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Siovonne Smith

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

Tags: George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
Posted on: 02/17/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Geoffrey D. Calhoun's script Pink Bunny wins multiple awards.

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

 

Finalist in the prestigious Scriptdoctors Contest of Contests. 

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

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

SemiFinals in the Circus Road Show Film Fest 

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

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

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 02/20/2016 CONNECT Member
NEWLIFE FILM FEST SELECTS TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS The NewLife Film & Script & Music Festival has chosen two of Jonathan LaPoma's screenplays as official selections of their 2015 fest. LaPoma's seven scripts have won 75 awards/honors in the last two years.  Tags: NewLife Film Festival
Posted on: 02/16/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's First Short Nominated, Again

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

 

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

Tags: 10th Annual Omaha Film Festival, Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
DAVID J SCHROEDER'S FIRST PRODUCED SCREENPLAY IS SELECTED AGAIN

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

 

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

Tags: Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 02/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Birgit Syran Myaard Honored at Movieguide Awards with $10,000 Kairos Prize Movieguide and the John Templeton Foundation flew Birgit Syran Myaard (BEERgit suhRAN MYurd) to Los Angeles from Alice Springs, Australia (in the Outback) and put her up for four nights at the Universal Hilton so she could attend the Movieguide Awards on 5 February (to be televised on the Reelz network on 22 February). Birgit received the $10,000 second runner up Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays for her swords and sandals biblical adaptation THE HAND OF A WOMAN (Logline: When a reluctant warrior refuses God's call, Israel's only female judge, the Biblical prophet Deborah, finds that the fate of Israel rests in the hand of a woman.) Tags: Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Posted on: 02/11/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect an official selection in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. It was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL It was announced that Scott Pittock's screenplay Sanctuary is a finalist in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. Sanctuary is a western/thriller about a broken family who must work together to protect themselves when a malignant force invades their home.  
Posted on: 02/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman places in Top 50 Emerging Screenwriters & AFF "The Redemption of Frank Malone", a suspense/thriller by Mary Goldman places in the Top 50 of the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Short Screenplay Competition and made Second Round in the 2015 Austin Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition.. "Frank Malone" also placed in the Top 5 of the 2015 Reelheart International Short Screenplay Competition as well as was a semi-finalist in the Avanti Short Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman and Tim House - Martin Katz Fellowship at 2015 TIFF Mary Goldman and Tim House were awarded a Martin Katz Fellowship along with three other Canadian writers at The Blacklist Mini-Lab at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The fellowship consisted on workshipping their screenplay, "Unholy Toledo" with fabulous one-on-one mentoring from Franklin Leonard, Scott Myers, Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark. "Unholy Toleo" was also a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza, and came in top 100 in the 2014 Emerging Screenwriters Competition. Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's Feature Screenplay Success: LAIFFA and Circus Road David j Schroeder's feature script, HALFWAY HOME, is a 2nd Place finisher in the January 2016 Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards. His action/adventure feature script, LOST CAUSE, is a Finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Contest. Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
EVOLUTION written & created by Cara Winter Cara Winter's sci-fi drama EVOLUTION won 1st Prize in Drama in the 2015 People's Pilot, as well as reaching the Finals of the 2015 Screencraft Pilot Launch competition.  Cara's manager is currently shopping EVOLUTION to various production companies and networks.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition, TV writers Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
BUZZARD HOLLOW BEEF produced Indie horror film, Buzzard Hollow Beef, wrapped principal photography in December of 2015. 
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
'ZOMBIE PATROL' BY GEOFF HOLDER WINS HORROR COMP & GOES INTO DEVELOPMENT

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
THE BIG WAD - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK Scott Pittock's animated short The Big Wad was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Screencraft Comedy Script Contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
TEACHER'S PET - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK Scott Pittock's comedy Teacher's Pet was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Contest and a Quarterfinalist in Screencraft's Comedy Script Contest.  In 2011, it was a Quarterfinalist in Scriptapalooza and a Semifinalist in the AAA Screenplay Contest.  It placed as a Finalist in the 2010 Movie Script Screenwriting Contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 02/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman places Second Round at Austin Mary Goldman's short screenplay, a suspense/thriller, "The Redemption of Frank Malone", made Second Round in the 2015 Austin Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Oaxaca Film Festival Official Selection

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

Posted on: 02/21/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, WORLDFEST-HOUSTON FILMFEST Scott Pittock's dark comedy The Inselberg Effect (directed by Tony Bonacci) is an official selection and Remi Winner in the 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.  The short script was a 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson A BlueCat Quarterfinalist with Faith Based Screenplay Signs of Warning, a faith based screenplay that has been a Quarterfinalist at ScreenCraft and a Semifinalist at Story Pros, is now a Quarterfinalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. "I've devoted at least one year to the development of this script. Writing and re-writing, trimming, adding, getting notes. It's paying off. I look forward to the future with this script." Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Winner World Music & Independent Film Festival 2016 The original score "Pretty Fishes" by Paige Brien with artist Jaclyn Monroe in Brien's short film 'Behind Glass' ' is doing very well in the festivals!
Posted on: 02/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Short Winners for David J Schroeder

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 01/18/2016 CONNECT Member
2015 Screencraft - Action & Thriller semifinalist WHAT YOU KNOW is an edgy crime thriller involving an idealistic woman who steals a box of evidence from a man who had abducted her and friends years ago for a night of torture. It is a semi-finalist for ScreenCraft's 2015 Action and Thriller Screenplay contest! Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 01/22/2016
Semi Caravan

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

 

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

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO OFFICIAL SELECTION OF PASADENA FILM FEST

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

 

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

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 01/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Tracie Jules Hired for Web Series Jacob Rohrbach of Dark Fire Productions has hired Tracie Jules to write one of his episodes for his Creepypasta web series. The episode titled, "The Doll Cemetery", is currently in pre-production with filming to take place in the near future. This is Tracie's first success through ISA and she looks foward to more opportunities with Dark Fire and the ISA.
Posted on: 01/16/2016
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
Siovonne Smith

Just Announced:

 

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

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 01/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Within These Walls wins its 4th award at HIMPFF Within These Walls has just won its 4th award at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, taking top honors in December. This is Tracie's 9th award since first entering script competitions in April of 2015. 
Posted on: 01/16/2016
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
Local Screenwriter Alpha Blair Takes Honors at Back-to-Back Film Festivals

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

 

To read more, please visit:

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

Posted on: 01/23/2016 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN FINOW FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

Tags: Finow International Film & Script Festival
Posted on: 02/02/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, MIAMI INDIE FILMFEST

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2016 CONNECT Member
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED - SCOTT PITTOCK, FINALIST IN SHORT SCRIPT TO SCREEN The 2016 Short Script to Screen Contest announces Something Under the Bed as one of ten finalists. The sci-fi thriller is about a scientist who may or may not be holding the key to the future under his bed.  Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Winner of the 2016 WildSound screenwriting contest. Inked in Blood will be the first winner of the 2016 Screenwriting Contest. A performance of the table read will be posted on the site. Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 02/05/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Short Success for David J Schroeder

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

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

 

also,

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

 

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

 

Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 02/01/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS ADVANCE IN FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 01/23/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Finalist Finish for Ranger Creed Ten-hut! Acclaim Scripts announced their 2015 Fall/Winter compeition standings. Ranger Creed was among the finalists named. That is all. You're dismissed.  Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 01/31/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
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
MIKE MURPHY'S "A HEAVENLY PRICE" WINS SCRIPT-WRITING COMPETITION AWARD

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

     • THE BIG IDEA wins 2nd Place Feature Comedy,

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

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

http://cannesscreenplaycontest.com/winners

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun Places first with Hipster Z Geoffrey D. Calhoun places first place in the 2016 International Horror Hotels Film Fest for his Zombie Comedy Hipster Z. Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/15/2016 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, PRAIRIE LIGHTS FILMFEST Scott Pittock's dark comedic short The Inselberg Effect (directed by Tony Bonacci) was recently announced as an official selection in the 2016 Prairie Lights Film Festival.  It's now made it into six film festivals! Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/16/2016 CONNECT Member
CONTAGION FILMS ADAPTS MIKE MURPHY'S "THE CANDY MAN" INTO A SHORT FILM

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/13/2016 CONNECT Member
"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
Kylie Garcelon's short 'Clowning Around' wins Honorable Mention at CIFF!

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tags: New York City Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 04/10/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Mary Goldman makes top 20 Emerging Screenwriters' Shoot Your Short "The Redemption of Frank Malone", a dark suspense thriller, made top 20 of the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters' Shoot Your Short competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Terry Erickson's HORSEMAN Wins Fresh Voices 2015-16 Honorable Mention Terry Erickson's "Horseman", a high concept supernatural pilot, has been awarded an Honorable Mention at the Fresh Voices 2015-16 Screenplay Competition in the One Hour Pilot category. Fresh Voices stresses "While traditional criteria such as tone, structure and character are equally important, in our experience the one quality that cannot be taught or rewritten is the author's original voice."

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

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Ranger Creed Wins Best Action/Adventure It's "mission accomplished" for Travis Opgenorth's Ranger Creed as it takes home another prize. This time it's the best feature script in the action/adventure category from the Nashville Film Festival. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
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
David J Schroeder's short wins SENE Film, Music & Art Festival David J Schroeder's first produced short, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, wins Best Short Film at the 2016 SENE Film, Music & Art Festival. This our 3rd Best Award, and 18th festival offical selection.
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder wins at the 2016 Silver Springs IFF

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Nice in the South of France International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short film wins Best Actor

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA A JUROR OF CORDOBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Cordoba International Film Festival has selected Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 short film competition. 
Posted on: 04/04/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, A NOBLE TRUTH, FINALIST IN 2016 LAS VEGAS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is a finalist in the 2016 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. LaPoma's 8 screenplays have won 81 awards/honors in the last 2 years. Tags: Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Nashville Film Fest Announces Finalists, Ranger Creed Present Travis Opgenorth's Ranger Creed takes aim at another "mission accomplished".  It's now a finalist in the Nashville Film Fest Screenplay contest. Ooh-Rah! Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's horror/western feature Sanctuary is a semifinalist in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Rebecca Williams Spindler's SONGBIRD nabs Top 6 at 2016 Nashville Film Fest Rebecca Williams Spindler's SONGBIRD placed in the Semi-Finals Top 6 for Music Inspired Feature at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival for the 2nd year in a row!  The culturally diverse script depicts the struggle and survival of a teenage gifted singer and her gospel inspired mentor. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/08/2016 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF RIVER BEND FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2016 River Bend Film Festival. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two estranged best friends who take a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It's soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. EASY RIDER meets GOOD WILL HUNTING.  Tags: River Bend Film Festival
Posted on: 03/08/2016 CONNECT Member
THE DRAGON RIDER by Geoff Holder wins Honorable Mention in WISC

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

 

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

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

 

Congratulations to all the winners.  

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

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

 

Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS IN FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/01/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES IN SCREENCRAFT FELLOWSHIP Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's character-driven coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship. This is the script's 23rd award/honor.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/02/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN LOS ANGELES CINEFEST Los Angeles CineFest has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's scripts SANDLEY and THE WAY BACK HOME as official selections of their 2016 competition. LaPoma's scripts have won 78 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions in the last two years. 
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
David j Schroeder is a Finalist in the 2016 Kansas City FF

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

 

A stage reading is scheduled, and Winner is pending.

Posted on: 03/11/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN TWISTER ALLEY FILM FEST

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Robin Jennings' "Empty Creatures" Selected For Princeton Film Festival Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, is an Official Selection in the screenplay category of this year's Princeton Film Festival. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs.
Posted on: 03/24/2016
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
Hans Cruz Luttmann hired to adapt Emmy Award winning HBO Doc into feature. Emmy award winning Director Jeff Stimmel hires Hans Cruz Luttmann to pen the adaptation of his documentary "The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale".  The script is currently being shopped to top producers including Plan B and Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Posted on: 03/27/2016
SONY International Pictures requests GENETIC MEMORY script GENETIC MEMORY, the Sci-Fi adventure script by Kenneth Wood, has been requested by SONY International Pictures. Tags: ScreenwritingU, Stage 32
Posted on: 03/28/2016
"A Fangirl" is a Finalist in Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest "A Fangirl" by Diana Galimzyanova is a finalist in the 2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest. It is a short psychological horror about a successful, beautiful introverted young woman who controls every aspect of her life except for her hidden obsession with a faded rock star. Tags: Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Posted on: 03/20/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
Siovonne Smith's "The Polish Medallion" wins Best Screenplay

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

Tags: Pasadena International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/14/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY - BY SCOTT PITTOCK, DOUBLE WINNER IN OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's western/horror feature Sanctuary won Best Feature Screenplay and Best Nebraska Screenplay in the 2016 Omaha Film Festival.  Sanctuary also placed Semifinalist in the thriller/horror category in the 2016 Nashville Film Festival.  Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/14/2016 CONNECT Member
"Nightfire" written by Los Silva and director Brando Benetton - Trailer

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA A TOP 12 FINALIST IN 2015 OAXACA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's dark, character-driven drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a top 12 finalist in the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival's Global Script Challenge screenwriting competition. There were about 1,000 submissions to this year's festival. THE WAY BACK HOME has won 11 awards/honors since 2014, including the Grand Jury Prize of both the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and is ranked in the top 3% of the more than 2,600 feature-length screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com. It can be described as KES meets BILLY ELLIOT.  Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 10/20/2015 CONNECT Member
Two 1st Runner Up Awards for American Frankenstein My pilot, American Frankenstein, was nominated in three different categories taking home TWO trophies! Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 10/27/2015
LAFSF - Best Horror Script 2015 "Within These Walls" Within These Walls has won top honors at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival. This is Tracie's sixth win since she first entered festivals in April 2015. Within These Walls, a horror feature, won Best Horror Script and is currently a finalist in another festival.
Posted on: 10/27/2015
Mike Messier's Fight or Play Basketball family drama is a semi-finalist...

