci-fi horror about a scientist that has devoted his life to work at the cost of his family life.

 

Adam wrote, directed and (under pseudonyms) produced and edited while Tom Brumpton produced and played the doomed scientist, Quatermass.


The film has achieved the following success at festivals around the world:

- Official Selection at the Los Angeles CineFest (Apr. 2016)

- Official Selection at the IndieWise Virtual Film Festival (Sept. 2016)

- Commendation Award at the Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival (Sept. 2016)

- Official Selection at the Horror Online Art Film Festival (Sept. 2016)

- Official Selection at the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge (Oct. 2016)

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 10/20/2016
Adam Luff's 'Lunar Art' has a run of competition success. 2016 has been a successful year for Adam Luff's science fiction drama 'Lunar Art'.


A short script that Adam envisions being made for animation about immigration laws on the moon forcing a retired painter to return to Earth and leave his robot servant and companion behind has achieved the following:

 

- New Renaissance Film Festival's first ever "Screenplay of the Month" (May 2016)

- Reaching the Quarter Finals at Scriptapalooza (July 2016)

- Official Selection at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival (August 2016, final results in December)

- Winner of two awards at the New Renaissance Film Festival, "Best Screenplay of the Month" and "Award of Excellence" (August 2016)

- Quarter-Finalist at the 2016 Shore Scripts comeptition (the results of the Semi-Finals will be announced on November 5th 2016)

Tags: Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network, New Renaissance Film Festival (London,UK), Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 10/20/2016
Brooke Purdy & Colette Freedman's Awards For 'The Last Bookstore' The post apocalyptic screenplay 'The Last Bookstore' won a number of prizes included Grand Prize at the CWA. 

When the technological age has brought humanity to its brink, it is, ultimately five kids, their love and a book that can save mankind. 

 

Brooke Purdy and Colette Freedman’s post apocalyptic story is a cross between 'Goonies' and 'Stand By Me' with a hint of 'Mad Max' as a group of kids who have survived an EMP must fight for their survival as they travel through dangerous territory to find an important medical book to save their mother.

 

In the last three months, the script won Best Science fiction film at Action on Film, Grand Prize at Creative World Awards and was a finalist in several competitions including Cinestory, New York Screenplay Festival and Emerging Screenwriters Festival. 

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival, Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Jason Kessler's 'PITIGLIANO' 2016 Austin Film Festival Semifinalist

Jason Kessler's feature-length hostage drama 'PITIGLIANO' was a Semifinalist in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest.  'PITIGLIANO' follows a young, black, Jewish woman vacationing in Italy who struggles for survival when she's taken hostage by anti-Semitic extremists in the cavernous ruins of Pitigliano's old Jewish quarter. 

 

Jason is currently earning a screenwriting MFA at UT Austin, and he previously attended Princeton University and Columbia Law School. 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 10/16/2016 CONNECT Member
'DISCONN' wins GOLD for Sci Fi in PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Andy Byrne's sci-fi script 'DISCONN' secured him a place as a Mentee for the ISA's Fast Track Fellowship, and has now received a further accolade in winning gold in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Andy said of this recent success "It helps me focus even harder on learning and honing my craft and building a network. It's a honor to be able to share this journey with the ISA community."

 

'DISCONN' follows a newly pregnant woman's struggle to disconnect from a hive-mind product which society eagerly pays to manage/medicate their lives. In conflict with her husband, society and the manipulators of this augmented reality, her determination may end up losing more than just her own life.  

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 10/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes reaches Semifinals of 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest Kelly Beck-Byrnes continues her positive streak as two of her scripts move forward in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest: 'Glitches' for Drama, and 'Girls' for one-hour spec. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck Byrnes Comedy Feature 'Glitches' wins Gold 'Glitches' was honored with Gold award in the International Independent Film Awards (Summer 2016). Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes in Top 50 for ISA Fast Track Fellowship Kelly Beck-Byrnes' comedy Feature film 'Glitches' was accepted into the top 50 in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
'RECOVERY' by Matthew Burris Wins 2016 Traveling Shorts Film Fest

'Recovery' is a ten minute short film about a Croatian land mine disposal expert who has to recover a Syrian refugee from a field after having crossed the border.

 

The film won best student film at the 2016 Traveling Shorts Film Festival, screened in Italy and triumphed over films from all around the world. 

 

 

Posted on: 10/15/2016
MARY DESANTIS - FINALIST IN THE WEXFORD FILM FESTIVAL, IRELAND!

Native Irish writer, Mary DeSantis, has made it to the finals of the very first international screenplay competition at the Wexford Film Festival. Her Fantasy/Adventure script 'Ashling' is based upon Ireland's mythology and history.

 

"I am delighted that my writing has been honored in this way by my fellow countrymen. This is, indeed, a powerful validation of the story." -- Mary DeSantis. 

 

DeSantis has called California home for three decades. 

Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Afonso Henrique awarded TIME WARNER SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP Afonso Henrique has been selected for a Screenwriting Fellowship with Time Warner via the Bourough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Tags: New York City Independent Film Festival, New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' ADVANCES TO FINALS IN ANCHORAGE FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'La Tierra Que Yo Amo' (Land That I Love), has advanced to the finals of the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival. 'La Tierra Que Yo Amo' is ranked 9th in the Drama, 2nd in the Urban, and 5th in the Romance categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts, and is ranked in the top 1% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on the site. The script has won 29 awards/honors and LaPoma's 10 screenplays have won 101 overall.
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
'SOFI'S JOURNEY' ADVANCES TO FINALS IN EVOLUTION MALLORCA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama 'Sofi's Journey' has advanced to the finals of the 2016 Evolution Mallorca Film Festival.
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
'Isabelle's Eyes' Wins award at Amsterdam Lift Off Film Festival

Lori Finnila won a 'Special Mentions Award' at Amsterdam Lift Off Film Festival for her teen abuse story 'Isabelle's Eyes'. Lori's success has empowered her to follow her dream of being a screenwriter, after drawing on her own personal experiences to write the screenplay. Lori praised the ISA for being a supportive platform to allow her work to be recognised Internationally and is looking forward to future collaborations with producers.

 

Posted on: 10/14/2016
L.M Butler's "The Magic of Your Touch" progresses in Story Pros & Austin FF L.M. Butler's screenplay "The Magic of Your Touch" is an adaptation from the short story by Peter Robinson about a jazz musician in 1954 whose desire for success and love leads him to make a bargain with The Devil that ultimately  leads to fame, fortune and terror. This suspense //thriller placed in the top ten finals of the 2016 Story Pros Genre Contest and the Second Rounder placement in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Contest.
Posted on: 10/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's 'Ranger Creed' optioned and 'The Poacher' hits the mark. Producer David Harris (Security (2017)) has entered into a shopping agreement with Travis Opgenorth for his contest-winning action-thriller 'Ranger Creed'. This is the second feature to be shopped around for Travis as Partner In Crime Films (Knuckle Draggers) had previously optioned his contained actioner 'Day of Reckoning' in 2012. Travis is currently in discussions with Sixth Sense Productions (Hotel Rwanda, The First Grader) regarding a potential writing assignment. Sixth Sense reached out to Travis after reading his recently completed action-thriller, 'The Poacher', which was written while Travis participated in Max Timm's Master Class.
Posted on: 10/11/2016 CONNECT Member
"Darlings" earns 4th place in Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Aaron Yeung's 'Darlings' places 4th in the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition for 2016.

 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Finalist for WeScreenplay's first Diverse Voices Competition Spring 2016 Aaron Yeung's 'Darlings' was selected as a finalist for Diverse Voices Competition, among many other talented writers. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "AFTER THE STORM" IS WINNER OF TRUE STORY COMPETITION

Richard Willett's 'After The Storm' about Franklin D. Roosevelt's struggle with polio, was one of the winners in the 2016 Rebel Seed Entertainment True Story Screenplay Competition.

Tags: True Story Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Quinn's half-hour TV comedy pilot makes Top 50-ISA Fast Track IV Elizabeth Quinn's half-hour, original TV comedy pilot,  'Loser Says What' has made the Top 50 list for consideration for the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship IV. 'Loser Says What' is about what happens when you hit mid-life and realize all of your hard work has led to...nothing. Do you declare yourself a loser and call it a day? Or do you keep going and give yourself one last chance to give yourself the life you've always dreamed of?  Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Quinn's half-hour original comedy pilot makes Screencraft Semi-Finals Elizabeth Quinn's half-hour, original TV comedy pilot, 'Loser Says What' made the semi-finals of the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition. 'Loser Says What' is about what happens when you hit mid-life and realize all of your hard work has led to...nothing. Do you declare yourself a loser and call it a day? Or do you keep going and give yourself one last chance to give yourself the life you've always dreamed of?  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Quinn's one-hour pilot makes the 2016 Nashville Fest Semi-finals

Quinn's one-hour, original TV drama pilot 'Going Reno' made the semi-finalist list in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

 

'Going Reno' tells the story of the men and women who flocked to Reno, Nevada in the 1930s for quickie divorces, legalized gambling and a chance to escape their past mistakes and start over.

Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Quinn's one-hour drama pilot makes Tracking Board Pilot Launch Pad Top 50!

Quinn's one-hour, original TV drama pilot 'Going Reno' made the Top 50 of the 2016 Tracking Board Pilot Launch Pad Top 50.

 

'Going Reno' tells the story of the men and women who flocked to Reno, Nevada in the 1930s for quickie divorces, legalized gambling and a chance to escape their past mistakes and start over.

Tags: Launch Pad Pilots Competition
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Elizabeth Quinn Semi-Finalist - 2016 Table Read My Screenplay - London

Quinn's one-hour, original TV drama pilot 'Going Reno' made the semi-finalist list in the 2016 Table Read My Screenplay Contest - London.

 

'Going Reno' tells the story of the men and women who flocked to Reno, Nevada in the 1930s for quickie divorces, legalized gambling and a chance to escape their past mistakes and start over.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoff Holder's horror script 'THE DEVIL'S ANSWER' optioned

Geoff Holder's contained supernatural horror 'THE DEVIL'S ANSWER' has been optioned by a production company in LA.

 

This is Holder's second horror script to be optioned in 2016

Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
A LABOUR OF LOVE recognized at two more contests

'A Labour of Love', a feature written by Olga Holtz, was selected a finalist of the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and listed among the top 100 scripts by Emerging Screenwriters.

 

'A Labour of Love' is the story of an obsessive English film-maker who sacrifices all - money, personal life, career - to restore the epic silent film `Napoleon', while his idol, the delusional genius director of the mutilated masterpiece, sabotages the restoration. It is based on the real story of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow's restoration of 'Napoleon' and his love-hate relationship with Abel Gance.

 

The newest digitized restoration of 'Napoleon' will be widely released in the UK at the end of 2016 and in France in 2017.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Howe's Family, Sci-Fi scripts recognized with top honors Jeffrey Howe's screenplay 'Robo4ce' took top honors in the Family category of the 20th Fade In Awards yesterday. Meanwhile, his sci-fi script 'Cover Crop' was the runner-up in the Feature Screenplay competition at the inaugural GenreBlast Film Festival in Virginia in August.  Tags: Fade In Awards, GenreBlast Film Festival
Posted on: 10/05/2016
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES TO FINALS IN HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY CONTEST

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), advanced to the finals in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' is ranked 2nd in the Urban category, 5th in the Romance category, and 10th in the Drama category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts" and is ranked in the top 1% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on the site.

 

'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' has won 28 awards/honors, and LaPoma has won 100 overall since 2013.

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Adite Banerjie is First Runner-up in Finish Line Script Competition, 2016

Adite Banerjie's Drama script, 'COACHING CLASS', has been judged First Runner-up in Finish Line Script Competition, 2016.

 

A discredited teacher seeks redemption by taking on the powerful education mafia in order to give his brilliant but dirt poor students a fighting chance at competing for the entrance exams to India's most prestigious engineering institute.

Tags: Finish Line Script Competition
Posted on: 10/04/2016 CONNECT Member
MARK WILLIAM MOORE TOP 100 IN 2016 EMERGING SCREENWRITERS COMPETITION Representing the top 7% of all entries, Mark William Moore's "I Am Champion" places in the Top 100 in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Two of Jeff York's TV pilots make Screencraft's Pilot Launch Semifinals In the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch screenwriting contest, Jeff York had two scripts that placed in the semifinals (the top 5% of the scripts entered). His kids' talk show called 'HISTORY/HERSTORY', where the celebrity guests are famous people from history, placed in the top 20 scripts honored in the comedy wing of the contest. His other entry was a television adaptation of his multiple award-winning big screen script 'THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB'. This one-hour western pilot placed in the contest's drama wing.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 10/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Wooldridge's 'The Boat' wins success at Catalina Film Festival Robert Woolridge's screenplay 'The Boat' - the story of a gay teen who helps his mother after she has a vision of the town flooding, wins a Certificate of Excellence at the Catalina Film Festival. Tags: Catalina Film Festival Script Contest
Posted on: 10/03/2016
John Bias Reached the Quarterfinals with his short Screenplay "The Beast". John Bias has been selected as one of the Quarterfinalist in the Web Series Catagory during the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition with his short screenplay "The Beast".  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 10/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) WINS THE AUCKLAND FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), won Best Screenplay at the 2016 Auckland Film Festival. This is the script's third 1st place finish, and its 27th award/honor overall.

 

LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO is ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,700 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com and is also ranked 4th in the Urban and 5th in the Romance categories of MovieBytes's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts."  

Posted on: 10/01/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER ADVANCES IN FINAL DRAFT'S BIG BREAK CONTEST

Phil Parker's thrilling WWII action/ adventure script 'The Third Bomb' has already achieved great success on the contest circuit, winning 1st place at the Nashville Film Festival, reaching the finals in the Script Pipeline and Screencraft competitions, and the 2nd Round at Austin. Now the streak continues, with 'The Third Bomb' advancing to the quarterfinal stage in the notoriously difficult Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest. 

 

Phil was recently re-hired by an award-winning production company to write another script treatment for them, this time for a feature-length comedy/ adventure.

 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/30/2016 CONNECT Member
Dianna Zimmerma's 'Radical' top 10 finalist Dianna Zimmerman's Screenplay 'Radical' is a top ten finalist in the New York Screenplay contest in the biography/historical category. Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/30/2016 CONNECT Member
Michael Curtis named Official Finalist in 2016 New York Screenplay Contest Michael Curtis named Official Finalist in 2016 New York Screenplay Contest for his drama feature, 'Inheritance'. Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/30/2016 CONNECT Member
Michael Curtis selected to ISA Fast Track Fellowship - Top 50 'Inheritance', by Michael Curtis, has made the Top 50 in the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship Competition. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 09/30/2016 CONNECT Member
'Drone World' by Dianna Zimmerman progresses in two prestigious contests

Diane Zimmerman's screenplay 'Drone World' has been selected in the top 50 in ISA's Fast Track, and made it to the Quarter Finals in Final Draft's Big Break.

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 09/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Charlie Jones named Finish Line Competition Grand Prize Winner 2016

Charlie Jones's first feature-length screenplay 'Freedom Ain't Free' has been announced as Finish Line Script Competition's Grand Prize Winner. 

 

'Freedom Ain't Free' follows a black slave, who, after the sadistic overseer of a cotton plantation is found brutally murdered, is offered the freedom he so desperately desires - but it comes at a price.

Tags: Finish Line Script Competition
Posted on: 09/29/2016
'The Battle of Boxhill' by Liam McCann places at the Austin Film Festival

Liam McCann's screenplay for a children's animation called 'The Battle of Boxhill' reaches the second round of the 2016 Austin Film Festival's screenwriting competition.

 

Having been optioned in 2011 by Oscar-nominated producer Bulat Galimgereyev (Mongol, 2008), Liam's script will now be given another polish before taking on the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in 2017.

 

The script follows a young falcon, who when a gamekeeper steals his eggs and kidnaps his partner, exchanges his pride for a spirit of co-operation and goes into battle against powerful foes.

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2016
Timothy Kestrel is a Quarter-Finalist in Screencraft competition

Timothy Kestrel's Pilot script 'RANGERS' - Progenitors of Freedom was selected as one of the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest Quarter-Finalists.

 

'Rangers' is about a motley group of underdogs who find themselves trapped in a remote frontier fort surrounded by troubled colonials with dark secrets during the French & Indian War. They discover that the only way out is to team up with the notorious Rogers Rangers in a deadly chase for elusive freedom.

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Chris Bell's Script 'Brutal' placed as a Runner-up in Scriptapalooza

Chris Bell's Scipt 'Brutal'  placed in the top 10 runner-up spots for Scriptapalooza in 2016.

 

The script follows Police officer Henry Chamber who is guilty of horrible police brutality. When Internal Affairs picks him to find and bring to justice a crooked cop, he will have to befriend and betray a man more vicious than himself. Brutal is part redemption story, part thriller that touches on contemporary issues of racism and injustice.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Sofia's Journey & The Way Back Home Semifinalists in Evolution Mallorca FF

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length dramas 'SOFI'S JOURNEY' and 'THE WAY BACK HOME' are semifinalists in the 2016 Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival. 

 

THE WAY BACK HOME follows an animal-loving boy who must cope with his father's insistence that he'll someday work at the slaughterhouse that's employed the men of their family for the past several generations (KES meets BILLY ELLIOT).

SOFI'S JOURNEY follows a 20-year-old Peruvian woman who travels to the US and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana in hopes to find love and relief from her OCD (MARIA FULL OF GRACE meets GIRL, INTERRUPTED).

 

LaPoma's ten scripts have won a total of 98 awards/honors. 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Ryan Herring is named a Runner-Up in the 2016 Scriptapalooza Contest Ryan A. Herring  was named as a Runner-Up in the 2016 Scriptapalooza Contest for his feature sript 'The Olympians'. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
The Expense of a Man by Melissa Emery Finalist in Acclaim Competition

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's dark comedy The Expense of a Man was named a Finalist in the Acclaim Scripts Screenwriting Competition.  

The Expense of a Man tells the story of an insecure housewife who suspects her husband of an affair and so - along with her unstable sister - hires a series of amateur hit men to try to kill him.

Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Timothy Benson's animation script, HATCHED, wins BEST SCREENPLAY at Meters New York - Timothy M. Benson's creepy/crawly, Sci-Fi, feature animation screenplay, 'HATCHED', wins top honors at the Meters Intl. Film Festival. This is the third best feature screenplay for 'HATCHED' and Timothy's 72nd screenwriting honor across the 2015-2016 film festival circuits.


The screenplay follows three middle schoolers race to save a city under siege after a greedy extermination company's genetic experimentation goes horribly wrong.


Think Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs meets Arachnophobia!

Tags: Meters International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Wendy Jane Henson Moves Up to Semifinalist WeTV Screenwriting Competition

Wendy's teleplay 'EARTH NOW', a 2016 Acclaim TV winner and one of six finalists in the 2015 Oregon International Film Awards, has advanced to semifinalist staus in the WeTV Screenwriting Competition. 

 

The story deals with a broadcast journalist who begins a steamy love affair with a rogue geologist and persuades him to join her crusade against an oil company conspiracy, risking their careers and his life.

Tags: Acclaim Scripts, WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/25/2016
Geoffrey D. Calhoun Nominated for Best New Writer at AOFFEST Geoffrey D. Calhoun was nominated for Best New Writer in the 2016 Action On Film Festival XII.

 

 

He also took home Best comedy scene for his TV pilot 'Pushers' and Best Dialogue.

 

 

Now in their 12th Season, Action On Film (The AOF) is the go to festival for filmmakers, writers, producers, actors, DPs, composers and post production professionals to have their work recognized and honored.

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/25/2016 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's Pilot 'Kingdom of God' moves to WeTV Semifinals

Travis Opgenorth's most recent TV pilot project, 'Kingdom of God', has advanced to the semifinals of the WeTV Pilot Competition.

 

Feedback on the script has been strong, as it has received a "Recommend" via WeScreenplay's coverage service and a "Highly Consider" from Script Shark prior to them closing up shop earlier this month.

Tags: WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson celebrates a great year for her script 'Signs Of Warning'

2016 has been a stellar year for Taylor Albertson's faith based screenplay, 'Signs of Warning'.

 

'Signs of Warning' was awarded a place as a BlueCat quarterfinalist, won the Winnipeg Real to Reel screenplay competition and been in the semi's of The Page International Screenwriting Awards and the Screen Craft Family Friendly competition.

