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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
Evan Cooper Signs with Manager and Blood List Creator, Kailey Marsh

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Kailey Marsh Management
Posted on: 01/19/2016
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
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
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" 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
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
"Nightfire" written by Los Silva and director Brando Benetton - Trailer

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 01/12/2016
Reaugh's THE PLANT made the QuarterFinals in American Gem Short Competition

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

 

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

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

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

 

This Competition is hosted by Rebel Seed Productions.

Tags: Short Script To Screen Contest
Posted on: 01/22/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy finalist at Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest This week, Phillip E. Hardy's script The Negro League was named as finalist in the action category at Beverly Hills Screenpaly contest. This is Phillip's third year placing at BHSC, as he was finalist in 2014 and Gold Medal Winner in 2013. This week Phillip also received Official Selection honors at Beverly Hills Film Festival for Dirty Real, the Bukowski Biopic and at Los Angeles Cinefest for his tentpole script The Immortal Jack the Ripper. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/06/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Ross Denyer's THE RELIEF Selected as a Semi-Finalist by Stage 32! The Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship has selected Ross Denyer's sci-fi drama, The Relief, as a Semi-Finalist!  The Relief follows Ethan, a man with the ability to relive and replace the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with tracking him down.  Stage 32 will announce the finalists for their 2016 Fellowship on February 24th.

 

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

 

Tags: Stage 32
Posted on: 02/12/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Legend" quarter finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Comp

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

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 02/13/2016
Multiple successes for KT Parker in 2016 already! Four of KT Parker's scripts are amongst those that have reached the quarter-final stage of the Screenwriting Goldmine competition, one of the UK's most prestigious screenwriting competitions. This is an extraordinary result to have all four entries to a competition honoured in this way. Tags: Screenwriting Goldmine
Posted on: 02/05/2016 CONNECT Member
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
KT Parker named as Quarter-finalist in 2015 Fresh Voices Competition KT Parker continues her run of competition success by being named a quarter-finalist in the 2015 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition for her action-drama script, "Africa As You Like It". (She recently won the period/historical category of Final Draft's "Big Break" contest with her script, "A Face To Paint". Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/27/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Kelly Crawford's Script Doing Well in Contests "Nine Scars" written by Kelly Crawford was named one of 10 finalists in the recent Spotlight Screenplay Competition sponsored by the International Screenwriters Association.  "Nine Scars" was just named a Semi-Finalist in the Table Read My Screeplay Competition in Park City, and named a Quarter-Finalist in the WE Screenplay Competition.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 01/02/2016
"The Valley" Semi-Finalist in ISA's 2015 Table Read My Screenplay!

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

 

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

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 01/01/2016
Ross Denyer's "The Relief" is an Emerging Screenwriters Top 25 Finalist Ross Denyer's 1-hour Sci-Fi pilot THE RELIEF, about a man who takes the memories of others, has been selected as a "Top 25" Finalist in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition! Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/01/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
Ross Denyer's THE RELIEF (sci-fi pilot) is a ScreenCraft Top 10 Finalist!

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 12/09/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" a finalist in 2015 Emerging Screenwriters contest In November 2015, Jeff York's horror movie entitled "Incurable" was named a top finalist in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Contest. The unique, character-driven story is about a young man diagnosed with ALS who has the chance to beat his disease by accepting eternal life from a vampire's bite. It has been one of his bigger successes over the years, placing in the finals of almost a dozen contests. A good script can always be made better however, and through the development program and mentoring courtesy of the ISA, Jeff was able to improve it and thus garnered a placement in the finals of this prestigious contest this month. Last year, Jeff York was honored to see his dark comedy "Play Dirty" win 3rd prize in that year's Emerging Screenwriters contest.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 12/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff York starts hosting ISA's new movie review podcast PAGE 2 SCREEN ISA member and veteran alum Jeff York has started hosting a new podcast for the ISA called "Page 2 Screen." In  this series of interviews from the ISA, Jeff will be discussing the current cinema with other ISA members and writers with a special focus on the writing elements of each movie being examined. The ISA's Max Timm is producing and the series can be heard weekly at networkisa.org as well as on iTunes. Jeff comes to this venture with the enthusiasm of a writer, movie fan and analyst of the current cinema as he has been writing his own movie blog online called The Establishing Shot for five years (www.theestablishingshot.blogspot.com). And he's been an Examiner online movie critic for almost that long too. (www.examiner.com).   Tags: International Screenwriters' Association
Posted on: 12/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Triple Finalist Again My scripts "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue" were official finalists in the Family Film category, while "Parousia" was an official finalist in the Science Fiction genre of the Los Angeles Screenplay Contest 2015.  This is the 3rd time this year that all 3 scripts have been co-finalists in the same competition, occurring also at the Summer Slam Film Festival 2015, and Las Vegas Screenplay Contest 2015.
Posted on: 11/29/2015
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
Tin Gods by Matthew Tolbert is a Finalist Again

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

Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 12/12/2015 CONNECT Member
TODD ZING'S SNAP OUT OF IT (COMEDY PILOT) IS A SCREENCRAFT TOP 10 FINALIST!

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

 

 

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 12/12/2015
The Upper Hand is a semi-finalist at Table Read my Screenplay Competition. My crime-drama TV pilot The Upper Hand was picked out of 1400 screenplays to become one of the 100 semi-finalists to be considered for Sundance's prestigious Table Read My Screenplay Competition on December 30th 2015.
Posted on: 12/31/2015 CONNECT Member
Irish Writer Niall Queenan Wins International Screenwriting Awards

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!, WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Posted on: 12/31/2015
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
John E. Bias reached the Semi Finals John E. Bias has reached the top 100 out of 1400 entries with his short screenplay "Generation Killer" at the 2015-16 Table Read My Screenplay Park City Contest. "Generation Killer" is about an assassin that is sent back in time in search of an object containing information about time travel and wipe out an entire family bloodline. Will someone within the generations be able to stop the linear murder spree or will they all be wiped from time? Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/30/2015 CONNECT Member
Suzanne LUTAS 2015 Contest Winner

In 2015 Suzanne LUTAS was a quarter-finalist in Cynosure Screenplay Awards. And, a semi-finalist in Page Awards International, and Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contests with her Action/Thriller The Dead Ringer.

 

Her Sci-Fi/Adventure Destiny's Vessel was the Eyestorm Productions/ScriptXpert Script Search Winner in the Sci-Fi category. It also placed among the quarterfinalists in Screencraft's Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest, as well as in 2016 Fresh Voices, and received a "Recommend" in The 2015 Blue Cat competition.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest, Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2015
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
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
Lemon Made Wins Atlanta Film Fest Screenwriting Comp & TRMS Comedy Category

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

 

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

Tags: Atlanta Film Festival
Posted on: 02/15/2016 CONNECT Member
Evan Cooper Receives Honorable Mention x2

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

 

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

Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 03/14/2016
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
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
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
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
David j Schroeder is a Finalist in the 2016 Kansas City FF

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

 

A stage reading is scheduled, and Winner is pending.

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

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: 2015 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/11/2016
Ken Miyamoto's The Enemy Within wins ScreenCraft's Action/Thriller Contest After months of some explosive debates, hand-to-hand combat and breakneck chases, the jury has come to a triumphant consensus and we’re proud to announce THE ENEMY WITHIN by Ken Miyamoto as the grand prize winner of the 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest. It’s a fast-paced wrong man thriller with sharp character work that keeps the reader involved in the story and continually elevates the emotional stakes. Gritty and grounded, the script explores quintessential contemporary themes like personal versus national loyalty, how well we can ever truly know another person, counterterrorism doctrine and the perniciousness of fanatical terrorism. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 03/26/2016
Hans Cruz Luttmann hired to adapt Emmy Award winning HBO Doc into feature. Emmy award winning Director Jeff Stimmel hires Hans Cruz Luttmann to pen the adaptation of his documentary "The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale".  The script is currently being shopped to top producers including Plan B and Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Posted on: 03/27/2016
David j Schroeder's THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT wins

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Kylie Garcelon's produced short 'Moral Compass' screening at NYC Indie FF!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Tags: Canada International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/10/2016 CONNECT Member
REDEEMING GRACE (by WL Gorman) - PILOT SCRIPT CHOSEN TO BE TABLE READ Bud Gorman's REDEEEMING GRACE - a television dramatic series - was selected as a winning pilot script and was table-read by a group of actors in Toronto in May of 2015 (WILDSOUND Film and Writing Festival). Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
ISA podcast host Jeff York joins Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Jeff York, ISA member and host of the network's podcast "Page 2 Screen", has been invited to be a member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle. He was recognized for his movie reviews for the Examiner online, his weekly blog about the movie business called The Establishing Shot, and his hosting of the movie review program "Page 2 Screen" for networkisa.org where each week. On that 45-minute weekly podcast, available at networkisa.org and on iTunes, he and a fellow ISA member/screenwriter evaluate a movie currently playing in theaters. 2016 is the first year for the new critics organization and Jeff is very honored to become a member during its founding. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 03/31/2016 CONNECT Member
T Gordon Stanley's "The Deported" 2016 Scriptapalooza Semi-Finalist

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

 

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

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 04/05/2016
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
Jeff York's "Incurable" named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship quarterfinalist Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" was named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. In total, Jeff York had three screenplays chosen for the quarterfinals this year. His dark comedy "Play Dirty" and western "The Scoundrels Club" were also named. "Incurable" has figured in the finals of a number of contests. It also received Final Draft's only "recommend" rating in 2009, from over 1000 spec scripts reviewed through FD's Script Xpert service.    Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Geoffrey D. Calhoun was a QuarterFinalist in Scriptapalooza

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

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

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

 

Finalist in the prestigious Scriptdoctors Contest of Contests. 

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

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

SemiFinals in the Circus Road Show Film Fest 

Tags: Contest of Contest Winners, L.A. NEO NOIR FILM & SCRIPT FEST II, The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 02/19/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Ross Denyer's Short Story, "Turn Off", is a ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist!

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

 

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

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

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

Posted on: 02/18/2016
THE RELIEF Advances to Top 10 Finalist with STAGE 32 TV Writers Fellowship!

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Stage 32
Posted on: 02/24/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
Second Featured Screenplay Honor at Beverly Hills Film Festival Dwayne Conyers screenplay “Daddy’s Dirty Girl” is a featured selection in the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival.   Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 03/01/2016 CONNECT Member
"The Scoundrels Club" named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship quarterfinalist Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" was named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. In total, Jeff York had three scripts chosen for the quarterfinals this year. His dark comedy "Play Dirty" and horror script "Incurable" were also named. "The Scoundrels Club" has figured in the finals of a number of contests in the last 3 years and was the Grand Prize winner of the Table Read My Screenplay contest in 2013 held at the Sundance Film Festival.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Play Dirty" named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship quarterfinalist Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" was named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. In total, Jeff York had three scripts chosen for the quarterfinals this year. His western "The Scoundrels Club" and horror script "Incurable" were also named. "Play Dirty" has figured in the finals of a number of contests in the last 3 years and was chosen as a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist in 2014.  Tags: Nicholl Fellowship, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 03/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Ballerina Girl Places Top Ten Finalist in American Zoetrope

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

 

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

 

Evan is repped by manager, Kailey Marsh. 

