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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
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN LOS ANGELES CINEFEST Los Angeles CineFest has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's scripts SANDLEY and THE WAY BACK HOME as official selections of their 2016 competition. LaPoma's scripts have won 78 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions in the last two years. 
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Second Featured Screenplay Honor at Beverly Hills Film Festival Dwayne Conyers screenplay “Daddy’s Dirty Girl” is a featured selection in the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival.   Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 03/01/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS IN FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/01/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S "THE GAZEBO" SEMI-FINALIST IN FRESH VOICES COMPETITION Richard Willett's short screenplay THE GAZEBO is now a semi-finalist for the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competiton. The script tells the story of the final hours of an elderly couple who die together in a stalled household elevator during a heat wave. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT FELLOWSHIP Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's character-driven coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship. This is the script's 23rd award/honor.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/02/2016 CONNECT Member
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
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's horror/western feature Sanctuary is a semifinalist in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2016
Robin Jennings' "Empty Creatures" Selected For Princeton Film Festival Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, is an Official Selection in the screenplay category of this year's Princeton Film Festival. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs.
Posted on: 03/24/2016
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
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
SONY International Pictures requests GENETIC MEMORY script GENETIC MEMORY, the Sci-Fi adventure script by Kenneth Wood, has been requested by SONY International Pictures. Tags: ScreenwritingU, Stage 32
Posted on: 03/28/2016
SANCTUARY - BY SCOTT PITTOCK, DOUBLE WINNER IN OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's western/horror feature Sanctuary won Best Feature Screenplay and Best Nebraska Screenplay in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival.  Sanctuary also placed Semifinalist in the thriller/horror category in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival.  Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/14/2016
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN TWISTER ALLEY FILM FEST

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Rebecca Williams Spindler's SONGBIRD nabs Top 6 at 2016 Nashville Film Fest Rebecca Williams Spindler's SONGBIRD placed in the Semi-Finals Top 6 for Music Inspired Feature at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival for the 2nd year in a row!  The culturally diverse script depicts the struggle and survival of a teenage gifted singer and her gospel inspired mentor. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/08/2016 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF RIVER BEND FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2016 River Bend Film Festival. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two estranged best friends who take a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It's soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. EASY RIDER meets GOOD WILL HUNTING.  Tags: River Bend Film Festival
Posted on: 03/08/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder is a Finalist in the 2016 Kansas City FF

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

 

A stage reading is scheduled, and Winner is pending.

Posted on: 03/11/2016 CONNECT Member
L.A. Longworth

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

  

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 02/29/2016
Reaugh's THE PLANT won best screenplay in Short Script to Screen Contest Rachel Reaugh's short 'THE PLANT' won Best Screenplay in the Short Script to Screen Contest 2016, sponsored by Rebel Seed Entertainment.  Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/29/2016 CONNECT Member
NEWLIFE FILM FEST SELECTS TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS The NewLife Film & Script & Music Festival has chosen two of Jonathan LaPoma's screenplays as official selections of their 2015 fest. LaPoma's seven scripts have won 75 awards/honors in the last two years.  Tags: NewLife Film Festival
Posted on: 02/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun's script Pink Bunny wins multiple awards.

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

 

Finalist in the prestigious Scriptdoctors Contest of Contests. 

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

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

SemiFinals in the Circus Road Show Film Fest 

Tags: Contest of Contest Winners, L.A. NEO NOIR FILM & SCRIPT FEST II, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun was a QuarterFinalist in Scriptapalooza

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

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 02/20/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Lemon Made Wins Atlanta Film Fest Screenwriting Comp & TRMS Comedy Category

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tags: 10th Annual Omaha Film Festival, Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Glenda Ganis Glenda Ganis's screenplay "Blame It On The Chickens" has been accepted into the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival. 
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect an official selection in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. It was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/13/2016
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL It was announced that Scott Pittock's screenplay Sanctuary is a finalist in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. Sanctuary is a western/thriller about a broken family who must work together to protect themselves when a malignant force invades their home.  
Posted on: 02/13/2016
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 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
EVOLUTION written & created by Cara Winter Cara Winter's sci-fi drama EVOLUTION won 1st Prize in Drama in the 2015 People's Pilot, as well as reaching the Finals of the 2015 Screencraft Pilot Launch competition.  Cara's manager is currently shopping EVOLUTION to various production companies and networks.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition, TV writers Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
BUZZARD HOLLOW BEEF produced Indie horror film, Buzzard Hollow Beef, wrapped principal photography in December of 2015. 
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
'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
David J Schroeder's Feature Screenplay Success: LAIFFA and Circus Road David j Schroeder's feature script, HALFWAY HOME, is a 2nd Place finisher in the January 2016 Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards. His action/adventure feature script, LOST CAUSE, is a Finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Contest. Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
THE BIG WAD - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK Scott Pittock's animated short The Big Wad was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Screencraft Comedy Script Contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016
Oaxaca Film Festival Official Selection

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

Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, WORLDFEST-HOUSTON FILMFEST Scott Pittock's dark comedy The Inselberg Effect (directed by Tony Bonacci) is an official selection and Remi Winner in the 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.  The short script was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/22/2016
TEACHER'S PET - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK Scott Pittock's comedy Teacher's Pet was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Contest and a Quarterfinalist in Screencraft's Comedy Script Contest.  In 2011, it was a Quarterfinalist in Scriptapalooza and a Semifinalist in the AAA Screenplay Contest.  It placed as a Finalist in the 2010 Movie Script Screenwriting Contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 02/22/2016
REDEEMING GRACE (by WL Gorman) - PILOT SCRIPT CHOSEN TO BE TABLE READ Bud Gorman's REDEEEMING GRACE - a television dramatic series - was selected as a winning pilot script and was table-read by a group of actors in Toronto in May of 2015 (WILDSOUND Film and Writing Festival). Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, A NOBLE TRUTH, FINALIST IN 2016 LAS VEGAS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is a finalist in the 2016 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. LaPoma's 8 screenplays have won 81 awards/honors in the last 2 years. Tags: Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short film wins at NOVA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Posted on: 05/05/2016 CONNECT Member
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
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, FINALIST IN THE NYISA

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

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 05/12/2016
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
TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE - IA 2016 ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist Bradford Richardson's fun Family Fantasy, TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE was selected as a 2015-16 Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2013 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest
Posted on: 05/01/2016
Kylie Garcelon's 'Moral Compass' screening at Hoboken Int. Film Fest!

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

 

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

Tags: Hoboken International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short wins SENE Film, Music & Art Festival David J Schroeder's first produced short, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins Best Short Film at the 2016 SENE Film, Music & Art Festival. This our 3rd Best Award, and 18th festival offical selection.
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Terry Erickson's HORSEMAN Wins Fresh Voices 2015-16 Honorable Mention Terry Erickson's "Horseman", a high concept supernatural pilot, has been awarded an Honorable Mention at the Fresh Voices 2015-16 Screenplay Competition in the One Hour Pilot category. Fresh Voices stresses "While traditional criteria such as tone, structure and character are equally important, in our experience the one quality that cannot be taught or rewritten is the author's original voice."

The story of "Horseman" centers on a school bully who finds he possesses otherworldly abilities in the midst of dealing with the real world consequences of his actions. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
HORSEMAN advances to the Semi Finals at Screencraft's Pilot Launch Contest

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Eric Irizarry places top scripts in The International Horror Hotel 2016

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

http://horrorhotel.net/page20.php

Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/26/2016
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
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
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
MIKE MURPHY LANDS BIG AUDIBLE CONTRACT WITH THE ONLINE STAGE The Online Stage, an Australia-based production company of audio plays, will be producing eleven audio scripts by Mike Murphy, including nine centered around Christmas/winter. The company plans to have all of them released and available for sale on Audible for the holidays.
Posted on: 05/20/2016 CONNECT Member
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
CONTEST SUCCESS LIMITED SERIES ADAPTATION OF PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BOOK

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

 

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

Tags: 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "The Scoundrels Club" in top finals of Screencraft Fellowship Jeff York's western adventure "The Scoundrels Club" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship. It had previously figured in a number of screenwriting contests, most notably winning Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in the Top 10 of Script Pipeline's 2014 screenwriting contest. Jeff York had another script listed additionally as a finalist in the Fellowship, his horror screenplay "Incurable." That gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two in the top finals this year. Before that, "Incurable" had figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts they evaluated in 2009.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" script makes Screencraft Fellowship top finals Jeff York's modern vampire tale "Incurable" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Fellowship. He had another script listed additionally,"The Scoundrels Club", and that gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two scripts in the top finals. Before this, "Incurable" has figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts evaluated in 2009. And "The Scoundrels Club", a western, has figured in a number of screenwriting contests too, winning both Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in Script Pipeline's Top 10 in their 2014 screenwriting contest.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Bison Man by Michael Rhodes

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

 

 

Tags: Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Uprising (aka The Revolt of the Whales) by Michael Rhodes Rhodes' The Revolt of the Whales (Uprising) received First Prize - Science Fiction in the Table Read My Screenplay competition for its fascinating portrayal of the surreal underwater world of the whales as they are prodded into reaction by the savage attacks of whaling ships.  The script has been a finalist in five additional contests. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SNAKE ALLEY FILMFEST Tony Bonacci's The Inselberg Effect an official selection in the 2016 Snake Alley Festival of Film.  Tony's dark comedic short, written by Scott, continues its festival run! Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/17/2016
David J Schroeder wins at the 2016 Silver Springs IFF

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's short 'Clowning Around' wins Honorable Mention at CIFF!

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

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

 

 

Tags: Canada International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's produced short 'Moral Compass' screening at NYC Indie FF!

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

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

 

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

Tags: New York City Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 04/10/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder's THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT wins

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/13/2016 CONNECT Member
CONTAGION FILMS ADAPTS MIKE MURPHY'S "THE CANDY MAN" INTO A SHORT FILM

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
"Redreamers" a Finalist at 2015 Filmmakers International

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 04/05/2016
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
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
JON LAPOMA A JUROR OF CORDOBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Cordoba International Film Festival has selected Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 short film competition. 
Posted on: 04/04/2016 CONNECT Member
MIKE MURPHY'S "A HEAVENLY PRICE" WINS SCRIPT-WRITING COMPETITION AWARD

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder wins at Cannes Screenplay Contest

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

     • THE BIG IDEA wins 2nd Place Feature Comedy,

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

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

http://cannesscreenplaycontest.com/winners

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
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
MIKE MURPHY'S "THE WISE MAN" AN AUDIO VERSE AWARDS FINALIST

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition - Honorable Mention SYVERTSEN'S COMPLEX was the first Honorable Mention in the Science Fiction category of the 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/20/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder receives 5 Nominations

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Nice in the South of France International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Geoffrey D. Calhoun Places first with Hipster Z Geoffrey D. Calhoun places first place in the 2016 International Horror Hotels Film Fest for his Zombie Comedy Hipster Z. Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/15/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, PRAIRIE LIGHTS FILMFEST Scott Pittock's dark comedic short The Inselberg Effect (directed by Tony Bonacci) was recently announced as an official selection in the 2016 Prairie Lights Film Festival.  It's now made it into six film festivals! Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/16/2016
PHIL PARKER - FINALIST - SCRIPT PIPELINE

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

Option available.

Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
RICHARD WILLETT'S 9/10 OPTIONED My screenplay 9/10 has been optioned by independent producers David Kassin Fried and Beau Harris. Visit us at http://www.910movie.com/.
Posted on: 02/09/2016 CONNECT Member
DAVID J SCHROEDER'S FIRST PRODUCED SCREENPLAY IS SELECTED AGAIN

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

 

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

Tags: Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 02/09/2016 CONNECT Member
20th Screenwriting Award - Eric P. Granger POLLY was just nominated for "Best Screenplay" at the L A Independent Film Festival Awards marking th 20 th Screenwriting Award received in 2015 for Eric P. Granger. Currently writing number 7, A comedy.  Tags: 100 Screenplays
Posted on: 11/07/2015 CONNECT Member
THE WAY BACK HOME, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE MONTHLY FILM FEST The Monthly Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, character-driven drama THE WAY BACK HOME as an officlal selection of their October-November competition. This is the script's 12th award/honor. 
Posted on: 11/07/2015 CONNECT Member
Sean Freelon takes home the consolation prize Sean Freelon wins the "Star Award" The Feature Script, Honorable Mention Award at the 2013 Indie Gathering Film Festival. Tags: The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 11/08/2015
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF ALBUQUERQUE FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's romantic, coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is an official selection of the 2015 Albuquerque Film Festival & Comic Con. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO follows a 30-year old half-Mexican, half-American woman who returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico after failing to make it as a dancer in New York, and struggles with where she truly belongs. It's currently ranked at #6 in the Romance category of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts section and can be seen as BEFORE SUNRISE meets EVEN THE RAIN. 

 

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

Posted on: 11/11/2015 CONNECT Member
40th "OFFICIAL SELECTION" Film Festival award TheWriteroom.org represents the 40th Film Festival Award that  Eric P. Granger, has received. Including The Russian Film Festival, Mallorca Film Festival, London Shows Film Festival, and many others.  Tags: 100 Screenplays, TheWriteRoom Women in Media Screenplay Competition-2015
Posted on: 11/07/2015 CONNECT Member
Mark Robertson's E-DEN hits top 75 in Launch Pad Mark Robertson's brand new YA science fiction screenplay E-DEN has just reached the top 75 in the Launch Pad Features Competition, a high profile screenwriting contest run by film industry website The Tracking Board. It's the script's first placing in a competition, and follows the writer's recent success with his TV pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB, which was a finalist in several recent competitions, and is now under option with Eclectic Pictures and Indomitable Entertainment. Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 11/06/2015 CONNECT Member
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
TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS ADVANCE IN 2015 FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, have advanced through the first round of the 2015 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards. 
Posted on: 11/02/2015 CONNECT Member
"Weimar" by Ben Maraniss wins Pilot Grand Prize Ben Maraniss's pilot, Weimar, has been named the Pilot Grand Prize winner at the Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Austin! The series revolves around the Nachmanns, a family of German-Jewish industrialists forced to take control of their father's steelworks, after his untimely death at the end of World War I, while stuggling to remain loyal in an increasingly turbulent Germany. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - AUSTIN!
Posted on: 11/04/2015 CONNECT Member
"Secret & Confidential" by Ben Maraniss named Top 100 w/ "Special Mention". Secret & Confidential, a pilot by Ben Maraniss, was named one of the top 75 submission in the 2016 Launch Pad Pilot Competition. This pilot previously advanced as one of the Top 100 semi-finalist and given a "Sepcial Mention" at the Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Austin! and placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the 2015 PAGE Intermational Screenwriting Awards. The series follows the transformation of Patricia Lewis from a 1970s-era Washington DC housewife into the most powerful woman in the country through her clandestine career as a liaison between the Mafia, the CIA and the Nixon White House. This pilot Tags: 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - AUSTIN!
Posted on: 11/04/2015 CONNECT Member
WENDY JANE HENSON'S SCRIPTS SCORE IN 2015

On only its second outing in competition, Wendy's teleplay EARTH NOW INC. "Honey, You Can't Make Up This Stuff" was selected as one of six official finalists in the current Oregon International Film Awards. A pilot for a procedural drama tempered with splashes of humor and dashes of sex, the story follows a crusading journalist and a forensic geologist who risk their careers and lives to fight environmental perils and crimes.