 

Albertson says of her success  "I've been working away on this script with every spare minute I've had.  I've been learning and growing and have gone from just quarterfinal finishes to semi's and even winning.  Hard work pays off and I'm going to keep chipping away and learning all while looking for representation."

Posted on: 09/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Kirk Weddell Academy Nicholl Fellowship Finalist 2016

The Nicholl Fellowship has chosen their Finalists, and ISA member, Kirk Weddell, was among the top 10 (our of over 6,000 scripts). 

 

Weddell is honored to make the shortlist for the Nicholl Fellowship 2016. His script, a Sci-Fi/Thriller titled "Alone", revolves around a lone astronaut in an orbiting space station and how he witnesses Earth's explosive destruction.

 

The fellowship winners will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on November 3 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 09/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Section 504 by Melissa Emery Named 2016 Page Awards Finalist

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's true story drama Section 504 has been named a Finalist for the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Section 504 was also named Semi-finalist (Top 25) for the 2016 Cinestory Feature Fellowship Awards and Semi-finalist for the 2016 Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest.

Set in 1977, Section 504 tells the story of the longest sit-in in US History by a group of disabled people determined to earn their civil righs.  

 

Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/21/2016 CONNECT Member
KT Parker Moves Forward as a Page International Awards Semi-finalist

KT Parker's short fantasy drama "Dead Zingers" reached the prestigious Page International Screenwriting Awards semi-finals.

 

The final 2016 winners will be announced on October the 15th.

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Wins Best Screenplay at American Grindhouse Film Festival Phillip E Hardy has won the Best Action/Adenture Screenplay at American Grindhouse Film Festival for "Gina Jericho". This script will also be competing in upcoming Screencraft Action Contest and an earlier draft placed at Austin Film Festival.   Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival
Posted on: 09/21/2016 CONNECT Member
T.P. Productions hire Phil Parker for second writing gig

Hired to write a treatment by T.P. Productions, Phil Parker has proved himself to be a worthwhile investment as they have recently procured his services for another feature project.

 

The ISA CONNECT member Phil Parker will write a full script outline for a feature-length comedy in the vein of Coming to America meets The Big Lebowski.

 

PRAISE FROM TENT PICTURES:

 

"My concept for 'A Street Cat Named Anbar' is now a perfectly constructed and very comprehensive treatment, with compelling characterizations and appealing plot. This would NEVER have happened without the assistance of Phil. I am very grateful to work with him, and still continue to do so. Thank you for running such a fine business. Great work!" - F. A., Producer (T.P. Productions)

Posted on: 09/20/2016 CONNECT Member
'Fishin' With Pops' finalist in the New York Screenplay Contest

Damon Ragsdale's short script 'Fishin' With Pops' was a finalist (top 10) in the New York Screenplay Contest in both the Short Screenplay and Stage Play categories.

 

The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/19/2016
SANDLEY, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF LAKE CHARLES FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's short script SANDLEY is an official selection of the 2016 Lake Charles Film Festival. SANDLEY follows a first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school who finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student.

 

SANDLEY is the 8th ranked dramatic short script in MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. LaPoma's ten screenplays have won 96 awards/honors. 

Posted on: 09/19/2016 CONNECT Member
One Child Born won First Prize in 2016 DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition

Stuart Creque's  Short script: 'One Child Born', won first prize at the DC Shorts Screenplay Competition. The six finalist scripts chosen by the festival were read before a live audience, and the audience voted to award first place to 'One Child Born', which is a tale of the Rwandan genocide.

 

Part of the prize is a cash award contingent on finishing the film in time for next year's DC Shorts Film Festival.

 

The DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the USA. In 2016 out of over 1,300 entries from around the globe, their programmers selected 131 films that reflect the 33 nations they represented — bringing a world view to Washington, DC.

Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/18/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" makes Screencraft semifinals

Jeff York's screenplay "Incurable" just made the Screencraft horror screenplay contest semifinals. This is one of Jeff's most successful screenplays as it has finished in the finals of over a dozen contests. It also won the prestigious honor of being the only spec script to receive a "recommend" rating from Script magazine's Script Xpert evaluations in 2009.

 

It has been honored by placing in the finals of the Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest, the Script Pipeline contest, and Table Read Your Screenplay contest over the years, among others.

 

The story concerns a young man who's diagnosed with ALS and chooses to let a vampire bite him to escape that fate, but living with his decision is another matter.

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/17/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF MAC FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, is an official selection of the 2016 MAC Underground Film Festival in Manaus, Brazil.

 

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS has won 7 awards/honors in the last two months, including placing in both the Austin Film Festival and Page International Screenwriting Awards, and LaPoma's ten scripts have won 95 overall. 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/15/2016 CONNECT Member
2016 PAGE AWARDS FINALIST for Andy Byrne's Grounded Sci-fi DISCONN

DISCONN continues to make progress after winning the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship and placing 2nd in Table Read My Screenplay - London.

 

The script is also gaining industry interest, along with Andy's new grounded dystopian feature JONAS CARTER. 

 

DISCONN is currently semifinalist in the ISA-sponsored 2016 Emerging Screenwriters and quarterfinalist in Screen Craft Sci-Fi.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 09/15/2016 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF EYECATCHER FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2016 EyeCatcher Film Festival. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two friends who take a road trip throughout the US and Mexico in search of what unites people in a modern world slipping deeper into apathy and discord. On this trip for truth, however, it's soon evident that this is the last thing either friend seeks (EASY RIDER meets THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES). 

 

A NOBLE TRUTH has won 18 awards/honors in total.

Posted on: 09/10/2016 CONNECT Member
SCOTT PITTOCK'S SANCTUARY OFFICIAL SELECTION IN THE OAXACA FILMFEST 'Sanctuary', Scott Pittock's feature-length horror/western is up for three awards in the 7th annual Oaxaca Film Festival: best feature, best original concept, and the 2016 Global Script Challenge for best overall script! Tags: Fade In Awards, Oaxaca FilmFest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Milner's Script Parallax moves forward in ScreenCraft Sci-Fi 2016

PARALLAX is a quarter-finalist in the 2016 competition.

 

ScreenCraft Sci-Fi 2016's featured judge is CAA agent Fred Specktor whose iconic clients include Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Dan Aykroyd, John-Henry Butterworth (writer: Edge of Tomorrow), Stephen Hopkins (Predator 2, Lost in Space) and many more.

 

PARALLAX is a also a second-rounder in the AFF Screenplay and Teleplay competition 2016 coming in the top 15% in the drama category.

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/09/2016 CONNECT Member
TIMOTHY BENSON'S "HOOKED" SELECTED AS A FINALIST AT OAXACA

Oaxaca, Mexico - NY screenwriter Timothy M. Benson's feature animation screenplay, "HOOKED," a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure has been honored as a FINALIST in the "Best Family" and "Best Original Concept" categories at the '16 Oaxaca Film Festival.

 

"HOOKED" has exploded across the 2016 global film festival circuit this summer winning over twenty writing awards, including numerous Best Feature Screenplay honors.

"HOOKED's" high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy's quest for a legendary fish vs. a villainous fishing captain's thirst for fame and fortune.

Tags: Oaxaca FilmFest
Posted on: 09/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Diana Galimzyanova wins at StarGate Galactic International Film Festival "A Fangirl" has won The StarGate Chappa Award for Best Short Horror Film Screenplay. It is a dark story about a young woman who goes to see her favorite band playing live, and brings a big sports bag of sharp tools with her.

 

 

The StarGate Galactic International Film Festival's mission is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. They actively champion indie and independent filmmaking, and are one of the few film festivals in the world that offers a film distribution seminar to help filmmakers guide their cinematic vision toward profitability.

Tags: StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi Fantasy and Horror Film Festival
Posted on: 09/08/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "THE FLID SHOW" IS AFF SECOND-ROUNDER THE FLID SHOW, Richard Willett's story of a charismatic, belligerent English nightclub singer born with flipper-like arms because his pregnant mother took the drug thalidomide, has second-rounded in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition (top 15% out of more than 9,000 scripts). Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Malachi Broadus was a finalist for best short screenplay Malachi Broadus' short "Saint Rehab" was a finalist for best short screenplay in the Meters International Film Festival. Tags: Meters International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/07/2016
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 2016 OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, is an official selection of the 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival. This is the script's 6th award/honor in the last two months and LaPoma's 92nd overall for his 9 screenplays.

 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Oaxaca FilmFest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' Nominated for 3 Awards at the Oaxaca FilmFest

The televison pilot 'Hell Hound' reciveved three nominations at the Oaxaca FilmFest including Best Horror Script, Best Original Concept and Best Global Script, the festival's top award. As one of the top film festivals in Latin America, Oaxaca has been called the "Sundance of the South" and is one of MovieMaker's Top 50 Festivals in 2016. 

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

 

https://www.oaxacafilmfest.com/p/hell-hound 

Tags: Oaxaca FilmFest
Posted on: 09/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's 'Graft' announced as finalist in Emerging Screenwriters Graft is announced as one of the finalists in the Emerging Screenwriters 2016 competition, placing in the top 7% out of 1500 scripts.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Glimpse Advances at 2016 Austin Film Festival Glenn's feature script Glimpse advances to second round at the 2016 Austin Film Festival (top 15% of 9,100 entries).  This follows being selected as Semifinalist at StoryPros and Quarterfinalist at Stage 32.   Glenn's other script Redreamers advanced to quarterfinals at Screencraft Sci-Fi. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/05/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - FINALIST IN THE LAS VEGAS INTER SCREEN COMP Scott Pittock's Sanctuary, his horror/western about a family at odds with each other who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, placed as a Finalist in the western category in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition! Tags: Fade In Awards, Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/04/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND IN AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, has advanced to the second round of the 2016 Austin Film Festival. They had this to say about the script:

 

"Our readers felt your script was effectively funny with nuanced and witty dialogue. Jim is a very well-rounded character with an interesting arc."

 

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS follows an asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his dysfunctional family after his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (BAD SANTA meets SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK).

 

This is the script's 6th award/honor in the last two months, and LaPoma's 92nd overall for his 9 screenplays.  

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/03/2016 CONNECT Member
SANDRA WEBB SMITH'S ELITE AWARD FOR IN-BETWEEN IN-BETWEEN, an inspirational, coming-of-age drama, written by Sandra Webb Smith, won first place in the drama category of the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards and was named runner- up in the inspirational category of the 2015 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.  The script was also a semi-finalist in the 2016 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Writing Contest. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Triple-Triple to Close Out the Summer

With three scripts in three different formats each advancing in three separate contests, summer goes out like a lion for Travis Opgenorth. Among the recent WeTv Quarterfinalists is Travis' historical drama Kingdom of God. Meanwhile, his action feature, Ranger Creed, marches into the Finish Line Screenplay Contest Semifinals, and his short script, Before Dishonor, also slices its way into the Semifinals of the SoCal Screenplay Contest.

Tags: Finish Line Script Competition, SoCal Film Festival, WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Andy Byrne's DISCONN in Semifinals of Emerging Screenwriters Competition

This latest placing adds to a successful year for the grounded sci-fi DISCONN (Winner 2016 ISA Fastrack Fellowship, 2nd Place Table Read My Screenplay, current semi-finalist, PAGE International, current quarterfinalist Screencraft SciFi).

 

DISCONN: A woman struggles to disconnect from a hive-mind product that society eagerly pays to manage and medicate their lives. Her attempt to become a natural human drives her up against family, society and the architects of this augmented reality. Her determination may end up destroying more than just her own life.  

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's TV pilot of "The Scoundrels Club" is a WeTV quarterfinalist Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" won the Grand Prize in the Table Read My Screenplay contest in 2013, and now the TV adaptation of it has placed in the quarterfinals of the 2016 WeTV television pilot contest. Some of the judges of various contests, as well as those who run the top 5 screenwriting contests, suggested to Jeff that it might make for a great anthology series, so in 2015 Jeff adapted it as a TV series treatment, as well as wrote a one-hour pilot for it. WeTV is the first contest "The Scoundrels Club" was entered in as an adaptation.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" takes 3rd prize in Table Read - London Jeff York's horror movie "Incurable" continues its string of success in screenwriting contests taking third place in the 2016 Table Read My Screenplay contest in London. It received Script magazine's only recommend rating back in 2009, out of over 1000 spec scripts they analyzed that year, and it has figured in the finals of almost a dozen contests since then. The story concerns a young man diagnosed with ALS who decides to become a vampire to escape that horrible disease. Jeff has done well in the Table Read contests before, having won Best Thriller with his script "Fiend" in 2012, and the Grand Prize in 2013 with his western adventure "The Scoundrels Club." Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SEMIFINALIST IN EXTREME SCREENPLAY CONTEST

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, has advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 Extreme Screenplay Contest.

 

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS follows a charming asshole who moves back in with his dysfunctional family after learning about his brother's recent suicide attempt, only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (BAD SANTA meets SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK). 

 

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS has won 5 awards/honors in the last 2 months, and LaPoma's 9 scripts have won 91 awards/honors overall. 

Tags: Extreme Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Bridget Bell McMahon's Love, Dementia Rock "N" Roll name Finalist Love, Dementia, Rock "N" Roll (Rearranging Roxy) earns Finalist award in 2016 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition 2016 (Drama) Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
McLeary's Mulligan, Finalist, 2016 Las Vegas International Screenwriting McLeary's Mulligan earned Finalist in 2016 Las Vegas International Screenplay Competition in the drama category Tags: Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Siovonne Smith Siovonne Smith's epic war drama "The Polish Medallion" has been named a Screenplay Finalist in the upcoming Catalina Film Festival 2016.  Tags: Catalina Film Festival Script Contest
Posted on: 08/30/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Wooldridge's THE BOAT a Page International Semifinalist Robert Wooldridge's screenplay THE BOAT advanced to the Semi-Finals in the Page International Screenwriting Awards.  The story is of a young gay teen who helps his mother find a boat after she has a vision of their town flooding. Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 08/30/2016
LIVE READING OF SIFF CATALYST FINALIST, "DIETRICH DANZIG" SET FOR SEPT 21

John's Pisano-Thomsen's award-winning screenplay and SIFF Calalyst finalist, "Dietrich Danzig" will have a live, public reading at the Seattle International Film Festival Center on September 21 at 6:30PM.

 

Admission is free and tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/siff-first-draft-dietrich-danzig-tickets-27079938826

 

A Creative Writing alumni from the University of Utah, John is a native Californian and a former New Yorker who lives in Toronto with his husband, Robert, and his teenage son, Dakota. He is an Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild of America and currently works for Canada's public broadcasters: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Société Radio-Canada.

 

www.thatwriterjohn.com.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Atlanta Film Festival, Seattle Int'l Film Festival Catalyst Screenwriting Competition, TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Posted on: 08/30/2016 CONNECT Member
Jo Hannah Afton options screenplay Hells Canyon Jo Hannah responded to a CONNECT request for a screenplay by Actress / Producer Dawn Davis, who was looking for a script with a strong female lead. As a result of the connection, and further discussion, HELLS CANYON was optioned, and is now in pre-production.
Posted on: 08/27/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO SCRIPTS IN THE QUARTER-FINALS OF SCREENCRAFT HORROR COMPETITION Scott Pittock places two feature scripts Sanctuary and Cloven Hoof (co-written) in the Quarter-Finals of the 2016 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition.   Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Fade In Awards, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Howe's family, sci-fi scripts recognized Jeffrey Howe's family screenplay Robo4ce advanced to the Semifinals of the Fade In Awards. His science fiction script Cover Crop was the runner-up at the inaugural GenreBlast Film Festival in Northern Virginia. Tags: Fade In Awards, GenreBlast Film Festival
Posted on: 08/25/2016
KELLY BECK BYRNES ACCEPTED TO THE 2016 WRITERS RETREATS

Kelly Beck-Byrnes has been selected to attend the 2016 Writers Retreat at Stowe Story Labs in Vermont.

 

The first two scripts she wrote (in 2015) "Asptiration Date and "Penny Finch" (now Glitches) made it to the Semifinals of the Screencraft Comedy contest in 2016. Glitches was a quarter-finalist in Script Pipeline in 2016 and a semifinalist in the Page Awards as well. 

 

 

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/25/2016 CONNECT Member
'Cleaning House' wins Grand Prize in TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY - LONDON

 

Mark Grisar's film noir script CLEANING HOUSE, is the Grand Prize Winner of TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY - LONDON 2016, and will see Mark travel from NYC to London for a professional reading, and a showcase event for producers at Soho House. Mark’s trip will take place during the prestigious 60th London Film Festival.

 

Previously it was a Semi Finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship (top 30) and Semi-Finalist at the Austin Film Festival (top 10)

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 08/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Moral Compass - an Official Selection at Noosa International Film Festival! Moral Compass, written and directed by Kylie Garcelon, has been officially selected to the Noosa International Film Festival's open short film category. Moral Compass (originally titled WIFEALITY) is a confronting film about a loving wife who is faced with a terrible reality as she watches her husband, suffering with Alzheimer's disease, fall into a steep, mental decline.  Tags: Noosa International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/23/2016 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF WAYFARER FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2016 Wayfarer Film Festival, which "...embodies the spirit of the great American road trip, the lost traveler, and the unbeaten path."

 

A NOBLE TRUTH follows two estranged best friends who take a road trip through the US and into Mexico to discover what truths unite people in a world slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It's soon event, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks (EASY RIDER meets THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES).

 

A NOBLE TRUTH has won 17 awards/honors, and LaPoma's 9 scripts have won 90 overall.  

Posted on: 08/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Michael Curtis accepted to the 2016 Writers Retreat Michael Curtis has been selected to attend the 2016 Writers Retreat at Stowe Story Labs in Vermont.
Posted on: 08/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Michael Curtis named Finalist for Stowe Story Labs Fellowship Michael Curtis named a Finalist for the 2015 Stowe Story Labs Fellowship. 
Posted on: 08/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Michael Curtis selected as Finalist at 2015 PAGE Screenwriting Awards

Michael Curtis has been named a Finalist at the 2015 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards for his screenplay "Gravel Heart." 


Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 08/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound Places in 2 Louisville Film Festivals in 1 Week

Louisville loves 'Hell Hound!' In the span of one week, the television pilot script telling the Southern Gothic tale of the Legend of Robert Johnson was chosen as a Top 10 Screenplay Finalist at the Imaginarium Film Festival and an Official Selection at the Fright Night Film Festival, both in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: Friday Night Film Fest, Imaginarium Film Festival
Posted on: 08/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Thomas Thorpe's Night Wind to Bahia winner of the 2016 1st Scene Festival

Thomas Thorpe's screenplay Night Wind to Bahia is the winner of the 2016 1st Scene Screenplay Festival sponsored by Wild Sound Festival.com. Performance reading will take place in October.

 

The script centers on a nobleman, who after a shipwreck, searches for his wife uncovers a plot to kill Brazil’s eight-year old Prince with a blood transfusion 60 years before blood typing. 

Tags: First Scene Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 08/18/2016 CONNECT Member
2016 1 page screenplay festival winner: Thomas Thorpe's Desperate Crossing

Thomas Thorpe's screenplay: Desperate Crossing is the winner of the 2016 1 page screenplay festival sponsored by L.A. FEEDBACK Film Festival .The winning screenplay performance reading is forthcoming.

 

Three sisters are stranded on the coast of Russia. Separated from their husbands, they encounter escaped convicts from the Siberian Gulag. 

Tags: L.A. FEEDBACK Film Festival
Posted on: 08/18/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel P. Douglas Script GLIMPSE Advances in 2016 PAGE Awards

GLIMPSE, by Daniel P. Douglas, has advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. This is the first screenwriting contest in which the science fiction Cold War thriller short script has placed. Finalists will be announced in September.

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 08/17/2016
Jeff York's "Incurable" makes Screencraft Horror Quarterfinals Jeff York's awarded script "Incurable", about a young man with ALS who chooses to become a vampire to escape that disease, has been named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest. "Incurable" has placed in the finals of almost a dozen screenplay contests over the years, and Screencraft's honor is particularly special as it's one of the top horror writing contests in the world.  Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Herman and Aronson's M.I.L.F.S attracting huge attention!

Two 40-something women follow their dream of writing erotic romance novels; but what happens when their teenaged sons, conservative husbands, and judgmental community takes notice? Rife with innuendo, but clean on the screen, MILFS is exactly what these two moms are. 

 

Herman and Aronson's hilarious tv pilot for M.I.L.F.S. Is attracting strong buzz. Funny, sarcastic, a bit raunchy, and definitely satirical, M.I.L.F.S has already been requested for follow up with two production companies! 

