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Timothy Benson's CUPCAKES wins Best Screenplay at Hollywood Sky Film Fest

Hollywood, CA - NY screenwriter Timothy M. Benson's short animation screenplay, CUPCAKES, takes another top film festival award, winning BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2015 Hollywood Sky Film Festival. CUPCAKES has won close to twenty writing awards since exploding onto the film festival circuit in the summer of '15.

 

CUPCAKES tells a story about the beauty and power of sisterly love and the enduring human spirit within children. The story was inspired by Benson's volunteer work at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of NY. The script was written to help bring awareness to childhood cancers and to inspire a call to action. Benson's film company, Story Giant Films, will take the multi-award winning animation screenplay into production in early '16. All film proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Story Giant Films website has more information on this inspiring film project.

Posted on: 11/29/2015 CONNECT Member
Triple Finalist Again My scripts "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue" were official finalists in the Family Film category, while "Parousia" was an official finalist in the Science Fiction genre of the Los Angeles Screenplay Contest 2015.  This is the 3rd time this year that all 3 scripts have been co-finalists in the same competition, occurring also at the Summer Slam Film Festival 2015, and Las Vegas Screenplay Contest 2015.
Posted on: 11/29/2015
ERIKSSON by Matthew Tolbert Reaches Nicholl Quarterfinals. Matthew Tolbert's latest screenplay placed in the quarterfinals for Nicholl Fellowship. ERIKSSON, an epic historical biopic telling the story of Leif Eriksson, a Viking who, to prove himself to his legendary father, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America. Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's short, iRobot, receives multiple recognition

iRobot's Octegenarian hero clearly appeals to competition judges, garnering Finalist status in the Cherub Film's Short Screenlay Contest and Semi-finalist status in the Reel Writing short script competition.

Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/20/2015 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
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
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
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
DANIEL P. DOUGLAS ACHIEVES TWO OFFICIAL SELECTIONS DURING DECEMBER 2015 During December 2015, RICHTER'S WAR, a short script by Daniel P. Douglas, was an official selection for the 2016 Irvine International Film Festival and 2016 Albuquerque Film Festival. The sci-fi World War Two hardboiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015. The Irvine and Albuquerque festivals will be held in January 2016.
Posted on: 12/27/2015
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
Ross Denyer's THE RELIEF (sci-fi pilot) is a ScreenCraft Top 10 Finalist!

Out of more than 1,500 submissions, Ross Denyer's sci-fi drama, The Relief, was selected as a Top 10 Finalist in the 2015 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch CompetitionThe Relief follows Ethan, a man with the ability to relive and replace the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with tracking down him and others of his kind. 

 

The Relief is also in the Top 25 for the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Competition, and is in  consideration for several other screenwriting contest announcements in 2016.

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 12/09/2015 CONNECT Member
Ross Denyer's "The Relief" is an Emerging Screenwriters Top 25 Finalist Ross Denyer's 1-hour Sci-Fi pilot THE RELIEF, about a man who takes the memories of others, has been selected as a "Top 25" Finalist in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition! Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Fast Track Fellow, Melissa Birks Signs With The Savage Agency Melissa Birks and her Victorian-era thriller UNCAGED has been signed by A.J. Harris, literary agent with The Savage Agency. The script tells the story of an infirm detective hunting a madman who uses the London Zoo as his hunting ground. The script is heralded as a light Jack The Ripper origin story. Melissa was one of two of the April 2015 Fast Track Fellows/Grand Prize winners. Her script, UNCAGED, should create quite a bit of heat around town in the coming new year.
Posted on: 12/05/2015 CONNECT Member
Ross Denyer's Sci-Fi Pilot, "The Relief", is a ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist! Hot on the heels of a contest placement last week, Ross's 1-hour Sci-Fi drama pilot, THE RELIEF, has been honored as a Semi-Finalist in ScreenCraft's 2015 Pilot Launch Competition. The potential TV series follows a man with the ability to absorb and reimagine the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with investigating his crimes. Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 11/13/2015 CONNECT Member
Benson's HOOKED wins again - 20th Annual International Family Film Festival

Hollywood, CA - NY screenwriter Timothy M. Benson's feature animation screenplay, "HOOKED," a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure has been honored by the 20th Annual International Family Film Festival, where he won in the category of BEST FEATURE ANIMATION SCREENPLAY. HOOKED has exploded across the 2015 global film festival circuit this summer winning over a dozen writing awards. This honor was HOOKED's third consecutive Best Feature Screenplay Award.

 

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

Posted on: 11/09/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Timothy Benson's HOOKED wins at San Diego International Kids' Film Festival

NY screenwriter, Timothy M. Benson, has been honored by the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival, where he won in the category of BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY for his feature-length animation screenplay, "HOOKED," a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure.

HOOKED, the feature-length animation screenplay, has exploded across the global film festival circuit, winning almost a dozen screenwriting awards since the spring of 2015. Benson, as an avid Northern Pike fisherman, was inspired to write HOOKED based on his own fishing adventures and his fascination with the theme of legend. HOOKED's high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy's quest for a legendary fish vs. a villainous fishing captain's thirst for fame and fortune.

 

 

Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 09/10/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
It's Been a Good Summer for Screenwriter Todd Sorrell

A flurry of distinctions have been handed out over the Summer to several of my scripts.  "Parousia" made the QF rounds of Storypros Awards, Creative World Awards, and then took 1st Place in the Horror Genre at the Summer Slam Film Festival where I also was honored as Best Feature Screenwriter of Festival. http://summerslamfilmfest.weebly.com/awards.html Three scripts were chosen as Official Selections/Finalists at the Summer Slam: "The Minstrel", "Silent Rescue" and "Parousia". http://summerslamfilmfest.weebly.com/official-selections.html   "The Minstrel" also made the Semifinals of Scriptwood Screenplay Competition.  "Parousia" then made the Finalist round of the Hollywood Screenplay Contest. 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2015
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
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
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
Faisal Lutchmedial signs with The Characters Talent Agency

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

 

Posted on: 11/05/2015
ANN SIMON'S BLACK FUNERAL PLACES AS A 2015 OFFICIAL FINALIST Ann Simon's BLACK FUNERAL places as a 2015 Official Finalist for Stage Play Script in New York Screenplay Contest. This is the Second Finalist Award for BLACK FUNERAL. Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Ross Denyer's "The Relief" Makes Emerging Screenwriters' TOP 100 Ross Denyer's 1-hour Sci-Fi pilot THE RELIEF, about a man who can relive and alter the memories of others, has been selected as a "Top 100" Screenplay in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition!  Final winners will be announced on November 30th. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2015 CONNECT Member
Northern Lights screenwriter Tom Rico 34 Festival Nom/Sel & 15 Wins!

Author/Screenwriter Tom Rico is killing it in the Festival circuit with his Screenplay for Northern Lights!

 

After shooting a low budget trailer for Northern Lights produced by Black Rock Entertainment, headed up by Chuck Powers, Tom Rico decided to hit the festival circuit entering the trailer and the screenplay in various competitions. Among the winners are the New York Screenplay competition, The World Series of Screenwriting, The Galactic Film festival and the R.I.P Festival based in Hollywood. Other Northern Lights wins include The Switzerland Indie Festival and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival also based in Hollywood. Currently seeking a Movie deal for Northern Lights, Tom Rico is also busy with the sequel "The God Particle - Resurrection."

Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards, New York Screenplay Contest, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 12/29/2015 CONNECT Member
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
'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
BUZZARD HOLLOW BEEF produced Indie horror film, Buzzard Hollow Beef, wrapped principal photography in December of 2015. 
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
THE RELIEF Advances to Top 10 Finalist with STAGE 32 TV Writers Fellowship!

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Stage 32
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Ross Denyer's Short Story, "Turn Off", is a ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist!

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

 

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

Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 02/17/2016 CONNECT Member
DANIEL P. DOUGLAS ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT'S 2015 SHORT STORY CONTEST

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

Posted on: 02/18/2016
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
"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
Anthony Cawood's script, Dr Psycho's Terror Night, is runner up... Anthony Cawood's Comedy/Horror script, Dr Psycho's Terror Night, is runner up in the Visceral Films Horror Screenplay competition and was optioned as a result, with production due in 2017. Tags: Visceral Films International Horror Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's Glitch announced as Finalist at Nashville

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

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

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/15/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Space Drifter" by Shaun M Jooste praised by Cinequest Judges

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: 2015 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/11/2016
THE DRAGON RIDER by Geoff Holder wins Honorable Mention in WISC

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

 

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

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

 

Congratulations to all the winners.  

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "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
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
Ross Denyer's THE RELIEF Selected as a Semi-Finalist by Stage 32! The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship has selected Ross Denyer's sci-fi drama, The Relief, as a Semi-Finalist!  The Relief follows Ethan, a man with the ability to relive and replace the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with tracking him down.  Stage 32 will announce the finalists for their 2016 Fellowship on February 24th.

 

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

 

Tags: Stage 32
Posted on: 02/12/2016 CONNECT Member
ANN SIMON'S BLACK FUNERAL WINS BRONZE AWARD Ann Simon's BLACK FUNERAL wins BRONZE AWARD in the 2015 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest for Stage Play Category. This is the third award for BLACK FUNERAL since 2014. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/02/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
"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
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
NY Screenplay Contest - Park Ave Award Winner - Monte Moore & Deren Abram

 Monte Moore and Deren Abram's Charlie and the Lost Train wins 2015 Park Avenue Award.

 

For more info on the contest visit:  https://newyorkscreenplaycontest.com/2015-winners

 

 

Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias reached the Semi Finals John E. Bias has reached the top 100 out of 1400 entries with his short screenplay "Generation Killer" at the 2015-16 Table Read My Screenplay Park City Contest. "Generation Killer" is about an assassin that is sent back in time in search of an object containing information about time travel and wipe out an entire family bloodline. Will someone within the generations be able to stop the linear murder spree or will they all be wiped from time? Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
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
"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
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
DANIEL P. DOUGLAS ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT'S 2015 SHORT STORY CONTEST

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

Posted on: 01/31/2016
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
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
NY Screenwriter, Timothy Benson wins at The British Animation Film Festival

NY screenwriter, Timothy M. Benson, has been honored by the British Animation Film Festival, where he won in the category of BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY for his feature-length animation screenplay, "HOOKED," a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure.HOOKED has exploded across the global film festival circuit winning just shy of ten screenwriting awards in only a few short months. As an avid Northern Pike fisherman, Benson was inspired to write HOOKED based on his own fishing adventures and his fascination with the theme of legend. HOOKED's high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy's quest for a legendary fish vs. a villainous fishing captain's thirst for fame and fortune. Below the water's surface, the race is on, as a young fish teams with a group of spirited comrades to find and save his great aunt - the lake's most respected inhabitant. The story weaves between the human and fish worlds in an epic tale filled with humor, high-stakes, and edge of your seat adventure.

