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Faisal Lutchmedial signs with The Characters Talent Agency

Lutchmedial is now being represented by Brent Sherman and Sohrab Merchant of The Characters Talent Agency. For over 4 decades THE CHARACTERS has proudly represented some of North America's top actors, directors, voice talent, producers & production talent. With offices in both Vancouver and Toronto, it remains one of Canada's only national talent agencies.

 

Posted on: 11/05/2015
Heather Morris Final Draft Big Break semi-finalist

Heather's screenplay The Tattooist, the true story of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Tattooist was a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting competition.

 

The Tattooist was also a semi-finalist in the 2015 Creative Worlds Screenwriting Competition and is currently in the top 100 Emerging Screenwriters' Competition 2015.

 

The Tattooist is currently being adapted into a novel, a publishing deal having been secured. 

Posted on: 11/02/2015
Mike Messier's Fight or Play Basketball family drama is a semi-finalist...

Mike's new script  is a semi-finalist in the Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition. Of 433 entries entered, only 4 scripts have been announced as semi-finalists in the "Spotlight on New England" genre subcategory. Mike Messier's Fight or Play Basketball is one of those 4 scripts. Mike says, "This is a great honor and I'm extrememly pleased. This will make a great film or even TV series pilot. I look forward to talking with producers interested in this family/ sports drama, feel good story."

 

Posted on: 10/31/2015
LAFSF - Best Horror Script 2015 "Within These Walls" Within These Walls has won top honors at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival. This is Tracie's sixth win since she first entered festivals in April 2015. Within These Walls, a horror feature, won Best Horror Script and is currently a finalist in another festival.
Posted on: 10/27/2015
SVILEN KAMBUROV'S SCRIPT, "KING'S HEART", SCORES BIG IN REALTIME BLACKLIST!

"KING'S HEART" was previously under option with Dreambridge Films, though the project is now back on the market. The script won't remain available for long, as BLACKLIST industry pros have given it consecutive high scores, virtually propelling the screenplay to the top of the realtime blacklist in 2015.

 

The project honors King Boris III of Bulgaria and tells the extraordinary true story of the largest rescue during the Holocaust.  Svilen is also a producer on "KING'S HEART" and has been in contact with the Bulgarian Royal Family throughout much of the script's development. The project has the blessing and good-will of King Simeon II, King Boris' son. Directors at CAA and ICM are currently reading. Svilen is repped by Kenoff & Machtinger. 
 

 

 
  

 

Posted on: 11/16/2015
ERIKSSON by Matthew Tolbert Reaches Nicholl Quarterfinals. Matthew Tolbert's latest screenplay placed in the quarterfinals for Nicholl Fellowship. ERIKSSON, an epic historical biopic telling the story of Leif Eriksson, a Viking who, to prove himself to his legendary father, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America. Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" a finalist in 2015 Emerging Screenwriters contest In November 2015, Jeff York's horror movie entitled "Incurable" was named a top finalist in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Contest. The unique, character-driven story is about a young man diagnosed with ALS who has the chance to beat his disease by accepting eternal life from a vampire's bite. It has been one of his bigger successes over the years, placing in the finals of almost a dozen contests. A good script can always be made better however, and through the development program and mentoring courtesy of the ISA, Jeff was able to improve it and thus garnered a placement in the finals of this prestigious contest this month. Last year, Jeff York was honored to see his dark comedy "Play Dirty" win 3rd prize in that year's Emerging Screenwriters contest.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff York starts hosting ISA's new movie review podcast PAGE 2 SCREEN ISA member and veteran alum Jeff York has started hosting a new podcast for the ISA called "Page 2 Screen." In  this series of interviews from the ISA, Jeff will be discussing the current cinema with other ISA members and writers with a special focus on the writing elements of each movie being examined. The ISA's Max Timm is producing and the series can be heard weekly at networkisa.org as well as on iTunes. Jeff comes to this venture with the enthusiasm of a writer, movie fan and analyst of the current cinema as he has been writing his own movie blog online called The Establishing Shot for five years (www.theestablishingshot.blogspot.com). And he's been an Examiner online movie critic for almost that long too. (www.examiner.com).   Tags: International Screenwriters' Association
Posted on: 12/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Within These Walls chosen as a Finalist in ZedFest The award winning script "Within These Walls" is now a finalist in the Los Angeles based Zed Fest 2015 Film Festival. This is the second contest that this horror script has been entered in. It won its first festival and took top honors at the LAFSF in Oct 2015. 
Posted on: 11/27/2015
Two 1st Runner Up Awards for American Frankenstein My pilot, American Frankenstein, was nominated in three different categories taking home TWO trophies! Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 10/27/2015
Three Phillip E. Hardy screenplays receive honors

Three screenplays written by Phillip E. Hardy have received several honors this month. Gaze Towards Infinity has been selected as a semi-finalist by the Screencraft Sci-Fi Script Contest. The Negro League has been chosen as official selection at the Indie Film Festival, The Kinolit Film Festival, the Legends of Hollywood Film Festival and the London Shows Film Festival. And Purgatory Station was chosen as official selection at Dazed 4 Horror Film Festival and Haunted Halloween Film Festival. Phillip has received more than a dozen honors in 2015 and has attracted the attentions of a major talent agency and film studio.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 10/20/2015 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman's screenplay, "Unholy Toledo", gets a nine on The Blacklist Unholy Toledo, written by Mary Goldman and Tim House, recently received a nine on The Blacklist, and was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. Unholy Toledo tells the tale of how two Ohio farm boys came up against a ruthless crime boss and his accomplices in Prohibition era Toledo. Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 08/27/2015 CONNECT Member
Phillip E Hardy has continuing success at film festivals and contests During the month of August, Phillip E. Hardy had three scripts chosen as "Official Selections" at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Los Angeles. These include his action thriller Red Colt, his sci-fi thriller Gaze Towards Infinity and his historical drama Four Negro Girls in a Church. Four Negro Girls in a Church was also selected as Finalist and the Monthly Film Festival and his horror thriller Purgatory Station was selected as semi-finalist at the Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest. Tags: ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/21/2015 CONNECT Member
OLVERA STREET opera premiers in November 2015

OLVERA STREET, an original opera by Lindsey Harnsberger to a libretto by ISA member Robert Cartland, premiers with the Vineyard Touring Opera in November 2015. The work tells the true story of Christine Sterling's struggle to save the heart of Los Angeles from being leveled to build Union Station and the construction of the now famous Mexican marketplace instead. The opera runs about two hours and features a story and music that are family-friendly, entertaining and educational. The goal is to bring the work to older students, expanding their perspective about opera and educating them about local history. Additional performances are already scheduled for 2016 at Glendale College and the historic the Pico House.

Posted on: 08/19/2015
Peter Wisan's Strings Gains Increasing Recognition

STRINGS, a story set in a dystopian near future, placed as a Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest, judged by script development personnel from Universal, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, as well as CAA Talent Agent Fred Spektor, whose clients include Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Akroyd, and many others. STRINGS was chosen from amongst over 800 submissions. 

Tags: Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/09/2015
Phillip E. Hardy Second Round Austin Film Festival Finalist For his third consecutive year at Austin Film Festival, Phillip E. Hardy is a finalist for his screenplay work. This year, his controversial script Four Negro Girls in A Church has been recognized by AFF. This script is also nominated for best screenplay at next week's Austin Revolution Film Festival. Phillip has recieved finalist spots in more than a dozen film festivals and screenplay contests in 2015, for his work on The Bloody Benders, The Man Who Bore the Myth, Gaze Towards Infinity and Purgatory Station. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest, Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/18/2015 CONNECT Member
O'Rourke Adaptation Is Oaxaca 15 Official Selection

Michael's feature adaptation of Winona LaDuke's novel "Last Standing Woman," has been chosen an official selection of Oaxaca Film Fest 15 Global Script Challenge.  Movie Maker magazine calls the Oaxaca Fest "one of the best in the world."  Winona's powerful novel, now in its 2nd edition, traces the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota.  Michael's two shorts based on excerpts from Winona's book placed as finalists in the Starz Denver Screenplay Competition and the Nashville Film Fest Screenplay Contest earlier this year.  

 

 

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/28/2015 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 18TH SCREENPLAY COMPETITION The script, based on a true story of women pilots in WW2, picked up its 18th win at the Toronto Independent Film Festival.

Steven is in discussions with a Hollywood studio for an option agreement with the help of the ISA Development Program.

This takes his results for his five screenplays to 26 wins, 9 second places, and 96 other official selections.
Posted on: 09/25/2015
Jeff York's INCURABLE named semifinalist in 2015 Screencraft Horror contest Jeff York's horror script called "Incurable" was named a semifinalist in the 2015 Screencraft Horror screenwriting contest. Jeff's screenplay is about a young man who is diagnosed with ALS and then decides to let a female vampire bite him to beat the disease and give him everlasting life. It's figured in the finals of 9 screenplay contests in the last few years and is currently under consideration at two production companies.  Tags: ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/24/2015 CONNECT Member
Tin Gods by Matthew Tolbert is a Finalist Again

This sci fi feature script "Tin Gods" placed in the following contests: Austin: top 10%/ second round, Blue Cat's Movie Title contest: finalist, Page: second round, Screenplay Festival: finalist and Tracking B: semi-finalist. TIN GODS is the story of how two robots, the Monitor and the Merrimack, who must battle to determine which side will win America's Second Civil War.

Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 12/12/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Phillip E. Hardy selected as Quarter-Finalist at Screencraft Horror Contest

Purgatory Station by Phillip E. Hardy, has been chosen as quarter-finalist at the highly competitive Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest. This year Screencraft had over a thousand entries for their contest and this is Phillip's first foray into the horror genre.

Tags: 2014 ONE IN TEN SCREENPLAY CONTEST, Austin Indie Flix Showcase
Posted on: 07/27/2015 CONNECT Member
Hahn is a Nicholl Quarterfinalist and a Movie Guide Top 10 Finalist

CRASH BACKWARDS currently has placed in the top 5% of the Nicholls Fellowship grading out at one of 375 screenplays from roughly 7400. The psychological thriller/mystery is set in the Florida Everglades with a female lead and several Lynchian like characters.

 

RW Hahn's Western, ON THE SPARROW, also finished in the Movie Guide Awards 2015 Top 10. The Faith-based script set in the 1880's is about a young preacher who forsakes his calling to find the killers of his wife and get back his baby boy whom they kidnapped.  

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 07/23/2015
Kaufman Commissioned for Multiple Projects, Wins Award, Screens at Cannes

Esther Kaufmann was commissioned to write 8 episodes for the new series “Mindfuck Stories” adapting the book of short stories by writer Christian Hardinghaus for PRovoke Media. The script development has gotten funding by Nordmedia. Esther is also a new part of the team for Earthtree Medias new animation series for kids called "Doodle the World" and happy to develop for these nice folks from Norway! She has as well been commissioned to write the third part of the kids short trilogy "With Bobby By My Side", which will shoot in summer!

 

Esther's short film "Como Carino - S for Sweetie" (directed by Nicolai Jacobi) has been screened recently at the Cannes Short Film Festival and at the Shorty Week Cadiz. Esther was also awarded a special award for her short story "Puppet" by the Union of visually impaired and blind people of Vienna and the text was publically read there.

Posted on: 05/16/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Allen Russel and Lynda Lemberg are Finalists at FilmMakers.com

Russel and Lemberg's historical screenplay GRACE is a finalist in this year's Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards to be held in Beverly Hills, California.  A lot of work was done on the script before submitting, and the writing team is looking forward to seeing how it fares in the coming days.