 

Based on the true experiences of  Tam's and Cindy's journey into writing erotic romance fiction, while balancing the issues of raising teenaged sons (and special needs sons as well), M.I.L.F.S is sassy and brash, but truly exciting and unique. 

 

 

Tags: Hungry Eyes Film
Posted on: 08/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Linda Falcao's Adventures of Super Bambina Selected for San Diego Kids IFF Happy to announce that The Adventures of Super Bambina has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival! After receiving superhero powers from a mysterious stranger, a young gymnast must fight a villain who threatens her mother and her school, and a bully out to reveal her secret identity. Available as a feature, 1 hour TV pilot, or webseries. (Official Selection, 2016 Action on Film Film Festival; retitling of a script that won 3rd Place, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition (Family); Platinum Award, IIFA; and Finalist, Artemis Women in Action) Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 08/16/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO SCRIPTS BY SCOTT PITTOCK ARE SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE FADE IN AWARDS Scott Pittock's feature horror/western Sanctuary and his short the sci-fi/thriller Something Under the Bed place in the semi-finals of the 20th Annual Fade In Awards! Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Fade In Awards, Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Sci-fi feature DISCONN is a PAGE 2016 Semi-Finalist

DISCONN follows up the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship win and 2nd place at Table Read My Screenplay - London with a semi-finalist spot in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. The placing puts DISCONN in PAGE's Top 25 Science Fiction features.

  

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 08/15/2016 CONNECT Member
DEVELOPING MINDS WINS BRONZE IN FAPA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

Jonathan LaPoma's best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, won the bronze medal in the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Awards. 

 

DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching in dysfunctional Miami public schools. The novel is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in the "Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories, and it also won the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category). 

 

LaPoma's literary works and screenplays have won over 90 awards/honors in international writing competitions since 2013. 

Posted on: 08/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Coles Robert Coles has been accepted in the 2016 Stowe Story Labs in Vermont, based on his screenplay SUBPRIME. Tags: The Writers Lab
Posted on: 08/13/2016
IRISH FILM BOARD PRAISES FANTASY SCRIPT 'ASHLING'

The Irish Film Board has high praise for Mary DeSantis's Fantasy/Adventure screenplay, Ashling. The following are excerpted from IFB Readers' Reports, August 2015:

 

"Pulling together elements of stories such as Lord of the Rings, "Game of Thrones," Hunger Games and even Brave, this sprawling epic seems more suited to the expanse of a novel than a screenplay."

 

"...there's a hunger for these kinds of stories."

 

"Mythology-based fantasy adventure of epic proportions set in Ireland... Along the lines of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Beowulf... Very strong heroine... It has a lot of commercial elements and could be visually striking: big war/battle pieces, fantastical creatures, superpowers, romantic subplot, chess-style power games between groups, a ticking clock."
 

Tags: Irish Film Board
Posted on: 08/12/2016 CONNECT Member
DeSantis Nominated for Culture & Heritage Award, 2016 FreshVoices Contest!

Mary DeSantis was recently notified that her Fantasy/Adventure script, Ashling, has been nominated for the 'Culture & Heritage Award' during the preliminary judging stage of the 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest.

 

"This script represents the myths and fables of Ireland with great reverence, which, despite the popularity of Western mythology in the fantasy genre, remains underrepresented," explained the Fresh Voices Judge as the reason for the nomination. 

 

Ashling is set entirely in Ireland and features a strong female lead, a time travel element, mythological creatures, a romantic subplot, plus epic battles between humans, giants and elves.

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/12/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's Short Script is a Finalist

David J Schroeder's short screenplay, BECOMING LANA LIU, is a Finalist in the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival. The winner recieves a $10k production deal.

 

Also, Schroeder's short film, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, will be screening at the HollyShorts FF.

Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/10/2016 CONNECT Member
WENDY JANE HENSON WINS TV SCRIPT COMPETITION Wendy's TV pilot EARTH NOW INC. "Honey, You Can't Make Up This Stuff" has won the Acclaim TV Script competition. Previously one of six finalists in the Oregon International Film Awards, the action/romance follows a broadcast journalist who persuades a rogue geologist to join her crusade against an oil company conspiracy, risking their careers and his life.  Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 08/09/2016
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO and THE WAY BACK HOME ADVANCE IN CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS

 Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length scripts THE WAY BACK HOME  and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) , co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, have advanced through the first round of the 2016 Creative World Awards.

 

Both scripts are ranked within the top 2% of the more than 2,700 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com.

 

LaPoma's scripts have won 89 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions.

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Before Dishonor Named Runner Up In Writemovies.com July Contest Writemovies.com has announced that Travis Opgenorth's short Samurai script Before Dishonor placed as the Runner Up in their monthly contest for July. Tags: WriteMovies Monthly Contest
Posted on: 08/05/2016 CONNECT Member
NO MORE HEROES continues to get attention After winning the recent ISA Fast Track Fellowship with her TV pilot NO MORE HEROES, Lily Mercer's script continues to get attention.  Now officially a finalist in the 2016 Creative World Awards, as well as being a finalist in the Austin Revolution Film Festival and placing fifth in London's Table Read My Screenplay, Lily credits the success to the characters in her story, who made the world come to life. NO MORE HEROES is an episodic drama about a team of medical professionals who rush into war-torn West Africa after chaos erupts - bringing their expertise and their own personal demons along for the ride. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Linda Falcao's The Adventures of Super Bambina selected, Action on Film FF

Happy to announce that The Adventures of Super Bambina has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Action on Film Film Festival!  After receiving superhero powers from a mysterious stranger, a young gymnast must fight a villain who threatens her mother and her school, and a bully out to reveal her secret identity. Available as a feature, 1 hour TV pilot, or webseries. (Official Selection, 2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival; retitling of a script that won 3rd Place, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition (Family); Platinum Award, IIFA; and Finalist, Artemis Women in Action)

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/04/2016 CONNECT Member
SUTTLE WINS RIVER SCROLL AWARD AT 2016 SILENT RIVER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Courtney Suttle won the River Scroll Award for Best Feature Screenplay for Fire on Ice in the 2016 Silent RIver Scrennplay Competition. Fire on Ice was also a Finalist in the Historical category at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival. Fire on Ice tells the true story of record setting speedskater Irving Jaffee, who fought his teammates, his country and the world to become the first Jewish athlete in history to win a Gold medal during the Winter Olympics of 1928 and 1932.

 

In addition, Suttle's scripted series, Lottery, was chosen as a Finalist in the Sundance Institute/YouTube New Voices Lab.  

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Silent River Screenplay Competition, Sundance Institute/YouTube New Voices Lab
Posted on: 08/02/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHTER'S WAR by Daniel P. Douglas Earns Finalist Spot at Filmmatic Awards

RICHTER'S WAR, a short screenplay by Daniel P. Douglas, has placed as a finalist at the 2016 Filmmatic Screenplay Awards. The sci-fi World War II hardboiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015 and 2016.

Tags: 2016 Filmmatic Screenplay Awards
Posted on: 08/01/2016
Mary Goldman & Tim House make semifinals of Scriptapalooza! Unholy Toledo, by Mary Goldman and Tim House, just made the semifinals of the 2016 Scriptapalooza Feature Screenplay competition. Inspired by their grandfather's life as a slot-machine runner in Prohibition Era Toledo, Ohio, Unholy Toledo is a an action/adventure story about friendship and selfdetermination. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 08/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Timothy Kestrel one of the semi-finalists TV Pilot Kit for the RANGERS - Progenitors of Freedom won Timothy Kestrel a spot as one of the 50 semi-finalists in the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest. Tags: Industry Insider Television Writing Contest
Posted on: 08/01/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT IS WORKING WITH KAMALI FILMS Richard Willett is currently working with producer Yolanda Parks of Kamali Films writing a script based on a true story she has life rights to.
Posted on: 08/01/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "THE FLID SHOW" IS REBEL SEED SEMIFINALIST Richard Willett's screenplay THE FLID SHOW was a semifinalist for Rebel Seed Entertainment's 2016 Adapted Screenplay Competition. It's based on his stage play and tells the story of an adult survivor of the drug thalidomide. http://www.adaptedscreenplay.com/winners-2016/ Tags: Adapted Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's "The Naughty List" named Quarterfinalist by Screencraft Randall's dark comedy that sees Santa try to stop a civil war he may have triggered was selected as a quarterfinalist in Screencraft's 2016 Comedy Screenplay competition. The competition targets "smart feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and unique comedic voices." Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 07/31/2016 CONNECT Member
A LABOUR OF LOVE on The Hot 100 list A Labour of Love, a biopic of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow written by Olga Holtz, placed 6th on The Hot 100 list of the 2016 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition. Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/30/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short script is a Semi-Finalist

David J Schroeder's short screenplay, BECOMING LANA LIU, is a Semi Finalist in the Short Film Grants Competition and Awards. BLL has previously won 5 Best Awards.

 

Schroeder's six screenplays have won 55 Best Awards, and his first produced short, THIS MODERN MAN, winner of over 31 awards, will be screening at the iconic Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA during August.

Tags: Short Film Grants Competition and Awards
Posted on: 07/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Evan Cooper is a 2016 Script Pipeline Finalist

Out of 5000 entries, Evan's feature screenplay, Ballerina Girl, received a spot in the top 20 at this year's Script Pipeline contest. Set in Moscow, the script tells the story of a young woman's mysterious murder in the Russian capital, and the grisly investigation that follows.  

 

Evan is repped by manager Kailey Marsh.  

Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/28/2016
Ranger Creed Lands in "Hot 100" Ranger Creed continues its contest circuit success by finishing in the Capital Fund Screenplay Contest's Hot 100.  Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Alex Giannoulis (Writer/Producer) LUCY Rights Sold

Rights sold for LUCY for 5 years starting October 1st, 2016 to NWC for TV and Broadband based VOD platforms for the regions of: USA, EU (Incl. UK), PRC, Japan, South Korea.

 

This is the first commercial success of LUCY. 

Tags: New World Cinemas
Posted on: 07/26/2016 CONNECT Member
EVE NOEL'S "THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE - A FINALIST AT MASSIFF Congragulations again to Eve Noel  for "The Mysterious Life of Madeleine, winnning it's third award.  It is a fantasy tale of a young woman's learned true identity at the age of 30 and her purpose on earth.   This screenplay has been written as a short and a feature and as a three part television series.   This is her eighth award since her introduction to screenplay writing in 2014.     Tags: Massachusetts Independent Film Fest screenplay contest
Posted on: 07/26/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder makes the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition 'Hot List'

David J Schroeder's feature coming of age script, HALFWAY HOME, is ranked #15 on the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition 'Hot List.'

 

Also, Schroeder's action/adventure screenplay, LOST CAUSE, ranked #54. In 2015, his slap-stick comedy screenplay, THE BIG IDEA, ranked #31.

 

So far, Schroeder has won 55 Best screenplay awards, and 31 wins on IMDB for his first short film, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT.

Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/25/2016 CONNECT Member
Karen Powell-Riggs

Memoir "Queen of the Road" was published on Amazon and Kindle Oct 2014 - 4.5 stars

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O70XWWW#customerReviews 

 

Writer Karen Powell-Riggs also wrote the screenplay for this book.

Posted on: 07/25/2016 CONNECT Member
PETER DEVONALD AND KEVIN SCRANTZ TOP 10 FINALIST IN CAPITAL FUND COMP 2016 "The Life of Dreams", a feature script written by Kevin Scrantz and Peter Devonald, is Capital Fund Screenplay Competition Top Ten Finalist 2016.

THE LIFE OF DREAMS is about young lovers kept apart by fate and geography meet twice a year in their dreams.


Part of the prize is to receive a one-on-one phone consultation with a working film financier working with funds in excess of USD $150 million.

Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/25/2016 CONNECT Member
Stephen M. Hunt

How many entries into screenplay competitions does it take to get a short screenplay filmed?  Well, in the case of Stephen M. Hunt's short fantasy drama script “Death’s Lady Love”, during 2015/16 Hunt entered it into dozens and dozens of them. It got nowhere frequently but also gradually clocked up eleven finalist placings and on one occasion came second. But during all this it was also accumulating 1st place wins -  it wasn’t until the seventh top prize that a deal was done. “Death’s Lady Love” commences filming this autumn on location in Maine.  There are two morals here. Firstly, just like Hollywood itself, screenplay competition land is fickle, indeed. Secondly, ride those ups and downs and never give up.

Posted on: 07/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Coreetta Buchan's first Script get official selection in MASS Indie Film Coreetta has been a Film Soundtrack producer for over 15 years and enjoyed the art of storytelling. To take that to the next level.she started screenwriting in 2014. Introduced by a freind to ISA and followed stories and followed advice from negative feedback after a number of submissions. After a number of attempts at re-writing and structering her script (Trials of Subtermina) It got through to the official selection. Coreetta plans to attend the festival in August! 
Posted on: 07/23/2016
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMP The western/horror script, Sanctuary, a story about a family who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, is now an official selection in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition.   Tags: Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Melissa Emery's The Courage Inside Wins/ Places Multiple Awards

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's political war drama The Courage Inside won Honorable Mention in the 2016 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition, was 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship Runner-up, Cinestory Screenwriting Fellowship Award Finalist (Top 5) and Top 100 for Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition.

The Courage Inside is also currently one of the Top 50 screenplays for the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship 

Logline: When a female documentarian is taken hostage in Darfur and sentenced to death, the two men who love her must work together with reluctant rebels in the midst of war to save her in time. 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, CineStory Screenwriting Awards, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 07/18/2016 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson Gets Two Scripts In The Quarterfinals Of Page

Signs of Warning, a faith based feature length thriller, and Dream House, a horror/thriller short, have made their way into the quarterfinals of The Page International Screenwriting Awards.

Signs has had a big year, making it to the quarters of BlueCat, the semifinals of ScreenCraft Family Friendly and now Page. Dream House has been a Crimson Finalist this year, made great strides last year at Shriekfest (Taylor is still waiting to hear about this year at Shriekfest with the script) and now of course success at Page.

"Not only is it already a good year, the rest of the year is going to be great too. No matter how any contest turns out, I've got these projects really gaining traction. On top of that I'm editing away on two other feature screenplays that have placed in various contests as well. I really feel I'm hitting my stride here and garnering a great portfolio." 

 

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/18/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADVANCES IN PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length black comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards. This is the script's 4th award/honor in the last month and LaPoma's 90th overall (including literary awards).

 

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS follows an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family a few weeks before Christmas to help his suicidal brother only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK meets BAD SANTA).

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel P. Douglas Script GLIMPSE Advances in 2016 Page Awards

GLIMPSE, by Daniel P. Douglas, has advanced to the quarter finals  of the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. This is the first time the science fiction Cold War thriller short script has placed in a screenwriting contest.

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/16/2016
Phillip E. Hardy is 2016 Page Awards Quarter-Finalist

Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biiopic by Phillip Hardy has placed at two more script competitions including the 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards and the Austin Revolution Film Festival (formerly Austin Indie Flix). Recently Dirty Real won best comedy at Cannes Screenplay Contest and was semi-Finalist at Screencraft Fellowship.

Tags: Austin Indie Flix Showcase, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Before Dishonor Wins Grand Prize Domo arigato to the Palm Street Films Script Contest for selecting Before Dishonor as their short script GRAND PRIZE WINNER.  Tags: Palm Street Films Script Contest
Posted on: 07/12/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK, QUARTER-FINALIST IN AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILMFEST Scott Pittock's horror/thriller western screenplay Sanctuary continues its competition/festival run with a Quarter-Finalist placement in the Austin Revolution Film Festival. Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Howe's script Cover Crop takes Sci-Fi honors After winning the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror category at this year's StoryPros Awards, Cover Crop was announced as a screenplay finalist at the inaugural GenreBlast Film Festival in Culpeper, VA.  Tags: GenreBlast Film Festival, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 07/10/2016
THE SECRET BY EVE NOEL, RECEIVED HONORABLE MENTION An Honorable Mention for "The Secret" by Eve Noel.  This is the second recognition in a contest for The Secret and we want to congratulate her again on her success.  The Indie Gathering International Film Festival is scheduled for August 8-14 in Ohio and two of Eve's scripts will receive two awards.  The first is The Mystery about Madeleine, a TV-pilot receiving 4th place finish and The Secret, a TV-pilot as well. Tags: The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 07/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Resurrecting Jane Doe by Carla Custance

Coemdy screenplay, Resurrecting Jane Doe, written by Carla Custance wins the best screenplay award at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.

 

This script is available for option. 

Posted on: 07/10/2016 CONNECT Member
"Paftuar" (Uninvited) was screened at Cannes Film Festival Short Corner

May 2016 the short film "Paftuar" (Uninvited) in which Julian Biba is the co-writer and co-producer was screened in Cannes Festival Short Corner while competing in many more international film festivals.

http://sub.festival-cannes.fr/SfcCatalogue/MovieDetail/2788de10-64bd-4234-8401-554dc9f51e1a

Posted on: 07/09/2016 CONNECT Member
JAGGED EDGE by Tamara Herman and Cindy Aronson

JAGGED EDGE by Tamara Herman and Cindy Aronson garner major wins this year with Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (2016), Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival  (2016), and 

Official Selections at TMFF; Chandler International Film Festival; and Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival 

Tags: Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Posted on: 07/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Product 125 Receives a FINALIST Nod Jim Falletta's sci-fi thriller, PRODUCT 125, just finished as a Top 10 FINALIST in the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards. Please contact Jim directly if you would like to take a read. http://www.filmmatic.com/announcing-the-2016-filmmatic-screenplay-awards... - Check out the Sci Fi list :).
Posted on: 07/05/2016 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA A JUROR FOR 2016 SAN DIEGO KIDS FILM FEST The San Diego International Kids Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 screenwriting competition. This is the second consecutive year LaPoma has been a juror of this festival.  Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 07/04/2016 CONNECT Member
DEVELOPING MINDS, FINALIST IN 2016 FAPA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

Jonathan LaPoma's best-selling coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, is a finalist in the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Awards (Adult eBook category). DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college grads who struggle with alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at dysfunctional Miami public schools (POST OFFICE by Charles Bukowski meets TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt). 

 

 

Posted on: 07/04/2016 CONNECT Member
EVE NOEL 4TH PLACE FINISH THE MYSTERY ABOUT MADELEINE -TV PILOT Congratulations for a 4th place finish in The Indie Gathering International Film Festival scheduled for August 8-14, 2016.  The script, The Mystery About Madeleine, is her second award received this year and we are sure there will be more awards to come.   Tags: The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 07/03/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS WINS 4TH IN INDIE GATHERING FILM FEST

Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, won 4th place in the 2016 Indie Gathering Film Festival's screenwriting competition (comedy category). HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a black comedy that follows an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his younger brother after his brother tries to commit suicide a few weeks before Christmas. It's soon evident, however, that the brother is the sanest of them all. 

 

LaPoma's scripts have won 85 awards/honors.  

 

Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - CONTRACTED TO WRITE TREATMENT Phil Parker has just been hired by the award-winning team over at T.P. Productions to write a treatment for their new animated feature. The treatment will be used to pitch for production funding, with the aim of hiring Phil to write the screenplay as well.
Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - COMMISSIONED BY BBC WORLDWIDE

Phil Parker pitched and won funding for an original infotainment series called 'Bite Size' to be broadcast on the BBC in Australia.The pilot episode, entitled "Are You Richer Thank You Think?" posits the controversial idea that more people are in the wealthiest top 1% than anyone realizes. Hosted by rugby legend and best-selling author, Peter FitzSimons.

 

 

PILOT EPISODE:

 

"Are You Richer Than You Think?" - https://vimeo.com/119903195 

Tags: BBC Worldwide
Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Gary Files - Table Read My Screenplay Gary Files becomes a Semi Finalist placing with his screenplay "Simon Says" in the Table Read My Screenlat Contest - London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's Before Dishonor Scores Double Honors Domo arigato to LA Cinefest and Palm Street Films for announcing Travis Opgenorth's short Samurai actioner, Before Dishonor, as a FINALIST in both of their contests.  Tags: Los Angeles CineFest, Palm Street Films Script Contest
Posted on: 06/29/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SWEDISH FILM FEST

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is an official selection of the 2016 Swedish International Film Festival. This is the script's 25th award/honor and LaPoma's 84th overall. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO is ranked in the top 2% of the over 2,600 scripts listed on MovieBytes.com. 

 

Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct. 

