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Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

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

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Email: Click here

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Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
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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.

WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum announces 2010 Screenwriting Experience

WSF contest supports its mission of breaking down barriers in film industry

Madison, Wis. - Entries are now being accepted. The Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum has announced a deadline of October 15, 2010 for its second annual WSF Screenwriting Experience. The Screenwriting Experience is a unique contest designed specifically to mirror the experience a writer will go through when their work has been noticed by Hollywood decision makers. Submissions will be judged using realistic approaches that Hollywood studios, producers, agents, managers, and talent practice each and every day with thousands of screenplays. The celebrity judge for this year's contest is Greg DePaul, writer of "Bride Wars" starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, and "Saving Silverman" starring Steve Zahn and Jack Black. DePaul will read the final three screenplays and pick the Grand Prize winner.

The 2010 WSF Screenwriting Experience Grand Prize Winner will enjoy an upped bounty over last year, consisting of an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Annual Screenwriting Expo in October, 2011. The prize package includes airfare, Full Access Golden Pass Conference Registration, meals, lodging, and a one year subscription to Creative Screenwriting magazine. The cash outlay is valued up to $1,500.

The Four Runner-up screenwriters will receive a Screenwriting Expo Basic Pass, a year's subscription to Creative Screenwriting magazine, and invaluable feedback. The Top five semi-finalists will be selected by November 15th. They will participate in mock industry meetings that mirror sessions they will experience with Hollywood decision makers. The top five will also receive guidance on rewrites and marketing. The Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum is headed by Ken Miyamoto, a former studio script reader/story analyst and currently a represented and working screenwriter. Miyamoto began his career in Hollywood and has returned to his home state of Wisconsin to raise his children and to help provide guidance to Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum members as they pursue their Hollywood dreams. The WSF consists of more than a hundred members located throughout the United States and beyond.

Submitting screenwriters must be a WSF member in good standing. October marks the beginning of a new membership year, so anyone who would like to participate in the 2010 Screenwriters Experience who is currently not a member simply needs to pay the $50 annual membership fee, along with the $30 contest entry fee. The WSF is accepting only feature length submissions between 80-130 pages.

All submissions must be written in industry format, preferably using screenwriting software such as Final Draft or Movie Magic. All submissions must be in PDF format.

In addition to the annual contest, the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum holds monthly meetings to educate members. The next meeting will be held in Madison on Wednesday, September 1st. To learn more about the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum and their 2010 Screenwriting Experience contest, visit the website for details: www.wiscreenwritersforum.org.

Updated: 08/18/2010
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WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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