Posted on: 05/08/2015 CONNECT Member
HITLER'S ASTROLOGER Gets Int'l Renown at Mexico Int'l FF Apparently, how the Third Reich used astrology & the occult written by David Bryant Perkins is of interest south of the border as well, with the historical drama following the exploits of Karl Ernst Krafft, a winner at the third annual Mexico Film Festival & Awards...it seems the fascination over the darker sides of Nazi elites is a multi-cultural phenomenom...
Posted on: 05/06/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES notches up its 16th win

The true WW2 story of a group of women pilots won first place at the Firereel Film Festival. This claims the script's sixth win so far this year (2015), and sixteenth in total. 

 

Also since the last update it was an Official Selection at the Amsterdam Film Festival and garnered an Honorable Mention at the Honolulu Film Awards. 

Posted on: 05/04/2015
David Bryant Perkins Has 4 Scripts Win the BEST DEBUT AWARD in Australia

HITLER'S ASTROLOGER, NISEI LEGACY, TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD, & MICHOACAN STORY were all selected for the ColorTape International Film Festival's BEST DEBUT SCRIPTS AWARD in Brisbane, Australia last April, all written by newcomer David Bryant Perkins, who began writing screenplays exactly one year ago...!

 

NISEI LEGACY has also finaled at the North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival which will be held on May 30th - 31st at Duke University.

Posted on: 05/16/2015
Rosenbaum Claims "Best of" at 48 Hour Film and Finalist in Nashville

Shoshana Rosenbaum co-wrote the comedic short "For the Love of Pete" for the 2015 Washington, D.C. 48 Hour Film Project, which will be included in the "Best of" screening in May 2015. And "The Creepy House" was a finalist in the 2015 Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition in the family feature category.  

Posted on: 05/23/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES - 49th official selection

The true story of women pilots in WW2 that terrorized the Germans continues its success.

 

This now takes the project to 16 wins, 4 second places and 29 other finals.

 

Having been introduced by The ISA to a Hollywood production company, Steven is currently negotiating an option contract with them.

Posted on: 05/28/2015
Precious Warrior, Official Selection 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival Historical script "Precious Warrior" was given an Official selection at the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 05/25/2015 CONNECT Member
TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD wins BEST SCREENPLAY at GIFF 15 Called the "Sundance of Military Film Festivals", the GI Film Festival held in Washington DC with special guests R. Lee Ermey & Montel Williams selected David Bryant Perkins' story combining the ISIS takeover of Mosul, two archeologists forced to masquerade as doctors, and a pre-Christian mystery that becomes the center of interest for several governments, as the winner of this year's premier military film festival.
Posted on: 05/25/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES wins Special Jury Award and 15th win

Contrary to earlier reports, not only did THE NIGHT WITCHES (true WW2 story, all women) win the historical category at Worldfest Houston, it also received a Special Jury Award.

 

It was also awarded Best Action Screenplay at the Veer West Screenplay Festival.

 

in other news, TNW also won third place at the inaugural Artemis Women In Action Film Festival, geared towards martial arts and stunts.

Posted on: 04/21/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 14th Win Steven Prowse's World War II historical action/drama receives it's 14th win, now tallying over 40 official contest selections. Tags: Universe Multicultural Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/20/2015
Maria Hinterkoerner - Multiple Contest Finalist and Semifinalist Finalist and Semifinalist in Circus Road Screenplay Contest, Page International Screenwriting Awards, Shoot In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Philadelphia Film Office
Posted on: 04/10/2015 CONNECT Member
Three Cities Online Film Festival selects Phillip E. Hardy as Finalist The Three Cities Online TV and Film Festival has selected Phillip E. Hardy's horror western The Bloody Benders as Finalist at their 2015 Festival. This is the first honor for this script, which was written earlier this year. Phillip will also be competing for best screenplay later this month at the Hill Country Film Festival in Texas, as well as being a "Special Selection" as the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival in Los Angeles later this month.  Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 04/09/2015 CONNECT Member
GI FILM FESTIVAL in Washington DC Rewards Perkins Screenplay, TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD by David Bryant Perkins was awarded a finalist spot to their film festival held in Fairfax, VA & Washington, DC from May 18 - 24th. The motto for the festival is Cinematic * Edge-Of-Your-Seat * Awsomeness fits the story of captured archeologists impersonating medical doctors to save their lives as ISIS overruns their ancient excavation site.
Posted on: 04/07/2015
Mary Goldman - Top 100 Emerging Screenwriters' Competition

"Unholy Toledo", which Goldman co-wrote with Tim House, has made the top 100 of the 2014 Emerging Screenwriters' screenplay competition, as well as the quarterfinals at the 2014 Scriptapalooza competition. Inspired by true characters and events, "Unholy Toledo" is an action/crime drama set in the Prohibition Era.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 04/13/2015 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman - Top Five ReelHeART Short Screenplay Competition Mary's short screenplay, "The Redemption of Frank Malone", came in the top five of the 2015 ReelHeART International Film Festival short screenplay competition, earning her a live read this summer by a cast of professional actors. Tags: ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/13/2015 CONNECT Member
Emi Sano is Top 9 Finalist in NH Film Festival Screenplay Competition Sano's feature script, "A Thorn" is picked for the Top 9 Finalists in the New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Competition. 
Posted on: 04/19/2015
Emi Sano receives Honorable Mention in Fresh Voices Competition 2014-2015 Honorable Mention with the Fresh Voices Competition in the Drama Category for the screenplay "A Thorn".  Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/18/2015
Maria Hinterkoerner - Semifinalist Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship Semifinalist Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship 2015 with Comedies "Zero Ways of Finding My Body" and "Cherry Blossom Juniper"
Posted on: 04/16/2015 CONNECT Member
KT Parker places 2nd in Euroscript's 2015 Screenwriting Competition

The annual Euroscript Screenwriting Competition was launched in 1994 under the auspices of the European Union’s Media II programme as part and parcel of Euroscript's vision to improve the quality of screenplays available for production. This is NOT a UK-centred competition - stories can be set anywhere in the universe and entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. KT Parker placed third in the contest in 2013 and is delighted to have come second this year. 

Posted on: 05/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Allen Russel and Lynda Lemberg Win NEW MEDIA F.F. The new media Film Festival was held on June 9-10, this week at a state of the art complex owned by Mark Cuban, The Landmark Theater, located on W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. GRACE won the award for Best Screenpay. Jeffrey Allen Russel was in attendance to receive the award.
Posted on: 06/12/2015 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Receives Recognition From Multiple Top Contests

Phillip E. Hardy's The Man Who Bore the Myth, an offbeat biopic about literary sacred cow J.D. Salinger continues to do well on the contest circuit, after moving into the semi-final round of the Stage 32 Happy Writer's Feature Script Contest. This is the eighth honor is less than a year for this script.

 

The 2015 Fantasmagorical Comic Con Film Festival has also chosen both Hardy's sci-fi adventure Gaze Towards Infinity and his horror story The Immortal Jack the Ripper as an Official Selection. This is the first honor for "Gaze Towards Infinity". Jack the Ripper has been a finalist at several other festivals and contests. 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Austin Indie Flix Showcase, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/09/2015 CONNECT Member
TIM DAVIS WINNER IN HOLLYWOOD AND CHICAGO Tim Davis' Drama Pilot "Finnegan's The One That Got Away" came in First Place in the TV Drama Category of The Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2014 as well as the TV Drama Category of The Chicago Screenplay Contest, also in 2014. Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/07/2015 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 17TH SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

The script, based on a true story of women pilots in WW2, picked up its 17th win at the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE).

 

Steven is in discussions with a Hollywood studio for an option agreement with the help of the ISA Development Program.

 

This takes his results for his five screenplays to 25 wins, 9 second places, and 95 other official selections. 

Posted on: 07/04/2015
Jeffrey Russel and Lynda Lemberg Celebrate their 35th WIN

Jeffrey Allen Russel and co-author Lynda Lemberg have WON their 35th BEST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. Most recently, their script GRACIE has on the VOB Film Festival (Village of Brewster, NY 07-2015), the New Media Film Festival (Los Angeles, 06-2015), the Special Marquee Away at the American Movie Awards (04-2015), and the Gold Remi Award for Historical/Period Piece at WorldFest (Houston Int'l - 04-2015).

Tags: American Movie Awards, Courier Screenwriting Awards, New Media Scripts
Posted on: 07/16/2015 CONNECT Member
Nicholl Success With a Dash of Consultant High Regard

Kent Williams' period World War II drama, "Again, Spring" made the 2015 Nicholl quarterfinals, one of 375 out of 7,400.  Equally exciting is that Andrew Hilton a.k.a the Screenplay Mechanic included it in his "Lugnut List" of the ten best screenplays he covered in 2014 (Drew is a politely brutal, highly-regarded script consultant).   

Posted on: 07/22/2015 CONNECT Member
Hahn's OASIS - Best Horror Scrip Table Read My Screenplay - Hollywood 2015 OASIS is a horror story played out in the Libyan Sahara. It is largely 2 locations with an ensemble cast. It has been likened to Moby Dick in the desert and lends itself to being the first movie in a series franschise.  Dinosaurs have nothing on this ancient leviathan.   Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/23/2015
THE NIGHT WITCHES RECEIVES ITS 52ND OFFICIAL SELECTION

The script, based on a true story of women pilots in WW2, picked up an official selection at the Colorado IFF and and honorable mention at Colortape IFF.

 

Steven is in discussions with a Hollywood studio for an option agreement with the help of the ISA Development Program.

 

This takes his results for this screenplay to 52 official selections, including 17 wins and 4 second places.

Posted on: 07/23/2015
Phillip E. Hardy finalist at Happy Writers Feature Film Contest Phillip E. Hardy's The Man Who Bore the Myth, his offbeat biopic screenplay about literary sacred cow JD Salinger has been chosen as finalist at the Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest. This in the ninth time this script has been recoginized by a competition. This month, Phillip has also placed for the second consecutive year at the Austin Revolution Film Festival (formerly Austin Indie Flix), for his historical epic Four Negro Girls In A Church about the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in 1963. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Austin Indie Flix Showcase, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/22/2015 CONNECT Member
MICHELLE DANIEL'S PILOT A WINNER AT TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY (Hollywood) Michelle Daniel's hour-long pilot DOWNBEAT GANGSTERS won best overall drama at the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay (Hollywood) screenplay contest. A second pilot DREAMWALKERS received special distinction. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/04/2015
MICHELLE DANIEL MAKES TOP 20 FOR SCRIPT PIPELINE Michelle Daniel's THE GREY WOLF was selected among the top 20 of over 3500 entires in Script Pipeline's feature screenwriting competition.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/04/2015
Phillip E. Hardy Named as Quarterfinalist at Happy Writers

Phillip E. Hardy's off beat J.D. Salinger biopic The Man Who Bore the Myth has been selected as a quarterfinalist for the Happy Writers Feature Script Contest. This is the seventh honor received by Phillip in 2015, as well as the seventh time this screenplay has been recognized by a screenplay competition. This screenplay took Finalist honors earlier this year at The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest and The Hill Country Film Festival.

 

 

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 06/17/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY Is A 2015 Script Pipeline Quarterfinalist "Play Dirty", the dark comedy Jeff York wrote about a junior high nerd in 1977 who hires ex-president Richard Nixon to help her win her band's presidency at school, has just been named a quarterfinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest. Last year, "Play Dirty" was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, as well as a semifinalist in the Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest and the Screencraft comedy screenwriting contest. This year, "Play Dirty" and Jeff York won third place in the Emerging Screenwriters contest. Jeff and his script are currently under consideration at two production companies, and being featured within The ISA Development Program. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/17/2015 CONNECT Member
Michelle Daniel Wins StoryPros and Barcelona Int'l Film Fest

THE GREY WOLF by Michelle Daniel has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 8th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest. And to top it off with an even bigger cherry, Daniel's feature screenplay, DREAMWALKERS, was named The Grand Jury Prize Winner at the Barcelona International Film Festival.