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

 

Posted on: 10/31/2015
COURIER AWARDS SELECT 3 OF JONATHAN LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS IN 2015 CONTEST

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Courier Awards
Posted on: 10/18/2015 CONNECT Member
EVOLUTION MALLORCA FILM FEST SELECTS TWO OF JONATHAN LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS The Evolution Mallorca Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length screenplays A NOBLE TRUTH and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova) as official selections to their 2015 festival. In the past week, LaPoma has had 6 of his scripts place in screenwriting competitions, including making the top 12 in the Oaxaca Film Festival. Also, his coming-of-age novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY won 1st place in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes on October 7th.  Tags: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Posted on: 10/18/2015 CONNECT Member
Short Written For A Gig Gets a Nomination Taylor Albertson's horror/comedy short Careful What You Wish For, which was written for a gig from the Network ISA site, is now an official nominee for September at the LAIFFA. "I didn't get the gig, but I never stop writing and editing.I'm happy with the nom and can't wait to see what I can do with the script."
Posted on: 10/01/2015 CONNECT Member
2015 Hollywood Screenplay Finalist

My feature length screenpllay Road to Rosarito was accepted as a finalist in the 2015 Hollywood Screenplay competition in the drama/thriller category. It's his first time making it to the finalist round after being a semi-finalist in mulitiple competitions. 

 

Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2015 CONNECT Member
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
TWO OF JON LAPOMA'S SCRIPTS ADVANCE IN 2015 FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, have advanced through the first round of the 2015 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards. 
Posted on: 11/02/2015 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's Pilot, Kingdom of God, Best in Category Travis Opgenorth's historical drama, Kingdom of God was recently announced as the Best In Category winner in the 2015 NexTvEntertainment Writing Contest. This marks the fourth notable finish for the teleplay as it also finished as the 1st Runner Up in the People's Pilot Contest and had two quarter-finalist finishes in the Stage 32 Happy Writers and PAGE International contests.  Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, People's Pilot Competition
Posted on: 11/03/2015 CONNECT Member
THE WAY BACK HOME, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE MONTHLY FILM FEST The Monthly Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, character-driven drama THE WAY BACK HOME as an officlal selection of their October-November competition. This is the script's 12th award/honor. 
Posted on: 11/07/2015 CONNECT Member
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF ALBUQUERQUE FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 11/11/2015 CONNECT Member
WENDY JANE HENSON'S SCRIPTS SCORE IN 2015

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

 

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 11/13/2015
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
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
Travis Opgenorth Dreams of Better Things with Chimera Travis Opgenorth's feature thriller, Chimera, finished 3rd in the 2014 Story Pros Awards Screenwriting Contest. The script placed in five of the six contests it was entered in with semi-finalist or quarter-finalist finishes in the Writemovies.com, PAGE Awards, Austin Film Festival, and Final Draft's Big Break contests.  Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, StoryPros Awards Contest, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 11/03/2015 CONNECT Member
Psych-Thriller, Luna, Howls for Travis Opgenorth

Travis' short script, Luna(cy), a genre-bender that mixes a pyschological thriller with a werewolf creature feature, was just announced as a Semifinalist in the 2015 Courier Awards screenplay contest. It also

took home a Finalist finish at the 2015 Twisted Horror Picture Show. A feature-length version of the story previously clawed its way to a Finalist finish in the 2012 Scream Fest Film Festival and The Beverly Hills Film Festival and Quarterfinalist finishes in the Stage 32 New Blood and PAGE Awards contests that same year. 

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Courier Awards, Screamfest Horror Film Fest / Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/03/2015 CONNECT Member
*Update: Ranger Creed #19 On The Black List

Updated - 11/17/15

Travis Opgenorth's latest feature, Ranger Creed, has moved up to #19 on The Black List's (Month to Date) Top Screenplay List. One evaluator had this to say of the script, "Strong dialogue and scene-writing make this a polished, production-ready piece. This thrilling, emotionally charged story has massive potential and could turn into a real commercial hit in the right hands." Ranger Creed is Travis' third feature in as many years with his two previous works, Chimera and Gridiron, taking home fourteen top placings between them including a 3rd Place finish in the Story Pros Awards Contest, and a Semi-Finalist finish in the Nicholl Fellowship Contest respectively. 

Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 11/05/2015 CONNECT Member
O'Rourke Adaptation Is Oaxaca 15 Official Selection

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

 

 

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/28/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) WINS 3RD AT AWARENESS FILM FEST

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

 

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

Tags: Awareness Film Festival
Posted on: 09/22/2015 CONNECT Member
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
OLVERA STREET opera premiers in November 2015

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

Posted on: 08/19/2015
Stephen M. Hunt script repped in London. Last year  a string of 1st place wins made Steve Europe's most successful screenplay contest competitor. Networking from this platform led directly to an invitation to write a short crime-drama for an Emmy Award winning TV director (see Steve's prior posts). After that, veteran BBC writer Peter Mackie invited Steve to co-write  a TV pilot with him. The outcome was "Boss Girl" that went on to win 1st prize in this year's Marquee Lights TV pilot category. "Boss Girl" is now being promoted in London by Peter's agent. So these days, 95% of Steve's energy goes into promoting who he is and what he does. The upshot is he'll probably only finish one new feature script this year being "None Shall Survive" which is a brand new take on the horror/slasher genre.
Posted on: 08/24/2015 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
David J Schroeder continues to move upward

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

Tags: Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition, WriteMovies.com, Awareness Film Festival
Posted on: 08/12/2015 CONNECT Member
Boundless Pictures Options Revenge-Thriller - Cry, Justice. Executive Producers Brandon Burrows and Courtney Lauren Penn of Boundless Pictures discovered revenge-thriller, Cry, Justice, through InkTip. Jason Gruich penned the original screenplay and this is his third optioned feature - first through Inktip. Jason is a proven story analyst and script consultant through Talentville and has numerous contest placements and options to his resume. 
Posted on: 08/13/2015
Mary Goldman's screenplay, "Unholy Toledo", gets a nine on The Blacklist Unholy Toledo, written by Mary Goldman and Tim House, recently received a nine on The Blacklist, and was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. Unholy Toledo tells the tale of how two Ohio farm boys came up against a ruthless crime boss and his accomplices in Prohibition era Toledo. Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 08/27/2015 CONNECT Member
THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT is a Finalist

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Raindance, Stage 32
Posted on: 08/28/2015 CONNECT Member
Tom Batt's Birdwatching Naked named Runner up in Scriptapalooza

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

 

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

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/13/2015 CONNECT Member
DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY PUBLISHED TODAY Today is the official publication date of Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning literary fiction novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY. DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. Kirkus Reviews awarded it Recommended Review status and called it an "Entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American education system," the San Francisco Book Review called it "Incredibly artistic . . . raw and endearing," and the Stargazer Literary Prizes awarded it as a finalist in their 2015 competition. DEVELOPING MINDS can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and the publisher, Laughing Fire Press's, website, www.laughingfire.com.
Posted on: 09/14/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA'S THE WAY BACK HOME A FINALIST IN NEW YORK SCREENPLAY Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a finalist in the 2015 New York Screenplay Contest. This is the script's 11th award/honor.  Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/19/2015 CONNECT Member
Three More Wins

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Raindance Film Festival, Stage 32
Posted on: 09/22/2015 CONNECT Member
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
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF GLENDALE FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 09/06/2015 CONNECT Member
Peter Wisan's Strings Gains Increasing Recognition

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

Tags: 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/09/2015
THE WAY BACK HOME, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF OAXACA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is an official selection of the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival. This is the third consecutive year one of LaPoma's screenplays has been selected to this festival. THE WAY BACK HOME is ranked in the top 3% of the more than 2,500 scripts listed on MovieBytes.com.  Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013
Posted on: 09/09/2015 CONNECT Member
Christopher Schultz Christopher Schultz's feature action script STILLWATER received honorable mention in the Stage32 script writing contest, 1st runner up in the Creative World Awards action category, and a quarter finalist in The Big Break screenwriting contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/14/2015 CONNECT Member
ALL THREE SCRIPTS JON LAPOMA SUBMITTED TO COURIER AWARDS ADVANCE

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Courier Awards
Posted on: 11/15/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
ROBIN JENNINGS' TV PILOT IS A MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION FINALIST Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, placed as a Finalist in the Original TV Pilot category for the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs. Tags: Marquee Lights Competition, Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/30/2015
O'Rourke Script Wins Grand Prize at Yosemite

In 2000 Michael O'Rourke embarked on a mission to write a screenplay about the cultural and environmental impact of the Gold Rush on the indigenous tribes in Northern California.  15 years, 7 staged readings and 26 + drafts later Yosemite International Film Festival gives "In the Land Where Acorns Dance" the Grand Prize for Screenwriting.

Posted on: 12/26/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S SANDLEY A FINALIST IN 2015 AURA SCREENWRITER AWARDS

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

 

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

Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/23/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA ADVANCES IN MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPETITION Jonathan LaPoma's short script SANDLEY has advanced to the semifinals in the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition. SANDLEY follows a first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school who finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student.  Tags: Marquee Lights Competition, Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/14/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA WINS GRAND PRIZE IN LONDON FILM AWARDS FOR SECOND TIME

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

 

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

Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 12/15/2015 CONNECT Member
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK SELECTED TO THE LAIFFA

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 12/22/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SELBY INTER FILMFEST in UK Scott Pittock's The Inselberg Effect takes 2016 Offical Selection for best international short film. It was also the 2014 Semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S DELLWOOD A DIAMOND AWARD WINNER IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama DELLWOOD is a finalist in the Diamond Award category of the 2015 California Film Awards. DELLWOOD follows a successful, but unhappy, novelist who reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral. While there, he reminisces about his experiences as a child playing basketball on a city court to escape from emotional abuse, and he understands himself and the theme of his next project more clearly. DELLWOOD can be described as STAND BY ME meets THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, and it's the 7th ranked Urban screenplay in MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts section.  Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/09/2016 CONNECT Member
ISA Fast Track Fellowship Finalist Screenwriter Tara Hall's hour-long pilot "Private" makes it to the top 50 of ISA Fast Track fellowship in 2015.  Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 01/11/2016 CONNECT Member
Siovonne Smith

Just Announced:

 

Siovonne Smith's epic Feature Screenplay "The Polish Medallion" was recently selected as a Top 100

Semi-Finalist in the 2015 - 2016 Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Park City (out of over 1400 entries).