Tags: British Animation Film Festival
Posted on: 08/18/2015 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
Maria Hinterkoerner - Semifinalist Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship Semifinalist Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship 2015 with Comedies "Zero Ways of Finding My Body" and "Cherry Blossom Juniper"
Posted on: 04/16/2015 CONNECT Member
Emi Sano receives Honorable Mention in Fresh Voices Competition 2014-2015 Honorable Mention with the Fresh Voices Competition in the Drama Category for the screenplay "A Thorn".  Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/18/2015
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
Maria Hinterkoerner - Multiple Contest Finalist and Semifinalist Finalist and Semifinalist in Circus Road Screenplay Contest, Page International Screenwriting Awards, Shoot In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Philadelphia Film Office
Posted on: 04/10/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
Emi Sano is Top 9 Finalist in NH Film Festival Screenplay Competition Sano's feature script, "A Thorn" is picked for the Top 9 Finalists in the New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Competition. 
Posted on: 04/19/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 14th Win Steven Prowse's World War II historical action/drama receives it's 14th win, now tallying over 40 official contest selections. Tags: Universe Multicultural Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/20/2015
"Silent Rescue" is a finalist again Todd Sorrell's fantasy drama "Silent Rescue" took 14th place among 25 finalists in the 2014 IFIPG Screenwriting Contest.  "The Minstrel"  was a semi-finalist. Tags: 2014 IFIPG Scriptwriting contest
Posted on: 04/23/2015
THE EXPERIENCERS by Kevin Taft places in the Top 10 of Cinequest Competion The original pilot The Experiencers was a Top Ten finalist in the teleplay category of the Cinequest Screenwriting competition in 2015. The Experiencers is an ensemble thriller about a group of people in Los Angeles who meet in an alien abduction support group. Tags: 2015 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/27/2015
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
Ralston's Comedy/Drama Wins 1st Place in Fresh Voices Screenwriting Contest Duncan Ralston's historical comedy-drama The Valley won 1st place TV Pilot in the 2014 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Contest, 1-hr TV Pilot category. The Valley is a fictional account of the true story of the FBI/Miami Dade undercover investigation into the '70s porn industry, to root out the mafia's involvement. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/21/2015
J-M Mazaleyrat & Edith Woi are Quarterfinalist at WriteMovies.com #38

Akatewa:

- Screenplay Festival 2013, honorable mention

- Yosemite IFF 2014, top ten finalist

- 7th StoryPros Awards 2014, quarterfinalist

- Richmond IFF 2015, qarterfinalist

- Houston Worldfest 2015, finalist

- WriteMovies.com #38, currently quarter finalist

 

Chubby Wubby Is In Charge:

- Sanford IFF, currently finalist 

Tags: StoryPros International Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 04/20/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES wins Special Jury Award and 15th win

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/21/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 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
Triple Finalist in Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Scifi Genre Three of Todd Sorrell's scripts, "Parousia", "Silent Rescue", and "The Minstrel", made the finalist round of The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest 2015.
Posted on: 03/31/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Its 11th Win THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay (Action Adventure) at the International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema.
It is also an official selection for the Universe Multicultural Film Festival. This takes the script to 11 wins, 4 second places, and 26 other official selections.
Posted on: 02/27/2015
JANE THERESE PLACES IN NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Jane Therese's LINE OF CONTROL placed as a quarterfinalist in Nashville Film Screenwriting Contest. Line of Control, is a David and Golitah thriller that follows a struggling farmer who unwittingly becomes part of a ruthless, far-reaching corporate experiment that puts his family, livelihood and the world at risk. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2015 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
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
Sorrell Scores a Triple Feat in Mountain Film Festival

Screenwriter, Todd Sorrell has placed three scripts, all of which receiving honors, at the Mountain Film Festival.

 

His feature, "Silent Rescue" received the runner-up/2nd Place nod while his script "Parousia" was also selected as a Finalist, and "The Minstrel" placed in the top 13 with an Honorable Mention.

Posted on: 02/10/2015
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 CONNECT Member
Autumn Stapleton-Laskey's GAIA Wins and Places in Multiple Contests Screenplay, GAIA won 1st place in The Indie Gathering's sci-fi feature category (2014), 1st place in the World Series of Screenwriting's sci-fi category, was a quarterfinalist in Shore Script's 2014 screenplay contest. It was also a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Story Pros International screenplay contest. Tags: Shore Scripts, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 03/05/2015
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
Jordan Trippeer's feature premieres at the Palm Springs Film Festival 2015 The feature she co-wrote in associate with Rabbit Bandini, The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha, premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival 2015. Starring Carmen Argenziano as Don Quixote and Horatio Sanz as Sancho Panza. 
Posted on: 03/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Trippeer Finds Success with Nicholl and Universal

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

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 03/30/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
"Silent Rescue" Makes Final Cut In Mexico Todd Sorrell's fantasy script SILENT RESCUE is a Top 13 finalist at the 2015 Mexico International Film Festival.
Posted on: 05/01/2015
Reaugh's Dragonfly Time A Quarterfinalist At ScreenCraft Short Competition Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay DRAGONFLY TIME made the Quarterfinals in the inaugural ScreenCraft Short Screewriting Competition.
Posted on: 05/03/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
MICHELLE DANIEL'S PILOT A WINNER AT TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY (Hollywood) Michelle Daniel's hour-long pilot DOWNBEAT GANGSTERS won best overall drama at the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay (Hollywood) screenplay contest. A second pilot DREAMWALKERS received special distinction. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/04/2015
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
Nicholl Success With a Dash of Consultant High Regard

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

Posted on: 07/22/2015 CONNECT Member
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
JANE THERESE'S AVA MARIA PLACES IN HOLLYSHORTS & PALM STREET AVA MARIA placed as a semi - finalist in the Palm Street Films and HollyShorts Screenplay Contest. This sweet short film about a homeless girl with a special gift, has touched everyone who has read this touching story. Jane Therese is an award winning screenwriter which includes her features - crime/drama true story Only A Brave Man and suspense/thriller Line of Control. Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest, 5th Annual Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest
Posted on: 08/06/2015 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
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
NY Screenwriter, Timothy M. Benson recognized by 2015 Film Festival circuit

Timothy M. Benson, screenwriter and Chief Creative Officer of Story Giant Films, is being recognized promptly and notably across the 2015 Film Festival circuit, receiving over 20 screenwriting awards for his 2014 and 2015 developed feature/short animation screenplays.

 

Benson founded Story Giant Films in 2014 and teamed with a group of liked-minded, award-winning screenwriters to collaborate together and to establish a platform to promote their narrative talents. Each of the Story Giant writers has realized great success this spring on the film festival circuit where their work is being very well received.

Tags: International Independent Film Awards, San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay, StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 07/24/2015 CONNECT Member
Hahn's OASIS - Best Horror Scrip Table Read My Screenplay - Hollywood 2015 OASIS is a horror story played out in the Libyan Sahara. It is largely 2 locations with an ensemble cast. It has been likened to Moby Dick in the desert and lends itself to being the first movie in a series franschise.  Dinosaurs have nothing on this ancient leviathan.   Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/23/2015
Hahn is a Nicholl Quarterfinalist and a Movie Guide Top 10 Finalist

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

 

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

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 07/23/2015
MICHELLE DANIEL MAKES TOP 20 FOR SCRIPT PIPELINE Michelle Daniel's THE GREY WOLF was selected among the top 20 of over 3500 entires in Script Pipeline's feature screenwriting competition.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/04/2015
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
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES - 49th official selection

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/28/2015
Indomitable Entertainment Joins Mark Robertson and his Ghost Club

Executive producers Indomitable Entertainment (SOUL SURFER, SECRET LIVES OF DORKS) have now boarded TV drama project CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB. The one-hour pilot script and series bible were recently optioned by Eclectic Pictures (OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, LOVELACE) as a direct result of the ISA's promotion of the project and its UK writer Mark Robertson. Eclectic and Indomitable will now move forward together on the series, which the writer has described as a "Victorian Ghostbusters".

Tags: Eclectic Pictures
Posted on: 06/04/2015 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye's "Frank and Nuala's Wedding" wins best short script. Tracey Maye's  "Frank and Nuala's Wedding" wins best short script in the Sacramento Film Festival.  The Sacramento Film Festival celebrates film year long with activities and culminates in an annual film festival.  The festival supports all film enthusiasts.   Tags: Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/05/2015 CONNECT Member
"Silent Rescue" a Finalist at Cayfilm Cayman International Film Festival "Silent Rescue" is one of 7 finalists in contention for the top honors at the CCIFF 2015.
Posted on: 05/05/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES notches up its 16th win

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/04/2015
Honorable Mention for Pathos Garden Todd Sorrell's Supernatural Drama script "Pathos Garden" was accepted in to the Honolulu Film Awards and received an Honorable Mention.  This was the first Film Festival appearance for "Pathos Garden". Tags: Honolulu Film Awards
Posted on: 05/05/2015
Michelle Daniel Wins StoryPros and Barcelona Int'l Film Fest

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

Tags: Barcelona International Film Festival, StoryPros Awards, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/17/2015
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
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
"OF WOLVES AND MEN" WINS THE CAPITAL FUND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION! Robert Dan O`Neill´s screenplay "OF WOLVES AND MEN" is a WINNER at the CAPITAL FUND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. Judge´s recommendation: "CONSIDER" 2015 Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/01/2015
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
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
MICHELLE DANIEL MAKES SEMIFINALS IN SCRIPT PIPELINE FEATURE COMPETITION Michelle Daniel's THE GREY WOLF was named a semifinalist (Top 55 out of 3500+ entries) in the recent Script Pipeline Feature contest. Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/24/2015
Finalist 2016 BlueCat Joplin Award - The Station by Andrew Byrne Andy is also currently a quarter-finalist for the ScreenCraft Fellowship for his script DISCONN. Previously he's been a semi-finalist (with his scripts THE STATION and 8802) for the Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline and Final Draft Big Break competitions.  Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Andy Byrne's DISCONN - Top 50 in ISA Fast Track Fellowship III "Disconn" is the story of Jenna, a woman struggling to fit into her life in a mental utopia where people pay a hive-mind product to manage and medicate their lives. But her attempt to disconnect brings her into conflict with her instincts, her numbed husband and the manipulators of this contorted society.

