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Fade In Awards

Fade In Awards

Contact

287 S Robertson Blvd., Ste 467
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
800-646-3896 (voice)

Web: www.fadeinawards.com

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 32    
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Objective

Industry exposure, WGAw writer assistance in polishing winning scripts and $15,000 in cash prizes for up to 19 finalists.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

Entries accepted in seven categories (comedy, action/adventure, thriller, family, drama, horror, film noir) and two formats (features, shorts).

Scripts must not have been optioned at time of entry or at time material is chosen as finalist or Grand Prize Winner. Submissions must be an original work of the applicant and not based, in whole or part, on another author's work unless in the public domain.

Awards

Grand Prize: iMac computer, plus an expense-paid trip (hotel & airfare, or cash equivalent) to meet with top literary agents and studio executives for three days and two nights.

First Prize (in each category): $750, Waterman Pen, script-analysis by WGA credited writer and one year FADE-IN subscription.

Second Prize (in each category): $500, script analysis by WGA-credited writer, one year FADE-IN subscription.

Third Prize (in each category): $250, script analysis by WGA-credited writer, one year FADE-IN subscription.

Winners will appear in an edition of Fade In magazine, Variety or The Hollywood Reporter.

The Competition also gives feedback in the form of one coverage report to each semi-finalist, upon request.

Fade In Awards

Contact

287 S Robertson Blvd., Ste 467
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
800-646-3896 (voice)

Web: www.fadeinawards.com

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 32    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Fade In Awards

Contact

287 S Robertson Blvd., Ste 467
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
800-646-3896 (voice)

Web: www.fadeinawards.com

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 32    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Fade In Announces Contest Winners

Richard Barker's Charlie's Corner has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 13th Annual Fade In Awards.

Updated: 01/08/2010

Fade In Announces Semifinalists

The Fade In Magazine screenwriting competition has announced their semifinalists for 2008.

Updated: 07/21/2009

Fade In Announces Award Winners

Fade In Magazine has announced the winners of the 12th Annual Fade In Awards.

Updated: 09/23/2008

Fade In Announces Quarterfinalists

Fade In Magazine has announced their screenwriting contest quarterfinalists.

Updated: 02/06/2006

Fade In Magazine Announces Contest Winners

Jonathan H. Clark has been named the Grand Prize winner of the Fade In Magazine Screenwriting contest for his script, The Binary Man.

Updated: 05/05/2005

Fade In Awards

Contact

287 S Robertson Blvd., Ste 467
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
800-646-3896 (voice)

Web: www.fadeinawards.com

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 32    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Mark Kratter

An interview with screenwriter Mark Kratter regarding the Fade In Writing Competition.

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

A: FADE IN - GRAND PRIZE

WHERE THE DEAD GO is an occult thriller with a hardcore horror edge -- in the vein of "Serpent And The Rainbow," but for the "Saw" generation.

Logline: "A by-the-book bioweapons expert is deployed to the war-torn Congo to investigate a suspicious outbreak of disease -- only to discover that it may be of supernatural origin."

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

A: A previous script, VIRAL, made it to the Top 30 in Fade In before, so I thought I'd give it another shot.

WHERE THE DEAD GO's other accolades:

Winner — Triggerstreet's Script Of The Month 2nd Place — Acclaim Screenplay Competition 3rd Place — Terror Film Festival 3rd Place — Award Winning Screenwriters Contest Finalist — PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (out of 3,411 entries) Finalist — Cinequest (Top Ten) Finalist — Movie Script Contest Semifinalist — Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Semifinalist — Screenplay Festival Quarterfinalist — Cinestory Quarterfinalist — Writers On The Storm (Top 10% )

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: Although they missed some deadlines, the contest organizers were terrific about following up with me. They've offered to help in any way they can with promoting the material. Since this just happened, it's too early to speak to the other issues.

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

A: I'm told I will be receiving feedback soon. I plan to revise the script accordingly and then have my manager take it out.

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

A: Yes, I'm already receiving many requests.

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

A: I have a BA & MA in English from Stanford, but also years of experience in the VC business and securities trading.

I've written quite a few other screenplays (some optioned) and produced a number of feature films as well.

Most recently, I completed a script-for-hire for Clark Peterson (who produced MONSTER with Charlize Theron). I'm also developing a high concept buddy comedy with Sean Robins and Todd Garner (who produced ANGER MANAGEMENT with Jack Nicholson).

Last but not least, I offers script consulting at www.breakthroughscripts.com, with a focus on honing screenplays to appeal to producers.

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

A: I've lived in LA for almost 2 years now.

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

A: I just completed another spec, ASCENDANCY, which I hope to have my manager take out soon. It's a creature/survival horror which I like to think of as "The Descent" meets "Cliffhanger."

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008