 

 

Posted on: 06/27/2016 CONNECT Member
SCOTT PITTOCK PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE FADE IN AWARDS Scott Pittock's thriller/horror western Sanctuary places in the quarter-finals of the 20th Annual Fade In Awards.  His short screenplay, the Sci-Fi/Thriller Something Under the Bed also placed as a quarter-finalist in the contest! Tags: Fade In Awards, Short Script To Screen Contest, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Joe Leone hired to co-write script for Sonram Productions Joe was hired to scribe the action juggernaut "Layers of Lies" with Ramin Sohrab of Sonram Productions.  This story follows a prodigal son and his European fiancée to his native home of Iran, where his betrothed is kidnapped and he must go on a life-threatening quest to not only find her, by discover why she was abducted.  
Posted on: 06/22/2016
Screenwriter Sarah Horwell's script long listed for WriterSlam UK 2015 for TV Pilot Comedy Series! Tags: WriterSlam UK
Posted on: 06/21/2016
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED BY SCOTT PITTOCK, AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's Sci-Fi/Thriller short screenplay Something Under the Bed becomes an official selection in the 2016 American GrindHouse Film Festival! Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 06/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Andy Byrne's DISCONN wins 2nd place Table Read My Screenplay- London!

Andy is also a 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellow for Disconn which is currently gaining industry interest.

 

DISCONN is a low-key, social sci-fi following the story of Jenna, a woman struggling to fit into her life in a mental utopia where people pay a hive-mind product - Neura - to manage and medicate their lives. Her attempt to disconnect brings her into conflict with her instincts, her numbed husband and the manipulators of this utopia. Ultimately, her desire to disconnect may destroy precisely what she'd sought all along...

 

 

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/20/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SEMI-FINALIST, TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY LONDON! Sanctuary is a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Table Read My Screenplay - London!  The horror/thriller western placed in the top 100! Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/19/2016 CONNECT Member
The God Particle - Resurrection by Tom Rico After taking the film festival circuit by storm with the Screenplay and Trailer for Northern Lights with 34 Nominations and Selections and 15 wins. Tom Rico was named one of the top 10 emerging screenwriters today by INFLUX magazine of Hollywood. Just released in May of 2016 The God Particle already as of June of 2016 has 4 Nominations and 2 wins and is well on it's way to beat the success of Northern Lights. With a trilogy in mind Mr. Rico is hard at work on the third screenplay of this saga called "Crystal Children."  Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 06/18/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - CONTRACTED FOR FEATURE

Off the strength of his multi-award winning script 'The Third Bomb', Phil Parker was hired by Sydney-based director, Josh Bryer to write 'Kindred' - a sci-fi, action/ adventure feature-length script.

 

The client was thrilled with the result:

 

'Kindred' is a unique, fun, powerful, meaningful and kick-arse screenplay because Phil challenges your story to be the most potent it can be. He really knows structure and how to write with economy, flair and versatility. Your script will be in great hands!" - Josh Bryer (client) 

 

Posted on: 06/18/2016 CONNECT Member
Free Spirits by Craig Fleming receives Special Mention at Table Read London Missed it by THAT much! "Free Spirits," one-hour supernatural drama by Craig Fleming, missed finishing in the top ten, receiving a Special Mention by the judges at Table Read My Screenplay - London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/17/2016 CONNECT Member
"Hungry Dogs" - Quarter-Finalist, Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards "Hungry Dogs," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards.  Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"Conquest of the Soda Men" - First Prize, Rhode Island Int'l Film Contest "Conquest of the Soda Men," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, won First Prize in the 2012 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition. 
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"SOUND EFFECT" (TV DRAMA) ADVANCES TO QUARTER-FINALS IN SCRIPT PIPELINE "Sound Effect," (Drama) written by Nick Cammilleri and David Sanner Macfarlane, has advanced to the Quarter-Finals in 2016 Script Pipeline TV Competition. Tags: 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"Vile" (Short Film) - Finalist, 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival "Vile," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a finalist in the 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival.  Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"Snowman" Feature - Semi-Finalist 2015 Table Read My Screenplay "The Snowman", a feature written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a finalist in the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay Competition.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 06/16/2016
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PTTOCK, A FINALIST IN THE STORYPROS AWARDS CONTEST Scott Pittock's Sanctuary, his horror/western about a family at odds with each other who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, placed as a finalist in the 9th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Competition.   Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound Selected by FRAPA Fest to be Pitched in Brazil

'Hell Hound' is the only script representing the United States among ten TV series pilots from around the world being pitched in Brazil at the 4th annual FRAPA – The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival – the first event focused on scriptwriting for television and film in Latin America. Go USA! Hell Hound's logline appears at the link below along with the nine others pilots.


http://frapa.art.br/concurso-de-roteiro/piloto-de-serie/

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: FRAPA - The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival
Posted on: 06/15/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - PRAISED BY BLACK LIST

Great feedback continues to roll in for the Indigenous sci-fi script, ‘Kindred'!

 

The prestigious (and notoriously hard to please) film industry website, The Black List, had this to say about it:

 

"Kindred is imaginative, action-packed, and exciting... filled to the gills with obstacles and action, never letting the stakes or danger let up for even a moment... a thrilling story in a world with an interesting mythology and plot that doesn't stop moving."

 

The Black List reader gave ‘Kindred' a much sought after (and prayed-for) score of 8/10, putting them in the top 5% of scripts on the site for awhile.

 

Set in the Australian Outback - and with Indigenous Australians in several lead roles - Kindred is a rollicking adventure in the vein of District 9 and Star Wars. It tells the tale of one man's failed alien abduction and how he must work with his would-be captor to save humankind from extinction before the monsters from his past catch up with them.

 

Other Indigenous sci-fi has made the news recently with the exciting new series, ‘Cleverman‘ showing on the ABC in Australia and being picked up for a second season by SundanceTV in America

 

Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 06/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Palm Street Films Honors Before Dishonor

Travis Opgenorth's short screenplay, Before Dishonor, has been named as a top-five finalist in the Palm Street Films Script Contest. 

Tags: Palm Street Films Script Contest
Posted on: 06/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Play Dirty" script named ScreenCraft comedy semifinalist Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" was just named to the 2016 ScreenCraft comedy screenwriting contest's list of semifinalists. It has figured in the finals of a number of contests, including Final Draft's Big Break contest, and most notably taking third prize at the Emerging Screenwriters contest in 2015. The story takes place in 1977 San Clemente, CA and concerns a junior high nerd running for band president who enlists the help of ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win her campaign with dirty tricks.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/14/2016 CONNECT Member
"GLIMPSE" and "REDREAMERS" Advance to Semifinals at 2016 STORYPROS Both of Glenn Acosta's high concept scripts, Glimpse and Redreamers, advanced to the semifinals at StoryPros.  Redreamers' logline: When a car accident takes the life of his wife and son, a man turns to a dream technology so he can continue "living" his lost life through his dreams; but when he meets a new woman he must decide between fantasy and reality.  Glimpse's logline: A female District Attorney looks for the man she believes is her reincarnated lover to prevent the murder she saw forty years ago in a vision. Tags: StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/12/2016 CONNECT Member
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED BY SCOTT PITTOCK, FANTASY/SCI-FI FILM & SCREENPLAY Scott Pittock's short script the Sci-Fi/Thriller Something Under the Bed has been selected by Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Contest.  The short will be performed by professional actors in early fall. The short was also a Finalist in the 2015 Short Script To Screen Contest. Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 06/10/2016 CONNECT Member
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN Reaches ScreenCraft Family Feature Contest Semi-Finals BETWIXT AND BETWEEN, The True Origins of Peter Pan, shoots to the top in ScreenCraft Family Feature Contest, reaching the Semi-Finals. 
Posted on: 06/08/2016
LUCY @ LA SHORTS AWARDS LUCY nominated for Best Screenplay at the November 2015 edition of LA Shorts Awards where it won another 2 awards (Bronze Award for Best Leading Actress and Bronze Award for Best Original Score)
Posted on: 06/07/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS A SEMIFINALIST IN LOS ANGELES CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, is a semifinalist in the Los Angeles CineFest. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a black comedy that follows an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his suicidal brother, only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK meets BAD SANTA). This is the script's first award/honor and LaPoma's 83rd overall. 
Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 06/04/2016 CONNECT Member
SOFI'S JOURNEY AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF MEDIA ADVENTURES FILM FEST

The Media Adventures International Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length drama SOFI'S JOURNEY as an official selection of their 2016 screenwriting competition. SOFI'S JOURNEY follows a twenty-one-year-old obsessive-compulsive Peruvian woman who travels from Lima to the USA and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana in hopes to find love and relief from her mental illness. LaPoma's 8 screenplays have won 82 awards/honors in the last two years.

 

www.jonlapoma.com 

  

Posted on: 06/04/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - PRAISED BY SCREENCRAFT

Off the back of his success with his multi-award winning screenplay, 'The Third Bomb', screenwriter Phil Parker was hired by director Josh Bryer to write a screenplay based on his original short script, Kindred - an action/ sci-fi set in the Australian Outback.

 

One Screencraft reader already has high praise for this rollicking adventure:

 

"(Kindred is) fantastic, adventurous, and loads of fun as it takes readers across The Outback, introduces them to uncommonly featured peoples, and manages to tell a story of grand proportions."

 

"The action and conflict were absolutely awesome... The stakes were high, the energy was great, and the fights were thrilling to read."

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 06/02/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - 1ST PLACE - NASHVILLE

Phil Parker's WWII action/ adventure screenplay, The Third Bomb, won 1st Place at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition, beating out thousands of competitors for top honors.

 

Praised by one reader from The Black List as "...an incredibly well-written script with strong, three-dimensional characters", The Third Bomb tells the riviting tale of a top American pilot shot down over Japanese territory in the final days of WWII who must stop an ambitious enemy commander from capturing his secret cargo - the third atomic bomb.

 

Phil's spec screenplay has had great success on the fesitval and competition circuit. As a result, producers and production companies are circling. For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

 

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/02/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - SEMI-FINALIST IN FILMQUEST Scott Pittock's horror/western feature script Sanctuary a Semi-Finalist in FilmQuest 2016.  FilmQuest was considered one of the Top 50 film festivals to enter in 2015 by MovieMaker Magizine! Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Violette Hayes' Wins 1st Place Award & a Filmmaker Grant

Supernatural short 'Violette Hayes: A True Story' won 1st Place in the Shallow Sea Stories Screenplay Compettion. 

 

'Violette Hayes' was also awarded a Filmmaker Grant at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival to be produced as a short film.

 

And 'Violette Hayes' was also named an Official Selection fo the Guild of Italian American Actors Film Festival. 

 

'Violette Hayes' is the story of high-school buds Sonny and Jake who drive to their prom down a lonely road in the Florida Keys where they encounter Violette Hayes, a beautiful and mysterious girl who will change their lives forever.

 

 

Tags: GIAA (Guild of Italian American Actors), Love Your Shorts Film Festival, Shallow Sea Stories Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 06/01/2016 CONNECT Member
ISA 2016 Fast Track Fellowship for DISCONN The ISA selected Andy Byrne's feature script DISCONN for the 2016 Fast Track Fellowship. "All the ISA team have been fantastic and so incredibly supportive. A special thank you to Felicity and Max for the week spent in LA meeting with amazing industry mentors. I came away educated and inspired. Looking forward to the year ahead!" says Andy. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 06/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Blue Shirt Green Tie wins Best Story award. Blue Shirt Green Tie, written and directed by Darren Swanson, wins Best Story Award at 2015 Show The Love Film Festival.
Posted on: 05/31/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - FINALIST - SCREENCRAFT ACTION

Phil Parker's spec script 'The Third Bomb' has wowed readers and judges again, this time at Screencraft in Los Angeles.

 

The WWII adventure that one Tracking Board reader said was "likely to attract top international talent", placed among the Top 10 FINALISTS at the 2015 Screencraft Action/ Thriller Screenplay Competition.

 

'The Third Bomb' tells the gripping story of an American pilot, shot down in Japanese territory, who must manually detonate his atomic weapon if he cannot stop an ambitious enemy commander from capturing it. An excruciating decision that becomes all the more difficult when the pilot discovers a POW camp nearby.

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

 

 

Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA A JUROR OF SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FEST

The San Diego International Kids Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 screenplay competition. 

 

LaPoma is also a juror of the 2016 Cordoba International Film Festival's short film competition.  

Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Darren Swanson's short comedy Blue Shirt Green Tie airs on ABC2 Blue Shirt Green Tie, a short comedy written and directed by Darren Swanson is produced under the Raw Nerve initiative, and screens publicly in Hobart, Tasmania. Blue Shirt Green Tie goes on to be screened internationally at various films festivals and airs multiple times on TV on ABC2 and online on IView.
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Mark Robertson's E-DEN Places Again in Competition

Mark Robertson's new teen SF screenplay E-DEN has just chalked up its third recent competition placing. Currently, the script has reached the semi-finals of Table Read My Sceenplay - London, while the script's previous competition placings include Top 75 in the Launch Pad Features Script Compeition, and an "Honourable Mention" runner-up place in the Screenplay Festival Screenwriting Contest.

Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 05/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Mark Robertson's E-DEN takes "Honourable Mention" in Screenplay Festival

Mark Robertson's new teen SF screenplay E-DEN has just secured a win in the Screenplay Festival screenwriting competition, taking an "honourable mention" place in the comp's "Family Movie" category. It's the script's second competition placing now, having recently earned a top 75 place in the Tracking Board's Launch Pad Features competition. The UK writer is delighted with the script's success so far.

Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 05/28/2016 CONNECT Member
CONTEST SUCCESS LIMITED SERIES ADAPTATION OF PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BOOK

Second Round Sundance Episodic Lab, Creative Screenwriting Expo Finalist, Quarterfinalist Final Draft Big Break, Quarterfinalist PAGE Awards, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Second Round, and the DC Women in Film’s Spotlight on Screenwriters.

 

A limited series based on the true events in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Forty years after the Civil War, the economically downtrodden South creates trumped up laws to arrest thousands of blacks, forcing them into the new “perfect” business model – prison leasing. Intertwined are stories of the women behind the powerful men, and the racist-driven political manipulation of African Americans from the local sheriff, to Wall Street moguls, and right up to the President of the United States.

Tags: 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Kentrell Liddell's screenplay Little Kid, Big Fears

The screenplay is a semi-finalist in the 2016 WeScreenplay (a division of WeTV) Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition.

 

It was also named as a semi-finalist in the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

 

From the Heart Productions awarded the screenplay fiscal sponsorship in 2015. 

Posted on: 05/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Howe's family, SciFi scripts advance in contests Jeffrey Howe's family screenplay Robo4ce continued its string of contest successes, advancing to the Quarterfinals of the 2016 Fade In Awards after taking First Place at the American Movie Awards in the first-time screenwriters category. Meanwhile, his science fiction script Cover Crop is in the semifinal round of the Table Read my Screenplay-London competition.  Tags: American Movie Awards, Fade In Awards, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 05/24/2016
2nd Place for "Parousia" Supernatural thriller script "Parousia" took 2nd place at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival.  This is the third Runner Up finish for Todd in 2016, with 2nd place showings at the Nashville Film Festival and Honolulu Film Awards. Tags: los angeles new wave international film festival
Posted on: 05/23/2016
Two more awards for The Zahir

The Zahir, a magic realist short thriller written and directed by Olga Holtz, has received a Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival and a Top Indie Film Award for Best Original Idea. These are the 7th and 8th awards for the short, which is on the festival circuit.

Tags: Top Indie Film Awards, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Rebekah Wilkinson's Hotel Soleil makes finals in 4 international festivals

Short screenplay Hotel Soleil has achieved finalist in the 2016 international festivals: ECU - The European Independent Film Festical, NYC Independent Film Festival, Universe Multicultural Film Festival and the British Independent Film Festival. The script was also commended in the April 2016 Screenwriting Goldmine Freestyle Short Script Competition and is currently a semi-finalist in the London Table Read My Screenplay Contest.

 

The story of a chronically shy woman becomes a 12 year old cleaner's only hope of survival when civil war breaks out, the drama Hotel Soleil is a short version of a feature script currently in development.

Posted on: 05/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Joshua Katz seeks representation after graduating Writers Guild mentorship Following the completion a mentorship through the Writers Guild Foundation at the Writers Guild Association, West, emerging screenwriter Joshua Keller Katz is looking for representation from an agency or management for his award winning original feature-length screenplays.

The Veteran Writers Program is a year-long mentorship where military veterans who are emerging writers are guided by working writers in the Film and Television industry. This is the most prestigious and reputable program of its kind. Mentees work closely with their Mentors over the course of a year to develop quality scripts with the goal of brining the unique stories and voices of military veterans to the industry.
Posted on: 05/20/2016
MIKE MURPHY LANDS BIG AUDIBLE CONTRACT WITH THE ONLINE STAGE The Online Stage, an Australia-based production company of audio plays, will be producing eleven audio scripts by Mike Murphy, including nine centered around Christmas/winter. The company plans to have all of them released and available for sale on Audible for the holidays.
Posted on: 05/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Alan Zatkow's Zombies optioned by Peabody Award winning producer

Alan Zatkow's original hour long action/drama television show Zombies has been optioned by Peabody Award winning producer Marc Henry Johnson. 

 

In addition, Marc Henry Johnson along with Montel Williams have become co-executive producers on McFool, a half-hour situation comedy about the life of stand-up comedian Pat McCool. McFool is co-created by Pat and Gwen McCool and Alan Zatkow.  

Posted on: 05/20/2016
Jeff York's "The Scoundrels Club" in top finals of Screencraft Fellowship Jeff York's western adventure "The Scoundrels Club" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship. It had previously figured in a number of screenwriting contests, most notably winning Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in the Top 10 of Script Pipeline's 2014 screenwriting contest. Jeff York had another script listed additionally as a finalist in the Fellowship, his horror screenplay "Incurable." That gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two in the top finals this year. Before that, "Incurable" had figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts they evaluated in 2009.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" script makes Screencraft Fellowship top finals Jeff York's modern vampire tale "Incurable" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Fellowship. He had another script listed additionally,"The Scoundrels Club", and that gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two scripts in the top finals. Before this, "Incurable" has figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts evaluated in 2009. And "The Scoundrels Club", a western, has figured in a number of screenwriting contests too, winning both Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in Script Pipeline's Top 10 in their 2014 screenwriting contest.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Brian O'Connor "I Did It!" Top 10 Finish I Did It!, an animated short, is about a small boy that overcomes his fear of the swimming pool with the coaching of his imaginary 'frenemy.'  I Did It! earlier scored a Top 7 finish in the 2015 Reel Writers Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 05/18/2016
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SNAKE ALLEY FILMFEST Tony Bonacci's The Inselberg Effect an official selection in the 2016 Snake Alley Festival of Film.  Tony's dark comedic short, written by Scott, continues its festival run! Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Addison Bhuyan's "MoneyGripp" Pilot A Semi-Finalist At Diverse Voices

A Semi-Finalist at WeScreenplay's Diverse Voices makes "MoneyGripp" Addison's third script in six months to place in competition.  He already has two wins under his belt for a TV spec of The Americans and a short screenplay, respectively.

Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 05/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi Interviewed by MovieBytes for Winning Silver at AURA Awards

MovieBytes interviewed screenwriter Giancarlo Fusi for his Silver Award win at the Aura Screenwriter Awards for his TV pilot 'Hell Hound.'

 

http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?tab=tab4&InterviewID=793&ContestNumber=2959

 

In addition, 'Hell Hound' won 2nd Place at the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. It's a Finalist at the London Film Awards and the Acclaim TV Scripts Contest. And it was also selected as an ISA Fast Track Top 50 script.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: Acclaim Scripts, AURA Screenwriter Awards, London Film Awards
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' has Table Read at Brown University's Ivy Fest

'Hell Hound' was one of only three Finalists in the TV Pilots category at the 15th annual Ivy Film Festival, the largest student run film festival in the world. Special guest speakers included Jodie Foster and Robert DeNiro.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

 

During the Ivy Fest, a table read of the "crossroads" scene where Robert Johnson makes his legendary deal with the Devil was held at a historic hall on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island.  