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

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

Tags: BlueCat Screenplay Competition, ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/23/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
John Bias Reached the Quarterfinals with his short Screenplay "The Beast". John Bias has been selected as one of the Quarterfinalist in the Web Series Catagory during the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition with his short screenplay "The Beast".  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 10/02/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Chris Bell's Script 'Brutal' placed as a Runner-up in Scriptapalooza

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/27/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
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
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
'DISCONN' wins GOLD for Sci Fi in PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

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

 

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 10/16/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
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
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
Ryan Herring is named a Runner-Up in the 2016 Scriptapalooza Contest Ryan A. Herring  was named as a Runner-Up in the 2016 Scriptapalooza Contest for his feature sript 'The Olympians'. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Timothy Benson's animation script, HATCHED, wins BEST SCREENPLAY at Meters New York - Timothy M. Benson's creepy/crawly, Sci-Fi, feature animation screenplay, 'HATCHED', wins top honors at the Meters Intl. Film Festival. This is the third best feature screenplay for 'HATCHED' and Timothy's 72nd screenwriting honor across the 2015-2016 film festival circuits.


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


Think Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs meets Arachnophobia!

Tags: Meters International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Anthony Cawood's 'Graft' announced as finalist in Emerging Screenwriters Graft is announced as one of the finalists in the Emerging Screenwriters 2016 competition, placing in the top 7% out of 1500 scripts.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Andy Byrne's DISCONN in Semifinals of Emerging Screenwriters Competition

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

 

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's TV pilot of "The Scoundrels Club" is a WeTV quarterfinalist Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" won the Grand Prize in the Table Read My Screenplay contest in 2013, and now the TV adaptation of it has placed in the quarterfinals of the 2016 WeTV television pilot contest. Some of the judges of various contests, as well as those who run the top 5 screenwriting contests, suggested to Jeff that it might make for a great anthology series, so in 2015 Jeff adapted it as a TV series treatment, as well as wrote a one-hour pilot for it. WeTV is the first contest "The Scoundrels Club" was entered in as an adaptation.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel P. Douglas Script GLIMPSE Advances in 2016 PAGE Awards

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 08/17/2016
Jeff York's "Incurable" 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
Malachi Broadus was a finalist for best short screenplay Malachi Broadus' short "Saint Rehab" was a finalist for best short screenplay in the Meters International Film Festival. Tags: Meters International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/07/2016
TIMOTHY BENSON'S "HOOKED" SELECTED AS A FINALIST AT OAXACA

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

 

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

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

Tags: Oaxaca FilmFest
Posted on: 09/08/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
2016 PAGE AWARDS FINALIST for Andy Byrne's Grounded Sci-fi DISCONN

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 09/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Milner's Script Parallax moves forward in ScreenCraft Sci-Fi 2016

PARALLAX is a quarter-finalist in the 2016 competition.

 

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/09/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
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
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
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
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
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
John Bias has reached the Finals in an Overseas Film Festival With his short screenplay "Generation Killer", John Bias was selected to be one of the Finalist during the 2016 Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Austraila, showcasing the best in Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, and Fantasy movies and screenplays from around the world. Tags: Fantastic Planet Film Festival
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
'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
'Product 125' Advances in Shoot Your Sizzle Jim Falletta's sci-fi feature script, 'Product 125', has placed in the Top 100 of the 2017 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition and is now moving on to the final round. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2017 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER RE-HIRED BY RED CENTRE FILMS

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/14/2017 CONNECT Member
Evan Migliozzi's Short Screenplay 'Last Request' has World Premiere in UK Evan Migliozzi's short screenplay 'Last Request' was optioned in mid-2016 by David McCarrison. Production began in the Fall of 2016 and the completed short fiilm premiered January 2017, in Glasgow Scotland. 
Posted on: 03/05/2017 CONNECT Member
"The Blanked" Selected Top 100 at Emerging Screenwriters Glenn Acosta's original pilot 'The Blanked' selected Top 100 at the Emerging Screenwriters contest.   The script is about a criminal and a woman he abducted who both have their minds erased by the government in the aftermath of their incident, so that they can resume their lives with fresh starts - but, through the perfect storm of events, life brings them back together. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
'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
'THE BLANKED' a Semifinalist at Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest Glenn Acosta's original pilot 'The Blanked' advances to the semifinals at the Stage 32 Annual TV Writing Contest.   The script is about a criminal and a woman he abducted who both have their minds erased by the government in the aftermath of their incident, so that they can resume their lives with fresh starts - but, through the perfect storm of events, life brings them back together. Tags: Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/28/2017 CONNECT Member
'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
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
Julia Skikavich's workplace comedy a Top 100 in Emerging Screenwriters Julia Skikavich's TV pilot, 'Sourdoughs', has placed in the Top 100 of the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters contest. Set in an Arctic town, the workplace comedy was cited as "brillant" fish-out-of-water comedy with a new and innovative twist.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Julia Skikavich's serialized drama Top 6 winner in Emerging Screenwriters ISA CONNECT member Julia Skikavich's TV drama pilot script, 'Missing Pieces', has placed in winners' circle of the Top 6 of the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters screenplay competition. The pilot of the serialized drama series was hailed as a "kick butt script". The story was graded as ripe with potential, tension and drama. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
Ana Sue Antlitz's script "Longing For Flowers" honored Her Shorts screenplay titled, "Longing For Flowers" placed as Finalist in the Scriptapalooza's Shorts screenplay contest 2016. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 10/28/2016
CHIJIM ONYEMENAM'S 'STARS OF FIRE' NAMED IN NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP TOP 15%

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

 

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

 

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 10/27/2016
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
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
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
'FOR ALL ETERNITY' Finalist in Apeiron Film Festival Berlin, Germany Judy Bednarek's 'For All Eternity' is a Short Script Finalist in the 2016 Apeiron Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
Posted on: 12/04/2016
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
Chase Kroll's 'Leap' takes 3rd place in Writer's Digest Writing Competition

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: 85th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition, Writer\'s Digest Screenwriting
Posted on: 12/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Noreen Jenkins Debuts Pre-teen Fantasy Book, 'The Golden Sword'

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

 

 

Posted on: 11/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Glenn Acosta's 'GLIMPSE' - Semifinalist at 2016 Diverse Voices Glenn' Acosta's feature script 'GLIMPSE' advances to the semifinals at 2016 Diverse Voices.  This follows advancing to the Second Round at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, which represents the top 15% of 9,100 scripts entered. 'GLIMPSE' is co-written with Andy Froemke, a 2016 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.  Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 11/15/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Sci-fi feature DISCONN is a PAGE 2016 Semi-Finalist

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

  

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 08/15/2016 CONNECT Member
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
John E. Bias has received a Grand Jury Award for his Sci-Fi Thriller John E. Bias has won a Grand Jury Award for his short Sci-Fi Thriller screenplay "Generation Killer". The third award in four months for this screenplay about a mercenary that is sent back in time to retrive an object and at the same time kill off an entire bloodline.  Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR SCRIPT FESTIVAL
Posted on: 05/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's Glitch wins Thriller/Horror award. It's a second win at Nashville for Anthony, with Glitch taking the Thriller/Horror short script award after 2014's success with A Certain Romance (in post-production). Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
3 Scripts Place at Nashville Film Festival 2016 Todd Sorrell's 3 scripts all placed at Nashville Film Festival 2016.  From over 1500 submissions, "The Minstrel" came in 2nd Place, and "Parousia" came in 3rd in their respective categories, Music Inspired and Science Fiction.  "Silent Rescue" placed top 5 in the Inspirational category.  "Parousia" was also a Top 4 Finalist at the Utah Film Awards earlier this month. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Utah Film Awards
Posted on: 04/24/2016
Timothy Benson's, HOOKED, accepted at 2016 Animation Day in Cannes Cannes, France - Screenwriter Timothy M. Benson's flagship feature animation screenplay, HOOKED, a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure, has been recently honored by acceptance at the 2016 Animation Day in Cannes. HOOKED has exploded across the 2015-16 global film festival circuits, winning almost twenty screenwriting awards, including multiple Best Feature Screenplay honors. Benson was inspired to write HOOKED based on his own fishing adventures as a boy and his fascination with the theme of legend.

The story's high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy's quest for a LEGENDARY fish vs. a villainous fishing captain's thirst for fame and fortune. Below the water's surface, the race is on, as a young fish teams with a group of spirited comrades to find and save his Great Aunt (the legendary behemoth Northern Pike fish known to humans as, "The Beast"). HOOKED has been acclaimed as an epic tale of "legendary proportions" filled with humor, high-stakes, and edge of your seat adventure. Tags: Animation Day in Cannes
Posted on: 05/05/2016 CONNECT Member
"Silent Rescue" is Silver Winner Todd Sorrell's fantasy script "Silent Rescue" took 2nd Place overall at the Honolulu Film Awards 2016 Tags: Honolulu Film Awards
Posted on: 05/05/2016
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
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
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
Geoff Holder hired to write British supernatural thriller FIRST AND ONLY

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

 

Watch this space for updates.

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

Posted on: 05/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Competition Results

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 05/11/2016
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
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
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
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
"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
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
RICHTER'S WAR Wins Best Short Screenplay at Los Angeles CineFest

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

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 03/26/2016
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
John E. Bias has won 1st Place with his Short Sci-Fi Thriller John E. Bias has taken 1st Place during the 2016 Internationl Horror Hotel with his short screenplay Sci-Fi Thriller "Generation Killer" in the Short Sci-Fi Category of the competition. This is the second award for this screenplay that is picking up steam on the contest trail.   Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/16/2016 CONNECT Member
JANE THERESE'S WHAT ARE THE ODDS? PLACES IN FRESH VOICES

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

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
Jeff Yorks' "Incurable" is named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship semifinalist Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. Another script of Jeff's, his western entitled "The Scoundrels Club", was also selected as a finalist in the same competition. "Incurable" has figured in the finals of a number of screenplay contests, most recently in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters competition. It was also the only spec script from over a thousand evaluated by Final Draft's Script Xpert service to receive a "recommend" rating in 2009.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - FINALIST - SCRIPT PIPELINE

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

Option available.

