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NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

The mission of the Screenwriter's Challenge is to discover and support a new wave of talented storytellers from around the world. The Challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

(For more details on rules and to register, please go to www.nycmidnight.com)
  • Anyone may compete from anywhere in the world.
  • There are 2 rounds.
  • 1st Round (April 16 - 24, 2010) : Writers are placed randomly in heats. Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject (ex. comedy : competing lemonade stands or horror : a family reunion).
  • Writers have 8 days to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max) based on their genre and subject assignment.
  • Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd round and compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.
  • 2nd Round (June 4 - 5, 2010) : All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max.).
  • A panel of judges review the final round screenplays and winners are chosen!

Awards

Over $20,000 in cash & prizes. Top screenplays listed at NYC Midnight Scripts.

c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

NYC Midnight Announces 1st Round Finalists

The 1st Round finalists for the NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness 2004 Screenplay Competition have been selected. The finalists will be competing in September for the grand prize by writing an original short screenplay in 24 hours.

1ST ROUND FINALISTS

A PERFECT FIT by Rebecca Heck (New York, NY)

A TIME OF NEED by Mary O'kicki (Palo Alto, CA)

THE MAGIC OF LOVE by Ben Wilson (Culver City, CA)

THE RIVER RAVEN by Andy Cannistra (New York, NY)

WATCHING KATE by Beth Danesco (Foxboro, MA)

THE KING by Joseph Kelly (Merrick, NY)

THE AUGUST SUN by James Felder (New York, NY)

PLASTIC CHIEF by Scott Dacko (New York, NY)

RECOGNITION by Ryan Ocello (Cliffside Park, NJ)

PILOT MAN by Brandon Hopkins (Chicago, IL)

Updated: 08/17/2004
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c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Tara Iarusso

An interview with screenwriter Tara Iarusso regarding the NYC Midnight Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/03/2007
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge, MovieBytes would like to interview you.

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