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/02/2016 CONNECT Member
"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
Storypros Names Taylor Albertson's Signs of Warning A SemiFinalist ISA member Taylor Albertson's faith based drama/thriller Signs of Warning has been named a StoryPros semifinalist. "I've worked really hard developing this script in 2015. I've gotten notes, and have written and re-written based on these notes. I'm proud of the placement." The script was also named a QuarterFinalist at ScreenCraft's Family Friendly contest earlier this year. " I really want to sell this one in 2016 and will work hard to get it done. It's an important story and will make either a great TV movie or feature." Tags: StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Ranger Creed Marches Forward Travis Opgenorth's latest feature script, Ranger Creed, is on the march as it clears the Quarterfinals hurdle in its very first contest entry, the WeScreenplay Intl. Screenwriting Competition. Tags: WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Robin Jennings' TV Pilot receives Honorable Mention at WIFF Robin Jennings' original TV pilot, Empty Creatures, received an Honorable Mention in the Script Competition for this season's Women's Independent Film Festival. Empty Creatures centers on Nico Bray, a failing artist who can't seem to get a hold of her inner demons. When she decides to end her life but fails yet again, she's committed to a psychiatric hospital where her botched suicide attempt may end up being the big break she needs.
Posted on: 12/14/2015
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
ERIKSSON by Matthew Tolbert Reaches Nicholl Quarterfinals. Matthew Tolbert's latest screenplay placed in the quarterfinals for Nicholl Fellowship. ERIKSSON, an epic historical biopic telling the story of Leif Eriksson, a Viking who, to prove himself to his legendary father, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America. Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Award Winning Short screenplay wins 6 production awards

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

 

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

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

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

Tags: Marquee Lights Competition
Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Brian O'Connor - Top 16 Scripts Reel Writers 2015 Brian O'Connor's animated short "I Did It!," about a little boy who needs coaching from his imaginary "frenemy" to make his first plunge into the pool, placed top seven the short script category and Top 16 overall.   Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/24/2015
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN HOLLYWOOD SKY FILM FESTIVAL

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

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

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

Posted on: 11/21/2015 CONNECT Member
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
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN BLOW UP CHICAGO ARTHOUSE FILM FEST

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

  

Posted on: 11/15/2015 CONNECT Member
"BEST SCREENPLAY" - POLLY 21st Screenplay recognition! Eric P Granger's heartfelt Short, POLLY, just received "Best Screenplay Short" at the South East New England Film Festival just one day aftyer receiving "2nd Place Best Screenplay Short" at the L. A. Independant Film Festival Awards And "Best Screenplay Sci-Fi Short" At NOVA Film Festival. Tags: 100 Screenplays
Posted on: 11/16/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Within These Walls chosen as a Finalist in ZedFest The award winning script "Within These Walls" is now a finalist in the Los Angeles based Zed Fest 2015 Film Festival. This is the second contest that this horror script has been entered in. It won its first festival and took top honors at the LAFSF in Oct 2015. 
Posted on: 11/27/2015
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
David J Schroeder has 3 Scripts advance in the Aura Screenwriters Awards

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

 

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

 

Winners pending. Tags: AURA Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/05/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN 2015 AURA SCREENWRITER AWARDS

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

 

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

Tags: Aura Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 12/06/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA #1 BEST SELLER ON AMAZON Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in the "Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories, putting it ahead of works by Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, John Grisham, and Chuck Palahnuik. DEVELOPING MINDS follows a group of recent college grads who struggle with alienation and addiction as they try to survive a year of teaching at dysfunctional Miami public schools. It can be seen as POST OFFICE by Charles Bukowski meets TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt. 
Posted on: 12/10/2015 CONNECT Member
Tin Gods by Matthew Tolbert is a Finalist Again

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

Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 12/12/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Catherine Fridey Top Finalist in Breaking Walls Thriller Competition Catherine Fridey's feature thriller, "Twiggers," has been named a top finalist in the 2015 Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition. This script has previously been a semifinalist in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.  Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/05/2015 CONNECT Member
Michelle Muldoon's Screenplay Finds Festival Success Michelle's feature screenplay finds Festival success in 2015 with a runner-up award at the 2015 Northern Virginia International Film Festival, a semi-final placement at The Monthly Film Festival and an official selection to the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival.
Posted on: 11/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Podium Win for LOST CAUSE LOST CAUSE wins 3rd Place for action/adventure feature screenplay in the 2015 Los Angeles Screenplay Contest. For writer/producer David J Schroeder, this is 118 top-three finishes for 6 different scripts and 7 production awards since 2010.
Posted on: 11/30/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN LA SCREENPLAY CONTEST

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 11/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's 'Moral Compass' screening at Hoboken Int. Film Fest!

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

 

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

Tags: Hoboken International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
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
LUCY (Writer/Producer) SELECTIONS, AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 10/24/2016
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
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), A FINALIST IN WORLD SERIES CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2016 World Series of Screenwriting. This is the script's 30th award/honor and LaPoma's 102nd. 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' is ranked 2nd in the Urban, 5th in the Romance, and 9th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts (over 2,700 scripts are listed on the site).  Tags: WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 11/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Young and Hungry List 2016: Top Emerging Screenwriters

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

 

Repped by Mark Lawyer at Markerstone, his projects include:

THE FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD HALFS FIRST HUBBY

 

 

 

Posted on: 10/22/2016
Erin Dooley's 'A Way to Forgiveness' Premiere's November 6th 2016 ISA CONNECT member Erin Dooley's documentary film 'A Way to Forgiveness' will premiere in North Hollywood on November 6 and will be available online and on DVD on November 16. The documentary follows Erin's journey along the centuries old pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, as she explores the topic of forgiveness. Tags: D.A.S.H. Entertainment, LLC
Posted on: 10/21/2016 CONNECT Member
'Nurture of the Beast' has a great 2016 In January 2016, Adam Luff collaborated with actor and long time friend, Tom Brumpton on a micro short 'Nurture of the Beast' a sci-fi horror about a scientist that has devoted his life to work at the cost of his family life.

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Hat Trick has achieved two nominations at film festivals:

 

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

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

Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 10/20/2016
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS THE MAC UNDERGROUND FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', won Best Screenplay at the 2016 MAC Underground Film Festival. The script is ranked 5th in the LGBT category of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. 
Posted on: 10/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Shelley Krawchuk's screenplay 'Blintzes to Burkas' Continuing Success

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

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

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 11/02/2016 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' SELECTED FOR MONTHLY FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's short drama 'A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' is an official selection of the 2016 Monthly Film Festival's October-November edition. Winners will be announced in December. 
Posted on: 11/10/2016 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' ADVANCES IN LA CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma's short drama 'A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' has won its second award today, advancing to the semifinals of the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues' is based on LaPoma's short story of the same name which appeared in the November 2014 issue of 34thParallel Magazine, and that story is based on a chapter of LaPoma's novel 'Understanding The Alacran'. LaPoma's ten scripts have won a total of 104 awards/honors in the last three years.  Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 11/10/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
Shay Thurmon's action/adventure script- Semi finalist in Scriptapalooza Shay Thurmon's action/adventure feature screenplay "Minor Alterations" advances to semi-finals in Scriptapalooza script competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Fellowship
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's action film - second rounder at Austin Film Festival. Shay Thurmon's action feature "House of Jaguar" is named a second rounder in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Jax Kearney's screenplay 'The Overlord's Bridge' wins at Action on Film

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

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Top Ten Finalist for Living Storm Productions Short Screenplay Contest Rebecca Williams Spindler's short dramedy, 'Holster', placed in the Top Ten for the 2016 Screenwriting competition Living Storm Productions Short Screenplay Contest.  A bitter yet comedic tongue-in-cheek story of a divorced dad who is reaquainted with his weapon of choice. Tags: 2016 Living Storm Productions Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
Shay Thurmon's feature - second rounder in Austin & Nicholl Shay Thurmon's action/adventure feature "Minor Alterations" is a second rounder in the Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 11/04/2016 CONNECT Member
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
'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
Wendy Jane Henson Moves Up to Semifinalist WeTV Screenwriting Competition

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

 

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

Tags: Acclaim Scripts, WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/25/2016
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
Sofia's Journey & The Way Back Home Semifinalists in Evolution Mallorca FF

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tags: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) WINS THE AUCKLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 10/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun Nominated for Best New Writer at AOFFEST Geoffrey D. Calhoun was nominated for Best New Writer in the 2016 Action On Film Festival XII.

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tags: WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/23/2016 CONNECT Member
One Child Born won First Prize in 2016 DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Posted on: 09/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson celebrates a great year for her script 'Signs Of Warning'

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 09/22/2016 CONNECT Member
John Bias Reached the Quarterfinals with his short Screenplay "The Beast". John Bias has been selected as one of the Quarterfinalist in the Web Series Catagory during the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition with his short screenplay "The Beast".  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 10/02/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO ADVANCES TO FINALS IN HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY CONTEST

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

 

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

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/04/2016 CONNECT Member
'SOFI'S JOURNEY' ADVANCES TO FINALS IN EVOLUTION MALLORCA FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama 'Sofi's Journey' has advanced to the finals of the 2016 Evolution Mallorca Film Festival.
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' ADVANCES TO FINALS IN ANCHORAGE FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'La Tierra Que Yo Amo' (Land That I Love), has advanced to the finals of the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival. 'La Tierra Que Yo Amo' is ranked 9th in the Drama, 2nd in the Urban, and 5th in the Romance categories of MovieBytes.com's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts, and is ranked in the top 1% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on the site. The script has won 29 awards/honors and LaPoma's 10 screenplays have won 101 overall.
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Afonso Henrique awarded TIME WARNER SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP Afonso Henrique has been selected for a Screenwriting Fellowship with Time Warner via the Bourough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Tags: New York City Independent Film Festival, New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 10/14/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Travis Opgenorth's 'Ranger Creed' optioned and 'The Poacher' hits the mark. Producer David Harris (Security (2017)) has entered into a shopping agreement with Travis Opgenorth for his contest-winning action-thriller 'Ranger Creed'. This is the second feature to be shopped around for Travis as Partner In Crime Films (Knuckle Draggers) had previously optioned his contained actioner 'Day of Reckoning' in 2012. Travis is currently in discussions with Sixth Sense Productions (Hotel Rwanda, The First Grader) regarding a potential writing assignment. Sixth Sense reached out to Travis after reading his recently completed action-thriller, 'The Poacher', which was written while Travis participated in Max Timm's Master Class.
Posted on: 10/11/2016 CONNECT Member
"Darlings" earns 4th place in Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

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

 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Finalist for WeScreenplay's first Diverse Voices Competition Spring 2016 Aaron Yeung's 'Darlings' was selected as a finalist for Diverse Voices Competition, among many other talented writers. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO', OFFICIAL SELECTION, EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD

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

 

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

Posted on: 11/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Ahana Umesh's "MATCHED BY SERA" is Emerging Screenwriters 2016 Finalist Ahana Umesh's screenplay, "Matched by Sera" qualified as a finalist in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Featuring witty repartee, it revolves around the CEO of a matchmaking company, who is better adept at handling other people's love lives than her own. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/02/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
Big Kid Films Hires Judi Blaze Judi Blaze has been hired by Big Kid Films out of Portland, Or., to write a feature film that takes place in the 60s. 
Posted on: 02/23/2017 CONNECT Member
Chris Courtney Martin named March Recipient for Diversity Initiative Chris Courtney Martin has been awarded the Roadmap Writers Coletta Preacely-Garcia DiversityTribute for the month of March. Through the program, one writer from an underrepresented background is selected to participate in the Roadmap Writers Screenwriting Intensive Program for free.  Tags: Roadmap Writers
Posted on: 02/27/2017 CONNECT Member
'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
'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
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' ADVANCES IN WRITEMOVIES Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 WriteMovies winter contest. This is the script's 13th award/honor and LaPoma's 115th overall. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/17/2017 CONNECT Member
'DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!' ADVANCES IN THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, 'DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!', advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2017 Monthly Film Festival. This is the script's first award/honor and LaPoma's 112th overall. 
Posted on: 02/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', FINALIST IN BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', is a finalist in the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival. This is the script's 12th award/honor and LaPoma's 113th overall.  Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Beverly Hills Film Festival, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 02/12/2017 CONNECT Member
'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES', ADVANCES IN OREGON SHORT FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma's short screenplay 'A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES' is an official selection of the 2017 Oregon Short Film Festival. This is the script's 3rd award/honor and LaPoma's 114th overall. 
Posted on: 02/16/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' advances, again.

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

 

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

• Honorable Mention in the 2017 Mindfield Film Festival;

• Quarter-finalist in the Monthly Film Festival;

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Miami Beach Film Festival, Poinciana Film Festival, The Monthly Film Festival
Posted on: 03/03/2017 CONNECT Member
"The Blanked" Selected Top 100 at Emerging Screenwriters Glenn Acosta's original pilot 'The Blanked' selected Top 100 at the Emerging Screenwriters contest.   The script is about a criminal and a woman he abducted who both have their minds erased by the government in the aftermath of their incident, so that they can resume their lives with fresh starts - but, through the perfect storm of events, life brings them back together. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's Screenplay Premiers in 9 Countries

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

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


 

Tags: Action on Film International Film Festival, Poinciana Film Festival, The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
Posted on: 03/12/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS[', FINALIST IN TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', is a finalist in the 2017 Twister Alley Film Festival. This is the script's 14th award/honor, and LaPoma's 116th overall. 
Posted on: 03/16/2017 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder Success at 2017 Twister Alley International Film Fest.

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

   •  HALFWAY HOME, a coming of age story; and

   •  LOST CAUSE, a Caribbean action/adventure story.

