Chicago Screenwriters Network

Chicago Screenwriters

Contact

Chicago, IL
(847) 816-6604 (voice)

Web:
www.chicagoscreenwriters.org
Email:
info@chicagoscreenwriters.org

Contact: Sonny Wareham, President

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Categories

Objective

To introduce Midwestern screenwriters to Hollywood production companies and representatives.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  1. Must be over 18 years of age.
  2. Must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Proof in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill must be presented upon request.
  3. In case of two or more writers, one must reside in the Midwest.
  4. Any script from the action, comedy, drama, family or horror genres will be accepted.
  5. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and payment is attached to each submission.
  6. Screenplays must be the original work of the author. Adaptations will not be accepted.
  7. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  8. All screenplays must either be registered with the WGA or copyrighted by the Library of Congress.
  9. The screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced.
  10. Absolutely no refunds.
  11. All screenplays must be in English.
  12. Screenplays, once submitted, will not be returned.
  13. Entrants retain all rights to their work.
  14. Once a draft is submitted, that is the official draft. No substitutions will be accepted.
  15. Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and CSN is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  16. All screenplays must fall between 90 and 120 pages.
  17. Winners of this competition grant Chicago Screenwriters Network the right to use their likeness and names for the purpose of publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.
  18. Agents, managers and producers are under no obligation to read, represent, option or purchase any screenplay submitted to them.
  19. Attempting to contact or influence any Chicago board members and/or readers about your entered screenplay will result in immediate disqualification.
  20. No contact information (name, email address, etc.) on the cover page. Title of your screenplay only. Under no circumstances should you include your name or contact information within the body of your script.

Awards

GRAND PRIZE

  • 4-day/3-night trip to L.A. (includes airfare for one and hotel)
  • Meetings with at least 1 producer, 1 manager, 1 agent and 1 consultant
  • Group includes: APA Agency, Benderspink, Lawrence Bender Productions, Periscope Entertainment, William Morris Endeavor, Madhouse Entertainment, Industry Entertainment, Original Artists, Paradigm Agency, NBC Universal’s Writers on the Verge, No BullScript Consulting
  • Final Draft 8 Software
  • VIP Package from Virtual Pitchfest (includes 10 pitches and a query letter)
  • “On the Page: the DVD” by Pilar Alessandra
  • CSN’s Crystal Star Trophy “The Sonny”
  • Your script read by CSN’s industry friends
  • Your script pitched by CSN for one year
  • Mini-Critique/30 min. phone meeting with Kathie Fong Yoneda; valued at $300

2nd & 3rd RUNNERS-UP PRIZES

  • $250 Each
  • Your script read by CSN’s industry friends
  • Final Draft 8 Software
  • Two pitches from Virtual Pitchfest
  • “On the Page: the DVD” by Pilar Alessandra
  • Signed copy of “The Screenwriter’s Bible” by Dave Trottier
  • A plaque
  • A script consultation
  • Your script pitched by CSN for one year

4th & 5th RUNNERS-UP PRIZES

  • TBD! Check back soon!

Each finalist will receive one of the following books from Michael Wiese Productions:

  • STORYLINE by Jen Grisanti
  • THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME by Kathie Fong Yoneda
  • RIDING THE ALLIGATOR by Pen Densham
  • STORY SOLUTION by Eric Edson
  • TALK THE TALK by Penny Penniston (a Chicagoan)

Chicago Screenwriters

Contact

Chicago, IL
(847) 816-6604 (voice)

Web:
www.chicagoscreenwriters.org
Email:
info@chicagoscreenwriters.org

Contact: Sonny Wareham, President

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Categories

Contest Comments

You must login to post a comment.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!

Chicago Screenwriters Network

Contact

Chicago, IL
(847) 816-6604 (voice)

Web:
www.chicagoscreenwriters.org
Email:
info@chicagoscreenwriters.org

Contact: Sonny Wareham, President

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Categories

Contest News

CSN Announces 2010 Quarterfinalists

The Chicago Screenwriters Network has announced their 2010 quarterfinalists:

The Baby Cliff - Comedy - George Bradshaw
Baghdad Rules - Action - Brent Spencer
The Book of Vengeance - Horror - Lisa Wonsey
Chromosome 21 - Horror - Maryann Beckman
Cinderella and the Prince - Comedy - Wolfgang Wright
Clown College - Action - Adrien Epps
The Dragon - Drama - James Dickson
The Druggist - Horror - Mark Vickery
An Eye for a Tooth - Drama - Riic McGoogan
The Giants of Elmfield Road - Action - Brian Welch
Graceland - Drama - Eric Diekhans
Kiarsidia - Drama - Bruce Golde
King's Murder Still - Drama - Chris Vig
The Koi Keeper - Drama - Felice Bassuk
Lemon Tea: The Emancipation of Liberty - Drama - Marcia Sinclair
Lucy in London - Comedy - Tracy Ryan
Miracles for Bronzeville - Action - Curtis Burdick
No Tell Motel - Horror - T.J. Cimfel
Parallel Worlds (The Last Paradise) - Horror - Tony Pindrock
Reconstructing the Smyths - Drama - Wolfgang Wright
South By Southeast - Comedy - Tom Shipley
Thornbush - Comedy - Andrew Baron
Trial and Erin - Action - Lawrence Shulruff
A Trip to the Ranch - Comedy - Edward Wilson
Uncaged - Horror - Melissa Birks
Uniformly Awful - Comedy - Bob Merlotti
Wild Blue - Drama - Josh Hope
Winnerman - Comedy - Maryann Beckman


Full-length screen plays have been entered in four genres: ACTION, COMEDY, DRAMA and HORROR.

The best script will receive a grand prize of $1,000. The top script in each genre receives a cash prize and a shot at being read by Hollywood production companies, agencies and managers. All with the possibility of representation, option, sale, or production.

The contest is only open to writers from the Midwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).



Updated: 06/24/2010

Chicago Screenwriters Network

Contact

Chicago, IL
(847) 816-6604 (voice)

Web:
www.chicagoscreenwriters.org
Email:
info@chicagoscreenwriters.org

Contact: Sonny Wareham, President

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Categories

Submit Report Card

You must login to read or submit report cards.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!