Writers Place

Writers Place

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

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Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
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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.

Writers Place

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
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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:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

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

The Writers Place

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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