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

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

  

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 02/29/2016
'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
Paul Paseli, PsyD The Metaphors Of The Heart Part I: One of 18 official screenplay selections for 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival [UMFF]. This is Paul Paseli's very first success story for his very first screenplay which he wrote recently [September, 2015]. He says: "I am luck that I did not have to wait for years to have a success story. I am honored, humbled, and intensely encouraged." Tags: Universe Multicultural Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/25/2016
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
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
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
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
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
TIM DAVIS WINNER IN HOLLYWOOD AND CHICAGO Tim Davis' Drama Pilot "Finnegan's The One That Got Away" came in First Place in the TV Drama Category of The Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2014 as well as the TV Drama Category of The Chicago Screenplay Contest, also in 2014. Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/07/2015 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 17TH SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 07/04/2015
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
"OF WOLVES AND MEN" WINS THE CAPITAL FUND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION! Robert Dan O`Neill´s screenplay "OF WOLVES AND MEN" is a WINNER at the CAPITAL FUND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. Judge´s recommendation: "CONSIDER" 2015 Tags: Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/01/2015
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
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
Phillip E. Hardy Receives Recognition From Multiple Top Contests

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Austin Indie Flix Showcase, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/09/2015 CONNECT Member
Hahn's OASIS - Best Horror Scrip Table Read My Screenplay - Hollywood 2015 OASIS is a horror story played out in the Libyan Sahara. It is largely 2 locations with an ensemble cast. It has been likened to Moby Dick in the desert and lends itself to being the first movie in a series franschise.  Dinosaurs have nothing on this ancient leviathan.   Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/23/2015
Hahn is a Nicholl Quarterfinalist and a Movie Guide Top 10 Finalist

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

 

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

Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 07/23/2015
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
THE NIGHT WITCHES RECEIVES ITS 52ND OFFICIAL SELECTION

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 07/23/2015
Phillip E. Hardy finalist at Happy Writers Feature Film Contest Phillip E. Hardy's The Man Who Bore the Myth, his offbeat biopic screenplay about literary sacred cow JD Salinger has been chosen as finalist at the Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest. This in the ninth time this script has been recoginized by a competition. This month, Phillip has also placed for the second consecutive year at the Austin Revolution Film Festival (formerly Austin Indie Flix), for his historical epic Four Negro Girls In A Church about the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in 1963. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, Austin Indie Flix Showcase, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/22/2015 CONNECT Member
The Want Ads by Michael Rhodes

 

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

Tags: World Series of Screenwriting
Posted on: 07/09/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
MJ Palo's The Antidote is a finalist at the L.A. Neo Noir Script Festival Out of hundreds of submissions, 33 short scripts were accepted as an official selection at the L.A. Neo Noir Film and Script Festival. A scene from The Antidote will be presented as a live action short movie onscreen during the festival on August 8th at the Downtown Independent Theater, Los Angeles. The Antidote was also a quarterfinalist at the ScreenCraft Short Script Contest 2015. Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR SCRIPT FESTIVAL
Posted on: 06/29/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES - 49th official selection

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/28/2015
KT Parker places 2nd in Euroscript's 2015 Screenwriting Competition

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

Posted on: 05/30/2015 CONNECT Member
"Silent Rescue" a Finalist at Cayfilm Cayman International Film Festival "Silent Rescue" is one of 7 finalists in contention for the top honors at the CCIFF 2015.
Posted on: 05/05/2015
Honorable Mention for Pathos Garden Todd Sorrell's Supernatural Drama script "Pathos Garden" was accepted in to the Honolulu Film Awards and received an Honorable Mention.  This was the first Film Festival appearance for "Pathos Garden". Tags: Honolulu Film Awards
Posted on: 05/05/2015
"Silent Rescue" Makes Final Cut In Mexico Todd Sorrell's fantasy script SILENT RESCUE is a Top 13 finalist at the 2015 Mexico International Film Festival.
Posted on: 05/01/2015
Reaugh's Dragonfly Time A Quarterfinalist At ScreenCraft Short Competition Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay DRAGONFLY TIME made the Quarterfinals in the inaugural ScreenCraft Short Screewriting Competition.
Posted on: 05/03/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES notches up its 16th win

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/04/2015
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
Valentino Semifinalist in StoryPro Screenwriting Awards

Laura Hesse's family adventure/drama, Valentino, is making waves in the current StoryPro Screenwriting Awards. The screenplay is now a semi-finalist in the family category.

Posted on: 06/03/2015
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
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY advances to 2015 Script Pipeline semifinals Jeff York's dark comedy about a junior high nerd who hires ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win her school's band presidency in 1977 continues its success in screenwriting contests. It has just been named a semifinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest. That puts it in the top 3% of the 3,5000 + scripts submitted worldwide to this year's competition. PLAY DIRTY also took 3rd place at this year's Emerging Screenwriters contest, and it figured in the finals of the 2014 Final Draft Big Break contest, the 2014 Screencraft comedy screenplay contest, and the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay contest too.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/25/2015 CONNECT Member
Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Contest My screenplay Deerly Beloved,  about an acerbic e-commerce engineer and top wedding blogger who must scramble to right the ship after her much-hyped, televised wedding is  “deer-jacked” by a whitetail buck, is this year's Grand Prize Comedy Winner. Screencraft called it, "an uproarious, high-energy screenplay.  Though weddings have long been mined for comedy premises, Deerly Beloved succeeds in telling a consistently funny and character-driven story that is all its own." It made its way through 1200 entries to achieve this. It is also currently a semifinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenplay Contest. Tags: ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/26/2015
Frances A. Cheever Finalist Military Veterans Writing Competition U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ret) with three decades of service, Frances A. Cheever's action packed military script, RALLY POINT was selected as a top five finalist for The Foundation for Military Veterans in Production, Veteran writing competition. Judging the final round of competition is Oscar-nominated writer Jason Hall (“American Sniper”), former MTV executive David Gale (“The Longest Yard”), television writer and producer Heather Zuhlke (“Southland”), and Air Force officer and successful screenwriter Eric Koenig (“Matriarch”). RALLY POINT was selected as a finalist for the GI Film Festival 2015 screenplay contest and the 9th Annual Script DC/Women in Film & Video "Spotlight on Screenwriters catalogue.  
Posted on: 06/21/2015
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY Is A 2015 Script Pipeline Quarterfinalist "Play Dirty", the dark comedy Jeff York wrote about a junior high nerd in 1977 who hires ex-president Richard Nixon to help her win her band's presidency at school, has just been named a quarterfinalist in the 2015 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest. Last year, "Play Dirty" was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, as well as a semifinalist in the Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest and the Screencraft comedy screenwriting contest. This year, "Play Dirty" and Jeff York won third place in the Emerging Screenwriters contest. Jeff and his script are currently under consideration at two production companies, and being featured within The ISA Development Program. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 06/17/2015 CONNECT Member
Indomitable Entertainment Joins Mark Robertson and his Ghost Club

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

Tags: Eclectic Pictures
Posted on: 06/04/2015 CONNECT Member
Valentino by Laura Hesse Is A 3rd Place Winner at StoryPros Contest Laura Hesse's new family drama/adventure screenplay, Valentino, has just won 3rd place in the 8th Annual StoryPro's Screenwriting Contest (family category). While Laura has placed in the semi and quarterfinals in earlier Page Awards contests with other screenplays, this is the first time in the winner's circle. Tags: StoryPros Awards, StoryPros Awards Contest, StoryPros International Contest
Posted on: 06/16/2015
Michelle Daniel Wins StoryPros and Barcelona Int'l Film Fest

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

Tags: Barcelona International Film Festival, StoryPros Awards, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 06/17/2015
Phillip E. Hardy selected as Quarter-Finalist at Screencraft Horror Contest

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

Tags: 2014 ONE IN TEN SCREENPLAY CONTEST, Austin Indie Flix Showcase
Posted on: 07/27/2015 CONNECT Member
JANE THERESE'S AVA MARIA PLACES IN HOLLYSHORTS & PALM STREET AVA MARIA placed as a semi - finalist in the Palm Street Films and HollyShorts Screenplay Contest. This sweet short film about a homeless girl with a special gift, has touched everyone who has read this touching story. Jane Therese is an award winning screenwriter which includes her features - crime/drama true story Only A Brave Man and suspense/thriller Line of Control. Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest, 5th Annual Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest
Posted on: 08/06/2015 CONNECT Member
"Weimar" by Ben Maraniss wins Pilot Grand Prize Ben Maraniss's pilot, Weimar, has been named the Pilot Grand Prize winner at the Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Austin! The series revolves around the Nachmanns, a family of German-Jewish industrialists forced to take control of their father's steelworks, after his untimely death at the end of World War I, while stuggling to remain loyal in an increasingly turbulent Germany. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - AUSTIN!
Posted on: 11/04/2015 CONNECT Member
"Secret & Confidential" by Ben Maraniss named Top 100 w/ "Special Mention". Secret & Confidential, a pilot by Ben Maraniss, was named one of the top 75 submission in the 2016 Launch Pad Pilot Competition. This pilot previously advanced as one of the Top 100 semi-finalist and given a "Sepcial Mention" at the Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Austin! and placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the 2015 PAGE Intermational Screenwriting Awards. The series follows the transformation of Patricia Lewis from a 1970s-era Washington DC housewife into the most powerful woman in the country through her clandestine career as a liaison between the Mafia, the CIA and the Nixon White House. This pilot Tags: 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - AUSTIN!
Posted on: 11/04/2015 CONNECT Member
*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
Mark Robertson's E-DEN hits top 75 in Launch Pad Mark Robertson's brand new YA science fiction screenplay E-DEN has just reached the top 75 in the Launch Pad Features Competition, a high profile screenwriting contest run by film industry website The Tracking Board. It's the script's first placing in a competition, and follows the writer's recent success with his TV pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB, which was a finalist in several recent competitions, and is now under option with Eclectic Pictures and Indomitable Entertainment. Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 11/06/2015 CONNECT Member
Ross Denyer's "The Relief" Makes Emerging Screenwriters' TOP 100 Ross Denyer's 1-hour Sci-Fi pilot THE RELIEF, about a man who can relive and alter the memories of others, has been selected as a "Top 100" Screenplay in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition!  Final winners will be announced on November 30th. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/04/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
40th "OFFICIAL SELECTION" Film Festival award TheWriteroom.org represents the 40th Film Festival Award that  Eric P. Granger, has received. Including The Russian Film Festival, Mallorca Film Festival, London Shows Film Festival, and many others.  Tags: 100 Screenplays, TheWriteRoom Women in Media Screenplay Competition-2015
Posted on: 11/07/2015 CONNECT Member
20th Screenwriting Award - Eric P. Granger POLLY was just nominated for "Best Screenplay" at the L A Independent Film Festival Awards marking th 20 th Screenwriting Award received in 2015 for Eric P. Granger. Currently writing number 7, A comedy.  Tags: 100 Screenplays
Posted on: 11/07/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
"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
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
Sean Freelon takes home the consolation prize Sean Freelon wins the "Star Award" The Feature Script, Honorable Mention Award at the 2013 Indie Gathering Film Festival. Tags: The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Posted on: 11/08/2015
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
Ross Denyer's Sci-Fi Pilot, "The Relief", is a ScreenCraft Semi-Finalist! Hot on the heels of a contest placement last week, Ross's 1-hour Sci-Fi drama pilot, THE RELIEF, has been honored as a Semi-Finalist in ScreenCraft's 2015 Pilot Launch Competition. The potential TV series follows a man with the ability to absorb and reimagine the memories of others, and the police unit tasked with investigating his crimes. Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 11/13/2015 CONNECT Member
Three Phillip E. Hardy screenplays receive honors

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

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 10/20/2015 CONNECT Member
Ballerina Girl Receives "Special Mention" in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Out of roughly 1000 entries, Evan Cooper's crime thriller, Ballerina Girl, placed in the top ten screenplays at this year's ISA Fast Track Program, receiving an honorable mention as well.

