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Writers Place

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  1. Full-length scripts - not more than 130 pages.
  2. Half-hour shorts or teleplays - not more than 45 pages.
  3. Submissions must be in Engish
  4. Submissions must use 12-point Courier font.
  5. Pages should be numbered.
  6. 3-hole punch & brads with front & back cover.
  7. No promotional material.
  8. No shooting scripts.
  9. Scipts must be copyrighted or registered with the WGA.
  10. Entry form, release form & appropriate fee must accompany each submission.
  11. May enter more than one script.
  12. $10 administrative charge for scripts submitted after contest period deadline.

Awards

Winning & placing scripts are submitted to managers, agents and/or producers; Final Draft Screenwriting Software or commensurate cash; and yearly magazine subscriptions of major industry periodicals.

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

TWP Announces Latest Contest Winners

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the winners of its May through October 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 01/01/2015

Writers Place Announces Latest Finalists

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the finalists for their May 2014 through October 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 11/30/2014

The Writers Place (TWP) Announces November 2013 - April 2014 Contest Winners

American Bred by Justin Chambers has been named the winner of the latest Writers Place Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 07/02/2014

TWP Announces Nov. - April Screenplay Finalists

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the finalists for its November 2013 through April 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 06/03/2014

TWP Announces Latest Contest Winners

Thomas Jannetta's Maiden Flight has been named the winner of the The Writers Place (TWP) May 2013 through October 2013 Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 01/01/2014

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Don Rosenblit

An interview with screenwriter Don Rosenblit regarding the Writers Place Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: PLAY DEAD is a film noir mystery/comedy (circa 1940-50's) set in an animated dog world called Collywood. Rod Weiler is a down 'n out private eye dog who seeks revenge for the murder of his Paw. he meets a femme fatale and gets dragged into the disappearance of a famous film director, fights the bad dogs and his inner demons as bodies turn up at the mansion of the legendary film icon, Clara Bow Wow.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Was in a contest entering mood and checked Moviebytes for "Most Significant" contest and "Writers Place" caught my attention. It was the first contest that I entered and I got a third place. Also made the cut in the Austin Film Festival.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: I was very satisfied with "Writers Place". They delivered in all ways. I was particularly impressed by the personal attention I received.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: I got great feedback which resulted in even a better script then the one originally submitted. In everyway, the script has been improved in plot, structure and particularly character arc.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: A few nibbles to date, but much too early in the process.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: PLAY DEAD is my first screenplay. Early on I worked in television writing comedy, but spent most of my career as a creative director for an ad agency. The concept of a private eye dog in an alternate world called Collywood, grew out of a series of animated dog food commercials that I created years ago.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I do not live in Los Angelos and at the moment have no plans to relocate.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm rather obsessed with this fantasy world of dogs acting human, flawed and funny and continue to develop the concept in multible mediums. It has appeal to both a youth and adult audience. Collywood has legs (four of them) with strong marketing potential. I'm just finishing a kid's chapter book (Roddy Weiler and his pack of undercover pups) and my web site www.collywood.com has had over 2.5 million hits.

Posted Thursday, November 2, 2006