 

Wendy's award winning feature YONKHEER, a former Nicholl Fellowship finalist and a 2015 Spring/Summer Acclaim finalist, also was one of six official finalists in the current Oregon International Film Awards. A semi-finalist for Table Read My Screenplay/Hollywood, it is now among the top 100 in Emerging Screenwriters. The rowdy romp involving two feuding brothers and a saucy barmaid offers skullduggery and romance that will delight audiences age thirteen and up. 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 11/13/2015
Christopher Schultz Christopher Schultz's feature action script STILLWATER received honorable mention in the Stage32 script writing contest, 1st runner up in the Creative World Awards action category, and a quarter finalist in The Big Break screenwriting contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/14/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Award Winning Short screenplay wins 6 production awards

David Schroeder's award-winning short screenplay, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins 6 production awards in the 2015 Indie Fest Film Awards, including: Awards of Excellence for Short Film (Alex Merkin), Sceenwriter/Writer (David J Schroeder/Fawzy Zablah), Lead Actor (Jordi Villasuso), Editing, Overall Production, and Award of Merit for Lead Actress (Sheena Colette). This is the screenplay's 3rd film festival recognition.

 

Tags: Indie Fest USA Int\'l Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
SANDLEY A QUARTERFINALIST IN MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION

Jonathan LaPoma's short script SANDLEY has made the quarterfinals of the Marquee Lights Competition, earning him his 17th award/honor in the last 6 weeks and his 62nd overall. 

SANDLEY is about a first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school who finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student.

Tags: Marquee Lights Competition
Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Michelle Muldoon's Screenplay Finds Festival Success Michelle's feature screenplay finds Festival success in 2015 with a runner-up award at the 2015 Northern Virginia International Film Festival, a semi-final placement at The Monthly Film Festival and an official selection to the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival.
Posted on: 11/30/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN HOLLYWOOD SKY FILM FESTIVAL

The Hollywood Sky International Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma’s scripts LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova) and SANDLEY as official selections of their 2015 screenwriting contest.

In the past month and a half, LaPoma has won 16 awards/honors for his writing works.

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

Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
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
ALL THREE SCRIPTS JON LAPOMA SUBMITTED TO COURIER AWARDS ADVANCE

All three of the scripts Jonathan LaPoma submitted to the Courier Awards have advanced to the semifinals. The scripts are A NOBLE TRUTH, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova), and SANDLEY. 

 

LaPoma's 7 scripts have won a total of 57 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions since 2013.

 

 

Tags: Courier Awards
Posted on: 11/15/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN BLOW UP CHICAGO ARTHOUSE FILM FEST

The BLOW UP Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's scripts A NOBLE TRUTH and THE WAY BACK HOME as official selections of its 2015 screenwriting competition. LaPoma's writing works have earned 61 awards/honors since 2013, with 14 of those coming in the past 5 weeks. 

  

Posted on: 11/15/2015 CONNECT Member
"BEST SCREENPLAY" - POLLY 21st Screenplay recognition! Eric P Granger's heartfelt Short, POLLY, just received "Best Screenplay Short" at the South East New England Film Festival just one day aftyer receiving "2nd Place Best Screenplay Short" at the L. A. Independant Film Festival Awards And "Best Screenplay Sci-Fi Short" At NOVA Film Festival. Tags: 100 Screenplays
Posted on: 11/16/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA A TOP 12 FINALIST IN 2015 OAXACA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's dark, character-driven drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a top 12 finalist in the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival's Global Script Challenge screenwriting competition. There were about 1,000 submissions to this year's festival. THE WAY BACK HOME has won 11 awards/honors since 2014, including the Grand Jury Prize of both the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and is ranked in the top 3% of the more than 2,600 feature-length screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com. It can be described as KES meets BILLY ELLIOT.  Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 10/20/2015 CONNECT Member
COURIER AWARDS SELECT 3 OF JONATHAN LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS IN 2015 CONTEST

The Courier Awards has selected 3 of Jonathan LaPoma's scripts--A NOBLE TRUTH, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova), and SANDLEY (short script)--as quarterfinalists in their 2015 contest.

 

In the past week, LaPoma has placed 6 scripts in 3 different screenwriting contests, and his coming-of-age novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY won 1st place in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes for best Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction on October 7th.

 

A NOBLE TRUTH has won 15 awards/honors in various screenwriting competitions, and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO has won 13. 

Tags: Courier Awards
Posted on: 10/18/2015 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
THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT is a Finalist

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, my first award winning short script and first production, is a Finalist in its first entry - the 2015 Stage 32 Short Film Contest. Winners will premier in London at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival!

 

Alex Merkin (ACROSS THE HALL) directed the cast of Jordi Vilasuso (AMC), Sheena Collete (WALT BEFORE MICKEY), and Brad Greenquist (WATER FOR ELEPHANTS).

 

Actress Bethany Joy Lenz (GUIDING LIGHT, ONE TREE HILL) tweeted the announcement to 481.1 K followers.

 

Actor Brett Dalton (AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.) tweeted the announcement to 194.3 K followers.

Tags: Raindance, Stage 32
Posted on: 08/28/2015 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF GLENDALE FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's character-driven, coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2015 Glendale International Film Festival. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two friends who take a road trip through America and into Mexico with the intention of exploring what truths unite people in a world slipping deeper into apathy and discord. 

 

This is the script's 13th award/honor. 

Posted on: 09/06/2015 CONNECT Member
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: 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/09/2015
Reaugh's LOST FARE quarter-finalist in The Adapted & True Stories For Film

Rachel Reaugh's feature screenplay LOST FARE made the quarter-finals in the 'Adapted & True Stories for Film Competition.'

 

So far the Judges initial feedback on LOST FARE were: "Seductive, lyrical, poetic dialogue. Nice character reveal.  Rich storyline.  Crisp description. Engaging opening scene. Overall well written. Good set up of conflict and goals."  

Tags: Adapted Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/27/2015 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder continues to move upward

David J Schroeder's screenplays continue to recieve recognition. He has recieved 52 Best screenplay awards for 6 different scripts since 2010, and currently writing a TV pilot under the tutelge of Tom Musca (STAND & DELIVER).

 

HALFWAY HOME was a feature Finalist, and BECOMING LANA LIU a short Finalist in the 2015 San Francisco Global Movie Festival.

 

HALFWAY HOME is a Finalist (top 3) in the 2015 Cincinnati FF, winner still pending.  HH is also a Finalist in the 2015 Awareness FF, winner still pending.

Posted on: 08/18/2015 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's THE PLANT made semi-finals in the Hollyshorts Screenplay Contest

Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay THE PLANT made the semi-finals in the HollyShorts Screenplay Contest.  Being a semi-finalist, Rachel is granted complete access to the Hollywood Short Film Festival happening during August 13 - August 22, 2015.  

 

At the Award Ceremony night, on August 20, 2015, THE PLANT will be a contender for the Grand Prize win which will consist of THE PLANT being Produced and Screened at the Hollywood Short Film Festival in 2016!!

 

 

Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/10/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), OFFICIAL SELECTION OF AWARENESS FF

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length romantic drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is an official selection of the 2015 Awareness Film Festival, which aims to show "films that do more than entertain." LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO follows a young half-Mexican, half-American woman who, after failing to make it as a dancer in New York City for seven years, returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles to find her place amid the political corruption and social injustice rampant in the small, traditional city. This is the 11th award/honor for the script, which can be described as BEFORE SUNRISE meets EVEN THE RAIN.

 

Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, MONTREAL GIRLS) is attached to direct.

Tags: Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition, WriteMovies.com, Awareness Film Festival
Posted on: 08/12/2015 CONNECT Member
Eric Irizarry's "The Message" is a Best Scripts Nominee at the BTSF

2015 Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest- Eric Irizarry's "The Message" is a Nominee for Best Scripts.  The second annual event at Jersey City's Brightside Tavern hosted by Chris Cullen and Chris Capaci.

The Message is a short film thriller about an average night out that spirals into a waking nightmare as a bride to be is pursued by an inhuman stalker with a disturbing message.   

 

http://www.brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/august-season-award-nominees.html

Tags: The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
Posted on: 08/17/2015
THE WAY BACK HOME, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF OAXACA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is an official selection of the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival. This is the third consecutive year one of LaPoma's screenplays has been selected to this festival. THE WAY BACK HOME is ranked in the top 3% of the more than 2,500 scripts listed on MovieBytes.com.  Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/09/2015 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's LOST FARE finalist in the True Tales Movie Ideas Competition

Rachel Reaugh's feature screenplay LOST FARE (based on a true story) was a finalist in the True Tales Movie Ideas & Script Competition.  

 

As a winning finalist of this competition Rachel recieved a complimentary telephone advisory session with Development Producer Laura Cross.

Tags: True Story Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/11/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) WINS 3RD AT AWARENESS FILM FEST

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), won 3rd place in the 2015 Awareness Film Festival. The Awareness Film Festival aims to show "films that do more than entertain." LaPoma's script A NOBLE TRUTH won 1st place in this competition last year. 

 

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

Tags: Awareness Film Festival
Posted on: 09/22/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
EVOLUTION MALLORCA FILM FEST SELECTS TWO OF JONATHAN LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS The Evolution Mallorca Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length screenplays A NOBLE TRUTH and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova) as official selections to their 2015 festival. In the past week, LaPoma has had 6 of his scripts place in screenwriting competitions, including making the top 12 in the Oaxaca Film Festival. Also, his coming-of-age novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY won 1st place in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes on October 7th.  Tags: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Posted on: 10/18/2015 CONNECT Member
Three More Wins

Writer/producer David J Schroeder wins FIRST PLACE in the 2015 Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards for his Caribbean Action/Adventure script, LOST CAUSE.  "Die Hard"-at-Sea.

 

Also, he wins FIRST PLACE in the 2015 Cincinnati Film Festival for his coming-of-age feature script, HALFWAY HOME - its 16th BEST screenplay award.

 

Furthermore, his short film, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins the 2015 Stage 32 Short Film Contest, and will premiere in London at the Raindance Film Festival on Sept.29th.

 

This is a total of 54 Best Awards, and over 120 top three awards.

Tags: Raindance Film Festival, Stage 32
Posted on: 09/22/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA'S THE WAY BACK HOME A FINALIST IN NEW YORK SCREENPLAY Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a finalist in the 2015 New York Screenplay Contest. This is the script's 11th award/honor.  Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/19/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff Nimoy's Degenerate Gamblers in Finals & Q-Finals in 2 major contests!

Jeff Nimoy's mob comedy "Degenerate Gamblers" was recently announced as a 2015 Scriptapalooza Finalist! That means out of over 3,400 international entries, "Degenerate Gamblers" finished in the Top 30. The screenplay was written as an ultra-low budget feature and is about a recent college graduate who tries to get his deceased father's good luck charm back from a mobster who runs an illegal gambling joint in Brooklyn.

 

And even more recently, it was announced as a Quarter-Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting contest!

 

Jeff Nimoy is an Emmy Award winning Writer/Producer/Director who has recently been developing a sitcom he created for MTV and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video.

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/12/2015
Tom Batt's Birdwatching Naked named Runner up in Scriptapalooza

Tom Batt's Birdwatching Naked finished 2015's Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition as a Top Ten Runner Up.

 

Birdwatching Naked is a spy comedy about a bored civil servant who's only wish is to become a field agent for MI6. When he's sent on a compulsory vacation after a nervous breakdown, he uncovers a terrorist plot in a small French town and decides to investigate. 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/13/2015 CONNECT Member
DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY PUBLISHED TODAY Today is the official publication date of Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning literary fiction novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY. DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. Kirkus Reviews awarded it Recommended Review status and called it an "Entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American education system," the San Francisco Book Review called it "Incredibly artistic . . . raw and endearing," and the Stargazer Literary Prizes awarded it as a finalist in their 2015 competition. DEVELOPING MINDS can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and the publisher, Laughing Fire Press's, website, www.laughingfire.com.
Posted on: 09/14/2015 CONNECT Member
Podium Win for LOST CAUSE LOST CAUSE wins 3rd Place for action/adventure feature screenplay in the 2015 Los Angeles Screenplay Contest. For writer/producer David J Schroeder, this is 118 top-three finishes for 6 different scripts and 7 production awards since 2010.
Posted on: 11/30/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN LA SCREENPLAY CONTEST

The Los Angeles Screenplay Contest has selected Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), as the 2nd place winner of their 2015 drama category. They also selected LaPoma's script THE WAY BACK HOME as a finalist in the same category.

 

LaPoma has won 19 awards/honors since 10/7, and he's won 64 overall since 2013.

 

Both LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO and THE WAY BACK HOME are ranked in the top 3% of the more than 2,600 feature-length screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com, and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO is also the 4th ranked script in the romance category.

 

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

Posted on: 11/30/2015 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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO OFFICIAL SELECTION OF PASADENA FILM FEST

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

 

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

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 01/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Short Winners for David J Schroeder

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 01/18/2016 CONNECT Member
2015 Screencraft - Action & Thriller semifinalist WHAT YOU KNOW is an edgy crime thriller involving an idealistic woman who steals a box of evidence from a man who had abducted her and friends years ago for a night of torture. It is a semi-finalist for ScreenCraft's 2015 Action and Thriller Screenplay contest! Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 01/22/2016
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
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SELBY INTER FILMFEST in UK Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect takes 2016 Offical Selection for best international short film. It was also the 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2016
JON LAPOMA'S DELLWOOD A DIAMOND AWARD WINNER IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama DELLWOOD is a finalist in the Diamond Award category of the 2015 California Film Awards. DELLWOOD follows a successful, but unhappy, novelist who reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral. While there, he reminisces about his experiences as a child playing basketball on a city court to escape from emotional abuse, and he understands himself and the theme of his next project more clearly. DELLWOOD can be described as STAND BY ME meets THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, and it's the 7th ranked Urban screenplay in MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts section.  Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/09/2016 CONNECT Member
ISA Fast Track Fellowship Finalist Screenwriter Tara Hall's hour-long pilot "Private" makes it to the top 50 of ISA Fast Track fellowship in 2015.  Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
Tara Hall's "No Peas for the Weary" Produced

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

Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's THE PLANT made the QuarterFinals in American Gem Short Competition

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

 

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

Tags: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's PROMISE IN A BUBBLE won Best Script in the Short Script to Screen

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

 

This Competition is hosted by Rebel Seed Productions.

Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED - SCOTT PITTOCK, FINALIST IN SHORT SCRIPT TO SCREEN The 2016 Short Script to Screen Contest announces Something Under the Bed as one of ten finalists. The sci-fi thriller is about a scientist who may or may not be holding the key to the future under his bed.  Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2016
Multiple successes for KT Parker in 2016 already! Four of KT Parker's scripts are amongst those that have reached the quarter-final stage of the Screenwriting Goldmine competition, one of the UK's most prestigious screenwriting competitions. This is an extraordinary result to have all four entries to a competition honoured in this way. Tags: Screenwriting Goldmine
Posted on: 02/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Winner World Music & Independent Film Festival 2016 The original score "Pretty Fishes" by Paige Brien with artist Jaclyn Monroe in Brien's short film 'Behind Glass' ' is doing very well in the festivals!
Posted on: 02/06/2016 CONNECT Member
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
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, MIAMI INDIE FILMFEST

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

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

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

 

Tags: Finow International Film & Script Festival
Posted on: 02/02/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS ADVANCE IN FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 01/23/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Short Success for David J Schroeder

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

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

 

also,

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

 

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

 

Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Jody Ellis' "Pipeline" and "Girl Undercover"

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards, Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 01/06/2016
Zach Quinones's "Piece by Piece" and "Eden" find success Zach Quinones' short film projects "Piece By Piece" and "Eden" won awards at their respective competition.  The former winning The Walker Stalker con in Philadelphia which in turn won it a showcase spot at The Walker Stalker con in Atlanta with cast members of The Walking Dead in attendance.  "Eden" won Best In Show at the Art Institute of Atlanta.  Both projects are available for viewing upon request. 
Posted on: 01/03/2016 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA #1 BEST SELLER ON AMAZON Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in the "Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories, putting it ahead of works by Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, John Grisham, and Chuck Palahnuik. DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college grads who struggle with alienation and addiction as they try to survive a year of teaching at dysfunctional Miami public schools. It can be seen as POST OFFICE by Charles Bukowski meets TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt. 
Posted on: 12/10/2015 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
TODD ZING'S SNAP OUT OF IT (COMEDY PILOT) IS A SCREENCRAFT TOP 10 FINALIST!

