To foster excellence in screenwriting that features gay characters, history, or themes important to the gay community, and relevant to our world. Up to four full length finalists and up to six shorts finalists will be named by September 1, 2012, and those scripts will be performed as staged readings during Gay Screenplay Weekend October 19 to 21, 2012 at the Hoover-Leppen Theater of the Center on Halsted in Chicago. Authors are invited to come to Chicago for up to ten hours of rehearsal with director and cast before the reading. The four full length finalists also receive $400 cash, shorts finalists receive $100. This is an open contest for WGA writers and all others. Multiple entries by the same author will be accepted, providing each is accompanied by separate fee and submission materials.
|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||May 31, 2013||$30||7|
|Final||June 30, 2013||$45||37|
Notification: 15 semifinalists announced August 15. Five finalists announced September 15. Five final scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted in Chicago November 15 to 17, 2013.
All information available on www.pridefilmsandplays.com.
Five final scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted in Chicago November 15 to 17, 2013. The finalists receive $400 cash, and are invited to Chicago for up to 10 hours of rehearsal with the actors and directors of the Artistic Ensemble of Pride Films and Plays prior to the reading.
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Five finalists have been named in Pride Films and Plays' Great Gay Screenplay Contest. These five screenplays will be performed as enhanced staged readings (with movement and design elements) by members of the Artistic Ensemble of Pride Films and Plays during Gay Film Weekend, October 18 to 21, at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago.
Twelve entries from Pride Films and Plays' Great Gay Screenplay Contest have been named as semifinalists and move on to the next round of judging in the contest.
"We started with more than 100, and now are down to five," says PFP Executive Director David Zak. "We have had a tremendous outpouring of exciting and fresh new writing submitted." And thus five new screenplays with LGBT themes or characters have been named finalists in the 2011 Great Gay Screenplay Contest sponsored by Pride Films and Plays.
Pride Films and Plays has announced the two winners of 2011 Women's Work Contest. The Sapphics on Stage winner was Patient HM by Vanda from New York, and the Sapphics On Screen winner for Best New Screenplay was Girls Out Loud by Pat Branch from Los Angeles. The announcement was made at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted at the completion of the Women's Work Weekend.
Twelve new screenplays with LGBT themes or characters have been named semi-finalists in the 2011 Great Gay Screenplay Contest sponsored by Pride Films and Plays.
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