 

Set in Russia, the story centers around the grisly and mysterious murder of a young ballerina. But as the hunt for her killers runs dry, an overlooked piece of evidence leads one investigator to believe she was killed by a high-ranking military official. An idea that quickly becomes unpopular in Moscow. 

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 10/14/2015
Phillip E Hardy has continuing success at film festivals and contests During the month of August, Phillip E. Hardy had three scripts chosen as "Official Selections" at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Los Angeles. These include his action thriller Red Colt, his sci-fi thriller Gaze Towards Infinity and his historical drama Four Negro Girls in a Church. Four Negro Girls in a Church was also selected as Finalist and the Monthly Film Festival and his horror thriller Purgatory Station was selected as semi-finalist at the Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest. Tags: ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/21/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
David J Schroeder continues to move upward

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/10/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Evan Cooper's Ballerina Girl Places Top 1% in Final Draft's Big Break 2014

Ballerina Girl by Evan Cooper made the Top-10 Features list in last year's Final Draft Big Break competition. The script was selected out of roughly 7000 entries. Ballerina Girl tells the story of an estranged brother who investigates the murder of his sister months after her disappearance from a ballet school in Russia. 

 

The screenplay was also a top finalist in both the Emerging Screenwriters Competition and Breaking Walls Thriller Contest, 2014.

Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/02/2015
Jeff York's INCURABLE named semifinalist in 2015 Screencraft Horror contest Jeff York's horror script called "Incurable" was named a semifinalist in the 2015 Screencraft Horror screenwriting contest. Jeff's screenplay is about a young man who is diagnosed with ALS and then decides to let a female vampire bite him to beat the disease and give him everlasting life. It's figured in the finals of 9 screenplay contests in the last few years and is currently under consideration at two production companies.  Tags: ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/24/2015 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 18TH SCREENPLAY COMPETITION The script, based on a true story of women pilots in WW2, picked up its 18th win at the Toronto Independent Film Festival.

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

This takes his results for his five screenplays to 26 wins, 9 second places, and 96 other official selections.
Posted on: 09/25/2015
It's Been a Good Summer for Screenwriter Todd Sorrell

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, StoryPros Awards Contest
Posted on: 10/01/2015
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
Phillip E. Hardy Second Round Austin Film Festival Finalist For his third consecutive year at Austin Film Festival, Phillip E. Hardy is a finalist for his screenplay work. This year, his controversial script Four Negro Girls in A Church has been recognized by AFF. This script is also nominated for best screenplay at next week's Austin Revolution Film Festival. Phillip has recieved finalist spots in more than a dozen film festivals and screenplay contests in 2015, for his work on The Bloody Benders, The Man Who Bore the Myth, Gaze Towards Infinity and Purgatory Station. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest, 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/18/2015 CONNECT Member
Peter Wisan's Strings Gains Increasing Recognition

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

Tags: 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/09/2015
Reaugh's LOST FARE 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
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
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
Phillip E. Hardy wins best comedy at Cannes Screenplay Contest

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

Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 04/14/2016 CONNECT Member
'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
SCREENWRITER PHIL PARKER ADVANCES IN BIG BREAK CONTEST

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/24/2016 CONNECT Member
Hal Harris 'Better At Life' Wins Silver Award at Page 2016 Hal Harris' script 'Better At Life' was awarded Silver in the Family Film Category at the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
Posted on: 10/25/2016
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
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
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
Marni Sullivan's script reaches Semi-Finalist of Nicholl Fellowships 2016 Marni Sullivan's screenplay 'SYVERTSEN'S COMPLEX' made semi-finals of the Nicholl Fellowships in 2016.
Posted on: 10/26/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Daniel J. Mitchell’s action-comedy “Superfluous” Top 100 Finalist Daniel J. Mitchell’s quirky, superhero action-comedy “Superfluous” makes the Top 100 Finalists in the 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/06/2016
Timothy Kestrel's TV Series a Finalist in NY Film & TV Festival Timothy Kestrels's screenplay 'RANGERS - Progenitors of Freedom' has been selected as Best TV Series Concept Finalist in New York Film & TV Festival.
Posted on: 11/14/2016 CONNECT Member
Vicki Joyce's 'Hell Gate to Golden Gate' finalist in 2016 Scriptapalooza

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

 

 

Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 11/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Chase Kroll's 'Leap' takes 3rd place in Writer's Digest Writing Competition

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: 85th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition, Writer\'s Digest Screenwriting
Posted on: 12/01/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
"Darlings" earns 4th place in Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

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

 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Finalist for WeScreenplay's first Diverse Voices Competition Spring 2016 Aaron Yeung's 'Darlings' was selected as a finalist for Diverse Voices Competition, among many other talented writers. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Posted on: 10/07/2016 CONNECT Member
One Child Born won First Prize in 2016 DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/18/2016 CONNECT Member
T.P. Productions hire Phil Parker for second writing gig

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

 

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

 

PRAISE FROM TENT PICTURES:

 

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

Posted on: 09/20/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Wins Best Screenplay at American Grindhouse Film Festival Phillip E Hardy has won the Best Action/Adenture Screenplay at American Grindhouse Film Festival for "Gina Jericho". This script will also be competing in upcoming Screencraft Action Contest and an earlier draft placed at Austin Film Festival.   Tags: Austin Revolution Film Festival
Posted on: 09/21/2016 CONNECT Member
KT Parker Moves Forward as a Page International Awards Semi-finalist

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

 

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

Tags: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 09/21/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" makes Screencraft semifinals

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 09/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Robert Milner's Script Parallax moves forward in ScreenCraft Sci-Fi 2016

PARALLAX is a quarter-finalist in the 2016 competition.

 

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, 2017 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 09/09/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's TV pilot of "The Scoundrels Club" is a WeTV quarterfinalist Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" won the Grand Prize in the Table Read My Screenplay contest in 2013, and now the TV adaptation of it has placed in the quarterfinals of the 2016 WeTV television pilot contest. Some of the judges of various contests, as well as those who run the top 5 screenwriting contests, suggested to Jeff that it might make for a great anthology series, so in 2015 Jeff adapted it as a TV series treatment, as well as wrote a one-hour pilot for it. WeTV is the first contest "The Scoundrels Club" was entered in as an adaptation.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
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
Two of Jeff York's TV pilots make Screencraft's Pilot Launch Semifinals In the 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch screenwriting contest, Jeff York had two scripts that placed in the semifinals (the top 5% of the scripts entered). His kids' talk show called 'HISTORY/HERSTORY', where the celebrity guests are famous people from history, placed in the top 20 scripts honored in the comedy wing of the contest. His other entry was a television adaptation of his multiple award-winning big screen script 'THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB'. This one-hour western pilot placed in the contest's drama wing.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Posted on: 10/03/2016 CONNECT Member
Geoff Holder's horror script 'THE DEVIL'S ANSWER' optioned

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

 

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

Posted on: 10/06/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER ADVANCES IN FINAL DRAFT'S BIG BREAK CONTEST

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/30/2016 CONNECT Member
'The Battle of Boxhill' by Liam McCann places at the Austin Film Festival

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2016
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
Ryan Herring is named a Runner-Up in the 2016 Scriptapalooza Contest Ryan A. Herring  was named as a Runner-Up in the 2016 Scriptapalooza Contest for his feature sript 'The Olympians'. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/26/2016 CONNECT Member
Timothy Kestrel is a Quarter-Finalist in Screencraft competition

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

 

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

Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2016 CONNECT Member
'FOR ALL ETERNITY' Finalist in Apeiron Film Festival Berlin, Germany Judy Bednarek's 'For All Eternity' is a Short Script Finalist in the 2016 Apeiron Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
Posted on: 12/04/2016
Timonthy Kestrel honored at the New York Film and TV Festival 2016 Timonthy Kestrel's screenplay 'RANGER' - Progenitors of Freedom was selected as Best TV Series Concept at the New York Film & TV Festival 2016. Tags: New York Film
Posted on: 12/07/2016 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Wins Best Screenplay at The Christian Film Festival Phillip E. Hardy has won Best Screenplay and fan favorite at The Christian Film Festival for his script about Paul The Apostle called 'Journey Of Mortals'. Festival Creator Richard Collins called 'Journey Of Mortals' "A great screenplay." Tags: The Christian Film Festival
Posted on: 02/03/2017 CONNECT Member
'FREEDOM FORT' wins Final Draft Big Break category 'Freedom Fort' by Clint Williams won the period/historical category of the  2016 Final Draft Big Break contest and is one of seven feature screenplays being considered for the Grand Prize to be announced in late February. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/04/2017 CONNECT Member
'DIETRICH DANZIG' Now a Finalist in Omaha! John Pisano-Thomsen's screenplay 'Dietrich Danzig' is now a finalist in the 2017 Omaha Film Festival! John will be there March 11-12 for a 10-page live reading of all the finalists and to participate in a Q&A session at the 2017 Writer's Theatre. Awards ceremony will follow on March 12th.
Posted on: 02/14/2017 CONNECT Member
'CONNECT' Wins 2017 Canada Independent Film Fest. BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY!

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Canada Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 02/14/2017 CONNECT Member
Jim Soscie's screenplay 'Gated Community' burned brightly in 2016.

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

Honorable Mention - 2016 Trackingb Feature Script Contest 

Finalist – 2016 Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition

Semifinalist – 2016 Emerging Screenwriters Competition

Quarterfinalist – 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards, Cinequest Feature Competition

 

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

First Runner-up: 2007 AAA Screenwriting Competition).

