CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14.

One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

THE CINESTORY FEATURE RETREAT

CineStory's Retreat is dedicated to the advancement of great new voices in screenwriting. Retreat attendees are chosen from the top writers of our annual competition, the CineStory Screenwriting Awards. For four days, writers enjoy direct access to working Hollywood professionals.

Past retreat mentors include: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN), writer/director Joe Forte (FIREWALL, OUT), producer Nana Greenwald (SEVEN), producer Michelle Sy (FINDING NEVERLAND), producer and former head of Jodie's Foster prod co MEG LEFAUVE (THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS), writer Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON, MUTANT CHRONICLES) and writer/director Keith Gordon (DEXTER, WAKING THE DEAD). Show More

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Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/10/2020

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – Mid-June; Semifinalists/Invitees – Early August; Finalists – Early September; Fellow – Mid-September.

Rules

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Awards

GRAND PRIZE: THE CINESTORY FELLOWSHIP
Valued at over $17,000 this prize includes a $10,000 cash award, free meals, board and tuition at the exclusive CineStory Writers Retreat as well as a 12-month mentorship program with two Hollywood professionals hand picked for the winner. The CineStory Fellowship gives writers direct access to Hollywood professionals and has a long track record of success. Prior fellows have optioned material, gained representation and secured writing assignments with the guidance of their mentors. Also included: one-year Script Pipeline Writers Database membership; three-year subscription to Creative Screenwriting; iScript screenplay audio recording; and one-year Scripped PRO subscription.

SECOND PLACE:
Over $1500 in cash and prizes, including $1000 cash.

THIRD PLACE:
Over $1000 in cash and prizes, including $500 cash.

FINALISTS RECEIVE:
Discount on Retreat tuition.

ALL SEMIFINALISTS RECEIVE:
An invitation to the exclusive CineStory Retreat including: Three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with working Hollywood agents, managers, producers, development executives and other pros to discuss the writer's work and career strategy Open access to 15+ hours of small group sessions covering a wide rage of creative and business topics Free film screenings and other events.

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web:
http://www.cinestory.org
Email:
info@cinestory.org

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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CineStory’s 4th annual Script Sessions

Serious screenwriters ready to learn the real skinny on the trade should know about a weekend-intensive bringing together emerging writers with active industry professionals in close-knit settings. It’s CineStory’s 4th annual Script Sessions, this year in San Francisco, JUNE 4-6 at San Francisco State University.

Unlike "Selling to Hollywood" seminars given to a sea of notetakers, national screenwriting center CineStory boasts a more personable conference with a 10:1 ratio, thus providing the registrants accessibility to all visiting mentors. These pros play an active role in the development of the writer’s authentic voice, regardless the level, and not simply the sale of a ‘product.’

Made possible in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation, San Francisco State University Department of Cinema and the Film Arts Foundation, Script Sessions is committed to submerging the evolving writer in crucial information and inspiration. This is accomplished by way of sessions designed by the industry pros, pitches, one-on-one consultations, staged readings, screenings and the Prozac-like Green Room, where registrants can meet informally with industry guests over a cup of tea.

Professionals offering insight are:

Meg LeFauve, President Egg Pictures/ Producer, THE BABY DANCE

Marci Drogan, Vice President, Creative Affairs Further Films

Paige Simpson, Producer, LEAVING LAS VEGAS

Jim Powers, Director. of Development, The Shooting Gallery

Melissa Chesman, Director of Development, Redeemable Features

John Miranda, VP Ken Lipper Productions

Greg Beal, Administrator, the Nicholl Fellowships

Jonathan Kier, The Marc Platt Group

Joanne Lammers, Story Analyst, Castle Rock

Steve Pink, co-writer/producer, New Crime Productions (HI FIDELITY, GROSSE POINTE BLANK)

Eddie Pomerantz, Writer, CAUGHT, the upcoming FOR ADULTS ONLY

More guests TBA…check our website for updates.

With a commitment to keeping the weekend an intimate one, Script Sessions is restricted to just 200 registrants. To register or for more information on early registration rates, visit our website at: www.cinestory.com, or call 1-800-6STORY6.

CineStory is a non-profit national screenwriting center committed to developing the writer’s craft, cultivating in-depth knowledge of the film industry while providing alternative access points for professional quality scripts.

Updated: 03/16/1999

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web:
http://www.cinestory.org
Email:
info@cinestory.org

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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