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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Contest News

WSF Announces Contest Top 5 Finalists, Celebrity Judge

Professional screenwriter Ken Rance, who co-wrote the 2009 film New in Town starring Oscar Winner Renee Zellweger, and Grammy and Emmy winner Harry Connick, Jr. will serve as celebrity judge of the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum (WSF) Screenwriting Experience contest.

"I'm thrilled that Rance has signed on to read our final three scripts. We're honored to have him," said Ken Miyamoto. "We are now down to our final five out of all the scripts submitted. I want to thank everyone who entered. We had a great turnout. It's clear that we have a wealth of talent among the WSF membership."

The final five writers will receive Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum sponsorship for one year.

Led by Miyamoto, WSF will work with writers to get their scripts into the hands of entertainment industry contacts. On December 5th, the final five will take part in mock industry meetings in Madison, WI designed to mirror meetings they may expect when their script is considered by studios or producers. Based on the merit of their script and the outcome of these meetings, the final three will be chosen and announced December 7th. Produced screenwriter Ken Rance will make the final selection. Rance, a native of Minnesota, said he's happy to serve as celebrity judge and readily relates to the arduous journey of a screenwriter.

Rance graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Radio/Television/Film Production from the Howard University School of Communications in 1992. The following year, Rance moved to Los Angeles, CA where he landed a position as an office production assistant on "ROC", the critically acclaimed FOX series. After "ROC", he worked as an assistant at the William Morris Agency. In 1994, Rance was admitted to the CBS Television Executive Management Training Program where he developed the movie of the week, "Cyberstalk" for Norton Wright Productions/CBS Productions. He also coordinated the first annual CBS/WGAw Television Writers Workshop for emerging minority writers.

In 1996, Rance sold his first motion picture screenplay "Scary Dates" to 20th Century Fox and was later inducted into the Writers Guild of America. Since then he has written and produced many film and television projects for several major studios and independent production companies. Rance serves as a Time-Warner Mentor-in-Residence for the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University and conducts screenwriting lectures across the country.

Below are the WSF Screenwriting Experience contest Final Five:

"Fruit of the Tree"
by Fran Kaplan and Aaron Greer
One man alone speaks for thousands of silenced voices. He insists we remember our country's tragic past - yet dreams of us as "one single and sacred nationality." Fruit of the Tree is the true story of James Cameron - the only known survivor of a lynching - and his courageous life-long struggle to bear witness and promote racial healing.

"Just Deserts"
by Tom Dunn and Phil Heckman
Three brothers road trip from the Midwest to the desert southwest to help a relative "settle" her deceased spouse's estate. But they soon find out that estate is much more dangerous than they bargained for&and lots of people are determined to get it, no matter what.

"The Lifeguard"
by Rebecca Williams Spindler
Living in the water park capital of the world, Allen Banske has the ultimate job - Lifeguard. Except he's 20 years too old, out-of-shape, and uninspired to do anything else. He finds his job in jeopardy and has to enroll in night school where he falls hard for his stunningly beautiful teacher. His comical journey takes Allen through a hotel water park, a spa treatment, a wedding crashed by drunks, and a rock climbing excursion. All of which brings Allen to find his destiny, happiness, and true love.

"Papa's Hand"
by JoAnn Mills
When a white drifter poses as a black to legally marry a mixed-raced woman in segregated 1920s Virginia, he experiences bigotry from whites and blacks for the first time. He fights back by using the town's superstitious fears against them, but it all unravels when his past crime of murdering a white man is uncovered and the Klan seeks revenge.

"Sweet William"
by Baron Reed
A long time ago, Willie McSlide was the meanest player in baseball. Now rotting away in a nursing home, he finally gets a chance to tell his side of history when a documentary filmmaker comes to interview him. And what a story he has to tell. Decades ago, Willie's greatest rival - the goody-two-shoes "Gentleman" Johnny Johnson saw his career end in a terrible sex scandal. Willie's about to lay it all on the line and tell the world exactly who was to blame.

The winning screenplay will be announced January 4, 2010. The winner will receive $1,000, recognition in InkTip and a one year subscription to the Creative Screenwriting magazine.

Updated: 11/24/2009

WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

Contact

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

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

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