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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

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Los Angeles, CA 90025
570-6-FILMED (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark , Director of Contests

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Objective

MISSION - To provide a platform focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. We're looking for writing from perspectives – through the author or characters – that are underrepresented in Hollywood.

GIVING BACK - For every entry, we are donating $3 to Books For Kids to help children from all starts in life have a chance to become storytellers. Books for Kids' mission is "to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool aged children."

PROMISE - We promise to be transparent and fair by giving all writers TWO sets of scores with each entry. All finalist scripts will receive four sets of scores before we select a winner to limit subjectivity and promote the best writing.

EXPOSURE - Winning scripts will not only receive development notes and cash prizes, but the winner will be sent to two dozen production and management companies. We want to see these stories told!

***ALL FINALISTS: All finalists will be asked to answer in about 250 words how their voice, experience, or story represents a new and diverse perspective for Hollywood. WeScreenplay is specifically looking to encourage and promote underrepresented stories and writers.

The contest is looking to encourage and promote either:

1.) Writers who have been shown to be under-represented by the WGA diversity report: minority writers, women writers, and writers over 40.

or

2.) Stories starring characters that are generally untold because of the misconception that they don't perform well: minorities, women (especially in traditionally "male" roles), women over 40, LGBTQ members, senior citizens, faith-driven characters, or any stories that don't appear on the normal studio slate.

If a script or writer hits either of these two categories, they qualify. We will consider all scripts and stories, but once the finalists are announced, those who have made it to that level will be asked to answer: "How does your voice, experience, characters, or story represent a new and diverse perspective for Hollywood?" As long as that question can be answered in a way that fits in one of the above categories, the script will be considered to win the Grand Prize.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/15/2017

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Notification: Semi-Finalists - May 15th, 2017. Finalists - June 15th, 2017. Winners - July 15th, 2017.

Rules

  1. Screenplays entered must:

    a. Not include the writer’s or writing team’s name or contact information on any page of the script including the title page. If the name is on the title page only, the script won’t be disqualified.

    b. Include a title page with no name(s) of the writer or writing team.

    c. Be submitted in PDF form and must fit all standard screenplay format guidelines. Personal formatting conventions will be accepted but must not intentionally or accidentally alter the page count of the project as determined by the judges. A rule of thumb, if your script is formatted properly and under 120 pages, it will likely not be more than 23,000 words.

    d. Be owned solely by the writer or writing team listed. It may be an adaptation or reimagining of true events or fictional stories. It may not be a sequel to or prequel to any script or movie not owned by the writer or writing team.

    e. Be written in English. However, scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.

  2. To be eligible for the Grand Prize, finalists must answer a prompt that aligns with the Diverse Voices Mission within 10 days of the finalist announcement. The prompt will be “How does your voice, experience, or story represents a new and diverse perspective for Hollywood?”
  3. Screenplays entered may be in any genre or combination of genres. All will be treated equally and read by an unbiased panel of judges.
  4. Screenplays of 3 different formats will be accepted: Feature, TV, or Short. All will compete for the Grand Prize, but will each have their unique honorable mention.
  5. Entrant’s total earnings for screenwriting for either film or tv, produced or unproduced, must not exce eed $50,000 in the past 18 months. This excludes any prize money from competitions or fellowships and only applies to fund or money transferred in exchange for an option or sale of a script, treatment, idea, intellectual property, or other writing for filming. Money earned from acting, directing, producing, or any other film work outside of writing is not included.
  6. Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced unless said sale or production was competed with no financial gain to the writer.
  7. For a submission to be valid it must be accompanied with the appropriate payment based on the submission deadlines. Any scripts over 120 pages will be charged an extra $1 per page at any deadline.
  8. Purchasing Judge’s Feedback, Basic Coverage, or Full Coverage will in no way impact the scoring of the screenplay or its chances of winning or placing in the competition.
  9. All deadlines are at 11:59pm PST on the date listed. Any deadline alteration or promotion of any kind does not make any entry valid for a refund of any kind.
  10. Alterations can be re-uploaded on the WeScreenplay use dashboard. Find it at wescreenplay.com
  11. There are no refunds for any submitted screenplay. Coupons may not be applied to previously submitted scripts. Coupons deemed for WeScreenplay coverage may not be used for submission to the contest or addition of coverage to any submission unless explicitly stated.
  12. There is no limit on the number of scripts a writer or writing team may submit.
  13. Prizes are award per script and teams of writers are expected to divide prizes on their own accord. WeScreenplay will send prizes to the writer who submits the project and will in no way be responsible for how the prizes are distributed among the writing teams.
  14. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all score in the competition.
  15. Scorecards will be distributed to each script within a week of elimination from the competition, but early distribution does not necessarily indicate placement in the contest. Feedback and Coverage will ideally be distributed between 2 and 3 weeks following submission, but this is not guaranteed. We only guarantee that coverage will be provided before the Semi Finalist Announcement.
  16. WeScreenplay reserves the right to delay announcements for any reason. Delay may last up to but never more than 60 days. While we never anticipate any delays, such delays will not alter the standing of any screenplay entry and will qualify no script for a refund under any circumstance.
  17. By entering the WeScreenplay contest every entrant is agreeing to all WeScreenplay Terms and Conditions listed and available before checkout. If you disagree with any terms you may not submit to the contest.
  18. By submitting to the contest you are releasing your script to WeScreenplay and holding harmless WeScreenplay or any affiliates from any claims, expenses, and liabilities, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, copyright, libel, trademark infringement, slander, personal property infringement, etc.
  19. Any prize winners may be required to sign an affidavit validating their entry into the contest.
  20. Any cash prize winners of over $599 will be required to file a W-9 before the cash prize is distributed.
  21. Any winners may have their name, script title, and picture used for any WeScreenplay promotions or promotions of our sponsors or affiliates.
  22. Former Grand Prize Winners of any WeScreenplay contest may enter so long as it is NOT the same script that won in a previous year. Any other placement in former years does not disqualify the script from being entered this year.
  23. If a writer is under 18 at the time of entry, the any cash prize won will be distributed in the form of equal value coverage or contest entries for WeScreenplay. No cash will be awarded if under 18 years old.

