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Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web: www.tennscreen.com
Email: tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

The TSA is a professionally oriented organization, striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  • This screenplay competition is open only to writers who are not earning a living writing for television or film.
  • Entries must not have been optioned or sold prior to September 1st, 2012.
  • Entries must be the original work of the applicant(s). If based on the work of another author, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to said adaptation. Winning scripts will be verified by TSA.
  • Screenplays which have previously reached semi-finalist level and beyond are not eligible for re-submission.
  • If an entry involves two or more writers as applicants, award will be divided equally among them.
  • The script must be in US Motion Picture Industry format for standard screenplay. To follow industry guidelines, please consult any popular screenwriting text for assistance.
  • ONLY the TITLE of the screenplay should appear on the front card stock cover, written or typed. A second title page should be included with TITLE, AUTHOR(S), ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBERS
  • Submissions must include the two sentence synopsis. All entries will be submitted online as a pdf. No hard copy submissions.
  • Scripts must be between 90 and 120 pages in length.

Awards

  • 1st Prize - $1000 in cash, and your script will be read by established and successful production companies.
  • 2nd place - Cash prize of $500
  • 3rd place - Cash prize of $250

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web: www.tennscreen.com
Email: tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web: www.tennscreen.com
Email: tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web: www.tennscreen.com
Email: tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Peter Kremer

An interview with screenwriter Peter Kremer regarding the Tennessee Writing Competition.

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

A: The title is "Bird Brain" and it's a comedy about lab assistant Jerry who has to save all creatures great and small when a diabolical animal rights activist steals his super-genius grandmother's nuclear fuel eating, gold pooping goose.

It's a bit of an homage to the slapstick comics of the 30's and 40's.

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 entered because I knew from experience the TSA is not a "mutual admiration society." The TSA takes the craft pretty seriously and they are pretty tough to please.

I entered three other contests; Austin Heart of Film; Final Draft and Scriptapalooza.

Bird Brain was a Semi-finalist in the Scriptapalooza contest. It made the top 100 out of 3200 scripts. It made it into the top 3%. That is an important accomplishment for me. I also got a request for the script from a new company in LA.

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 happy with the whole process and I got my prize money.

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

A: As a semi and quarter finalist I did get some notes that where helpful. The TSA is all about feedback.

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

A: I've met some working writers and producers through TSA functions.

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

A: I do have other scripts safely buried in the garden serving the only real purpose for which they are suited. I consider Bird Brain my first real script. I'm a relatively newbie at screenwriting.

The TSA gave me my basic education through seminars and regularly attending meetings.

By trade I'm a graphics and animation artist. I started out as musician who should of moved to LA.

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

A: Nope... not yet! My plans are liquid but I know to succeed you have to be in LA. I will wind up there.

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

A: I have several ideas in various stages. I like writing comedy but I want to explore other genres. So I'm currently writing an Action-fantasy, when my day job allows.

I'm fortunate enough to live in Nashville. I go to TSA meetings and listen and learn as other writers air there work in front of the group.

Posted Thursday, February 12, 2004