Notification: Quarterfinalists: October 5th; Semifinalists: November 1st; Finalists: November 29th.
2nd & 3rd RUNNERS-UP PRIZES
4th & 5th RUNNERS-UP PRIZES
Each finalist will receive one of the following books from Michael Wiese Productions:
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The Chicago Screenwriters Network has announced the following semifinalists for 2011:
LOVE LETTERS FROM THE JUNGLE - Marko Urukalo;
QUIET - John Meyer; GOD MODE - Andrew Baron;
PILLAR OF FIRE - Kent Williams;
BAGHDAD TO BONNAROO - Bryan Mitchell
VILLA NOTTE - Mary Santarelli;
SANDKICKER - Conor Sullivan;
STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW - Chris Bacon;
ONE MORE DAY - Patricia Fox;
GET HAPPY - Tom Shipley
WHEN EMMA TURNS 40 - Deborah Correnti & Terry Finnerty;
OUR BLOOD - Jess Poelstra;
EYES FOR AN EYE - Riic Makkoogan;
REST IN PEACE - Dennis Sampler;
BENEATH THE ROCK - Adedapo Akisanya
STATESVILLE - Steven M. Bloome;
STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL - Timothy Compton;
THE CALLOWHILL REMAINS - Richard Warburton; LAB INFECTION - Sydell Strong;
PROM NIGHT ABDUCTIONS - Curt Burdick
MANNY'S MUTTS - Melissa Eckhause;
MOON CAMP - John Uth;
LUCY IN LONDON - Tracy Ryan;
GREEN TEAM - Nena Girsch;
ON THE TRACK OF THE MALTESE AND OTHER CURIOSITIES - Matthew Quinn
"We are thrilled at the quality of scripts submitted this year. With writers like these, the goals of our contest - promoting Midwest writers and supporting the local scriptwriting community - has never been easier. In terms of sheer talent, Midwest writers are second to none." said CSN's co-president, Chris Koziel.
The finalists for each genre will be announced July 15, 2011. Winner of Overall Best Script and the genre winners, along with prize details, will be announced at the Award Ceremony.
The 2011 Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 14th, at Mayne Stage in Rogers Park. Doors Open at 6 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.chicagoscreenwriters.org
An interview with screenwriter Russell Meyer regarding the Chicago Screenwriters Writing Competition.