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Writers and Filmmakers Names Top Films and Scripts

Filmmaker Shekhar Bassi has been named the winner of the Writers and Filmmakers Competition for his film, "NO LOVE LOST", and will now select the top script from top 10 screenplay submissions.

Updated: 04/27/2016 Full Story

Interview with 1st TV Contest Winner Chuck Griffith

An alumnus of Columbia University, where he received his B.A. and M.A., Chuck Griffith studied television directing on the set of HBO's "Six Feet Under" with director Kathy Bates, and the single camera sitcom "Undeclared" on FOX with director Greg Mottola. Chuck also served as a producer for MTV's popular award-winning reality series, "Made" in 2007 and 2008.

Updated: 04/27/2016 Full Story

“Making it” Means Making Magic

I don't know why you got into the business of writing, of grasping at words to explain the images in your brain, and editing within an inch of your life. For most, it's a kind of call, a transcendent purpose. Otherwise, who would chose to subject themselves to continual criticism, knowing their project will always need more work and never feel up to par? Not to mention the constant struggle to "make it" without anyone really defining what "making it" means, beyond an agent and a job on a show. (And once you get that, there's a whole bevy of problems beyond the wall.)

Updated: 04/21/2016 Full Story

WILDsound Names April, 2016 Feature Screenplay Winners

WILDSound has announced its 3 Feature Screenplay Winners for April 2016.

Updated: 04/20/2016 Full Story

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist Has Screenplay Optioned

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist Richard Willett, who wrote the 2015 runner-up screenplay THE FLID SHOW, has had his script 9/10 optioned by producer David Kassin Fried.

Updated: 04/18/2016 Full Story

Fresh Voices Names Screenplay Competition and Spotlight Award Winners

City In The Sun by Nadeem Rajwani has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 04/15/2016 Full Story

Aura Names 2015 Contest Winners

The AURA Screenwriter Awards has announced the winners of the 2015 competition in the Feature Screenplay, Original TV Pilot, and Short Screenplay categories.

Updated: 04/12/2016 Full Story

Acclaim Names Fall/Winter 2015 Screenplay Winners

MENAGERIE, by Diana Mitchell & Linda Mitchell, has been named the winner of the 2015 Fall/Winter Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 04/12/2016 Full Story

Acclaim Names Fall/Winter TV Winners

Winners for the Acclaim TV Fall/Winter Script Writing Competition have been announced.

Updated: 04/12/2016 Full Story

FilmMakers.com Names Feature Script Finalists

FilmMakers.com has named the finalists for the 14th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards.

Updated: 04/11/2016 Full Story

1st TV Script Writing Competition Announces Winners

Filmmakers.com has announced the winners of the 1st TV Script Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/07/2016 Full Story

PAGE Award Winner's Movie Premieres

Ginia Desmond's feature film LUCKY U RANCH, based on her PAGE Award-winning short film script GROWING PAINS, will premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival on Saturday, April 9.

Set in 1953, LUCKY U RANCH is the story of 11-year-old Junior McCaully, who's ready to call it quits. Chubby, bullied, and stuck at a dead-end Arizona trailer court with his hardworking mom, nothing prepares him for the arrival of Melissa, a sophisticated Hollywood girl who changes everything. Directed by Steve Anderson and produced by Ginia Desmond and Douglas Raine, the movie features Trevor Robins, Donovan Droege, Harris Kendall, and Michael A. Candela in the starring roles. It was filmed on location in Tucson, Arizona.

Updated: 04/07/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces 2016 Winners

Oreathia C. Smith's screenplay, MONA. RICHY. ROBBY. AND RAY, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Smith's script was selected from 4,523 submissions and will be awarded a $15,000 cash prize. Smith received an MFA in Writing at USC in 2011.

Updated: 04/06/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Announces Feature Contest Winner

Mona. Richy. Robby. And Ray. by Declan Holliman has been named the $15,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 BlueCat Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 03/30/2016 Full Story

Emerging Screenwriters Names Shoot Your Short Competition Winner

Going Home by Nir Shelter has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Competition.

Updated: 03/30/2016 Full Story

Scriptapalooza TV Producer requests

Scriptapalooza has announced a list of companies requesting TV contest winners.

Updated: 03/29/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names Short Screenplay Contest Winner

Apart by Elizabeth Capot has been named the 2016 BlueCat Short Screenplay Contest Winner.