Out of more than 1,500 submissions, Todd Zing's single camera comedy, Snap Out of It, was chosen as a Top 10 Finalist in the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Contest in 2015!  Snap Out of It is the story of Rob, an impassioned musician who wakes from a fifteen year coma and struggles to revive his music career, get his college degree, and adjust to a bizarro social media world where his friends and family are ludicrously different people than they were before. 

 

 

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 12/12/2015
Robin Jennings' TV Pilot receives Honorable Mention at WIFF Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, received an Honorable Mention in the Script Competition for this season's Women's Independent Film Festival. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs.
Posted on: 12/14/2015
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN 2015 AURA SCREENWRITER AWARDS

Jonathan LaPoma's scripts DELLWOOD and SANDLEY (short screenplay) are quarterfinalists in the 2015 Aura Screenwriter Awards. 

 

LaPoma has won 21 awards/honors since October 7th, and 66 overall since 2013.  

Tags: Aura Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/06/2015 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder has 3 Scripts advance in the Aura Screenwriters Awards

"BECOMING LANA LIU" and "WHEN YOU'RE DEAD" are short screenplay Quarter-Finalists in the 2015 Aura Screenwriters Awards.

 

"CURB YOU'RE ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT" is an Existing TV sitcom script Quarter-Finalist in the 2015 Aura Screenwriters Awards.

 

Winners pending. Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/05/2015 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
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
Catherine Fridey Top Finalist in Breaking Walls Thriller Competition Catherine Fridey's feature thriller, "Twiggers," has been named a top finalist in the 2015 Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition. This script has previously been a semifinalist in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.  Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/05/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA ADVANCES IN MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION Jonathan LaPoma's short script SANDLEY has advanced to the semifinals in the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition. SANDLEY follows a first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school who finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student.  Tags: Marquee Lights Competition, Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/14/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA WINS GRAND PRIZE IN LONDON FILM AWARDS FOR SECOND TIME

The London Film Awards has selected Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's romantic drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), as the Grand Prize winner of their 2015 Feature Screenplay category. This is the second consecutive year LaPoma has won the Grand Prize in this competition, winning with his script THE WAY BACK HOME last year. His scripts have won 67 awards/honors in the last two years. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO can be seen as BEFORE SUNRISE meets EVEN THE RAIN. 

 

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

Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 12/15/2015 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
Irish Writer Niall Queenan Wins International Screenwriting Awards

October 2015, thriller NEXT OF KIN written by Niall Queenan won the Gold Prize in the Thriller/Horror category of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards in Hollywood, California. As a result, Niall was signed by producer/manager Peter Katz of Story Driven in Los Angeles.

 

At the end of October his psychological thriller SHADOW OF THE BLACKBIRD also won the Bronze Prize in the Thriller/Horror category of the World Series of Screenwriting Awards in Hollywood, California.

 

2015 ended with NEXT OF KIN among the 100 semi-finalists chosen from over 1,400 entries for Table Read My Screenplay (Park City).

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 12/31/2015
Jeff Nimoy Gets TWO Screenplays into the Finals of Table Read My Screenplay

Jeff Nimoy's mob comedy "Degenerate Gamblers" and his animated feature "Lint" were both selected as finalists (Top 100 out of 1400 entries) for the 2015-16 Table Read My Screenplay-Screenplay Contest (Park City). In 2015 "Degenerate Gamblers" was also a Scriptapalooza finalist (Top 30 out of over 3,400 international entries) and a Quarter-Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting contest! The screenplay was written as an ultra-low budget feature and is about a recent college graduate who tries to get his deceased father's good luck charm back from a mobster who runs an illegal gambling joint in Brooklyn.

 

In the past, the animation script "Lint," about tiny lint creatures who have to leave their village behind a washer/dryer due to a flood, was named a semi-finalist for the 2011 Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/31/2015
"The Valley" Semi-Finalist in ISA's 2015 Table Read My Screenplay!

Duncan Ralston's TV pilot script, "The Valley," is one of 100 Semi-Finalists in ISA's 2015 Table Read My Screenplay! With more than 1400 entries, that puts it in the top 7%. Contests finalists and Grad Prize will be announced January 12th.

 

The Valley is a fictional account of the true story of a FBI/Miami Dade undercover investigation into the '70s porn industry, to root out the mafia's involvement.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 01/01/2016
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS

The California Film Awards has selected Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova) as a part of their 2015 competition. THE WAY BACK HOME won 5th place and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO is a finalist. 

 

Jonathan LaPoma's screenplays have won 69 awards/honors since 2013.

 

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

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
ROBIN JENNINGS' TV PILOT IS A MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION FINALIST Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, placed as a Finalist in the Original TV Pilot category for the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs. Tags: Marquee Lights Competition, Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/30/2015
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK SELECTED TO THE LAIFFA

The 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, the now produced The Inselberg Effect recently became an official selection in the December Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and nominated for best comedy/dramedy. The dark comedy is about a divorced man seeking guidance from a well-admired author.   

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 12/22/2015
JON LAPOMA'S SANDLEY A FINALIST IN 2015 AURA SCREENWRITER AWARDS

Jonathan LaPoma's humorous character-driven short drama, SANDLEY, is a finalist in the 2015 Aura Screenwriter Awards. 

 

SANDLEY follows a first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school who finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. 

Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/23/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Mark Robertson's E-DEN takes "Honourable Mention" in Screenplay Festival

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

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

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

Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 05/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Shelley Krawchuk's screenplay 'Blintzes to Burkas' Continuing Success

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

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Shelley Krawchuk's 'Noodletown' Animated Short Successes

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Jax Kearney's screenplay 'The Overlord's Bridge' wins at Action on Film

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

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Top Ten Finalist for Living Storm Productions Short Screenplay Contest Rebecca Williams Spindler's short dramedy, 'Holster', placed in the Top Ten for the 2016 Screenwriting competition Living Storm Productions Short Screenplay Contest.  A bitter yet comedic tongue-in-cheek story of a divorced dad who is reaquainted with his weapon of choice. Tags: 2016 Living Storm Productions Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
'Daffodil' by Christina Wollerman - Quarterfinalist in 2016 BlueCat

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

Tags: BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), A FINALIST IN WORLD SERIES CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2016 World Series of Screenwriting. This is the script's 30th award/honor and LaPoma's 102nd. 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' is ranked 2nd in the Urban, 5th in the Romance, and 9th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts (over 2,700 scripts are listed on the site).  Tags: WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 11/01/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
SCREENWRITER PHIL PARKER ADVANCES IN BIG BREAK CONTEST

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Hal Harris 'Better At Life' Wins Silver Award at Page 2016 Hal Harris' script 'Better At Life' was awarded Silver in the Family Film Category at the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
Posted on: 10/25/2016
Marni Sullivan's script reaches Semi-Finalist of Nicholl Fellowships 2016 Marni Sullivan's screenplay 'SYVERTSEN'S COMPLEX' made semi-finals of the Nicholl Fellowships in 2016.
Posted on: 10/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's feature - second rounder in Austin & Nicholl Shay Thurmon's action/adventure feature "Minor Alterations" is a second rounder in the Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's action film - second rounder at Austin Film Festival. Shay Thurmon's action feature "House of Jaguar" is named a second rounder in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO', OFFICIAL SELECTION, EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD

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

 

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

Posted on: 11/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Vicki Joyce's 'Hell Gate to Golden Gate' finalist in 2016 Scriptapalooza

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

 

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 11/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Ahana Umesh's "MATCHED BY SERA" is Emerging Screenwriters 2016 Finalist Ahana Umesh's screenplay, "Matched by Sera" qualified as a finalist in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Featuring witty repartee, it revolves around the CEO of a matchmaking company, who is better adept at handling other people's love lives than her own. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel J. Mitchell Receives Dual Awards in BEA Festival of Media Arts Daniel J. Mitchell snags two awards at the BEA Festival of Media Arts: 1st place in the Short Subject category for his action-comedy "Superfluous", and 2nd place in the Original TV Series Pilot category for his hi-octane, sci-fi thriller, “War Bank”. Awards were presented by Academy Award winner Antonio Zarro at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tags: BEA Festival of Media Arts
Posted on: 12/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Glenn Acosta's 'GLIMPSE' - Semifinalist at 2016 Diverse Voices Glenn' Acosta's feature script 'GLIMPSE' advances to the semifinals at 2016 Diverse Voices.  This follows advancing to the Second Round at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, which represents the top 15% of 9,100 scripts entered. 'GLIMPSE' is co-written with Andy Froemke, a 2016 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.  Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 11/15/2016 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' ADVANCES IN LA CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma's short drama 'A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' has won its second award today, advancing to the semifinals of the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' is based on LaPoma's short story of the same name which appeared in the November 2014 issue of 34thParallel Magazine, and that story is based on a chapter of LaPoma's novel 'Understanding The Alacran'. LaPoma's ten scripts have won a total of 104 awards/honors in the last three years.  Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 11/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's action/adventure script- Semi finalist in Scriptapalooza Shay Thurmon's action/adventure feature screenplay "Minor Alterations" advances to semi-finals in Scriptapalooza script competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Fellowship
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel J. Mitchell’s action-comedy “Superfluous” Top 100 Finalist Daniel J. Mitchell’s quirky, superhero action-comedy “Superfluous” makes the Top 100 Finalists in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/06/2016 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' SELECTED FOR MONTHLY FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's short drama 'A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' is an official selection of the 2016 Monthly Film Festival's October-November edition. Winners will be announced in December. 
Posted on: 11/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Melissa Emery's 'Surviving Leo 'Named Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 10/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Erin Dooley's 'A Way to Forgiveness' Premiere's November 6th 2016 ISA CONNECT member Erin Dooley's documentary film 'A Way to Forgiveness' will premiere in North Hollywood on November 6 and will be available online and on DVD on November 16. The documentary follows Erin's journey along the centuries old pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, as she explores the topic of forgiveness. Tags: D.A.S.H. Entertainment, LLC
Posted on: 10/21/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
"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
'SOFI'S JOURNEY' ADVANCES TO FINALS IN EVOLUTION MALLORCA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama 'Sofi's Journey' has advanced to the finals of the 2016 Evolution Mallorca Film Festival.
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Posted on: 10/06/2016
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
LA TIERRA YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) WINS THE AUCKLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 10/01/2016 CONNECT Member
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES TO FINALS IN HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY CONTEST

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

 

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

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/04/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' ADVANCES TO FINALS IN ANCHORAGE FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'La Tierra Que Yo Amo' (Land That I Love), has advanced to the finals of the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival. 'La Tierra Que Yo Amo' is ranked 9th in the Drama, 2nd in the Urban, and 5th in the Romance categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts, and is ranked in the top 1% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on the site. The script has won 29 awards/honors and LaPoma's 10 screenplays have won 101 overall.
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Afonso Henrique awarded TIME WARNER SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP Afonso Henrique has been selected for a Screenwriting Fellowship with Time Warner via the Bourough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Tags: New York City Independent Film Festival, New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Adam Luff's 'Lunar Art' has a run of competition success. 2016 has been a successful year for Adam Luff's science fiction drama 'Lunar Art'.


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

 

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

- Reaching the Quarter Finals at Scriptapalooza (July 2016)

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

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

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

Tags: Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network, New Renaissance Film Festival (London,UK), Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 10/20/2016
'Nurture of the Beast' has a great 2016 In January 2016, Adam Luff collaborated with actor and long time friend, Tom Brumpton on a micro short 'Nurture of the Beast' a sci-fi horror about a scientist that has devoted his life to work at the cost of his family life.

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 10/20/2016
'Hat Trick' Back in the spring of 2012, Adam Luff was living in San Francisco and wrote, directed and played the lead in his silent movie homage 'Hat Trick' a short about an unconfident man using magic to solve all his problems but magic cannot solve everything.


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

Hat Trick has achieved two nominations at film festivals:

 

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

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

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 10/20/2016
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS THE MAC UNDERGROUND FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', won Best Screenplay at the 2016 MAC Underground Film Festival. The script is ranked 5th in the LGBT category of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. 
Posted on: 10/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes reaches Semifinals of 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest Kelly Beck-Byrnes continues her positive streak as two of her scripts move forward in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest: 'Glitches' for Drama, and 'Girls' for one-hour spec. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck Byrnes Comedy Feature 'Glitches' wins Gold 'Glitches' was honored with Gold award in the International Independent Film Awards (Summer 2016). Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
MARY DESANTIS - FINALIST IN THE WEXFORD FILM FESTIVAL, IRELAND!

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

 

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

 

DeSantis has called California home for three decades. 

Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
Kelly Beck-Byrnes in Top 50 for ISA Fast Track Fellowship Kelly Beck-Byrnes' comedy Feature film 'Glitches' was accepted into the top 50 in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 10/15/2016 CONNECT Member
ASHLING labeled "KID-FRIENDLY" by 2016 Emerging Screenwriters contest judge

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

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/09/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO', SEMIFINALIST IN LA CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. This is the script's 32nd award/honor and LaPoma's 106th overall for his ten screenplays. 
Posted on: 12/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Bridget Bell McMahon's 'Rearranging Roxy' - Fresh Voices Quarter Finalist 'Rearranging Roxy' by Bridget Bell McMahon earns Quarter Finalist place in Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/25/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' Advances in Fresh Voices Competition

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 01/26/2017 CONNECT Member
MARY DESANTIS makes the Quarter Finals! 2016 FreshVoices Screenplay Contest Mary's feature script 'Ashling' is a dynamic sci-fi fantasy adventure set in Ireland. The female protagonist is a member of Ireland's minority nomadic culture known as An Lucht Siuil, or the Travelling People. The script is also under consideration for the FreshVoices Culture & Heritage Award! Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/26/2017 CONNECT Member
Christopher Haviland's True Crime Mystery 'HARMLESS' now under option Christopher Sirmons Haviland's mystery thriller, 'Harmless', based on the true story of a little girl who was brutally murdered in 1969, has been optioned by producer-director Peter Engert in Florida.
Posted on: 02/01/2017 CONNECT Member
Jeff York starts second year of "Page 2 Screen" podcast for the ISA With a full 53 recordings in just over a year, "Page 2 Screen" has rounded into its second year of broadcast for the International Screenwriters Association. It is hosted by acclaimed writer and ISA member Jeff York. Each week another ISA member and Jeff review a current film or television series with an emphasis on its journey from page to screen. It's grown each week in popularity, and as the 2017 year starts, a new slate of writers are being lined up, as well as some of the more popular guests from the past season. (Who knows, perhaps YOU could be one of Jeff's guests very soon!) Tags: International Screenwriters' Association
Posted on: 01/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" wins the Festival for Horror screenplay contest

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Festival for Horror Screenplay Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 01/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon wins Best Woman Filmmaker - Canadian Diversity Film Festival