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

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

 

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

Tags: First 10 Pages Script Contest
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "The Scoundrels Club" in top finals of Screencraft Fellowship Jeff York's western adventure "The Scoundrels Club" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship. It had previously figured in a number of screenwriting contests, most notably winning Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in the Top 10 of Script Pipeline's 2014 screenwriting contest. Jeff York had another script listed additionally as a finalist in the Fellowship, his horror screenplay "Incurable." That gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two in the top finals this year. Before that, "Incurable" had figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts they evaluated in 2009.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Alan Zatkow's Zombies optioned by Peabody Award winning producer

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/20/2016
Screenwriter Sarah Horwell's script long listed for WriterSlam UK 2015 for TV Pilot Comedy Series! Tags: WriterSlam UK
Posted on: 06/21/2016
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
Andy Byrne's DISCONN wins 2nd place Table Read My Screenplay- London!

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/20/2016 CONNECT Member
The God Particle - Resurrection by Tom Rico After taking the film festival circuit by storm with the Screenplay and Trailer for Northern Lights with 34 Nominations and Selections and 15 wins. Tom Rico was named one of the top 10 emerging screenwriters today by INFLUX magazine of Hollywood. Just released in May of 2016 The God Particle already as of June of 2016 has 4 Nominations and 2 wins and is well on it's way to beat the success of Northern Lights. With a trilogy in mind Mr. Rico is hard at work on the third screenplay of this saga called "Crystal Children."  Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 06/18/2016 CONNECT Member
"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
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
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
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
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
RICHTER'S WAR by Daniel P. Douglas Earns Finalist Spot at Filmmatic Awards

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

Tags: 2016 Filmmatic Screenplay Awards
Posted on: 08/01/2016
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
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
Daniel P. Douglas Script GLIMPSE Advances in 2016 Page Awards

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/16/2016
"Conquest of the Soda Men" - First Prize, Rhode Island Int'l Film Contest "Conquest of the Soda Men," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, won First Prize in the 2012 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition. 
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"SOUND EFFECT" (TV DRAMA) ADVANCES TO QUARTER-FINALS IN SCRIPT PIPELINE "Sound Effect," (Drama) written by Nick Cammilleri and David Sanner Macfarlane, has advanced to the Quarter-Finals in 2016 Script Pipeline TV Competition. Tags: 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2016
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
ISA 2016 Fast Track Fellowship for DISCONN The ISA selected Andy Byrne's feature script DISCONN for the 2016 Fast Track Fellowship. "All the ISA team have been fantastic and so incredibly supportive. A special thank you to Felicity and Max for the week spent in LA meeting with amazing industry mentors. I came away educated and inspired. Looking forward to the year ahead!" says Andy. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 06/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Mark Robertson's E-DEN Places Again in Competition

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

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

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

Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 05/28/2016 CONNECT Member
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
2nd Place for "Parousia" Supernatural thriller script "Parousia" took 2nd place at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival.  This is the third Runner Up finish for Todd in 2016, with 2nd place showings at the Nashville Film Festival and Honolulu Film Awards. Tags: los angeles new wave international film festival
Posted on: 05/23/2016
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
"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
"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
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
Jeff York's "Play Dirty" script named ScreenCraft comedy semifinalist Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" was just named to the 2016 ScreenCraft comedy screenwriting contest's list of semifinalists. It has figured in the finals of a number of contests, including Final Draft's Big Break contest, and most notably taking third prize at the Emerging Screenwriters contest in 2015. The story takes place in 1977 San Clemente, CA and concerns a junior high nerd running for band president who enlists the help of ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win her campaign with dirty tricks.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/14/2016 CONNECT Member
"GLIMPSE" and "REDREAMERS" Advance to Semifinals at 2016 STORYPROS Both of Glenn Acosta's high concept scripts, Glimpse and Redreamers, advanced to the semifinals at StoryPros.  Redreamers' logline: When a car accident takes the life of his wife and son, a man turns to a dream technology so he can continue "living" his lost life through his dreams; but when he meets a new woman he must decide between fantasy and reality.  Glimpse's logline: A female District Attorney looks for the man she believes is her reincarnated lover to prevent the murder she saw forty years ago in a vision. Tags: StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/12/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Ann Simon's BLACK FUNERAL earns stage play recognition. Ann Simon's dark stage play, BLACK FUNERAL, earns her recognition as one of ten finalists in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, 2014. Tragedy culminates in a dark funeral populated by quirky characters. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2015 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
Dan Sullivan's "Hellbender" a Finalist in 2013 New York Screenplay Contest Dan's feature-length script "Hellbender" was chosen as one of 13 finalists in the 2013 New York Screenplay Contest.  Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 01/19/2014 CONNECT Member
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 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
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
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
Rachel Long & Brian Pittman's THE CIVILIAN script named to The Blacklist

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

 

Posted on: 01/20/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
Kristi Barnett - Finalist in the Broad Humor Festival 2013 Finalist - Broad Humor Festival 2013 - I Hate People
Posted on: 02/06/2014 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
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
Stuart Land's family script won category for Table Read My Screenplay So stoked that my family screenplay, Todd McCoy's Adventure West, won the top honor in the action adventure category in the Table Read My Screenplay contest, especially since it's a period piece.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 01/27/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
Amber Epling hired through Writing Gigs to write a film After Jill Melody of Sunset Beach Entertainment bought three episodes of my series, she hired me to write a film. It is called Going Down. 
Posted on: 01/10/2014 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias Took 2nd Place - Terror Film Festival Placed 2nd in the Short Screenplay Category in the 2013 Terror Film Festival for his screenplay "The Beast". Tags: Terror Film Festival
Posted on: 01/10/2014 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias - Semi Finalist in Rhode Island International Film Festival A Semi Finalist in the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival for his short screenplay "The Beast". One of 21 semi finalist out of 371 entries.  Tags: 2014 SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Posted on: 01/10/2014 CONNECT Member
Monte Moore's "Cutter" script optioned by One Eyed Dog Films Monte Moore has experienced many successes in his long career as a comics, gaming and fantasy illustrator, but his screenwriting career is also gaining traction and attention.  Since 2008 Monte's work has been made into 2 feature films, and he has been hired to create 2 work for hire features for clients drawn to his work.  His most recent success includes the current option by One Eyed Dog Films which came from Monte answering an ISA post looking for scripts.  The "Cutter" script was previously optioned several times, and this is now the 5th option for this screenplay, which was the very first written by Monte back in 2008.   Currently Jason Flemyng is attached to the play the title character, which can be viewed on imdb as well other actors attached to the project.
Posted on: 01/12/2014 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 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
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
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
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'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
John E. Bias - 2 Time "Gold" Remi Award Winner Won a "Gold" Remi Award for both The Beast short screenplay, and Heir to the Throne feature screenplay during the 47th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. Tags: Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's, The Snakeman wins "Award of Excellence" The Snakeman by Jeff Ryback has been awarded an "Award of Excellence" (1 of 3) at the NYLA International Film Festival on April 24, 2014. The Snakeman has now won over ten awards at various International Film festivals. Tags: NYLA Film Festival
Posted on: 04/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Stuart Land - Grand Prize Winner, family category - Screenplay Festival Stuart Land's, TODD MCCOY'S ADVENTURE WEST, just won the GRAND PRIZE in the family category of the SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL contest. This exciting story about a 12-year-old boy who gets thrown from a train in 1870s America when he discovers his friends and he are being sold into servitude, also won the GRAND PRIZE family category for the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY contest in January. This is a heart-warming story that the whole family can enjoy, inspiring imagination, and giving  a glimps into times past. Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 04/11/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY (Drama) Los Angeles Film & Script Fest Jeff Ryback's screenplay The Mountain of the Moon, a drama script with a strong female lead, has won the Best Screenplay Award (drama) at the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival. This comes on the heels of his screenplay The Snakeman, being chosen as a finalist at the Gasparilla Film Festival, and his script The Plumber, chosen as a finalist at the Charleston International Film Festival (now in progress) with high hopes of winning. Tags: Los Angeles Film
Posted on: 04/09/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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 Ryback's "The Snakeman" and "The Wind Riders" both finalists... Two of Jeff Ryback's feature screenplays, The Snakeman (Action/ Adventure) and The Wind Riders(Epic Historical love story about the Tibetan-Chinese war), have been chosen as finalists (2 of 9) at the Amsterdam International Film Festival (screenplay competition) in the Netherlands. Tags: Amsterdam International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/01/2014 CONNECT Member
JEFF RYBACK GRAND PRIZE WINNER AT SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Jeff Ryback's screenplay, The Wind Riders, has won the Grand Prize for Best Screenplay at the Sacramento International Film Festival. "...Riders" is an action/ adventure film and love story, based on the Tibetan-Chinese war. Judges included Lew Hunter, screenplay guru and former UCLA screenplay instructor emeritus. Tags: Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/09/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Stuart Land enters semi-finalist stage with Screenplay Festival contest. I'm happy to have made it this far with my script, Todd McCoy's Adventre West, an action adventure family movie that just won the that category in the Table Read My Screenplay contest. Finals will be annouced in March. Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
We WON Scriptapalooza - Pilot by Kenneth Kemp Last year we started a literary management division in Rio Vista Universal. Even though I ended the year producing 3 TV series and a Danny Glover film The Shift, it seem the natural progression with our writing, development and production. I took on the talented writer Kenneth Kemp, no stranger to production, but new to TV pilots. After going through our development process, the pilot Attaché was just announced the WINNER of SCRIPTAPALOOZA! Congrats to Kenneth Kemp! and Our Team Members James Ganiere B. Rich Adams Karen Bolt Christina Liu Carlos Cortes The script has already made it to Universal Cable Productions, Teakwood Lane (Homeland, Awake, 24). Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 02/22/2014
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
Tammy Olsen - Finalist in Happy Writer 2013 Feature Contest Action/Drama 'Fail Safe' placed in the top 20 of the Happy Writer's 2013 contest.
Posted on: 03/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Tammy Olsen reached semi-finals in Fresh Voices Contest Sci-fi / Action feature 'Shadow Warrior' reached the semi finals of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/15/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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 CONNECT Member
Serita Deborah Stevens New Work Book For Writers New book, The Ultimate Writer's Workbook for books and script, will be available from Motivational Press in April.  This is based on my years teaching at USC and UCLA, as well as other schools.  Tags: Motivational Press
Posted on: 03/10/2014
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
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
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
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
Julien Deladriere's "Heart of the Dragon" a finalist in the 2012 Creative World Awards Julien's original TV pilot Heart of the Dragon is one of nine finalists in the 2012 Creative World Awards screenwriting competition.  That same script was previously a finalist in the 2012 Reel Authors screenplay contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/06/2013 CONNECT Member
Julien Deladriere wins 2nd place in 2012 Fresh Voices screenplay competition Julien Deladriere won second place in the 2012 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition with his original TV pilot The Horizon.  The same script previously won the Silver Prize in the 2012 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, and was also a finalist in the 2012 Pulsar Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest and New York Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 06/06/2013 CONNECT Member
Tammy Olsen placed top 3 in Essay Contest

Recently placed in the top 3 of the justeffing.com 500 words Essay Contest.