Awards

In the first season the Television Winner was signed by Heroes and Villains and the Feature Winner optioned a script to No Label Productions.

Total cash value of over $5,000.

GRAND PRIZE:
  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • 3 Months of Script Development via WeScreenplay
  • Distribution to two dozen managers, agents, and producers
  • Free entrance to any WeScreenplay Contest
HONORABLE MENTIONS (1st Place in each category)
  • 3 Months of Script Development via WeScreenplay Free entrance to WISC '16 or WeTV '16
FINALISTS (top 20)
  • Free entrance to WISC '16 or WeTV '16

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90025
570-6-FILMED (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark , Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90025
570-6-FILMED (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark , Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Diverse Voices Names Semifinalists

The Diverse Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced 175 semifinalists from among an entry pool of more than 900 submissions:

3 Dogs on a Bone written by Terry Hayman
A RELATIVE UNKNOWN written by Lynne Logan
Abstract Ink written by David Sason
AMERICAN RIDGE written by Carl Clark
American Snake Pit written by Dan Tomasulo
Annabelle Moore written by Damion L Smith
Aphra Behn, or, The Life of the Poet written by James Mabrey
ASCLEPIUS written by Christopher Rutledge
Bad Mark - no name written by Elizabeth Delaney
BANYAN TREE written by Elise D'Haene
Bar Crawl written by Jordan Gershowitz
BEAVER, LAS VEGAS written by Elise D'Haene and Amy Goodman & Jessica Spencer
Behind The Red Curtain written by Shani Moore Weatherby
Between Two Worlds written by Aimee Dansereau
Beyond Revolution written by Neda Davarpanah
Black & Blonde written by Jon Davis
Blood on the Keys written by Adam Patrick Jones
Blood Sex Work written by Sorahya Moore
Body Blows written by Colin Scott
Bombers written by Darren Sand
BORO written by Krystal Banzon
BRING ON THE NIGHT written by Brian MacEvilly
Buried written by Karen Frank
BURN the WITCH written by Xavier Rogers
BURNER written by Bob Canning
By The Time I Got To Woodstock written by Jeffrey Massie
Calling Mary written by Caroline Dunlap
Carla Margo written by Amelia Phillips
Carry On written by Kelly Mahon
Catbird Blues written by Rebecca Drummond
CHERRY HILL BLUES written by Shay Ball
Claybourne written by Julie Merrick
Come Together written by Anich D'Jae
Concrete Rose written by LaDarrio n Williams
Cotton-Pickin' Heroes written by Michael Kenney
Crossroads written by Regina Wilson
D. T. written by Ken Comer
Danny. Invincible. Legend. God. written by Yavor Petkov
Darkness Never Forgives written by Gary Hanna
DEAD CARGO written by Theodore Soderberg Dead Sam Walking written by Kryz Woodhouse
Dean The Drummer written by Tannaz Hazemi
Deleted written by Madison McCray
Downward Departure written by Jay Adams
Drones written by Anthony Alleyne
Dust to Dust written by Cate Honzl
EAT ME written by David Michan
El Gordo written by Michael Ravich
Electric Feel written by Frank Anthony Polito
EMIT written by Ryan Porter
Empty Creatures written by Robin Jennings
Ernest written by Jeremy Holland
Estevan the Black written by Michael Choi
Fear God written by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli
FLINTOWN: Hazy Shade of Criminal written by Cory Huizar
Flux written by Gus Avila
Flynt written by Tommy Oliver
Gates and Strays written by Will Ralston
GIRL UNMOORED written by Jennifer Hummer
Good Girls Don't written by Bryn Woznicki
Great Kills written by Susan Hippen
Hair of the Dog written by Joe Joyce
Haley written by Greg Caiafa
Hawk Moon written by nathan o'callaghan
Henchman written by Amechi Ngwe
Hockey Moms - Cable written by Mike Carrier
Hollow Win written by Terry Gingles
Hoop Spur written by Jeff Sabini
In The Company of Strangers written by Corey Deshon
In Three written by Erin Carere
Insurrection written by simon bowler
Iron Maidens written by John Smith
Janus written by Regina Wilson
John Black Raven written by Ali Imran Zaidi
Joseph written by Ian Davies
Kashmir written by Brian O'Donnell
Land Most Loved written by Francisco Mendoza
Language of Life written by Helen Kenyon
Lanigan & Co written by Joe Kendall
Lapu Lapu, Chief of Mactan written by Joy Regullano
Law of the River written by Meagan Daine
Leah Rose written by Colin Larkin
