Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

Wisc. Screenwriters

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Objective

To open doors to provide access to Hollywood. The Forum plans to leverage the experience of President Ken Miyamoto, formerly of Sony Pictures, and current paid screenwriter with Lionsgate, to benefit its members.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

Open to feature length submissions only, which generally speaking, means between 80-130 pages.

All submissions must be written in industry format, preferably using screenwriting software like Final Draft and Movie Magic.

All submission must be saved and sent in PDF format! We will not be accepting hard copies of scripts (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis). PDF format is the industry standard, so you just have to get used to it. All of the screenwriting software programs allow you to save as a PDF/Adobe file.

All submissions are to be kept anonymous, meaning that there should be no identifying information on any part of your script. The title page should have the title of your script only. No name and no contact information of any kind. The person who processes your email submission will keep the necessary records and will not be a part of the judging.

Send your submissions to the following email address with a PDF file of your screenplay attached. In the base of the email, please offer your contact information and a short synopsis of your screenplay. Again, make sure that your PDF copy of your script DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY NAME OR CONTACT INFO.

Email submissions to: secretary@wiscreenwritersforum.org

Awards

The Grand Prize will consist of an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Annual Screenwriting Expo in October, 2011, including airfare, Full Access Golden Pass Conference Registration, meals, lodging, and a one year subscription to CREATIVE SCREENWRITING magazine.* YOUR chance to attend one of the most important annual events for aspiring screenwriters.

The Four Runner-up Prizes will consist of a Screenwriting Expo Basic Pass (still working on a possible second option if writers can't make it to the Expo), a year's subscription to CREATIVE SCREENWRITING magazine, and invaluable feedback from the mock industry meetings and the celebrity judge.

*Cash outlay not to exceed $1500. Should the Grand Prize winner choose not to attend the Expo the First runner up will receive the trip. The author of the winning script will, in this case, be provided registration fee support for screenwriting contests.

Wisc. Screenwriters

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P.O. Box 7456
Madison, WI 53707-7456

Web:
https://www.wiscreenwriterforum.org/
Email:
memberservices@wiscreenwritersforum.org

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WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

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P.O. Box 7456
Madison, WI 53707-7456

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Email:
memberservices@wiscreenwritersforum.org

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Contest News

WSF Announces Contest Results

The Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum has announced the winners and runners-up of its 2002-2003 Screenwriting Contest. The final judge for the Feature Division was Cyrus Nowrasteh (writer/director of Showtime's "The Day Reagan Was Shot"). Judging the Television Division was Burt Metcalfe (executive producer of "M*A*S*H"). In addition, one script received the Mel Brenner Award, in honor of writer/activist Mel Brenner, given to an author who has taken creative risks with his/her screenplay.

The following is a listing of the winners and runners-up in both divisions of the contest, including author contact information.

FEATURE DIVISION WINNER!

Stone's Throw

Epileptic and artistic Pauley Mackenzie battles the high school bully, his over-protective mother and his own condition just to get through the day. When a beautiful, troubled widow moves in next door, Pauley must rescue her with the help of a comic book hero he draws.

Kristin Kirby
1154 NW 59th Street, Apt. A-1
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-6307
cavehorse@aol.com


Maybe In My Next Life

A romantic comedy in which a woman, desperate to find her soul mate, regresses to her past lives, but has to fight her way back to the present before losing him forever. "Ghost meets "When Harry Met Sally."

Doreen Orion
2255 S. 88th Street
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 444-4235
orion@antistalking.com


Fuzzy and the Mouse


Stock-car racing in the early 1950's in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Mouse, a 16 year-old kid, and Fuzzy, a down-on-his-luck racer, team together and go all the way to the Nationals. Mouse redeems his alcoholic father and finds it's not worth winning at any cost.

Pat Hunt
27212 Lost Colt Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 916-9144
patrickhunt@cox.net


THE MEL BRENNER AWARD-WINNER: (For the most risk-taking script - not awarded every year)

Paradise

A biopic about the poet/fascist Ezra Pound - "a failure worth all the successes of his age."