Posted on: 05/30/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB by Jeff York wins Table Read's Grand Prize @ Sundance

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

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 04/17/2013 CONNECT Member
Amber Epling has success from the ISA Writing Gigs page! I just recently signed a deal with Jill Melody, a producer with Sunset Beach Entertainment who is set to produce three episodes of a series I wrote called Injustice. Hopefully, these episodes can gain interest with a television company.
Posted on: 05/07/2013 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
Kathryn Kyker hired to develop and co-write dramatic feature. Kathryn Kyker contacted Dale Easterling of Before The Dawn Productions, for a sci-fi writing gig. That job was already taken, but she was hired to help develop and co- write a dramatic feature, based on the real story of Sun City-- the Hollywood of the South-- built in the 20's. The script is completed and being considered for production in Florida. 
Posted on: 05/26/2013 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
Stephen J. Jacobs Wins Film Festival Award

On December 8th, 2012, Screenwriter Stephen J. Jacobs won the "Best Feature Screenplay" Award, at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, for his full-length motion picture Sci-Fi script "CONTACT PRIME". 

Posted on: 05/19/2013 CONNECT Member
Suzan Battah - St Tropez Intl Film Festival Winner BaSatai: Outside In was a St Tropez International Film Festival Winner for- Best Unproduced Script Based on a Novel 2013 and 2012. It also received 2013 Nomination for Best Unproduced Feature Script and was a Canada International Film Festival 2013 Royal Reel Award Winner.
Posted on: 05/18/2013
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
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
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
Jeff Ryback's screenplay, The Plumber, 3rd place Downbeach International Jeff Ryback's feature screenplay, The Plumber, was selected as a 3rd place winner at the Downbeach International Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ . The Plumber has won several other screenplay awards.
Posted on: 10/29/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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 Ryback Writing for Hire job - Jean Claude van Damme Production

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

Posted on: 11/22/2013
Thomas Mazzola's screenplay made Quarter Finals of CWA

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/22/2013
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 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
JS Mayank's Emit is Award Winner and in 18 festivals! EMIT won Best Screenplay, Best Dialogue and Best Ending at FRAPA - Screenplay Festival of Audiovisual de Porto Alegre, Brazil. It won Best American Short Film at the Chinese American Film Festival, Best Sci-Fi Short at the Philip K Dick Science Fiction Festival and got an Honorable Mention at University Film & Video Association. Emit has been accepted to 18 film festivals around the world including SCI-FI-London Film Festival, UK, Newport Beach Film Festival, California, Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal (considered the Cannes for Genre Films), CineFringe Film Festival, Edinburgh (largest Fringe Arts festival in the world) where it is on the Awards Shortlist 2013, Action on Film Festival, Monrovia, NBC|Universal Short Cuts Film Festival, New York (1 of 15 semifinalists), and Sci Fi + Fantasy Festival, SIFF (EMP Museum) - playing at the Cinerama theater (70 foot screen) with 800+ in audience. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 12/23/2013
"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
Millennium Buys "The Civilian" Script by Rachel Long & Brian Pittman As reported in Deadline Hollywood, Millennium Films acquired The Civilian by writing team Rachel Long and Brian Pittman. "The company hopes this will give it another franchise, this one in the vein of The Bourne Identity. It was bought in a competitive situation and will be fast tracked into production. In The Civilian, an American doctor has his identity stolen by a covert operative. The only way he can clear his name is to assume the dangerous mission of the spy who stole it. Millennium president Mark Gill is producing. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Christine Crow are Executive Producers. The scribes are repped by UTA, attorney Ryan Pastorek and manager Scott Carr."
Posted on: 11/27/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's thriller FIEND was a finalist in the Big Break contest "Fiend", Jeff York's script about Robert Louis Stevenson was a the top 10 finalist in the thriller/horror category of Final Draft's Big Break Contest in 2013. The category had the most entries of any this year. 
Posted on: 12/04/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's The Snakeman Won Several Awards, Finalist in 8 Festivals

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

 

 

Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
Jeff York's thriller FIEND makes finals @ Creative World Awards contest Jeff York's thriller "Fiend" has made it into the final round of the 2013 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. It is a top contender in the thriller/fantasy/horror category. Jeff's action/adventure script "The Scoundrels Club" was a semifinalist in the contest this year. The top winners of CWA will be announced in the coming weeks. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/05/2013 CONNECT Member
THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN by Jeff York makes Austin Table Read finals Two of Jeff York's scripts just were announced as finalists in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay contest which will be part of the Austin Film Festival this year. His psychological thriller THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN and his black comedy HITCHCOCK BLONDE both made the finals. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 09/11/2013 CONNECT Member
Multiple Contest Wins - 5 scripts

THE TREASURE GALLEONS:

LA Lift-Off Film Festival - WINNER

Back-in-the-Box - WINNER

WeScreenplay - Finalist

Tableread My Screenplay - Semi-Finalist

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly - Semi-Finalist

Creative World Awards - Prelim Finalist

Liverpool Lift-Off FF - Top Four Finalist

Beverly Hills FF - Official Selection

Madrid Int'l FF - Official Selection 

Undisclosed - Official Selection - tba October 

 

EVANGELINA:

StoryPros Int'l - GRAND PRIZE

Extreme Screenplay - Finalist 

Fresh Voices - Semi-Finalist - best thriller

Fresh Voices - Semi-Finalist - best female lead

ScriptXpert - Eyestorm Productions - Top 4 thriller 

Open Curtain - Top 4

Filmmakers Int'l - 3rd Place

Table Read My Screenplay - Top 100

Bare Bones Int'l - Top 15

 

SHROUD OF MYSTERY:

StoryPros Int'l - Finalist

Filmmakers Int'l - Quarter Finalist

Long Island Int'l - Top 10

 

A PIRATE'S CHOICE:

IWR Rendezvous - WINNER

Hill Country FF - Finalist  

 

THE KLEPTO & THE MANIAC:

NYC Midnight Challenge - Hon. Mention

Tags: StoryPros International Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/20/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Robert Dan O'Neill's "Of Wolves and Men" Garnered Several Honors

"CONSIDER" for TOP FINALIST Robert Dan O´Neill´s Screenplay "OF WOLVES AND MEN" in the CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS 2013.

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/16/2013
Narrative Documentary Script by Jordan Trippeer Produced by Vanessa Pantley

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

 

Posted on: 09/13/2013 CONNECT Member
Jordan Trippeer's Paranormal Short Produced by James Franco As part of James Franco's Labyrinths project, Jordan Trippeer wrote a 10-page short titled, "The Sweet Taste of Redemption," which was produced in February 2013 by James Franco and USC, and directed by Tarek Tohme.  Starring Flavor Flav and Gary Bairos, the story follows Ray, an alcoholic who blames himself for the drowning death of his child.
Posted on: 09/13/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Mike Boss - CineStory Screenwriting Contest - Quarter Finalist The screenplay A TASTE OF FREEDOM, which is about a boy who wants to rescue an abused circus elephant, consistently ranks high in screenplay contests of all kinds.  Semi-Finalists will be announced June 11th.  Someone should make it already!  :-D Tags: CineStory Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/15/2014
MARK ROBERTSON'S "GHOST CLUB" SCARES UP ANOTHER QUARTERFINALS PLACEMENT Writer Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV spec Pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has just reached the quarterfinals of the Screencraft Pilot Launch competition. It's the second quarterfinals placement the script has achieved in as many weeks, having recently reached the same stage in the Final Draft Big Break contest. Adjudication in both contests is still ongoing. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 10/20/2014 CONNECT Member
PETER DEVONALD REACHES SEMIFINAL OF 2014 SHORE SCRIPTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 10/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback - Two Best Script Awards at Los Angeles Script & Film Festival Jeff Ryback has won the Fall, 2014 Best Script Award for his screenplay "The Teacher-Marine" (best suspense/ thriller script) and his script "They Dreamed of Skyboats" (best drama script) at the Los Angeles Script & Film Festival.
Posted on: 10/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's FIEND is Named a Stage 32 New Blood Semifinalist "Fiend", Jeff York's thriller about Robert Louis Stevenson, was named a semifinalist in Stage 32's New Blood screenwriting contest. This is the seventh contest that "Fiend" has figured in the finals, including Table Read My Screenplay where it won Best Thriller in 2011, and Script Pipeline that same year. 
Posted on: 10/14/2014 CONNECT Member
Sci-Fi screenplay "Genesis Prime" by Joe Crouch Wins/Places in 12 contests

Genesis Prime is a four quadrant screenplay with fun sci-fi action, humor, and drama that recently was named the Winner for Best SciFi Screenplay at the Shriekfest Film Festival, and as a Finalist at the Hollywood Screenplay, New York Screenplay Contests, as well as Back in the Box Competition, Int'l Horror & and SciFi Fest, Fresh Voices and Scriptapalooza Competitions. It has received acclaim as a Semi-Finalist at the Creative World Awards, the Write Movies 33rd Writing Contest and at the Cinequest Screenwriting Contest.

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition, Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/14/2014
TV Pilot "Pandora's Blight" by Joe Crouch - 2nd place in Big Star Contest

The Big Star screenwriting contest gave "Pandora's Blight", an action/thriller pilot, a 2nd place win in the Teleplay category.

 

The screenplay has placed and is still in the running in both the  2014 Screencraft Pilot Launch Contest where it is currently a Quarterfinalist, and the Big Break Screenwriting Contest where it is also currently a quarterfinalist.

