Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).
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- Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
- Open to all writers in any country, however all entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
- Scripts by multiple authors are accepted, and any awards, if given, will be divided equally among those writers. All writers must sign the entry/release form.
- Screenplays may not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced.
- More than one script may be submitted, provided that a signed entry/release form and application fee accompanies each submission.
- Scripts may be submitted under one category only. If the script qualifies for both, choose the category that best describes the overall spirit of the screenplay.
- Scripts must be the original work of the applicant(s). If based upon adapted material not in the public domain, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to make such adaptations. Sponsors do not investigate or attest to the authenticity of an applicant's statement of authorship or rights.
- Scripts must be registered with the WGA or with the US Copyright Office.
- Entries must be accompanied by a signed ENTRY/RELEASE FORM, application fee, and (optional) self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgement of receipt of submission. No other materials will be accepted.
- The Competition is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen or damaged in transit. Decisions of the judges are final.
- Sponsors, their families, and associates are ineligible for any prizes in the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards.
- Screenplays must be in English only, and may be of any genre. Please do not send originals.
- Screenplays must be in standard U.S. screenplay format, between 90 and 130 numbered pages.
- If submitting via mail, scripts must be fastened with two or three metal brads, and bound between two blank card stock covers. No handwritten or faxed manuscripts will be accepted. Double-sided scripts are encouraged.
- Title page should include author's name, address, email and phone number. The author's name must not appear anywhere inside the script itself.
If submitting by mail, make checks or money orders out to the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Please send completed application form, entry fee and script to:
Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
3699 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
ONLINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please see website for online submission guidelines.
There will be two $3000 cash prizes awarded: one to the best feature-length script with a female protagonist and one to the best feature-length script showcasing diversity. For a list of additional prizes, please visit the website, www.broadmindent.com.
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Cynosure Announces Quarterfinalists
The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards is pleased to announce their 2000 quarter-finalists.
Minority Protagonists - Quarter Finalists
Conduct Unbecoming, by Mandel E. Holland
The Glendale Dogs, by S. Heide Arbitter
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, by Robin J. Melton
Heart in Darkness, by Barbara Harman
The Inbetweener, by Michael D. Robinson II
Kingfish, by William Feustle
The Pawn, by Paula Neiman
A Promise to Keep, by Angela Cincotta
Sins of Our Fathers, by B. Acalinas & R. Gibbs
Switch Hitter, by Jacqueline Guzda
Till Love and Fame, by E. H. Parker & M. A. Parker
Yo Santa, by Brentford Monk
Female Protagonists - Quarter Finalists
Act of Contrition, by Robert Szypulski
Bauhaus Berlin, by Carol Sevilla
Clara, by Miriam Queensen
The Endless Summer of Miss Ursula Groves, by Judy Chicurel
Family Secret, by Warren Robert Hull
Follow Me, by Lisa Lutz
Fourth Dimension Games, by D. Cubias & K. Ginther
The Guardians, by L.C. Cruell
Holes, by Dennis Coleman
Hungry Shoes, by S. Boggio and M. Pearl
The Illusion of Illusion, by Jennifer LaMoureaux
Ironic Karma, by Nadine Nidan
A Kiss at Graduation, by Paula Goldberg
Lemon Tea, by Marcia L. Sinclair
Mata Hari (Eye of the Dawn), by Jerald N. Downen
Night Blooming Jasmine, by Lisanne Sartor
The Rape of Marta Alastor, by Brent Studler
Rude Awakenings, by Jennifer LaMoureaux
Saynora Sucker, by Lily Sadri and Far Dada
Strong Hearts, by Dana Lauren
Table Stakes, by Harry Longstreet
Under the Milky Way, by Leslie King
The Widow Marino, by Joan V. Herndon
Winners will be announced September 11, 2000.
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