Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

Wisc. Screenwriters

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

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https://www.wiscreenwriterforum.org/
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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 Call for Entries

The Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum announces its 2003 Screenwriting Contest. Entries in both categories, Movies/Features and Television, must be postmarked on or before October 1, 2004.

The Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum (WSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting screenwriters at all levels of expertise in their efforts to write and market their scripts. We have 300+ members nationwide. Our contest is unique in that all submitting writers receive comments and constructive criticism from as many as six different judges (and no fewer than three). No matter how they fare in the judging, each entrant gets valuable input concerning their writing efforts.

The entry fee is $35.00. Membership in WSF is required. Non-members may join when they enter by submitting an additional $35.00 membership fee. Wisconsin residency is NOT a requirement.

Feature screenplays are judged in two rounds before going to guest celebrity judges. For the first round, movie/feature writers must submit three copies of a one-page synopsis, along with three copies of the first 20 pages of their script. These entries will be judged on a "Pass/No Pass" basis by three judges, who will also supply comments about their decisions. Those that receive a "Pass" from at least two judges will advance to the second round.

Upon notification that they have advanced to the second round, movie/feature writers must submit three copies of their complete script.

Television writers must enter three copies of their complete script for the first round.

The three finalists in each category will be submitted to our final Guest Judges. The Guest Judges are yet to be announced.

The first place winner in both the feature and the television divisions will receive a $250 cash prize. The top three finalists in the feature division receive certificates, free listing on InkTip.com - an on-line script referral service - and reads at several agencies. Names of winners and finalists are sent to trade papers, such as The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Winners and Finalists are encouraged to use their WSF contest placement to help introduce themselves to production companies, agents, studios, and educational opportunities such as AFI programs and Disney fellowships.

Scripts that tackle a risky subject in a positive and compelling manner may also qualify for the Mel Brenner Memorial Award in Scriptwriting, named for an award-winning writer and WSF member. The winner of this award receives a $100 honorarium.

More information and submission forms can be found at www.wiscreenwritersforum.org or by sending a SASE to:

WSF Screenwriting Contest
P.O. Box 7456
Madison, WI 53707-7456

Updated: 08/20/2004

WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

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Email:
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