Updated: 03/28/2016 Full Story

WILDsound Announces its March 2016 Feature, TV, and Short Screenplay Winners

Updated: 03/28/2016 Full Story

Fan Fiction Contest Names March Winner

The Fan Fiction Screenplay Festival has named MAGNUM P.I.: Chrysanthemum by Lew Ritter as their March, 2016 Contest Winner.

Updated: 03/28/2016 Full Story

Script Pipeline Names First Look Winners

Script Pipeline has announced the winners and finalists of their 2015 First Look Project, a genre-specific competition searching for studio-level material and original TV pilots.

Updated: 03/25/2016 Full Story

Fresh Voices Names Finalists

Fresh Voices has announced their 2015-16 Screenplay Competition Finalists and Spotlight Award Nominees.

Updated: 03/25/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names International Award Winners

BlueCat has announced their International Screenplay Awards for 2016.

Updated: 03/25/2016 Full Story

American Gem Names Contest Winners

American Gem and Write Brothers have announced All Tapped Out by Sean Corrigan as the Grand Prize Winner of the 11th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival.

Updated: 03/19/2016 Full Story

PAGE Award Winners Writing for TV

Over the past decade, The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest has helped launch the careers of dozens of successful screenwriters, many of whom are now writing top TV series.

Updated: 03/16/2016 Full Story

CineStory Names First TV/Digital Fellowship Winner

L.M. Harter has been named the first-ever Cinestory TV/Digital Fellowship winner.

Updated: 03/15/2016 Full Story

Austin Fest & Nicholl Fellowships Present Launching Your Writing Career

Austin Film Festival, in partnership with the Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowships Programs, will present a series of panels dedicated to LAUNCHING YOUR WRITING CAREER. The event will take place on Saturday, March 26 from 12:30pm - 5:30pm at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood.

Updated: 03/15/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names Feature Screenplay Finalists

BlueCat has announced the five finalists for their 2016 Screenwriting Competition. The Winner will receive $15,000 and the other four Finalists will receive $2500.

Updated: 03/15/2016 Full Story
HollywoodIQ:

Dear MovieBytes:
Can I use INT./EXT. for my action scenes?

Dear MovieBytes:

A master scene in an action movie may have many quick twists and turns. Example: A car chase. You have a car, a driver, and a road. But if your headings bounce from INT to EXT to CAR, to Road a dozen times in one page, the spec script looks discombobulated. Can you use EXT. / INT. to cover both the external movement of the car and the internal movement of the driver?

Updated: 03/14/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names Special Award Finalists

BlueCat has named the 2016 finalists for the Joplin, Cordelia, and Roshan Awards.

Updated: 03/14/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names Short Screenplay Finalists

BlueCat has named their Short Screenplay Finalists for 2016. The Winner -to be announce March 28th - will receive $10,000, and the three Finalists receiving $2000 each.

Updated: 03/13/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names Semifinalists

BlueCat has named their 2016 semifinalists, representing the top 78 scripts from a total of 4,523 submissions. The 2016 Feature Screenplay Winner will receive a $15,000 USD cash prize. Four Finalists will receive $2,500 each.

Updated: 03/09/2016 Full Story

WILDSound Names 1st Scene Contest Winners for March

Updated: 03/09/2016 Full Story

Filmmakers Names 1st TV Script Finalists

FilmMakers has named the finalists of their 1st Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/08/2016 Full Story

Scriptapalooza Posts Video Interviews with TV Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their TV winners Sophia Loomis, Brandon Windsor, and Blair Donahue.

Updated: 03/07/2016 Full Story

WeScreenplay Names Grand Prize Winner

Giving Up the Ghost by Jessica DiGiancito has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 WeScreenplay Competition. The script is about a pair of estranged siblings with the ability to talk to the dead who are forced to face a dark family secret when they return home to save an innocent boy from a demonic force.

Updated: 03/04/2016 Full Story

Industry Insider T.V. Contest Names Round 3 Winner

Anonymous Content has selected Dawn Fields Wise as the winner of The Writers Store Industry Insider T.V. Writing Contest for her pilot Gate City.

Updated: 03/03/2016 Full Story

Industry Insider Names Round 12 Winner

The Writers Store has named S.K. Valenzuela's Render as the winner of the 12th round of The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 03/03/2016 Full Story

Fresh Voices Names Semifinalists

The Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced their semifinalists for 2015.

