ScriptVamp is seeking feature length screenplays to compete for cash and prizes. This year's contest will be broken down into seven separate categories; each script will be judged against scripts in a similar genre.
You may enter your script(s) in any one or more of the following seven genre categories:
(Note: the fee for entering a script in more than one genre category is $14.99/add'l category)
The 2011 Dream Quest International Screenwriting Competition is a screenplay contest developed by screenwriters for screenwriters. In an industry which seems nearly impossible to crack, a renegade band of like-minded screenplay aficionados have come together, to not only offer you a chance to succeed, but also a chance to have your script analyzed and critiqued by film industry professionals.ScriptVamp's ultimate goal is to make sure that each and every contestant who enters the 2011 Dream Quest International Screenwriting Competition comes away a winner. Whether by winning one of our many valuable prizes, or by receiving invaluable screenplay coverage, everyone who enters will come away satisfied with their experience.
Notification: Winners announced on or before April 1, 2012.
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The Grand Prize Winners in all genres have been announced for the 2011 ScriptVamp Dream Quest Feature Screenwriting Competition.
ScriptVamp has announced their Grand Prize Winners in all genres.
ScriptVamp's Dream Quest Feature Screenwriting Comptetition has announced their top 10 finalists in each genre.
Rebirth by T.L. Lewis has been named the winner of the Dream Quest Screenwriting Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Matt Tolbert regarding the ScriptVamp/Feature Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: THE STARTER MARRIAGE is about a pair of twenty-something friends agree to get married for a year so they can make and learn from all of the mistakes that lead to divorce while in a marriage that “doesn’t count.”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 saw the high ratings in Moviebytes and people on the message board also had good things to say about it. Plus, my dad runs ScriptVamp, (kidding).
Other contests and results: Nicholl- top 15%; Page- 2nd round; Screenplay Festival- Semifinalist; Screenplay Expo- Semifinalist; wife liked it.
A: Yes, yes and you betcha. Very satisfied. Excellent communication and awards came quickly. Thanks Dad. (Kidding, remember)?Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?
A: Three months to write the script and six months of revisions. It was my first.
Had an outline, scene cards, character desciptions, pictures of possible actors and prayer beads.
Too many drafts. I could still be revising it now but I have to move on. My new child needs my attention now. I used Extreme Screenwriting and Proof Edge. Well worth it.
A: Final Draft. Love it but find the name of the company deceiving!Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?
A: I wish I wrote every day. I prefer to sit down for 4-8 hours at a time. I'll do rewrites when my wife is at the gym or shopping. However, she's catching on since the lawn hasn't been mowed in 3 years.Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?
A: I have never had writer's block. I lack writer's block of time to write.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I'm a comic-book published, comic-strip syndicated, greeting-card produced, short story and poetry printed writer with facial hair. My portfolio includes:
Syndicated comic strips
Fantasy and science fiction short stories
Non-fiction short story
Greeting cards and e-cards
Songs in a Kevin Costner embarrassing movie, “Sizzle Beach USA”
Gags for syndicated comic strips
Check out www.mtolbert.com for samples of my work. Good reads for when you can't sleep at night.
I have written two other screenplays: TIN GODS, a political robot-fighting science fiction and MAN(NY) VERUSU MACHINE, a slapstick comedy about a guy fighting with appliances.
A: Lived in L.A., (if you can call it that). Not unless the money is good.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: Currently working on a drama script that is taking longer than planned due to the demands of the lawn and wife.