Thomas Kearney
2247 28th Street, A
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-5890


The Ghosts of Bull Run

A 16 year-old boy goes in search of his missing father and gets caught up in the Civil War, where he learns about betrayal, loyalty, love and honor.

Steve Warren
3102 Eaneswood Drive
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-7565
stevewarren@principia.edu


Not Birds, Airplanes

A gruff, middle-aged taxidermist takes a brash, wanna-be writer under his wing. Two peas in a rum-soaked pod, they come to realize that great art, and great lives, require great effort - something they're both sorely lacking until it's almost too late.

John Besmer
733 Lakewood Blvd.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 245-0808
john@planetpropaganda.com


Fire Sign


Serial arsonist targets churches.


Mark Petterson
1805 E. 4th Street
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 830-0772 mpetterson@cox.net

The Fat Lady Sings

When Duluth P.I. Byroan Dexter is asked by a politician's wife to find a correspondence school plumber she only met via the Internet years ago, Byroan outruns his pursuers, travels the wilds of Ohio and finds the plumber, but to no one's satisfaction.

Russ Meyer
3990 W. 275th Street
New Prague, MN 56071
(952) 758-3534
turtoise@worldnet.att.net


Perfectly Doug

Despite the best efforts of a lovely local and her wacky tropical island bent on keeping a secret, an ambitious archeologist digs up the truth, threatening their entire way of life. Will he chase his perfect find over his perfect love?

Doreen Orion
2255 S. 88th Street
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 444-4235
orion@antistalking.com




Luigi Board

A young man from NYC inherits a haunted pizzeria on an Arizona Indian reservation.

Robert M. Prisco
3047 E. Derbyshire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 320-1271
rprisco@jcu.edu


TELEVISION DIVISION WINNER!

Sex In the City - Seeing Is Believing

Samantha comes face-to-face with a mystery of mankind - Eurotophobia. Carrie decides whether or not to try an internet blind date, while Charlotte struggles through a dilemma of whether or not she wants to date a blind man. Miranda gets excited over breastfeeding.

Travis Opgenorth
N4415 Hidden Valley Drive
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 232-9545
northskyfilms@yahoo.com


Once and Again - At Any Given Moment

Sometimes the ones we love just can't be who we need them to be - at any given moment.

Barbara Gaillard
8, rue Antoine Bourdelle
Paris, France 75015
011 33142796116
FAX - 011 33142796113
threehalf@hotmail.com


Curb Your Enthusiasm - Dead Pussy

Larry must deal with an incontinent, freeloading cat and a very, very particular feng shui master.

Ryan Harris
11726 Blix Street
Studio City, CA 91607
(818) 506-7122
(310) 717-5860
harris_ryan@hotmail.com


Sex In the City - Platonic Tectonics

Samantha and Miranda come into conflict over a man. Charlotte is confused by her boyfriend's platonic stance on their relationship, and Carrie's romantic relationship teeters on the brink of friendship.

Travis Opgenorth
N4415 Hidden Valley Drive
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 232-9545
northskyfilms@yahoo.com


Frasier - Death and Glasses

Martin's best friend, Duke, dies. Daphne falls in with a couple of unsavory society ladies to learn how to better get along at swanky functions and Frasier thinks his new pair of glasses are attracting the beautiful funeral director.

Ryan Harris
11726 Blix Street
Studio City, CA 91607
(818) 506-7122
(310) 717-5860
harris_ryan@hotmail.com


Everybody Loves Raymond - Home Cooking

When Ray has to cook dinner for his children, he passes off Marie's cooking as his own, until Debra expects him to prepare her birthday dinner.

Heather Paster
1512 Federal Avenue, #7
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 478-8659
the_bluebell@yahoo.com


Updated: 06/11/2003

WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 7456
Madison, WI 53707-7456

Web:
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Email:
memberservices@wiscreenwritersforum.org

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