 

Tags: Big Star Screenwriting Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/14/2014
PETER DEVONALD REACHES SEMIFINALS OF SCREENWRITING GOLDMINE AWARDS

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

 

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

Posted on: 10/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Lynn Santer's, "Gaston Leroux", Named Best Unproduced Screenplay Lynn Santer's spec script, "The Legacy of Gaston Leroux", crafted from in-depth research into the man behind the legendary "Phantom of the Opera", won the coveted award of Best Unproduced Script at the Moondance Int'l Film Festival. "It's time the world knew more about the exraordinary Gaston Leroux, what drove him to write this incredible story and, most importantly, the truth behind the fable of Erik - the Phantom of the Opera", said Santer. Tags: MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Posted on: 10/24/2014
CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB REACHES SEMIFINALS OF BIG BREAK Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV Pilot, CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB - a kind of "Victorian Ghostbusters" - has just spooked its way into the semifinals (top 4%) of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition. The script is Mark's first attempt at a 1-hour TV Pilot, and he is thrilled and amazed it has done so well. Adjudication is ongoing... Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/29/2014 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 9th 2014 COMPETITION

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 11/01/2014
Dustin Bowcott, A Slave's Tale, a Semifinalist at Shore Scripts Bowcott's controversial script, A Slave's Tale, documenting slavery as a whole while concentrating on black-on-white slavery during the early 19th Century along Africa's Barbary Coast, is a semifinalist at 2014 Shore Scripts. Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 10/29/2014
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY is named a Final Draft Big Break semifinalist "Play Dirty" by Jeff York was just named a semifinalist in Final Draft's 2014 Big Break screenwriting contest. The dark comedy was hailed as a 2014 Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist recently as well. This is the 38th contest finals that Jeff has figured in over the last four years of pursuing screenwriting. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 10/28/2014 CONNECT Member
Joe Crouch's TV Pilot "Pandora's Blight" Receives Contest Acclaim

The World Series of Screenwriting Contest released their 2014 contest winners. The sci-fi thriller, "Pandora's Blight", was among the Official Finalists.

 

On top of that, Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest included "Pandora's Blight" in its list of Semi-Finalists in the 1 hour TV drama category. 

 

This screenplay has received a fair amount of recognition recently, winning 2nd place in the BigStar Screenwriting contest while also being in the running as a current quarter-finalist in the Screencraft Pilot Launch Contest.

Tags: WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 10/27/2014
Dylan Brann Places 1st at Two 2014 Festivals with Two Separate Projects

Brann's "Falling Star", a sci-fi super-hero thriller set in Roswell, New Mexico, placed 1st in this year's New Hope Film Festival, 2014. His time travel thriller, "Impulse", placed 1st in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror category in the 7th Annual Storypros Awards Screenplay Contest.

Tags: New Hope Film Festival Script Competition, StoryPros 7th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest $20,000
Posted on: 10/28/2014
Joshua Montcalm reaches 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowship 'Next 100'

After placing in the the semifinals last year with "The Plasticine Butler," another of Josh's Sci-Fi scripts, "Chambered Nautilus," reached the 2014 'Next 100' (top 6% of 7500). The Academy's reader called "Chambered Nautilus" - "A tour de force of exquisite, visually imaginative writing." "Chambered Nautilus" was also a World Series of Screenwriting Finalist and StoryPros International Semifinalist.

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 10/12/2014
Lee Tidball Options SANDI CLAUS Lee Tidball's Christmas family fantasy/comedy SANDI CLAUS was optioned in May, 2014 by Berenika Bailey, producer for Magic Elevator.  Berenika discovered the script when Lee responded to an Inktip Preferred Newsletter lead posted by Magic Elevator for animated, family-friendly scripts.  Magic Elevator has since packaged the script and intends to produce it in 2015 pending the securing of private equity financing as a live-action film.  SANDI CLAUS is a two-time Top Ten Finalist in the PAGE Awards (Family Films--2007, 2009) and also a Top Ten Finalist in the Writers On the Storm Screenplay Contest of 2007.  Lee is grateful to Hal and Cheryl Croasmun of Screenwriting U for their Professional Series in Screenwriting and subsequent classes which helped him to elevate SANDI CLAUS to a truly professional level, and Jim Cirile of Coverage Ink for his personal attention that made SANDI CLAUS the script that it is today.  Tags: Magic Elevator, ScreenwritingU
Posted on: 10/12/2014 CONNECT Member
Multiple 2014 Contest Wins for Steven Prowse

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

 

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

 

Posted on: 10/01/2014
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY, A 2014 Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist The screenplay "Play Dirty" written by Jeff York was just named a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest. The dark comedy was also a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist and a Screencraft quarterfinalist in 2014. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Dan Sullivan's HELLBENDER is Semifinalist at Creative Worlds Awards Dan Sullivan's feature-length script "Hellbender," a superhero origin story, advanced to the Semi-Final round of the Creative Worlds Awards 'Action/Adventure' category in August 2014. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Ramunni Places in Top 10-20% in Major Contests Screenwriter Joseph Ramunni has had a big 2014 thus far. Ramunni has placed in the top 10-20% of the Nicholl Fellowship, Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards, and Script Pipeline Cometitions. And to continue his contest success, it has just recently been announced that Ramunni is now a Quarterfinalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest. Tags: Nicholl Fellowship, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 10/01/2014
Jeff Ryback's "Freedom One" wins 2014 LAMA Best Screenplay Jeff Ryback's FREEDOM ONE, a political thriller with a young computer programmer at the center of the story, wins the 2014 Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA) "Best Script award".

Tags: Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 09/25/2014 CONNECT Member
Sorrell is a Double Finalist at International Family Film Festival Both of Todd Sorrell's screenplays, "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue", are finalists (Top 6) in the screenplay competition of the Int'l Family Film Festival within the Fantasy Genre.
Posted on: 09/26/2014
Jeff York Places Two Scripts at Stage 32 New Blood Contest Quarterfinals In the 2014 New Blood screenwriting contest sponsored by Stage 32, Jeff York has two scripts that have advanced to the quarterfinals. His thriller FIEND and his horror script INCURABLE were both selected. They've figured in the finals of other prominent screenplay contests in the last few years including Table Read My Screenplay, Final Draft's Big Break, Script Pipeline and Screencraft.   Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 10/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Jim Falletta's "Product 125" is a Quarterfinalist It has recently been announced that Falletta's sci-fi feature, PRODUCT 125, is a Quarter finalist in the Stage 32 / The Blood List presents: The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest...Next up?  The Semi Final round!
Posted on: 10/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Mark Robertson's WOODCUTTER Top Horror Finalist Screenwriter Mark Robertson's fairytale-themed horror script THE WOODCUTTER was a recent top finalist in the horror/thriller category of the 2013 Screenplay Festival Screenwriting Competition. The script, developed with Mark's mentor Sir Kenneth Branagh through the UK's Guiding Lights scheme, is the first Mark has ever sumbitted to a competition. Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 10/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Jim Falletta's PRODUCT 125 is a Semi-Finalist Falletta's sci-fi thriller, PRODUCT 125 has advanced to the semifinal round of the Stage 32 / The Blood List's "Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest". The list is currently down to about 60 scripts competing for the top prize.
Posted on: 10/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Mark Robertson's DICKENS Spec Reaches Big Break Quarterfinals Writer Mark Robertson's 1-hour Spec TV pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has just spooked its way into the quarter-finals of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition. A very British, Victorian Ghostbusters-type show, Mark is delighted the script seems to have caught the judges' attention. Adjudication is ongoing. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Rachel Reaugh Sells Short Screenplay Thru ISA Writing Gig and Profile

Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay, LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR, (a psychological thriller), was recently purchased by an up and coming Director, Aranan Perinpanathan, of London, UK. Rachel was approached directly by Aranan after he read her ISA profile.

Posted on: 10/04/2014 CONNECT Member
DRAIN BABIES is an OFFICIAL FINALIST in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Luke Oberholtzer and Chris Bruton's latest feature, DRAIN BABIES, is an official FINALIST in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest. DRAIN BABIES mixes THE BLOB and 80’s B horror movies with the humor and camaraderie found in AMERICAN PIE and THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN.

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/03/2014
MIKE BOSS WINS BREAKING WALLS THRILLER COMPETITION Mike Boss's screenplay CHECKMATE is about the most insane chess game ever played and it has won first prize in the Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition. Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/01/2014
MARK ROBERTSON'S "GHOST CLUB" REACHES ANOTHER SEMI-FINAL

Hot on the heels of its semifinal placing in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition, Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has now also reached the semifinals of the 2014 Screencraft TV Pilot Launch competition. The Victorian Ghostbusters-type tale is Mark's first attempt at a TV pilot.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 11/04/2014 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS SECOND PLACE AT IIFA

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

 

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

Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 01/02/2015
"DREAMWALKERS" AND "THE GREY WOLF" WIN MULTIPLE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

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

 

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

Tags: International Independent Film Awards, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 01/02/2015
Reaugh's PROMISE IN A BUBBLE Set To Be Performed at WILDsound Festival

Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay PROMISE IN A BUBBLE was selected to be perfomed at the WILDsound Festival in February 2015! About Promise, The WILDSound judging committee said, "The sense of mystery along with a quiet sadness creates a fascinating tale about beginnings and endings."

Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 01/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Sieve Receives Multiple Wins at California Film Awards Michael Sieve strikes twice at the California Film Awards placing 2nd in the feature screenplay competition with his latest feature "Soul to Soul", and outright winning the short script competition with his multiple award winning short "Give My Love to Rose". 
Posted on: 12/31/2014 CONNECT Member
Marc Prey's "Paid in Full" Set to Premier in Early 2015 Marc Prey's writing assignment for Jenesys Entertainment Group has resulted in the feature film, "Paid in Full," set to premier in early 2015.  The revenge-thriller script was written for producer Nipa Shah and filmed by award-winning director Lance Kawas.  Marc has two more feature scripts scheduled to go into production in early 2015: The family fantasy film "Mail Order Monster" with Edgewood Studios and sex comedy, "The Sex Trip" with Bridgegate Films.
Posted on: 12/26/2014 CONNECT Member
Sorrell Moves Two Projects Through RIFF "The Minstrel" was a semifinalist at the Richmond International Film Festival 2015, and "Silent Rescue" made it to the quarterfinal round.
Posted on: 12/30/2014
Tracey Maye's "Nola and Frank's Wedding" & "The Black Raven" Award Winners Tracey Maye is delighted to announce "Nola and Frank's Wedding", a comedic short script about a young woman at a wedding struggling to stand up for herself, and "The Black Raven" a science fiction thriller set in a futuristic distopian universe have recently been honored.  "Nola and Frank's Wedding" has been named a Quarterfinalist in The Courier Awards, and "The Black Raven" is an Official Selection in the Richmond International Film Festival.  Tags: Courier Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 01/08/2015 CONNECT Member
Patricia Semler - Spirit of Moondance Winner

Patricia Semler was named the Spirit of Moondance winner for her SciFi television pilot script at the 2014 Moondance Film Festival.  An action/adventure series in the style of Star Trek, STINGRAY: DEEP SEA RESCUE uses the Earth's oceans as a final frontier as mankind establishes a presence on the sea floor. Her foray into a scripted series follows up consistent placement in feature script contests, including a First Place win at the 2012 Big Bear Lake Intl Film Festival.