Tags: Barcelona International Film Festival, StoryPros Awards, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/17/2015
RUSSEL and LEMBERG AWARDED SECOND PLACE at CAYFILM on GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND

The panel of eleven judges thought the battle for top spot in the Screenplay category was so tight they decided to split it into First, Second and Third. I'm honourd to announce that GRACE won SECOND PLACE. Paul Schrader, recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting Award presented the award to Lynda and Jeffrey at the festival. Emmy Award-winner, Mr. Brian Cox was also a presenter.

Posted on: 06/23/2015 CONNECT Member
MICHELLE DANIEL MAKES SEMIFINALS IN SCRIPT PIPELINE FEATURE COMPETITION Michelle Daniel's THE GREY WOLF was named a semifinalist (Top 55 out of 3500+ entries) in the recent Script Pipeline Feature contest. Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/24/2015
HITLER'S ASTROLOGER & TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD FINAL TOGETHER AGAIN The 24 years of research by David Bryant Perkins to record the never before revealed influence of astrology & the occult inside Nazi Germany during WWII has paid off as a novel and now adapted screenplay as a selected offical finalist in the Alaska International Film Awards along with his TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD, the timely action/adventure script written in a month giving us all an inside peep into ISIS and their working relationship with several institutions & governments who claim to be trying to fight this terror group. Tags: Alaska International Film Awards
Posted on: 07/02/2015
TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD finals at PEACHTREE VILLAGE FILM FESTIVAL The timely ISIS thriller by David Bryant Perkins where several governments & corporations are all after a pre-Christian archeological 'find' was named a finalist in Atlanta, Georgia at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival 2015  which takes place September 14th through the 20th of this year. Tags: Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/29/2015
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY advances to 2015 Script Pipeline semifinals Jeff York's dark comedy about a junior high nerd who hires ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win her school's band presidency in 1977 continues its success in screenwriting contests. It has just been named a semifinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest. That puts it in the top 3% of the 3,5000 + scripts submitted worldwide to this year's competition. PLAY DIRTY also took 3rd place at this year's Emerging Screenwriters contest, and it figured in the finals of the 2014 Final Draft Big Break contest, the 2014 Screencraft comedy screenplay contest, and the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay contest too.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/25/2015 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
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
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
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
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
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 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
"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
Screenwriter Sarah Horwell's script long listed for WriterSlam UK 2015 for TV Pilot Comedy Series! Tags: WriterSlam UK
Posted on: 06/21/2016
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
'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
'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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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Posted on: 05/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Twice Named Official Finalist in Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Zach Jansen's comedy feature Bake Sale and Western feature The Education of Tobias Smith were both named as Official Finalists in the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest in the comedy and historical categories, respectively. Tags: Las Vegas Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/05/2015 CONNECT Member
Peter Wisan's "Strings" Semi-Finalist in Competition

The dystopian feature, STRINGS, placed as a Semifinalist in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Amidst heavy competition, STRINGS was one of only eight Semifinalists in the Action/Adventure - Feature category.

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/01/2015
Peter Devonald scripted Short Film 'Picture Perfect' wins major awards

'Picture Perfect', a 30 minute short film Peter Devonald co-wrote with Kevin Scrantz, has won a series of major awards and is having a wonderful festival run which includes Best Film 4th Peleponnesian Corinthian "Bridges" CINE@ART 2013, Best Short Film Cyprus International Film Festival 2013, Best Film: Mestre Film Festival - Venice Event Academy 2013 and Best Director award Kharkov Lilac Film Festival 2013.

 

This April it has its American premiere and is nominated for a Remi at the 47th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival's Best Short Film Award 2014. It is also nominated for the London Independent Film Festival's Best Short Film Award, also April 2014.

Tags: London Film Awards, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/30/2014 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Has Original Screenplay Optioned

Zach Jansen's original feature-length screenplay How We Really Won the Space Race has been optioned by Royer Films whose current feature film AIR will premiere later this year.

This is Zach's second optioned script, following his untitled thriller that was found through the ISA Writing Gigs page.

Posted on: 03/14/2014 CONNECT Member
Serita Deborah Stevens New Work Book For Writers New book, The Ultimate Writer's Workbook for books and script, will be available from Motivational Press in April.  This is based on my years teaching at USC and UCLA, as well as other schools.  Tags: Motivational Press
Posted on: 03/10/2014
Peter Wisan placed as a semi-finalist in Table Read My Screenplay Peter Wisan's screenplay, Strings, placed in the semi-final category for the Sixth Annual Table Read My Screenplay Contest. This script is about an aged music teacher and a violin prodigy finding beauty in a  dystopia. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 02/21/2014
Mary Goldman--TOP SIX Reelheart International Screenplay Competition

Mary Goldman's "Changeology" came in the top 6 of the 2014 ReelHeart International Film Fest's screenplay competition. Humorously interweaving the themes of faith, family and prejudice, "Changeology" follows one family's struggle to accept change.

 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Finalist for 2014 Screenplay Contest This week the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg Texas announced that Phillip E. Hardy is a finalist for their screenplay contest for his screenplay about Michael Rockefeller called A Whole Life, A Head. The winner of the screenplay contest will be announced at the HCFF awards ceremony on May 3, 2014. Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 04/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's, The Snakeman wins "Award of Excellence" The Snakeman by Jeff Ryback has been awarded an "Award of Excellence" (1 of 3) at the NYLA International Film Festival on April 24, 2014. The Snakeman has now won over ten awards at various International Film festivals. Tags: NYLA Film Festival
Posted on: 04/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Dan Healy - Finalist in Multiple Contests Gabriel's Bones was a finalist in the Screenplay Search and New Hope Film Festival screenplay contests, and a semi-finalist in the Scriptapolooza screenplay contest. Tags: New Hope Film Festival Script Competition, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 04/18/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY (Drama) Los Angeles Film & Script Fest Jeff Ryback's screenplay The Mountain of the Moon, a drama script with a strong female lead, has won the Best Screenplay Award (drama) at the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival. This comes on the heels of his screenplay The Snakeman, being chosen as a finalist at the Gasparilla Film Festival, and his script The Plumber, chosen as a finalist at the Charleston International Film Festival (now in progress) with high hopes of winning. Tags: Los Angeles Film
Posted on: 04/09/2014 CONNECT Member
Magi Hart - Finalist in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

2013 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Finalist    TV CONCEPT/TREATMENT  -  THE APARTMENT

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy "Official Selection" at Richmond International Film Fest

Phillp E. Hardy's Within These Walls, the Angela Davis Story is an "Official Selection" at the 2013 Richmond International Film Festival and will be competing for the Grand Jury Award on March 2, 2014.

 

 

Posted on: 02/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Rachel Long & Brian Pittman's THE CIVILIAN script named to The Blacklist

Rachel Long & Brian Pittman's THE CIVILIAN, recently acquired by Millennium, was named to The Blacklist 2013 (#18). The husband and wife writing team's latest script was also named to The Hit List. 

 

Posted on: 01/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Dawn Davis Optioned Warren Fast's Short Supernatural Thriller

One year ago, Dawn Davis bought the rights to Warren Fast's short supernatural thriller, Harmony. The film went into production in November and will be completed in time to start the film festival submission process in February. The film co-stars Dawn Davis (Dead Souls) and Chris Kerson (Cost of a Soul, Another Zero in the System) and is directed by HBO/Sundance Fellow, Logan Kibens. Agnes Films will be publishing an article and review about the film in early February.

Posted on: 01/16/2014
Michael Sieve Has Won 23 Film Writing Awards in the Past Year 23 Film Writing Awards this past year including top honors at the Los Angeles Movie Awards and the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, Best Feature Script at the WildSound Film Festival in Toronto. Also, Best Script at California International Shorts Film Festival and San Jose International Film Festival. Top 5 Best Screenplay at Nevada International Film Festival. Official Selection at Beverly Hills Film Festival, Sacramento International Film Festival, Shoreline Scripts, Writer's on the Storm Script Competition, Skyfest Film Festival and Action on Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 01/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Shoshana Rosenbaum Successfully Crowdfunding Short Film She Wrote

After being the only female finalist with her script "The Goblin Baby", at the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Shoshana Rosenbaum moved into pre-production on her first film as writer/director/producer. The project is 126% funded on Indiegogo and is up for Indie Reign's Project of the Week.

Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/22/2014 CONNECT Member
FIEND is a semi-finalist in the ScreenCraft thriller screenplay contest

Jeff York's script "Fiend" was just announced as one of the 50 top semi-finalists in the ScreenCraft thriller screenwriting contest on Friday, January 24th. This is the sixth contest it's been a finalist in over the last 2 1/2 years. "Fiend" is a historical faction story about Robert Louis Stevenson and the origins of his most famous work "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde". 

Posted on: 01/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Gold Medal Winner at Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Phillip E. Hardy's screenplay Once Upon A Time In LA has won the gold medal for best thriller at the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.

 

Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 02/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Named ScreenCraft Fellowship Semi-Finalist

On the strength of his screenplay The Incredible Frog Boy Is On the Loose Again!, Zach Jansen was named a Top 10% semi-finalist in the first annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.

Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 02/04/2014 CONNECT Member
Carson Turell Nominated for Best Writer Shockfest Film Festival (2014) Carson was Nominated for Best Writer for the film Crazy Town starring Sean Young, Michael Monks and Kyla Druckman. The festival is held in Los Angeles, CA. Tags: Tartfuel Entertainment
Posted on: 01/28/2014
STEVEN PROWSE'S THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS TWO SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS

The Night Witches, a true WW2 story based on women pilots has won Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood as well as Best Action / Adventure Screenplay at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival.

 These two wins, along with an Award Of Merit at the Women's Independent Film Festival takes the total number of placings / official selections to twelve in just six months.

Tags: Los Angeles Film
Posted on: 04/26/2014
Randall C Willis named Winner at Nashville Film Festival 2014

On April 25, Randall C Willis's screenplay Tank's was named Best Animated Feature at the Nashville Film Festival's inaugural screenwriting competition. The competition received more than 1,500 screenplays for features, shorts and television.

Previously, Tank's had been a Second Rounder at the 2013 Austin Film Festival and Quarterfinalist at Scriptapalooza 2012.

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/29/2014 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE BAGS TWO OF THE TOP THREE SPOTS AT REALHEART

The Concert and The Night Witches have secured two of the top three spots at the ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto.  As a result, both screenplays will get a full cast-to-type live read in front of an audience next week (Wed and Fri).  It will be interesting to here what the sounds in his head actually sound like.  Awards ceremony on Saturday.

 

The Night Wiches has also secured an Official Nomination (and a live read of Act 1) at the Female Eye Film Festival, also in Toronto, a week before. 

 

 

 

 

Tags: ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/18/2014
MIKE BOSS - Magic Elevator options SECOND script from Mike Boss After optioning A TASTE OF FREEDOM from Mike Boss, Berenika Bailey with Magic Elevator read another script written by Mike and instantly optioned THE LITTLE GIANT as well. Tags: Magic Elevator
Posted on: 06/12/2014
Mike Boss - Magic Elevator options "A TASTE OF FREEDOM" Berenika Bailey with Magic Elevator loved A TASTE OF FREEDOM and optioned it from Mike Boss.  BB: "Mike writes with so much heart and soul and his stories are meaningful and carry broader messages." - Magic Elevator has produced over a dozen feature films. Tags: Magic Elevator
Posted on: 06/12/2014
JEFF RYBACK's "The Plumber" wins Best Script at LA Int'l Underground fest. Jeff Ryback's controversial screenplay, The Plumber, a thriller has been selected as the best screenplay at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. Tags: Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival
Posted on: 06/10/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's TEACHER-MARINE wins Best Screenplay at IIFA Jeff Ryback's screenplay, THE TEACHER-MARINE has won the best screenplay award at the "International Independent Film Awards" fest. In the same week his screenplay, THE MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON was named as 1 of 10 Finalists at the FilmQuest International Film Festival, and his screenplay, FREEDOM ONE won an "Award of Merit" at the Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood. Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 06/19/2014 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE WON AT THE 12TH FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL

...and in doing so became the first male screenwriter to achieve this.  The Night Witches tells the true WW2 story of a group of female pilots.  It is the third win for this screenplay.

