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

Please visit http://www.cinestory.org/rules-and-guidelines/ for all rules and guidelines.

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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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)
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CineStory offers Script Reading Workshop

Learn to read screenplays for coverage and competition. Get inside the heads of those who read YOUR submitted scripts. This is the only place between the coasts to learn to evaluate screenplays directly from active, working professionals.

This is a 2-day, weekend course.

WHEN: Sept. 11, 1999: 9:30 am ­ 3:00 pm and Sept. 12, 1999: 10:30 am ­ 4:00 pm

WHERE: DePaul University Building at 243 S. Wabash, 9th floor (near the corner of Jackson and Wabash, just north of the McDonald’s)

HOW MUCH: Registration Fee: CineStory Members: $145 (includes Saturday lunch) Non-Members: $160 (includes Saturday lunch)

WHAT:

• Story evaluation and appraisal techniques

• Coverage writing

• Script assessment and judging for contests

• Inside dope for writers entering competitions and submitting scripts to agencies and production companies

This course will include:

An unproduced screenplay to evaluate

Copy of a winning script from last year’s CineStory Screenwriting Awards

Plenty of handouts and sample coverages

A screenplay will be sent to registrants a week in advance to read PRIOR to the weekend seminar. There will be some overnight homework Saturday for evaluation on Sunday.

WHO:

This year’s seminar leaders:

• Brooks Ferguson, Partner, Promethean Productions. Formerly an assistant at Creative Artists Agency (CAA); assistant to Denise Di Novi (BATMAN, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE); Columbia Pictures Vice President (ED WOOD, LITTLE WOMEN); Developer and Co-Producer at 20th Century Fox with Randa Haines (CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, THE DOCTOR); Partner with Jon Landau (TITANIC)

• Jonathan Kier, Development Executive, Marc Platt Productions, Universal Studios Formerly Story Editor for Disney-based Sonnenfeld/Josephson, Miramax, and Merchant Ivory Productions. Current position centers around fostering new talent.

• Pam Pierce, Executive Director, CineStory Producer of the CineStory Screenwriting Awards, Script Consultant, Award-Winning Writer, Documentarian, Writing Instructor

WHY:

Benefits of Attending:

A new way for writers to evaluate their own craft and projects.

Valuable career information from professionals in the middle of the action.

Background and experience if you are interested in applying to read for the 4th Annual CineStory Screenwriting Awards.

HOW:

Reserve your place by calling, faxing, mailing or returning this e-mail. Place will be guaranteed upon payment in full.

Space is limited to 45 people. Please register early.

If space is available, walk-ins will be welcome.

A confirmation packet including the script to be read prior to the seminar will be sent to the address you supply above.

REMEMBER:

Outside of rewriting, rewriting and more rewriting, this is the OTHER thing you can do to become a better screenwriter ­ and a better evaluator of script material.

Updated: 08/18/1999

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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