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Posted on: 01/07/2017 CONNECT Member
Matt Clingempeel - Finalist in 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition 'KPop' by Matt Clingempeel and Brendan Vogel was a finalist in the 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Final Draft's Big Break Quarter-Finalist Matt Clingempeel 'Byron, the Pale Rider' by Matt Clingempeel was a quarter-finalist in Final Draft's 2016 Big Break Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Chris Courtney Martin Options Comedy Short As of January 2017, Martin's short comedy script 'Rock Bottom' is under option with Milepost 42 Films.
Posted on: 01/18/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' ADVANCES IN SACRAMENTO FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For the Holidays', has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Sacramento International Film Festival. This is the script's 11th award/honor and LaPoma's 111th overall. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!' ADVANCES IN THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, 'DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!', advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2017 Monthly Film Festival. This is the script's first award/honor and LaPoma's 112th overall. 
Posted on: 02/06/2017 CONNECT Member
Ruben Bush's 'BLACKOUT.COM' Semi-finalist in WeScreenplay Feature Contest Ruben Bush's screenplay 'BLACKOUT.COM' has recently been named a semi-finalist in the WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Contest (Winter 2016). This original drama placed out of approximately one thousand entrants. This was the first contest for 'Blackout.com'. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/19/2017 CONNECT Member
Ruben Bush's 'BLACKOUT.COM' Quarter-finalist Write Movies int'l competition Ruben Bush's feature 'BLACKOUT.COM' has been named a quarter-finalist in the Write Movies International Screenwriting Competition (winter 2016). 'Blackout.com' has advanced to the next round where it will be re-evaluated for consideration as a semi-finalist. This is the second competition and second accolade for this screenplay. Tags: WriteMovies Winter 2016 Screenwriting Competition, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 02/19/2017 CONNECT Member
'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais becomes finalist in Spotlight Contest

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

 

 

Tags: The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/21/2017 CONNECT Member
'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais top 50 in ISA Fast Track IV 'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais finished in top 50 of the ISA Fast Track IV Competition. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 02/21/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' ADVANCES IN WRITEMOVIES Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 WriteMovies winter contest. This is the script's 13th award/honor and LaPoma's 115th overall. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, WriteMovies Winter 2016 Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/17/2017 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES', ADVANCES IN OREGON SHORT FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's short screenplay 'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' is an official selection of the 2017 Oregon Short Film Festival. This is the script's 3rd award/honor and LaPoma's 114th overall. 
Posted on: 02/16/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', FINALIST IN BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', is a finalist in the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival. This is the script's 12th award/honor and LaPoma's 113th overall.  Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Beverly Hills Film Festival, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 02/12/2017 CONNECT Member
'DIETRICH DANZIG' Now a Finalist in Omaha! John Pisano-Thomsen's screenplay 'Dietrich Danzig' is now a finalist in the 2017 Omaha Film Festival! John will be there March 11-12 for a 10-page live reading of all the finalists and to participate in a Q&A session at the 2017 Writer's Theatre. Awards ceremony will follow on March 12th.
Posted on: 02/14/2017 CONNECT Member
'CONNECT' Wins 2017 Canada Independent Film Fest. BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY!

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Canada Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 02/14/2017 CONNECT Member
Marni Sullivan's screenplay selected for Sundance Table Read Marni Sullivan's screenplay, 'Syvertsen's Complex', was selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the Table Read My Screenplay 2017- Park City contest. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS HONORABLE MENTION IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', won honorable mention in the 2016 California Film Awards. This is the script's 9th award/honor and LaPoma's 109th overall.  Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA WINS THE LONDON FILM AWARDS FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR For the third consecutive year, Jonathan LaPoma has won the feature screenplay grand prize at the London Film Awards, winning this year with his coming-of-age drama 'A NOBLE TRUTH'. This is the script's 19th award/honor, and it's ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,800 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com.  Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 12/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Judi Blaze a Quarter Finalist in WriteMovies

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

 

Posted on: 12/16/2016 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS HONORABLE MENTION IN WRITEMOVIES CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed comedy, 'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', won honorable mention in the December 2016 edition of the WriteMovies Monthly Contest. This is the script's 8th award/honor and LaPoma's 108th overall for his ten scripts.  Tags: WriteMovies Monthly Contest
Posted on: 12/20/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Paul Mahoney is Euroscript 2016 Winner for Romantic Comedy 'Elvis Town'

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN 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
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' advances in three more contests

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

 

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

Posted on: 12/22/2016 CONNECT Member
"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
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' wins, again.

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

 

Schroeder has won 57 Best Awards for 6 scripts and 58 Best awards for his first production/screenplay, 'THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT'; it has screened in over 71 film festivals in England, France, Italy, Belgium, Canada and the USA.

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

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

 

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

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

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/02/2017 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun listed as one of the top 100 Indie Screenwriters

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

 

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

Posted on: 01/02/2017 CONNECT Member
Sharon Wajswol semifinalist in 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition. Sharon Wajswol's web series, 'Bombay Kitchen', is a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencrat Pilot Launch Competition. This is the script's first award/honor.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 01/05/2017 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes finalist WE Screenplay Diverse Voices Kelly Beck-Byrnes is in the running as a finalist in the 2016 Diverse Voices competition with her screenplay "Glitches" This script is now in consideration for the Grand Prize. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes Semifinalist Spotlight Screenplay Competition Kelly Beck-Byrnes' screenplay 'Glitches' is a semifinalist in the Spotlight Screenplay Competition, and in the running for finalist. Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Kelly Beck-Byrnes scripts Second Rounder 2016 Austin Film Festival Kelly Beck-Byrnes screenplays 'Glitches' and a spec script for 'GIRLS' were second rounders in the 2016 Austin Film Festival. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Kelly Beck-Byrnes is a Semifinalist Table Read My Screenplay PARK CITY Kelly Beck-Byrnes screenplay 'Glitches' made the semifinals for Table Read My Screenplay - Park City. In consideration for finals, which will be announced on January 5th 2017. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/29/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER ADVANCES IN FINAL DRAFT'S BIG BREAK CONTEST

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/30/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
Gary Files - Table Read My Screenplay Gary Files becomes a Semi Finalist placing with his screenplay "Simon Says" in the Table Read My Screenlat Contest - London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/01/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - COMMISSIONED BY BBC WORLDWIDE

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

 

 

PILOT EPISODE:

 

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

Tags: BBC Worldwide
Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - CONTRACTED TO WRITE TREATMENT Phil Parker has just been hired by the award-winning team over at T.P. Productions to write a treatment for their new animated feature. The treatment will be used to pitch for production funding, with the aim of hiring Phil to write the screenplay as well.
Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS WINS 4TH IN INDIE GATHERING FILM FEST

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

 

LaPoma's scripts have won 85 awards/honors.  

 

Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SWEDISH FILM FEST

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 06/27/2016 CONNECT Member
SCOTT PITTOCK PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE FADE IN AWARDS Scott Pittock's thriller/horror western Sanctuary places in the quarter-finals of the 20th Annual Fade In Awards.  His short screenplay, the Sci-Fi/Thriller Something Under the Bed also placed as a quarter-finalist in the contest! Tags: Fade In Awards, Short Script To Screen Contest, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/26/2016
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SEMI-FINALIST, TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY LONDON! Sanctuary is a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Table Read My Screenplay - London!  The horror/thriller western placed in the top 100! Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/19/2016
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED BY SCOTT PITTOCK, AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's Sci-Fi/Thriller short screenplay Something Under the Bed becomes an official selection in the 2016 American GrindHouse Film Festival! Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 06/20/2016
Screenwriter Sarah Horwell's script long listed for WriterSlam UK 2015 for TV Pilot Comedy Series! Tags: WriterSlam UK
Posted on: 06/21/2016
Joe Leone hired to co-write script for Sonram Productions Joe was hired to scribe the action juggernaut "Layers of Lies" with Ramin Sohrab of Sonram Productions.  This story follows a prodigal son and his European fiancée to his native home of Iran, where his betrothed is kidnapped and he must go on a life-threatening quest to not only find her, by discover why she was abducted.  
Posted on: 06/22/2016
DEVELOPING MINDS, FINALIST IN 2016 FAPA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

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

 

 

Posted on: 07/04/2016 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA A JUROR FOR 2016 SAN DIEGO KIDS FILM FEST The San Diego International Kids Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 screenwriting competition. This is the second consecutive year LaPoma has been a juror of this festival.  Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 07/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Melissa Emery's The Courage Inside Wins/ Places Multiple Awards

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

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

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

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, CineStory Screenwriting Awards, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 07/18/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMP The western/horror script, Sanctuary, a story about a family who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, is now an official selection in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition.   Tags: Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/21/2016
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
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
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADVANCES IN PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS

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

 

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/16/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK, QUARTER-FINALIST IN AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILMFEST Scott Pittock's horror/thriller western screenplay Sanctuary continues its competition/festival run with a Quarter-Finalist placement in the Austin Revolution Film Festival. Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/12/2016
Product 125 Receives a FINALIST Nod Jim Falletta's sci-fi thriller, PRODUCT 125, just finished as a Top 10 FINALIST in the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards. Please contact Jim directly if you would like to take a read. http://www.filmmatic.com/announcing-the-2016-filmmatic-screenplay-awards... - Check out the Sci Fi list :).
Posted on: 07/05/2016 CONNECT Member
JAGGED EDGE by Tamara Herman and Cindy Aronson

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

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

Tags: Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Posted on: 07/06/2016 CONNECT Member
"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
PHIL PARKER - CONTRACTED FOR FEATURE

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

 

The client was thrilled with the result:

 

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

 

Posted on: 06/18/2016 CONNECT Member
Free Spirits by Craig Fleming receives Special Mention at Table Read London Missed it by THAT much! "Free Spirits," one-hour supernatural drama by Craig Fleming, missed finishing in the top ten, receiving a Special Mention by the judges at Table Read My Screenplay - London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/17/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - 1ST PLACE - NASHVILLE

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/02/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - PRAISED BY SCREENCRAFT

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 06/02/2016 CONNECT Member
SOFI'S JOURNEY AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF MEDIA ADVENTURES FILM FEST

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

 

www.jonlapoma.com 

  

Posted on: 06/04/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS A SEMIFINALIST IN LOS ANGELES CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, is a semifinalist in the Los Angeles CineFest. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a black comedy that follows an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his suicidal brother, only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK meets BAD SANTA). This is the script's first award/honor and LaPoma's 83rd overall. 
Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 06/04/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - SEMI-FINALIST IN FILMQUEST Scott Pittock's horror/western feature script Sanctuary a Semi-Finalist in FilmQuest 2016.  FilmQuest was considered one of the Top 50 film festivals to enter in 2015 by MovieMaker Magizine! Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/02/2016
Blue Shirt Green Tie wins Best Story award. Blue Shirt Green Tie, written and directed by Darren Swanson, wins Best Story Award at 2015 Show The Love Film Festival.
Posted on: 05/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Darren Swanson's short comedy Blue Shirt Green Tie airs on ABC2 Blue Shirt Green Tie, a short comedy written and directed by Darren Swanson is produced under the Raw Nerve initiative, and screens publicly in Hobart, Tasmania. Blue Shirt Green Tie goes on to be screened internationally at various films festivals and airs multiple times on TV on ABC2 and online on IView.
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA A JUROR OF SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FEST

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

 

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

Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - FINALIST - SCREENCRAFT ACTION

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

 

 

Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN Reaches ScreenCraft Family Feature Contest Semi-Finals BETWIXT AND BETWEEN, The True Origins of Peter Pan, shoots to the top in ScreenCraft Family Feature Contest, reaching the Semi-Finals. 
Posted on: 06/08/2016
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED BY SCOTT PITTOCK, FANTASY/SCI-FI FILM & SCREENPLAY Scott Pittock's short script the Sci-Fi/Thriller Something Under the Bed has been selected by Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Contest.  The short will be performed by professional actors in early fall. The short was also a Finalist in the 2015 Short Script To Screen Contest. Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 06/10/2016
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Snowman" Feature - Semi-Finalist 2015 Table Read My Screenplay "The Snowman", a feature written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a finalist in the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay Competition.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 06/16/2016
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PTTOCK, A FINALIST IN THE STORYPROS AWARDS CONTEST Scott Pittock's Sanctuary, his horror/western about a family at odds with each other who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, placed as a finalist in the 9th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Competition.   Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"GLIMPSE" and "REDREAMERS" Advance to Semifinals at 2016 STORYPROS Both of Glenn Acosta's high concept scripts, Glimpse and Redreamers, advanced to the semifinals at StoryPros.  Redreamers' logline: When a car accident takes the life of his wife and son, a man turns to a dream technology so he can continue "living" his lost life through his dreams; but when he meets a new woman he must decide between fantasy and reality.  Glimpse's logline: A female District Attorney looks for the man she believes is her reincarnated lover to prevent the murder she saw forty years ago in a vision. Tags: StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/12/2016 CONNECT Member
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
PHIL PARKER - PRAISED BY BLACK LIST

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 06/15/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder makes the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition 'Hot List'

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/25/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short script is a Semi-Finalist

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

 

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

Tags: Short Film Grants Competition and Awards
Posted on: 07/29/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 2016 OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Oaxaca FilmFest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/06/2016 CONNECT Member
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
SCOTT PITTOCK'S SANCTUARY OFFICIAL SELECTION IN THE OAXACA FILMFEST 'Sanctuary', Scott Pittock's feature-length horror/western is up for three awards in the 7th annual Oaxaca Film Festival: best feature, best original concept, and the 2016 Global Script Challenge for best overall script! Tags: Fade In Awards, Oaxaca FilmFest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/09/2016
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF EYECATCHER FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 09/10/2016 CONNECT Member
Glimpse Advances at 2016 Austin Film Festival Glenn's feature script Glimpse advances to second round at the 2016 Austin Film Festival (top 15% of 9,100 entries).  This follows being selected as Semifinalist at StoryPros and Quarterfinalist at Stage 32.   Glenn's other script Redreamers advanced to quarterfinals at Screencraft Sci-Fi. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/05/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - FINALIST IN THE LAS VEGAS INTER SCREEN COMP Scott Pittock's Sanctuary, his horror/western about a family at odds with each other who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, placed as a Finalist in the western category in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition! Tags: Fade In Awards, Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/04/2016
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SEMIFINALIST IN EXTREME SCREENPLAY CONTEST

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Extreme Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND IN AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/03/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF MAC FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/15/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Geoffrey D. Calhoun Nominated for Best New Writer at AOFFEST Geoffrey D. Calhoun was nominated for Best New Writer in the 2016 Action On Film Festival XII.

 

 

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

 

 

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

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/25/2016 CONNECT Member
Wendy Jane Henson Moves Up to Semifinalist WeTV Screenwriting Competition

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

 

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

Tags: Acclaim Scripts, WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/25/2016
The Expense of a Man by Melissa Emery Finalist in Acclaim Competition

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

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

Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Sofia's Journey & The Way Back Home Semifinalists in Evolution Mallorca FF

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tags: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Section 504 by Melissa Emery Named 2016 Page Awards Finalist

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/21/2016 CONNECT Member
One Child Born won First Prize in 2016 DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/18/2016 CONNECT Member
SANDLEY, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF LAKE CHARLES FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 09/19/2016 CONNECT Member
T.P. Productions hire Phil Parker for second writing gig

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

 

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

 

PRAISE FROM TENT PICTURES:

 

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

Posted on: 09/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Bridget Bell McMahon's Love, Dementia Rock "N" Roll name Finalist Love, Dementia, Rock "N" Roll (Rearranging Roxy) earns Finalist award in 2016 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition 2016 (Drama) Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
McLeary's Mulligan, Finalist, 2016 Las Vegas International Screenwriting McLeary's Mulligan earned Finalist in 2016 Las Vegas International Screenplay Competition in the drama category Tags: Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO and THE WAY BACK HOME ADVANCE IN CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/06/2016 CONNECT Member
WENDY JANE HENSON WINS TV SCRIPT COMPETITION Wendy's TV pilot EARTH NOW INC. "Honey, You Can't Make Up This Stuff" has won the Acclaim TV Script competition. Previously one of six finalists in the Oregon International Film Awards, the action/romance follows a broadcast journalist who persuades a rogue geologist to join her crusade against an oil company conspiracy, risking their careers and his life.  Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 08/09/2016
David J Schroeder's Short Script is a Finalist

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

 

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

Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/10/2016 CONNECT Member
DeSantis Nominated for Culture & Heritage Award, 2016 FreshVoices Contest!