 

Steven is looking for representation.

Tags: Female Eye Film Festival
Posted on: 06/23/2014
STEVEN PROWSE'S THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS TWO WEEKS IN A ROW

Not content with winning Best Screenplay at the Female Eye Film Festival last week, his true WW2 story about women pilots has gone on to scoop Best Screenplay at the ReelHeART International Film Festival.  That's four wins now for TNW.  A fully-rehearsed cast-to-type table read was given.

 

Not content with that, TNW has also been named an Official Selection this week at the Woods Hole Film Festival this year.

Tags: ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 07/03/2014
Jeff York's FIEND a quarterfinalist in 2014 ScreamFest screenplay contest Jeff York's thriller FIEND has been named a finalist in its fifth screenwriting contest. It previously won Best Thriller at the Table Read My Screenplay contest at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. And it was also a top 20 finalist in the Script Pipeline screenwriting contest in 2011, a top 10 finalist in the 2012 Flatshoe Great American Screenplay contest. as well as a top finalist in the 2013 Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest and the 2013 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Screamfest Horror Film Fest / Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/02/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's The Scoundrels Club named a Script Pipeline top 20 script -2014 Jeff York's action adventure script that won the Grand Prize at the Table Read My Screenplay contest at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 has just been named one of the top finalists in the 2014 Script Pipeline screenwriting competition. There were over 3500 entries and The Scoundrels Club placed in the upper 1%. The winners will be announced in early August at the Script Pipeline Open Door Pitchfest in Los Angeles.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 07/02/2014 CONNECT Member
Carlos Gutierrez // Featured in Variety

Carlos Gutierrez's script BLACK AND BLUE placed third in the Fade In Awards' THRILLER category and subsequently was featured in Variety.  

Tags: Fade In Awards
Posted on: 05/27/2014 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE HITS 100 PLACINGS IN 18 MONTHS

The Night Witches, a true WW2 action script based on women pilots, has been Officially Selected at the Female Eye Film Festival (June, Toronto), and Act 1 will get a table read at the event as a result.

 This takes the number of placings Steven has received for his five screenplays to one hundred in eighteen months, including:

7 wins

39 Official Selections

12 Honorable mentions / Awards of merit.

Tags: Female Eye Film Festival
Posted on: 05/21/2014
STEVEN PROWSE'S THE CONCERT WINS ITS THIRD SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Los Angeles seems to love The Concert.  In the last two months it has scooped Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood and at the The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival. Today it repeated its success at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival.

Synopsis - A group of kids try to prove their grandfathers' innocence of the largest theft of artwork in history.

This is a family movie that focuses on family bonds and friendship and the sacrifices people are willing to make to preserve and protect them.  The story is inspired by true events - the theft of USD 500m of artwork from the Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990 which remains unrecovered to this day. One painting alone, Vermeer's The Concert, is currently worth over USD 200m.

Tags: Los Angeles Film
Posted on: 05/07/2014
PETER DEVONALD SCRIPTED SHORT FILM 'PICTURE PERFECT' WINS GOLD REMI AWARD Picture Perfect, a 30 minute short film Peter Devonald co-wrote with Kevin Scrantz, won a Gold Remi at the 47th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival's for Best Dramatic Original Short Film 2014.

The film was directed by Irina Izmestieva. Producer Rebecca Knapp (Popcorn, Frozen). DOP Philip Robertson. Original Music Christoffer Sandberg. Cast includes: John Carson (Doomsday, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter), Tina Gray (The Decoy Bride), Dina Korzun (Last Resort, Cold Souls), Sidney Kean (The Fear, Fakers) and Ivor (The dog).

The film has won a series of major awards and is having a wonderful festival run which includes Best Film 4th Peleponnesian Corinthian "Bridges" CINE@ART 2013, Best Short Film Cyprus International Film Festival 2013, Best Film: Mestre Film Festival - Venice Event Academy 2013 and Best Director award Kharkov Lilac Film Festival 2013.

Tags: Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's "The Snakeman" and "The Wind Riders" both finalists... Two of Jeff Ryback's feature screenplays, The Snakeman (Action/ Adventure) and The Wind Riders(Epic Historical love story about the Tibetan-Chinese war), have been chosen as finalists (2 of 9) at the Amsterdam International Film Festival (screenplay competition) in the Netherlands. Tags: Amsterdam International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/01/2014 CONNECT Member
JEFF RYBACK GRAND PRIZE WINNER AT SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Jeff Ryback's screenplay, The Wind Riders, has won the Grand Prize for Best Screenplay at the Sacramento International Film Festival. "...Riders" is an action/ adventure film and love story, based on the Tibetan-Chinese war. Judges included Lew Hunter, screenplay guru and former UCLA screenplay instructor emeritus. Tags: Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/09/2014 CONNECT Member
Mike Boss - ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest -- Semi-Finalist THE LITTLE GIANT is a fun Sci-Fi about a bullied boy who dreams of being a suoerhero and ends up battling robots in a miniature world. Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 05/15/2014
Mike Boss - ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest Semi-Finalist The screenplay A TASTE OF FREEDOM, which is about a boy who wants to rescue an abused circus elephant, again ranked high in a screenplay contest. Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 05/15/2014
Mike Boss - CineStory Screenwriting Contest - Quarter Finalist The screenplay A TASTE OF FREEDOM, which is about a boy who wants to rescue an abused circus elephant, consistently ranks high in screenplay contests of all kinds.  Semi-Finalists will be announced June 11th.  Someone should make it already!  :-D Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/15/2014
HITCHCOCK BLONDE by Jeff York makes Austin Table Read My Screenplay finals Two of Jeff York's scripts just were announced as finalists in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay contest which will be part of the Austin Film Festival this year. His psychological thriller THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN and his black comedy HITCHCOCK BLONDE both made the finals. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks. 
Posted on: 01/11/2014 CONNECT Member
FIEND by Jeff York is a Screencraft screenwriting contest quarterfinalist! Screencraft just announced its quarter-finalists in their big thriller screenwriting contest and Jeff York's script FIEND is one of them. This is now the seventh screenwriting contest 'finals' that FIEND has figured in. It was previously a Top 10 finisher in both the Script Pipeline contest in 2010 and the Flatshoe contest in 2011. And it won Best Thriller at the Table Read My Screenplay contest held at Sundance in 2012. 
Posted on: 01/11/2014 CONNECT Member
New Writer, Bela Wolf, Official Selection in 17 festivals, multiple awards

Bela Wolf's screenplay "She Was Left Alone", based on the novella SHE WAS LEFT ALONE By Bela Wolf, has been in 17 festivals, placing top honors in many. This is Bela's first screenplay and she is gaining a lot of attention with it.

Festivals and awards include 2013 Harlem Int'l Film Festival Best Short Screenplay Award, 2013 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood Screenplay Award of Merit, 2013 LifeFest International Film Festival Best Screenplay Honors, 2013  Atlanta Peachtree Village International Film Festival Screenplay Finalist, 2013 The Writers Place Screenplay Competition Finalist, 2013 Oaxaca Film Fest Screenplay Official Selection, 2013 Columbia Gorge Int'l Film Festival Screenplay Official Selection, 2013 Nextv Entertainment Pitch and Writing Competition QF, 2013 Awareness Film Festival Screenplay Top 10 Finalist, 2013 New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Semi-Finalist, 2013 Evolution International Film Festival Hollywood Best Screenplay Award -Hollywood Best Screenplay will be voted for in Spain and  Dubai 2014, 2013 Burbank Int'l Film Festival Screenplay Nominee, 2013 Creative World Awards Semi Finalist, 2013 KIDSFIRST! Jury Endorsement Award, 2013 Urban Media Film Festival Official Selection, second round Finalist in the 2013 WriteRoom Screenplay Competition, 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Honorable Mention.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/30/2013
Pat Silver-Lasky's erotic thriller, selling internationally. My erotic thriller, Ride The Tiger is now selling well internationally. It would make a great film.
Posted on: 08/29/2013
Duke University Library accepts Jean Yeager's film / video archive

In 2012, the Duke University Rubenstein Library Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections accepted Yeager's collection of original scripts for corporate presentations, executive speeches, audio-video, sales films and corporate "theatre" presentations as well as radio and television commercials, print ads, sales collateral and other materials documenting the career of Jean W. Yeager as part of Duke's Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History.

Posted on: 08/14/2013
Andrew Garrett's "A Whisker Past Midnight" - Finalist, ThrillSpy FF

Andrew Garrett's animated feature screenplay "A Whisker Past Midnight" was a finalist in the 2nd Annual ThrillSpy Thriller & Spy Film Festival.

"A Whisker Past Midnight" is a gritty, paranoid thriller with barbed wire wrapped firmly around its funny-bone.  

Posted on: 07/29/2013
Jeff York's thriller FIEND makes finals @ Creative World Awards contest Jeff York's thriller "Fiend" has made it into the final round of the 2013 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. It is a top contender in the thriller/fantasy/horror category. Jeff's action/adventure script "The Scoundrels Club" was a semifinalist in the contest this year. The top winners of CWA will be announced in the coming weeks. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/05/2013 CONNECT Member
THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN by Jeff York makes Austin Table Read finals Two of Jeff York's scripts just were announced as finalists in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay contest which will be part of the Austin Film Festival this year. His psychological thriller THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN and his black comedy HITCHCOCK BLONDE both made the finals. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 09/11/2013 CONNECT Member
Multiple Contest Wins - 5 scripts

THE TREASURE GALLEONS:

LA Lift-Off Film Festival - WINNER

Back-in-the-Box - WINNER

WeScreenplay - Finalist

Tableread My Screenplay - Semi-Finalist

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly - Semi-Finalist

Creative World Awards - Prelim Finalist

Liverpool Lift-Off FF - Top Four Finalist

Beverly Hills FF - Official Selection

Madrid Int'l FF - Official Selection 

Undisclosed - Official Selection - tba October 

 

EVANGELINA:

StoryPros Int'l - GRAND PRIZE

Extreme Screenplay - Finalist 

Fresh Voices - Semi-Finalist - best thriller

Fresh Voices - Semi-Finalist - best female lead

ScriptXpert - Eyestorm Productions - Top 4 thriller 

Open Curtain - Top 4

Filmmakers Int'l - 3rd Place

Table Read My Screenplay - Top 100

Bare Bones Int'l - Top 15

 

SHROUD OF MYSTERY:

StoryPros Int'l - Finalist

Filmmakers Int'l - Quarter Finalist

Long Island Int'l - Top 10

 

A PIRATE'S CHOICE:

IWR Rendezvous - WINNER

Hill Country FF - Finalist  

 

THE KLEPTO & THE MANIAC:

NYC Midnight Challenge - Hon. Mention

Tags: StoryPros International Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/20/2013 CONNECT Member
Narrative Documentary Script by Jordan Trippeer Produced by Vanessa Pantley

The narrative documentary script for Painting Anna is being produced. Painting Anna seeks to answer the question, 'Can encouraging passion make the world -- and our lives -- richer?" The documentary incorporates interviews with CEOS, generations of glass-blowers and cultural sociologists.

