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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
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Objective

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales...and even just making the late rounds can get your script noticed!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 11/11/2017

WinningScripts Pro $10 Off Coupon

Notification: Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists and Finalists November; Winners December 15th

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

$15,000 in CASH & PRIZES!

Major Contest Sponsors: MovieMagic Screenwriter, InkTip, Save The Cat!, Script Studio Software, Mariner Software, Great Dialogue Software, SellAScript.com, and Hollywood Script Express.

Please see website for details.

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

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Updated: 12/16/2016

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Updated: 12/10/2016

StoryPros International Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 12/03/2016

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Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. Semifinalists SEMIFINALISTS will be announced Friday, December 2nd.

Updated: 11/26/2016

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Updated: 11/25/2015

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 20    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Kyle Patrick Johnson

An interview with screenwriter Kyle Patrick Johnson regarding the StoryPros Intl. Writing Competition.

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

A: I entered "Lighthouse Storm" in the contest, though I've recently rewritten and retitled it as "The Seven Deaths of Lighthouse". The story is a cross between a Western and a Superhero genre, with a recluse hero who suffers from multiple personality disorder. His present is crazy enough, but his past just won't let him alone. He watches over and protects a small Old West village, but a vicious gang of outlaws challenges his pseudo-authority and sparks an unwanted war. So I suppose, in the final analysis, you could consider the script to fall into the Action genre, but I believe it defies categorization. Which may or may not be a good thing, of course.

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

A: I've written other scripts, but "The Seven Deaths of Lighthouse" has always remained my favorite. Writing action sequences that have never been done before was a definite thrill for me. The StoryPros contest was the first I've entered, and I was thrilled to win 2nd place right out of the contest gate.

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: Jeff, the contest administrator, could not be more helpful or courteous. All deadlines were met. This interview is taking place during the award presentations, so naturally I'll have to assume that their professionalism will carry through. It's been a real pleasure to deal with the folks at StoryPros.

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

A: I did receive feedback for "The Seven Deaths of Lighthouse". The feedback arrived promptly and was more in-depth than I had expected, frankly. They provided a line-by-line correction sheet and a page of overall story considerations. I thought it was very well done.

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

A: I have written six feature-length screenplays to date, all in different genres, in an attempt to flex my screenwriting muscles and broaden my horizons. Keeping the current economy in mind, I've been focusing my efforts on low-budget films and family films. All my screenplays are on spec, so far, of course, so I haven't yet given a second thought to television writing as yet. But now that you mention it...

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

A: I do not live in Los Angeles. While my script was going through the rigors of contest judging, I acquired a wonderful manager in the LA area, which has really eased my mind about the necessity to live and make contacts there. I am a Midwest man with a Midwest family, and my manager has been gracious in understanding that. Naturally, should the need arise, I remain perfectly willing to travel to LA on an as-needed basis.

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

A: Of course. My favorite part of the creative process is that initial germination of the brand-new idea. I have far more ideas than time to write them down. My next project is a comedy with romance, as opposed to a romantic comedy. I'm experimenting with voice-over technique in this piece. I've generally stayed away from voice-over, which can so easily be badly done, but I'm trying the challenge of doing it without seeming hokey. Write on!

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2009