Posted on: 01/29/2017 CONNECT Member
MARY DESANTIS makes the Quarter Finals! 2016 FreshVoices Screenplay Contest Mary's feature script 'Ashling' is a dynamic sci-fi fantasy adventure set in Ireland. The female protagonist is a member of Ireland's minority nomadic culture known as An Lucht Siuil, or the Travelling People. The script is also under consideration for the FreshVoices Culture & Heritage Award! Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/26/2017 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" wins the Festival for Horror screenplay contest

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

Tags: The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/21/2017 CONNECT Member
'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais top 50 in ISA Fast Track IV 'Beneath Your Eyes' by Dan Rivais finished in top 50 of the ISA Fast Track IV Competition. Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V
Posted on: 02/21/2017 CONNECT Member
DIETRICH DANZIG wins 2017 OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY! John Pisano-Thomsen's award-winning 'Dietrich Danzig' just garnered another Best Feature Screenplay accolade for this year's Omaha Film Festival.  This is Dietrich's 3rd win and 20th accolade.  As part of the prize for winning Best Feature Screenplay, John will get an opportunity to be mentored by the one and only Lew Hunter for a year!
Posted on: 03/13/2017 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER RE-HIRED BY RED CENTRE FILMS

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 03/14/2017 CONNECT Member
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
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
Phillip E. Hardy Finalist for historical and horror screenplays. This month Phillip E. Hardy is a finalist at Houston Black Film Festival for his civil rights story 'Four Negro Girls in A Church' and is also finalist for his gothic horror Western 'The Bloody Benders' at the 13Horror.com Screenplay Contest. Both of these scripts are previous finalists at several other film festivals. Tags: Houston Black Film Festival, 13Horror.com Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/09/2017 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
JOHN PISANO-THOMSEN'S "CONNECT" A CANADA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST

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

 

"Connect" has also garnered these most recent accolades:

 

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

* 2nd Rounder: 2016 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS

Tags: Canada Independent Film Festival
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER'S SCRIPT OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNER

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

 

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

Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
PISANO-THOMSEN'S 'DANZIG' IS A 2017 OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL SEMI FINALIST!

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

 

This "Dietrich's" 19th accolade.

 

 

Posted on: 12/21/2016 CONNECT Member
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
JOHN PISANO-THOMSEN'S "DANZIG" 2017 "TABLE READ" - PARK CITY SEMIFINALIST

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

 

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

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
John Bias has reached the Finals in an Overseas Film Festival With his short screenplay "Generation Killer", John Bias was selected to be one of the Finalist during the 2016 Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Austraila, showcasing the best in Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, and Fantasy movies and screenplays from around the world. Tags: Fantastic Planet Film Festival
Posted on: 12/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Daniel J. Mitchell Receives Dual Awards in BEA Festival of Media Arts Daniel J. Mitchell snags two awards at the BEA Festival of Media Arts: 1st place in the Short Subject category for his action-comedy "Superfluous", and 2nd place in the Original TV Series Pilot category for his hi-octane, sci-fi thriller, “War Bank”. Awards were presented by Academy Award winner Antonio Zarro at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tags: BEA Festival of Media Arts
Posted on: 12/07/2016
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
'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
"DIETRICH DANZIG" & "CONNECT" BOTH RICHMOND INT'L FF SEMI-FINALISTS!

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tags: Richmond International Film Festival
Posted on: 12/28/2016 CONNECT Member
JOHN PISANO-THOMSEN'S "CONNECT" IS A CINEQUEST 2016-17 QUARTER-FINALIST!

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

 

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

Tags: Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/28/2016 CONNECT Member
Marni Sullivan's screenplay selected for Sundance Table Read Marni Sullivan's screenplay, 'Syvertsen's Complex', was selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the Table Read My Screenplay 2017- Park City contest. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon wins Best Woman Filmmaker - Canadian Diversity Film Festival

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Posted on: 01/07/2017 CONNECT Member
Matt Clingempeel - Finalist in 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition 'KPop' by Matt Clingempeel and Brendan Vogel was a finalist in the 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Tags: Spotlight Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/09/2017 CONNECT Member
Travis Opgenorth's thriller 'The Poacher' Hits The Mark Travis Opgenorth's African set action-thriller feature 'The Poacher' just bagged the 2nd place prize in the Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) contest. The script also knotched a semi-finalist finish in the Wescreenplay Diverse Voices contest and it's a semi-finalist in the Screencraft Action/Thriller contest with those final results still pending. Tags: Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay, Screencraft Action, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/06/2017 CONNECT Member
Sharon Wajswol semifinalist in 2016 Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition. Sharon Wajswol's web series, 'Bombay Kitchen', is a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencrat Pilot Launch Competition. This is the script's first award/honor.  Tags: 2016 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition
Posted on: 01/05/2017 CONNECT Member
David 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
PISANO-THOMSEN'S "CONNECT" A 2016 WESCREENPLAY FEATURE CONTEST QTR-FINALIST

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Posted on: 01/02/2017 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "Incurable" takes 3rd prize in Table Read - London Jeff York's horror movie "Incurable" continues its string of success in screenwriting contests taking third place in the 2016 Table Read My Screenplay contest in London. It received Script magazine's only recommend rating back in 2009, out of over 1000 spec scripts they analyzed that year, and it has figured in the finals of almost a dozen contests since then. The story concerns a young man diagnosed with ALS who decides to become a vampire to escape that horrible disease. Jeff has done well in the Table Read contests before, having won Best Thriller with his script "Fiend" in 2012, and the Grand Prize in 2013 with his western adventure "The Scoundrels Club." Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Bridget Bell McMahon's Love, Dementia Rock "N" Roll name Finalist Love, Dementia, Rock "N" Roll (Rearranging Roxy) earns Finalist award in 2016 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition 2016 (Drama) Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
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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http://www.firstandonlymovie.com/
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Posted on: 05/08/2016 CONNECT Member
Competition Results

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, ISA Fast Track Fellowship V, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 05/11/2016
Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" makes Screencraft's 2016 quarterfinals Jeff York's comedy "Play Dirty" has been announced as a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay contest. The dark comedy script takes place in 1977 when a desperate nerd turns to ex-president Richard Nixon to help her win the campaign to be junior high band president against the most popular girl in school. "Play Dirty" has placed in the finals of a number of other screenwriting contests, most notably taking third prize in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriter's contest. And it helped make Jeff a semifinalist in this year's Screencraft Fellowship contest.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest
Posted on: 05/13/2016 CONNECT Member
KT Parker's "Promised Land" Named A Finalist KT Parker received another laurel to add to her collection when her refugee epic feature film script "Promised Land" reached the finals of Rebel Seed Films & Entertainment's First 10 Pages Contest in May 2016. Tags: First 10 Pages Script Contest
Posted on: 05/13/2016 CONNECT Member
"Silent Rescue" is Silver Winner Todd Sorrell's fantasy script "Silent Rescue" took 2nd Place overall at the Honolulu Film Awards 2016 Tags: Honolulu Film Awards
Posted on: 05/05/2016
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
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
Phillip Hardy wins best comedy at Cannes Screenplay Contest Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic, has won "best comedy" at the first Cannes Screenplay Contest. It is also nominated for best screenplay at the Houston Comedy Film Festival. Recently, this screenplay has been an official selection at several film festivals including Beverly Hills Film Festival; and is also a current semi-finalist for the Screencraft fellowship. Tags: Houston Comedy Film Festival
Posted on: 05/03/2016 CONNECT Member
KT Parker reaches semi-finals of American Zoetrope Contest KT Parker's period biopic, "The Sad Triumph Of Caroline Norton", recently reached the semi-finals of prestigious US screenwriting contest, the American Zoetrope Competition. Tags: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 05/13/2016 CONNECT Member
Bison Man by Michael Rhodes

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

 

 

Tags: Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
MIKE MURPHY LANDS BIG AUDIBLE CONTRACT WITH THE ONLINE STAGE The Online Stage, an Australia-based production company of audio plays, will be producing eleven audio scripts by Mike Murphy, including nine centered around Christmas/winter. The company plans to have all of them released and available for sale on Audible for the holidays.
Posted on: 05/20/2016 CONNECT Member
2nd Place for "Parousia" Supernatural thriller script "Parousia" took 2nd place at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival.  This is the third Runner Up finish for Todd in 2016, with 2nd place showings at the Nashville Film Festival and Honolulu Film Awards. Tags: los angeles new wave international film festival
Posted on: 05/23/2016
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
Alan Zatkow's Zombies optioned by Peabody Award winning producer

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/20/2016
Jeff York's "The Scoundrels Club" in top finals of Screencraft Fellowship Jeff York's western adventure "The Scoundrels Club" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship. It had previously figured in a number of screenwriting contests, most notably winning Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in the Top 10 of Script Pipeline's 2014 screenwriting contest. Jeff York had another script listed additionally as a finalist in the Fellowship, his horror screenplay "Incurable." That gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two in the top finals this year. Before that, "Incurable" had figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts they evaluated in 2009.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Uprising (aka The Revolt of the Whales) by Michael Rhodes Rhodes' The Revolt of the Whales (Uprising) received First Prize - Science Fiction in the Table Read My Screenplay competition for its fascinating portrayal of the surreal underwater world of the whales as they are prodded into reaction by the savage attacks of whaling ships.  The script has been a finalist in five additional contests. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 05/16/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Jeff York's "Incurable" script makes Screencraft Fellowship top finals Jeff York's modern vampire tale "Incurable" made the top finals of the 2016 Screencraft Fellowship. He had another script listed additionally,"The Scoundrels Club", and that gave him the distinction of being the only writer who had two scripts in the top finals. Before this, "Incurable" has figured in the finals of almost a dozen screenwriting contests, starting off winning Script magazine's only "recommend" rating out of the 1000 + spec scripts evaluated in 2009. And "The Scoundrels Club", a western, has figured in a number of screenwriting contests too, winning both Best Adventure and the Grand Prize at Table Read My Screenplay at Sundance in 2013. It also placed in Script Pipeline's Top 10 in their 2014 screenwriting contest.  Tags: ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 05/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Anthony Cawood's Glitch wins Thriller/Horror award. It's a second win at Nashville for Anthony, with Glitch taking the Thriller/Horror short script award after 2014's success with A Certain Romance (in post-production). Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Kylie Garcelon's 'Moral Compass' screening at Hoboken Int. Film Fest!

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

 

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

Tags: Hoboken International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/27/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff Yorks' "Incurable" is named 2016 Screencraft Fellowship semifinalist Jeff York's horror script "Incurable" was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. Another script of Jeff's, his western entitled "The Scoundrels Club", was also selected as a finalist in the same competition. "Incurable" has figured in the finals of a number of screenplay contests, most recently in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters competition. It was also the only spec script from over a thousand evaluated by Final Draft's Script Xpert service to receive a "recommend" rating in 2009.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's "The Scoundrels Club" in 2016 Screencraft Fellowship semifinals Jeff York's western "The Scoundrels Club" was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. Jeff also had his horror script "Incurable" named to the same semifinals this year. "The Scoundrels Club" has figured in a number of top screenwriting competitions finals in the last few years. It won the Grand Prize, along with Best Action/Adventure script, at the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay competition at Sundance. And it was in the top 10 finals of the 2014 Script Pipeline screenplay competition in Los Angeles.  Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
Mary Goldman makes top 20 Emerging Screenwriters' Shoot Your Short "The Redemption of Frank Malone", a dark suspense thriller, made top 20 of the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters' Shoot Your Short competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/19/2016 CONNECT Member
MIKE MURPHY'S "THE WISE MAN" AN AUDIO VERSE AWARDS FINALIST

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/20/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - FINALIST - SCRIPT PIPELINE

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

Option available.