 

Posted on: 09/13/2013 CONNECT Member
Jordan Trippeer's Paranormal Short Produced by James Franco As part of James Franco's Labyrinths project, Jordan Trippeer wrote a 10-page short titled, "The Sweet Taste of Redemption," which was produced in February 2013 by James Franco and USC, and directed by Tarek Tohme.  Starring Flavor Flav and Gary Bairos, the story follows Ray, an alcoholic who blames himself for the drowning death of his child.
Posted on: 09/13/2013 CONNECT Member
INCURABLE by Jeff York named a Screencraft horror contest quarter-finalist Jeff's horror script "Incurable", available to read here on ISA, has been named a quarter finalist in the 2013 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest. "Incurable" was Jeff York's very first script ever written and received Script magazine's only recommend rating out of the over 1000 spec scripts they evaluated in 2009. (The semi-finalists of the ScreamCraft contest will be announced in a few weeks, and then the winner will be chosen shortly after that.) Tags: 2014 Horror Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/29/2013 CONNECT Member
Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett's "Only In America" - Oaxaca Film Fest

Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett's feature screenplay "Only In America" is an official selection of the 2013 Oaxaca Film Fest!
Based on Arty Finkelstein's own struggles, "Only In America" is a slice of (a very frantic and endangered) life in the 1960s

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Posted on: 07/28/2013
Beverly Gandara wins the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills Film Fest.

The Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Award went to Beverly Gandara for “Rent Money.” The first runner-up award went to Michael Buchanan for "Confederate Son."  The second runner-up award went toRockin’ Reverend Script,” written by Scot Michael Walker.

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 06/15/2013
Stephen Potts wins Angel Award for Best Adaptation at Monaco Film Festival UK based screenwriter Stephen Potts won the Angel Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Monaco Film Festival in December 2012, for his family adventure feature COMPASS MURPHY, adapted from his own successful novel of the same name.
Posted on: 05/04/2013 CONNECT Member
THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB by Jeff York wins Table Read's Grand Prize @ Sundance

Jeff York was invited to Sundance as guest of honor for winning Grand Prize for his screenplay, "The Scoundrels Club", for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival "Table Read My Screenplay" contest. His script was chosen from over 1000+ entries. The Western script also won Best Action/Adventure category in the contest. It is already under consideration at 11 production companies because of the Sundance experience. Last year, Jeff’s script, "Fiend", won Best Thriller at Sundance.  "Fiend" also was a top 10 finalist in the 2011 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest, as well as the 2012 Flatshoe screenwriting contest. Overall, the six feature film scripts he’s written have been finalists in 16 contests and counting. He's been writing since 2009.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 04/17/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff York interviewed by International Screenwriters Association Screenwriter Jeff York was interviewed by the International Screenwriters Association during a teleseminar on Saturday, June 29. "Machete" screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez conducted the interview with Jeff and discussed his Grand Prize victory at the Table Read My Screenplay contest at Sundance in 2013, as well as what process went into writing "The Scoundrels Club", his award-winning western. The Table Read top prize helped Jeff's script get requested for reading by over a dozen producers and it sparked interest in his work by agents at United Talent Agency (UTA) in Hollywood.   Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/10/2013 CONNECT Member
Award winning film and television writer, Paul W. Cooper

I've been awarded 3 Emmys (5 nominations), the Humanitas Prize (2 nominations) and 1 Writers Guild Award with 4 nominations.  The Western Writers of America honored me with their Spur Award and my movie won Best Picture at a number of prestigious film festivals.  My most current projects include a movie for Showtime, produced and directed by Salma Hayek which won 5 Emmy nominations.  I wrote a movie for the Hallmark Channel that was the 3rd highest rated Hallmark Channel film of all time and spawned two sequels.  The Disney Channel bought and produced one of my scripts and The Animal Planet produced another.  Did I mention I taught Writing for Film and Television at Pepperdine University?

 

 

Posted on: 07/18/2013 CONNECT Member
Andrew Garrett's "Local Sugar" screenplay finalist, New Media Film Festival Andrew Garrett's animated feature screenplay "Local Sugar" was a finalist in New Media Scripts at the 4th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Set on the Louisiana bayou, "Local Sugar" is a loose and lively retelling of the classic folk song "Froggy Went A' Courtin'"--but this frog's no prince, and the bride is already spoken for!
Posted on: 07/28/2013
LOCAL SUGAR, Andrew Garrett--Two awards, 2012 Love Unlimited Film Festival! In 2012, on a rainy afternoon in Venice--California, not the other one--Andrew Garrett had the pleasure of reading a section from his Louisiana fable, "Local Sugar", to a room of fellow writers and film lovers.
The "Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition" was true to its name--a positive and dedicated bunch (they had to be, with the weather), coming together to celebrate stories with a focus on relationships and lifting each other up.
"Local Sugar" was blessed with two awards in the festival -- "Best of Fest Award in Scripts (Animated Category)", and "People’s Choice Award in Scripts (Animated Category)".
Posted on: 07/26/2013
LOCAL SUGAR / Andrew Garrett / 1st Place Family-Teen-Animation / StoryPros

Andrew Garrett's Louisiana fable "Local Sugar" took 1st Place in the Family/Teen/Animation category of the 6th Annual StoryPros Awards screenwriting contest!


In "Local Sugar", mouse mayor Mary Lou, and her beau Sly Snake, fight back when slimy frog land baron Rowley threatens to wreck their little bayou town of Sugarville--and their wedding.

Posted on: 07/26/2013
Jeff Ryback's The Snakeman Won Several Awards, Finalist in 8 Festivals

"The Snakeman" began the year by winning the Los Angeles International Film & Script festival's best action/ adventure script award followed by an "Award of Merit," from the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. This was followed by an "Honorable Mention" award from the Los Angeles Movie Awards competition. It won "Most Ambitious Screenplay" Award - Action on Film International Film Festival (AOF), was 1 of 6 nominees for the "Arthur Feldman Award for Excellence in Dramatic Writing" at AOF. "The Snakeman" has been a finalist in 8 festivals since April of 2013.

 

 

Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback Writing for Hire job - Jean Claude van Damme Production

Presently I am in Bangkok finishing up a "write for hire" screenplay for Location Thailand, LTD. on a Jean Claude van Damme production. I am also in discussions to write a screenplay biopic on an Australian Vietnam War hero.

 

Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Thomas Mazzola's THE SPIRIT WIND - Semi-Finalist in Page Awards

Thomas Mazzola’s original screenplay THE SPIRIT WIND, a family film about ambigious loss, was a semi-finalist in the Page International Screenplay Contest of 2013. Page Awards director Jennifer Berg wrote, Congrats once again on making it into the Semi-Final Round of competition this year! You faced some fierce competition, so that's a real achievement, and speaks very well for your beautiful screenplay THE SPIRIT WIND. Best of luck in this Semi-Final Round!! Sincerely yours, Jen.” (Jennifer Berg – Director of Page International Awards)

 

 

 

Posted on: 11/22/2013
Lucky Penny selects Jean Yeager's "How Santa Claus Came to Zone W.A.R." Jean Yeager's short play, How Santa Claus Came To Zone Wiskey Alpha Romeo will be produced by Lucky Penny Playhouse and Napa Valley Theater in Napa, CA as part of their "8X10 Christmas" offering.
Posted on: 11/04/2013
Jeff Ryback's screenplay, The Plumber, 3rd place Downbeach International Jeff Ryback's feature screenplay, The Plumber, was selected as a 3rd place winner at the Downbeach International Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ . The Plumber has won several other screenplay awards.
Posted on: 10/29/2013 CONNECT Member
Thomas Mazzola's screenplay made Quarter Finals of CWA

THE SPIRIT WIND, a family adventure/drama about ambiguous loss, made the quarter finals of THE CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/22/2013
Millennium Buys "The Civilian" Script by Rachel Long & Brian Pittman As reported in Deadline Hollywood, Millennium Films acquired The Civilian by writing team Rachel Long and Brian Pittman. "The company hopes this will give it another franchise, this one in the vein of The Bourne Identity. It was bought in a competitive situation and will be fast tracked into production. In The Civilian, an American doctor has his identity stolen by a covert operative. The only way he can clear his name is to assume the dangerous mission of the spy who stole it. Millennium president Mark Gill is producing. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Christine Crow are Executive Producers. The scribes are repped by UTA, attorney Ryan Pastorek and manager Scott Carr."
Posted on: 11/27/2013 CONNECT Member
THE LOVE SEAT by Jeff York figures in Table Read's Sundance contest Jeff York's award-winning romantic comedy THE LOVE SEAT (one of Script magazine's four best spec scripts winner in 2010) was an honorable mention finalist in the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay contest being held at The Sundance Film Festival this year.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/11/2014 CONNECT Member
Stephen Potts wins screenplay awards at Monaco Film Festival.

My screenplay adapting Jessica Francis Kane's novel THE REPORT for London's ItchyFish Films picked up two screenwriting awards at the 2013 Monaco Film Festival - Best Historical Drama and Best Adaptation.

 

It's now being looked at by a major production company and a UK TV network.

 

My only regret - Air Traffic Control meltdown meant I couldn't actually get to Monaco for the ceremony!

Posted on: 12/18/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's thriller FIEND was a finalist in the Big Break contest "Fiend", Jeff York's script about Robert Louis Stevenson was a the top 10 finalist in the thriller/horror category of Final Draft's Big Break Contest in 2013. The category had the most entries of any this year. 
Posted on: 12/04/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's FIEND a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break contest Jeff's thriller FIEND, a historical 'faction' tale about Robert Louis Stevenson, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2013 Big Break screenwriting contest sponsored by Final Draft. It's one of the biggest screenplay competitions in the nation, and the contest's finalists will be announced in November.  Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/25/2013 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Screenplay a Top 100 Finalist

Zach Jansen's original screenplay The Incredible Frog Boy Is On the Loose Again! was named a Top 100 Finalist in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest.

Posted on: 10/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's success with Tank's in Scriptapalooza 2012 Randall C Willis's animated family feature Tank's was announced as Quarterfinalist in the Scriptapalooza 2012 screenplay competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's Second Rounder status at Austin Film Festival 2013

Randall C Willis' animated screenplay Tank's was selected as a Second Rounder at the 2013 Austin Film Festival screenplay competition, placing it within the top 10% of the approximately 8600 entrants in the screen- and teleplay competition.

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Lincoln's Timeless Love by Millie Raphael in Top 100 Emerging Screenwriters Lincoln's Timeless Love combines the most compelling elements of Young Mister Lincoln and Somewhere in Time.
The screenplay is based on the story of young Abraham Lincoln and the love of his life: Ann Rutledge.  It is told through the eyes of a modern day, coming-of-age woman studying History in Washington, D.C.   

“It is well-written, impeccably researched, and quite moving. There are strong, complex roles for actors.  Most importantly, it’s heartfelt and full of passion for the story, the characters and their poetry.” 
~ Academy Award winning Director's critique

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013
Randall C Willis named Second Rounder for TV at 2012 Austin Film Festival Randall C Willis achieved Second Rounder status at the 2012 Austin Film Festival screenplay competition for his spec script of television's The Big Bang Theory. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis is Semifinalist in Scriptapalooza TV 2013 Randall C Willis's lifestyle concept Yours, Mine & Ours chosen as a Semifinalist in the reality television category of the Scriptapalooza TV 2013 competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Shoshana Rosenbaum, DC Shorts Film Fest Screenplay Competition Finalist On Friday, September 27, Shoshana Rosenbaum, one of six finalists (and the only woman) in the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival Screenplay Competition, directed a live reading of her short script "The Goblin Baby" for an audience of over 150 people at the Atlas Arts Center. While she didn't walk away with the prize money, the audience's enthusiatic response galvanized Shoshana to begin pre-production of her film. Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Stephen Potts lands development deal for GLAZVOROV

Back in 2011 I woke one morning with the basis for a historically set horror film in my head. (The premise: a trainload of Tsarist Russians steams eastwards, fleeing the Russian Revolution. A pack of Siberian Zombies bars their way.)