Tags: Ivy Film Festival
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Within These Walls wins TWO 1st Place Trophies at NovaFest Horror script "Within These Walls" by Tracie Jules took home top honors at the NovaFest April 30th. It won Best Horror and Best Drama script amongst many talented writers. This is its 6th award. Tracie's other horror script that she co-wrote with my son, Sam Jules, "A Cake for Momma", took home it's 1st award in second place in the horror category.
Posted on: 05/16/2016
Uprising (aka The Revolt of the Whales) by Michael Rhodes Rhodes' The Revolt of the Whales (Uprising) received First Prize - Science Fiction in the Table Read My Screenplay competition for its fascinating portrayal of the surreal underwater world of the whales as they are prodded into reaction by the savage attacks of whaling ships.  The script has been a finalist in five additional contests. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Bison Man by Michael Rhodes

Bison Man grabbed first place in the diversity category and became the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards - Grand Prize WInner in 2014 with its poignant portrayal of a man lost at midlife, who is traveling in the new, multicultural West in search of his father.

 

 

Tags: Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
KT Parker reaches semi-finals of American Zoetrope Contest KT Parker's period biopic, "The Sad Triumph Of Caroline Norton", recently reached the semi-finals of prestigious US screenwriting contest, the American Zoetrope Competition. Tags: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 05/13/2016 CONNECT Member
KT Parker's "Promised Land" Named A Finalist KT Parker received another laurel to add to her collection when her refugee epic feature film script "Promised Land" reached the finals of Rebel Seed Films & Entertainment's First 10 Pages Contest in May 2016. Tags: First 10 Pages Script Contest
Posted on: 05/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" makes Screencraft's 2016 quarterfinals Jeff York's comedy "Play Dirty" has been announced as a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay contest. The dark comedy script takes place in 1977 when a desperate nerd turns to ex-president Richard Nixon to help her win the campaign to be junior high band president against the most popular girl in school. "Play Dirty" has placed in the finals of a number of other screenwriting contests, most notably taking third prize in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriter's contest. And it helped make Jeff a semifinalist in this year's Screencraft Fellowship contest.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 05/13/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, FINALIST IN THE NYISA

Scott Pittock's western/horror feature placed as a finalist in the 2016 New York International Screenplay Awards.   

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 05/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Competition Results

Writer Neal Wiser has garnered success over the last few years with impressive competition results. His Quantum Effects pilot made the TOP 50 of the ISA Fast Track III Fellowship 2016, 6TH PLACE (of 1400) in Emerging Screenwriters 2015, a FINALIST (11 of 200) at People's Pilot 2015, and a SEMIFINALIST (Top 37 (for TV) of 2000+) in the ScreenCraft Fellowship 2015.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 05/11/2016
ANDY MAYCOCK'S "THE HITCHCOCK MURDERS" WINS GOLD LAUREL Andy Maycock's feature script "The Hitchcock Murders" has won a Gold Laurel Award at the L.A. Neo Noir Film Festival. Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR SCRIPT FESTIVAL
Posted on: 05/10/2016
TONY HEAVER-WREN'S "VICTOR" - GATHERS MULTIPLE CONTEST SUCCESSES

 

Tony Heaver-Wren's feature script "Victor" has been honoured as a Finalist in two contests:

 

*   the 2015 WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition (top 10); and 

*   the LA New Wave's Fall 2015 Festival (top 6).


This success for Tony Heaver-Wren's high concept, richly cathartic script, Victor, comes after a string of other contest placings, including two Semi-Finalist placings (Fimmakers and Moondance) and two Quarter-Finalist placings (Shore Scripts and Acclaim Scripts).

 

 

Tags: los angeles new wave international film festival, MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 05/10/2016
A LABOUR OF LOVE wins Best Feature Script at Top Indie Film Awards A Labour of Love, a biopic of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow written by Olga Holtz, has been named Best Feature Script at April 2016 Top Indie Film Awards. Tags: Top Indie Film Awards
Posted on: 05/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoff Holder hired to write British supernatural thriller FIRST AND ONLY

Writer Geoff Holder joins the screenwriting team for upcoming British supernatural thriller FIRST AND ONLY.

 

Watch this space for updates.

https://www.facebook.com/firstonlymovie
http://www.firstandonlymovie.com/
@firstonlymovie

Posted on: 05/08/2016 CONNECT Member
"Silent Rescue" is Silver Winner Todd Sorrell's fantasy script "Silent Rescue" took 2nd Place overall at the Honolulu Film Awards 2016 Tags: Honolulu Film Awards
Posted on: 05/05/2016
Timothy Benson's, HOOKED, accepted at 2016 Animation Day in Cannes Cannes, France - Screenwriter Timothy M. Benson's flagship feature animation screenplay, HOOKED, a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure, has been recently honored by acceptance at the 2016 Animation Day in Cannes. HOOKED has exploded across the 2015-16 global film festival circuits, winning almost twenty screenwriting awards, including multiple Best Feature Screenplay honors. Benson was inspired to write HOOKED based on his own fishing adventures as a boy and his fascination with the theme of legend.

The story's high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy's quest for a LEGENDARY fish vs. a villainous fishing captain's thirst for fame and fortune. Below the water's surface, the race is on, as a young fish teams with a group of spirited comrades to find and save his Great Aunt (the legendary behemoth Northern Pike fish known to humans as, "The Beast"). HOOKED has been acclaimed as an epic tale of "legendary proportions" filled with humor, high-stakes, and edge of your seat adventure. Tags: Animation Day in Cannes
Posted on: 05/05/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short film wins at NOVA

David J Schroeder's first produced screenplay, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins Best Actor, and Runner-Up for Best Cinematography in the 2016 NOVA Internal Film & Music Festival.

 

Tom Musca (STAND & DELIVER) said, "This film is beyond beautiful. It's what a short film should be. Poetry." 

 

Jordi Vilasuso wins Best Actor as 'Habib bin Habib al Fulan,' a victim of cultural confusion, erroneous judgment, who finds redemption through self deception.

 

Tom Brunstetter, director of photography, wins Runner-up for Best Cinematography

 

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT also was nominated for Best Short, and Alex Merkin (ACROSS THE HALL) was nominated for Best Director

 

Posted on: 05/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Eve Noel's The Mystery About Madeleine Eve's screenplay has received the prestigious Grand Jury Award for 2016 from the Neo Noir Film and Script Festival in L.A..  She has won numerous awards for her writing skills and, we are sure there are more to come.   We want to congratulate her.  Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR SCRIPT FESTIVAL
Posted on: 05/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip Hardy wins best comedy at Cannes Screenplay Contest Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic, has won "best comedy" at the first Cannes Screenplay Contest. It is also nominated for best screenplay at the Houston Comedy Film Festival. Recently, this screenplay has been an official selection at several film festivals including Beverly Hills Film Festival; and is also a current semi-finalist for the Screencraft fellowship. Tags: Houston Comedy Film Festival
Posted on: 05/03/2016 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias has received a Grand Jury Award for his Sci-Fi Thriller John E. Bias has won a Grand Jury Award for his short Sci-Fi Thriller screenplay "Generation Killer". The third award in four months for this screenplay about a mercenary that is sent back in time to retrive an object and at the same time kill off an entire bloodline.  Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR SCRIPT FESTIVAL
Posted on: 05/01/2016 CONNECT Member
TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE - IA 2016 ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist Bradford Richardson's fun Family Fantasy, TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE was selected as a 2015-16 Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2013 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest
Posted on: 05/01/2016
Linda Falcao's Out Flying Past My Bedtime, Platinum Award Winner, IIFA A young girl acquires superhero powers from a mysterious stranger and must hide them from her crazily overprotective parents as she goes out to save the world. A coming-of-age superheroine action-comedy for the whole family. Start of a franchise or series (also available as a 1 hour pilot). Out Flying was also a Third Place Winner, 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, and Finalist, 2016 Artemis Women in Action Screenplay Competition. Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 04/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's Glitch wins Thriller/Horror award. It's a second win at Nashville for Anthony, with Glitch taking the Thriller/Horror short script award after 2014's success with A Certain Romance (in post-production). Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's 'Moral Compass' screening at Hoboken Int. Film Fest!

Moral Compass, a narrative short written by Kylie Garcelon and produced by Gladiolus Production's is screening at the famous Paramount Theater in Middleton, New York. 

 

This is the thrid official selection and second screening for Moral Compass as it begins its festival run.  

Tags: Hoboken International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Eric Irizarry places top scripts in The International Horror Hotel 2016

Eric Irizarry placed top scripts in the short comedy horror genre of The International Horror Hotel 2016.  His short script "Six Feet Under Par" outlines a Golfer and a Caddy's, who happen to be serial killers, rampage across town using people like they would golf balls.  Reviewers called it an anarchistic absurdist comedy with an underlying distubed nuance.

http://horrorhotel.net/page20.php

Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/26/2016
3 Scripts Place at Nashville Film Festival 2016 Todd Sorrell's 3 scripts all placed at Nashville Film Festival 2016.  From over 1500 submissions, "The Minstrel" came in 2nd Place, and "Parousia" came in 3rd in their respective categories, Music Inspired and Science Fiction.  "Silent Rescue" placed top 5 in the Inspirational category.  "Parousia" was also a Top 4 Finalist at the Utah Film Awards earlier this month. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Utah Film Awards
Posted on: 04/24/2016
Ranger Creed Wins Best Action/Adventure It's "mission accomplished" for Travis Opgenorth's Ranger Creed as it takes home another prize. This time it's the best feature script in the action/adventure category from the Nashville Film Festival. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
HORSEMAN advances to the Semi Finals at Screencraft's Pilot Launch Contest

An early draft of Terry Erickson's "Horseman", a high concept supernatural pilot, has advanced to the semi finalist round of Screencraft's 2015 Pilot Launch Competition.

 

The story of "Horseman" centers on a school bully who finds he possesses otherworldly abilities in the midst of dealing with the real world consequences of his actions.

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Terry Erickson's HORSEMAN Wins Fresh Voices 2015-16 Honorable Mention Terry Erickson's "Horseman", a high concept supernatural pilot, has been awarded an Honorable Mention at the Fresh Voices 2015-16 Screenplay Competition in the One Hour Pilot category. Fresh Voices stresses "While traditional criteria such as tone, structure and character are equally important, in our experience the one quality that cannot be taught or rewritten is the author's original voice."

The story of "Horseman" centers on a school bully who finds he possesses otherworldly abilities in the midst of dealing with the real world consequences of his actions. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short wins SENE Film, Music & Art Festival David J Schroeder's first produced short, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins Best Short Film at the 2016 SENE Film, Music & Art Festival. This our 3rd Best Award, and 18th festival offical selection.
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Alex Cope & Will Zech's 'Creepypasta' Wins 2015 Fresh Voices Competition

Alex Cope and Will Zech's half-hour pilot Creepypasta (submitted under working title 'Tapes') has won first place in the 1/2 Hour TV Pilot category of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. The script previously won Best Scripted Digital Series in the 2015 Austin Film Festival.

 

Creepypasta is about an eccentric teen girl who enlists the help of the boy next door to research strange local incidents tied to internet urban legends called "creepypasta" in an effort to solve her uncle's mysterious disappearance. Together they face incidents of the supernatural in the internet age, from malevolent chatbots to possessed memes, all while grappling with a more timeless challenge: growing up.

 

Reader Comment from Austin Film Festival: "This needs to be a produced show, like now."

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 04/23/2016
David J Schroeder wins at the 2016 Silver Springs IFF

David J Schroeder's first produced screenplay, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins at the Silver Springs International Film Festival.

 

A short film about cultural confusion, erroneous judgment, and redemption through self-deception, TMMIB won Best Fresh Squeezed Florida Made Short Film.

 

So far, we have been nominated in 17 film festivals.

Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short film wins Best Actor

David J Schroeder's first produced screenplay, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins Best Actor in the 2016 NYLA International Film Festival.

 

Jordi Vilasuso wins Best Actor as 'Habib bin Habib al Fulan,' a victim of cultural confusion, erroneous judgment, who finds redemption through self deception.

 

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT will screen in the NYC's Producer's Club theater in May, and again in L.A. in October.

Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder receives 5 Nominations

David J Schroeder's first produced screenplay receives 5 nominations in the 2016 Nice in the South of France International Film Festival.

 

A story of self deception directed by Alex Merkin, we are nominated for the Jury Award, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, and Best Costumes.

 

The screening and awards will be the first week of May.

Tags: Nice in the South of France International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Linda Falcao's Out Flying Past My Bedtime Finalist Artemis Women in Action CONNECT member Linda Falcão's Out Flying Past My Bedtime was honored as a Finalist in the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Screenplay Competition, April 22-24, 2016. Out Flying Past My Bedtime is the family-friendly action-packed story of a superhero-obsessed girl who suddenly acquires superhero powers, but must hide them from her crazily overprotective parents as she goes out to save the world. "An incredibly original premise with great visuals"- "Lauren is a first-rate character"- "Could be the start of a franchise or a back-door pilot" (Also a Third Place Winner, 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and Platinum Award Winner, 2016 International Independent Film Awards)

 

Tags: Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Jason Kessler's "Up In Flames" a Top 5 script in ISA Fast Track Jason Kessler's script "Up In Flames" was honored with a Special Mention as a top 5 script in the 2016 ISA Fast Track Fellowship.  Jason is currently earning a screenwriting MFA at UT Austin, and he previously attended Princeton University and Columbia Law School. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 04/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Giancarlo Fusi's TV Pilot 'Hell Hound' is an ISA Fast Track Top 50 Script

'Hell Hound' selected as a Fast Track Top 50 script for the International Screenwriters' Association Fast Track Fellowship out of nearly 1,000 entries. 'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, as legend has it, he sells his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashes a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that'll doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

 

 

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 04/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition - Honorable Mention SYVERTSEN'S COMPLEX was the first Honorable Mention in the Science Fiction category of the 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/20/2016 CONNECT Member
MIKE MURPHY'S "THE WISE MAN" AN AUDIO VERSE AWARDS FINALIST

Mike Murphy's "The Wise Man," a Christmas-themed episode of his Jim Nolan, Private Eye audio series, has been nominated as an Audio Verse Awards finalist in the category Best Writing of a Self-Contained Long-Form Production. The Audio Verse Awards are dedicated to "celebrating the best in free audio drama around the world."

 

Murphy's tale deals with the Christmastime disappearance of a senior citizen from a retirement home.The Jim Nolan, Private Eye audio series recently premiered its 23rd episode. It is produced through Misfits Audio Productions, where Murphy writes many audio scripts. 

Posted on: 04/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Addison's Table Top Dancer WINS Best Short Script at 2015-16 Fresh Voices Addison Bhuyan's The Table Top Dancer is the WINNER for best short at the 2015-16 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.  This makes two wins for Addison, as his TV spec of The Americans won the WILDsound Festival in November 2015. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Troy Anthony Miller's THE HITCH is the latest Black List Podcast

Selected by online voting, Troy's award-winning original screenplay THE HITCH has been produced as a Table Read Podcast by The Black List and Earwolf Media. The script won the Austin Film Festival's "Horror Award", Table Read My Screenplay's "Thriller Award", was selected for The Black List's Screenwriter's Lab, and is currently under option with Frank Darabont's Darkwoods Productions.

 

Set in Los Angeles in 1927, THE HITCH tells the story of young British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock who's accused of murder and must go on the run to prove his innocence. Available on iTunes and at Earwolf.com, the podcast stars Tom Rhys Harries as Alfred Hitchcock, along with Jack Falahee, Shelley Hennig, Angela Gots, Dave Hill, Graham Hamilton, Louis Herthum, John Getz, Jayne Taini, Lauren Bass, and narration from Cooper Thornton: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-hitch/

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - AUSTIN!, The Black List
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman makes top 20 Emerging Screenwriters' Shoot Your Short "The Redemption of Frank Malone", a dark suspense thriller, made top 20 of the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters' Shoot Your Short competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Linda Falcao's Out Flying Past My Bedtime in Table Read My Screenplay Top 100 Semifinalist in Table Read My Screenplay, Park City! A four-quadrant coming-of-age action comedy about a young girl who suddenly acquires superhero powers, but has to hide them from the crazily overprotective parents as she goes out to save the world.  Third Place, Fresh Voices, Platinum Award, IIFA, Finalist, Artemis Women in Action, Official Selection, San Diego Int'l Kids and Action on Film FFs (Nominated Best Comedy Feature). "A charming script with an engaging and fun central character" (TV Writing Festival) - "This writer can write and definitely has a good sense of humor for comedies" (Academy Nicholl Fellowship) -  "Compelling premise and engaging characters. Marketability/Commerciality: Excellent" (Fresh Voices) -"An incredibly original premise with great visuals" (The Black List) Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "The Scoundrels Club" in 2016 Screencraft Fellowship semifinals Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. Jeff also had his horror script "Incurable" named to the same semifinals this year. "The Scoundrels Club" has figured in a number of top screenwriting competitions finals in the last few years. It won the Grand Prize, along with Best Action/Adventure script, at the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay competition at Sundance. And it was in the top 10 finals of the 2014 Script Pipeline screenplay competition in Los Angeles.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff Yorks' "Incurable" is named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship semifinalist Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. Another script of Jeff's, his western entitled "The Scoundrels Club", was also selected as a finalist in the same competition. "Incurable" has figured in the finals of a number of screenplay contests, most recently in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters competition. It was also the only spec script from over a thousand evaluated by Final Draft's Script Xpert service to receive a "recommend" rating in 2009.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - FINALIST - SCRIPT PIPELINE

The thrilling action/ adventure spec, 'The Third Bomb' beat out 3,500+ competitiors to reach the prestigious list of Top 20 finalists in 2015. The WWII-era screenplay tells the story of an American B29 pilot shot down over Japanese territory who must stop an ambitious enemy commander from capturing his secret cargo - the third atomic bomb.

 

Praised by a Black List reader as "an incredibly well-written screenplay. Actors would kill for these parts", The Third Bomb continues to ride a wave of festival and competition success.

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

Option available.

Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
JANE THERESE'S RETURN ME, PLACE'S IN FIRST 10 PAGES

RETURN ME, a semi - finalist, is a well - executed scipt. The true story based on the memoirs of Fiona Doyle's book, Too Many Tears follows Fiona through a tormented lost childhood, struggling through a thirty year journey to bring charges against the man responsible, her father.

 

Too Many Tears reached #2 in Ireland. Fiona recieved Ireland's People of the Year Award in 2013, The Tatler Award and the Pride of Irenad Award in 2014. Producer/Director kept under wraps until funding is secured. Only serious inquires.

Tags: First 10 Pages Script Contest
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
JANE THERESE'S WHAT ARE THE ODDS? PLACES IN FRESH VOICES

JANE THERESE'S What Are The Odds? placed TOP FIVE in Fresh Voices. A quirky dramedy about a percosious  ten year old Charlie who's faced with a life-altering  dilemma. She makes a last ditch efforet to save her family. In a time of shoot 'em, car bombs, the fear factor movies, it's nice to know there's a story that breathes hope and joy into the hearts of others. An uplifiting ending that changes not only Charlie, but the couple who come to her rescue.

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias has won 1st Place with his Short Sci-Fi Thriller John E. Bias has taken 1st Place during the 2016 Internationl Horror Hotel with his short screenplay Sci-Fi Thriller "Generation Killer" in the Short Sci-Fi Category of the competition. This is the second award for this screenplay that is picking up steam on the contest trail.   Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/16/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, PRAIRIE LIGHTS FILMFEST Scott Pittock's dark comedic short The Inselberg Effect (directed by Tony Bonacci) was recently announced as an official selection in the 2016 Prairie Lights Film Festival.  It's now made it into six film festivals! Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun Places first with Hipster Z Geoffrey D. Calhoun places first place in the 2016 International Horror Hotels Film Fest for his Zombie Comedy Hipster Z. Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy wins best comedy at Cannes Screenplay Contest

Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic has won best comedy at the first Cannes Screenplay contest. It has also been chosen as official selection at Beverly Hills Film Festival, Paris Online Film Festival and Houston Comedy Film Festival.

Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder wins at Cannes Screenplay Contest

David j Schroeder wins multiple awards in the 2015 Cannes Screenplay Contest:

     • THE BIG IDEA wins 2nd Place Feature Comedy,

     • CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT wins 2nd Place TV Spec Script, and

     • LOST CAUSE is an Official Finalist (top 7).

http://cannesscreenplaycontest.com/winners

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Julie Livingston's Self Help wins in Acclaim Self Help, a single-camera comedy about an ambitious book editor who lies about her interest in Self Help to get a job with a famous relationship guru was awarded the top prize in Acclaim's TV category. Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 04/14/2016
Julie Livingston's Self Help wins honorable mention in Fresh Voices Self Help, a single-camera comedy about an ambitious book editor who lies about her interest in Self Help to get a job with a famous relationship guru was awarded honorable mention in the 1/2 pilot category of the 2015-16 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/14/2016
MIKE MURPHY'S "A HEAVENLY PRICE" WINS SCRIPT-WRITING COMPETITION AWARD

The Friends of Old-Time Radio has announced that Mike Murphy's script "A Heavenly Price" has taken second place in their annual script-writing competition. Murphy's tale tells the story of aliens who come to Earth to let us know that they can cure all of our diseases. . . if we will only give them the moon.