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

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

 

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

Tags: First 10 Pages Script Contest
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
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
John E. Bias has won 1st Place with his Short Sci-Fi Thriller John E. Bias has taken 1st Place during the 2016 Internationl Horror Hotel with his short screenplay Sci-Fi Thriller "Generation Killer" in the Short Sci-Fi Category of the competition. This is the second award for this screenplay that is picking up steam on the contest trail.   Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/16/2016 CONNECT Member
JANE THERESE'S WHAT ARE THE ODDS? PLACES IN FRESH VOICES

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

 

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/17/2016 CONNECT Member
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition - Honorable Mention SYVERTSEN'S COMPLEX was the first Honorable Mention in the Science Fiction category of the 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/20/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder receives 5 Nominations

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Nice in the South of France International Film Festival
Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
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
3 Scripts Place at Nashville Film Festival 2016 Todd Sorrell's 3 scripts all placed at Nashville Film Festival 2016.  From over 1500 submissions, "The Minstrel" came in 2nd Place, and "Parousia" came in 3rd in their respective categories, Music Inspired and Science Fiction.  "Silent Rescue" placed top 5 in the Inspirational category.  "Parousia" was also a Top 4 Finalist at the Utah Film Awards earlier this month. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Utah Film Awards
Posted on: 04/24/2016
Eric Irizarry places top scripts in The International Horror Hotel 2016

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

http://horrorhotel.net/page20.php

Tags: The International Horror Hotel
Posted on: 04/26/2016
HORSEMAN advances to the Semi Finals at Screencraft's Pilot Launch Contest

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

 

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

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

The story of "Horseman" centers on a school bully who finds he possesses otherworldly abilities in the midst of dealing with the real world consequences of his actions. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/24/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short film wins Best Actor

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder wins at the 2016 Silver Springs IFF

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/23/2016 CONNECT Member
David J Schroeder's short 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
Mark Robertson's E-DEN takes "Honourable Mention" in Screenplay Festival

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

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

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

Tags: Screenplay Festival, Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!, The Launch Pad Features Script Competition
Posted on: 05/28/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
Timothy Kestrel one of the semi-finalists TV Pilot Kit for the RANGERS - Progenitors of Freedom won Timothy Kestrel a spot as one of the 50 semi-finalists in the Industry Insider Television Writing Contest. Tags: Industry Insider Television Writing Contest
Posted on: 08/01/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
Evan Cooper is a 2016 Script Pipeline Finalist

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

 

Evan is repped by manager Kailey Marsh.  

Tags: Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 07/28/2016
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
David J Schroeder's Short Script is a Finalist

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/12/2016 CONNECT Member
LIVE READING OF SIFF CATALYST FINALIST, "DIETRICH DANZIG" SET FOR SEPT 21

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

 

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

 

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

 

www.thatwriterjohn.com.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Atlanta Film Festival, Seattle Int'l Film Festival Catalyst Screenwriting Competition, TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Posted on: 08/30/2016 CONNECT Member
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
McLeary's Mulligan, Finalist, 2016 Las Vegas International Screenwriting McLeary's Mulligan earned Finalist in 2016 Las Vegas International Screenplay Competition in the drama category Tags: Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 08/31/2016 CONNECT Member
Jo Hannah Afton options screenplay Hells Canyon Jo Hannah responded to a CONNECT request for a screenplay by Actress / Producer Dawn Davis, who was looking for a script with a strong female lead. As a result of the connection, and further discussion, HELLS CANYON was optioned, and is now in pre-production.
Posted on: 08/27/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
Jeff York's "Incurable" makes Screencraft Horror Quarterfinals Jeff York's awarded script "Incurable", about a young man with ALS who chooses to become a vampire to escape that disease, has been named a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest. "Incurable" has placed in the finals of almost a dozen screenplay contests over the years, and Screencraft's honor is particularly special as it's one of the top horror writing contests in the world.  Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 08/17/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Jeff York's "Play Dirty" script named ScreenCraft comedy semifinalist Jeff York's dark comedy "Play Dirty" was just named to the 2016 ScreenCraft comedy screenwriting contest's list of semifinalists. It has figured in the finals of a number of contests, including Final Draft's Big Break contest, and most notably taking third prize at the Emerging Screenwriters contest in 2015. The story takes place in 1977 San Clemente, CA and concerns a junior high nerd running for band president who enlists the help of ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win her campaign with dirty tricks.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/14/2016 CONNECT Member
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
PHIL PARKER - PRAISED BY BLACK LIST

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tags: The Black List
Posted on: 06/15/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - CONTRACTED FOR FEATURE

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

 

The client was thrilled with the result:

 

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

 

Posted on: 06/18/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - PRAISED BY SCREENCRAFT

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit www.thethirdbomb.com

 

 

 

Tags: Screencraft Action
Posted on: 05/29/2016 CONNECT Member
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
Screenwriter Sarah Horwell's script long listed for WriterSlam UK 2015 for TV Pilot Comedy Series! Tags: WriterSlam UK
Posted on: 06/21/2016
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
Phillip E. Hardy is 2016 Page Awards Quarter-Finalist

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

Tags: Austin Indie Flix Showcase, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/15/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
"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
Gary Files - Table Read My Screenplay Gary Files becomes a Semi Finalist placing with his screenplay "Simon Says" in the Table Read My Screenlat Contest - London. Tags: Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Contest - LONDON!
Posted on: 07/01/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - COMMISSIONED BY BBC WORLDWIDE

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

 

 

PILOT EPISODE:

 

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

Tags: BBC Worldwide
Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
PHIL PARKER - CONTRACTED TO WRITE TREATMENT Phil Parker has just been hired by the award-winning team over at T.P. Productions to write a treatment for their new animated feature. The treatment will be used to pitch for production funding, with the aim of hiring Phil to write the screenplay as well.
Posted on: 07/02/2016 CONNECT Member
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
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
Michael E. Bierman THE FAD Honorable Mention Michael E. Bierman THE FAD Honorable Mention at 2013 London Film Awards Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - QUARTERFINALIST - StoryPros Postcards In The Attic was nominated as a Quarterfinalist in the 7th StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition (2013)! Tags: StoryPros Awards
Posted on: 01/18/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Contracted to write feature film

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

 

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

Posted on: 01/18/2014
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
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 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 Sieve Has Won 23 Film Writing Awards in the Past Year 23 Film Writing Awards this past year including top honors at the Los Angeles Movie Awards and the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, Best Feature Script at the WildSound Film Festival in Toronto. Also, Best Script at California International Shorts Film Festival and San Jose International Film Festival. Top 5 Best Screenplay at Nevada International Film Festival. Official Selection at Beverly Hills Film Festival, Sacramento International Film Festival, Shoreline Scripts, Writer's on the Storm Script Competition, Skyfest Film Festival and Action on Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 01/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Michael E. Bierman Official Finalist ALL THAT GLITTERS... ALL THAT GLITTERS... is an Official Finalist at 2013 London Film Awards. Tags: London Film Awards
Posted on: 01/17/2014
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
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
FIEND is a semi-finalist in the ScreenCraft thriller screenplay contest

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

Posted on: 01/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Stuart Land's family script won category for Table Read My Screenplay So stoked that my family screenplay, Todd McCoy's Adventure West, won the top honor in the action adventure category in the Table Read My Screenplay contest, especially since it's a period piece.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 01/27/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Mike Scannell wins the Action Genre Award in Final Draft's Big Break 2013 Final Draft's Big Break contest awarded seven winners in individual feature film genres.  Out of 4,952 entries, Mike's screenplay "The Last Match" won the action genre award for 2013. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 02/01/2014 CONNECT Member
Brian Beckwith named head writer of the "Jackson & Lewis" web series Jackson & Lewis is the brainchild of creator/Director, Pierre M. Coleman, whose previous work includes the critically acclaimed short, ‘Hello, My Name Is Trouble.’  The series stars Omar Scroggins (Boardwalk Empire, Brining Out the Dead, Crooklyn) as Jackson and Dee Martin (NYC 22) as Lewis.  Each episode can currently be viewed on You Tube.

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

Posted on: 01/23/2014
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
Lindsey M. Foulkes contracted to write gritty short

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

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

Posted on: 01/19/2014
Dan Sullivan's "Hellbender" a Finalist in 2013 New York Screenplay Contest Dan's feature-length script "Hellbender" was chosen as one of 13 finalists in the 2013 New York Screenplay Contest.  Tags: New York Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 01/19/2014 CONNECT Member
Rachel Long & Brian Pittman's THE CIVILIAN script named to The Blacklist

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

 

Posted on: 01/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Randy Hatch Wins 1st Place Best Script & Honorable Mention Best Screenplay Randy Hatch's 4th screenplay A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN a romantic adventure drama won 1st Place Best Script at the 2014 Los Angeles Movie Awards. A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOIWN also won Honorable Mention Best Screenplay at the 2014 California Film Awards in San Diego. Tags: California Film Awards, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 01/14/2014
Byron Anderson's success with Question for Light - Adventure of the Magi Byron Anderson completed Quest for Light, the screenplay in 2012.  Since then, it has won many awards, including: Winner of the Illinois International Film Festival, Winner Query Pros Competition, Winner Winnipeg Real to Reel, Top Finalist Richmond International Film Festival, Semi-Finalist The Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, Semi-Finalist Writr's Place Competition, Runner-Up Action on Film Festival.  Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Extreme Screenplay Contest, Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Posted on: 01/14/2014 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
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 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
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
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
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
Jeff York's thriller FIEND was a finalist in the Big Break contest "Fiend", Jeff York's script about Robert Louis Stevenson was a the top 10 finalist in the thriller/horror category of Final Draft's Big Break Contest in 2013. The category had the most entries of any this year. 
Posted on: 12/04/2013 CONNECT Member
"The Reason" - by Robert Christian Frostholm Placed in Festivals

Semifinalist 2013 Screenplay Festival - Thriller category

Finalist  2014  12th Annual FilmMakers International:   - Drama category

 

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

Posted on: 12/10/2013
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
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
Randy Hatch Places 3rd For His Second Sports Genre Screenplay Randy Hatch recently placed 3rd at the 2013 All Sports Film Festival for his screenplay IF PLANES WERE SHOOTING STARS. At the 2012 All Sports Film Festival he won 1st place for his screenplay TAKING THE LAST SHOT based upon his book WINLESS WINNER published in 2005. In 2013 TAKING THE LAST SHOT was optioned  and the story itself featured on ESPN and The New York Times  He has written two other screenplays and one teleplay all receiving awards in twelve film festivals and screenplay contests. Tags: All Sports Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 01/09/2014
HITCHCOCK BLONDE by Jeff York makes Austin Table Read My Screenplay finals Two of Jeff York's scripts just were announced as finalists in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay contest which will be part of the Austin Film Festival this year. His psychological thriller THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN and his black comedy HITCHCOCK BLONDE both made the finals. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks. 
Posted on: 01/11/2014 CONNECT Member
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
Will Hare's screenplay placed in several contests

2013 Nicholl Semifinalist  

2012 Nicholl Quarterfinalist 

2012 Creative World Awards Finalist

 