 

Then titled ZOMBIE EXPRESS, I  pitched it at the London Screenwriters' Festival before a couple of hundred people, one of whom liked it enough to ask me to submit it to his company, Iron Box Films. Retitled GLAZVOROV, with a new monster  - and no zombies -  but still set in the Russian Revolution, it then had a rehearsed reading before John Madden and a live audience at BAFTA in London, in the Rocliffe New Writing Forum. Soon after that I clinched a funded development deal with iron Box, a fledgling British company with a growing slate of films in producution and  development.

Posted on: 10/06/2013 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Has Original Screenplay Optioned An original untitled screenplay written by Zach Jansen has been optioned by Lou Coty through the Writing Gigs listings on ISA.  This is Zach's first optioned feature screenplay.

The script is a thriller/mystery about a small town detective embroiled in the search for a missing pregnant woman that forces him to accept the truth of his wife's disappearance years earlier.
Posted on: 10/02/2013 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE'S THE CONCERT CONTINUES TO PLACE

It was a busy week for Steven Prowse.  Not only is The Night Witches riding a wave but The Concert (a small budget children's movie - think Ocean's 5) had the following successes:

 

The Writers' Place Screenplay Competition - Second Place

ReelHeART International Film Festval - Third Place (which included a fully rehearsed cast-to-type table read|)

Las Vegas Film Festival - Official Selection 

Tags: Los Angeles Film, ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 07/03/2014
BROADWAYWORLD NEWS FOR DOMINIC ZICARI'S "TJDLM" READING 2014

The cast has been set for the invited reading of the new coming-of-age screenplay, they just didn't like me, by Dominic Zicari, which will be held on June 3rd at the New York offices of Peter Fields of RITHOLZ, LEVY, SANDERS, CHIDEKEL and FIELDS.

Posted on: 07/13/2014
Peter Wisan Places As QuarterFinalist in Fresh Voices Competition

Peter Wisan's future dystopian feature, "Strings" placed as a quarterfinalist in the 2014-2015 Fresh Voices competition.

 

"Strings" competed against over 1,500 other screenplays to place as a quarterfinalist. Semifinalists will be announced on March 3rd. The awards shortlist as well as the finalists will be announced on March 24th, 2015.

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/26/2015
Jeff Ryback Selected As One of AOF's Top 50 Screenwriters in the World Del Weston, the head man over at the Action on Film Int'l Film Festival, and his staff, have compiled a list of the 50 Best Independent Screenwriters world-wide based on their work at the festival and other independent festivals. Jeff Ryback was among the top 50 selected. The work is soon to be published.
Posted on: 01/20/2015 CONNECT Member
David Bryant Perkins Places Two Scripts in Finals In what David Bryant Perkins describes as a mixture of Dr. Zhivago and Raider's of the Lost Ark, TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD combination of ACTION, DRAMA, & CONSPIRACY with ISIS in Iraq has not only won Silver at the International Independent Film Awards for 2015, but made quarter FINALS at the MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION along with David's other script HITLER'S ASTROLOGER, the first time a single author had two scripts final at this event! Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 01/18/2015
Susan Feehan Makes 2014 Final Draft Big Break Semifinals With THE KISS Feehan's dramedy, THE KISS, finished in the top 25 of the 2014 Big Break contest; a script that's a mix of romantic comedy with social comment. It's Susan's second success of 2014, with real-life war story WHITE KNIGHT reaching the second place in the Euroscript story contest. Susan's black comedy COLOR ME JAKE previously took the Euroscript first prize. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2015
GRACE Chosen For Its Fifth Live Read by Veer West

GRACE is one of five screenplays chosen to be read at the Veer West Screenplay Competition.

"The audience choice and top three finalists will have their screenplays workshopped and revised for further consideration for production."

The event will take place in Seattle during March 2015.

Posted on: 01/27/2015 CONNECT Member
MAGI HART OPTIONS TAKE TEA AND TALK THRU ISA WEBSITE

Magi Hart posted an Ad on ISA calling for a Dari Translator, getting a Translator and Option Agreement for her script, TAKE TEA AND TALK, with Morteza Ahmadzadeh, and backed by the Mandegar Group, Afghanistan.

 

Posted on: 01/29/2015 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy, Finalist at 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Phillip E. Hardy was named Finalist for "Best Biography/Historical Feature Screenplay at the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest for his JD Salinger Biopic "The Man Who Bore the Myth". This is his fourth honor for screenwriting in 2015. The "Man Who Bore the Myth" is also an "Official Selection" at this year's Mongolian International Film Festival, Quarter-Finalist at 2015 Richmond Film Festival and Finalist at 2014 Austin Indie Flix Festival. Last year, Phillip won a gold medal for "best thriller" from Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/02/2015 CONNECT Member
RUSSEL and LEMBERG reach Quarterfinals of Marquee Lights

Jeffrey Allen Russel and his co-author Lynda Lemberg's historical screeplay GRACE is a quarterfinalist in the 2015 Marquee Lights Screenplay Competition.

Tags: Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/29/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Allen Russel and Lynda Lemberg's GRACE up for its FIFTH LIVE READ

GRACE has been chosen as a finalist at the Veer West Film Festival screenplay competition and an excerpt will be performed on stage during the festval. It will be one of five screenplays selected for a live Read in Seattle, WA. March 2015

Posted on: 01/29/2015 CONNECT Member
"DREAMWALKERS" AND "THE GREY WOLF" WIN MULTIPLE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

DREAMWALKERS, a sci-fi exploring the future of national security through the life of a Navy SEAL, won the Diamond Award at the 2014 California Film Awards, the Platinum Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards, and an Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. It was also accepted for inclusion into the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival.

 

The action/political thriller, THE GREY WOLF, also achieved Honorable Mention at the 2014 California Film Awards and the Gold Award at the 2015 International Indepent Film Awards. And, recently, it made quarterfinalist at the 2014 WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition.

Tags: International Independent Film Awards, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 01/02/2015
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS SECOND PLACE AT IIFA

THE NIGHT WITCHES, a true story of women pilots in WW2, has won second place at the International Independent Film Awards.  This takes the tally over twelve months to 10 wins, four 2nd places, and 19 other Official Selections.  That's excluding semi and quarterfinals.

 

In the two years that Steven has been writing, he has 18 wins, 9 second places, 6 third places and 74 other official selections for his body of work. 

Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 01/02/2015
Andrew Garrett's LOCAL SUGAR, awarded "BEST SCREENPLAY ANIMATION"

Louisiana fable LOCAL SUGAR took top nods in the animation screenwriting category at the 2014 International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. Along with other winners and finalists, it received a three-minute excerpt acted out live by actors from the Lauren Patrice Nadler Studio.

 

IFFF Mission: "To promote and encourage the creation and sharing of family films and screenplays through adjudication, exhibition and education. The IFFF brings the worldwide family together through shared stories and community to foster global peace and understanding."

Tags: International Family Film Festival
Posted on: 11/16/2014
MIKE BOSS WINS BREAKING WALLS THRILLER COMPETITION Mike Boss's screenplay CHECKMATE is about the most insane chess game ever played and it has won first prize in the Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition. Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/01/2014
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 9th 2014 COMPETITION

Steven Prowse's WW2 script has just won the Twin Rivers Media Festival Screenplay Competition and was selected as the Best International Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, nine wins this year and seventeen in total for Steven.

 

It also placed second at both the Downbeach Film Festival and the New Hampshire Film Festival. In the meantime, THE CONCERT won Best Family Screenplay at the World Series Of Screenwriting.

 

 

Posted on: 11/01/2014
Debi Calabro's "Out Of Brooklyn" Officially In Development

Feature film script "Out of Brooklyn" is currently in development with Director, Gil Cates Jr. and Producer, Howard Rosenman.  Recently actors Melanie Griffith and Mimi Rogers expressed interest playing lead roles.

 

This same script has placed as first runner-up in The Creative World Screenwriting Competition and semi-finalist in the Reel World Screenwriting Contest and New York Screenwriting Contest. 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, New York Screenplay Contest, Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/15/2014 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 10TH CONTEST THIS YEAR "The Night Witches" just won its tenth screenplay competition this year -  Back In The Box Best Screenplay based on Factual Material.  The true story about female Soviet WW2 pilots terrorizing the German front lines is now the #1 script for Action / Adventure on MovieBytes as well as the #1 biographical and #2 historical screenplay.
Posted on: 12/20/2014
Sieve Receives Multiple Wins at California Film Awards Michael Sieve strikes twice at the California Film Awards placing 2nd in the feature screenplay competition with his latest feature "Soul to Soul", and outright winning the short script competition with his multiple award winning short "Give My Love to Rose". 
Posted on: 12/31/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Wins 3rd Place Prize at California Film Awards

On December 30, 2014, Screenwriter Phillip E. Hardy won the third place prize for "Best Screenplay" at the California Film Awards for his script, And On The Seventth Day. This is his first award for his historical fiction screenplay about the Six Day War.

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2014 CONNECT Member
MICHELLE DANIEL'S "DREAMWALKERS" IS FINALIST IN MULTIPLE CONTESTS Michelle Daniel's "DREAMWALKERS", a sci-fi about a top-secret Department of Defense security endeavor that merges human minds with advanced computing technology, was a finalist in the 8th annual StoryPros International Contest, a quarter-finalist in two categories for the 2014 Courier Awards, and a quarter-finalist for the WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition.  Tags: Courier Screenwriting Awards, StoryPros International Contest, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/21/2014
Terry Coffey's ATLAS Places in Multiple Contests

"Atlas," the short screenplay and TV pilot by writer and author Terry Coffey was a semifinalist/quarterfinalist in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and Final Draft/Big Break Screenwriting Contest all in 2014.

 

Coffey also made the quarterfinals of 2013/14 Fresh Voices with his "VALLEY OF THE KINGS," a one-hour TV pilot based on his book "The 18th Dynasty".

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2015 CONNECT Member
Austin FF and New York Screenplay Contest Laud GRACE  GRACE GETS A "RECOMMEND" BY THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL. "Grace is an iconic, Oscar-worthy heroine who deserves to have the movie named for her." --Austin Film Festival reader, 2014

 

And from New York Screenplay Contest:

"One of the best things about the script is that it is very clear why this story is relatable and relevant to a modern audience. The story of the Highland Clearances is very relevant in the days of the Occupy movement and the One Percent. It can be a movie for the times." --New York Screenplay Contest, 2014

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/06/2015 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy awarded Special Selection Honor at Artemis Film Festival

Phillip E. Hardy's female driven, action screenplay Gina Jericho has been awarded Special Selection at the 2015 Artemis Women in Action Film Festival in Los Angeles. Honorees at this year's festival include actress Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame. A first draft of Gina Jericho was also recognized at the 2014 Austin Film Festival.

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 03/29/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches 12th Win

THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.

 

It is also an official selection for the St Tropez & Nice International Film Festival.  This takes the script to 12 wins, 4 second places, and 28 other official selections.