Posted on: 03/16/2017 CONNECT Member
'THE WAY BACK HOME' ADVANCES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length coming-of-age drama 'The Way Back Home' has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Southern California Screenplay Competition. This is the script's 20th award/honor and LaPoma's 117th overall. 
Posted on: 03/19/2017 CONNECT Member
ANDRÉA PRADO'S script 'Powder, Pencil and Eraser' Finalist in GUIÕES

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


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

Posted on: 03/07/2017 CONNECT Member
'Product 125' Advances in Shoot Your Sizzle Jim Falletta's sci-fi feature script, 'Product 125', has placed in the Top 100 of the 2017 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition and is now moving on to the final round. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2017 CONNECT Member
Craig Holland's Script Named Finalist in StoryPros

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

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, StoryPros International Contest
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
Craig Holland's Script Makes Top 10 in Comedy Category in Fresh Voices

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

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/04/2017 CONNECT Member
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
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' ADVANCES IN SACRAMENTO FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For the Holidays', has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Sacramento International Film Festival. This is the script's 11th award/honor and LaPoma's 111th overall. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/06/2017 CONNECT Member
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
JON LAPOMA WINS THE LONDON FILM AWARDS FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR For the third consecutive year, Jonathan LaPoma has won the feature screenplay grand prize at the London Film Awards, winning this year with his coming-of-age drama 'A NOBLE TRUTH'. This is the script's 19th award/honor, and it's ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,800 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com.  Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 12/16/2016 CONNECT Member
Judi Blaze a Quarter Finalist in WriteMovies

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

 

Posted on: 12/16/2016 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS HONORABLE MENTION IN WRITEMOVIES CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed comedy, 'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS', won honorable mention in the December 2016 edition of the WriteMovies Monthly Contest. This is the script's 8th award/honor and LaPoma's 108th overall for his ten scripts.  Tags: WriteMovies Monthly Contest
Posted on: 12/20/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' advances in three more contests

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

 

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

Posted on: 12/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Birgit Myaard's post-9/11 dramatic thriller makes TRMS Park City's top 100 Birgit Myaard's dramatic thriller, 'True Blue Widow', in which a young Afghan-American woman turns CIA spy to infiltrate al Qaeda and avenge the deaths of her parents who died in the 9/11 attacks, is one of the top 100 semi-finalists in the ongoing Table Read My Screenplay, Park City contest. TRMS will announce the top 10 and Grand Prize winners on 5 January 2017.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
John 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
ASHLING labeled "KID-FRIENDLY" by 2016 Emerging Screenwriters contest judge

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

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/09/2016 CONNECT Member
'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO', SEMIFINALIST IN LA CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, 'LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO' (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. This is the script's 32nd award/honor and LaPoma's 106th overall for his ten screenplays. 
Posted on: 12/09/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
David J Schroeder's 'LOST CAUSE' wins, again.

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

 

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

Tags: Cinema Worldfest Awards
Posted on: 01/01/2017 CONNECT Member
Geoffrey D. Calhoun listed as one of the top 100 Indie Screenwriters

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

 

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

Posted on: 01/02/2017 CONNECT Member
Final Draft's Big Break Quarter-Finalist Matt Clingempeel 'Byron, the Pale Rider' by Matt Clingempeel was a quarter-finalist in Final Draft's 2016 Big Break Screenwriting Contest. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Chris Courtney Martin Options Comedy Short As of January 2017, Martin's short comedy script 'Rock Bottom' is under option with Milepost 42 Films.
Posted on: 01/18/2017 CONNECT Member
Back-to-Back to Start 2017

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

Tags: Screencraft Action, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/20/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' Advances in Fresh Voices Competition

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 01/26/2017 CONNECT Member
Matt Clingempeel - Finalist in 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition 'KPop' by Matt Clingempeel and Brendan Vogel was a finalist in the 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon wins Best Woman Filmmaker - Canadian Diversity Film Festival

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Posted on: 01/07/2017 CONNECT Member
Sharon Wajswol semifinalist in 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition. Sharon Wajswol's web series, 'Bombay Kitchen', is a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencrat Pilot Launch Competition. This is the script's first award/honor.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 01/05/2017 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's thriller 'The Poacher' Hits The Mark Travis Opgenorth's African set action-thriller feature 'The Poacher' just bagged the 2nd place prize in the Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) contest. The script also knotched a semi-finalist finish in the Wescreenplay Diverse Voices contest and it's a semi-finalist in the Screencraft Action/Thriller contest with those final results still pending. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay, Screencraft Action, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
'HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS' WINS HONORABLE MENTION IN CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, 'Harm For The Holidays', won honorable mention in the 2016 California Film Awards. This is the script's 9th award/honor and LaPoma's 109th overall.  Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF MAC FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/15/2016 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF EYECATCHER FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

Posted on: 09/10/2016 CONNECT Member
"Vile" (Short Film) - Finalist, 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival "Vile," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a finalist in the 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival.  Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"SOUND EFFECT" (TV DRAMA) ADVANCES TO QUARTER-FINALS IN SCRIPT PIPELINE "Sound Effect," (Drama) written by Nick Cammilleri and David Sanner Macfarlane, has advanced to the Quarter-Finals in 2016 Script Pipeline TV Competition. Tags: 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"Conquest of the Soda Men" - First Prize, Rhode Island Int'l Film Contest "Conquest of the Soda Men," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, won First Prize in the 2012 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition. 
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"Hungry Dogs" - Quarter-Finalist, Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards "Hungry Dogs," written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards.  Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 06/16/2016
"Snowman" Feature - Semi-Finalist 2015 Table Read My Screenplay "The Snowman", a feature written by Nick Cammilleri and David Macfarlane, was a finalist in the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay Competition.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 06/16/2016
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PTTOCK, A FINALIST IN THE STORYPROS AWARDS CONTEST Scott Pittock's Sanctuary, his horror/western about a family at odds with each other who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, placed as a finalist in the 9th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Competition.   Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2016 CONNECT Member
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED BY SCOTT PITTOCK, FANTASY/SCI-FI FILM & SCREENPLAY Scott Pittock's short script the Sci-Fi/Thriller Something Under the Bed has been selected by Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Contest.  The short will be performed by professional actors in early fall. The short was also a Finalist in the 2015 Short Script To Screen Contest. Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 06/10/2016 CONNECT Member
"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
Palm Street Films Honors Before Dishonor

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

Tags: Palm Street Films Script Contest
Posted on: 06/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Free Spirits by Craig Fleming receives Special Mention at Table Read London Missed it by THAT much! "Free Spirits," one-hour supernatural drama by Craig Fleming, missed finishing in the top ten, receiving a Special Mention by the judges at Table Read My Screenplay - London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/17/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SEMI-FINALIST, TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY LONDON! Sanctuary is a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Table Read My Screenplay - London!  The horror/thriller western placed in the top 100! Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 06/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's Before Dishonor Scores Double Honors Domo arigato to LA Cinefest and Palm Street Films for announcing Travis Opgenorth's short Samurai actioner, Before Dishonor, as a FINALIST in both of their contests.  Tags: Los Angeles CineFest, Palm Street Films Script Contest
Posted on: 06/29/2016 CONNECT Member
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
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS WINS 4TH IN INDIE GATHERING FILM FEST

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

 

LaPoma's scripts have won 85 awards/honors.  

 

Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
DEVELOPING MINDS, FINALIST IN 2016 FAPA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

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

 

 

Posted on: 07/04/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SWEDISH FILM FEST

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 06/27/2016 CONNECT Member
SCOTT PITTOCK PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE FADE IN AWARDS Scott Pittock's thriller/horror western Sanctuary places in the quarter-finals of the 20th Annual Fade In Awards.  His short screenplay, the Sci-Fi/Thriller Something Under the Bed also placed as a quarter-finalist in the contest! Tags: Fade In Awards, Short Script To Screen Contest, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/26/2016 CONNECT Member
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED BY SCOTT PITTOCK, AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL Scott Pittock's Sci-Fi/Thriller short screenplay Something Under the Bed becomes an official selection in the 2016 American GrindHouse Film Festival! Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 06/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Screenwriter Sarah Horwell's script long listed for WriterSlam UK 2015 for TV Pilot Comedy Series! Tags: WriterSlam UK
Posted on: 06/21/2016
Joe Leone hired to co-write script for Sonram Productions Joe was hired to scribe the action juggernaut "Layers of Lies" with Ramin Sohrab of Sonram Productions.  This story follows a prodigal son and his European fiancée to his native home of Iran, where his betrothed is kidnapped and he must go on a life-threatening quest to not only find her, by discover why she was abducted.  
Posted on: 06/22/2016
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN Reaches ScreenCraft Family Feature Contest Semi-Finals BETWIXT AND BETWEEN, The True Origins of Peter Pan, shoots to the top in ScreenCraft Family Feature Contest, reaching the Semi-Finals. 
Posted on: 06/08/2016
LUCY @ LA SHORTS AWARDS LUCY nominated for Best Screenplay at the November 2015 edition of LA Shorts Awards where it won another 2 awards (Bronze Award for Best Leading Actress and Bronze Award for Best Original Score)
Posted on: 06/07/2016 CONNECT Member
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
SANCTUARY - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, FINALIST IN THE NYISA

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

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 05/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Within These Walls wins TWO 1st Place Trophies at NovaFest Horror script "Within These Walls" by Tracie Jules took home top honors at the NovaFest April 30th. It won Best Horror and Best Drama script amongst many talented writers. This is its 6th award. Tracie's other horror script that she co-wrote with my son, Sam Jules, "A Cake for Momma", took home it's 1st award in second place in the horror category.
Posted on: 05/16/2016
THE INSELBERG EFFECT - WRITTEN BY SCOTT PITTOCK, SNAKE ALLEY FILMFEST Tony Bonacci's The Inselberg Effect an official selection in the 2016 Snake Alley Festival of Film.  Tony's dark comedic short, written by Scott, continues its festival run! Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoff Holder hired to write British supernatural thriller FIRST AND ONLY

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

 

Watch this space for updates.

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Posted on: 05/08/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
David J Schroeder's short film wins at NOVA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Posted on: 05/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Brian O'Connor "I Did It!" Top 10 Finish I Did It!, an animated short, is about a small boy that overcomes his fear of the swimming pool with the coaching of his imaginary 'frenemy.'  I Did It! earlier scored a Top 7 finish in the 2015 Reel Writers Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 05/18/2016
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
Blue Shirt Green Tie wins Best Story award. Blue Shirt Green Tie, written and directed by Darren Swanson, wins Best Story Award at 2015 Show The Love Film Festival.
Posted on: 05/31/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - SEMI-FINALIST IN FILMQUEST Scott Pittock's horror/western feature script Sanctuary a Semi-Finalist in FilmQuest 2016.  FilmQuest was considered one of the Top 50 film festivals to enter in 2015 by MovieMaker Magizine! Tags: FilmQuest Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/02/2016 CONNECT Member
SOFI'S JOURNEY AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF MEDIA ADVENTURES FILM FEST

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

 

www.jonlapoma.com 

  

Posted on: 06/04/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS A SEMIFINALIST IN LOS ANGELES CINEFEST Jonathan LaPoma's latest feature-length script, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, is a semifinalist in the Los Angeles CineFest. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a black comedy that follows an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his suicidal brother, only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK meets BAD SANTA). This is the script's first award/honor and LaPoma's 83rd overall. 
Tags: Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on: 06/04/2016 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA A JUROR OF SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FEST

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

 

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

Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Darren Swanson's short comedy Blue Shirt Green Tie airs on ABC2 Blue Shirt Green Tie, a short comedy written and directed by Darren Swanson is produced under the Raw Nerve initiative, and screens publicly in Hobart, Tasmania. Blue Shirt Green Tie goes on to be screened internationally at various films festivals and airs multiple times on TV on ABC2 and online on IView.
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Rebekah Wilkinson's Hotel Soleil makes finals in 4 international festivals

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Kentrell Liddell's screenplay Little Kid, Big Fears

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/26/2016 CONNECT Member
CONTEST SUCCESS LIMITED SERIES ADAPTATION OF PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BOOK

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

 

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

Tags: 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/27/2016 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA A JUROR FOR 2016 SAN DIEGO KIDS FILM FEST The San Diego International Kids Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma as a juror of their 2016 screenwriting competition. This is the second consecutive year LaPoma has been a juror of this festival.  Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 07/04/2016 CONNECT Member
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
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF WAYFARER FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 08/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Moral Compass - an Official Selection at Noosa International Film Festival! Moral Compass, written and directed by Kylie Garcelon, has been officially selected to the Noosa International Film Festival's open short film category. Moral Compass (originally titled WIFEALITY) is a confronting film about a loving wife who is faced with a terrible reality as she watches her husband, suffering with Alzheimer's disease, fall into a steep, mental decline.  Tags: Noosa International Film Festival
Posted on: 08/23/2016 CONNECT Member
TWO SCRIPTS IN THE QUARTER-FINALS OF SCREENCRAFT HORROR COMPETITION Scott Pittock places two feature scripts Sanctuary and Cloven Hoof (co-written) in the Quarter-Finals of the 2016 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition.   Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Fade In Awards, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Siovonne Smith Siovonne Smith's epic war drama "The Polish Medallion" has been named a Screenplay Finalist in the upcoming Catalina Film Festival 2016.  Tags: Catalina Film Festival Script Contest
Posted on: 08/30/2016 CONNECT Member
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
TWO SCRIPTS BY SCOTT PITTOCK ARE SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE FADE IN AWARDS Scott Pittock's feature horror/western Sanctuary and his short the sci-fi/thriller Something Under the Bed place in the semi-finals of the 20th Annual Fade In Awards! Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Fade In Awards, Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/15/2016 CONNECT Member
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
DEVELOPING MINDS WINS BRONZE IN FAPA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 08/13/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SEMIFINALIST IN EXTREME SCREENPLAY CONTEST

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Extreme Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Triple-Triple to Close Out the Summer

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

Tags: Finish Line Script Competition, SoCal Film Festival, WeTV (WeScreenplay Television Contest)
Posted on: 09/02/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Diana Galimzyanova wins at StarGate Galactic International Film Festival "A Fangirl" has won The StarGate Chappa Award for Best Short Horror Film Screenplay. It is a dark story about a young woman who goes to see her favorite band playing live, and brings a big sports bag of sharp tools with her.