Updated: 03/02/2016 Full Story
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Tips on Contest Entry: Big Break TV Winner Eric Buchman Shares Lessons from the World of Script Coordinators

Meet Eric Buchman. By day, he's the script coordinator for the hit NBC show Blindspot, starring Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton. By night however, Buckman is the writer of his own show called 45 Wall and dreams of one day hiring his own script coordinator.

Updated: 03/01/2016 Full Story

CineStory Names TV & Digital Contest Winners

CineStory has named first TV contest winners in all categories: Original Comedy, Original Drama, Spec Comedy, Spec Drama, and Digital.

Updated: 02/29/2016 Full Story

Story Planner Offers Writing Plans Online

Story Planner aims to be the home for story planning online. The new website offers online tools for every aspect of screenplay preparation, from recording new ideas to crafting story structure, developing character outlines, creating log lines and synopsis, or planning scenes. Story Planner gives writers the opportunity to save their notes in project files, and prepare the groundwork for writing their novel, short story or screenplay.

Updated: 02/27/2016 Full Story

Scriptapalooza TV Names Contest Winners

First, second, and third place winners have been announced in all categories for the October 15th, 2015 deadlined Scriptapalooza TV Competition.

Updated: 02/25/2016 Full Story

WILDSound Names 1st Scene Winners for February

Updated: 02/23/2016 Full Story
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Interview with ISA Fast Track Fellow David Baugnon

49-year-old David Baugnon grew up in New Orleans, and graduated from Loyola University there as a Communications major. He spent 4 years teaching in Kobe and Osaka, Japan, after college and then moved to New York in 1997. where he makes his living writing, mentoring and teaching screenwriting. He was recently named an International Screenwriters Association Fast Track Fellow for his script, The Messiah Project.

Updated: 02/23/2016 Full Story

WILDSound TV Fest Announces February Winners

Updated: 02/22/2016 Full Story

WILDsound Names February Short Screenplay Winners

A record setting 5 short screenplays were performed at the festival in February 2016.

Updated: 02/18/2016 Full Story
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Advice from 2015 CineStory Fellow Matt Fantaci

Last year I submitted my script to the Cinestory Foundation's 2015 Screenwriting Contest at the last minute, on the last day of their Extended Late Deadline. A friend/mentor of mine gave me just the nudge I needed. After reading up on CineStory I did a quick polish of my script and sent it off. A few months later I found out that I had won.

Updated: 02/16/2016 Full Story

WeScreenplay Names Contest Finalists

WeScreenplay has announced their 2015 Screenwriting Contest finalists.

Updated: 02/12/2016 Full Story

CineStory Names 2016 TV/Digital Finalists

CineStory has named their 2016 TV/Digital Finalists in all categories: Original Drama, Original Comedy, Spec Drama, and Digital.

Updated: 02/12/2016 Full Story

WILDSound Announces February Feature Screenplay Winners

Updated: 02/11/2016 Full Story

Scriptapalooza announces 2016 Producer Requests

Scriptapalooza has announced their latest batch of producer script requests.

Updated: 02/10/2016 Full Story

Which Screenwriting Contests Should You Enter in 2016?

Here at MovieBytes, we get this question a lot. With more than 400 screenwriting contests in our database, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of contests clamoring for your entry fees. And let's face it, not all contests are created equal. Some of them of can launch your Hollywood career while others can, well, cash your check.

Updated: 02/09/2016 Full Story

CineStory Names TV Original Content Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016 CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship.

Updated: 02/08/2016 Full Story

BlueCat Names Feature and Short Screenplay Quarterfinalists

BlueCat has named their feature screenplay quarterfinalists from among 4,523 submissions. Short Screenplay quarterfinalists have also been announced from among 2,086 entries.

Updated: 02/07/2016 Full Story

Fan Fiction Fest Names February Contest Winner

The Fan Fiction Festival has named the DOCTOR WHO episode "The Time Cuckoo" by David Gilbank & Paul Renhard as its Screenplay Contest Winner for February, 2016.

Updated: 02/01/2016 Full Story
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Stage 32 Happy Writers Announces New TV Fellowship

Stage 32 Happy Writers has partnered with the Writers Assistant Network and over a dozen agencies and management companies to announce an intriguing new three month Fellowship for ten aspiring TV writers.