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/12/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
IRISH FILM BOARD PRAISES FANTASY SCRIPT 'ASHLING'

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Irish Film Board
Posted on: 08/12/2016 CONNECT Member
DEVELOPING MINDS WINS BRONZE IN FAPA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 08/13/2016 CONNECT Member
'Cleaning House' wins Grand Prize in TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY - LONDON

 

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 08/23/2016 CONNECT Member
KELLY BECK BYRNES ACCEPTED TO THE 2016 WRITERS RETREATS

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/25/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO SCRIPTS IN THE QUARTER-FINALS OF SCREENCRAFT HORROR COMPETITION Scott Pittock places two feature scripts Sanctuary and Cloven Hoof (co-written) in the Quarter-Finals of the 2016 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition.   Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Fade In Awards, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/26/2016
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
Moral Compass - an Official Selection at Noosa International Film Festival! Moral Compass, written and directed by Kylie Garcelon, has been officially selected to the Noosa International Film Festival's open short film category. Moral Compass (originally titled WIFEALITY) is a confronting film about a loving wife who is faced with a terrible reality as she watches her husband, suffering with Alzheimer's disease, fall into a steep, mental decline.  Tags: Noosa International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/23/2016 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF WAYFARER FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 08/20/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO SCRIPTS BY SCOTT PITTOCK ARE SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE FADE IN AWARDS Scott Pittock's feature horror/western Sanctuary and his short the sci-fi/thriller Something Under the Bed place in the semi-finals of the 20th Annual Fade In Awards! Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Fade In Awards, Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/15/2016
Herman and Aronson's M.I.L.F.S attracting huge attention!

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Hungry Eyes Film
Posted on: 08/16/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Jonathan LaPoma's THE WAY BACK HOME a Semifinalist in Reel Writers Contest

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length screenplay THE WAY BACK HOME is a semifinalist in the 2015 Reel Writers contest. According to their feedback:

"The initial glimpse into the life of a Wisconsin family whose male members have worked in the local slaughterhouse works well. The characters are all strongly written...The setting of this story in the backwoods of Wisconsin is well done...The scenes flow well and logically."

 THE WAY BACK HOME has won 10 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions and is ranked in the top 3% of the more than 2,500 feature-length screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com. It can be described as BILLY ELLIOT meets KES. 

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest, London Film Awards, Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/07/2015 CONNECT Member
RAY SPRUILL- RUNNER UP- 2015 BREAKING WALLS: THRILLER SCREENPLAY CONTEST Ray Spruill's intense psychological thriller, "Nicki Foxx" has been selected as the Q1 Runner Up in the highly competitive 2015 Breaking Walls: The Ultimate Thriller Screenplay Contest.    Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/04/2015
"Soundtrack of Arthur Clark's Life" by Edgar Lenze - Quarter-Finalist AWARDS: Quarter-Finalist 2013 American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest Tags: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/27/2014
Dumped in Pre-Production with Jespor Emborg to direct

My screenplay Dumped is currently in pre-production and will be directed by Jespor Emborg.
The Executive Producer is Kasper Graversen with "The Kompany" - he has offices in Beverly Hills and Copenhagen. Jamie Elliott and Ralph Portillo from Hemisphere Entertainment in Los Angeles are also possibly interested in co-producing along with The Kompany. The script is out to agents to attach celebrity talent.

 

Posted on: 03/02/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Postcards In The Attic - 2nd Round Selection! Postcards in the Attic, a romantic feature drama, was selected for the 2nd round (aka Quarterfinals) in the Nashville Film Festival! Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2014
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
Lindsey M. Foulkes tapped to polish L.A.-funded horror feature! An L.A.-based director has hired Lindsey M. Foulkes to polish his feature horror script! Pre-production has begun, filming will commence in Colorado in Summer 2014!
Posted on: 02/20/2014
Steve Solomon Wins Contest Awards

The spiritually-tinged drama Angel Bands won the 2010 California Film Awards Best Short Script competition and the 2011 Love Unlimited Film Festival, a festival that promotes creative works of love.

 

The Native American supernatural thriller television pilot, Spirit Hunters, won A Film Writers' 2013 First Character Challenge Contest for the most compelling characters.

 

 

Posted on: 02/20/2014
Alejandro Leopardi Wins Best Narrative Award Alejandro Leopardi won the Best Narrative Award at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival for his feature-length screenplay, Along the Way.
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Alejandro Leopardi is a Finalist at the LA Comedy Film Fest Alejandro Leopardi's short script Beyond the Sheets was 1 of 3 finalists at the 2011 LA Comedy Film Festival.
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Alejandro Leopardi is an Official Selection at the Beverly Hills Film Fest Alejandro Leopardi's feature-length script Along the Way was an Official Selection at the 2012 Beverly Hills Film Festival. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Amy Amani, multiple options and contest placer

Amy's TV pilot, Dazzleland, has placed in two contests, and won the TV Pilot Category in the Table Read My Screeplay contest. Currently, it is one of the 5% of submitted scripts being read by the BBC Writersroom.

Her feature adaptation, Fintan Fedora and the Mythical Brazilian Chocoplum, was an Official Selection of the International Family Film Festival 2013.

Amy has had one other TV pilot and one other feature optioned. 

Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, The Happy Writers, International Family Film Festival
Posted on: 03/13/2014
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
TOP 100 Finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

"Intrusion," a multicharacter drama thriller by Todd Fenton, was named one of the Top 100 Finalists in the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition.

 

The drama/thriller follows the collision between a corrupt cop, an unhapilly married couple, and a trio of home invaders with catastrophic results.

 

Fenton, an attorney who resides in Detroit, Michigan, previously won the United Talent Agency/University of Michigan Screenplay Competition for "Remember Billy Crooks" in 2000. 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/25/2014
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
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
KILLING WINSTON JONES written by Justin Trevor Winters Produced!

KILLING WINSTON JONES starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, and Danny Glover is coming to a theater near you!

Posted on: 04/09/2014 CONNECT Member
A Step Up for SCREENWRITING: STEP BY STEP by Wendy Jane Henson

When I first taught screenwriting, I wanted a clear, simple, user-friendly textbook that began with the fundamentals of writing drama and graduated to writing drama for film. When I found none, I wrote one. At first, my college photocopied the book for my classes. But a film professional friend urged me to find a real publisher. My first email query went to Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education. Within an hour, their editor asked for the manuscript. A year later, my book was in print.

 

SCREENWRITING: STEP BY STEP, now available in various languages, is used for college courses in several countries. Recently, Pearson Education translated my book into Chinese, and it is helping aspiring screenwriters in China's growing film industry. Copies are in at least 71 libraries worldwide, including...of all places...Libya! When I got my Chinese copy, I was bowled over to see a shot from LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE on the cover and to receive praise from professors at the University of Beijing for a book that is "...creative, intelligent, and scientific."

 

Posted on: 03/20/2014
Kim Brantley Placed in 2nd Round in Nicholl Fellowship and Page Awards

I worked hard and had a good run that year.  With the help of screenplay consultants Ken Rotcop, Glenn M. Benest, Pilar Alessandra and David Kohner Zuckerman I placed in seven contests, including the 2nd rounds of both Page Screenwriting Awards and the Nicholl Fellowships.

Although I have yet to parlay those successes into a professional writing career, I have continued to expand my expertise in the film business as a studio technician and producer at DCTV in Washington, DC.

Tags: 2011 Expo Screenplay Competition, 2011 Moondance Film Festival
Posted on: 03/20/2014
Margie Kaptanoglu wins Short Script Grand Prize in Table Read My Screenplay Marjory Kaptanoglu's short sci-fi screenplay, BLEEDING EDGE, was the Short Script Grand Prize Winner in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay in Austin contest. Her script received a table read at the 2013 Austin Film Festival with Alvaro Rodriguez narrating. She received an all-expense paid trip to the festival to attend the reading. The script is currently available to interested filmmakers for production consideration. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 03/14/2014
Helen Rose Roberts signs publishing contract with Short On Time Books Short On Time Books has signed author and screenwriter Helen Rose Roberts to publish her children's book "Adamas of Hickorytick Forest - The Dragon's Dream & The Wizard's Wish". 
Posted on: 03/15/2014
WRITER/DIRECTOR DAN BRONZITE'S FILMS ACQUIRED BY INDIEFLIX & SHORTS.TV International independent TV Channel Shorts.TV (operated by Shorts International) and IndieFlix (available on the web, mobile, Roku, Xbox) have acquired two short films (Absolution & Finders, Keepers) by produced screenwriter (Long Time Dead / Working Title Films) Dan Bronzite.
Posted on: 03/16/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Tapped by British filmmaker for western short Paul Vernon, a British filmmaker, has tapped Lindsey M. Foulkes to write a western short. Titled "Bloody Spurs", it features a Billy The Kid-type character with a twist at the end. It is currently in script polishing phase, with the producer currently scouting locations. It will be filmed in the southwestern United States in 2014.
Posted on: 02/17/2014
Tracey Maye Best Short Film Comedy Script Winner Tracey Maye has won best short film comedy script for her script titled Triple Threat in The Houston Comedy Film Festival.  Tags: Houston Comedy Film Festival
Posted on: 02/16/2014 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
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
Kimberly Manky, Semifinalist in Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition Kimberly Manky's Magnus the Magnificent was named a Quarterfinalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/30/2014 CONNECT Member
Lisa Meri & Christian Clare make 2013 Happy Writers Contest Quarterfinals Lisa Meri & Christian Clare's feature length comedy 4 Helens was selected as a Quarterfinalist of the 2013 Happy Writers Contest.
Posted on: 01/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Brian Beckwith named head writer of the "Jackson & Lewis" web series Jackson & Lewis is the brainchild of creator/Director, Pierre M. Coleman, whose previous work includes the critically acclaimed short, ‘Hello, My Name Is Trouble.’  The series stars Omar Scroggins (Boardwalk Empire, Brining Out the Dead, Crooklyn) as Jackson and Dee Martin (NYC 22) as Lewis.  Each episode can currently be viewed on You Tube.

Jackson & Lewis is an action comedy about two contract killers, Jackson  (a hypochondriac with short term memory loss) and Lewis (an action junky), who are roped into taping a reality show as a result of Lewis’ desire to work in Hollywood.  Each mission turns into a series of mishaps and mayhem while Jackson and Lewis try to manage their dysfunctional relationship.

Posted on: 01/23/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes hired to co-write/develop feature drama Dreammaker Films has hired Lindsey M. Foulkes to co-write and develop a feature drama with Jack Grant. The trailer is in pre-production!
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Jim Falletta's PRODUCT 125 Script Awarded Talentville Hall of Fame For the week of January 13th-20th, Jim's sci-fi thriller, Product 125, was awarded the Talentville Hall of Fame.  In its first ever rankings and reviews, the script was chosen as the #7 screenplay out of the Top 10.
Posted on: 01/19/2014 CONNECT Member
Lindsey M. Foulkes contracted to write gritty short

Ty Mapp Cinemas has asked for (and received) a gritty short for entry into the festival circuit, starting 2014. Principal filming begins in 2 weeks! 

This short was brought about by the director/producer finding Lindsey on ISA (not through Writing Gigs; independent search)! 

Posted on: 01/19/2014
STEVE SOMERS OFFICIAL FINALIST IN 2013 BEVERLY HILLS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Steve Somers romance/fantasy script, 'Just One More Day', is an official finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/02/2014 CONNECT Member
Jess Parra - 2013 Final Draft Big Break Contest Quarter Finalist "Infest" was a 2013 Final Draft Big Break Contest Quarter Finalist   Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/04/2014 CONNECT Member
Kristi Barnett's 39 Days - Finalist in Just Effing Entertain Me 2013 39 Days is a current Semi Finalist in Just Effing Entertain Me, 2013. It was also a Finalist in the Mile High Horror Film Festival 2013. Tags: Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition!, Mile High Horror Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/06/2014 CONNECT Member
Brian Beckwith: Finalist, Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition Brian Beckwith named one of five finalists in the Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition for his script, "The Forgotten Night".
Posted on: 02/06/2014
Nilofer Dhillon - Finalist in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest The treatment/Concept  for the animation  screenplay ' Lose the Alien'  is an official  finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills screenplay contest. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2014
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
Kristi Barnett's 39 Days - 2nd Rounder in the Austin Film Festival 2013 39 Days was a 2nd Rounder in the Austin Film Festival 2013, a Semi Finalist in Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 2013, and a Semi Finalist in Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2013. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Screamfest Horror Film Fest / Screenplay Competition, Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/06/2014 CONNECT Member
Kristi Barnett - Finalist in the Broad Humor Festival 2013 Finalist - Broad Humor Festival 2013 - I Hate People
Posted on: 02/06/2014 CONNECT Member
"Infest," is a 2013 Horror Finalist in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest "Infest," is a 2013 Horror Finalist in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/04/2014 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
Posted on: 02/06/2014 CONNECT Member
Jonathan LaPoma - Finalist, 2014 Beverly Hills International Film Festival

Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning script, A Noble Truth, is a finalist in the 2014 Beverly Hills International Film Festival.

 

A Noble Truth has won the following awards:

 

-Rated SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival, 2014 - Top Four Scripts

-Beverly Hills International Film Festival, 2014 - Finalist 

-Sacramento International Film Festival, 2014 - Official Selection 

-WriteMovies, 2013 - Quarter Finalist

-Indie Gathering Film Festival, 2013 -  Honorable Mention

-Oaxaca Film Festival, 2013 - Official Selection

-Filmmakers International, 2013 - Second-Round Qualifier

 

Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, Sacramento International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 04/18/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
Jonathan LaPoma - Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival Three of Jonathan LaPoma's screenplays, The Way Back Home, Sofi's Journey, and La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love) have won Honorable Mention in the 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival. La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love) was co-written with Natalia Porras Sivolobova and also won Honorable Mention in the Barcelona International Film Festival two weeks ago.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 07/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Posted on: 07/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Michael L. Fawcett Optioned his screenplay Ross Otterman with Crafted films optioned The Brell Equation from Michael L. Fawcett on 04/30/14. Brell is a sci-fi feature about an astounding discovery made by a  crew tunneling the extension of the L. A. subway to Santa Monica.
Posted on: 06/18/2014 CONNECT Member
Kimberly Manky named a CineStory Screenwriting Contest Semifinalist! Magnus the Magnificent by Kim Manky is a CineStory Semifinalist. Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 06/20/2014 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
Wendy Wilkins' Feature Comedy Script WHERE THE MEN ARE wins 3rd place After a year of making the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of over ten contests, Wendy Wilkins' feature comedy script, Where The Men Are wins 3rd place in the 2014 Comedy Screenplay Contest as well as is a top-10 finalist in Scriptapalooza's Screenplay Competition.   Tags: 2014 Comedy Screenplay Contest, 2014 Holiday Screenplay Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 06/27/2014 CONNECT Member
Barbara McCauley Cardona's screenplay semi-finalist in CWA

Every Little Breeze was a semi-finalist in the Creative World Awards, 2014 and a finalist in the WildSoundFestival film awards, 2012.