Tags: MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Posted on: 01/12/2015
Terry Coffey's ATLAS Places in Multiple Contests

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff Hand's LARRY, LORD OF DARKNESS wins the animated/family genre

Jeff Hand's animated script, LARRY, LORD OF DARKNESS, won the animated/family genre category in the 2014 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest. This is the first time this script has been entered in a contest. There were nearly 7000 scripts entered in 11 feature and TV categories. Jeff's horror script, HEX'T, was was a quarterfinalist in the horror/thriller category. 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2015 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
SHADOWMAN by Mike Miller Wins Grand Prize at Story Pros

Writer/Director Mike Miller's first feature screenplay, SHADOWMAN, and to be his feature directorial debut, recently won the GRAND PRIZE at the 2014 Story Pros Int'l Screenplay Contest and named Best Screenplay in the Drama category. SHADOWMAN has also been a winner and placed as a finalist in EIGHT other 2013/14 contests, including the recent 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Contest.

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest, StoryPros International Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/14/2015
Jeff Ryback Selected As One of AOF's Top 50 Screenwriters in the World Del Weston, the head man over at the Action on Film Int'l Film Festival, and his staff, have compiled a list of the 50 Best Independent Screenwriters world-wide based on their work at the festival and other independent festivals. Jeff Ryback was among the top 50 selected. The work is soon to be published.
Posted on: 01/20/2015 CONNECT Member
MICHELLE DANIEL'S "DREAMWALKERS" IS FINALIST IN MULTIPLE CONTESTS Michelle Daniel's "DREAMWALKERS", a sci-fi about a top-secret Department of Defense security endeavor that merges human minds with advanced computing technology, was a finalist in the 8th annual StoryPros International Contest, a quarter-finalist in two categories for the 2014 Courier Awards, and a quarter-finalist for the WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition.  Tags: Courier Screenwriting Awards, StoryPros International Contest, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/21/2014
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 10TH CONTEST THIS YEAR "The Night Witches" just won its tenth screenplay competition this year -  Back In The Box Best Screenplay based on Factual Material.  The true story about female Soviet WW2 pilots terrorizing the German front lines is now the #1 script for Action / Adventure on MovieBytes as well as the #1 biographical and #2 historical screenplay.
Posted on: 12/20/2014
MARK ROBERTSON'S GHOST CLUB TAKES THIRD PLACE IN SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH

UK writer Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV pilot script CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has taken "bronze" in the 2014 Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest. The script -  a "Victorian Ghostbusters" with a female protagonist and a "Doctor Who-ish" vibe - impressed industry judges Ben Simpson (HBO), Ari Lubet (3Arts Entertainment) and acclaimed script consultant Jen Grisanti to secure third place in a field of more than 1300 entries. 

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 11/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye's Short Script "Riley" Wins 2nd Place Tracey Maye's short script, "Riley", wins second place in the Downbeach Film Festival in Atlantic City.  The festival celebrates new films, filmakers and actors  in an effort to promote the art of filmmaking as well as provide networking, learning and mentoring.  "Riley" is a comedic take a young cynical woman's quest for love. 
Posted on: 11/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Carmela Starace's Thriller THE DEVOTED Optioned by Production Company

Thanks in part to being named a Top 100 in the 2013 Emerging Screenwriters Contest, Carmela Starace's elevated thriller THE DEVOTED was optioned in October 2014 by Emerald Films. 

 

Posted on: 11/17/2014
"Silent Rescue" takes 3rd Place The Terror Film Festival 2014 "Silent Rescue" took 3rd place in the Feature Screenplay Competition at The Terror Film Festival 2014. 
Posted on: 11/17/2014
Hall Wins Best Comedy at First Glance Tara Hall has won the Best Comedy category for the Short Film she wrote and directed called, Envy, at the First Glance Film Festival.
Posted on: 11/08/2014 CONNECT Member
MARK ROBERTSON'S "GHOST CLUB" MAKES BIG BREAK TOP TEN Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV Pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has just spooked its way into the Final Draft Big Break Top 10. With over seven thousand entries this year, the UK writer says he is "thrilled and delighted" to have reached these final stages. The script - described as a Victorian-era Ghostbusters - is Mark's first attempt at a TV Pilot, and is also currently placing well in the Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest. Adjudication for both contests is ongoing. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/13/2014 CONNECT Member
RAYMOND JUST'S "THE CRIMSON CONFESSION" TAKES 3rd PLACE IN WRITE MOVIES 36 Raymond Just's supernatural thriller is painting the town red. "The Crimson Confession" began the 2014 season by winning the Best Feature Screenplay Award at the London Independent Film Festival, before garnering an honorable mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, taking Third Place in the Write Movies 36 Screenwriting Competition, and winning the Grand Prize of the Vortex: Best Horror/Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.  The Pasadena, California-based writer says he is "absolutely thrilled " with the reception the feature script, a supernatural thriller set in Victorian London, has thus far received. The Crimson Confession is Raymond’s first foray into screenwriting. Tags: WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 11/24/2014
Lee O'Connor's short scripts are in pre-production

Lee's short scripts, West Country Revenge and The Brightest Star are now in pre-production and hope to be completed by early 2015. 

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Posted on: 11/30/2014
Joe McClean's Pilot THE FIXERS Ranks in 2014 Slamdance and AFF

Joe McClean's original pilot THE FIXERS, a time traveling ensemble adventure, was a quarter finalist at the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition and a "Second Rounder" at the 2014 Austin Film Festival Teleplay Competiton.

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Slamdance 2014 Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/17/2014
Rachel Reaugh Hired by ADMERICA Thru ISA Writing Gig Rachel Reaugh was recently hired as a 'contracted' screenwriter for ADMERICA | Branded Entertainment Studios after finding the opportunity thru the ISA Writing Gigs. This is the second Writing Gig hire for Rachel in 2014.
Posted on: 12/17/2014 CONNECT Member
Rod Thompson Has Three Scripts Optioned via SimplyScripts.com

Rod Thompson's monster short film, "Gimme Shelter", has been optioned by Zone 7 Films and is currently in pre-production for a mid-February shoot. The story follows divorcees James and Moira as they seek shelter in an old Cuban Missile Crisis Era bomb shelter. The five-page short was optioned after being featured on SimplyScripts.com, then expanded to 30 pages after the option agreement was reached. "Shelter" is slated for a Summer 2015 festival release while his second short film, "Friendly" was also optioned via SimplyScripts.com. "Friendly" is slated for a Summer 2015 release as well.

 

Thompson's intense, emotional thriller, "A Memory In Winter", recently wrapped UK production (December 2014) after being optioned - also through SimplyScripts.com - last summer. The short script was highlighted on SimplyScripts and optioned the same day.

Posted on: 12/16/2014
Drain Babies wins THIRD PLACE in A Night of Horror Film Festival

Luke Oberholtzer and Chris Bruton's feature script, DRAIN BABIES wins third place at A Night of Horror Film Festival in Australia.  A cowardly virgin creates a monster made of his own semen, and must figure out a way to destroy it before it kills everyone and everything he has ever loved; including the girl of his dreams.

 

 

 

 

Posted on: 12/03/2014
Steve Sherman's Places Two Script in PAGE, Scriptapalooza & ScreenCraft

Sherman's HOME BREW is a PAGE International Quarterfinalist and a Scriptapalooza Semifinalist. it continues to receive recognition in the screenplay contest circuit with more notices of placement (and hopefully wins) yet to come.

 

A separate script, "AMOE EMBODIMENT", is also a ScreenCraft Comedy Quarterfinalist. 

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 12/03/2014
Stevens Release New Book, and Places as Semifinalist at Circus Road

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

 

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

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/24/2014
2014 Park Avenue Award Winner at NY Screenplay Contest In 2013, Serban was named the finalist at the New York Screenplay Contest with PROTECTORS OF THE SPECIES, and 2014 is the Park Avenue Award Winner at the same contest with his script, THE PIZZA MAFIOSO, 2015 won Empire Award Winner - with his script “The Reincarnation Cop”  Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/24/2014
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
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
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
Jeff Ryback's TEACHER-MARINE wins Best Screenplay at IIFA Jeff Ryback's screenplay, THE TEACHER-MARINE has won the best screenplay award at the "International Independent Film Awards" fest. In the same week his screenplay, THE MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON was named as 1 of 10 Finalists at the FilmQuest International Film Festival, and his screenplay, FREEDOM ONE won an "Award of Merit" at the Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood. Tags: International Independent Film Awards
Posted on: 06/19/2014 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Black Widow co-written by Jeff Ryback and Ric Lawes starts shooting soon The film Black Widow, written by Ric Lawes and Jeff Ryback, starts shooting in Thailand on September 22.
Posted on: 07/14/2014 CONNECT Member
Todd Sorrell Screenplay Finalist in FilmQuest Film Festival 2014 My script The Minstrel has been selected as a Finalist for the 2014 FilmQuest Film Festival as an unproduced screenplay. Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival
Posted on: 06/16/2014
MIKE BOSS - Magic Elevator options SECOND script from Mike Boss After optioning A TASTE OF FREEDOM from Mike Boss, Berenika Bailey with Magic Elevator read another script written by Mike and instantly optioned THE LITTLE GIANT as well. Tags: Magic Elevator
Posted on: 06/12/2014
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
Julien Deladriere wins 3rd place in 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest Julien Deladriere won third place in the 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition with his original sci-fi pilot Storm Up The Sky. The same script previously won a special mention in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest, and was also a finalist in the 2013 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 05/29/2014 CONNECT Member
STEVEN PROWSE HITS 100 PLACINGS IN 18 MONTHS