Leave written by Alysha Haran
Little Bird_No name written by Thomas Downs
Lucky Phoenix written by Isabella Cohen
Mad Like Me written by Melinda Maerker
MARASCHINO written by KINCAID JONES
Mariachi Kid written by Alberto Belli
Mary Tries To Get a Piece written by eric vasallo
Michael Wants To Marry written by Jennifer Bieser
Mount Pleasant written by Cat Dale
Mr and Mrs Cole Porter written by Brenda Clarke
Mutiny at Dawn written by Tyrone Cousin
No Man's Land written by Mel Piper
Nocturnal Admissions written by Christian Reda
North written by Dani Milton
Pan Dulce written by Jesus Celaya
Para written by Nicole Pouchet
Perdido written by Eduardo Maytorena
Periwinkle Square written by Avery Lee and Bobby Richards
Pharmland written by Jon Davis
Pines of Rome written by Terry Gau
Pink Lava written by Sharon Powers
Plan B written by Paige Gresty
Prodigal written by Yvonne Hana Yi
Prodigal written by Chris Courtney Martin
Protectress written by Joanna Ke
Provincetown written by Chance Wellnitz
Quarter-Life written by Antonello Velez
Rap Phenomenon written by Craig Stevens
Rematch written by Antoine Mizel
Romeo And Juliet On Aricept written by Lynn Mills
Rudi and I written by Joe Borg
RUNNING written by Geoffrey O'Gara
Running a Thousand Miles written by Jennifer Grand
Ruthless written by Rebekah Ganiere
Salvacion: A Love Story written by Jesus Celaya
Sanctum written by Chad Alexander
Scarlett and Phoenix Episode: Dead-Drive-Land written by Maria Marquez
Screaming My Heart Out written by Janyce Lapore
Sitting written by Jade Daugherty
Some Bad History written by Amanda Norman
Song of Cheer Again written by Jeza Belle
South of the 10 written by Davina Willett
SPOON FED written by Scott LaFortune
Stealing God written by Martin Blinder
Stormcloud written by Marat Berdyyev
Story Riders written by Allen Flannagan
STRAIGHT written by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine
SUMMER OF '79 written by Angela Andrist
The (Beautiful) Game written by Chloe Weinberg
The Abandoned Isle written by Ana Quinata
The Cat's Silhouette written by Nicholas Chan
The Color Wars written by Christopher De Paola
THE CURMUDGEONS written by Shiv Sudhakar
The Dawn of Eve written by James Bingham
The Director's Girlfriend written by MICHAEL KENNEY
THE FAMILY written by Byron Qiao
The Family Trade written by Erin Hays
The Farm written by Jann Else
The Fixers written by Debbi Mack
THE FORGOTTEN EMPIRE written by Janet Ritz
The G.O.A.T. written by Sid Grey
The Game-Changer written by Patrick Sherman
The Great Surrender written by Romeo Ciolfi
THE GREEK DETECTIVE written by Janet Ritz
The High Bridge written by Benedict Campbell
The HR Guy written by Robert Woo
The Jane Collective written by Lisa Romagnoli
The Last Fall written by Cate Honzl
The Last Reunion written by Javier Sanchez
The Lean written by Pearse Lehane
The Model Town written by Craig Stevens
The Moor written by Thomas Thonson
the remarkable rocket written by Pippa Hinchley
The Resistance written by Jon Davis
The Saudi written by Moutaz Jad
The Savage Land written by Jesus Celaya
The Shakespeare Stealer written by Gary Blackwood
The Skins Game - Blind Submission written by Justin Neal
The So Long Song written by Emi Macuaga
The Stoker Legacy written by Michael Ward
The War of the Women written by Lisa Di Giannuario
THREE WISHES written by Rita Wheeler
Transfer to the Express_anon written by A. Chris Gajilan
TRAPPED written by Martin Blinder
up yours, bridget jones written by Pippa Hinchley
Vagabond written by Bob Reynolds
War-Torn written by Michael Daniels
We Used To Fight written by Michael Quintana
Welcome to the Treatment Plant! written by Dilpreet Kaur Walia
Whisper in the Vines written by Sasha Siljanovic
Word of Mouth written by Ace Hasan
Wrong Number written by Devin Mainville
Yellow Dogs written by Matt Eskandari
You'll Make Lots of Friends That Way written by Andrea O'Malley

Updated: 05/16/2017
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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90025
570-6-FILMED (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Mark , Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
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MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter J J Hillard

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Updated: 07/20/2016
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