 

 

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

Tags: StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi Fantasy and Horror Film Festival
Posted on: 09/08/2016 CONNECT Member
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
SCOTT PITTOCK'S SANCTUARY OFFICIAL SELECTION IN THE OAXACA FILMFEST 'Sanctuary', Scott Pittock's feature-length horror/western is up for three awards in the 7th annual Oaxaca Film Festival: best feature, best original concept, and the 2016 Global Script Challenge for best overall script! Tags: Fade In Awards, Oaxaca FilmFest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/09/2016 CONNECT Member
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 2016 OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Oaxaca FilmFest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/06/2016 CONNECT Member
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
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND IN AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/03/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK - FINALIST IN THE LAS VEGAS INTER SCREEN COMP Scott Pittock's Sanctuary, his horror/western about a family at odds with each other who must work together when a feral posse invades their home, placed as a Finalist in the western category in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition! Tags: Fade In Awards, Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/04/2016 CONNECT Member
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
David J Schroeder's Short Script is a Finalist

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

 

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

Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/10/2016 CONNECT Member
WENDY JANE HENSON WINS TV SCRIPT COMPETITION Wendy's TV pilot EARTH NOW INC. "Honey, You Can't Make Up This Stuff" has won the Acclaim TV Script competition. Previously one of six finalists in the Oregon International Film Awards, the action/romance follows a broadcast journalist who persuades a rogue geologist to join her crusade against an oil company conspiracy, risking their careers and his life.  Tags: Acclaim Scripts
Posted on: 08/09/2016
Taylor Albertson Gets Two Scripts In The Quarterfinals Of Page

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

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

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

 

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

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

Posted on: 07/23/2016 CONNECT Member
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
HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADVANCES IN PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS

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

 

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

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

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/16/2016
"Paftuar" (Uninvited) was screened at Cannes Film Festival Short Corner

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

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

Posted on: 07/09/2016 CONNECT Member
SANCTUARY BY SCOTT PITTOCK, QUARTER-FINALIST IN AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILMFEST Scott Pittock's horror/thriller western screenplay Sanctuary continues its competition/festival run with a Quarter-Finalist placement in the Austin Revolution Film Festival. Tags: Nashville Film Festival 2016 Screenwriting Competition, StoryPros Awards Contest, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Before Dishonor Wins Grand Prize Domo arigato to the Palm Street Films Script Contest for selecting Before Dishonor as their short script GRAND PRIZE WINNER.  Tags: Palm Street Films Script Contest
Posted on: 07/12/2016 CONNECT Member
Karen Powell-Riggs

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

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

 

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

Posted on: 07/25/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder makes the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition 'Hot List'

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/25/2016 CONNECT Member
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
NO MORE HEROES continues to get attention After winning the recent ISA Fast Track Fellowship with her TV pilot NO MORE HEROES, Lily Mercer's script continues to get attention.  Now officially a finalist in the 2016 Creative World Awards, as well as being a finalist in the Austin Revolution Film Festival and placing fifth in London's Table Read My Screenplay, Lily credits the success to the characters in her story, who made the world come to life. NO MORE HEROES is an episodic drama about a team of medical professionals who rush into war-torn West Africa after chaos erupts - bringing their expertise and their own personal demons along for the ride. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/05/2016 CONNECT Member
Before Dishonor Named Runner Up In Writemovies.com July Contest Writemovies.com has announced that Travis Opgenorth's short Samurai script Before Dishonor placed as the Runner Up in their monthly contest for July. Tags: WriteMovies Monthly Contest
Posted on: 08/05/2016 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO and THE WAY BACK HOME ADVANCE IN CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/06/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman & Tim House make semifinals of Scriptapalooza! Unholy Toledo, by Mary Goldman and Tim House, just made the semifinals of the 2016 Scriptapalooza Feature Screenplay competition. Inspired by their grandfather's life as a slot-machine runner in Prohibition Era Toledo, Ohio, Unholy Toledo is a an action/adventure story about friendship and selfdetermination. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 08/01/2016 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's "The Naughty List" named Quarterfinalist by Screencraft Randall's dark comedy that sees Santa try to stop a civil war he may have triggered was selected as a quarterfinalist in Screencraft's 2016 Comedy Screenplay competition. The competition targets "smart feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and unique comedic voices." Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 07/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Alex Giannoulis (Writer/Producer) LUCY Rights Sold

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

 

This is the first commercial success of LUCY. 

Tags: New World Cinemas
Posted on: 07/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Ranger Creed Lands in "Hot 100" Ranger Creed continues its contest circuit success by finishing in the Capital Fund Screenplay Contest's Hot 100.  Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/27/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short script is a Semi-Finalist

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

 

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

Tags: Short Film Grants Competition and Awards
Posted on: 07/29/2016 CONNECT Member
Jonathan LaPoma's THE WAY BACK HOME a Semifinalist in Reel Writers Contest

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

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

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

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest, London Film Awards, Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 08/07/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Shoshana Rosenbaum Successfully Crowdfunding Short Film She Wrote

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

Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/22/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Amanda Pepper (M Pepper Langlinais) a Quarterfinalist in Fresh Voices 20 AUGUST was a Quarterfinalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition (Drama Category) and nominated for a Spotlight Award for Best Role Written for a Leading Man. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/28/2014 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
William B. Keller's screenplay Retribution optioned. Producer Joel Reisig has optioned William B. Keller's Retribution.  Joel has produced ten feature films.
Posted on: 01/21/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Asked to write short 0 FX Productions has hired Lindsey M. Foulkes to write/develop a Western short. The result? "Stead - A Whisper, Wyoming" story that is in post-production and will be hitting the festival circuit soon!
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes hired to co-write/develop feature drama Dreammaker Films has hired Lindsey M. Foulkes to co-write and develop a feature drama with Jack Grant. The trailer is in pre-production!
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Jim Falletta's PRODUCT 125 Script Awarded Talentville Hall of Fame For the week of January 13th-20th, Jim's sci-fi thriller, Product 125, was awarded the Talentville Hall of Fame.  In its first ever rankings and reviews, the script was chosen as the #7 screenplay out of the Top 10.
Posted on: 01/19/2014 CONNECT Member
Lindsey M. Foulkes contracted to write gritty short

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

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

Posted on: 01/19/2014
STEVE SOMERS OFFICIAL FINALIST IN 2013 BEVERLY HILLS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Steve Somers romance/fantasy script, 'Just One More Day', is an official finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/02/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Alejandro Leopardi Wins Best Narrative Award Alejandro Leopardi won the Best Narrative Award at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival for his feature-length screenplay, Along the Way.
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Magi Hart - Finalist in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

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

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Kristi Barnett's 39 Days - 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
Zach Jansen Named ScreenCraft Fellowship Semi-Finalist

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

Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 02/04/2014 CONNECT Member
Kristi Barnett - Finalist in the Broad Humor Festival 2013 Finalist - Broad Humor Festival 2013 - I Hate People
Posted on: 02/06/2014 CONNECT Member
Kristi Barnett's 39 Days - 2nd Rounder in the Austin Film Festival 2013 39 Days was a 2nd Rounder in the Austin Film Festival 2013, a Semi Finalist in Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 2013, and a Semi Finalist in Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2013. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Screamfest Horror Film Fest / Screenplay Competition, Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/06/2014 CONNECT Member
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 - 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
Jim Falletta to Write an In-House Project for John Fogel Entertainment After reading Jim's latest feature, Product 125, John Fogel of John Fogel Entertainment has begun working with Jim on the screenplay for one of their in-house projects. When the script is finished, John is looking to produce the feature project.
Posted on: 01/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Jim Falletta to Work with Boris Damast Again... Following 2 separate options of Jim's feature rom-com, Without A Hitch, Boris Damast is working with Jim again. This time, Jim is writing an original rom-com which Boris is looking to produce and direct once the project is ready.
Posted on: 01/05/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Stephen M. Hunt in another final. My feature screenplay "Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait" reached the finals of the Reel Writers Competition. I began entering this script into competitions in August 2013 and this is the fourth time it's become a finalist. On one occasion it went on to win.
Posted on: 12/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Jim Sea's "Dissociative Amnesia" takes 2nd place at Back in the Box 2013 Jim Sea's short screenplay Dissociative Amnesia takes second place in the 2013 Back in the Box competition.
Posted on: 12/29/2013
Stephen M. Hunt breaks into the Moviebytes Top Ten of Winning Screenplays.

My first screenplay competition success was in January 2013 when my feature screenplay "Precious Vengeance" was a winner (4th) in the Los Angeles Screenplay competition.

 

By December 31st 2013 I clocked up another 25 screenplay competition achievements (not all wins) the upshot being that I now have four placings in the Moviebytes Top Ten of Winning Scripts; "Precious Vengeance" is 4th Urban genre, 5th Romantic genre and 7th Historical genre. "Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait is 8th Romantic genre.

 

"A Tell-Tale Heart" is the second of my Edgar Allan Poe trilogy and is entered into three new competitions. "The Raven" should be out there in screenplay-comeption-land real soon. 

Posted on: 01/02/2014 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
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 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 IMPACT TOP 25 short scripts at PAGE AWARDS Michael E. Bierman IMPACT TOP 25 short scripts at PAGE AWARDS Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Michael E. Bierman THE FAD Honorable Mention Michael E. Bierman THE FAD Honorable Mention at 2013 London Film Awards Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - QUARTERFINALIST - StoryPros Postcards In The Attic was nominated as a Quarterfinalist in the 7th StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition (2013)! Tags: StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 01/18/2014
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
Amanda Pepper Makes Finals in RIFF My script "20 AUGUST" was named a Finalist in the Richmond International Film Festival.
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
Dawn Davis Optioned Warren Fast's Short Supernatural Thriller

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

Posted on: 01/16/2014
Alejandro Leopardi is a Finalist at the LA Comedy Film Fest Alejandro Leopardi's short script Beyond the Sheets was 1 of 3 finalists at the 2011 LA Comedy Film Festival.
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Alejandro Leopardi is an Official Selection at the Beverly Hills Film Fest Alejandro Leopardi's feature-length script Along the Way was an Official Selection at the 2012 Beverly Hills Film Festival. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
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
Randall C Willis named Winner at Nashville Film Festival 2014

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

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

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/29/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
Annabelle and Me by Bradd Hopkins garnered multiple awards

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

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

 

Tags: Screenplay Competition Awards
Posted on: 06/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Alejandro Leopardi Official Selecion at Columbia Gorge Int'l Film Fest Escape, a short film written and directed by Alejandro Leopardi, was recently selected as an Official Selection for the 2014 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Alejandro won Best Narrative for his feature-length screenplay Along the Way a couple of years ago and looks to snatch up another award with his psychological thriller. Tags: Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye: Winner "Triple Threat" Tracey Maye's short script ,Triple Threat, is a script winner in the Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival.   Tags: Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network
Posted on: 06/09/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Amanda Pepper hired through ISA Writing Gig, working towards pre-production I applied to a Writing Gig on the ISA posted by Ty Mapp. Ty had written a 10-page short that he wanted expanded. It was outside my usual genre, but the story was a good one. I took Ty's characters and some of his particular ideas, added some more characters and story, and spun it all into a longer script. It is called BEAUTIFUL MONSTER. He is hoping to go into pre-production on it right away. Fingers crossed we can make a movie!
Posted on: 05/28/2014 CONNECT Member
Mike Boss - ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest -- Semi-Finalist THE LITTLE GIANT is a fun Sci-Fi about a bullied boy who dreams of being a suoerhero and ends up battling robots in a miniature world. Tags: ScreenCraft
Posted on: 05/15/2014
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
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
Jonathan LaPoma - Finalist, 2014 Beverly Hills International Film Festival

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

 

A Noble Truth has won the following awards:

 

