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 Benefit Chicago Film Premiere of Lions Gate Film "STEAL THIS MOVIE"

The Thursday, August 24th Chicago premiere of STEAL THIS MOVIE, a film about the rise and fall of Abbie Hoffman in the maze of music, politics and personal struggle of the 60s and 70s, is the centerpiece of a benefit for CineStory, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization and conservatory for independent screenwriters. The screening begins at 7pm at Loews Pipers Alley Theater (North and Wells).

Cast members, including Vincent D'Onofrio (Abbie Hoffman), director Robert Greenwald, and writer screenwriter Bruce Graham, are planning to participate.

The Lions Gate presentation stars D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Kevin Pollak, and opens its regular run at the Pipers Alley Theater on Friday, August 25.

Included in the two days of rapping, ruminating and revisiting the 60s and 70s is a free sit-in panel session with veteran activists and journalists from the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations including Mike Gray (documentarian AMERICAN REVOLUTION II, THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON, screenwriter, CHINA SYNDROME) Gordon Quinn (President, Kartemquin Films, exec. Producer HOOP DREAMS and VIETNAM, LONG TIME COMING) Ron Pitts (Filmmaker/Activist) Bob Hercules, Producer/Director (THE DEMOCRATIC PROMISE: SAUL ALINSKY AND HIS LEGACY, founder and co-owner of Media Process Group) Mary Dixon, WXRT Radio News Anchor, will facilitate the rap session which is 3-5 PM on Thursday, August 24 at the Second City ETC Theater.

During the 5-7 dinner break restaurant sponsors, Marcello's Father and Son Restaurant (Gourmet pizza and sandwiches) and Un Diamo's (Northern Italian eclectic), will offer a free glass of beer or wine to STEAL THIS MOVIE ticket holders when they purchase their meal.

Following the 7pm movie screening at Loews Pipers Alley, is a Q&A discussion by the film creators, makers and actors of STEAL THIS MOVIE and then, a post-screening "Steal This Party" dessert reception, performance art and open mic at Un Diamo at 1617 North Wells that will include Richard Catovsky's unique portrayal of Abbie Hoffman. Radio Station WXRT radio is sponsoring all the Thursday events, and supporting sponsors include Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Kinko's in Evanston , Video Replay, T-GO and Company, as well as Marcello's Father and Son Restaurants and Undiamo's.

Capping the events is a one-day intensive screenwriting workshop by STEAL THIS MOVIE screenwriter, Bruce Graham, on Saturday, August 26, at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America East and the Graham School of General Studies, University of Chicago.

For ticket purchase of Thursday events, call (312) 464-8725. For registration of Saturday writing workshop call the Graham School at (800) 997-9689. Full details of each event are on view at CineStory's website, www.cinestory.com. More information can be found www.wxrt.com and www.stealthismovie.com. CineStory is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation.





Updated: 08/18/2000

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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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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