 

Pochtlan, a bi-lingual ESL 16 program television series for KLCS won an Emmy Award in 1976. I was the principal writer of the series.

Three of my novels have been published, also a memoir, 3 non-ficiton titles, and 2 books of poems from 1972 up to the present time.

Posted on: 07/07/2014
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
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
Justin Harris - Quarter-Finalist in 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest

Justin Harris' screenplay, SHELTER, was chosen as a quarter-finalist in ScreenCraft's 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest.

Tags: 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 07/25/2014
Joanne Groshardt - Monologue for "JULIA SUN, MY INTRODUCTION"

Writing a comedy monologue that will be produced off Broadway for Julia Sun of EBRU TV, Indie Zone TV, and The Street.

Posted on: 07/27/2014
Christopher T Lovett's Debut Script - Top 100 with Emerging Screenwriters TIES THAT BIND placed in the Top 100 of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/30/2014 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
Rick Reynolds Sells Multiple Screenplays I currently have 2 shorts and 2 features being made on the Seattle Independent circuit.
Posted on: 07/17/2014
Gerald Hanks: Script for "Curveball" Wins 2013 48 Hour Film "Most Improved"

My script Curveball was named Winner, "Best Sound Design" and "Most Improved" in the 48 Hour Film Race - Houston, 2013

Posted on: 07/14/2014
Gerald Hanks: "Dreamland" Nominated for 2014 48 Hour Film "Best Screenplay" My script Dreamland Murders was named Winner "Best Use of Genre" and 5 other categories and Nominee for "Best Screenplay" and 11 other categories in the 48 Hour Film Race - Houston, 2014.
Posted on: 07/14/2014
Holy Mackerel written by Glenda Ganis - multiple successes

Holy Mackerel is a Finalist in New Hope Film Festival - July 2014 and was accepted into DreamAgo Screenwriting Workshop in Sierre, Switzerland May 2014. Only 9 writers from around the world were accepted into this program sponsored by Plume & Pellicule. This script was also a Finalist in Script Pipeline Contest - August 2013 and won Second Place in Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Contest 2012,  won 3rd Place in Story Pros 2014 contest, Finalist in Creative World Awards 2014 and Semi-Finalist in 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship,   .

Tags: New Hope Film Festival Script Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 07/15/2014 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
Jonathan LaPoma - Honorable Mention in Barcelona International Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma's script, La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love), co-written with Natalia Porras Sivolobova, has won its first award, Honorable Mention at the Barcelona International Film Festival.

In the past year, Jonathan's five scripts have won a combined thirteen screenwriting awards.

Tags: Barcelona International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/17/2014 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye Won Best Short Script - Sacramento Film Festival Tracey Maye won best short script for her screenplay, Personal Mythology in the Sacramento International Film Festival, May 2014.  Tags: Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/07/2014 CONNECT Member
Rod Thompson Won Best Drama for The Squire Rod Thompson's The Squire took home top prize in the January announcement of the top genre winners for the Table Read My Screenplay Competition, selected from over 1200 entrants. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/14/2014
Rod Thompson's "The Squire" makes NAFF 2nd Round Cut! The Squire by Rod Thompson advanced through the second round of competition at the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition! Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 05/14/2014
Kimberly Manky, Cinestory Quarterfinalist for "Magnus the Magnificent" Kimberly Manky's MAGNUS THE MAGNIFICENT has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the prestigeous Cinestory Screenwriting Awards, from over 500 enties. Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/17/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Nick Driggs -- 5-time screenplay competition finalist

My scripts have garnered a finalist distinction five times, and twice advanced to the second round of the Austin Film Fest.
The Fix
- 3rd place, dramas -- Fresh Voices
- second round (top 10% among dramas) -- Austin Film Fest

High Seas
- finalist -- Slamdance Film Fest
- second round (top 10% among comedies) -- Austin Film Fest

Losing Walter
- finalist -- Scriptapalooza
- finalist -- Cinequest Film Fest
- finalist -- Hollywood Screenplay Contest

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 04/28/2014
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
Philip Sedgwick's Olivia's Oath captures First Runner Up

Olivia's Oath, an emotionally evocative screenplay set in the Spanish-American War, received the 1st Runner-Up Award from the Golden Palm Screenplay Awards at the prestigious Beverly Hills Film Festival. This was the fourth consecutive year in which Sedgwick had a screenplay place in the Official Selection (finalist) category.

Upon his return to his trusty computer, Sedgwick received news that his screenplay, The Cat That Saved The (Hollywood) Stars, placed in the Top Ten of Screencraft's Family-Friendly Inaugural contest.

More information can be found on Sedgwick's website. 

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 05/02/2014 CONNECT Member
Alex David won Best Comedy in Fresh Voices Contest Alex David's script N. P. Noir won the Best Comedy prize in the Fresh Voices Contest.  In addition the script was given the award for "Best First 10 Pages." Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 05/19/2014
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
Annabelle and Me by Bradd Hopkins garnered multiple awards

•WILDsound Screenwriting Competition, 2013 Finalist. (Another of the writer's scripts, Ludlow, won this competition.)

•Great Lakes Film Association Screenwriting Competition, 1st Runner-Up, 2008.
•Writer's Digest/American Screenwriters Association 77th Annual International Scriptwriting Competition, 51st Place (of 36,000 submissions), 2008.
•PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, 2006, Quarterfinalist.

 

Tags: Screenplay Competition Awards
Posted on: 06/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Alejandro Leopardi Official Selecion at Columbia Gorge Int'l Film Fest Escape, a short film written and directed by Alejandro Leopardi, was recently selected as an Official Selection for the 2014 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Alejandro won Best Narrative for his feature-length screenplay Along the Way a couple of years ago and looks to snatch up another award with his psychological thriller. Tags: Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye: Winner "Triple Threat" Tracey Maye's short script ,Triple Threat, is a script winner in the Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival.   Tags: Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network
Posted on: 06/09/2014 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye: "Anathema" Tracey Maye's horror TV pilot, Anathema, was named an Official Selection in the Friday Night Film Fest.  Tags: Friday Night Film Fest
Posted on: 06/09/2014 CONNECT Member
Ludlow by Bradd Hopkins won multiple awards

Ludlow won the 2013 LA Screenplay Competition.

Ludlow also won the WILDsound Screenplay Competition (Toronto) in 2013. Annabelle and Me by Bradd Hopkins was also one of the four finalists.

The Ludlow script advanced to semifinalist (feature film) in the Final Draft/Big Break Screenwriting Competition.  

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Screenplay Competition Awards
Posted on: 06/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Erica & Bryan Diamond's screenplay TRIPLE receives honors Several years ago, I pulled our optioned script our of a direct to dvd and on demand film package, deciding we really had a gem on our hands we could polish.  To test our theory, we did as polish and submitted our script to various contest and competitions to see how it would do.  Our then titled Triple: A Dog's Story also Triple Effect, came in as a second-round finalist at the Austin Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival. What really encouraged us to keep going with it however, was the fact after revision, our next draft placed as a semi-finalist at TWO different ISA-Sponsored TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY contests, one at Austin and  the other at Sundance! Even better, we received such excellent notes from the Sundance ISA contest that we were able to take our presently titled, Triple: A Dog Story up several levels.  Our "gem" of a script has become a likely first place contest winner, as well as a project of interest to an A-list producer! Thank you ISA!!! Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 06/02/2014
Steve Sherman's "Truckin' with Smilin' Jack" is WMC 34 Finalist Truckin' with Smilin' Jack is a WMC Finalist. In the full-length comedy, a man reluctantly struggles to fulfill last wishes per daily letters from his dead buddy who is riding shotgun while in a casket in the back of a broken down truck. It's a long, long way to six feet under. Tags: WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 05/22/2014
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
Absolute Rubbish - top 100 of Emerging Screenwriters - Helen Rose Roberts The family feature Absolute Rubbish placed in the top 100 in this years Emerging Screenplay competition. Helen Rose Roberts is thrilled to announce.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 05/31/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Asked to write short 0 FX Productions has hired Lindsey M. Foulkes to write/develop a Western short. The result? "Stead - A Whisper, Wyoming" story that is in post-production and will be hitting the festival circuit soon!
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Contracted to write web series Camera Speeds, Inc. has hired Lindsey M. Foulkes to write their supernatural web comedy series, Paranomal Pizza!
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Benn Flore's "Chicken Dinner Date" Screened Short movie 'Chicken Dinner Date' by Benn in Books, filmed by the American/European Levi Baldwin, will by screened at Film by the Sea.
Posted on: 07/26/2013 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
Michael Lee Barlin's SENILITY Placed Top 15% of 2013 Nicholls Fellowships A rough draft of my latest script SENILITY just placed in the top 15% of the 2013 Nicholls Fellowships-- that's out of 7,251 entries!  My second script to achieve this (TURKEY DAY being the first).  Woo! Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 07/31/2013
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Drama Finalist - United Film Fest Los Angeles 2013 Postcards in the Attic, a feature length drama, was one of three Feature Drama finalists in the United Film Fest Los Angeles 2013.
Posted on: 08/02/2013
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
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
Fantasy FAITH & FAIRIES made Honorable Mention in the Writer's Network Christopher Sirmons Haviland's fantasy FAITH & FAIRIES (originally entitled THE TREE) made Honorable Mention in The Writer's Network script contest in 2001.
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
Fantasy FAITH & FAIRIES a Quarter-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships Christopher Sirmons Haviland's fantasy FAITH & FAIRIES (originally entitled THE TREE) was a quarter-finalist in the 1993 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, with over 4000 entries worldwide. FAITH & FAIRIES was later written as a novel. (http://www.faithandfairies.com)
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
True-crime drama HARMLESS a quarter-finalist in Coppola's Zoetrope Christopher Sirmons Haviland's true-crime drama HARMLESS was a quarter-finalist in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest in 2003.
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
The Big Chew by Leah Mann was in the Top 100 in The Emerging Screenwriters

Leah's film noir screenplay "The Big Chew" was a top 100 finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/03/2013 CONNECT Member
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Commissioned to write YA Drama Noted science fiction author Ian Thomas Healy has commissioned Lindsey to adapt his 2013 Young Adult novel "The Guitarist" into a feature length drama.
Posted on: 08/02/2013
Table Read My Screenplay "Hollywood" 2009 Winner - I Hate People -  Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood 2009 in the Comedy Feature Category. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 08/02/2013 CONNECT Member
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
KENNETH KERNS'S CONNECTIONS IS 2013 PAGE AWARDS QUARTER-FINALIST

Kenneth Kerns's original TV drama pilot, CONNECTIONS, was a quarter-finalist in the 2013 Page Awards, placing it in the top 10% of the television drama category. 

 

CONNECTIONS tells the story of a young D.C. detective who investigates the death of a college friend, only to discover that other classmates, now lobbyists and politicians, may have been involved. 

Posted on: 08/21/2013
Posted on: 08/24/2013
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
Christopher T Lovett's "Ties That Bind", a finalist Christopher's first screenplay, TIES THAT BIND, was a finalist in the 8th Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays Tags: Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Posted on: 08/11/2013 CONNECT Member
Edward Ybarra's 'TINK' - Mulitply Awards

In category of Original - Family -

Finalist, 2012 Hollywood Screenwriting Competition; Honorable Mention, 2011 LA Movie Awards; 2010 Award of Merit, LA Cinema Society of Hollywood

Posted on: 08/08/2013
Posted on: 08/05/2013 CONNECT Member
Winner Drama Feature 2013 Indie Gathering Film Festival - Shari MacDonald

Winner Drama Feature 2013 Indie Gathering Film Festival

 

 

Posted on: 08/05/2013 CONNECT Member
Best Screenplay Nomination 2013 Action On Film Shari MacDonald Best Screenplay Nomination 2013 Action On Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/05/2013 CONNECT Member
Fantasy script FAITH & FAIRIES a Finalist in the People's Picture Show Christopher Sirmons Haviland's fantasy FAITH & FAIRIES (originally entitled THE TREE) was a 2001 Finalist in the People's Picture Show script contest. FAITH & FAIRIES was also a 1998 semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project contest, sponsored by Universal Pictures and Amblin' Entertainment. It made the semi-finals again in 2001.
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
Fantasy script FAITH & FAIRIES a Quarter-finalist in CSM's Expo Christopher Sirmons Haviland's FAITH & FAIRIES (originally entitled THE TREE) was a 2002 quarter-finalist in the Screenwriting Expo script contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
Philip C. Sedgwick script gets optioned dreamFilm of Los Angeles optioned Philip's romcom, Adapting Louis. Pre-production is in progress.
Posted on: 05/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Tony Germinario produced first feature After writing and producing three award winning shorts, I recently produced my first feature film.  It is based on a script I wrote called Wingman, Inc.  It's a rom-com in the vein of a Judd Apatow type film.  Looking for distribution and then looking for my next project.
Posted on: 05/09/2013
Christopher Haviland's SF Script in 1% best in Nicholl Fellowships 2012

Christopher Sirmons Haviland's CODE & CHEMISTRY (SF) was a Semi-finalist in the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting contest, among 129 out of 7,197 entries (1% best unproduced screenplays in the world according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences). This was the biggest contest of its kind to that date.

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 05/18/2013 CONNECT Member
Brian A. Beckwith named Official Finalist "The Forgotten Night" was named an Official Finalist in the 2013 Honolulu Film Awards Screenwriting Competition.
Posted on: 05/27/2013
Philip C. Sedgwick's Scripts Won Horror Contests

Frost on the Pumpkin was a Grand Prize Winner for the Horror Genre in the Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2013.

Scarecrow in the Snow won 2nd Place in the 2012 Horror Screenplay Contest.

 

Posted on: 05/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Philip C. Sedgwick's Considerare was a Finalist

Considerare was a Finalist (Top Ten) in the 5th Annual Story Pros Awards for Action-Adventure Genre and a Finalist (Top 15) in the Vail Film Festival, 2013.

 

Posted on: 05/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Shawn Rohrbach Author of six published books; two novels, a collection of short stories and three works of creative non fiction.  Both novels have been adapted to screenplays and are featured in my profile.
Posted on: 05/03/2013
Philip C. Sedgwick's Nuclear Option Took Several Awards

1st Place, 4th Annual Story Pros Awards, Action-Adventure genre

2nd Place, Woods Hole Film Festival 2011, Mystery-Thriller genre

Posted on: 05/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Short film takes Director's Choice at Prescott Film Festival

Mirage at Zabul Province, an evocative Afghanistan war film, written by Philip C. Sedgwick, received the Director's Choice Award at the Prescott Film Festival. The direction, Helen Stephenson, reported this is one of the best short films she has ever seen - from screenplay to acting and directing - everything!

 

Director Nathan Bettisworth and Philip Sedgwick are in pre-production on another short, scheduled to shoot in Seattle, next year. As well, they have recently completed beats for a feature that takes on one of the political hot buttons of our day. Writing is in progress.