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 01/14/2014 CONNECT Member
FIEND by Jeff York is a Screencraft screenwriting contest quarterfinalist! Screencraft just announced its quarter-finalists in their big thriller screenwriting contest and Jeff York's script FIEND is one of them. This is now the seventh screenwriting contest 'finals' that FIEND has figured in. It was previously a Top 10 finisher in both the Script Pipeline contest in 2010 and the Flatshoe contest in 2011. And it won Best Thriller at the Table Read My Screenplay contest held at Sundance in 2012. 
Posted on: 01/11/2014 CONNECT Member
THE LOVE SEAT by Jeff York figures in Table Read's Sundance contest Jeff York's award-winning romantic comedy THE LOVE SEAT (one of Script magazine's four best spec scripts winner in 2010) was an honorable mention finalist in the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay contest being held at The Sundance Film Festival this year.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/11/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Brian Beckwith: Finalist, Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition Brian Beckwith named one of five finalists in the Garden State Film Festival Screenplay Competition for his script, "The Forgotten Night".
Posted on: 02/06/2014
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
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
Randy Hatch Won Best Feature Screenplay Randy Hatch's 3rd feature screenplay The Lord's Lie won 1st Place Best Feature Screenplay at the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma on April 13, 2014. Tags: Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Posted on: 04/19/2014
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
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
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
Mary Goldman--TOP SIX Reelheart International Screenplay Competition

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

 

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 04/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Finalist for 2014 Screenplay Contest This week the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg Texas announced that Phillip E. Hardy is a finalist for their screenplay contest for his screenplay about Michael Rockefeller called A Whole Life, A Head. The winner of the screenplay contest will be announced at the HCFF awards ceremony on May 3, 2014. Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 04/05/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback 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
STEVEN PROWSE'S THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS TWO SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS

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

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

Tags: Los Angeles Film
Posted on: 04/26/2014
The Horseman of Zabul by William Blackmon into the semi-final judging

We just received word that The Horseman of Zabul has made it through the semi-finals of The Big Story Group screenwriting competition. This story is also known by the title The Quiet Proffessional.

 

 

Posted on: 04/28/2014 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
STEVEN PROWSE'S THE CONCERT WINS ITS THIRD SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 05/05/2014 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
Stuart Land enters semi-finalist stage with Screenplay Festival contest. I'm happy to have made it this far with my script, Todd McCoy's Adventre West, an action adventure family movie that just won the that category in the Table Read My Screenplay contest. Finals will be annouced in March. Tags: Screenplay Festival
Posted on: 02/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Lindsey M. Foulkes tapped 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
We WON Scriptapalooza - Pilot by Kenneth Kemp Last year we started a literary management division in Rio Vista Universal. Even though I ended the year producing 3 TV series and a Danny Glover film The Shift, it seem the natural progression with our writing, development and production. I took on the talented writer Kenneth Kemp, no stranger to production, but new to TV pilots. After going through our development process, the pilot Attaché was just announced the WINNER of SCRIPTAPALOOZA! Congrats to Kenneth Kemp! and Our Team Members James Ganiere B. Rich Adams Karen Bolt Christina Liu Carlos Cortes The script has already made it to Universal Cable Productions, Teakwood Lane (Homeland, Awake, 24). Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 02/22/2014
Lindsey M. Foulkes - 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
Magi Hart - Finalist in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

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

Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy Gold Medal Winner at Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

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

 

Tags: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Posted on: 02/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Phillip E. Hardy "Official Selection" at Richmond International Film Fest

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

 

 

Posted on: 02/08/2014 CONNECT Member
Nilofer Dhillon - Finalist in Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest The treatment/Concept  for the animation  screenplay ' Lose the Alien'  is an official  finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills screenplay contest. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/15/2014
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
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
WRITER/DIRECTOR DAN BRONZITE'S FILMS ACQUIRED BY INDIEFLIX & SHORTS.TV International independent TV Channel Shorts.TV (operated by Shorts International) and IndieFlix (available on the web, mobile, Roku, Xbox) have acquired two short films (Absolution & Finders, Keepers) by produced screenwriter (Long Time Dead / Working Title Films) Dan Bronzite.
Posted on: 03/16/2014
Kim Brantley Placed in 2nd Round in Nicholl Fellowship and Page Awards

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

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

Tags: 2011 Expo Screenplay Competition, 2011 Moondance Film Festival
Posted on: 03/20/2014
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
Tammy Olsen reached semi-finals in Fresh Voices Contest Sci-fi / Action feature 'Shadow Warrior' reached the semi finals of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 03/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Tammy Olsen - Finalist in Happy Writer 2013 Feature Contest Action/Drama 'Fail Safe' placed in the top 20 of the Happy Writer's 2013 contest.
Posted on: 03/15/2014 CONNECT Member
Lindsey M. Foulkes - Postcards In The Attic - 2nd Round Selection! Postcards in the Attic, a romantic feature drama, was selected for the 2nd round (aka Quarterfinals) in the Nashville Film Festival! Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/07/2014
Serita Deborah Stevens New Work Book For Writers New book, The Ultimate Writer's Workbook for books and script, will be available from Motivational Press in April.  This is based on my years teaching at USC and UCLA, as well as other schools.  Tags: Motivational Press
Posted on: 03/10/2014
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
Millennium Buys "The Civilian" Script by Rachel Long & Brian Pittman As reported in Deadline Hollywood, Millennium Films acquired The Civilian by writing team Rachel Long and Brian Pittman. "The company hopes this will give it another franchise, this one in the vein of The Bourne Identity. It was bought in a competitive situation and will be fast tracked into production. In The Civilian, an American doctor has his identity stolen by a covert operative. The only way he can clear his name is to assume the dangerous mission of the spy who stole it. Millennium president Mark Gill is producing. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Christine Crow are Executive Producers. The scribes are repped by UTA, attorney Ryan Pastorek and manager Scott Carr."
Posted on: 11/27/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
The Big Chew by Leah Mann was in the Top 100 in The Emerging Screenwriters

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/03/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff York interviewed by International Screenwriters Association Screenwriter Jeff York was interviewed by the International Screenwriters Association during a teleseminar on Saturday, June 29. "Machete" screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez conducted the interview with Jeff and discussed his Grand Prize victory at the Table Read My Screenplay contest at Sundance in 2013, as well as what process went into writing "The Scoundrels Club", his award-winning western. The Table Read top prize helped Jeff's script get requested for reading by over a dozen producers and it sparked interest in his work by agents at United Talent Agency (UTA) in Hollywood.   Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 07/10/2013 CONNECT Member
Julien Deladriere wins 2nd place in 2012 Fresh Voices screenplay competition Julien Deladriere won second place in the 2012 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition with his original TV pilot The Horizon.  The same script previously won the Silver Prize in the 2012 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, and was also a finalist in the 2012 Pulsar Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest and New York Screenplay Contest. Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 06/06/2013 CONNECT Member
Julien Deladriere's "Heart of the Dragon" a finalist in the 2012 Creative World Awards Julien's original TV pilot Heart of the Dragon is one of nine finalists in the 2012 Creative World Awards screenwriting competition.  That same script was previously a finalist in the 2012 Reel Authors screenplay contest. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 06/06/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Award winning film and television writer, Paul W. Cooper

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

 

 

Posted on: 07/18/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
INCURABLE by Jeff York named a Screencraft horror contest quarter-finalist Jeff's horror script "Incurable", available to read here on ISA, has been named a quarter finalist in the 2013 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest. "Incurable" was Jeff York's very first script ever written and received Script magazine's only recommend rating out of the over 1000 spec scripts they evaluated in 2009. (The semi-finalists of the ScreamCraft contest will be announced in a few weeks, and then the winner will be chosen shortly after that.) Tags: 2014 Horror Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 07/29/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
Tammy Olsen placed top 3 in Essay Contest

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

Posted on: 05/30/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
Amber Epling has success from the ISA Writing Gigs page! I just recently signed a deal with Jill Melody, a producer with Sunset Beach Entertainment who is set to produce three episodes of a series I wrote called Injustice. Hopefully, these episodes can gain interest with a television company.
Posted on: 05/07/2013 CONNECT Member
Philip C. Sedgwick'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
William Blackmon's, Isaiah's Rest - Winner of the 2013 Charleston International Film Festival

Isaiah's Rest was announced the winner of the screenwriting competition at the Charleston International Film Festival on April 28th. This supernatural / suspense / thriller tells the story of Isaiah Freeman, a 12 year old 19th century slave boy, who returns from the dead as a bone-crushing, man-eating poltergeist to exact revenge on the descendants of his killers and protect the descendants of his masters.

Set in the current day low-country along South Carolina's coast, just south of Charleston, the story strives to make you laugh, cry, angry, and in the end find justice for Isaiah. 

Isaiah's Rest is also a novel which is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million in paperback and as an eBook.

See the blogsite; http://thefeatherkeeper.blogspot.com/ for more information and images related to the story.

Posted on: 04/30/2013 CONNECT Member
THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB by Jeff York wins Table Read's Grand Prize @ Sundance

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

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 04/17/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Short film takes Director's Choice at Prescott Film Festival

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

 

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

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

 

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

Posted on: 05/30/2013
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
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
Tony Germinario produced first feature After writing and producing three award winning shorts, I recently produced my first feature film.  It is based on a script I wrote called Wingman, Inc.  It's a rom-com in the vein of a Judd Apatow type film.  Looking for distribution and then looking for my next project.
Posted on: 05/09/2013
Christopher 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
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
Randall C Willis named Second Rounder for TV at 2012 Austin Film Festival Randall C Willis achieved Second Rounder status at the 2012 Austin Film Festival screenplay competition for his spec script of television's The Big Bang Theory. Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis is Semifinalist in Scriptapalooza TV 2013 Randall C Willis's lifestyle concept Yours, Mine & Ours chosen as a Semifinalist in the reality television category of the Scriptapalooza TV 2013 competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Zach Jansen Has Original Screenplay Optioned An original untitled screenplay written by Zach Jansen has been optioned by Lou Coty through the Writing Gigs listings on ISA.  This is Zach's first optioned feature screenplay.

The script is a thriller/mystery about a small town detective embroiled in the search for a missing pregnant woman that forces him to accept the truth of his wife's disappearance years earlier.
Posted on: 10/02/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Randall C Willis's success with Tank's in Scriptapalooza 2012 Randall C Willis's animated family feature Tank's was announced as Quarterfinalist in the Scriptapalooza 2012 screenplay competition. Tags: Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Randall C Willis's Second Rounder status at Austin Film Festival 2013

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 09/28/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback Writing for Hire job - Jean Claude van Damme Production

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

 

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

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

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

Posted on: 09/23/2013 CONNECT Member
Annika Tuneld, new Swedish Writer, optioned her English Screenplay

My name is Annika Tuneld and I live in Sweden. After going through a divorce and trying to create a new life for me and my two daughters, I decided to start writing movies. I wrote my first words in English in July 2010 and three months later, I finished my first screenplay, NEVER FOREVER. In May 2011 the script was considered for development by a production company. At the same time, I finished my second screenplay, WILDFLOWERS, with a writing partner. The whole script was written over Skype late at night and early in the mornings.

