Wow! It's been a week, heck, a year. Needless to say, we could all use a little good news!
So today, we're throwing it back to past emerging screenwriters' success stories in anticipation of the next season of Shoot Your Short launching tomorrow.
This competition is a GAME-CHANGER for emerging screenwriters! If you win, you'll get the funds and resources necessary to produce your short! That's HUGE, especially in today's economy.
These are strange times that we're all living in, so let's take a moment to celebrate the below writers! It's no easy feat to accomplish what they have done and we are so excited to see what comes next.
Remember, be sure to keep us up to date on your recent success stories, big or small! We're always looking for ways to brag about our writers and share a little positivity! <3
Emerging Screenwriters Success Stories
NAACP Nomination for Best Writing in a TV Movie
Peres Owino's TV movie, Seasons of Love, produced by Taraji P Henson, starring Gladys Knight and Method Man, garnered her and co-writer Sharon Brathwaite an NAACP Nomination for Best Writing in a TV movie.
Short Film Premiered at Cannes Film Festival
Denise E Meyer's short film The Dark of Night, directed by Robin Wright and starring Leslie Bibb, premiered at Cannes. Denise also recently won an inaugural Sloan Foundation Grant to further develop her screenplay Lucky 13.
Horror Film Sold and In Production
Jason Scott Goldberg sold his horror film, Stay Out of the Attic, to Top Dead Center FiIms, which is currently in post production, and optioned his script Flatwoods to Street Worth Media.
Secured Representation & Accepted to HBO Access Program
Lucy Luna was accepted into the HBO Access Program, and signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners and APA.
If you've got a short, we encourage you to submit to this season of Shoot Your Short! You could get the funding and resources necessary to help produce your short. And who knows, YOU might even be our next success story! :)