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FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

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PO Box 305
Chatham, NY 12037
518 669-3333 (voice)

Web: www.filmcolumbia.org
Email: filmcolumbia@gmail.com

Contact: Calliope Nicholas, Director

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Objective

This independent film lab will provide a five-day long intensive in an idyllic setting in Chatham, New York, to refine and perfect your screenplay. Room and board will be included. The influence of a new generation of filmmaking, the web, the change in platform viewing, the difficulty in finding finance and the need for succinct and powerful storytellers is forcing the industry to take notice of the short film. In at least a first draft stage, screenplays will be worked on with the intention of sharpening them and making them into an eight to fifteen page short while focusing on a three-act structure. Completion could then be easily filmed and used as a trailer or final product. Each day provides work time, lab time and guest speaker. Both feature length and already established short formats will be considered.

One finished short screenplay within the Lab will be given a script reading at the FilmColumbia Festival, October 17-21, with a $500 cash award towards the filming project. FilmColumbia Festival screens pre-released major independent and award winning films, some going on to major acclaim. In 2011, The Artist, Kid with a Bike, My Week With Marilyn, Anonymous, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Melancholia, Bully, Pariah and A Dangerous Method were among the screenings.

The lab will be facilitated by actor Scott Cohen(The Other Woman,Kissing Jessica Stein, Necessary Roughness) and screenwriter/playwright Anastasia Traina(Horton Bliss, Sparticles and String, From Riverdale to Riverhead) . Guest speakers may include John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Anonymous), Michael Cristofer (The Witches of East wick, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Cassanova), Courtney Hunt (Frozen River, In Treatment), Marc Levin (White Boyz), Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (Sunset Park, King of the Jungle), Frank Pugliese (Street Time) and writer Peter Biskind, (Easy Riders, Raging Bull, Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America).

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Rules

Screenwriting Application Guidelines:
  1. Application can be accessed at filmcolumbia.org. Application fee is $35.
  2. What to include in your supplemental materials:
    • Cover Letter/Artist Statement: Write about who you are and what your project is about. Give us a sense of your connection to the work and what you’d like to accomplish in the workshop environ.
    • Biographical Statement: Include info on any other members involved in your creative team
    • Synopsis of your screenplay.
    • Work Sample: Submit up to 30pages in standard industry form.
Application must be emailed or postmarked by August 15th, 2012.

Awards

One of the seven accepted screenwriters to the lab will be awarded a $500 fee towards filming & screenplay will be read at the FilmColumbia festival.

FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

Contact

PO Box 305
Chatham, NY 12037
518 669-3333 (voice)

Web: www.filmcolumbia.org
Email: filmcolumbia@gmail.com

Contact: Calliope Nicholas, Director

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FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

Contact

PO Box 305
Chatham, NY 12037
518 669-3333 (voice)

Web: www.filmcolumbia.org
Email: filmcolumbia@gmail.com

Contact: Calliope Nicholas, Director

Report Card

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FilmColumbia Screenwriting Lab

Contact

PO Box 305
Chatham, NY 12037
518 669-3333 (voice)

Web: www.filmcolumbia.org
Email: filmcolumbia@gmail.com

Contact: Calliope Nicholas, Director

Report Card

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