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WriteMovies Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest

WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

Welcome everybody to the latest WriteMovies main contest – the Winter 2018 Screenwriting Competition!

We’re really enjoying the progress of our contests and winners, and all you writers out there, so it brings us great joy whenever a new contest starts!

After a satisfying response to the Summer Contest we decided to keep on our new special awards – the “Book with the Best Screen Potential” and “Best teleplay or Pilot” will remain a part of the Winter contest! (By the way, the Summer winners of these cool prizes will be announced this Friday. Exciting times!)

You might be familiar with our fabulous prizes: $2000 in cash for our grand prize winner, one free year of script development for our top three winners as well as guaranteed pitching to industry, and exclusive script and logline listings in InkTip’s script Directory and in their very popular magazine (sent to 1000s of producers and executives!).

Get involved with one of the few screenwriting contests that gets writers produced! And give yourself the best chance of success by checking our Writing Tips and Submissions Tips (CLICK HERE) before you submit…

UK and EU customers need to use the form on the page at THIS link (CLICK HERE) in order for us to continue to contact you after May 2018. Submitting to the form on this page may result in a subsequent loss of service for UK/EU customers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird November 12, 2017 $29
Standard December 3, 2017 $39 13
Late December 24, 2017 $49 34
Final Extension January 14, 2018 $59 55

Flat Fee for Books: $69.

Free entry is available for anyone who orders a consultancy package. These include Judging Feedback (3-4 pages at $99), Studio Consultancies(4-5 pages at $129), Development Notes (7-8 pages of in-depth analysis at $199), and Elite Consultancy (your chance to talk to an industry professional for just $399). Finally, you can get a Studio Consultancy, Development Notes, and free contest entry for just $229 with our Deluxe Package. http://writemovies.com/consulting-for-writers/

Notification: Quarter-finalists: October 6th - Semi-finalists: October 20th - Winners: November 3rd

Rules

Entries must have cover sheet with contact info in order to be considered. Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

  • Grand Prize: $2,000 in cash and guaranteed representation. 1 Full year of script mentoring for the winners, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts. Worth $3,200
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company with theatrical credits wishes to option the script, we will fly the winner to Los Angeles and pay (up to $4,000) for their accommodation. We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies (such as Neal Moritz Productions, Bruckheimer Films, Scott Rudin Prods.) and studios (Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, etc.). You keep ALL the option/sales money up to $1m. The Grand Prize winner is also pitched to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale. We will pitch your script to companies such as CAA, ICM, William Morris Endeavor, ACME, The Gage Group, etc. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.
  • The second-place winner will receive our free Platinum consulting package.
  • The third-place winner will receive our free Gold consulting package. Intensive pitch coaching to help you get immediate attention and stand out as a pro amongst the hordes of wannabes.
  • InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.s sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

“Book with Best Screen Potential” Award - The winner will get FREE Development Notes to help them adapt it to a screenplay or documentary (or to help them find a screenwriter who can), and a free re-entry to our next main contest for their redrafted work.

“Best Teleplay or Pilot” - The winner of this award will receive free Development Notes to help make their teleplay or pilot break through and a free re-entry to our next main contest for their redrafted work. With on-demand bringing the best shows into our homes whenever we want them, the appetite for scripted TV shows is massive.

WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

WriteMovies.com Celebrates International Writing Contest Winners

WriteMovies.com experienced a very successful turnout for a reception celebrating the winners of its recent international writing and short film contests, held at The Lot, (Warner Hollywood Studios), on October 8, 2002.

The reception for the winners as well as the top ten participants started at 6 P.M. at the studio commissary and went on till well past midnight.

“Contestants flew in from all over the US as well as France, Germany, Switzerland, England, Austria and Guadeloupe, putting us firmly on the map as THE global venue for writers and filmmakers,” said Alex Ross, President of WriteMovies.com. “Our guests munched on prawns, crab cakes and all sorts of international delicacies, sipped fine wine and chatted with Academy nominated Hollywood players.”

The guest of honor was Niki Marvin, the producer of The Shawshank Redemption.

Jeff Dixon was the $2000 grand prizewinner for his horror/thriller, Dermis (staged in the eerie world of tattoo collectors). Dixon was offered representation for his script with personal requests for copies from Jon Landau (Titanic) and Joel Simon (Wild, Wild West, X-Men) and other top execs at Castle Rock, New Regency, and Kennedy/Marshall etc. He also picked up a copy of Final Draft and Richard Stefanik's, Megahit Movies.

Second place went to Jimmy Shea for Chat Room, another thriller with cybersex as the backdrop. Third place goes to Cornelia Kempf and her novel, Die Gaerten Von Damaskus (The Gardens of Damascus), a dramatic love story about an enslaved German nobleman and an Arabian Princess set during the Crusades (slated for a screenplay adaptation).

Second and third place winners will have their projects submitted to production companies, studios and agencies and also received a free copy of the Final Draft software and Stefanik's book.

Other top 10 finalists included Justin Brewer's, The Whale Room (4), William Carey's, The Twenty Nothings (5), Fred Gene's, L'Illumine De La Pleine Lune (6), Eric Anderson's, Accidental J (7), Melinda Mullin's, Gas, Knife, Pills (8), Bettina Szrama's, Die Geistheilerin (9) and 10th place went to Muni Leykauf's, Nun. (See the WriteMovies.com website for a full listing of finalists and semi-finalists).

Carolyn Miller picked up a check for $500 for her short film, Yo, Tyronne, and several producers and agents have requested a spin of her reel. Second place went to: Arnault Labaronne, (France) for Appel d’Air. Third place to: Eugene Grobler, (Great Britain) for Close Encounter. WriteMovies.com is submitting copies of the films to agencies and producers world wide, to help these directors secure a feature deal.

Attendees at the reception included producer Niki Marvin (Shawshank Redemption), Peter Saphier (Scarface, Deer Hunter, Lost in Space), Fred Kuehnert (Buddy Holly Story, Beneath Loch Ness), Bob Sobhani (Zide/Perry), Patrick Ewald (Crystal Sky), Alan Grodin (Weissman, Wolf, Grodin Attorneys), Sandra Prassel (Intertainer), Johannes Schlichting (Constantine), Barbara Alexander (Media Artists), Lynn Hacking (Final Draft), Nadine Hamdan (Film Stew), Julio Sobral (Fox) etc.

Writers and directors flew in from all over the US as well as France, Germany, Switzerland, Guadeloupe and Austria.

The next contest closes Oct 31. See the WriteMovies.com website for details.

“The main objective of the company is to help open doors for up and coming screenwriters and directors often missed or ignored by Hollywood,” says WriteMovies.com president Alex Ross. “The goal is to provide a richer entertainment experience for all of us by offering new perspectives,” he adds.

Via management, writing contests, script analysis, and other writing services, WriteMovies.com is the only international film making site to operate in six languages and effectively reach out to writers and film makers all over the world.

One board member, Tom Craig, Senior Executive VP at Universal Studios, responsible for such pictures as Shakespeare in Love says, "WriteMovies.com has an experienced staff that helps you tailor your project to give it the best possible chance of landing on the desk of potential buyers. I recommend WriteMovies very highly".

Updated: 10/14/2002
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WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
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 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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