Posted on: 05/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Brian A. Beckwith wins 2012 Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Fest Brian A. Beckwith'sprovocative historical drama, "The Forgotten Night," receives its first major award.
Posted on: 05/27/2013
Brian A. Beckwtih named Finalist in the 2011 Garden State Film Fest Screenwriting Competition

 

My script, "The Beautiful People", was named as a top three finalist in the Garden State Film Fest Screenwriting Comeptition 

Posted on: 05/30/2013
Helen Roberts' Absolute Rubbish - quarterfinalist Final Draft Big Break The Family Fantasy Comedy Absolute Rubbish placed as a quarterfinalist in the Final Draft Big Break contest 2012.  That's in the top 10% from over 4000 screenplays entered.  Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/29/2013
Helen Rose Roberts family feature Absolute Rubbish places as semifinalist Absolute Rubbish placed as a semifinalist in the 2012 Screenplay Festival contest in the Family genre category.   Tags: ScreenplayFest.com Philadelphia
Posted on: 06/29/2013
Horror comedy FANG HUNTERS a Finalist in AAA Screenplay Contest Christopher Sirmons Haviland's horror comedy FANG HUNTERS was a 2006 Finalist in the AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
SF Satire CODE & CHEMISTRY a Semi-Finalist in the Chesterfield Christopher Sirmons Haviland's science fiction satire CODE & CHEMISTRY was a 2001 Semi-Finalist in the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project screenplay contest managed by Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg's Amblin' Entertainment.
Posted on: 07/02/2013 CONNECT Member
Philip C. Sedgwick takes 3rd Place in Story Pros Awards with Sci-Fi script Superior Conjunction, a semi-contained, sci-fi thriller with a philosophical twist, recently won 3rd place in the Sci-Fi Horror Genre of the 6th Annual Story Pros Awards.
Posted on: 06/22/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Jeremy Rigby A Film Writer International Screenplay contest semifinalist!

I am a multi-optioned and produced writer from Australia. My latest screenplay Stalin’s Warriors has just been announced a semifinalist in a Film Writer's International Screenplay contest.

A recent coverage report said: “Stalin’s Warriors is an intriguing premise that offers suspense, horror, and a satisfying resolution. Overall, this is very well done.”

The story is inspired by true events. These events are taken to extreme.

Posted on: 06/03/2013
WETNESS - Sherry Moore QUARTER FINALIST for AFILMWRITER Contest
Posted on: 06/05/2013
Benn Flore's Jenny to be screened in September Film by the Sea has chosen 'Jenny' as one of the short movies to be screened at their festival.
Posted on: 06/12/2013 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
KENNETH KERNS' THE FUTURE SENATOR IS CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SEMI-FINALIST

On August 28, Creative World Awards announced their 2013 Semi Finalists.  Included was the TV sitcom pilot "The Future Senator" written by Kenneth Kerns.

The coming-of-age sitcom depicts a shy college freshman and his popular and confident best friend, the son of a congressman, as they navigate through Rush Week.  One of them will get elected to the U.S. Senate. Which one?

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2013
Jim Falletta's Script is an Amazon Studios Notable Project Jim's latest sci-fi feature, Product 125, is currently listed on the Notbale Projects page for Amazon studios. Jim is rewriting the script now in the hopes of moving beyond the "notable" category and into the "produced" one!
Posted on: 01/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Jim Falletta to Write an In-House Project for John Fogel Entertainment After reading Jim's latest feature, Product 125, John Fogel of John Fogel Entertainment has begun working with Jim on the screenplay for one of their in-house projects. When the script is finished, John is looking to produce the feature project.
Posted on: 01/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Jim Falletta to Work with Boris Damast Again... Following 2 separate options of Jim's feature rom-com, Without A Hitch, Boris Damast is working with Jim again. This time, Jim is writing an original rom-com which Boris is looking to produce and direct once the project is ready.
Posted on: 01/05/2014 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
Rod Thompson's "The Squire" a Finalist in Table Read Contest

Previously rated an 8 on Franklin Leonard's BlckLst.com, "The Squire" continues to perform well, now placing as a finalist in the Table Read My Screenplay Contest. An emotional, heartwarming tale of an imaginative young boy's attempt to save his dying mother through four feats bravery, "The Squire" has been met with nothing but praise and Kleenex from readers worldwide.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/05/2014
Jim Sea's "Dissociative Amnesia" takes 2nd place at Back in the Box 2013 Jim Sea's short screenplay Dissociative Amnesia takes second place in the 2013 Back in the Box competition.
Posted on: 12/29/2013
Kimberly Manky's "Magnus the Magnificent" Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist

Of 7,251 entries Magnus the Magnificent was a Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist (top 136), 2013.

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 12/04/2013 CONNECT Member
Kimberly Manky's Modern Family spec a Final Draft Quarterfinalist

Kimberly Manky's Modern Family spec is named a Quarterfinalist in Final Draft's Big Break Competition.

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 12/04/2013 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
"The Reason" - by Robert Christian Frostholm Placed in Festivals

Semifinalist 2013 Screenplay Festival - Thriller category

Finalist  2014  12th Annual FilmMakers International:   - Drama category

 

The story centers around a young girl, Emma, whose exposure to the word of God, filtered through the twisted mind of her pedophile father, has stripped her of many feelings and emotions and left her hating the Deity she should love. Seeking the reason that she alone survived God’s wrath, she follows clues left by her mother and ends up at the home of her father’s twin brother in Connecticut. There she uncovers a greater evil; an uncle who shares the same demented genetic markers as his twin; a man who serially marries women then kidnaps their young daughters for his personal pleasure.  Sensing something amiss with her uncle, she eventually uncovers his hidden life for which he pays the ultimate price, but does the apple fall very far from the tree?

Posted on: 12/10/2013
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
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
Michael E. Bierman IMPACT TOP 25 short scripts at PAGE AWARDS Michael E. Bierman IMPACT TOP 25 short scripts at PAGE AWARDS Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Michael E. Bierman THE FAD Honorable Mention Michael E. Bierman THE FAD Honorable Mention at 2013 London Film Awards Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - QUARTERFINALIST - StoryPros Postcards In The Attic was nominated as a Quarterfinalist in the 7th StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition (2013)! Tags: StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Contracted to write feature film

Ty Mapp of Ty Mapp Cinemas contacted Lindsey M. Foulkes to write a feature film for 2014 production, as well as several shorts!

 

 This feature was brought about by the director/producing contacting Lindsey through ISA (not through Writing Gigs; independent search)!

Posted on: 01/18/2014
Michael E. Bierman WON 2nd Place -- THE FAD Michael E. Bierman's THE FAD WINS 2nd Place  at 2013 (6th) StoryPros Awards Tags: StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Michael E. Bierman THE FAD 4th Place Michael E. Bierman's THE FAD takes 4th Place at 2013 Screencraft Horror Script Contest Tags: ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Will Hare's screenplay placed in several contests

2013 Nicholl Semifinalist  

2012 Nicholl Quarterfinalist 

2012 Creative World Awards Finalist

 

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 01/14/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Michael E. Bierman Official Finalist ALL THAT GLITTERS... ALL THAT GLITTERS... is an Official Finalist at 2013 London Film Awards. Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Edward Ybarra's "A DELIBRATE WOMAN" reaches Semi-Finals in Austin, Texas Ybarra's provocative story of seduction was a Semi-finalist at the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest in Austin, Texas. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 11/30/2013
The Feature Story by Sandy & Julie Boulton - PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist in the 2013 PAGE International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/21/2013 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
Mona Deutsch Miller's absurdist play "The BEATING" receives rave reviews

The Beating premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2013.  Review excerpts:

"The Beating is great theater ... If you've ever served on a jury or questioned the efficiency and effectiveness of our justice system, The Beating is a must see."

"... not your typical courtroom drama. What separates this production is the physicality of the show - sound effects, spontaneous tango dances, excellent use of the sparse set."

[more reviews will continue on a separate post]

Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Clay Smith Optioned Script to Gorilla Studios and Miami Equity

I just wrapped up negotiating an option agreement for my feature-length horror screenplay 'Investigation 13', which was discovered via the ISA website. Rolando Vinas with Gorilla Studios and Miami Equity Entertainment placed an ad on the ISA site recently, and after reviewing my submission, contacted me with the offer to option.

Tags: Miami Equity Entertainment
Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Additional reviews for Mona Deutsch Miller's The Beating More review excerpts:

"Fascinating way to take us into a trial and jury deliberations -- and if you've ever had to serve on a trial, you'll identify. The question on the table -- did a father hit his son with a belt buckle -- was gripping. ...the play is full of movement and rhythm..." 

"...a brilliant interpretation of the criminal trial process. As a lawyer, it was exceptionally enlightening to see the adversarial tone between prosecution and defense depicted as a flamenco dance. I loved every second in this artfully carved piece."

Posted on: 09/23/2013 CONNECT Member
William Maurer's 1-Hour Drama Pilot "In The Cut" Wins a TV Writer's Award

"In The Cut" scores a 9.15 and wins 2nd Prize in a very close race in the 22nd TV Writer "People's Pilot" competition. In fact, it was the closest race in the history of the People's Pilot.  

 

Feedback from head judge, Larry Brody:

Will's ability to create multi-dimensional characters, each with their own unique voice, had me hooked from page 1. His fresh  perspective of story, structure and plot had this script firing on all cylinders. I personally think Will's writing is outstanding and will be watching his career with great interest.

Tags: TV writers Contest
Posted on: 09/17/2013 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
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
KENNETH KERNS' ROOMMATE WANTED IS 2013 CREATIVE WORLDS AWARDS FINALIST

The sitcom pilot script "Roommate Wanted," penned by Kenneth Kerns, has been named a finalist in the 2013 Creative Worlds Awards screenwriting contest, in the Original TV Sitcom category.

 

"Roommate Wanted", a single-camera sitcom, is a blend of a workplace and young-adult comedy in the vein of "Friends" or "New Girl".

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/07/2013
Shannon K. Dunn Optioned her Script Option Agreement signed with a Director Attached for "Dumped"!  Very excited - thank you ISA!!!
Posted on: 09/09/2013
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
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
Lindsey Foulkes' Postcards In The Attic - Spotlight Award Nominee I just received word that Postcards is a nominee for a Spotlight Award (Diversity & Inclusion) in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition! Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/22/2013
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
Rod Thompson's Screenplay, Croquanna, in Post I am proud to announce that my indepedently produced story CROQUANNA is now in the final days of post production! A truly superb twisting of an already dying found footage/docudrama genre - this film will be making festival round in 2014 and is one to watch for.
Posted on: 11/03/2013
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
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
Randy Brown Commissioned to Write Scenes for Screenplay & is in Production

I am a Canadian screenwriter in the hinterland. Earlier this year I made a wonderful connection. Mohen Naorem, a director in eastern India, liked some of my sample writing. He's producing and directing a feature film called 'My Japanese Niece'. It's a historically important period piece designed to heal old wounds between India and Japan, 70 years after the Second World War. Mohen commissioned me to write the battle scenes for the Battle of Lion's Box and the Battle of Numshigum for a total of 28 pages. The first battle was filmed in Thailand earlier this year and the second sequence goes into production in India in November.

This marks my first writing credit in a feature film as a contributing writer. As a reward, Mohen has asked me to portray one of the characters in the second set of battle scenes. I am honored to have my work produced half way around the world with a team that comes from three continents. The lead actor, Junichi Kajioka, is of Japanese descent and lives in London. With organizations like the ISA, my work can have a global impact.

Posted on: 10/08/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
Margaret Riseley's COME TO ME - A 2014 ScreamCraft Semi-finalist Also a 2013 BlueCat semi-finalist and Joplin Award finalist, this supernatural horror is now a PAGE Awards quarter-finalist, and most recently a semi-finalist in the highly competitive, ScreamCraft Screenplay contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest, Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/30/2014
Margaret Riseley's BURNED - A 2014 ScreenCraft Action/Thriller semifinalist

Judge's comment: Burned is a fantastic story that has a good chance at seeing production one day. It is skillfully constructed and I would easily recommend it. 

 

Logline: It's karmic revenge time when a Boston judge recognizes the accused murderer in her court as the man who once burned her as a witch. 

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 07/30/2014
Judi Blaze in Finalist in 2015 Women in Cinema Screenplay Competition Squid Jiggers, Judi Blaze's feature length script, was named as a finalist in the Women in Cinema Inernation Screenplay Competition. This is the first full-length screenplay for Blaze and the second award for Squid Jiggers. Tags: Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/16/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), FINALIST IN WOMEN IN CINEMA Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2015 Women in Cinema International Screenplay Competition. This is the script's 7th total award/honor since 2014, and 3rd in the last month. 
Posted on: 03/16/2015 CONNECT Member
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
JONATHAN LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, TOP THREE IN RIVER BEND FILM FESTIVAL

Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length drama, SOFI'S JOURNEY, is a top three finalist in the 2015 River Bend Film Festival's Independent Screenplay category. SOFI'S JOURNEY follows an obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman who travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana in an attempt to find love and relief from her mental illness. LaPoma's five feature-length screenplays have won a total of 34 awards/honors since 2013.  

Tags: River Bend Film Festival
Posted on: 03/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Christopher Haviland's horror-comedy FANG HUNTERS now under option. Christopher Sirmons Haviland's horror-comedy FANG HUNTERS has been optioned.
Posted on: 03/13/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), FINALIST IN WRITEMOVIES 37 Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2015 WriteMovies 37 competition. The script made the top 27 out of almost 1,000 submissions.  Tags: WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 03/07/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, A NOBLE TRUTH, FINALIST IN 2015 TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL The Twister Alley International Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning coming-of-age drama, A NOBLE TRUTH, as a finalist in their 2015 screenwriting competition. This is the script's 12th award. A NOBLE TRUTH will be published by Laughing Fire Press in early 2015.  Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, Sacramento International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 03/02/2015 CONNECT Member
SONGBIRD feature script by Rebecca Williams Spindler makes NaFF Semi-Finals

Rebecca's screenplay, SONGBIRD, makes the Semifinals in 2015 Nashville Film Festival screenplay competition in Music Inspired genre.

 

Rebecca says, "I'm so humbled that this script is gaining interest. This story took me on a journey outside of my usual family-friendly genre into the world of Sadie, an abused 15 year old girl devasted by the loss of family and home from a natural disaster. Depsite life's obstacles, Sadie digs deep to find her roots and a courageous voice. The inspiration came to me after watching Carrie Underwood's music video of 'Blown Away'. It warms my heart knowing SONGBIRD has taken flight all on its own."

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2015 CONNECT Member
Eclectic Pictures Joins Mark Robertson and His Ghost Club

ECLECTIC PICTURES (Olympus Has Fallen, Lovelace) has optioned UK writer Mark Robertson's TV Pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB. The script, described by the writer as a "Victorian Ghostbusters", recently achieved top ten in the 2014 Final Draft Big Break Competition, and won third place in the 2014 Screencraft TV Pilot Launch Contest. ECLECTIC PICTURES Development Executive Kyle Cooper discovered the 1-hour TV Pilot through the International Screenwriters' Association development program.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 03/06/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, OFFICIAL SELECTION SACRAMENTO FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length drama, SOFI'S JOURNEY, is an Official Selection of the 2015 Sacramento International Film Festival. SOFI'S JOURNEY follows an obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman who travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana in an attempt to find love and relief from her mental illness. It can be described as GIRL INTERRUPTED meets MARIA FULL OF GRACE.  Tags: Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/06/2015 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
Patricia White Options Anti-bullying Film to TX Productions After teaming up for the short, Blossoms of Faith, via an ISA Writing Gig post and was hired by TX Productions, TX has optioned second script by Patricia White, Following Phil - an anti-bullying story whereby tweens learn the only way to stop the pain of bullying is though acceptance.  Patricia is honored to be working with such a team of dedicated professionals once again.
Posted on: 03/21/2015 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
Greegor's SPECIAL OPS Receives Honors in Three Contests Steph Greegor's thriller SPECIAL OPS has been officially named a finalist in the 2015 Courier Awards. It has also recentlly made its way into the semifinals of the 2015 Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition and the WeScreenplay Int'l Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Courier Awards
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
JON LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, FINALIST IN 2015 BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's gritty and poetic feature-length drama SOFI'S JOURNEY has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival. 
Posted on: 04/13/2015 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
Rachel Reaugh made Top 20 out of 52K entrants in Jameson's First Shot

Recently, in late March 2015, Rachel made Top 20 out of 52 thousand entrants in the Jameson's First Shot Competition for her short screenplay THE PLANT, a love story that is magic from beginning to end.  Inspired by true events.  Adrian Brody and Kevin Spacey both read her screenplay THE PLANT.