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

-Beverly Hills International Film Festival, 2014 - Finalist 

-Sacramento International Film Festival, 2014 - Official Selection 

-WriteMovies, 2013 - Quarter Finalist

-Indie Gathering Film Festival, 2013 -  Honorable Mention

-Oaxaca Film Festival, 2013 - Official Selection

-Filmmakers International, 2013 - Second-Round Qualifier

 

Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, Sacramento International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 04/18/2014 CONNECT Member
Dan Healy - Finalist in Multiple Contests Gabriel's Bones was a finalist in the Screenplay Search and New Hope Film Festival screenplay contests, and a semi-finalist in the Scriptapolooza screenplay contest. Tags: New Hope Film Festival Script Competition, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 04/18/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Paul Corricelli's Inked In Blood Won and Placed in Multiple Contests * INKED IN BLOOD won the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Contest, Horror category. My first script,“E”, was optioned in two-thousand and three. Inked in Blood, (formerly White Death), placed in the final round of The Open Door Screen Writing Contest(Script Magazine), the American Screen writing Contest 2009, and,  after a rewrite it placed in the semi-finals of the AAA Screen writing Contest in 2010. In July of 2013, White Death(Inked in Blood) placed in the quarterfinals of the Page International Screen writing Contest. Inked in Blood is currently in the finals of the Screenplay Festival 2013 (winner to be announced in April 2014). Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 03/13/2014 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Has Original Screenplay Optioned

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

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

Posted on: 03/14/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
William B. Keller options Serial Killer to Gorilla Studios William B. Keller's screenplay titled Serial Killer, a thriller in one location, was optioned by Gorilla Studios  in Miami, Florida.  This is the fourth screenplay William has optioned.  The contact was made through ISA's Writing Gigs. Tags: Gorilla Studios
Posted on: 03/02/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Dumped in Pre-Production with Jespor Emborg to direct

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

 

Posted on: 03/02/2014
A Step Up for SCREENWRITING: STEP BY STEP by Wendy Jane Henson

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

 

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

 

Posted on: 03/20/2014
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
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
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
Big News for Stephen M. Hunt

Being named in January as an ISA "writer to watch" was a huge surpise and a great pleasure. 

 

So in sceenwriting competitions since the new year I've finished quaterfinalist in the Nashville Film Festival and ScreenCraft Feature. I got to the semifinals of Table Read My Screenplay, ScreenCraft Fellowship and Screenplay Festival. I made the finals of Acclaim Film, Creativescope Awards and The Bare Bones Film Festival. I was a winner in The Bare Bones Film Festival (2nd script), Los Angeles Film & Script Festival and Screenplay Festival (2nd script). I'm presently advancing through various rounds in The Calssic City Film Festival, The Snake Alley Festival of Film, Reel Writers, Filmmaker Int Awards, Hill Country Film Festival and The Beverly Hills Film Festival. 

 

Watch my profile page for news on the chance-of-a-life-time writing gig I've landed and details of my short that's being filmed this summer.

Posted on: 04/11/2014 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
Mary Goldman--TOP SIX Reelheart International Screenplay Competition

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

 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/05/2014 CONNECT Member
John Simpson interviewing for creation of new TV Series! I was searched through the ISA Writers' Database and am being considered to join an international staff of screenwriters to develop, and possibly lead, the creation of a new television series. I interviewed via Skype with a Maltese company. It was a blast, and they loved my rather on the spot creation! Fingers crossed!
Posted on: 04/03/2014
Birgit Syran Myaard's PETRIFIED Takes Family Category/8th place Overall

The Emerging Screenwriters 2012 contest awarded 8th place to Birgit Syran Myaard's PETRIFIED, a family adventure screenplay about an American scientist and his son who battle wild, reanimated trolls that run amok and threaten the secret population of tame trolls protecting Norway's gold reserves.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Birgit Syran Myaard's TRUE BLUE WIDOW TRUE BLUE WIDOW, a dramatic thriller by Birgit Syran Myaard, an American screenwriter living abroad, was a semi-finalist and one of seven nominees for Best Foreign Script in the 2011 Fresh Voices screenplay contest. TRUE BLUE WIDOW is about a young, Afghan-American woman who infiltrates al Qaeda for the CIA but must one day face down her terrorist-sympathizing, revenge-seeking brother-in-law and decide just how far she is willing to go to fight for what she believes in. Tags: Fresh Voices
Posted on: 04/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Birgit Syran Myaard's TRUE BLUE WIDOW - Finalist

Birgit Syran Myaard's dramatic thriller was a finalist in the 2012 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. The CWA reader wrote:

"This is an extremely strong story that effectively portrays the post 9/11 world from the unique perspective of a Muslim family. The familiar tragedy that befalls Ariana and her sister makes these characters instantly relatable. The story tastefully dealt with difficult and contemporary issues in a way which felt authentic. This is definitely a movie that makes you think. Beyond this, the story has a lot of action, suspense, and is thoroughly entertaining. This is a fantastic screenplay: original idea, interesting characters, and a gripping story with a great theme. Nice job!"

"In this story, 9/11 is handled so tastefully that this could be the perfect movie to begin exploring September 11th and all the after math. I expect this screenplay to do well, both in this contest and beyond."

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/03/2014 CONNECT Member
Stephen M. Hunt in Screenplay Festival Semifinals Both my feature screenplays have reached the semifinals of the Screenplay Festival semifinals. 
Posted on: 12/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Stephen M. Hunt London Film Award Finalist. My feature screenplay "Precious Vengeance" is a finalist of the London Film Awards. This is the sixth time this year that it has reached the finals of a screenplay competition. In three cases it went on to win.
Posted on: 12/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Philip C. Sedgwick takes 3rd Place in Story Pros Awards with Sci-Fi script Superior Conjunction, a semi-contained, sci-fi thriller with a philosophical twist, recently won 3rd place in the Sci-Fi Horror Genre of the 6th Annual Story Pros Awards.
Posted on: 06/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Benn Flore's "Chicken Dinner Date" Screened Short movie 'Chicken Dinner Date' by Benn in Books, filmed by the American/European Levi Baldwin, will by screened at Film by the Sea.
Posted on: 07/26/2013 CONNECT Member
LOCAL SUGAR / Andrew Garrett / 1st Place Family-Teen-Animation / StoryPros

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


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

Posted on: 07/26/2013
LOCAL SUGAR, Andrew Garrett--Two awards, 2012 Love Unlimited Film Festival! In 2012, on a rainy afternoon in Venice--California, not the other one--Andrew Garrett had the pleasure of reading a section from his Louisiana fable, "Local Sugar", to a room of fellow writers and film lovers.
The "Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition" was true to its name--a positive and dedicated bunch (they had to be, with the weather), coming together to celebrate stories with a focus on relationships and lifting each other up.
"Local Sugar" was blessed with two awards in the festival -- "Best of Fest Award in Scripts (Animated Category)", and "People’s Choice Award in Scripts (Animated Category)".
Posted on: 07/26/2013
Benn Flore's Jenny to be screened in September Film by the Sea has chosen 'Jenny' as one of the short movies to be screened at their festival.
Posted on: 06/12/2013 CONNECT Member
Stephen M. Hunt's PRECIOUS VENGEANCE NAMED BEST FOREIGN SCRIPT Best Foreign Script Fresh Voices Feature with Precious Vengeance (aka Hearts of Cold Stone).
Quarter-finalist Fade In Awards with Precious Vengeance (aka Hearts of Cold Stone).
Quarter-finalist Sellascript All Access with Precious Vengeance (aka Hearts of Cold Stone). Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 06/14/2013 CONNECT Member
Andrew Garrett's "Local Sugar" screenplay finalist, New Media Film Festival Andrew Garrett's animated feature screenplay "Local Sugar" was a finalist in New Media Scripts at the 4th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Set on the Louisiana bayou, "Local Sugar" is a loose and lively retelling of the classic folk song "Froggy Went A' Courtin'"--but this frog's no prince, and the bride is already spoken for!
Posted on: 07/28/2013
Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett's "Only In America" - Oaxaca Film Fest

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

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Posted on: 07/28/2013
Edward Ybarra's 'TINK' - Mulitply Awards

In category of Original - Family -

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

Posted on: 08/08/2013
Christopher T Lovett's "Ties That Bind", a finalist Christopher's first screenplay, TIES THAT BIND, was a finalist in the 8th Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays Tags: Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Posted on: 08/11/2013 CONNECT Member
Duke University Library accepts Jean Yeager's film / video archive

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

Posted on: 08/14/2013
Amanda Pepper (M Pepper Langlinais) has Three Scripts in CWA Preliminaries 20 August (Drama), St. Peter in Chains (Short Screenplay), and Sherlock: "A Society of Martlets" (Television) all made the list of Preliminary Finalists in the 2013 Creative World Awards. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/15/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Andrew Garrett's "A Whisker Past Midnight" - Finalist, ThrillSpy FF

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

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

Posted on: 07/29/2013
Chris James' "ALCHEMY" in ShorelineScripts 2013 Contest Quarter-finalists Chris James' "ALCHEMY" in ShorelineScripts 2013 Contest Quarter-finalists
Posted on: 08/02/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Amanda Pepper's (M Pepper Langlinais') Short Script "Warm Bodies" Selected by Contagion Films My stage play "Warm Bodies" has been selected by Contagion Films in San Diego for production as a short film.
Posted on: 06/10/2013 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
M Pepper Langlinais (Amanda Pepper) Wins Table Read My Screenplay 2013 M's short script St. Peter in Chains won Table Read My Screenplay in January 2013 and had a professional table read hosted by Alvaro Rodriguez at the Sundance Film Festival.
Posted on: 05/04/2013 CONNECT Member
"Warm Bodies" by M Pepper Langlinais (Amanda Pepper) Produced as Part of Source Festival 2012 10-minute play "Warm Bodies" was selected for and produced by Source Theatre Festival in Washington D.C. (June 2012). The play was performed five times as part of the "Ethereal Encounters" bloc.
Posted on: 05/04/2013 CONNECT Member
Spec Script by M Pepper Langlinais (Amanda Pepper) Earns 8.19/Consider by Creative World Awards

"A Society of Martlets" is a spec for BBC One's Sherlock and was rated strongly with the following comments:

"Overall, the writer has done a wonderful job of capturing the basic Sherlock style . . . We feel like we are watching Sherlock."

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 05/04/2013 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
Stephen Potts wins Angel Award for Best Adaptation at Monaco Film Festival UK based screenwriter Stephen Potts won the Angel Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Monaco Film Festival in December 2012, for his family adventure feature COMPASS MURPHY, adapted from his own successful novel of the same name.
Posted on: 05/04/2013 CONNECT Member
Shawn Rohrbach Author of six published books; two novels, a collection of short stories and three works of creative non fiction.  Both novels have been adapted to screenplays and are featured in my profile.
Posted on: 05/03/2013
John Simpson's Condor One was a finalist in LA Screenplay Festival Condor One took a finalist place in the L.A. Screenplay Festival contest last month.
Posted on: 04/16/2013
John Simpson's Peter's Chair is moving forward. Peter's Chair is a semi-finialist moving into the finalist round of the "Bankable Script Contest."
Posted on: 04/16/2013
John Simpson's The Nursing Home won award The Nursing Home won an Honorable Mention Award this month in a horror screenplay contest.
Posted on: 04/16/2013
Philip C. Sedgwick's Nuclear Option Took Several Awards

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

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

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

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/08/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
"20 August" by M Pepper Langlinais (Amanda Pepper) Receives Score of 8.38/Consider by CWA From the feedback: "The author has done a good job of creating a cast of characters whose interactions seem believable and organic . . . The author has presented an original concept unlike many other products on the market at the moment . . . The skills of the author are clear and the efforts of this creative mind should be continually encouraged. Good job!" Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/01/2013 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
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
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
KENNETH KERNS'S CONNECTIONS IS 2013 PAGE AWARDS QUARTER-FINALIST

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

 

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

Posted on: 08/21/2013
Amanda Pepper's "20 August" makes Quarterfinals in CWA Dramatic full-length screenplay 20 August has advanced to Quarterfinals in the Creative World Awards. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/23/2013 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Screenplay a Top 100 Finalist

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

Posted on: 10/22/2013 CONNECT Member
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'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
John Simpson's Screenplay SOLD! The screenplay, The Beach House, has been sold to PassionFruit Productions and will begin filming December 8th of this year. Casting has just begun. John will also act as co-producer on the production as well.
Posted on: 10/15/2013
Randy Brown Commissioned to Write Scenes for Screenplay & is in Production

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

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

Posted on: 10/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Has Original Screenplay Optioned An original untitled screenplay written by Zach Jansen has been optioned by Lou Coty through the Writing Gigs listings on ISA.  This is Zach's first optioned feature screenplay.