 

The competition called for writers to produce a script that could have been a part of a series from the era of old time radio. 

 

 

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
CONTAGION FILMS ADAPTS MIKE MURPHY'S "THE CANDY MAN" INTO A SHORT FILM

Contagion Films has adapted "The Candy Man" by Mike Murphy into a short film entitled "Dark Chocolate." The film won the Audience Choice Award as the best film in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre at the San Diego Film Consortium Awards, beating out 11 other films.

 

The film tells the unusual story of an old widower and the life-or-death power of a box of chocolates.

 

 

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder's THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT wins

David j Schroeder's award winning short script, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins the 2016 Silver Springs International Film Festival 'Fresh Squeezed Florida Made Short Film.'

 

Alex Merkin (ACROSS THE HALL) directs this story of self-deception: In a world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his guitar and cashes in to reconcile with his wife.

 

This is Schroeder's first produced script. THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT has been accepted into 17 film festivals and nominated for 19 awards.

Posted on: 04/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Eve Noel's Short "The Secret", a finalist Congratulations again to Eve Noel for her short screenplayThe Secret, chosen as one of 10 finalists. A winner will be chosen on April 30th,and we wish her luck. This is a fourth recognition for Eve, as she continues to hone and craft her skills, and wish her many more to come. Tags: 2016 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's produced short 'Moral Compass' screening at NYC Indie FF!

Kylie Garcelon's dramatic and confronting short, Moral Compass has been produced by Gladiolus Productions (of which she is a co-founder) and has won an official selection at the NYC Independent Film Festival. 

'A loving wife faces the unthinkable when her husband, suffering with Alzheimer's disease, falls into a steep, mental decline'. 

 

This is a compelling and heartbreaking drama that compells the viewer to think about the contentious issues of ageing, Alzheimers and death.  

Tags: New York City Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 04/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's short 'Clowning Around' wins Honorable Mention at CIFF!

It has been said that one way to overcome a phobia is to write about it and that is exactly what Kylie Garcelon did when she penned her comedic short, 'Clowning Around'.

When a NYC rock musician falls for a shy accountant it feels like true love at last, until her shy lover, against the advice of his friends, reveals a secret that might destroy it all. 

 

 

Tags: Canada International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/10/2016 CONNECT Member
"Redreamers" a Finalist at 2015 Filmmakers International

My original, high concept script "Redreamers" reaches a new height.  First placing Quarterfinalist at 2015 Shore Scripts.  Now a Finalist at 2015 Filmmakers International. 

 

What if all your dreams could be retrieved?  And the one dream you pick is played back to you as you pass away so you die believing that was actually the life you lived?  This concept weaves through the story centered around Mike, who turns to that technology to continue "living" with the family he lost in a car crash.  But when he meets a new woman, he must decide between fantasy and real life.

 

In The Black List coverage, the reader says: "There's something very relatable and compelling about this reality even though it is science fiction.  It's both escapist and tragic in a layered and clever way.  Plus, it's just a great pitch."  

Posted on: 04/09/2016 CONNECT Member
T Gordon Stanley's "The Deported" 2016 Scriptapalooza Semi-Finalist

American in Every Way But Birth!  Never has there been a more timely show.  Daily, the United States deports individuals who live here illegally. Yet, most Americans do not have insight into the consequences of certain deportations.

 

T Gordon Stanley's "The Deported" focuses on individuals who were brought to the United States as children, some as infants. We explore how they were raised American: played baseball; went to the prom; joined the military; married. It is a 2016 Scriptapalooza semi-finalist.

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 04/05/2016
JON LAPOMA A JUROR OF CORDOBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Cordoba International Film Festival has selected Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 short film competition. 
Posted on: 04/04/2016 CONNECT Member
STEPHEN SIEGEL SIGNS WITH THE SAVAGE AGENCY Screenwriter Stephen Siegel has signed with A.J. Harris of The Savage Agency after being referred by the ISA. Stephen's credits include GUILTY HEARTS, a CBS miniseries which starred Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Treat Williams and Olympia Dukakis. He is a Lifetime member of the WGA and has written for the likes of Sean Connery, Dawn Steel and Dick Clark.
Posted on: 04/03/2016
ISA podcast host Jeff York joins Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Jeff York, ISA member and host of the network's podcast "Page 2 Screen", has been invited to be a member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle. He was recognized for his movie reviews for the Examiner online, his weekly blog about the movie business called The Establishing Shot, and his hosting of the movie review program "Page 2 Screen" for networkisa.org where each week. On that 45-minute weekly podcast, available at networkisa.org and on iTunes, he and a fellow ISA member/screenwriter evaluate a movie currently playing in theaters. 2016 is the first year for the new critics organization and Jeff is very honored to become a member during its founding. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, A NOBLE TRUTH, FINALIST IN 2016 LAS VEGAS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is a finalist in the 2016 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. LaPoma's 8 screenplays have won 81 awards/honors in the last 2 years. Tags: Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
REDEEMING GRACE (by WL Gorman) - PILOT SCRIPT CHOSEN TO BE TABLE READ Bud Gorman's REDEEEMING GRACE - a television dramatic series - was selected as a winning pilot script and was table-read by a group of actors in Toronto in May of 2015 (WILDSOUND Film and Writing Festival). Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
SONY International Pictures requests GENETIC MEMORY script GENETIC MEMORY, the Sci-Fi adventure script by Kenneth Wood, has been requested by SONY International Pictures. Tags: ScreenwritingU, Stage 32
Posted on: 03/28/2016
Hans Cruz Luttmann hired to adapt Emmy Award winning HBO Doc into feature. Emmy award winning Director Jeff Stimmel hires Hans Cruz Luttmann to pen the adaptation of his documentary "The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale".  The script is currently being shopped to top producers including Plan B and Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Posted on: 03/27/2016
Ken Miyamoto's The Enemy Within wins ScreenCraft's Action/Thriller Contest After months of some explosive debates, hand-to-hand combat and breakneck chases, the jury has come to a triumphant consensus and we’re proud to announce THE ENEMY WITHIN by Ken Miyamoto as the grand prize winner of the 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest. It’s a fast-paced wrong man thriller with sharp character work that keeps the reader involved in the story and continually elevates the emotional stakes. Gritty and grounded, the script explores quintessential contemporary themes like personal versus national loyalty, how well we can ever truly know another person, counterterrorism doctrine and the perniciousness of fanatical terrorism. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 03/26/2016
RICHTER'S WAR Wins Best Short Screenplay at Los Angeles CineFest

RICHTER'S WAR by Daniel P. Douglas has won best short screenplay at the February 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. The sci-fi World War II hardboiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015 and 2016.

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 03/26/2016
Robin Jennings' "Empty Creatures" Selected For Princeton Film Festival Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, is an Official Selection in the screenplay category of this year's Princeton Film Festival. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs.
Posted on: 03/24/2016
Addison Bhuyan's short, The Table Top Dancer is a finalist at Fresh Voices After being a semi-finalist at the Nashville Film Festival, Addison's short script, The Table Top Dancer is now a finalist in the 2015-16 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Addison Bhuyan's spec of The Americans scores at 2016 Screenplay Festival Addison's spec, The Americans - Revolution and Resolution continues its success on the festival circuit as it garners the Honorable Mention Award at the 2016 Screenplay Festival. Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 03/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Andy Byrne's DISCONN - Top 50 in ISA Fast Track Fellowship III "Disconn" is the story of Jenna, a woman struggling to fit into her life in a mental utopia where people pay a hive-mind product to manage and medicate their lives. But her attempt to disconnect brings her into conflict with her instincts, her numbed husband and the manipulators of this contorted society.

"Disconn" is the first in a series of stand-alone sci-fi titles Andy is writing over the next three years. Its a project aimed at delivering sci-fi features described as "sci-fi with a voice that can be made for a price".

"Disconn" is also currently in the SCREENCRAFT quarter-finals. Another of Andy's features, THE STATION, was a TOP FOUR FINALIST in BlueCat's 2016 Joplin Award.

Tags: BlueCat Screenplay Competition, ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/23/2016 CONNECT Member
THE ZAHIR on the festival circuit THE ZAHIR, a tongue-in-cheek magic realist thriller written and directed by Olga Holtz, has played at 8 festivals and received 6 awards so far. Its latest accolades are a finalist placement in Courier Awards and Best Fantasy Short, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects awards at Genre Film Festival. THE ZAHIR was produced by Petr Sweezer-Jankular and filmed by William Green. Tags: Courier Awards
Posted on: 03/20/2016 CONNECT Member
"A Fangirl" is a Finalist in Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest "A Fangirl" by Diana Galimzyanova is a finalist in the 2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest. It is a short psychological horror about a successful, beautiful introverted young woman who controls every aspect of her life except for her hidden obsession with a faded rock star. Tags: Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Posted on: 03/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Jon Davis' 'The Golden Age Qtr-Finalist for 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship Of over 2,000 entries, Jon Davis' 'The Golden Age,' a one-hour TV drama pilot, was named as a quarter-finalist for the 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship. Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/19/2016 CONNECT Member
DENISE MEYERS is a finalist for the Nashville Film Festival LUCKY 13, about the first American women to fly airplanes during World War Two, is a finalist in the Drama catagory at the Nashville Film Festival.  This remarkable true story chronicles the experiences of 13 female pilots who were tasked with training male combat pilots to fly the B26 Widowmaker, arguably the most dangerous plane of the entire war effort.   The women succeeded in their mission, only to be abruptly disbanded by Congress after fighting to receive military status because "women can't fly airplanes". The winners will be announced on April 22 in Nashville.  Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Finalist 2016 BlueCat Joplin Award - The Station by Andrew Byrne Andy is also currently a quarter-finalist for the ScreenCraft Fellowship for his script DISCONN. Previously he's been a semi-finalist (with his scripts THE STATION and 8802) for the Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline and Final Draft Big Break competitions.  Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Robo4ce a finalist again for Jeffrey Howe The screenplay for Robo4ce was a finalist at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver. This comes after it won Best Feature Screenplay at the SoCal Film Festival and the fantasy/animation category at Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) earlier this year. Tags: Canada International Film Festival, SoCal Film Festival, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 03/15/2016
Anthony Cawood's Glitch announced as Finalist at Nashville

Anthony's script, Glitch, progresses from the semi-finals stage and is announced as Finalist in the Horror/Thriller short scripts category. The winner is announced at the festival in April.

This is Anthony's second sucess at Nashville, with his script, A Certain Romance, winning at the 2014

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/15/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY - BY SCOTT PITTOCK, DOUBLE WINNER IN OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's western/horror feature Sanctuary won Best Feature Screenplay and Best Nebraska Screenplay in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival.  Sanctuary also placed Semifinalist in the thriller/horror category in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival.  Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Siovonne Smith's "The Polish Medallion" wins Best Screenplay

Siovonne Smith's epic screenplay "The Polish Medallion" just won "Best Screenplay" at the 2016 Pasadena International Film Festival.

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Wooldridge's THE BOAT a finalist in Screenplay Festival THE BOAT received an honorable mention in the Screenplay Festival Competition. The Boat is set in 1965, Riviera, Texas, where a closeted gay teen, struggling with his sexuality, helps his mother build a boat after she has a vision of the town flooding, but this "Mrs. Noah" story has an unforeseen twist... Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 03/14/2016
Evan Cooper Receives Honorable Mention x2

Evan Cooper's original feature, Ballerina Girl, picked up two honorable mentions in this year's Screenplay Festival for Action/Adventure and Thriller. 

 

Set in Russia, the story centers around a grisly murder investigation of a foreign ballerina.   

Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 03/14/2016
Anthony Cawood's script, Dr Psycho's Terror Night, is runner up... Anthony Cawood's Comedy/Horror script, Dr Psycho's Terror Night, is runner up in the Visceral Films Horror Screenplay competition and was optioned as a result, with production due in 2017. Tags: Visceral Films International Horror Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/13/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN TWISTER ALLEY FILM FEST

The Twister Alley Film Festival has selected Jon LaPoma's feature-length scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, in their 2016 screenwriting competition. Both scripts are ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,600 listed on MovieBytes.com. 

 

LaPoma's 8 screenplays have won a total of 81 awards/honors in the last two years.  

Posted on: 03/12/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder is a Finalist in the 2016 Kansas City FF

BECOMING LANA LIU is a Best Female Protagonist Finalist (top 2) in the 2016 Kansas City Film Festival. This is BECOMING LANA LIU's 12th top three award, and David J Schroeder 123rd top three finiish. 

 

A stage reading is scheduled, and Winner is pending.

Posted on: 03/11/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Space Drifter" by Shaun M Jooste praised by Cinequest Judges

Even though the screenplay did not make it through to the finalist listings due to string competition, Shaun Jooste's script "The Space Drifter" was still received high praise from the judges:

 

"Sci-fi is notorious for being difficult. You have created a world with solid bones and great potential...."

 

Shaun's third epic fantasy novel, "The Sadgi", has also recently been shortlisted for the 2016 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Tags: 2015 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/11/2016
Jack Fossett's "Sidewalk Safari" makes NaFF Semi-Finals

For the second year in a row, a script by up-and-coming screenwriter Jack Fossett has been recognized in the Nashville Film Festival's Screenplay Competition. "Sidwalk Safari", an action short inspired by a song of the same name, was named a short screenplay Semi-Finalist on March 4th, 2016.

Last year, Fossett took home second place in the Young Screenwriter category with "The Favor." 

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/10/2016
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF RIVER BEND FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2016 River Bend Film Festival. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two estranged best friends who take a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It's soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. EASY RIDER meets GOOD WILL HUNTING.  Tags: River Bend Film Festival
Posted on: 03/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Rebecca Williams Spindler's SONGBIRD nabs Top 6 at 2016 Nashville Film Fest Rebecca Williams Spindler's SONGBIRD placed in the Semi-Finals Top 6 for Music Inspired Feature at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival for the 2nd year in a row!  The culturally diverse script depicts the struggle and survival of a teenage gifted singer and her gospel inspired mentor. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Joy Gee's DRAGON CALLER

DRAGON CALLER, the story of an orphaned teen brought to the planet Tylan 4 where he is paired with a dragon and must fight intergalactic terrorists, is now a semifinalist in the Filmmakers International Screenplay Competition after winning gold in the Science Fiction category in the World Series of Screenwriting. This script is also available in a four-part mini-series format and won BEST TV PILOT in the Westfield Screenwriting Awards.

Tags: The West Field Screenwriting Awards, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 03/08/2016
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's horror/western feature Sanctuary is a semifinalist in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Nashville Film Fest Announces Finalists, Ranger Creed Present Travis Opgenorth's Ranger Creed takes aim at another "mission accomplished".  It's now a finalist in the Nashville Film Fest Screenplay contest. Ooh-Rah! Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2016 CONNECT Member
June Escalante's Top Ten Winner THE LODGER, June Escalante's thriller screenplay has been chosen as a Top Ten Winner in the 2015 Wescreenplay Screenwiting Contest. This is one of many top ten wins for this script. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2016 CONNECT Member
John Heavey's Family Animation "Gargoyles on the Case!" contest successes John Heavey's family animation "Gargoyles on the Case!"" has enjoyed Multiple Contest Finalist placings in the following competitions, New York Screenplay Contest, Courier Awards and an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival 2015. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival, Courier Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 03/05/2016 CONNECT Member
John Heavey's Historical Epic "Precious Warrior" Multiple Contest Finalist John Heavey's Historical Epic "Precious Warrior" has enjoyed Multiple Contest Finalist placings in the following competitions, New York Screenplay Contest, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Courier Awards and an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival 2016. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival, Courier Screenwriting Awards, New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Addison's The Table Top Dancer makes Semi-Final of Nashville Film Fest

In addition to advancing to the semi-final round of the Fresh Voices competition, Addison Bhuyan's short drama script, The Table Top Dancer has now made the semi-finals of the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.  Keep writing, and keep moving forward.

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2016 CONNECT Member
THE DRAGON RIDER by Geoff Holder wins Honorable Mention in WISC

Geoff Holder's sci-fi THE DRAGON RIDER gains Honorable Mention (4th Place) in the WeScreenplay International Screenplay Competition. 

 

A few comments from the judges:
"This is a terrific piece that does an excellent job of making the impossible probable. The core of the story is strong and offers a truly exciting adventure."

"Filled with chair gripping action, The Dragon Rider is a fun yet somewhat campy fantasy romp with a cast of unique characters who manage to stand out while not upstaging our protagonist. Sigourney Weaver like heroine Jane is nicely complex, dark yet likable, helping give body to an extremely enjoyable tale."

 

Congratulations to all the winners.  

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's RANGER CREED Honored

Happy to see my feature script Ranger Creed received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 WeScreenplay Contest. Congrats to the top writers. 

 

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN LOS ANGELES CINEFEST Los Angeles CineFest has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's scripts SANDLEY and THE WAY BACK HOME as official selections of their 2016 competition. LaPoma's scripts have won 78 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions in the last two years. 
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship quarterfinalist Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" was named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. In total, Jeff York had three screenplays chosen for the quarterfinals this year. His dark comedy "Play Dirty" and western "The Scoundrels Club" were also named. "Incurable" has figured in the finals of a number of contests. It also received Final Draft's only "recommend" rating in 2009, from over 1000 spec scripts reviewed through FD's Script Xpert service.    Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Play Dirty" named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship quarterfinalist Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" was named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. In total, Jeff York had three scripts chosen for the quarterfinals this year. His western "The Scoundrels Club" and horror script "Incurable" were also named. "Play Dirty" has figured in the finals of a number of contests in the last 3 years and was chosen as a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist in 2014.  Tags: Nicholl Fellowship, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Scoundrels Club" named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship quarterfinalist Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" was named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. In total, Jeff York had three scripts chosen for the quarterfinals this year. His dark comedy "Play Dirty" and horror script "Incurable" were also named. "The Scoundrels Club" has figured in the finals of a number of contests in the last 3 years and was the Grand Prize winner of the Table Read My Screenplay contest in 2013 held at the Sundance Film Festival.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
ADDISON BHUYAN'S TWO SCREENPLAYS ADVANCE TO FRESH VOICES SEMI-FINALS Addison Bhuyan's spec The Americans and short, The Table Top Dancer have advanced to the Semi-Final round of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition! Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT FELLOWSHIP Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's character-driven coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship. This is the script's 23rd award/honor.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/02/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "THE GAZEBO" SEMI-FINALIST IN FRESH VOICES COMPETITION Richard Willett's short screenplay THE GAZEBO is now a semi-finalist for the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competiton. The script tells the story of the final hours of an elderly couple who die together in a stalled household elevator during a heat wave. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS IN FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's character-driven coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the semifinals in the 2016 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards, putting it in the top 7% of more than 1,500 submissions. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO follows a 30-year old half-Mexican half-American woman who, after failing to make it as a dancer in New York City, returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles with where she truly belongs. It can be described as EVEN THE RAIN meets BEFORE SUNRISE.

 

Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct.  

Posted on: 03/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Second Featured Screenplay Honor at Beverly Hills Film Festival Dwayne Conyers screenplay “Daddy’s Dirty Girl” is a featured selection in the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival.   Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 03/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Ballerina Girl Places Top Ten Finalist in American Zoetrope

Francis Ford Coppola's 13th Annual Screenwriting Competion has selected Evan Cooper's original feature, Ballerina Girl, as a top finalist. The script will be forwarded on to a multitude of agencies and production companies for consideration at the end of the month. 

 

After a young woman is murdered in Moscow, the investigation takes a grisly turn when her brother pins the crime on Russia's military elite.

 

Evan is repped by manager, Kailey Marsh. 

Tags: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/29/2016
L.A. Longworth

Coming up for air after being lost in a new script and launching a website, so I'm just getting around to documenting the ride I took this past year with my last feature script ONE BAD ASTRONAUT, which was a quarter-finalist in the Nicholl, a semi-finalist in the Nashville, Honorable Mention in the Emerging Screenwriters Contest (2014) and the Top 100 at Cinequest.  