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

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

7 wins

39 Official Selections

12 Honorable mentions / Awards of merit.

Tags: Female Eye Film Festival
Posted on: 05/21/2014
Suzan Battah's BaSatai: Outside In by Suzan Battah achieves Award of Merit BaSatai: Outside In by Suzan Battah  achieves Award of Merit at the Women's Independent Film Festival in the Script Category Competition.  Tags: Women\'s Independent Film Festival 2014
Posted on: 05/16/2014
Mike Boss - ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest Semi-Finalist The screenplay A TASTE OF FREEDOM, which is about a boy who wants to rescue an abused circus elephant, again ranked high in a screenplay contest. Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 05/15/2014
Mike Boss - ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest -- Semi-Finalist THE LITTLE GIANT is a fun Sci-Fi about a bullied boy who dreams of being a suoerhero and ends up battling robots in a miniature world. Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 05/15/2014
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
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
JEFF RYBACK's "The Plumber" wins Best Script at LA Int'l Underground fest. Jeff Ryback's controversial screenplay, The Plumber, a thriller has been selected as the best screenplay at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. Tags: Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival
Posted on: 06/10/2014 CONNECT Member
Mike Boss - Magic Elevator options "A TASTE OF FREEDOM" Berenika Bailey with Magic Elevator loved A TASTE OF FREEDOM and optioned it from Mike Boss.  BB: "Mike writes with so much heart and soul and his stories are meaningful and carry broader messages." - Magic Elevator has produced over a dozen feature films. Tags: Magic Elevator
Posted on: 06/12/2014
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
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
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
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
PETER DEVONALD & KEVIN SCRANTZ SEMI-FINALISTS 2014 CIRCUS ROAD CONTEST

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

 

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

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's The Night Witches: Three More Festival Nominations The true WW2 story of women pilots, THE NIGHT WITCHES, has been selected as a finalist / official selection at the Creative World Awards, International Film Quarterly and the Oaxaca FilmFest, taking it to seven wins and twelve other official selections / finals within a year. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/02/2014
Suzan Battah Official Selection at the Burbank International Film Festival

Two of Suzan Battah's screenplays have been Nominated as Official Selections in the Adapted Screenplay Category of the Burbank Int'l Film Festival: "BaSatai: Outside In" and "Second Chance" (first nomination)

 

Tags: Burbank International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/31/2014
STEVEN PROWSE BAGS TWO OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AT TWIN RIVERS

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

 

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

Tags: Twin Rivers Media Festival
Posted on: 08/29/2014
Zuzana von Schlippe Contracted to Write Teen Thriller thru ISA Writing Gig Zuana von Schlippe was contracted to pen the film after Patricia Isgate-Hayward of Southern Rising Productions has selected her writing sample to be the best from 162 submissions on The Writing Gigs ISA board. It's very exciting to be developping the story material for all parties. 
Posted on: 08/23/2014
Jeff York's THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN named a CWA Semifinalist Jeff York psychological thriller "The Confession of Lizzie Borden" has now made the semifinals of the 2014 Creative World Awards in the thriller/horror/fantasy category. This script has been a finalist in four other screenwriting contests since 2010. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/28/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB Advances At Austin Film Fest It has just been announced that Jeff York's adventure "The Scoundrels Club" has advanced in the 2014 Austin Film Festival screenwriting contest. There were over 6700 entries this year and that places Jeff's script in the top 15%. His western has figured in the finals of five other contests previously, most notably the Table Read My Screenplay contest in Sundance two years ago. It won the Grand Prize award there, as well as the best script in the category of Action/Adventure. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 09/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's 'A Face in the Crowd' - 3rd Overall at Reel Writers Continuing a run of competition sucesses, Cawood's short, A FACE IN THE CROWD placed 3rd overall at the Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Sorrell's 'Silent Rescue' Claims Spot as Finalist at Oaxaca

Todd Sorrell's SILENT RESCUE continues its success story run as a Finalist in screenplay competition at the 2013 Oaxaca Film Festival (results recently released).

 

Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/22/2014
'The Funeral, The Wedding' - First Place at 626 Night Market Contest The 626 Night Market has announced that Garon Cockrell's script, THE FUNERAL, THE WEDDING was as the first place winner for their latest screenwriting contest.
Posted on: 09/23/2014 CONNECT Member
Sorrell is a Double Finalist at The 2014 Terror Film Festival Just in time for the Halloween season, both of Todd Sorrell's scripts, "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue", were selected as finalists (top 14) in The 2014 Terror Film Festival.
Posted on: 09/22/2014
Rachel Reaugh's 'Midnight Lily' - Top 15% at Nicholl

MIDNIGHT LILY, a timeless noir, placed in the Top 15% of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  'Sexy, mysterious, fun, compelling characters, exciting and well structured,' were some of the positive reviews received about MIDNIGHT LILY, likening the screenplay to the Oscar winning L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.   

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 09/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York Places Two Projects At Table Read My Screenplay Semifinals

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

 

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

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 09/09/2014 CONNECT Member
Jaginder Singh Uses Contests for 1st Draft Test - Places in Three Contests Releasing the first draft of script, ELEVEN DAYS, the screenplay managed to receive recognition, praise and official selections in three contests: the 2014 Silent River Film Festival - Feature Screenplay Category, the Quarterfinals of the 2014 PAGE Int'l Screenwriting Competition, and the 2014 ScreenCraft (Family Friendly) Screenplay Competition. Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 09/15/2014
Jeff Ryback Earns Three Nominations at Action on Film Int'l Film Festival

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

 

The nominations included:

-Best Horror Feature Screenplay

-Best Feature Film Action Sequence

-Most Likely to be Produced Feature film

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

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

 

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 08/21/2014 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse Wins Two Categories at Trindiefest With Two Different Scripts

And so Steven Prowse's success continues...

 

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

 

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

 

Posted on: 08/05/2014
Tracey Maye's PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY Shortlisted - Ntl. Irish Sci-Fi Awards

Tracey Maye's  short film script PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY has been shortlisted for this years National Irish Science Fiction Film Award (The Golden Blaster) for Screenwriting.

 

The Film Festival is dedicated to honoring horror, science fiction and fantasy genre film makers and screenwriters.

 

PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY also known as "Sin Eater" is a multi-award winning script. It has most recently won best short screenplay at the Sacramento International Film Festival. The script reveals the inner demons of a flawed supernatural psychiatrist addicted to killing his patients. 

Tags: National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards
Posted on: 08/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse, The Night Witches, Notches Two More Contest Wins

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

 

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

Tags: Woods Hole Film Festival
Posted on: 08/03/2014
JP Ouellette's Horror, CAPTURED, Receives High Acclaim at Test Screening

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

Tags: 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 07/31/2014
Garon Cockrell Horror Script IN A CROOKED LITTLE HOUSE - Festival Favorite

IN A CROOKED LITTLE HOUSE won Best Screenplay at the 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival.

 

It was also a Quarter Finalist in the 2014 Screamcraft Horror Script Contest. 

Tags: ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest, Motor City Nightmares Film Festival
Posted on: 07/31/2014 CONNECT Member
Kevin Taft's script, THE BOYS WHO CRIED WOLF, Multiple Contest Awards On February 2, 2015, Kevin was awarded one of three ScreenCraft Fellowships based on his emotional horror script,  "The Boys Who Cried Wolf."

The same script was awarded as a finalist in the highly competitive Screamfest Horror Screenplay competition, and ScreenCraft's Horror Screenplay contest also chose BOYS, placing it as a quarterfinalist. Tags: Screamfest Horror Film Fest / Screenplay Competition, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 07/31/2014
Oberholtzer and Bruton's, DRAIN BABIES, A Semifinalist at StoryPros

Luke Oberholtzer and Chris Bruton's Drain Babies was an official finalist at StoryPros 7th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest in the Fantasy/Sci Fi/Horror category.

 

Rick Little is an 18-year-old virgin who accidentally creates a monster, made of his own semen. Setting out with his two best friends, Rick must destroy the monster before it attacks everyone and everything he has ever loved, including the girl of his dreams, Heather. Drain Babies mixes The Blob and 80’s B horror movies with the humor and camaraderie found in American Pie and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

 

Tags: StoryPros 7th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest $20,000, StoryPros Awards, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 08/05/2014
Jim Falletta and Boris Damaset Set on Romantic Comedy

Producer Boris Damast of Mechaniks has settled on a final draft of Jim Falletta's latest romantic comedy, MARRIED ON A MONDAY.  The script revolves around a group of family members involved in a destination wedding gone awry.

 

Damast is set to produce and direct the Romantic Comedy himself (following his work on ROAD TO CAPRI which has found distribution through Stealth Media and Atlas Distribution) and is now ready to take the project out to a couple of leading men for the main role as well as to begin the process of budgeting and scheduling.

Posted on: 08/16/2014 CONNECT Member
Two of Jeff York Scripts Score in the 2014 Script Pipeline Finals Not only was Jeff York's western screenplay "The Scoundrels Club" picked as one of the Script Pipeline's Top 10 Finalists this year, but his kids' TV show idea entitled "History/Herstory" was picked as one of the top four best TV show ideas in the TV side of their 2014 contest as well.  Tags: Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/21/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY is Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Contest

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

 

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

Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 08/21/2014 CONNECT Member
Michael Sieve's Stevie Ray Vaughan Biopic, Semifinalist in Austin Semifinalist in the Austin Indie Flix Showcase for his script LITTLE SISTER, a Stevie Ray Vaughan Bio Pic that is generating some fast interest. Tags: Austin Indie Flix Showcase
Posted on: 08/17/2014 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias - Preliminary Finalist - Creative World Awards 2014 Bias reached the Preliminary Finalist for his screenplay HEIR TO THE THRONE during the Creative World Awards 2014. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/16/2014 CONNECT Member
John E. Bias Receives Honorable Mention for Two Scripts - LA NEO NOIR Fest

John E. Bias and his two screenplays THE BEAST and HEIR TO THE THRONE have received Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Neo Noir Film & Script Festival II.

Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR FILM & SCRIPT FEST II
Posted on: 08/16/2014 CONNECT Member
Suzan Battah - Best of Fest Award Winner Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition Best of Fest Award in Scripts (Fantasy Category) – “BaSatai: Outside In
Posted on: 04/13/2013