In January 2012, a very rough 1st draft of WILDFLOWERS was a finalist in the Table Read My Screenplay competition. My co-writer and I decided to seriously query WILDFLOWERS in March 2013. In April, with no agent or manager, we signed an option agreement with a Hollywood based production company. Right now I'm in the final phase of the rewriting.

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 09/24/2013 CONNECT Member
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
Barbara Gilmore is a Quarter Finalist is FreshVoices 2012 FreshVoices Screenplay Quarter-Finalist (announced January 2013) for BlindSpot.
Posted on: 10/19/2013
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
Thomas Mazzola's THE SPIRIT WIND - Semi-Finalist in Page Awards

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

 

 

 

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

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

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/22/2013
Rod Thompson's Screenplay, Croquanna, in Post I am proud to announce that my indepedently produced story CROQUANNA is now in the final days of post production! A truly superb twisting of an already dying found footage/docudrama genre - this film will be making festival round in 2014 and is one to watch for.
Posted on: 11/03/2013
Jeff 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
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 York's FIEND a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break contest Jeff's thriller FIEND, a historical 'faction' tale about Robert Louis Stevenson, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2013 Big Break screenwriting contest sponsored by Final Draft. It's one of the biggest screenplay competitions in the nation, and the contest's finalists will be announced in November.  Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/25/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff Ryback's The Snakeman Won Several Awards, Finalist in 8 Festivals

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

 

 

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

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

Tags: Miami Equity Entertainment
Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's thriller FIEND makes finals @ Creative World Awards contest Jeff York's thriller "Fiend" has made it into the final round of the 2013 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. It is a top contender in the thriller/fantasy/horror category. Jeff's action/adventure script "The Scoundrels Club" was a semifinalist in the contest this year. The top winners of CWA will be announced in the coming weeks. Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 09/05/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
Posted on: 08/24/2013
Pat Silver-Lasky's erotic thriller, selling internationally. My erotic thriller, Ride The Tiger is now selling well internationally. It would make a great film.
Posted on: 08/29/2013
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
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 Maurer's 1-Hour Drama Pilot "In The Cut" Wins a TV Writer's Award

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

 

Feedback from head judge, Larry Brody:

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

Tags: TV writers Contest
Posted on: 09/17/2013 CONNECT Member
Multiple Contest Wins - 5 scripts

THE TREASURE GALLEONS:

LA Lift-Off Film Festival - WINNER

Back-in-the-Box - WINNER

WeScreenplay - Finalist

Tableread My Screenplay - Semi-Finalist

ScreenCraft Family-Friendly - Semi-Finalist

Creative World Awards - Prelim Finalist

Liverpool Lift-Off FF - Top Four Finalist

Beverly Hills FF - Official Selection

Madrid Int'l FF - Official Selection 

Undisclosed - Official Selection - tba October 

 

EVANGELINA:

StoryPros Int'l - GRAND PRIZE

Extreme Screenplay - Finalist 

Fresh Voices - Semi-Finalist - best thriller

Fresh Voices - Semi-Finalist - best female lead

ScriptXpert - Eyestorm Productions - Top 4 thriller 

Open Curtain - Top 4

Filmmakers Int'l - 3rd Place

Table Read My Screenplay - Top 100

Bare Bones Int'l - Top 15

 

SHROUD OF MYSTERY:

StoryPros Int'l - Finalist

Filmmakers Int'l - Quarter Finalist

Long Island Int'l - Top 10

 

A PIRATE'S CHOICE:

IWR Rendezvous - WINNER

Hill Country FF - Finalist  

 

THE KLEPTO & THE MANIAC:

NYC Midnight Challenge - Hon. Mention

Tags: StoryPros International Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/20/2013 CONNECT Member
Mona Deutsch Miller's absurdist play "The BEATING" receives rave reviews

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

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

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

[more reviews will continue on a separate post]

Posted on: 09/22/2013 CONNECT Member
Robert Dan O'Neill's "Of Wolves and Men" Garnered Several Honors

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

 

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 09/16/2013
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
THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN by Jeff York makes Austin Table Read finals Two of Jeff York's scripts just were announced as finalists in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay contest which will be part of the Austin Film Festival this year. His psychological thriller THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN and his black comedy HITCHCOCK BLONDE both made the finals. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 09/11/2013 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
MICHELLE DANIEL'S "DREAMWALKERS" IS FINALIST IN MULTIPLE CONTESTS Michelle Daniel's "DREAMWALKERS", a sci-fi about a top-secret Department of Defense security endeavor that merges human minds with advanced computing technology, was a finalist in the 8th annual StoryPros International Contest, a quarter-finalist in two categories for the 2014 Courier Awards, and a quarter-finalist for the WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition.  Tags: Courier Screenwriting Awards, StoryPros International Contest, WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 12/21/2014
Marc Prey's "Paid in Full" Set to Premier in Early 2015 Marc Prey's writing assignment for Jenesys Entertainment Group has resulted in the feature film, "Paid in Full," set to premier in early 2015.  The revenge-thriller script was written for producer Nipa Shah and filmed by award-winning director Lance Kawas.  Marc has two more feature scripts scheduled to go into production in early 2015: The family fantasy film "Mail Order Monster" with Edgewood Studios and sex comedy, "The Sex Trip" with Bridgegate Films.
Posted on: 12/26/2014 CONNECT Member
Sorrell Moves Two Projects Through RIFF "The Minstrel" was a semifinalist at the Richmond International Film Festival 2015, and "Silent Rescue" made it to the quarterfinal round.
Posted on: 12/30/2014
Phillip E. Hardy Wins 3rd Place Prize at California Film Awards

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

Tags: California Film Awards
Posted on: 12/30/2014 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 10TH CONTEST THIS YEAR "The Night Witches" just won its tenth screenplay competition this year -  Back In The Box Best Screenplay based on Factual Material.  The true story about female Soviet WW2 pilots terrorizing the German front lines is now the #1 script for Action / Adventure on MovieBytes as well as the #1 biographical and #2 historical screenplay.
Posted on: 12/20/2014
Rachel Reaugh Hired by ADMERICA Thru ISA Writing Gig Rachel Reaugh was recently hired as a 'contracted' screenwriter for ADMERICA | Branded Entertainment Studios after finding the opportunity thru the ISA Writing Gigs. This is the second Writing Gig hire for Rachel in 2014.
Posted on: 12/17/2014 CONNECT Member
Kyle Carmean Has Screenplay Optioned

ScreenwritingU Alum, Kyle Carmean (ProSeries 48) had his screenplay optioned by Producer Zachary Green. After querying and getting a response, Kyle had his manager, William E. Bales, send over the script to Zgreen Entertainment.  They loved the screenplay and contacted Kyle to close the deal.  

The project is now in development.

Posted on: 12/02/2014
Drain Babies wins THIRD PLACE in A Night of Horror Film Festival

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

 

 

 

 

Posted on: 12/03/2014
Rod Thompson Has Three Scripts Optioned via SimplyScripts.com

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

 

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

Posted on: 12/16/2014
Sieve Receives Multiple Wins at California Film Awards Michael Sieve strikes twice at the California Film Awards placing 2nd in the feature screenplay competition with his latest feature "Soul to Soul", and outright winning the short script competition with his multiple award winning short "Give My Love to Rose". 
Posted on: 12/31/2014 CONNECT Member
Reaugh's PROMISE IN A BUBBLE Set To Be Performed at WILDsound Festival

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

Tags: WildSoundFestival
Posted on: 01/01/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
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
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
SHADOWMAN by Mike Miller Wins Grand Prize at Story Pros

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

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest, StoryPros International Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Posted on: 01/14/2015
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS SECOND PLACE AT IIFA

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tags: International Independent Film Awards, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Posted on: 01/02/2015
Patricia Semler - Spirit of Moondance Winner

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

Tags: MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Posted on: 01/12/2015
MARK ROBERTSON'S GHOST CLUB TAKES THIRD PLACE IN SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH

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

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 11/24/2014 CONNECT Member
"Silent Rescue" takes 3rd Place The Terror Film Festival 2014 "Silent Rescue" took 3rd place in the Feature Screenplay Competition at The Terror Film Festival 2014. 
Posted on: 11/17/2014
PETER DEVONALD REACHES SEMIFINALS OF SCREENWRITING GOLDMINE AWARDS

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

 

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

Posted on: 10/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Lynn Santer's, "Gaston Leroux", Named Best Unproduced Screenplay Lynn Santer's spec script, "The Legacy of Gaston Leroux", crafted from in-depth research into the man behind the legendary "Phantom of the Opera", won the coveted award of Best Unproduced Script at the Moondance Int'l Film Festival. "It's time the world knew more about the exraordinary Gaston Leroux, what drove him to write this incredible story and, most importantly, the truth behind the fable of Erik - the Phantom of the Opera", said Santer. Tags: MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Posted on: 10/24/2014
Joe Crouch's TV Pilot "Pandora's Blight" Receives Contest Acclaim

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Tags: New Hope Film Festival Script Competition, StoryPros 7th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest $20,000
Posted on: 10/28/2014
PETER DEVONALD REACHES SEMIFINAL OF 2014 SHORE SCRIPTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 10/24/2014 CONNECT Member
MARK ROBERTSON'S "GHOST CLUB" SCARES UP ANOTHER QUARTERFINALS PLACEMENT Writer Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV spec Pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has just reached the quarterfinals of the Screencraft Pilot Launch competition. It's the second quarterfinals placement the script has achieved in as many weeks, having recently reached the same stage in the Final Draft Big Break contest. Adjudication in both contests is still ongoing. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 10/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's FIEND is Named a Stage 32 New Blood Semifinalist "Fiend", Jeff York's thriller about Robert Louis Stevenson, was named a semifinalist in Stage 32's New Blood screenwriting contest. This is the seventh contest that "Fiend" has figured in the finals, including Table Read My Screenplay where it won Best Thriller in 2011, and Script Pipeline that same year. 
Posted on: 10/14/2014 CONNECT Member
Karl Richter's THE BUZZ Finds Success in Multiple Contests

Richter's screenplay, THE BUZZ has a good year. THE BUZZ qualified for the second round at the 2013 Austin Film Fest Teleplay Competition, and most recently was a Quarterfinalist at the 2014 Page Int'l Awards, and the 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch contest.