The script is a thriller/mystery about a small town detective embroiled in the search for a missing pregnant woman that forces him to accept the truth of his wife's disappearance years earlier.
Posted on: 10/02/2013 CONNECT Member
Stephen Potts lands development deal for GLAZVOROV

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

 

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

Posted on: 10/06/2013 CONNECT Member
Shoshana Rosenbaum, DC Shorts Film Fest Screenplay Competition Finalist On Friday, September 27, Shoshana Rosenbaum, one of six finalists (and the only woman) in the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival Screenplay Competition, directed a live reading of her short script "The Goblin Baby" for an audience of over 150 people at the Atlas Arts Center. While she didn't walk away with the prize money, the audience's enthusiatic response galvanized Shoshana to begin pre-production of her film. Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/08/2013 CONNECT Member
Lucky Penny selects Jean Yeager's "How Santa Claus Came to Zone W.A.R." Jean Yeager's short play, How Santa Claus Came To Zone Wiskey Alpha Romeo will be produced by Lucky Penny Playhouse and Napa Valley Theater in Napa, CA as part of their "8X10 Christmas" offering.
Posted on: 11/04/2013
Stephen M. Hunt's Screenplay Received Certificate of Excellence in SkyFest

After winning the horror genre of the Script Exposure competition, my feature screenplay Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait  has been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" in the SkyFest Script and Film Festival.

 

The contest's winners are sellected from the certificate winners which, in effect makes the certificate winners, finalists. (The first two stages are called "accepted" and "honorable mention" - Ralph at SkyFest does things his own way!)

 

The Oval Portrait has also become a first round qualifier in the ongoing FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards.

 

The coverage / analysis I've received for The Oval Portrait is simply fantastic and includes "..solid, professional, an icredibly well written script and adaptation .." and also "..an incredibly salable script.."

Posted on: 11/05/2013 CONNECT Member
"The Reason" - by Robert Christian Frostholm Placed in Festivals

Semifinalist 2013 Screenplay Festival - Thriller category

Finalist  2014  12th Annual FilmMakers International:   - Drama category

 

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

Posted on: 12/10/2013
Stephen Potts wins screenplay awards at Monaco Film Festival.

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 12/18/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Stephen M. Hunt's Screenplays in StoryPros Quarter Finals My feature screenplays "Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait" and "Precious Vengeance" both reached the quarter finals of the StoryPros Awards.
Posted on: 12/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Edward Ybarra's "A DELIBRATE WOMAN" reaches Semi-Finals in Austin, Texas Ybarra's provocative story of seduction was a Semi-finalist at the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest in Austin, Texas. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 11/30/2013
Stephen M. Hunt's Precious Vengeance won Best Script

My feature screenplay "Precious Vengeance" has just won "Best Script" in the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. This brings my overall tally of screenplay competition successes to twenty two including Grand Prize Winner, four other wins and three finalists placings.

 

"Precious Vengeance" has secured thirteen of these successes while my latest screenplay "Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait" has secured four, including an outright win. This script is the first in a Poe trilogy to be followed by "The Raven" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." 

Posted on: 11/23/2013 CONNECT Member
The Feature Story by Sandy & Julie Boulton - PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist in the 2013 PAGE International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 11/21/2013 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
Randall C Willis is Semifinalist in Scriptapalooza TV 2013 Randall C Willis's lifestyle concept Yours, Mine & Ours chosen as a Semifinalist in the reality television category of the Scriptapalooza TV 2013 competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis named Second Rounder for TV at 2012 Austin Film Festival Randall C Willis achieved Second Rounder status at the 2012 Austin Film Festival screenplay competition for his spec script of television's The Big Bang Theory. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
The Alchemist's Apprentice by Chris James - SemiFinals CreativeWorldAwards

Horror/Thriller - "The Alchemist's Apprentice" - SemiFinalist in the 2013 CreativeWorldAwards - New TV Drama.

 

Short Thriller - "Classified - Viper" - SemiFinalist in same contest.

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/07/2013 CONNECT Member
Thriller: "Classified - Viper" by Chris James, 2013 SemiFinalist

Thriller: "Classified - Viper" - 2013 SemiFinalist in the 2013 Creative Worlds Awards - Shorts.

 

Thriller: "The Alchemist's Apprentice" -  also a SemiFinalist - Feature Length, New TV Drama.

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/07/2013 CONNECT Member
KENNETH KERNS' ROOMMATE WANTED IS 2013 CREATIVE WORLDS AWARDS FINALIST

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

 

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/07/2013
Shannon K. Dunn Optioned her Script Option Agreement signed with a Director Attached for "Dumped"!  Very excited - thank you ISA!!!
Posted on: 09/09/2013
William B. Keller's The Samaritans produced by A Studio on Mars The Samaritans, a short screenplay written by William B. Keller was filmed by A Studio on Mars.  Entered in multiple contests, the film has been screened several times.
Posted on: 09/06/2013 CONNECT Member
Stephen M. Hunt's feature a Finalist in CWA

My feature screenplay Precious Vengeance (aka Hearts of Cold Stone) is a Finalist in the Creative World Awards.

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/04/2013 CONNECT Member
New Writer, Bela Wolf, Official Selection in 17 festivals, multiple awards

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

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/30/2013
KENNETH KERNS' THE FUTURE SENATOR IS CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS SEMI-FINALIST

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

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2013
Stephen M. Hunt's feature, a Semi Finalist My feature screenplay Precious Vengeance is a Semi Finalist in the Fade In Awards. 
Posted on: 09/04/2013 CONNECT Member
20 AUGUST by Amanda Pepper makes Silent River Film Festival Semi-Finals 20 August advanced to semi-finals in the Silent River Film Festival River Scroll Award competition, one of twelve screenplays to make the short list.
Posted on: 09/11/2013 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
Jeff Ryback's The Snakeman Won Several Awards, Finalist in 8 Festivals

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

 

 

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

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

 

Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's Second Rounder status at Austin Film Festival 2013

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's success with Tank's in Scriptapalooza 2012 Randall C Willis's animated family feature Tank's was announced as Quarterfinalist in the Scriptapalooza 2012 screenplay competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
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
THE BITTER BUSH by Deborah Vajda a Big Break Quarterfinalist THE BITTER BUSH, a full-length screenplay by Deborah Vajda, is a 2013 Final Draft Big Break Contest quarterfinalist. Quarterfinalists make up the top 12% of the 6,669 scripts entered in this year's contest.
Posted on: 09/21/2013
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
Stephen M. Hunt's Screenplay Won in the Script Exposure Screenwriting Comp My feature screenplay Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait has won the Horror Genre section of the Script Exposure Screenwriting Competition.
Posted on: 09/16/2013 CONNECT Member
Amanda Pepper makes Quarterfinals in Final Draft Big Break Sherlock: A Society of Martlets was a Quarterfinalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest. Quarterfinalists represent the top 12% of script submitted.
Posted on: 09/20/2013 CONNECT Member
Tracey Maye: "Anathema" Tracey Maye's horror TV pilot, Anathema, was named an Official Selection in the Friday Night Film Fest.  Tags: Friday Night Film Fest
Posted on: 06/09/2014 CONNECT Member
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), FINALIST IN WRITEMOVIES 37 Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2015 WriteMovies 37 competition. The script made the top 27 out of almost 1,000 submissions.  Tags: WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 03/07/2015 CONNECT Member
Lauren Hoekstra wins Gold in Beverly Hills Action/Adventure Category Lauren entered the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest mainly for the feedback, so she was bowled over when she won the action category. The script also made it to the finals of the Reelwriting contest and she was a quarterfinalist in the Fresh Voices screenplay contest. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/10/2015
Judi Blaze in Finalist in 2015 Women in Cinema Screenplay Competition Squid Jiggers, Judi Blaze's feature length script, was named as a finalist in the Women in Cinema Inernation Screenplay Competition. This is the first full-length screenplay for Blaze and the second award for Squid Jiggers. Tags: Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/16/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), FINALIST IN WOMEN IN CINEMA Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2015 Women in Cinema International Screenplay Competition. This is the script's 7th total award/honor since 2014, and 3rd in the last month. 
Posted on: 03/16/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, OFFICIAL SELECTION SACRAMENTO FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length drama, SOFI'S JOURNEY, is an Official Selection of the 2015 Sacramento International Film Festival. SOFI'S JOURNEY follows an obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman who travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana in an attempt to find love and relief from her mental illness. It can be described as GIRL INTERRUPTED meets MARIA FULL OF GRACE.  Tags: Sacramento International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/06/2015 CONNECT Member
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
THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT Is Now In Post-Production

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/01/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, A NOBLE TRUTH, FINALIST IN 2015 TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL The Twister Alley International Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma's award-winning coming-of-age drama, A NOBLE TRUTH, as a finalist in their 2015 screenwriting competition. This is the script's 12th award. A NOBLE TRUTH will be published by Laughing Fire Press in early 2015.  Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, Sacramento International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 03/02/2015 CONNECT Member
SONGBIRD feature script by Rebecca Williams Spindler makes NaFF Semi-Finals

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

 

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

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2015 CONNECT Member
JONATHAN LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, TOP THREE IN RIVER BEND FILM FESTIVAL

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

Tags: River Bend Film Festival
Posted on: 03/21/2015 CONNECT Member
Patricia White Options Anti-bullying Film to TX Productions After teaming up for the short, Blossoms of Faith, via an ISA Writing Gig post and was hired by TX Productions, TX has optioned second script by Patricia White, Following Phil - an anti-bullying story whereby tweens learn the only way to stop the pain of bullying is though acceptance.  Patricia is honored to be working with such a team of dedicated professionals once again.
Posted on: 03/21/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Zach Jansen Twice Named Official Finalist in Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Zach Jansen's comedy feature Bake Sale and Western feature The Education of Tobias Smith were both named as Official Finalists in the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest in the comedy and historical categories, respectively. Tags: Las Vegas Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/05/2015 CONNECT Member
Greegor's SPECIAL OPS Receives Honors in Three Contests Steph Greegor's thriller SPECIAL OPS has been officially named a finalist in the 2015 Courier Awards. It has also recentlly made its way into the semifinals of the 2015 Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition and the WeScreenplay Int'l Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Courier Awards
Posted on: 04/07/2015
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
JON LAPOMA WINS GRAND JURY PRIZE AND 1ST IN DRAMA AT LAS VEGAS SCREENPLAY Jonathan LaPoma's script, THE WAY BACK HOME, is the Grand Jury Prize winner of the 2014 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. The script he co-wrote with Natalia Porras Sivolobova, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), also placed in the contest, winning 1st in the Drama category. LaPoma has won six 1st place victories since September of 2014. 
Posted on: 03/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Sandy and Julie Boulton's Nectar of the Gods Places in Top Ten Percent Nectar of the Gods, a short screenplay by Julie and Sandy Boulton placed in the top ten percent of the Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition. Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 03/26/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Judi Blaze's Feature, Squid Jiggers, In Semifinals Judi Blaze has gone through the quarterfinals at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival screewriting competition and is currently in the semifinals for her feature length screenplay, SQUID JIGGERS, which is based on her award-winning short story of the same name. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 02/27/2015 CONNECT Member
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), WINS AT CANADA INTERNATIONAL FF The Canada International Film Festival has awarded Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), honorable mention in their 2015 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition. This is the script's 6th award and LaPoma's 30th overall. Patricia Chica (WOLVERINE HOTEL, CERAMIC TANGO) is attached to direct.  Tags: Canada International Film Festival, New York Screenplay Contest, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 02/24/2015 CONNECT Member
MAGI HART OPTIONS TAKE TEA AND TALK THRU ISA WEBSITE

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

 

Posted on: 01/29/2015 CONNECT Member
THE WAY BACK HOME - FINALIST IN BEVERLY HILLS SCREENPLAY CONTEST Jonathan LaPoma's feature-length screenplay, THE WAY BACK HOME, is a finalist in the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. This is the 7th honor the script has received in the past year, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, the Grand Prize at the 2014 London Film Awards, and 3rd place at the Chicago Screenplay Contest (drama category). THE WAY BACK HOME can be seen as a mix between KES and BILLY ELLIOT, and has been described as “A story that will stay with you and make you look in the mirror" by Summit Talent and Literary Agency. It's currently ranked in the top 7% of the nearly 2,500 scripts listed on MovieBytes. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 02/02/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE) SEMIFINALIST IN WRITEMOVIES 37 Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's multi-award-winning feature-length screenplay, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), has advanced to the semifinals in the 2015 WriteMovies 37 competition. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO can be described as a mix between MIDNIGHT IN PARIS and EVEN THE RAIN. Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct. Tags: New York Screenplay Contest, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 01/22/2015 CONNECT Member
Russ Meyer - Top 50 Writer Russ Meyer is honored to be included in the upcoming book Top 50 Indie Writers Of The World!
Posted on: 01/23/2015 CONNECT Member
Ben & Nadia Robertson's Voyeur Finds Accolades

Starting off 2015 strong, the Robertson's logline for their very first script, VOYEUR, placed as a Finalist in LA Screenwriter Logline Competition's January contest.