Tags: Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/21/2015
TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD Finalist in the STUDIO SCRIPT Category at RIVER BEND The action adventure of two acheologists impersonating doctors when ISIS takes over Mosul is not only timely, but socially relevant, since here are two who appreciate most the very ancient relics being destroyed by the terrorists,while hiding their ability & true identies. The RIVER BEND FILM FESTIVAL held in South Bend, Indiana April 9th - 11th has selected this thriller by David Bryant Perkins as one of the top three finalist in their STUDIO SCRIPT category, the winner will be announced on Festival's final day.
Posted on: 03/20/2015
Jordan Trippeer's feature premieres at the Palm Springs Film Festival 2015 The feature she co-wrote in associate with Rabbit Bandini, The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha, premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival 2015. Starring Carmen Argenziano as Don Quixote and Horatio Sanz as Sancho Panza. 
Posted on: 03/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Trippeer Finds Success with Nicholl and Universal

Jordan Tripeer's script, "You Are My Home", an action-drama set in wartorn Africa, finished in the Top 50 of the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship. Jordan has also been selected as a Fellowship finalist in the 2015 Universal Emerging Writers.

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 03/30/2015 CONNECT Member
TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD is HILL COUNTRY FINALIST The mission of the Hill Country Film Society back in 2010 was to educate & inspire the next generation of film makers, and certainly hosting the event in Fredricksburg Texas is the ideal place to do just that. David Bryant Perkins, having grown up in the area between Austin & San Antonio, knows this too, and is honored to be one of four Feature Screenplay Finalist with his story of two archeologists masquerading as medical doctors to stay alive as ISIS takes over Mosul. Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 03/31/2015
Phillip E. Hardy selected as Finalist at Hill Country Film Festival

Phillip E. Hardy's The Man Who Bore they Myth has been selected as one of the four finalists at this year's Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg Texas. This is the sixth honor for Phillip's screenplay about literary sacred cow J.D. Salinger.

Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 03/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 13th Win THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay - Action / Adventure at the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest.

It is also an official selection at both the Firereel Film Festival and the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival. This takes the script to 13 wins, 4 second places, and 29 other official selections.
Posted on: 03/31/2015
Eric Fisher Places Multiple Scripts in Multiple Contests

Three of Eric Fisher's scripts placed in three separate contests in 2014. Showing diversity in his writing, Fisher's ONLY 16 MILES placed as an official finalist in the 2014 Horror Screenplay Contest, while his Sci-Fi UNIVERSAL ESCAPADE made it into the top 25 in the 2014 WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition.

 

Fisher's historical drama THE DEPARTURE also placed as an official finalist in the 2014 Bevery Hills Screenplay Contest and as a quarterfinalist in the 2014 WeScreenplay International Screenplay Competition. 

Tags: 2014 Horror Screenplay Contest, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/17/2015
TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Knocks Two Perkins' Scripts in Finals HITLER'S ASTROLOGER & TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD by David Bryant Perkins have each made it to finals in Woodard, Oklahoma, here we come...!
Posted on: 03/03/2015
Coppola's American Zoetrope Names "The Naughty List" A Semifinalist Randall Willis' dramatic comedy The Naughty List was named a semifinalist in Francis Ford Coppola's 12th Annual American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. The contest's aim is to seek out and encourage compelling film narratives, and to introduce the next generation of great screenwriters to today's leading production companies and agencies. Tags: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2015 CONNECT Member
DAVID BRYANT PERKINS PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN FINALS....AGAIN HITLER'S ASTROLOGER, based on the true story how the Third Reich used astrology & the occult, and TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD, where Dr. Zhivago meets American Sniper, completed a "double play, with both scripts reaching the quarterfinals in the AURA SCREENWRITER AWARDS, after both made the same in the MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION. Tags: Aura Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 02/08/2015
Two Jeff York Scripts Make Emerging Screenwriters Competition Final 100

Two of Jeff York's scripts made it to the top 100 screenplays for the finals of the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. His western adventure "The Scoundrels Club" advanced, as didhis dark comedy "Play Dirty". In 2013, "The Scoundrels Club" was honored at the Sundance Film Festival as the Table Read My Screenplay competition's Grand Prize winner. The western's accolades continued with, amongst others, a top 10 screenplay finish in the 2014 Script Pipeline competition. "Play Dirty", a dark comedy about ex-President Richard Nixon helping a junior high nerd with her campaign for band president, was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist in 2014, a 2014 Screencraft Comedy Screenwriting competition semifinalist, and a 2014 Table Read My Screenplay competition finalist.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 02/06/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse Continues To Find Success

Since the last update in mid Jan, Steven's screenplays have notched up the following successes:

 

THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story - all women) has been officially selected at the Pasadena International Film Festival, Veer West Screenplay Competition, ScreenplayFest.com, International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema London, St Tropez & Nice International Film Festival and the Mongolia International Film Festival. It has also garnered Honorable Mentions at the Mountain Film Festival and the Canada International Film Festival.

 

Other scripts have been officially selected at the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, The Indie Horror Screenplay Contest, Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, Houston Comedy Film Festival and the Comedy Screenplay Contest.

 

This takes Steven to 18 wins and 100 other placings in two years.

Posted on: 02/21/2015
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY takes 3rd place in Emerging Screenwriters contest! Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY, a dark comedy about a junior high band nerd who employs ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win the band presidency, took 3rd place in the Emerging Screenwriters screenwriting contest on February 18th. It, along with his western adventure THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB, were both named top 100 finalists out of 1600+ entries in the contest back in January. PLAY DIRTY was also a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist in 2014, as well as a Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest semifinalist.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 02/22/2015 CONNECT Member
David Bryant Perkins scores TRIPLE PLAY in the IFIPG's Screenwriting FINALS HITLER'S ASTROLOGER, the historical drama based on the true story of the Third Reich's use of astrology & the occult, TEXT MESSAGES TO GOD, the action/adventure of two archeologists caught by ISIS after the fall of Mosul, and NISEI LEGACY, a Michener-styled epic following a 13th Century Japanese noble family to the present, have all made it into the Independent Film Investment & Production Groups 2014 Screenwriting Contest finals. Tags: 2014 IFIPG Scriptwriting contest
Posted on: 02/28/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Its 11th Win THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay (Action Adventure) at the International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema.
It is also an official selection for the Universe Multicultural Film Festival. This takes the script to 11 wins, 4 second places, and 26 other official selections.
Posted on: 02/27/2015
Robert Coles' Ode To Freedom Places in Multiple Contests Coles' co-written ODE TO FREEDOM, based on the life of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, placed as a finalist in the 2015 Reel Writers Screenplay contest; a quarter-finalist in the Screenwriting Goldmine contest (United Kingdom, 2014); a semifinalist in the Table Read My Screenplay contest (Park City, 2014); a finalist in the WeScreenplay contest (Los Angeles, 2015); top fifty scripts in the  ISA Fast Track Mentorship Program (Los Angeles, 2015). While there have been numerous films made about Pushkin's life in Russia, to date nothing has been done in the West. Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/26/2015 CONNECT Member
Dustin Bowcott, A Slave's Tale, a Semifinalist at Shore Scripts Bowcott's controversial script, A Slave's Tale, documenting slavery as a whole while concentrating on black-on-white slavery during the early 19th Century along Africa's Barbary Coast, is a semifinalist at 2014 Shore Scripts. Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 10/29/2014
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY is named a Final Draft Big Break semifinalist "Play Dirty" by Jeff York was just named a semifinalist in Final Draft's 2014 Big Break screenwriting contest. The dark comedy was hailed as a 2014 Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist recently as well. This is the 38th contest finals that Jeff has figured in over the last four years of pursuing screenwriting. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 10/28/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback Earns Three Nominations at Action on Film Int'l Film Festival

Jeff Ryback's Screenplay, The Plumber, has earned three Writer Award Nominations at the distinguished Action on Film International Film Festival  that opened August 21.

 

The nominations included:

-Best Horror Feature Screenplay

-Best Feature Film Action Sequence

-Most Likely to be Produced Feature film

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/22/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York Two-Time Finalist at the 2014 Creative World Awards

The announcement of the first round of finalists for this year's Creative World Awards screenwriting contest has been made and Jeff York has two scripts in the running. His western "The Scoundrels Club" was named to the short list of action/adventure finalists. And his psychological thriller "The Confession of Lizzie Borden" was picked in the thriller category.

 

Both scripts have figured in a number of other screenwriting contests in the past four years including Table Read and Script Pipeline. "The Scoundrels Club" was the Grand Prize winner at the Table Read contest at Sundance two years ago.

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 08/21/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY is Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Contest

Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" was just named a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Screencraft Comedy Script Contest. His story focuses on a nerdy band geek in 1977 going to great lengths to win her Junior High band presidency.

 

"Play Dirty" was also a recent quarterfinalist in the the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship.

Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 08/21/2014 CONNECT Member
Two of Jeff York Scripts Score in the 2014 Script Pipeline Finals Not only was Jeff York's western screenplay "The Scoundrels Club" picked as one of the Script Pipeline's Top 10 Finalists this year, but his kids' TV show idea entitled "History/Herstory" was picked as one of the top four best TV show ideas in the TV side of their 2014 contest as well.  Tags: Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/21/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN named a CWA Semifinalist Jeff York psychological thriller "The Confession of Lizzie Borden" has now made the semifinals of the 2014 Creative World Awards in the thriller/horror/fantasy category. This script has been a finalist in four other screenwriting contests since 2010. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/28/2014 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE BAGS TWO OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AT TWIN RIVERS

The Night Witches, which already has seven wins to its name, and The Tapestry with one win have both been officially selected at this year's Twin Rivers Media Festival.

 

Given they are the only two Official Selections that made the cut (or the only two that were entered!) there is a fairly decent chance one of them might win Best Screenplay. 

Tags: Twin Rivers Media Festival
Posted on: 08/29/2014
Steven Prowse's The Night Witches: Three More Festival Nominations The true WW2 story of women pilots, THE NIGHT WITCHES, has been selected as a finalist / official selection at the Creative World Awards, International Film Quarterly and the Oaxaca FilmFest, taking it to seven wins and twelve other official selections / finals within a year. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/02/2014
PETER DEVONALD & KEVIN SCRANTZ SEMI-FINALISTS 2014 CIRCUS ROAD CONTEST

Kevin Scrantz and Peter Devonald's script THE LIFE OF DREAMS about two young lovers meeting only in each other's dreams, has reached the Circus Road Semi-Finalist list.

 

The semi-finalist group was announced on September 1, 2014.

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeffrey Russel and Lynda Lemberg's GRACE Wins Its 75th Honor

GRACE is an Official Finalist in the 2014 The Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition. We have been awarded a combined total of seventy-five official finishes in international competition. GRACE has now been recognised in 3 Provinces of Canada, 20 States in the US, Mexico, U.K., France, Spain and Australia.

Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/31/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy is 2014 Finalist at Austin Indie Flix Showcase

Phillip E. Hardy's J.D. Salinger biopic screenplay THE MAN WHO BORE THE MYTH is a finalist at this year's Austin Indie Flix Showcase.

 

Tags: Austin Indie Flix Showcase
Posted on: 08/18/2014 CONNECT Member
Michael Sieve's Stevie Ray Vaughan Biopic, Semifinalist in Austin Semifinalist in the Austin Indie Flix Showcase for his script LITTLE SISTER, a Stevie Ray Vaughan Bio Pic that is generating some fast interest. Tags: Austin Indie Flix Showcase
Posted on: 08/17/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's script PLAY DIRTY is a Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist Jeff York's script "Play Dirty" has just been announced as a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting contest. The black comedy about junior high band is the latest script from Jeff to figure in the finals of a screenplay contest. He's been recognized in 32 finals in the last four years. Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 07/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse - 5 Screenplays In 110 Contests - 9 Wins Over 18 Months

After recently securing Official Sections at Woods Hole, Big Bear Lake and Oaxaca this week (for the second year running), Steven Prowse has cut ties with his UK literary agent Watson Little for his 5 screenplays, which have placed over 110 times and won on 9 occasions in the last 18 months and is looking for new (US) representation.

 

Prose's novelization of The Retirement Plan won Best Unpublished Novel at the 2014 Paris Book Fair.

