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Recognizing a lack of distinct voices in the screenplays being produced, GSISC has devoted our competition to finding brilliant feature scripts and developing them with our winners to ensure they are production ready. We have a network of associates at production companies who are constantly on the lookout for the next great script. We hope to bring it to them. We work with our feature winners for months to get their scripts polished and edited and their selling materials in order to greatly increase their chances of success. We hold to our promise to submit to our qualified entertainment industry contacts and provide professional, honest development advice.
Screenplays are judged in seven genre categories:
Action & Thriller
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Each category will have semi-finalists and finalists (provided quality scripts are submitted in each genre). The top four winners will be chosen from all of the finalists and will be submitted to production companies, agents and managers for consideration.
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Notification: November 18, 2012
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Gimme Credit has announced their Super Short, Short, and Feature Screenplay Contest Winners.
Gimme Credit has announced the winners of their latest screenwriting competition.
Let The Games Begin by Stephan Vladimir Bugaj has been named the 1st Place Winner of Cycle IX of the Gimme Credit Screenwriting Competition.
Canaries by Craig Cambria has been named the winner in the Feature script category of the Gimme Credit Screenwriting Comeptition, Cycle VIII.
In addition to shorts, GCSC is now accepting feature-length screenplays. The top four winning features will be submitted to production companies, agents and managers for consideration.
An interview with screenwriter Mark A. Daniels regarding the Gimme Credit Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: The title of the screenplay is "Peanut Butter Terrorist." This story is a dark comedy based upon a true event that happened a few years ago. The story involves an elementary school girl who brings a butter knife to school so she can make a peanut butter sandwich. Mass panic ensues when the "deadly weapon" is exposed.Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?
A: Gimme Credit featured a category for very short screenplays. My script is only two pages in length.
This is the only contest which I've entered with this particular script.
A: I was very satisfied with the administration and the interest that was taken with my script. The decision for the winners of the very short scripts was on April 15th, and I received notice on April 16th--very timely. Awards are coming, along with consideration for the grand prize.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: The congratulations e-mail gave a good amount of helpful feedback on my screenplay. Details on the second round of judging for the grand prize were also given.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: Everything is new right now and the script hasn't been marketed fully yet. I'm very hopeful of getting produced in the near future, especially with this achievement.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I have degrees in communications and education, and I currently oversee a communications program with Corbin City Schools. I also serve as a grantwriter for the school district and community in southeastern Kentucky.
I have written five feature scripts and several short screenplays.
A: Although I don't live in Los Angeles, it is a place I frequently visit. I love the city and the state of California, and it would be a great place to relocate!Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: I'm constantly working on new scripts, along with marketing existing ones!