 

Their high concept thriller also placed as Quarter-Finalist in the 2014 ScreenCraft Action / Thriller Script Contest and Quarter-Finalist  in the 2013 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. After 2 rounds of competition, the judges of the PAGE Awards narrowed down the field to the Top 10% of all entries on each category, and 80 scripts were advanced in the Thriller/Horror category.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, The LA Screenwriter Logline Competition
Posted on: 02/03/2015 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
Sherrie Kelley's Dark Comedy DEAD FRED Optioned by Gull Films Sherrie Kelley will be working with award-winning director Deanna Dewey on this hilarious dark comedy, featuring three women in their sixties who are tasked with disposing of a body their sick friend has kept in her basement freezer for four years.
Posted on: 02/19/2015
John F. Taylor Has Early Success

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

 

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

Posted on: 02/21/2015 CONNECT Member
CK Steefel's PTA Wars Optioned by Emovies Steefel's script, "PTA Wars", was optioned by Max Czertok at Emovies, Los Angeles. He has a director attached and is in the process of funding the project.
Posted on: 02/22/2015 CONNECT Member
Winnipeg Real to Reel Names Preparation an Official Selection Screenwriter Taylor Albertson's faith-based short "Preparation" has been named an Official Selection of the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival. "This script hits home in a lot of areas with me, and it teaches a valuable lesson about what we are to learn from our circumstances. I am very proud this script is garnering some attention." Winnipeg has not announced the winner yet. Taylor is one of the Top 3.
Posted on: 02/24/2015 CONNECT Member
William B. Keller's DEADLY REUNION Optioned by Baron Jay Littleton Jr. With forty-one acting credits and three producer credits, Baron Jay has optioned "Deadly Reunion" from William B. Keller. Production is scheduled for 2015.
Posted on: 02/16/2015 CONNECT Member
Coppola's American Zoetrope Names "The Naughty List" A Semifinalist Randall Willis' dramatic comedy The Naughty List was named a semifinalist in Francis Ford Coppola's 12th Annual American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. The contest's aim is to seek out and encourage compelling film narratives, and to introduce the next generation of great screenwriters to today's leading production companies and agencies. Tags: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2015 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 2015 BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length coming-of-age drama, A NOBLE TRUTH, is an official selection of the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Jonathan is from Buffalo, and the first act of his script is set there, so this is a particularly special honor for him. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two friends who set out on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It can be described as a mix between EASY RIDER and GOOD WILL HUNTING. A NOBLE TRUTH will be published by Laughing Fire Press and will be available for download on the press’s website. This is the script's 10th honor.
Posted on: 02/07/2015 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson's Vengeance Makes Emerging Screenwriter's Top 100 ISA Member Taylor Albertson's action/thriller "Vengeance" has been named one of the top 100 at the Emerging Screenwriter's Screenplay Competition. "This is so awesome!"  the writer beams. This success comes as another one of her scripts, the drama short "The Ice Road", found success at the IFF as the runner up last year. "I'm feeling really blessed lately," she states. "I'm on pins and needles waiting for the annoucement of the top six from Emerging." No matter the outcome, Taylor plans on continuing writing, editing, and doing whatever needed to get what every screenwriter wants most, the elusive sell. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/12/2015 CONNECT Member
A NOBLE TRUTH, HONORABLE MENTION AT 2015 MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL The Mountain Film Festival has awarded Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama, A NOBLE TRUTH, honorable mention in its 2015 screenwriting competition. A NOBLE TRUTH follows two friends who take a road trip throughout America in search of what truths unite people in a nation slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It can be described as EASY RIDER meets GOOD WILL HUNTING. A NOBLE TRUTH has won 11 awards and will be published by Laughing Fire Press in early 2015. Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 02/12/2015 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman - Top 100 Emerging Screenwriters' Competition

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 04/13/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, FINALIST IN 2015 BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's gritty and poetic feature-length drama SOFI'S JOURNEY has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival. 
Posted on: 04/13/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Colin Costello's Deerly Beloved makes top 20 finalists in Script Pipeline Deerly Beloved, the story of a bridezilla and her white tail buck, has laughed its way through over 3500 Script Pipeline entries to make into the top 20 finalists. The grand prize is $20,000 as well as exposure to over 200 Hollywood execs. Winners are announced August 8. Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/04/2015
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), Finalist 2015 Extreme Screenplay

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

 

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

Tags: Extreme Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 06/28/2015 CONNECT Member
JON LAPOMA'S, SOFI'S JOURNEY, FINALIST IN 2015 BARCELONA FILM FESTIVAL Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama SOFI'S JOURNEY is a finalist in the 2015 Barcelona International Film Festival. This is the script's 6th award/honor.  Tags: Barcelona International Film Festival
Posted on: 06/17/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Contest My screenplay Deerly Beloved,  about an acerbic e-commerce engineer and top wedding blogger who must scramble to right the ship after her much-hyped, televised wedding is  “deer-jacked” by a whitetail buck, is this year's Grand Prize Comedy Winner. Screencraft called it, "an uproarious, high-energy screenplay.  Though weddings have long been mined for comedy premises, Deerly Beloved succeeds in telling a consistently funny and character-driven story that is all its own." It made its way through 1200 entries to achieve this. It is also currently a semifinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenplay Contest. Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/26/2015
Colin Costello Takes Chicago On an Adventure Answer's Media new short film, The Great Chicago Adventure, premieres this July 4 at the Chicago History Museum. The plot revolves around an 11-year-old boy and his teen babysitter who discover an ancient artifact that whisks them back through Chicago's history. The film was written by scribe, Colin Costello (The Stream, Traveling Without Moving). It makes its debut in the museum's new state-of-the-art Robert McCormick Theater.
Posted on: 07/04/2015
Gary Files Table Read My Screenplay Semifinalist Gary has found success through the Table Read My Screenplay competition with his screenplay "Simon Says" in the Hollywood 2015 contest, and with "The Great Frobisher"  at the Sundance, 2014 contest. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/06/2015 CONNECT Member
The Bitter Bush by screenwriter Deborah Vajda a 2015 PAGE Quartertinalist The Bitter Bush, a story about a 12-year-old missionary daughter's coming of age in the Liberian bush, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 PAGE Internation Screenwriters Awards. The full-length screenplay has placed in more than 10 other competitions to date. Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/18/2015
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
Lauren Hoekstra's is n° 16 on Capital Funds Hot 100 Scripts List.

Lauren Hoekstra's 'Yellow Touch Red, You're Dead' placed 16th on the hot list.

Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/23/2015
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
DELLWOOD an Official Selection of San Francisco Global Movie Fest Jonathan LaPoma's coming-of-age drama DELLWOOD is an official selection of the 2015 San Francisco Global Movie Fest. 
Posted on: 07/18/2015 CONNECT Member
Taylor Albertson's Horror/Thriller Short A Page Quarterfinalist

Up and coming screenwriter Taylor Albertson's horror/thriller short, Dream House, has been named a Page Quarterfinalist. This is the second shout out to the short script. Earlier this year it was named a semi-finalist at Palm Street Films annual contest.

 

"This is very exciting! The next step is to see it made into a short film." The script is available on the ISA site and Taylor "would love to see it made by an ISA member."

Posted on: 07/15/2015 CONNECT Member
Costello's Traveling Without Moving Begins Principal Photography Traveling Without Moving by Colin Costello has started filming in Chicago. It's a famliy sci-fi adventure film about two sisters who travel to a parallel Earth to search for their missing parents. It is scheduled for theatrical release in 2016.
Posted on: 07/08/2015
Costello's Committed, a charity fan film, begins Indiegogo campaign

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 07/12/2015
A NOBLE TRUTH Published by Laughing Fire Press

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

 

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

Tags: Oaxaca Film Festival 2013, Sacramento International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com
Posted on: 07/12/2015 CONNECT Member
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
JONATHAN LAPOMA SELECTED TO BE A JUDGE AT 2015 SD KIDS FILM FESTIVAL Award-winning screenwriter and novelist Jonathan LaPoma has been selected to be a judge of the 2015 San Diego International Kids Film Festival screenplay competition. Tags: San Diego International Kids Film Festival Screenplay
Posted on: 06/13/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Schroeder Takes Top Honors at Marquee Lights and Las Vegas Contests

Screenwriter David Schroeder finds multiple successes at both Marquee Lights and Las Vegas Screenplay Contests. His Action/Adventure feature screenplay, LOST CAUSE, earned 2nd Place and his Short, BECOMING LANA LIU, earned Honorable Mention/4th Place at Las Vegas.

 

His script, HALFWAY HOME, was awarded the 'Best Feature Screenplay' at the Marquee Lights Competition, and his LOST CAUSE feature placed as a Finalist. The Marquee Lights win is Schroeder's 15th 'Best' award.

Tags: Las Vegas Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/20/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
Emi Sano is Top 9 Finalist in NH Film Festival Screenplay Competition Sano's feature script, "A Thorn" is picked for the Top 9 Finalists in the New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Competition. 
Posted on: 04/19/2015
Emi Sano receives Honorable Mention in Fresh Voices Competition 2014-2015 Honorable Mention with the Fresh Voices Competition in the Drama Category for the screenplay "A Thorn".  Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/18/2015
Mary Goldman - Top Five ReelHeART Short Screenplay Competition Mary's short screenplay, "The Redemption of Frank Malone", came in the top five of the 2015 ReelHeART International Film Festival short screenplay competition, earning her a live read this summer by a cast of professional actors. Tags: ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/13/2015 CONNECT Member
Lauren Hoekstra is finalist in 2015 Reelwriters Screenwriting contest Lauren's screenplay 'Yellow Touch Red, You're Dead' placed in the finals. Tags: Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/16/2015
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
L.Elizabeth Powers wins Best Short Screenplay in Marquee Lights 2014 L. Elizabeth Powers' short script, "The Importance of Sex Education" has been announced as best short screenplay in the 2014 Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition. The short script follows Adeline Roosevelt, a 12 year old girl in 1975, as she fumbles her way through puberty, makes errant assumptions and causes a small scandal at her school. Tags: Marquee Lights Competition
Posted on: 04/27/2015 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder Scores Twice

LOST CAUSE places 2nd in the 2015 Amsterdam International Film Festival, and 2nd in the 2015 Northern Virginia International Film Festal.

 

Ranked #1 Thriller script on Moviebytes.com Winning List. This is Schroeder's 109th Top Three finish for six different scripts since 2010.

Tags: Amsterdam International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/30/2015 CONNECT Member
More Success for Stephen M. Hunt's Filmed Short Emmy Award director Miguel Guerreiro filmed Stephen M. Hunt's short script "Early Release" last year. The film became an "official selection" at the Golden Palmera Film Festival in Dubai, then The River Bend Film Festival in Indiana and then The Access Code Film Festival in Srinagar, India. It recently became an "official selection" at The Coventry Film Festival, UK to be shown on July 15th, 2015.
Posted on: 05/17/2015 CONNECT Member
Rosenbaum Claims "Best of" at 48 Hour Film and Finalist in Nashville

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

Posted on: 05/23/2015 CONNECT Member
Stephen M. Hunt Receives Best Short Film Nominations After becoming an "official selection" at The Coventry Film Festival UK, Emmy Award winning Miguel Guerreiro's short film of Stephen Hunt's script "Early Release" has now been nominated for "best film" and "best actress". This intense crime / drama will be shown on July 15th with awards the same night. 
Posted on: 05/25/2015 CONNECT Member
TV spec script by David J Schroeder is a Finalist

TV spec script, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT, by David J Schroeder is a Finalist in the 2015 Skyway Film Festival. In the top 4, ACCIDENT will compete in a Live Pitch Competition, judged by an HBO VP of Development, and a Show-runner.

 

This script has previously won 8 'Best' screenplay awards. Winner will be announced on June 13th.

Posted on: 06/03/2015 CONNECT Member
Kaufman Commissioned for Multiple Projects, Wins Award, Screens at Cannes

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/16/2015 CONNECT Member
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
David Schroeder, Halfway Home

HALFWAY HOME, my feature drama script wins Bronze (3rd Place) in the 2014 Aura Screenplay Awards, and LOST CAUSE, my feature action/adventure script, finishes as a Finalist (top 12).

 

HALFWAY HOME remains ranked #1 on Moviebytes' Drama, Comedy and Famiy  'Winning List.' LOST CAUSE is ranked #1 Thriller.

Tags: Aura Screenwriter Awards
Posted on: 05/01/2015 CONNECT Member
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
LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), FINALIST IN AMSTERDAM FILM FEST Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova's feature-length drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2015 Amsterdam Film Festival. This is the script's 9th honor. Patricia Chica (CERAMIC TANGO, WOLVERINE HOTEL) is attached to direct.  Tags: Amsterdam International Film Festival
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JONATHAN LAPOMA PLACES TWO SCRIPTS IN WRITEMOVIES 37

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

 

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

Tags: New York Screenplay Contest, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, WriteMovies.com