Tags: ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 07/20/2014
Black Widow co-written by Jeff Ryback and Ric Lawes starts shooting soon The film Black Widow, written by Ric Lawes and Jeff Ryback, starts shooting in Thailand on September 22.
Posted on: 07/14/2014 CONNECT Member
JP Ouellette's Horror, CAPTURED, Receives High Acclaim at Test Screening

Fresh off a ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest quarter-finalist birth for Writer/Producer JP Ouellette's psychological thriller, BLACKOUT, the quickly rising genre writer took to his twitter account @Circa1888 to announce that his slasher homage film, CAPTURED, starring Brittany Curran (BACKMASK), Julian Curtis (SPOOKED), and Kirsten Prout  (JOY RIDE 3) received an amazing response at a recent test screening. The production team is eager to bring the project out to distribution companies. 

Tags: 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 07/31/2014
Steven Prowse, The Night Witches, Notches Two More Contest Wins

Best Action Screenplay and Best Period Screenplay now brings the number of wins for THE NIGHT WITCHES to six.

 

That's now 11 wins and over 60 Official Selections for Steven's screenplays in just a year and a half.  He is actively seeking representation.

Tags: Woods Hole Film Festival
Posted on: 08/03/2014
Andrew Garrett's LOCAL SUGAR is a Golden Monkey King Award Nominee

Animated feature screenplay LOCAL SUGAR, set on the bayou in 1970s Louisiana, made a long-distance trip to China and was honored with a nomination for CICAF's Golden Monkey King Award in the writing category!

 

China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) is China's largest cartoon and animation event and has been held annually in Hangzhou since 2004.

 

Here's hoping that reaching out across borders continues to be fruitful for LOCAL SUGAR!

 

Tags: Golden Monkey King Award
Posted on: 08/12/2014
Steven Prowse Wins Two Categories at Trindiefest With Two Different Scripts

And so Steven Prowse's success continues...

 

At Trindiefest, THE NIGHT WITCHES wins Best Action Screenplay, its seventh win this year. And TIME AND SPACE won Best Comedy Screenplay, its first win despite over thirty official selections and two second places.

 

That takes Steven to 13 Best Screenplay wins so far, 11 this year. 

 

Posted on: 08/05/2014
Andrew Garrett's, A WHISKER PAST MIDNIGHT, LA Neo Noir Film Fest Selection

A WHISKER PAST MIDNIGHT, Andrew Garrett's WWII-era thriller, is an Official Selection of the L.A. Neo Noir Film Fest II.

 

In "Whisker", a 'simple' ocean crossing turns into a fight for survival when a pair of American mice face off against a crew of Nazi rats who have turned an ill-fated ocean liner into a fiendish trap.

 

Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR FILM & SCRIPT FEST II
Posted on: 08/04/2014
Jeff York's THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB Advances At Austin Film Fest It has just been announced that Jeff York's adventure "The Scoundrels Club" has advanced in the 2014 Austin Film Festival screenwriting contest. There were over 6700 entries this year and that places Jeff's script in the top 15%. His western has figured in the finals of five other contests previously, most notably the Table Read My Screenplay contest in Sundance two years ago. It won the Grand Prize award there, as well as the best script in the category of Action/Adventure. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 09/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy's GINA JERICHO Receives Acclaim at Austin Film Fest

Phillip E. Hardy is a second round finalist for the second consecutive year at the prestigious Austin Film Festival for his action screenplay “Gina Jericho”. AFF Festival Director Matt Dy said: “Our readers were captivated by the strong female lead of (the) script. Gina Jericho is a great Dirty Harry for today.”  

 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's FIEND is Named a Stage 32 New Blood Semifinalist "Fiend", Jeff York's thriller about Robert Louis Stevenson, was named a semifinalist in Stage 32's New Blood screenwriting contest. This is the seventh contest that "Fiend" has figured in the finals, including Table Read My Screenplay where it won Best Thriller in 2011, and Script Pipeline that same year. 
Posted on: 10/14/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E Hardy is a Screencraft Quarterfinalist for 2nd Time in 2014 Phillip E. Hardy is a Quarterfinalist for the second time this year with the Screencraft organization. This time for his entry of his crime story with a "gangster fairytale" bent, "Halloran House", into the Pilot Launch TV Script Contest.
Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 10/13/2014 CONNECT Member
Lee Tidball Options SANDI CLAUS Lee Tidball's Christmas family fantasy/comedy SANDI CLAUS was optioned in May, 2014 by Berenika Bailey, producer for Magic Elevator.  Berenika discovered the script when Lee responded to an Inktip Preferred Newsletter lead posted by Magic Elevator for animated, family-friendly scripts.  Magic Elevator has since packaged the script and intends to produce it in 2015 pending the securing of private equity financing as a live-action film.  SANDI CLAUS is a two-time Top Ten Finalist in the PAGE Awards (Family Films--2007, 2009) and also a Top Ten Finalist in the Writers On the Storm Screenplay Contest of 2007.  Lee is grateful to Hal and Cheryl Croasmun of Screenwriting U for their Professional Series in Screenwriting and subsequent classes which helped him to elevate SANDI CLAUS to a truly professional level, and Jim Cirile of Coverage Ink for his personal attention that made SANDI CLAUS the script that it is today.  Tags: Magic Elevator, ScreenwritingU
Posted on: 10/12/2014
Jeff Ryback - Two Best Script Awards at Los Angeles Script & Film Festival Jeff Ryback has won the Fall, 2014 Best Script Award for his screenplay "The Teacher-Marine" (best suspense/ thriller script) and his script "They Dreamed of Skyboats" (best drama script) at the Los Angeles Script & Film Festival.
Posted on: 10/20/2014 CONNECT Member
PETER DEVONALD REACHES SEMIFINAL OF 2014 SHORE SCRIPTS

Devonald's feature film, WASTED, reached the Shore Scripts 2014 Feature Semifinals.

 

This follows the film's success in reaching the final of the BBC Writer's Room Script competition:

 

"Lucy's relationship with her sister is beautifully observed. The characters are strong and compelling. There are clear themes running through the piece... it's a strong and topical theme. The twist is great."
BBC Writer's Room Finalist - Michelle

 

Also placing at Shore Scripts 2014 Shorts Quarterfinals was his short film PASSION FLOWER (written with Kevin Scrantz).

Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 10/24/2014 CONNECT Member
HITLER'S ASTROLOGER by David Bryant Perkins SWEEPS 3 FILM FESTIVALS...!

HITLER’S ASTROLOGER, based on the Third Reich's use of astrology & the occult in World War II, recently won GOLD at the 2014 INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS, chosen BEST SCREENPLAY at the BIG SODA CINEMA FESTIVAL, and BEST SCREENPLAY at the JIVE AZZ FILM FESTIVAL held at Columbia College Hollywood.

Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 10/26/2014
Lynn Santer's, "Gaston Leroux", Named Best Unproduced Screenplay Lynn Santer's spec script, "The Legacy of Gaston Leroux", crafted from in-depth research into the man behind the legendary "Phantom of the Opera", won the coveted award of Best Unproduced Script at the Moondance Int'l Film Festival. "It's time the world knew more about the exraordinary Gaston Leroux, what drove him to write this incredible story and, most importantly, the truth behind the fable of Erik - the Phantom of the Opera", said Santer. Tags: MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Posted on: 10/24/2014
PETER DEVONALD REACHES SEMIFINALS OF SCREENWRITING GOLDMINE AWARDS

"You and Me 4 Ever" is Semifinalist in the feature writing category at the 2014 Screenwriting Goldmine competition.

 

THE CHERUB HOUSE (written with Kevin Scrantz) also reached the Quarterfinals for the 2014 feature writing Screenwriting Goldmine competition.

Posted on: 10/24/2014 CONNECT Member
KT Parker Finds Success in Multiple 2014 Screenplay Contests

KT Parker's epic action-drama "Africa As You Like It" was named a quarter-finalist in Final Draft's 2014 Big Break Contest, her screen story for feature film "Annapurna" came second in the John Yorke's (Comany Pictures) "Into The Woods" competition and her evocative period ghost story "Dowl's Mill" won Best Horror Script in Julie Gray's "Just Effing Entertain Me" competition - announced September 2014. 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition!
Posted on: 10/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York Places Two Scripts at Stage 32 New Blood Contest Quarterfinals In the 2014 New Blood screenwriting contest sponsored by Stage 32, Jeff York has two scripts that have advanced to the quarterfinals. His thriller FIEND and his horror script INCURABLE were both selected. They've figured in the finals of other prominent screenplay contests in the last few years including Table Read My Screenplay, Final Draft's Big Break, Script Pipeline and Screencraft.   Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 10/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Stevens Release New Book, and Places as Semifinalist at Circus Road

Serita Stevens' latest book, "The Ultimate Writer's Workbook for Books and Scripts" is now out from Motivational Press and available on Amazon and through Stevens' website.

 

Also, her script MURDER ME TWICE is a semifinalist at Circus Road Films Screenplay Contest.

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/24/2014
John Heavey's PRECIOUS WARRIOR - Finalist at Bev. Hills Screenplay Contest Heavey's PRECIOUS WARRIOR was a finalist in the 2013/2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Historical/Biographical script, PRECIOUS WARRIOR looks to continue its success with continued contest placements. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/10/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York Places Two Projects At Table Read My Screenplay Semifinals

Two different scripts by Jeff York have advanced to the Semifinals of the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay contest. HIs TV show HISTORY/HERSTORY, a kids talk show where the celebrity guests are figures from history, is in the top 100 scripts out of over 700 Table Read entries this year. And his dark comedy PLAY DIRTY is as well.

 

PLAY DIRTY was recently named a Quarterfinalist in the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship and a Quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Comedy screenplay contest this year as well. 

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 09/09/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's "Freedom One" wins 2014 LAMA Best Screenplay Jeff Ryback's FREEDOM ONE, a political thriller with a young computer programmer at the center of the story, wins the 2014 Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA) "Best Script award".

Tags: Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 09/25/2014 CONNECT Member
Palladino Selected As A Binger Filmlab Artist-in-Residence As one of only three people selected, Rocky recently spent three months in Amsterdam, with support from the BFI, to develop a feature at the Binger Filmlab. There he was able to work with many renowned industry professionals, including Judith Weston, Olivia Stewert and Mark W. Travis, to hone his work and attune his skills as a writer-director.
Posted on: 09/26/2014
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY, A 2014 Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist The screenplay "Play Dirty" written by Jeff York was just named a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest. The dark comedy was also a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist and a Screencraft quarterfinalist in 2014. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Multiple 2014 Contest Wins for Steven Prowse

Steven Prowse's 2014 has been a successful one. A TV treatment called WE THE JURY took home the Grand Prize at the Hollywood Screenplay Competiton. Prowse has racked up 15 wins and over 90 Official Selections in contests equaling every screenplay / treatment / novel written by him has won a competition.

 

His screenplay TIME AND SPACE was a Trindifest - Winner, His script THE NIGHT WITCHES has won or placed in the Independent Film Quarterly Film and Webisode Fest, New Hampshire FF, Williamsburg Int'l, Hollywood Screenplay, Zed Fest FF. His feature, THE CONCERT has also placed at the Hollywood Screenplay Contest and New Hampshire FF.

 

Posted on: 10/01/2014
Writing Team Places as Quarterfinalists at 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting team, William Harrison and Kimberly Evans-Baer, has received a quarterfinalist selection of their script SOUL OF A MAN in the 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 10/01/2014
T.A. Snyder's DEAD MEN won multiple awards Just announced a quarter-finalist in CineStory.  2014 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner.  Emerging Screenwriters Finalist. Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 04/06/2013 CONNECT Member