 

 

Posted on: 04/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Sandy and Julie Boulton's Nectar of the Gods Places in Top Ten Percent Nectar of the Gods, a short screenplay by Julie and Sandy Boulton placed in the top ten percent of the Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 03/26/2015 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
JON LAPOMA WINS GRAND JURY PRIZE AND 1ST IN DRAMA AT LAS VEGAS SCREENPLAY Jonathan LaPoma's script, THE WAY BACK HOME, is the Grand Jury Prize winner of the 2014 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. The script he co-wrote with Natalia Porras Sivolobova, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), also placed in the contest, winning 1st in the Drama category. LaPoma has won six 1st place victories since September of 2014. 
Posted on: 03/31/2015 CONNECT Member
THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT Is Now In Post-Production

David Schroeder's, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, is now in post-production. The short script is the winner of 12 BEST screenplay awards, including the Golden Palm Award in the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Best Unproduced Sceenplay Award in the St. Tropez IFF, and the Grand Prize Short Screenplay Award in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest.

 

Jordi Vilasuso (AMC, Emmy winner) plays the lead, and Alex Merkin (ACROSS THE HALL) directs. It was shot in L.A. in the pawn shop of PULP FICTION, and the motel of IDENTITY (John Cusack, Ray Liotta).

 

Screenwriter, David Schroeder has received 50 best screenplay awards for six different scripts since 2010. He has been ranked # 1 on the moviebytes.com Winning List (up to nine #1 rankings previously).

Posted on: 03/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Judi Blaze's Feature, Squid Jiggers, In Semifinals Judi Blaze has gone through the quarterfinals at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival screewriting competition and is currently in the semifinals for her feature length screenplay, SQUID JIGGERS, which is based on her award-winning short story of the same name. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/27/2015 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
THE WAY BACK HOME - FINALIST IN BEVERLY HILLS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length screenplay, THE WAY BACK HOME, is a finalist in the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. This is the 7th honor the script has received in the past year, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, the Grand Prize at the 2014 London Film Awards, and 3rd place at the Chicago Screenplay Contest (drama category). THE WAY BACK HOME can be seen as a mix between KES and BILLY ELLIOT, and has been described as “A story that will stay with you and make you look in the mirror" by Summit Talent and Literary Agency. It's currently ranked in the top 7% of the nearly 2,500 scripts listed on MovieBytes. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 02/02/2015 CONNECT Member
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
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 2015 BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length coming-of-age drama, A NOBLE TRUTH, is an official selection of the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Jonathan is from Buffalo, and the first act of his script is set there, so this is a particularly special honor for him. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two friends who set out on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It can be described as a mix between EASY RIDER and GOOD WILL HUNTING. A NOBLE TRUTH will be published by Laughing Fire Press and will be available for download on the press’s website. This is the script's 10th honor.
Posted on: 02/07/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Reaugh's MIDNIGHT LILY makes Quarter Finals in the Fresh Voices Competition Rachel Reaugh's feature screenplay MIDNIGHT LILY, a timeless noir thriller, was selected as a Quarter Finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, and will be moving forward to the Semi-Final round of the competition. Tags: Fresh Voices
Posted on: 01/26/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN WRITEMOVIES 37

WriteMovies has named Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length screenplays, SOFI'S JOURNEY, and, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE)--co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova - quarterfinalists in its WriteMovies 37 competition. Semifinalists have not yet been announced. 

 

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

Tags: New York Screenplay Contest, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 01/19/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) SEMIFINALIST IN WRITEMOVIES 37 Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's multi-award-winning feature-length screenplay, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the semifinals in the 2015 WriteMovies 37 competition. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO can be described as a mix between MIDNIGHT IN PARIS and EVEN THE RAIN. Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct. Tags: New York Screenplay Contest, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 01/22/2015 CONNECT Member
Russ Meyer - Top 50 Writer Russ Meyer is honored to be included in the upcoming book Top 50 Indie Writers Of The World!
Posted on: 01/23/2015 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, HONORABLE MENTION AT 2015 MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL The Mountain Film Festival has awarded Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama, A NOBLE TRUTH, honorable mention in its 2015 screenwriting competition. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two friends who take a road trip throughout America in search of what truths unite people in a nation slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It can be described as EASY RIDER meets GOOD WILL HUNTING. A NOBLE TRUTH has won 11 awards and will be published by Laughing Fire Press in early 2015. Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 02/12/2015 CONNECT Member
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
CK Steefel's PTA Wars Optioned by Emovies Steefel's script, "PTA Wars", was optioned by Max Czertok at Emovies, Los Angeles. He has a director attached and is in the process of funding the project.
Posted on: 02/22/2015 CONNECT Member
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), WINS AT CANADA INTERNATIONAL FF The Canada International Film Festival has awarded Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), honorable mention in their 2015 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition. This is the script's 6th award and LaPoma's 30th overall. Patricia Chica (WOLVERINE HOTEL, CERAMIC TANGO) is attached to direct.  Tags: Canada International Film Festival, New York Screenplay Contest, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 02/24/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Karen McKenna Toft's script is finalist in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Karen McKenna Toft's spec script, "Parenthood: Coming Out" was chosen as a finalist in the category TV--Existing Series at the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.  The contest exists to celebrate excellence in storytelling and to bridge the gap between talent and industry.  Karen McKenna Toft was also the 2014 winner of the Spaceview Entertainment AD X Film Contest. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/21/2015
John F. Taylor Has Early Success

Two of Taylor's novels were published, "Yesterday's Fear" and "Unnatural Allies", and are a available on the Internet. John's scripts have also placed in the Scottsdale Film School short films contest and the Scottsdale Film School screenplay contest.

 

His work has been recommended by Kate Herbert, the former Director of Scottsdale Film School and Author of two books on screenplays. 

Posted on: 02/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Amy Amani & Scott Gibson's Pilot "Dazzleland" Optioned by Mozark Prods

"Dazzleland" is an hour long fantasy drama about the ghostly inhabitants of the titular abandoned amusement park. Pitched as a ghost story told by ghosts. The pilot eposide placed in several contests (Quarterfinalist in Happy Writers, semifinalist in ScreenCraft Fellowship, got a full read from the BBC Writersroom) and won the T.V. Pilot Category for the 6th Season of the Table Read My Screenplay Contest. This January the pilot was optioned by Mozark Productions. The script was submitted toDavid Nichols of Mozark, sctrictly for feedback. Fortunately, David loved it and passed it up to Harry Thomason, who also loved it. The writers and producers are currently working on edits in preparation for putting together a pitch package.

Tags: 4th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 02/16/2015
Sherrie Kelley's Dark Comedy DEAD FRED Optioned by Gull Films Sherrie Kelley will be working with award-winning director Deanna Dewey on this hilarious dark comedy, featuring three women in their sixties who are tasked with disposing of a body their sick friend has kept in her basement freezer for four years.
Posted on: 02/19/2015
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
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
Clark Carroll is a Tony Cox and High Scribe Award Winner

Clark Carroll was announced yesterday as the winner of the Nantucket Film Festival’s Tony Cox Award for best feature screenplay, securing him a spot at this year’s Screenwriters Colony!

 

His script, EARLY PLUS INFINITY, also helped him receive the High Scribe Award at the 2015 Sun Valley Film Fest.

 

Clark’s script, EARLY PLUS INFINITY is the story of an imaginative but quixotic 12-year-old boy who vows to stop the sun from burning out for the sake of a grieving 13-year-old girl at his school.

 

Tags: Nantucket Film Festival\'s Screenplay Competition, NFF: Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/15/2015
Eric Irizarry Is A Logline Finalist

Eric Irizarry was named a 2015 Finalist in the LA Screenwriter Logline Contest this past June. From the LA Screenwriting Team:

 

"We love the idea of a gritty, comic-book type drama that focuses on a character who may be a hero to some and a villain to others. There are a lot of levels here — plenty of fodder for multiple gripping seasons." - Angela Bourassa- The LA Screewriting Team

Tags: The LA Screenwriter Logline Competition
Posted on: 06/30/2015
Reaugh's LOST FARE placed HOT 100 in Capital Fund Competition

Rachel Reaugh's feature screenplay LOST FARE scored 21st in the HOT 100 most interesting screenplays in the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition. 

 

LOST FARE, will now be sent out to buyers and financiers world-wide.

Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/01/2015 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
Colin Costello's Deerly Beloved makes top 20 finalists in Script Pipeline Deerly Beloved, the story of a bridezilla and her white tail buck, has laughed its way through over 3500 Script Pipeline entries to make into the top 20 finalists. The grand prize is $20,000 as well as exposure to over 200 Hollywood execs. Winners are announced August 8. Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/04/2015
MJ Palo's The Antidote is a finalist at the L.A. Neo Noir Script Festival Out of hundreds of submissions, 33 short scripts were accepted as an official selection at the L.A. Neo Noir Film and Script Festival. A scene from The Antidote will be presented as a live action short movie onscreen during the festival on August 8th at the Downtown Independent Theater, Los Angeles. The Antidote was also a quarterfinalist at the ScreenCraft Short Script Contest 2015. Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR SCRIPT FESTIVAL
Posted on: 06/29/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), Finalist 2015 Extreme Screenplay

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2015 Extreme Screenplay Contest. This is the script's 10th award/honor and LaPoma's 40th overall for all of his scripts.

 

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

Tags: Extreme Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 06/28/2015 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
JON LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, FINALIST IN 2015 BARCELONA FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama SOFI'S JOURNEY is a finalist in the 2015 Barcelona International Film Festival. This is the script's 6th award/honor.  Tags: Barcelona International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/17/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Contest My screenplay Deerly Beloved,  about an acerbic e-commerce engineer and top wedding blogger who must scramble to right the ship after her much-hyped, televised wedding is  “deer-jacked” by a whitetail buck, is this year's Grand Prize Comedy Winner. Screencraft called it, "an uproarious, high-energy screenplay.  Though weddings have long been mined for comedy premises, Deerly Beloved succeeds in telling a consistently funny and character-driven story that is all its own." It made its way through 1200 entries to achieve this. It is also currently a semifinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenplay Contest. Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/26/2015
Colin Costello Takes Chicago On an Adventure Answer's Media new short film, The Great Chicago Adventure, premieres this July 4 at the Chicago History Museum. The plot revolves around an 11-year-old boy and his teen babysitter who discover an ancient artifact that whisks them back through Chicago's history. The film was written by scribe, Colin Costello (The Stream, Traveling Without Moving). It makes its debut in the museum's new state-of-the-art Robert McCormick Theater.
Posted on: 07/04/2015
Gary Files Table Read My Screenplay Semifinalist Gary has found success through the Table Read My Screenplay competition with his screenplay "Simon Says" in the Hollywood 2015 contest, and with "The Great Frobisher"  at the Sundance, 2014 contest. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/06/2015 CONNECT Member
Alien In My Pocket named grand prize winner of Real Writer competition 2014

PG-13 - Sci-Fi/Adventure/Drama

 

Logline: To continue his family's legacy of peaceful space diplomacy, a pocket-sized alien prince tries to prove his worth as king by traveling to Earth to open relations, but when he discovers his Uncle is plotting his assassination to achieve galactic domination, he must team with the humans and use his diplomacy to restore peace.

Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/13/2015
DELLWOOD an Official Selection of San Francisco Global Movie Fest Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama DELLWOOD is an official selection of the 2015 San Francisco Global Movie Fest. 
Posted on: 07/18/2015 CONNECT Member
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
PRODUCT 125 Advances Again

Jim Falletta's futuristic sci-fi thriller, PRODUCT 125, has advanced to the Quarter-Finalist round of the 19th Annual Fade-In Awards (semi-finalists to be announced mid-August).  The script itself takes place in a future where pregnancy is illegal and where one family attempts to escape the wrath of the megalomaniac scientist in charge of protecting the establishment's greatest secret before their daughter and her unborn child are put to death. All told, PRODUCT 125 has received the following recognition: Amazon Studios Notable Projects List,  Semi-Finalist in the Stage 32 / The Blood List presents: The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest, Talentville Hall of Fame selection, and now this recognition from the Fade In Awards.

Tags: Fade In Awards
Posted on: 07/25/2015 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH Published by Laughing Fire Press

Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning feature-length drama A NOBLE TRUTH is now available for purchase on Amazon.com and on the Laughing Fire Press website (www.laughingfire.com). A NOBLE TRUTH follows two estranged friends who take a road trip throughout the US and into Mexico to write a book about what unites people in a modern world slipping deeper into apathy and discord.

 

A NOBLE TRUTH has won 12 awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions, including 1st place victories in both the 2014 Awareness Film Festival and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards (The New York Award), and it's currently ranked in the top 5% of the over 2,500 feature-length scripts listed on MovieBytes.com. 

Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, Sacramento International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 07/12/2015 CONNECT Member
Costello's Committed, a charity fan film, begins Indiegogo campaign

Award-winning and produced scribe, Colin Costello, writer of the family film, The Stream and the upcoming Traveling Without Moving, has joined forces with actress, Brandi Price and director Terry Ziegelman (Horton Hears a Who) to launch a crowd-funding campaign for a short charity fan-film, titled Committed. 

 

"It's about the Joker and Harley Quinn in Couple's Therapy. We are big fans of comics and DC as well as this nutty couple. So we wanted to explore what makes them tick. Kind of go behind the scenes."

 

The short film is not only designed for the film festival and fan circuit but to be used as a donation to troops overseas. "There's a great charity called Operation Comix Relief. They package comics to our real heroes around the globe. We want to thank them by entertaining them."

 

If you would like to support this campaign go to www.igg.me/at/committed. 

Posted on: 07/12/2015
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
Costello's Traveling Without Moving Begins Principal Photography Traveling Without Moving by Colin Costello has started filming in Chicago. It's a famliy sci-fi adventure film about two sisters who travel to a parallel Earth to search for their missing parents. It is scheduled for theatrical release in 2016.
Posted on: 07/08/2015
The Want Ads by Michael Rhodes

 

The Want Ads won Silver in the World Series of Screenwriting -Comedy and was a finalist in five additional competitions for its touching and very funny portrayal of a Mexican-American singer as she attempts to balance the demands of the road with a blooming romance.

Tags: World Series of Screenwriting
Posted on: 07/09/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA SELECTED TO BE A JUDGE AT 2015 SD KIDS FILM FESTIVAL Award-winning screenwriter and novelist Jonathan LaPoma has been selected to be a judge of the 2015 San Diego International Kids Film Festival screenplay competition. Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 06/13/2015 CONNECT Member
Jakob Creighton's Leaving The Nest - Finalist at Las Vegas and LA Film Fest

In March of 2015, Jakob Creighton's original dramedy series, "Leaving The Nest" received honors at the Los Angeles Film Fest - 3rd Place in the Best Television Screenplay category - and at the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest at which it received a 2nd Place finish for Best Television Concept.

Posted on: 06/13/2015
Gerald Hanks' "Dreamland Murders" Wins REMI Award at Worldfest Houston "Dreamland Murders" won the Silver REMI award for Best Dark Comedy category at the WorldFest 2015 Houston. Tags: Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/23/2015