  

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 02/29/2016
Reaugh's THE PLANT won best screenplay in Short Script to Screen Contest Rachel Reaugh's short 'THE PLANT' won Best Screenplay in the Short Script to Screen Contest 2016, sponsored by Rebel Seed Entertainment.  Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Paul Paseli, PsyD The Metaphors Of The Heart Part I: One of 18 official screenplay selections for 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival [UMFF]. This is Paul Paseli's very first success story for his very first screenplay which he wrote recently [September, 2015]. He says: "I am luck that I did not have to wait for years to have a success story. I am honored, humbled, and intensely encouraged." Tags: Universe Multicultural Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/25/2016
'THE DRAGON RIDER' BY GEOFF HOLDER FINALIST IN WESCREENPLAY INT'L CONTEST

Geoff Holder's THE DRAGON RIDER is a sci-fi epic which pitches dragons versus aliens.

    A disaffected psychic discovers she has been chosen by a great Dragon to lead the human resistance against an overwhelming alien invasion. But she doesn't want the job. Until the ETs threaten her estranged daughter. 

    Things explode. A lot.

    The script was previously a quarterfinalist in the Stage 32 Search for New Blood contest.  

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
'ZOMBIE PATROL' BY GEOFF HOLDER WINS HORROR COMP & GOES INTO DEVELOPMENT

Geoff Holder's Oscar-bait screenplay ZOMBIE PATROL has won the International Horror Screenplay Competition run by Visceral Films. It's now in development for their 2016 production slate with a $2million budget. 

    A newly-created zombie wants to return to life so he can woo the girl he loves - but first he has to deal with the vicious biker gang who want to take over the horror theme park where he works as a pretend zombie.

    Visceral Film's President Scott Wohlstein said: "Geoff Holder's story works in so many different ways - it's a character-driven horror rompfest complete with humor and a great story arc. It highlights the Land of Illusion theme park and the mission of the contest perfectly."

    With a cast that includes Voodoo gods, chainsaw maniacs and mad scientists, the movie's principal location is the Land of Illusion Horror Theme Park in Ohio.

    Geoff also has a first-look deal wih Visceral Films for future projects.

 

Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
BUZZARD HOLLOW BEEF produced Indie horror film, Buzzard Hollow Beef, wrapped principal photography in December of 2015. 
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
DENISE MEYERS IS ANNOUNCED AS AN ATHENA LIST WINNER 2016

The Athena List celebrates the best in unproduced screenplays featuring strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films.   Denise Meyers is the first screenwriter to have two screenplays make the final round of judging with RIDE THE WIND: The Bessie Stringfield Story, about the first African American woman inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and LUCKY 13, about the American women pilots in World War Two who played a pivotal role in training male pilots how to fly the most dangerous aircraft in American history.  RIDE THE WIND was named an Athena List winner in February 2016, and Lucky 13 was named a finalist during the Athena Film Festival in New York.  Meyers also placed in the top 50 for the Emerging Screenwriters shorts contest, and in the top ten for the Emerging Screenwriters contest.

Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
EVOLUTION written & created by Cara Winter Cara Winter's sci-fi drama EVOLUTION won 1st Prize in Drama in the 2015 People's Pilot, as well as reaching the Finals of the 2015 Screencraft Pilot Launch competition.  Cara's manager is currently shopping EVOLUTION to various production companies and networks.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition, TV writers Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
THE RELIEF Advances to Top 10 Finalist with STAGE 32 TV Writers Fellowship!

More good news for Ross Denyer's pilot - The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship has selected his sci-fi drama, The Relief, as a Top 10 Finalist! 

 

The Relief follows Ethan, a man with the ability to relive and replace the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with tracking him down. 

 

Of the Top 10 Finalists, Stage 32 will select two winners to claim spots in their 12 week fellowship, overseen by executives from leading agencies and management companies. Winners announced on March 2nd.

Tags: Stage 32
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's Feature Screenplay Success: LAIFFA and Circus Road David j Schroeder's feature script, HALFWAY HOME, is a 2nd Place finisher in the January 2016 Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards. His action/adventure feature script, LOST CAUSE, is a Finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Contest. Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
THE BIG WAD - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK Scott Pittock's animated short The Big Wad was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Screencraft Comedy Script Contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
A LABOUR OF LOVE among the top scripts on The Black List A Labour of Love by Olga Holtz has placed on the monthly and quarterly top Black List, overall and in the Drama category. A Labour of Love is a biopic of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow, which focuses on his struggle to restore the epic film Napoleon and his love-hate relationship with its genius maker Abel Gance. Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 02/23/2016 CONNECT Member
COOPER'S PROMISE SCORES AGAIN! Cooper scores again! Hus screenplay adaptation of his own novel, Cooper's Promise, is a Finalist in the Circus Road Films screenplay competition.That's almost thirty contests this screenplay has won or placed in! Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/23/2016 CONNECT Member
TEACHER'S PET - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK Scott Pittock's comedy Teacher's Pet was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Contest and a Quarterfinalist in Screencraft's Comedy Script Contest.  In 2011, it was a Quarterfinalist in Scriptapalooza and a Semifinalist in the AAA Screenplay Contest.  It placed as a Finalist in the 2010 Movie Script Screenwriting Contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 02/22/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, WORLDFEST-HOUSTON FILMFEST Scott Pittock's dark comedy The Inselberg Effect (directed by Tony Bonacci) is an official selection and Remi Winner in the 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.  The short script was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/22/2016 CONNECT Member
LUCIFER'S REVENGE Finalist Circus Road Screenplay Contest 2015

John Alarid's sci-fi action script LUCIFER’S REVENGE is about a  rookie journalist who finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between Angels and Demons after she discovers that Hell has infiltrated the White House and that Satan has possessed the President  It’s up to her to save the human race from becoming Lucifer’s minions. It was a finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Contest in 2015.

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/22/2016
Special Mention (Top 20) In The Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Damon Ragsdale received Special Mention (Circle of 20) in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, SHOOT YOUR SIZZLE
Posted on: 02/21/2016
Oaxaca Film Festival Official Selection

Sandra Campbell's feature political drama "Article V" was an official selection of the 2015 Oaxaca Film Fest Global Script Challenge

Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman places Second Round at Austin Mary Goldman's short screenplay, a suspense/thriller, "The Redemption of Frank Malone", made Second Round in the 2015 Austin Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman and Tim House - Martin Katz Fellowship at 2015 TIFF Mary Goldman and Tim House were awarded a Martin Katz Fellowship along with three other Canadian writers at The Blacklist Mini-Lab at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The fellowship consisted on workshipping their screenplay, "Unholy Toledo" with fabulous one-on-one mentoring from Franklin Leonard, Scott Myers, Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark. "Unholy Toleo" was also a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza, and came in top 100 in the 2014 Emerging Screenwriters Competition. Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman places in Top 50 Emerging Screenwriters & AFF "The Redemption of Frank Malone", a suspense/thriller by Mary Goldman places in the Top 50 of the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Short Screenplay Competition and made Second Round in the 2015 Austin Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition.. "Frank Malone" also placed in the Top 5 of the 2015 Reelheart International Short Screenplay Competition as well as was a semi-finalist in the Avanti Short Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun was a QuarterFinalist in Scriptapalooza

"Silver Dollar" a character Drama was a quarterfinalist in 2015's Scriptapalooza contest. 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 02/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun's script Pink Bunny wins multiple awards.

Geoffrey D. Calhoun's "Pink Bunny" is a psychological thriller that has received multiple awards in 2015.

 

Finalist in the prestigious Scriptdoctors Contest of Contests. 

2nd place in thrillers in the Indie Gathering International Film Fest.

Nominated for Best Screenplay in L.A. Neo Noir Film Fest.

SemiFinals in the Circus Road Show Film Fest 

Tags: Contest of Contest Winners, L.A. NEO NOIR FILM & SCRIPT FEST II, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/19/2016 CONNECT Member
DANIEL P. DOUGLAS ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT'S 2015 SHORT STORY CONTEST

The Daniel P. Douglas short story, “Well, Haruki, Looks Like it’s Just You and Me, Kid,” has advanced to the semi-finals in ScreenCraft’s 2015 Short Story Contest. Winners and finalists to be announced soon. Daniel has previously adapted “Haruki” into a short screenplay entitled “Richter’s War.” The sci-fi World War II hardboiled detective script has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015.

Posted on: 02/18/2016
Ross Denyer's Short Story, "Turn Off", is a ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist!

The inaugural ScreenCraft Short Story Contest has selected Ross Denyer's TURN OFF, as a Semifinalist!  A subversive thriller told from the perspective of an "aspiring" femme fatale, the short story explores the roots of her dangerous obsessions and is intended for cinematic adaptation.

 

Over 1,000 submissions were entered into ScreenCraft's first non-screenplay contest, created to discover short fiction with "special cinematic potential".  The Semifinalist round represents the Top 50 submissions, with announcements for finalists and winners expected within the next couple of weeks. 

Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 02/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Siovonne Smith

Siovonne Smith's epic Feature Screenplay "The Polish Medallion" has just been selected as a Screenplay "Official Selection" (3rd Place) in the 2016 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival scheduled to take place in March 2016. 

Tags: George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
Posted on: 02/17/2016 CONNECT Member
NEWLIFE FILM FEST SELECTS TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS The NewLife Film & Script & Music Festival has chosen two of Jonathan LaPoma's screenplays as official selections of their 2015 fest. LaPoma's seven scripts have won 75 awards/honors in the last two years.  Tags: NewLife Film Festival
Posted on: 02/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Annie Macdonald's FAITH ON THE RUN Quarter Finalist

Annie Macdonald's FAITH ON THE RUN has reached the quarter-finals at Goldmine and Creative Writers Awards in 2015-16. Her previous screenplay NIGEL AND ME has gained semi-finalist status at Austin Film Fest in 2013 and at Nicholl Felowship in 2014.

 

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS IN SCREENWRITING READER COMMENTS

Screenplay Title: Nigel & Me Screenplay #: 2906

Round 1 - Read 1 Comments:

This is a charming and original story. The picturesque location of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a unique and quaint addition adding an old fashioned and romantic aura to the proceedings. We feel like we have been transported to another world as she has and her free spirit can't help breaking staid dusty traditions...

 

 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 02/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Lemon Made Wins Atlanta Film Fest Screenwriting Comp & TRMS Comedy Category

"Lemon Made" has been named one of three winners for the 2016 Atlanta film festival.  The three feature screenplay winners are flown to Atlanta during the festival for the ATLFF Screenwriters' Retreat, a three-day immersive experience where they will work with three established screenwriters and industry professionals. Winners will also receive a one (1) year-long CONNECT membership with the International Screenwriters Association. 

 

Additionally, Lemon Made continues to find success outside of the "family friendly" category by winning Best Comedy Screenplay at the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay, Park City contest!

Tags: Atlanta Film Festival
Posted on: 02/15/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's First Short Nominated, Again

David j Schroeder's award winning script and first produced short, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, is nominated (top 4) for Best International Short and Best Director/ Alex Merkin, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay/ David J Schroeder in the 5th Annual Utah Film Awards.

 

TMMIB is also an Official Selection in the Omaha Film Festival, Bare Bones FF, Silver Springs FF, Sarasota FF, Gasparilla FF, and the Maryland International Film Festival.

Tags: 10th Annual Omaha Film Festival, Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL It was announced that Scott Pittock's screenplay Sanctuary is a finalist in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. Sanctuary is a western/thriller about a broken family who must work together to protect themselves when a malignant force invades their home.  
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect an official selection in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. It was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Glenda Ganis Glenda Ganis's screenplay "Blame It On The Chickens" has been accepted into the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival. 
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Legend" quarter finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Comp

Tessa Bell's script "The Legend" has been selected as a Quarter-Finalist of the 2015-16 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/13/2016
Ross Denyer's THE RELIEF Selected as a Semi-Finalist by Stage 32! The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship has selected Ross Denyer's sci-fi drama, The Relief, as a Semi-Finalist!  The Relief follows Ethan, a man with the ability to relive and replace the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with tracking him down.  Stage 32 will announce the finalists for their 2016 Fellowship on February 24th.

 

The Relief continues to place in other contests, including finishing 12th with Emerging Screenwriters and as a Top 10 Finalist in the 2015 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch.

 

Tags: Stage 32
Posted on: 02/12/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "THE GAZEBO" A WINNER IN SHORT SCRIPT TO SCREEN Richard Willett's short script THE GAZEBO was one of four winners in the Short Script to Screen Competition. http://www.thepitchpackage.com/winners/ Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Addison Bhuyan has two scripts make the Fresh Voices Quarter Finals Addison Bhuyan's TV spec of The Americans that won WILDsound in December and his short, The Table Top Dancer are both quarter finalists at the 2015-16 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.   Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/11/2016 CONNECT Member
Birgit Syran Myaard Honored at Movieguide Awards with $10,000 Kairos Prize Movieguide and the John Templeton Foundation flew Birgit Syran Myaard (BEERgit suhRAN MYurd) to Los Angeles from Alice Springs, Australia (in the Outback) and put her up for four nights at the Universal Hilton so she could attend the Movieguide Awards on 5 February (to be televised on the Reelz network on 22 February). Birgit received the $10,000 second runner up Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays for her swords and sandals biblical adaptation THE HAND OF A WOMAN (Logline: When a reluctant warrior refuses God's call, Israel's only female judge, the Biblical prophet Deborah, finds that the fate of Israel rests in the hand of a woman.) Tags: Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Posted on: 02/11/2016 CONNECT Member
A LABOUR OF LOVE a winner at Courier Awards A Labour of Love, a biopic of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow written by Olga Holtz, is one of the three winning feature scripts at Courier Awards. A Labour of Love previously placed in the finals of the World Series of Screenwriting, True Tales Script Competition, StoryPros International Screenplay Contest, London Film Awards, and was an official selection at Oaxaca Film Festival. Tags: Courier Awards, True Story Screenplay Competition, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 02/10/2016 CONNECT Member
John Alarid 9th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Finalist

MIRACLE MAN is an action thriller written along the lines of the X-MEN and BOURNE IDENTITY franchises about a marine chopper pilot, inadvertently exposed to a recovered UFO during a secret mission in Iraq that gives him psychic superpowers, who’s tapped by a group secretly run by CIA that wants to take over the world.

Tags: StoryPros International Contest
Posted on: 02/10/2016
John Alarid 8th Annual StoryPros Awards Semifinalist

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - A rookie journalist finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between Angels and Demons after she discovers that Hell has infiltrated the White House and that Satan has possessed the President.  It’s up to her to save the human race from becoming Lucifer’s minions.

Tags: StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 02/10/2016
Guillermo Ramon was a finalist at the MISCIFI. Guillermo Ramon's science fiction feature film screenplay, "The Rebel Princess," was a finalist on the 2016 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. Tags: Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival
Posted on: 02/10/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S 9/10 OPTIONED My screenplay 9/10 has been optioned by independent producers David Kassin Fried and Beau Harris. Visit us at http://www.910movie.com/.
Posted on: 02/09/2016 CONNECT Member
DAVID J SCHROEDER'S FIRST PRODUCED SCREENPLAY IS SELECTED AGAIN

David J Schroeder's first produced screenplay, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, is an Official Selection in the 2016 Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival.TMMIB ia a knowing and relevant story of a world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment.

 

This is its 4th official selection, including Stage 32, Raindance, and Miami International FF.

Tags: Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 02/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson A BlueCat Quarterfinalist with Faith Based Screenplay Signs of Warning, a faith based screenplay that has been a Quarterfinalist at ScreenCraft and a Semifinalist at Story Pros, is now a Quarterfinalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. "I've devoted at least one year to the development of this script. Writing and re-writing, trimming, adding, getting notes. It's paying off. I look forward to the future with this script." Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/08/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "THE GAZEBO" FINALIST FOR SHORT SCRIPT-TO-SCREEN Richard Willett's screenplay THE GAZEBO is one of the ten finalists for the Short Script-to-Screen Contest. Winners announced February 15. The script tells the story of the final hours of an elderly couple who die together in a stalled household elevator during a heat wave. http://www.thepitchpackage.com/winners/ Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy finalist at Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest This week, Phillip E. Hardy's script The Negro League was named as finalist in the action category at Beverly Hills Screenpaly contest. This is Phillip's third year placing at BHSC, as he was finalist in 2014 and Gold Medal Winner in 2013. This week Phillip also received Official Selection honors at Beverly Hills Film Festival for Dirty Real, the Bukowski Biopic and at Los Angeles Cinefest for his tentpole script The Immortal Jack the Ripper. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Winner World Music & Independent Film Festival 2016 The original score "Pretty Fishes" by Paige Brien with artist Jaclyn Monroe in Brien's short film 'Behind Glass' ' is doing very well in the festivals!
Posted on: 02/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Multiple successes for KT Parker in 2016 already! Four of KT Parker's scripts are amongst those that have reached the quarter-final stage of the Screenwriting Goldmine competition, one of the UK's most prestigious screenwriting competitions. This is an extraordinary result to have all four entries to a competition honoured in this way. Tags: Screenwriting Goldmine
Posted on: 02/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Winner of the 2016 WildSound screenwriting contest. Inked in Blood will be the first winner of the 2016 Screenwriting Contest. A performance of the table read will be posted on the site. Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 02/05/2016 CONNECT Member
COURTNEY SUTTLE CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL RUN WITH SCRIPT FIRE ON ICE Suttle followed his Second Runner Up, Best Script Award at the 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival with an Award of Excellence, 2015 NYLA International Film Festival and an Award of Merit, 2015 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. In addition Fire on Ice was selected as one of three Finalists for the 2015 West Field Screenwriting Awards and named a Quarterfinalist in the 2015 WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition. Fire on Ice tells the true story of legendary speed skater Irving Jaffee, the first Jewish athlete to win gold in the Winter Olympics of 1928 and 1932. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/04/2016 CONNECT Member
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED - SCOTT PITTOCK, FINALIST IN SHORT SCRIPT TO SCREEN The 2016 Short Script to Screen Contest announces Something Under the Bed as one of ten finalists. The sci-fi thriller is about a scientist who may or may not be holding the key to the future under his bed.  Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, MIAMI INDIE FILMFEST

Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect was a February Official Selection in the 2016 MINDIE. The monthly winner is announced on Feb 27. The screenplay was also a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2016 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN FINOW FILM FESTIVAL

The Finow International Film & Script Festival chose Jonathan LaPoma's scripts DELLWOOD and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, as official selections of their 2016 screenwriting competition. LaPoma's seven scripts have won 73 awards/honors in the last two years.

 

Tags: Finow International Film & Script Festival
Posted on: 02/02/2016 CONNECT Member
ANN SIMON'S BLACK FUNERAL WINS BRONZE AWARD Ann Simon's BLACK FUNERAL wins BRONZE AWARD in the 2015 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest for Stage Play Category. This is the third award for BLACK FUNERAL since 2014. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Julie Livingston's Self Help Self Help, a single-camera comedy about an ambitious book editor who lies about her interest in Self Help to get a job with a famous relationship guru, finds success at competitions! It is a finalist at Cinequest in which winners will be announced at the festival on March 5th, and took top prize in Acclaim's TV category. Tags: 2015 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/02/2016
Fantasy/Adventure Screenplay "The Mystic Sea" sees success Mark Nadratowski's fantasy/adventure screenplay, "The Mystic Sea", has been chosen as an official selection for the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival. "The Mystic Sea" tells the story of a rapscallion named Edward Carver who lives in New York in the early days of the American republic. Out of necessity he embarks on a journey of colonization to South America, but fate finds him taking a journey through history to the lost city of Atlantis.
Posted on: 02/02/2016
A LABOUR OF LOVE a finalist at London Film Awards A Labour of Love, a biopic of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow written by Olga Holtz, was named a finalist at London Film Awards. A LABOUR OF LOVE focuses on Brownlow's life-long quest to restore the epic film NAPOLEON and on his love-hate relationship with its genius maker Abel Gance. Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 02/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Short Success for David J Schroeder

It's official! David J Schroeder's first produced short script, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, will make its North American premier in the 2016 Miami International Film Festival. (One of twelve short films, winner pending)

March 4-13, 2016
http://2016.miamifilmfestival.com/…/this-modern-man-is-beat/

 

also,

BECOMING LANA LIU, by David J Schroeder and Alfonso Orsini, is a Finalist (top 10) in the Short Script to Screen Competition. The Grand Prize award of $5,000.00 will be announced on February 15th.

