Archive | Screenwriting Competitions

2011 CineStory Competition – Enter Now!!!

It’s not too late to enter the 15th Annual CineStory Screenwriting Awards. Approximately 20 finalists and semi-finalists of this competition are invited to participate in a weekend retreat wherein writers work closely with Hollywood professionals on their material. Previous attendees have gone on to accomplish great things in entertainment. It is a really wonderful mentorship […]

Continue Reading

The Script Reader’s Top 10 Screenplay “Dos”

The following is a very basic list of items that get my attention as a script reader. If your script addresses each of these points, you’re probably doing a good job. I will be excited to read your script. So, here we go, a list of my top 10 screenplay “dos” when reading: DO keep […]

Continue Reading

The Script Reader’s Top 5 Screenplay “Do Nots”

The following is a very basic list of items that do not impress me as a script reader and, more often than not, will get your script a resounding pass. If your script contains any of these points, consider rewriting before sending out. So, here we go, a list of my top 5 screenplay peeves […]

Continue Reading

Introduce Your Character to the Reader

Now that we’re heading back into competition season for 2010, I am going to revisit the most important aspects of the screenplay, and in some cases I will try to link to examples of how they’re done correctly. I just read a pile of scripts and only one of the writers bothered to introduce me […]

Continue Reading

**CALL FOR SCREENPLAY ENTRIES** 17th Annual Austin Film Festival

FYI From the Austin Film Festival: AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL IS ACCEPTING 2010 SCREENPLAY/TELEPLAY ENTRIES! WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS ONLINE! {SCREENPLAY COMPETITION} Screenplay Categories: DRAMA (Historical, Western, Drama, Family, Romance, Horror, Thriller, etc.) COMEDY (Dark, Satirical, Slapstick, yadda, yadda, yadda) There are also TWO additional categories to enter. To be considered for either the […]

Continue Reading

Screenplay Competition Advice From the Reader: With Multiple Submissions, Request Different Readers

It can be advantageous to submit several scripts to competitions as once, particularly if you get a discount with several submissions. Why not? If you have two or three strong submissions and think the more, the merrier, then go ahead. With one BIG caveat. If you submit three scripts at the same time, in all […]

Continue Reading

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Now Open

12th Annual Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition Regular Deadline is March 5th www.scriptapalooza.com Why should you submit your script to Scriptapalooza? -Grand Prize: $10,000 -All the reading is done by 90 production companies -Entertainment Weekly Magazine calls us ‘One of the Best’ -We promote the winners, runners-up, finalists and semifinalists for a full year -We are […]

Continue Reading