MovieBytes WinningScripts
      Message Board| Contest Comments| Update Profile| WinningScripts|

Screenwriting Contest Discount Coupons

Message Board

Screenwriting Contests Discussion Forum Subscribe in an RSS Reader

Messages posted since 07/27/2014
[Logout]

Topic: 7th Annual Indie Screenwriting competition

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 01/30/10 04:39 PM

This came as a real shock...not!

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF SUBMISSIONS our 7th Annual iP Screenwriting Contest is still in the judging phase. WE HAVE PUSHED OUR WINNER & FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENTS BACK TO FEBRUARY 7TH WHILE WE CONTINUE JUDGING - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! Previous winner Anne MacIver was hired to write a $15 million feature film for Kerry David and Jon Gunn because she won the iP Screenwriting Contest - will you be next?

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 01/30/10 07:22 PM

"because she won the iP Screenwriting Contest" - is that true? What is the website of this contest?

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 01/30/10 08:04 PM

http://www.indieproducer.net/FilmContests/7th-annual-screenwriting

Cheers,

Mike

Author: Stephen Hoover Posted: 01/31/10 12:37 AM

I think I entered this one. Maybe. Guess I'll find out...

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/08/10 05:06 AM

Pushed back to the 14th Feb.

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/14/10 05:12 AM

Some winners announced:

Mine should really read SHADOW TRADE, either that or the winner who wrote Shadowland (A well known film!) is gonna be pissed!

I guess they were rushing!

We are thrilled to be able to present the winners from our 7th Annual iP Screenwriting Contest. Winners will be notified on Monday by phone - congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of the submissions that were sent in from all over the world!

Best New Latin Voice:

Coyote Crossing - Eric Reynolds

Best Screenplay - Drama

Snakehead - Wenhwa Ts'au

Best Screenplay - Action/Adventure

Shadowland - Mike Donald

Best Screenplay - Animation

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Horror

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Sci-Fi

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Period/Historical

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 02/14/10 01:32 PM

Congrats Mike!

-i

Author: Heather Hughes Posted: 02/14/10 01:35 PM

Congratulations, Mike!!!

Heather

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/14/10 02:18 PM

They've corrected my script title...er, and I won the animation as well...shame I competed against myself in the thriller section, I should have slipped it into the Horror section :)

NEW DETAILS.

We are thrilled to be able to present the winners from our 7th Annual iP Screenwriting Contest. Winners will be notified on Monday by phone - congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of the submissions that were sent in from all over the world!

Best New Latin Voice:

Coyote Crossing - Eric Reynolds

Best Screenplay - Drama

Snakehead - Wenhwa Ts'au

Best Screenplay - Action/Adventure

Shadow Trade - Mike Donald

Best Screenplay - Horror

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Sci-Fi

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Period/Historical

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Comedy

Will be revealed by end of day Feb 14th

Best Screenplay - Animation

Rose's War (The St. Valentine Day's Flower Massacre) by Michael Donald

Author: Ron Brassfield Posted: 02/14/10 04:05 PM

Very impressive, Mr. Donald! Wins in two categories! Please keep us posted as to what happens with the prizes from here, eh?

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 02/14/10 04:58 PM

I didn't even notice the 2nd category. Thats awesome Mike!

Author: Michael Murphy Posted: 02/15/10 12:02 AM

Well done, Mike! Very nice!

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/15/10 06:41 AM

They have prizes! I was just doing it for the warm glow :)

I think you just get to press the flesh and schmooze with some industry types...I'd love a copy of the new final draft as my one is circa 1888!

I'm just putting a furnace under myself for my L.A spec season visit in a few days time...spooky to win on Valentine's day with a Valentine's script tho'!

Who knows, I may even get an agent/manager etc...

Watch this space ;0

Cheers,

Mike

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/15/10 07:00 AM

These are the prizes, so I may get a final draft, plus some rep maybe...as I writer I never like the word "Include" but hey, I'll be in L.A so might get a face to face.



Beautiful iP Winner's Plaque

One on one meeting with an executive to discuss your

script (a phone call can be arranged if you live out of

Los Angeles)

Studio level coverage of your script

Final Draft 8, Screenwriting Software for the winner

of each genre

Your Script Optioned by Producer Kerry David of

Lucky Crow Films

Financing & Distribution consideration by Lonnie

Ramati at Millenium Films

Financing would be nice!

Again, TBC

Mike

Author: Robert Watson Posted: 02/15/10 10:48 AM

Just two winners in this one, Mike? You're slippin'.

Congratulations.

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/15/10 02:37 PM

We all have off days Robert...now if I'd slipped Deadeye and Louisiana Blood into the horror section...but then it's an addiction!

Cheers,

Mike

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/16/10 03:20 PM

Just found out from the competition that they had to chose between Louisiana Blood and Shadow Trade from their top five picks! That'll teach me to compete with myself...Dohhhhh, a Homer moment!

Cheers,

Mike

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/24/10 11:46 PM

Hi all,

Just a quick update...L.A is another planet! Had meeting with Kerry David, I decided to go with her as my exec prod, gut feeling. She's set up some good meetings for me over here, Bubble Factory today, Dreamworks tomorrow.

I have enough experiences for a UK scribe in Hollywood piece but didn't hear back from the runner of MB, so may have to post on a thread.

Not sure if the webmail address was correct anyway.

Picture the scene in the Bubble Factory valet car park, Bentley, Masserati, Ferrari, Porsche...and a blue Hyundi rental...yup, that's mine!

Chgeers,

Mike

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 02/25/10 11:33 AM

You should've tipped the guy a twenty to park it right at the front!

Good luck with the meetings.

Author: MIKE DONALD Posted: 02/26/10 01:37 AM

Hi Irin,

congrats on your win for "Staten" I never knew it was a short!

I parked between the Bentley and the Masserati...the receptionist allowed me to appropriate a copy of Variety, and I got free water...they ended up pitching an idea to me, I said I'd be happy to write it for them...it was an interesting hour, supposedly the owner of the company discovered Stephen Speilberg and Shane Black...I also mentioned that they'd discovered me...they all laughed, we'll see...

Ciao for know,

Mike in Hollywood.

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 02/26/10 11:19 AM

That's awesome. Good meeting.

On "Staten" - the feature had done very well in the comps, but I didn't seem to have any takers. So I decided to write a short version and shoot it (basically the reverse of films/scripts like Gowanus/Half Nelson). I figured I could shoot it, enter festivals, and then have the feature to show. I decided to submit the short script to contests as long it wasn't ones where they'd shoot it (and direct it) for you, because I want to.

The rub - the short script has done well and I'd still like to shoot it, but I managed to keep all of the most expensive elements of the feature. The 19 page short would be more expensive than any of my other films (even a 50 minute one I made), and it's tough to find the money and (even more so with two young kids) the time right now, so it's on the back burner for the moment.