 

http://www.thepitchpackage.com/winners/ 

 

Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Finalist Finish for Ranger Creed Ten-hut! Acclaim Scripts announced their 2015 Fall/Winter compeition standings. Ranger Creed was among the finalists named. That is all. You're dismissed.  Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 01/31/2016 CONNECT Member
DANIEL P. DOUGLAS ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT'S 2015 SHORT STORY CONTEST

The short story, “Well, Haruki, Looks Like it’s Just You and Me, Kid,” by Daniel P. Douglas has advanced to the quarter-finals in ScreenCraft’s 2015 Short Story Contest. Semi-finalists will be announced soon. Daniel has previously adapted “Haruki” into a short screenplay entitled “Richter’s War.” The sci-fi World War II hardboiled detective script has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015.

Posted on: 01/31/2016
THREE screenplays advance to semifinals in 2016 Screenplay Festival Contest

THREE screenplays advance to semifinals in 2016 Screenplay Festival contest.

In drama, FIRE ON THE ISLAND, adapted from Timothy Jay Smith's latest novel. An FBI agent, investigating an arsonist’s threat to burn down a Greek island village, becomes embroiled in conflicts dating back generations.

 

In action/adventure, COOPER'S PROMISE, adapted from my novel published in 2012. A gay deserter from the war in Iraq promises to save a young girl trafficked into prostitution to redeem himself for an earlier promise he could not keep.

 

In thriller, NORTH 40, an original screenplay. A Special Ops soldier, whose grief over the loss of a son has torn his family apart, takes them on a vacation hoping to relive happier times when a perilous situation forces them to pull together to survive.

Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 01/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Quarter Finalist 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Damon Ragsdale is a Quarter Finalist of 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition for his short screenplay.

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/27/2016
KT Parker named as Quarter-finalist in 2015 Fresh Voices Competition KT Parker continues her run of competition success by being named a quarter-finalist in the 2015 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition for her action-drama script, "Africa As You Like It". (She recently won the period/historical category of Final Draft's "Big Break" contest with her script, "A Face To Paint". Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/27/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS ADVANCE IN FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL

Jonathan LaPoma's scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, have advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards. Both scripts are ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,600 listed on MovieBytes.com. LaPoma's screenplays have won 71 awards/honors in the last two years.

 

Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO.  

Posted on: 01/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Local Screenwriter Alpha Blair Takes Honors at Back-to-Back Film Festivals

On Sept. 7, 2014, “The Seduction of Auntie Rose,” a feature script by local writer Alpha Blair, won for Best Original Screenplay in the 6th Annual Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) at a star-studded gala at Burbank’s beautiful Castaway Restaurant. Just a week before, her new short screenplay, “Dancing in the Age of Paranoia,” won for Best Short in the 10th Annual Action on Film (AOF) International Film Festival in Monrovia, CA.  ...

 

To read more, please visit:

http://www.pasadenaindependent.com/entertainment/local-screenwriter-takes-honors-at-back-to-back-film-festivals/

Posted on: 01/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's PROMISE IN A BUBBLE won Best Script in the Short Script to Screen

PROMISE IN A BUBBLE, a short by Rachel Reaugh, WON BEST SCREENPLAY in the Short Script to Screen Competition, 2016.

 

This Competition is hosted by Rebel Seed Productions.

Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's THE PLANT made the QuarterFinals in American Gem Short Competition

THE PLANT, a short by Rachel Reaugh, moved into the Quarter-Finals in the 11th Annual American Gem Short Screenplay Competition in association with Write Brothers.

 

Rachel will find out by January 29 of 2016 if THE PLANT has made the Semi-Finals in this competition.

Tags: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Undercurrent

Screenplay "Undercurrent" was awarded a Silver Award in the 2015 California Film Awards.  Two detectives get in over their heads in a case that leads to a hidden undercurrent of Socialism trying to take over the governmrent. 

After a rewrite it was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2016 California Film Awards. 

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Semi Caravan

The We Screenplay International Screenwriting Competition just announced their Semifinalists, and Travis Opgenorth's Ranger Creed is among them. 

 

Travis also received news recently that his short film project, Lunacy, was among the Semifinalists in contention for the ScreenCraft / Bondit Short Film Grant. Winner(s) to be announced soon. 

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
2015 Screencraft - Action & Thriller semifinalist WHAT YOU KNOW is an edgy crime thriller involving an idealistic woman who steals a box of evidence from a man who had abducted her and friends years ago for a night of torture. It is a semi-finalist for ScreenCraft's 2015 Action and Thriller Screenplay contest! Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 01/22/2016
Evan Cooper Signs with Manager and Blood List Creator, Kailey Marsh

His original screenplay, Ballerina Girl, caught Kailey's attention shortly after its success in the ISA's Fast Track competition, 2015.

 

Set in Moscow, the story centers around the brutal and mysterious murder of a young ballerina. But when her brother tries to pin the crime on Russia's military elite, the case takes a frightening turn.  

 

Kailey's website, The Blood List, was created in 2009 to bring attention to unproduced dark genre screenplays.

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Kailey Marsh Management
Posted on: 01/19/2016
Short Winners for David J Schroeder

David j Schroeder's TV spec script, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT, advances to the Semi-Finals in the 2015 TV writers Spec Scriptacular. Winner pending.

 

Most recently, BECOMING LANA LIU wins the Gold Award for Best Short Script in the 2015 Aura Screenwriter Awards.

 

Also, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT wins the Silver Award for Existing Series TV Specs in the 2015 Aura Screenwriter Awards.

Tags: TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 01/18/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO OFFICIAL SELECTION OF PASADENA FILM FEST

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length character-driven romantic drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is an official selection of the 2016 Pasadena International Film Festival. This is the script's 20th award/honor, and LaPoma's 71st overall. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO can be seen as EVEN THE RAIN meets BEFORE SUNSET and is ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,600 scripts listed on MovieBytes.com. 

 

Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct.  

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 01/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Tracie Jules Hired for Web Series Jacob Rohrbach of Dark Fire Productions has hired Tracie Jules to write one of his episodes for his Creepypasta web series. The episode titled, "The Doll Cemetery", is currently in pre-production with filming to take place in the near future. This is Tracie's first success through ISA and she looks foward to more opportunities with Dark Fire and the ISA.
Posted on: 01/16/2016
Within These Walls wins its 4th award at HIMPFF Within These Walls has just won its 4th award at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, taking top honors in December. This is Tracie's 9th award since first entering script competitions in April of 2015. 
Posted on: 01/16/2016
Siovonne Smith

Just Announced:

 

Siovonne Smith's epic Feature Screenplay "The Polish Medallion" has just been selected as a Screenplay Finalist in the 2016 Pasadena International Film Festival that will take place in March 2016. 

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 01/15/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "9/10" WINS AWARD FOR DIVERSITY Richard Willett's feature screenplay 9/10 was the first runner-up in the diversity category of the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. The judges said: "This is a well thought out, beautifully written film. Using the device that the audience knows more than the characters is a brilliant stroke. We root for them. Ache for them. Want them to be OK. The moment before Armageddon looks just like this, that's what the script is telling us. It's funny and romantic, and spooky, and sad, and filled with powerful emotion."
Posted on: 01/13/2016 CONNECT Member
A LABOUR OF LOVE a finalist in the World Series of Screenwriting A LABOUR OF LOVE by Olga Holtz, based on the life story and book of Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow, became one of the ten finalists in the Historical/Biographical category at the 2015 World Series of Screenwriting. Tags: World Series of Screenwriting
Posted on: 01/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Writer/Director Los Silva - 1st Runner Up with a hilarious spec commercial

Thirty second commercial directed by Los Silva for Crunch Gym's 'Shoot Me Please' Contest starring their mascot the Crunch Bunny gets first runner up. Commercial embodies Crunch's "No Judgments" Philosophy. Photographed and edited by DP Raul Martinez Liera. Philosophy.

 

 

Link: https://vimeo.com/38572078

Posted on: 01/12/2016
"Nightfire" written by Los Silva and director Brando Benetton - Trailer

Nightfire is an undergraduate student film by Brando Benetton and Garrett Nicholson, and features an international cast that includes Dylan Baker (‘Spider-man 2’, ’Road to Perdition’, ‘The Good Wife’), Bradley Stryker (‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘Supernatural’), and Lorenzo Pisoni, as well as Becky Ann Baker (‘Girls’, ‘Gotham’) and Italian actor Francesco Pannofino (‘Boris’). Original music composed by Jonathan Russell.

 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0P_PNpzUS4

Like Nightfire on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nightfiremovie

 

Follow Nightfire on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4211480/ 

 

 

Posted on: 01/12/2016
Tara Hall's "No Peas for the Weary" Produced

A writing audition from the Diaz Brothers has become a short film. Tara's assignment was to turn a blog entry from Jessica Harper AKA "The Crabby Cook" and adapt it as a scene. Executive Producer, Scott Young, loved the piece so much, he decided to produce it as a short. The project wrapped principal photography in December of 2015 and is currently in post production.

Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
ISA Fast Track Fellowship Finalist Screenwriter Tara Hall's hour-long pilot "Private" makes it to the top 50 of ISA Fast Track fellowship in 2015.  Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
Barry Pagel's John - TV Pilot

Barry Pagel is a Diamond Award winner in the California Film Awards for his pilot spec.  

It is a modernization of the exploits of John the Beloved an Apostle of Jesus Christ and their dealing of current day issues.

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S DELLWOOD A DIAMOND AWARD WINNER IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama DELLWOOD is a finalist in the Diamond Award category of the 2015 California Film Awards. DELLWOOD follows a successful, but unhappy, novelist who reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral. While there, he reminisces about his experiences as a child playing basketball on a city court to escape from emotional abuse, and he understands himself and the theme of his next project more clearly. DELLWOOD can be described as STAND BY ME meets THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, and it's the 7th ranked Urban screenplay in MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts section.  Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/09/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SELBY INTER FILMFEST in UK Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect takes 2016 Offical Selection for best international short film. It was also the 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2016 CONNECT Member
More contest success for Jeffrey Howe's "Robo4ce" Robo4ce received Best Feature Screenplay honors at this year's SoCal Film Festival in Huntington Beach, CA. This came soon after it took the top spot in the Family category at the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest and was the Finalist for the Animation/Fantasy category at this year's Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) competition. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, SoCal Film Festival, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/07/2016
Jody Ellis' "Pipeline" and "Girl Undercover"

Pipeline was a semi-finalist in ReelWriters Screenplay Competition 2014, a semi-finalist in Screenplay Festival 2014, a finalist in the Alaska International Film awards 2015 and a semi-finalist in Cinestory 2015.

 

Girl Undercover was a top ten winner in Reel Writers Screenplay Competition 2015 and a quarter-finalist in Screencraft Comedy Screenwriting Contest 2015.

 

 

Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards, Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 01/06/2016
A LABOUR OF LOVE by Olga Holtz a StoryPros finalist A Labour of Love, a biopic of British film historian Kevin Brownlow written by Olga Holtz, was named one of the finalists in the 9th StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. Tags: StoryPros International Contest
Posted on: 01/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Wooldridge's THE BOAT a quarter-finalist THE BOAT was named as a Quarter-Finalist in WE Screenplay Competition.  The Boat is set in 1965, Riviera, Texas, where a closeted gay teen, struggling with his sexuality, helps his mother build a boat after she has a vision of the town flooding, but this "Mrs. Noah" story has an unforeseen twist... Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/03/2016
Zach Quinones's "Piece by Piece" and "Eden" find success Zach Quinones' short film projects "Piece By Piece" and "Eden" won awards at their respective competition.  The former winning The Walker Stalker con in Philadelphia which in turn won it a showcase spot at The Walker Stalker con in Atlanta with cast members of The Walking Dead in attendance.  "Eden" won Best In Show at the Art Institute of Atlanta.  Both projects are available for viewing upon request. 
Posted on: 01/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Siovonne Smith

Just Announced:

 

Siovonne Smith's epic Feature Screenplay "The Polish Medallion" was recently selected as a Top 100

Semi-Finalist in the 2015 - 2016 Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Park City (out of over 1400 entries).

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Crawford's Script Doing Well in Contests "Nine Scars" written by Kelly Crawford was named one of 10 finalists in the recent Spotlight Screenplay Competition sponsored by the International Screenwriters Association.  "Nine Scars" was just named a Semi-Finalist in the Table Read My Screeplay Competition in Park City, and named a Quarter-Finalist in the WE Screenplay Competition.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/02/2016
"The Valley" Semi-Finalist in ISA's 2015 Table Read My Screenplay!

Duncan Ralston's TV pilot script, "The Valley," is one of 100 Semi-Finalists in ISA's 2015 Table Read My Screenplay! With more than 1400 entries, that puts it in the top 7%. Contests finalists and Grad Prize will be announced January 12th.

 

The Valley is a fictional account of the true story of a FBI/Miami Dade undercover investigation into the '70s porn industry, to root out the mafia's involvement.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 01/01/2016
Robert Wooldridge's A HITCH IN THE PLAN makes Table Read's Semi-Finalist After reaching 13th in Emerging Screenwriter's Competition Robert Wooldridge's A HITCH IN THE PLAN made Table Read My Screenplay's Semi-Finals.  The story is of a detective who enlists the help of a bookstore owner to help solve a killer who is replicating Hitchcock movies. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/01/2016
Ranger Creed Marches Forward Travis Opgenorth's latest feature script, Ranger Creed, is on the march as it clears the Quarterfinals hurdle in its very first contest entry, the WeScreenplay Intl. Screenwriting Competition. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff Nimoy Gets TWO Screenplays into the Finals of Table Read My Screenplay

Jeff Nimoy's mob comedy "Degenerate Gamblers" and his animated feature "Lint" were both selected as finalists (Top 100 out of 1400 entries) for the 2015-16 Table Read My Screenplay-Screenplay Contest (Park City). In 2015 "Degenerate Gamblers" was also a Scriptapalooza finalist (Top 30 out of over 3,400 international entries) and a Quarter-Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting contest! The screenplay was written as an ultra-low budget feature and is about a recent college graduate who tries to get his deceased father's good luck charm back from a mobster who runs an illegal gambling joint in Brooklyn.

 

In the past, the animation script "Lint," about tiny lint creatures who have to leave their village behind a washer/dryer due to a flood, was named a semi-finalist for the 2011 Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/31/2015
Storypros Names Taylor Albertson's Signs of Warning A SemiFinalist ISA member Taylor Albertson's faith based drama/thriller Signs of Warning has been named a StoryPros semifinalist. "I've worked really hard developing this script in 2015. I've gotten notes, and have written and re-written based on these notes. I'm proud of the placement." The script was also named a QuarterFinalist at ScreenCraft's Family Friendly contest earlier this year. " I really want to sell this one in 2016 and will work hard to get it done. It's an important story and will make either a great TV movie or feature." Tags: StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
David Rocchio's script CANADIAN HOLIDAY advances to semi-finals David Rocchio's script CANADIAN HOLIDAY advanced to the semi-finals in table read competition. CANADIAN HOLIDAY is a  Christmas comedy caper about a married couple rekindling love on an odd holiday. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Irish Writer Niall Queenan Wins International Screenwriting Awards

October 2015, thriller NEXT OF KIN written by Niall Queenan won the Gold Prize in the Thriller/Horror category of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards in Hollywood, California. As a result, Niall was signed by producer/manager Peter Katz of Story Driven in Los Angeles.

 

At the end of October his psychological thriller SHADOW OF THE BLACKBIRD also won the Bronze Prize in the Thriller/Horror category of the World Series of Screenwriting Awards in Hollywood, California.

 

2015 ended with NEXT OF KIN among the 100 semi-finalists chosen from over 1,400 entries for Table Read My Screenplay (Park City).

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 12/31/2015
The Upper Hand is a semi-finalist at Table Read my Screenplay Competition. My crime-drama TV pilot The Upper Hand was picked out of 1400 screenplays to become one of the 100 semi-finalists to be considered for Sundance's prestigious Table Read My Screenplay Competition on December 30th 2015.
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias reached the Semi Finals John E. Bias has reached the top 100 out of 1400 entries with his short screenplay "Generation Killer" at the 2015-16 Table Read My Screenplay Park City Contest. "Generation Killer" is about an assassin that is sent back in time in search of an object containing information about time travel and wipe out an entire family bloodline. Will someone within the generations be able to stop the linear murder spree or will they all be wiped from time? Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Suzanne LUTAS 2015 Contest Winner

In 2015 Suzanne LUTAS was a quarter-finalist in Cynosure Screenplay Awards. And, a semi-finalist in Page Awards International, and Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contests with her Action/Thriller The Dead Ringer.

 

Her Sci-Fi/Adventure Destiny's Vessel was the Eyestorm Productions/ScriptXpert Script Search Winner in the Sci-Fi category. It also placed among the quarterfinalists in Screencraft's Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest, as well as in 2016 Fresh Voices, and received a "Recommend" in The 2015 Blue Cat competition.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest, Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2015
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS

The California Film Awards has selected Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova) as a part of their 2015 competition. THE WAY BACK HOME won 5th place and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO is a finalist. 

 

Jonathan LaPoma's screenplays have won 69 awards/honors since 2013.

 

Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO.  

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
ROBIN JENNINGS' TV PILOT IS A MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION FINALIST Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, placed as a Finalist in the Original TV Pilot category for the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs. Tags: Marquee Lights Competition, Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/30/2015
NY Screenplay Contest - Park Ave Award Winner - Monte Moore & Deren Abram

 Monte Moore and Deren Abram's Charlie and the Lost Train wins 2015 Park Avenue Award.

 

For more info on the contest visit:  https://newyorkscreenplaycontest.com/2015-winners

 

 

Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
PETER DEVONALD IS WINNER OF THE COURIER AWARDS 2015

Peter Devonald's BLUE HOTEL is Winner of Best Original Television Pilot Courier Awards 2015.

 

Also placing this year has been Peter Devonald's YOU AND ME 4 EVER which was Semi-Finalist in The Aura Screenwriting Awards 2015. 

Tags: Aura Screenwriter Awards, Courier Awards, Courier Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 12/29/2015 CONNECT Member
Northern Lights screenwriter Tom Rico 34 Festival Nom/Sel & 15 Wins!

Author/Screenwriter Tom Rico is killing it in the Festival circuit with his Screenplay for Northern Lights!

 

After shooting a low budget trailer for Northern Lights produced by Black Rock Entertainment, headed up by Chuck Powers, Tom Rico decided to hit the festival circuit entering the trailer and the screenplay in various competitions. Among the winners are the New York Screenplay competition, The World Series of Screenwriting, The Galactic Film festival and the R.I.P Festival based in Hollywood. Other Northern Lights wins include The Switzerland Indie Festival and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival also based in Hollywood. Currently seeking a Movie deal for Northern Lights, Tom Rico is also busy with the sequel "The God Particle - Resurrection."

Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards, New York Screenplay Contest, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 12/29/2015 CONNECT Member
A LABOUR OF LOVE by Olga Holtz a finalist in True Tales Script Competition A Labour of Love written by Olga Holtz was selected a finalist in 2015 True Tales Script Competition. It is based on the true story of the restoration of the epic film Napoleon by a British film-maker Kevin Brownlow, who sacrifices all - money, personal life, career - to his idol: Abel Gance, the delusional genius director of the mutilated masterpiece, who sabotages the restoration.  Tags: True Story Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/27/2015 CONNECT Member
DANIEL P. DOUGLAS ACHIEVES TWO OFFICIAL SELECTIONS DURING DECEMBER 2015 During December 2015, RICHTER'S WAR, a short script by Daniel P. Douglas, was an official selection for the 2016 Irvine International Film Festival and 2016 Albuquerque Film Festival. The sci-fi World War Two hardboiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015. The Irvine and Albuquerque festivals will be held in January 2016.
Posted on: 12/27/2015
O'Rourke Script Wins Grand Prize at Yosemite

In 2000 Michael O'Rourke embarked on a mission to write a screenplay about the cultural and environmental impact of the Gold Rush on the indigenous tribes in Northern California.  15 years, 7 staged readings and 26 + drafts later Yosemite International Film Festival gives "In the Land Where Acorns Dance" the Grand Prize for Screenwriting.

Posted on: 12/26/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S SANDLEY A FINALIST IN 2015 AURA SCREENWRITER AWARDS

Jonathan LaPoma's humorous character-driven short drama, SANDLEY, is a finalist in the 2015 Aura Screenwriter Awards. 

 

SANDLEY follows a first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school who finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. 

Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/23/2015 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK SELECTED TO THE LAIFFA

The 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, the now produced The Inselberg Effect recently became an official selection in the December Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and nominated for best comedy/dramedy. The dark comedy is about a divorced man seeking guidance from a well-admired author.   

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 12/22/2015 CONNECT Member