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 10/15/2014
Jeff Ryback - Two Best Script Awards at Los Angeles Script & Film Festival Jeff Ryback has won the Fall, 2014 Best Script Award for his screenplay "The Teacher-Marine" (best suspense/ thriller script) and his script "They Dreamed of Skyboats" (best drama script) at the Los Angeles Script & Film Festival.
Posted on: 10/20/2014 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY is named a Final Draft Big Break semifinalist "Play Dirty" by Jeff York was just named a semifinalist in Final Draft's 2014 Big Break screenwriting contest. The dark comedy was hailed as a 2014 Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist recently as well. This is the 38th contest finals that Jeff has figured in over the last four years of pursuing screenwriting. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 10/28/2014 CONNECT Member
Dustin Bowcott, A Slave's Tale, a Semifinalist at Shore Scripts Bowcott's controversial script, A Slave's Tale, documenting slavery as a whole while concentrating on black-on-white slavery during the early 19th Century along Africa's Barbary Coast, is a semifinalist at 2014 Shore Scripts. Tags: Shore Scripts
Posted on: 10/29/2014
William Haran Wins Vocativ Short Scriptwriting Competition

WE HAVE A WINNER in our Nollywood short film competition A script from a writer in Whitman, Masachusetts has won Vocativ's short scriptwriting competition. William J. Haran, who says he recently put his career on hold to focus full-time on screenwriting, wrote the winning script, "Butterfly." It's a poignant story about a a young family confronting a tragic event. Vocativ is now in talks with a producer in Nigeria to get the script made as part of a larger story about that country's film industry, also known as Nollywood.

Posted on: 11/07/2014
MARK ROBERTSON'S "GHOST CLUB" MAKES BIG BREAK TOP TEN Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV Pilot CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB has just spooked its way into the Final Draft Big Break Top 10. With over seven thousand entries this year, the UK writer says he is "thrilled and delighted" to have reached these final stages. The script - described as a Victorian-era Ghostbusters - is Mark's first attempt at a TV Pilot, and is also currently placing well in the Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest. Adjudication for both contests is ongoing. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/13/2014 CONNECT Member
Andrew Garrett's LOCAL SUGAR, awarded "BEST SCREENPLAY ANIMATION"

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

 

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

Tags: International Family Film Festival
Posted on: 11/16/2014
MARK ROBERTSON'S "GHOST CLUB" REACHES ANOTHER SEMI-FINAL

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

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Posted on: 11/04/2014 CONNECT Member
Bill Mitchell's "A DISTANT CROSSING", Semifinalist at Final Draft Big Break Bill Mitchell's A Distant Crossing is a semifinalist for the 2014 Final Draft Big Break Contest- Action/Adventure category. A Distant Crossing is story of  a man's struggle to reach his family while fighting against a military run government now under martial law. The script was inspired by the novel by the same name written by Thomas Parks. This is Bill's first contest success. Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 11/01/2014
CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB REACHES SEMIFINALS OF BIG BREAK Mark Robertson's 1-hour TV Pilot, CHARLES DICKENS'S GHOST CLUB - a kind of "Victorian Ghostbusters" - has just spooked its way into the semifinals (top 4%) of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition. The script is Mark's first attempt at a 1-hour TV Pilot, and he is thrilled and amazed it has done so well. Adjudication is ongoing... Tags: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/29/2014 CONNECT Member
THE NIGHT WITCHES WINS 9th 2014 COMPETITION

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

 

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

 

 

Posted on: 11/01/2014
MIKE BOSS WINS BREAKING WALLS THRILLER COMPETITION Mike Boss's screenplay CHECKMATE is about the most insane chess game ever played and it has won first prize in the Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition. Tags: Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 11/01/2014
Phillip E. Hardy, Finalist at 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Phillip E. Hardy was named Finalist for "Best Biography/Historical Feature Screenplay at the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest for his JD Salinger Biopic "The Man Who Bore the Myth". This is his fourth honor for screenwriting in 2015. The "Man Who Bore the Myth" is also an "Official Selection" at this year's Mongolian International Film Festival, Quarter-Finalist at 2015 Richmond Film Festival and Finalist at 2014 Austin Indie Flix Festival. Last year, Phillip won a gold medal for "best thriller" from Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. Tags: Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 02/02/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
Three Cities Online Film Festival selects Phillip E. Hardy as Finalist The Three Cities Online TV and Film Festival has selected Phillip E. Hardy's horror western The Bloody Benders as Finalist at their 2015 Festival. This is the first honor for this script, which was written earlier this year. Phillip will also be competing for best screenplay later this month at the Hill Country Film Festival in Texas, as well as being a "Special Selection" as the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival in Los Angeles later this month.  Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 04/09/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Peter Wisan's "Strings" Semi-Finalist in Competition

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

Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 04/01/2015
Rachel Reaugh made Top 20 out of 52K entrants in Jameson's First Shot

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

 

 

Posted on: 04/01/2015 CONNECT Member
Triple Finalist in Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Scifi Genre Three of Todd Sorrell's scripts, "Parousia", "Silent Rescue", and "The Minstrel", made the finalist round of The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest 2015.
Posted on: 03/31/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 13th Win THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay - Action / Adventure at the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest.

It is also an official selection at both the Firereel Film Festival and the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival. This takes the script to 13 wins, 4 second places, and 29 other official selections.
Posted on: 03/31/2015
Phillip E. Hardy selected as Finalist at Hill Country Film Festival

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

Tags: Hill Country Film Festival
Posted on: 03/31/2015 CONNECT Member
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
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
"Silent Rescue" is a finalist again Todd Sorrell's fantasy drama "Silent Rescue" took 14th place among 25 finalists in the 2014 IFIPG Screenwriting Contest.  "The Minstrel"  was a semi-finalist. Tags: 2014 IFIPG Scriptwriting contest
Posted on: 04/23/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES wins Special Jury Award and 15th win

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 04/21/2015
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
Bruno Borello, Honorable Mention in Fresh Voices

Borello's screenplay "Wrath of an Eagle" received Honroable Mention in the Action/Adventure category of the 2014-15 Fresh Voices Competition.

 

"Wrath of an Eagle" was also quarter-finalist of the 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest.

Tags: 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 04/18/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 14th Win Steven Prowse's World War II historical action/drama receives it's 14th win, now tallying over 40 official contest selections. Tags: Universe Multicultural Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 04/20/2015
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
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
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
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
Sherrie Kelley's Dark Comedy DEAD FRED Optioned by Gull Films Sherrie Kelley will be working with award-winning director Deanna Dewey on this hilarious dark comedy, featuring three women in their sixties who are tasked with disposing of a body their sick friend has kept in her basement freezer for four years.
Posted on: 02/19/2015
Steven Prowse Continues To Find Success

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Posted on: 02/21/2015
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
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
Sorrell Scores a Triple Feat in Mountain Film Festival

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

 

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

Posted on: 02/10/2015
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
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
Two Jeff York Scripts Make Emerging Screenwriters Competition Final 100

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

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Nicholl Fellowship, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - Hwd
Posted on: 02/06/2015 CONNECT Member
CK Steefel's PTA Wars Optioned by Emovies Steefel's script, "PTA Wars", was optioned by Max Czertok at Emovies, Los Angeles. He has a director attached and is in the process of funding the project.
Posted on: 02/22/2015 CONNECT Member
Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY takes 3rd place in Emerging Screenwriters contest! Jeff York's PLAY DIRTY, a dark comedy about a junior high band nerd who employs ex-President Richard Nixon to help her win the band presidency, took 3rd place in the Emerging Screenwriters screenwriting contest on February 18th. It, along with his western adventure THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB, were both named top 100 finalists out of 1600+ entries in the contest back in January. PLAY DIRTY was also a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist in 2014, as well as a Final Draft Big Break screenwriting contest semifinalist.  Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 02/22/2015 CONNECT Member
Eric Fisher Places Multiple Scripts in Multiple Contests

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

 

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

Tags: 2014 Horror Screenplay Contest, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Posted on: 03/17/2015
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches 12th Win

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

 

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

Tags: Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Posted on: 03/21/2015
Phillip E. Hardy awarded Special Selection Honor at Artemis Film Festival

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

Tags: Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition
Posted on: 03/29/2015 CONNECT Member
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
Eclectic Pictures Joins Mark Robertson and His Ghost Club

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

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 03/06/2015 CONNECT Member
Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Its 11th Win THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay (Action Adventure) at the International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema.
It is also an official selection for the Universe Multicultural Film Festival. This takes the script to 11 wins, 4 second places, and 26 other official selections.
Posted on: 02/27/2015
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
JANE THERESE PLACES IN NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Jane Therese's LINE OF CONTROL placed as a quarterfinalist in Nashville Film Screenwriting Contest. Line of Control, is a David and Golitah thriller that follows a struggling farmer who unwittingly becomes part of a ruthless, far-reaching corporate experiment that puts his family, livelihood and the world at risk. Tags: Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Posted on: 03/05/2015 CONNECT Member
TV Pilot "Pandora's Blight" by Joe Crouch - 2nd place in Big Star Contest

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

 

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

 

Tags: Big Star Screenwriting Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Posted on: 10/14/2014
Sci-Fi screenplay "Genesis Prime" by Joe Crouch Wins/Places in 12 contests

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

Tags: Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Scriptapalooza Screenplay & SHORTS Competition, Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 10/14/2014
Christopher T Lovett's Debut Script - Top 100 with Emerging Screenwriters TIES THAT BIND placed in the Top 100 of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition. Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
Posted on: 07/30/2014 CONNECT Member
Margaret Riseley's COME TO ME - A 2014 ScreamCraft Semi-finalist Also a 2013 BlueCat semi-finalist and Joplin Award finalist, this supernatural horror is now a PAGE Awards quarter-finalist, and most recently a semi-finalist in the highly competitive, ScreamCraft Screenplay contest. Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest, Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Posted on: 07/30/2014
Margaret Riseley's BURNED - A 2014 ScreenCraft Action/Thriller semifinalist

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

 

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

Tags: 2014 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest
Posted on: 07/30/2014
Garon Cockrell Horror Script IN A CROOKED LITTLE HOUSE - Festival Favorite

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

 

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

Tags: ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest, Motor City Nightmares Film Festival
Posted on: 07/31/2014 CONNECT Member
Justin Harris - Quarter-Finalist in 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest

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

Tags: 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest
Posted on: 07/25/2014
Jeff York's script PLAY DIRTY is a Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist Jeff York's script "Play Dirty" has just been announced as a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting contest. The black comedy about junior high band is the latest script from Jeff to figure in the finals of a screenplay contest. He's been recognized in 32 finals in the last four years. Tags: Nicholl Fellowship
Posted on: 07/24/2014 CONNECT Member
Gerald Hanks: "Dreamland" Nominated for 2014 48 Hour Film "Best Screenplay" My script Dreamland Murders was named Winner "Best Use of Genre" and 5 other categories and Nominee for "Best Screenplay" and 11 other categories in the 48 Hour Film Race - Houston, 2014.
Posted on: 07/14/2014
Rick Reynolds Sells Multiple Screenplays I currently have 2 shorts and 2 features being made on the Seattle Independent circuit.
Posted on: 07/17/2014
Steven Prowse - 5 Screenplays In 110 Contests - 9 Wins Over 18 Months

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

 

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

Tags: ReelHeART International Film Festival
Posted on: 07/20/2014
JP Ouellette's Horror, CAPTURED, Receives High Acclaim at Test Screening

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

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

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

 

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

Tags: Woods Hole Film Festival
Posted on: 08/03/2014
John E. Bias Receives Honorable Mention for Two Scripts - LA NEO NOIR Fest

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

Tags: L.A. NEO NOIR FILM & SCRIPT FEST II
Posted on: 08/16/2014 CONNECT Member