Updated: 02/01/2016 Full Story
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Scriptapalooza Tips for Screenwriters

Scriptaplooza President Mark Andrushko has a list of do's and don'ts for entering Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts, and other contests, too.

Updated: 01/31/2016 Full Story

Fresh Voices Announces 2015 Quarterfinalists

The Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced their quarterfinalists for 2015. (PDF format)

Updated: 01/27/2016 Full Story

TrackingB Names 2015 Contest Winners

David Marmor's Invariant has been been named the overall winner of the 2015 TrackingB Screenwriting Competition. The script is about two students investigating the nature of time who discover a way to send messages to the past -- and soon find themselves fighting desperately to change the future they've been shown.

Updated: 01/26/2016 Full Story
HollywoodIQ:

Dear MovieBytes:
Should I hire a screenwriting consultant?

M.T. wants to know if screenwriting consultants are worth the money.

Updated: 01/26/2016 Full Story

FilmMakers Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 14th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards.

Updated: 01/26/2016 Full Story

WildSound TV Names January, 2016 Contest Winners

Updated: 01/25/2016 Full Story

WeScreenplay Names Semifinalists

The WeScreenplay Competition has announced screenplay semifinalists for 2015.

Updated: 01/22/2016 Full Story

Spec Scriptacular Names Finalists

TVWriter.com has named the finalists for their 21st Spec Scriptacular TV Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/22/2016 Full Story

Shore Scripts Posts Interviews with Contest Winners

Shore Scripts has posted video and print interviews with their 2015 contest winners.

Updated: 01/19/2016 Full Story
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Industry Insider's Judd Payne Offers Contest Insight

Judd Payne has produced or executive produced over fifteen film and television projects including 2012’s hit comedy Bernie, among many others. He also came up with the logline for the latest iteration of the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 01/19/2016 Full Story

WILDSound Names January Feature and Short Screenplay Winners

Updated: 01/18/2016 Full Story

Spec Scriptacular Names Semifinalists

TVWriter.com has named their Spec Scriptacular Semifinalists for the contest ending December 1, 2015.

Updated: 01/18/2016 Full Story

Scriptapalooza Fellowship Names 17 Recommended Writers

The 2016 Scriptapalooza Fellowship has announced their 17 recommended writers. Winning Fellows will be announced on February 15th.

Updated: 01/14/2016 Full Story

CineStory Names TV/Digital Retreat Semifinalists/Quarterfinalists

CineStory has named quarterfinalists (and some semifinalists) for the their first TV/Digital Retreat.

Updated: 01/14/2016 Full Story

Script Pipeline's Matt Misetich

Matt Misetich started as a freelance reader at Script Pipeline in 2006, and gradually assumed more managerial duties until he eventually became the contest's full-time Director of Development. Prior to joining Script Pipeline, Matt worked at the film distribution company, Alpha Media.

Updated: 01/12/2016 Full Story
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Script Pipeline's Matt Misetich

Matt Misetich started as a freelance reader at Script Pipeline in 2006, and gradually assumed more managerial duties until he eventually became the contest's full-time Director of Development. Prior to joining Script Pipeline, Matt worked at the film distribution company, Alpha Media.

Updated: 01/12/2016 Full Story

WILDSound Names January 1st Scene Winners

Updated: 01/11/2016 Full Story

Back in the Box Names 2015 Screenplay Winners

Michael Vincent Montgomery's Neema and Sid Go Totally Off Grid has been named the Best Original Screenplay of the 2015 Back in the Box Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 01/11/2016 Full Story

Taking Notes: Thoughts on Receiving Judge's Feedback

By page Contest Judge Heidi Hornbacher.

Updated: 01/05/2016 Full Story
HollywoodIQ:

Taking Notes: Thoughts on Receiving Judge's Feedback

Months of pain and hard work. Maybe years. That's what it takes to craft a script you're proud of. You know there's something brilliant there. In fact, you're sure of it, so you submit your script to a contest.

And then you don't win.

Updated: 01/05/2016 Full Story

WeScreenplay Names Quarterfinalists

WeScreenplay has named their screenwriting competition quarterfinalists for 2015.

