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Creative World Awards

Creative World Awards

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Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

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Objective

Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion.

Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival. The writer will receive imdb credit, and the short will be used to help promote the GPW’s feature script.

CWA has built relationships with some of the industry's leading companies such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, GreeneStreet Films, Relativity Media, Crystal Sky, Icon Films & Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, and more - all of which get first looks at the top winners. The competition plays a critical role in connecting emerging talented writers with companies and individuals in the industry looking to develop and produce projects.

Writers have seven categories to compete in. Please see the CWA website for a descriptive breakdown of each of the main genre categories, which include:

Feature Screenplay Categories:
Action/Adventure
Horror/Thriller/Fantasy
Comedy
Drama/Family

Short Script/Teleplay Categories:
Short Film Scripts
Original TV Sitcom Pilot
Original TV Drama Pilot

Coverage: Known for going beyond the status quo, CWA provides invaluable judge’s feedback and coverage. Interactive features can also be found on the website including blogs, industry resources, and feature interviews with many high profile executives, writers, producers, and directors.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early November 30, 2017 $39 12
Regular December 30, 2017 $49 42
Late February 15, 2018 $59 89
Final April 5, 2018 $69 138
Extended May 17, 2018 $75 180

*For TV and Short Film entries, deduct $10 off the above feature film entry fee amounts. To add the Judge's Scorecard & Brief Notes, add $40 to the entry fee.

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Notification: Preliminary Finalists – Week of August 1; Quarter Finalists - Week of August 8; Semi Finalists - Week of August 15; Finalists - Week of August 22; Season Winners - Week of August 29

Rules

Please visit website for a list of rules & guidelines.

Awards

Special thanks to the CWA sponsors for helping line up a fantastic prize package worth over $30,000 in cash and prizes, including the opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner to receive a production award with imdb credit.

CWA is known for placing special emphasis on ways to bring writers more opportunities for publicity and production. In conjunction with The Moving Image Xchange and Richmond International Film Festival, CWA now offers the Grand Prize Winner the opportunity to have a short version of their winning script produced. The film gets a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival, which gives the writer official imdb credit, festival entry, and more.

Additionally, for the short screenplay category winner, should the winner get the script produced, that film will also be awarded free Official Selection entry into the Richmond International Film Festival, and get a guaranteed premiere. CWA awards many prizes across several categories for features, shorts, and television, so please see the website for a complete listing.

The annual Creative World Awards is more than a competition; it's a platform to further refine your work, develop your craft, and get your foot in the door.

Creative World Awards

Contact

Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
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Creative World Awards

Contact

Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 95    
Have you entered?
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Interview with Heather Waters on CWA's New Production Award

Heather is the Co-founder of CWA & the Director of the 2014 Grand Prize Winner's Film, The People V. God, Screenplay by Paul Undari.

What prompted you to start the new production opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner?

Since forming CWA eight years ago, our goal has always been to run a great competition. We also wanted to provide a bridge between the writers and our colleagues who are always on the lookout for talent and new material. Our aim continues to be three-fold: Go the extra mile when it comes to developing writers, run a top notch contest, and lastly assist writers in the promotion of their work, hopefully getting them one step closer to securing representation or an option deal.

We've had many successes at this over the years, and yet we felt it was time to do even more and take an aggressive and proactive approach in-house as well. Because Marlene and I are both filmmakers, it made perfect sense for us to provide a short film production opportunity that we produce ourselves. We couldn't think of a better way to go the extra mile in our efforts to be a launch pad for writers.

Can you explain the process of how it works?

Sure, each year the Grand Prize Winner gets cash and prize package as part of their winnings. With the short film production, they now have the opportunity to forgo a small portion of the package and in turn opt for the opportunity to have a short adaptation of their winning feature script produced. CWA covers the production costs, and the short film also gets a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival, which is a fest I founded four years ago. If the winner chooses the production route, we work with them the month following their win to help them carve out a short script that will be compelling for the screen, and one that can also be used later as a tool to help generate interest in their feature script. It's a fun, unique process that's collaborative. In fact, I think the writers take a lot away from the experience, even above the premiere, imdb credit, the promotional tool, etc. It's really the perfect win-win platform.

Although it's time consuming to produce and direct it, the first year it has proven to be a big success with The People v. God (written by Paul Undari). As a writer, Paul was a fantastic contributor to the creative process, and it has been a pleasure working with him. For his, we decided to actually option the feature version ourselves outside of CWA, and are currently working on securing financing for that production.

What can we expect from you next?

Well, mainly a whole lot more of what we've done in the past - working with writers, developing and advising them wherever we can - and of course we're also helping finalize option deal arrangements for many of last year's writers (four outside of The People v. God are very close to signing). Other than that, we're eager to see how this season plays out as well. The industry is always hungry for great new material, and getting to play a part in seeing stories come to life is incredibly rewarding. We're always trying to brew up something fresh and new, so from there, folks will just have to stay tuned. We promise to keep doing our part as long as the writers keep doing theirs - and that's writing great, new material.

To check out the trailer of the short for The People v. God, check out the Vimeo link below!

The People v. God trailer: https://vimeo.com/95340488 Password: peoplevgod

Updated: 05/22/2014
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Creative World Awards

Contact

Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 95    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Updated: 01/01/2009
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