Updated: 12/31/2015 Full Story

Screenwriter Showcase Names 2015 Contest Winners

Warren Paul Glover's Table for Two? has been named the winner of the 2015 Screenwriter Showcase Contest.

Updated: 12/30/2015 Full Story
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Contest Winner Mark Stasenko

For 27-year-old Mark Stasenko, 2015 has been a very good year. First he was named the Grand Prize Winner of the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition for his screenplay Continuum, then he won a coveted ScreenCraft Fellowship for his script Losing Touch. We caught up with Mark to discuss his writing and the impact of these contest wins on his fledgling career.

Updated: 12/28/2015 Full Story
HollywoodIQ:

Dear MovieBytes:
Should I Give Away My First Script for Free?

R.C. wants to know if he should give away his first script for free in order to win attention for his other screenplays.

Updated: 12/26/2015 Full Story

Courier Awards Names 2015 Contest Winners

Stephen M. Hunt's Swans Have Angel's Wings has won the 2015 Courier Award for Best Screenwriting.

Updated: 12/19/2015 Full Story

WILDSound TV Fest Announces December 2015 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Updated: 12/18/2015 Full Story
HollywoodIQ:

Conquering the Contest Circuit -
Tips on Scoring & Placing Higher

It seems like more and more screenwriters are breaking into the industry by being discovered from a contest. From securing managers, getting hired, selling scripts to movies and TV pilots being produced, placing high in a reputable contest could lead to recognition that could jump-start your career.

Updated: 12/15/2015 Full Story

Courier Awards Names Finalists for 2015

Finalists in catagories have been named for the 2015 Courier Awards.

Updated: 12/13/2015 Full Story

WILDsound Announces December Feature Screenplay Winners

Updated: 12/13/2015 Full Story

Final Draft Names Top 3 Big Break Finalists

The Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition has named their Top 3 Scripts in all categories.

Updated: 12/08/2015 Full Story

Scriptapalooza TV Announces Script Requests

The Scriptapalooza TV competition has announced all the producers and managers that have requested their winning scripts.

Updated: 12/07/2015 Full Story

1st Scene Screenplay Festival Announces December 2015 Scene Script Winners

Updated: 12/03/2015 Full Story
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ScreenCraft Fellowship Seeks to Foster Strategic Relationships

After meeting initially at Open Road Films, John Rhodes and Cameron Cubbison founded ScreenCraft in 2012. We caught up with Cameron to discuss ScreenCraft and their 3rd Annual Screenwriting Fellowship, which has a final deadline coming up on January 15th.

Updated: 12/01/2015 Full Story

Shore Scripts Names Contest Winners

Life Expectancy by Louis Ackerman has been named the winner of the Shore Scripts Screenplay Competition. Street Hassle by James Price was the winner of the Short Script competition.

Updated: 11/27/2015 Full Story

StoryPros International Names Quarterfinalists

StoryPros International has named their 9th Annual quarterfinalists.

Updated: 11/25/2015 Full Story

WILDSound Announces November TV Winners

Updated: 11/24/2015 Full Story

WILDsound Announces November Feature Screenplay Winners

Watch the 2 winning Table Readings performed by professional actors.

Updated: 11/21/2015 Full Story

Great Gay Screenplay Contest Announces Winner

Pride Films and Plays has announced the winner of their 2015 Great Gay Screenplay contest: Somebody to Love by Jay Cipriani.

Updated: 11/20/2015 Full Story

Courier Awards Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2015 Courier Awards.

Updated: 11/15/2015 Full Story

International Family Film Festival Names Winners

The International Family Film Festival (IFFF) has named their 2015 Winners and Finalists in all categories.

Updated: 11/12/2015 Full Story

Austin Fest Names 2015 Award Winners

Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced its 2015 Jury and Hiscox Audience and Courage Award Winners in Film, as well as the Screenplay & Teleplay Competition winners.

Updated: 11/12/2015 Full Story

Wildsound Names 1st Scene Contest Winners

Wildsound has named their 1st Scene Contest Winners for November, 2015.

Updated: 11/11/2015 Full Story

Shore Scripts Names Finalists

Shore Scripts has named their Feature and Short Script finalists. Winners will be announced November 25th.

Updated: 11/11/2015 Full Story

ScreamFest Names Top Five Screenplays

ScreamFest has named announced their Top 5 Horror Screenplays for 2015.

Updated: 11/09/2015 Full Story
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