Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenwriting Contest

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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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

Contact

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

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

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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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WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

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

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

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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Pat Fitzgerald

An interview with screenwriter Pat Fitzgerald regarding the Wisc. Screenwriters Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: KID, the true story of William "Billy the Kid" Bonney. He lived to right the injustices done to him by New Mexico's power mongers and died for the love of a woman.

KID's plot is an interweave of historically proven facts about Billy's life and the previously untold legend--told to me by the Kid's great grandson--of the woman who bore his child.

I'm a Billy the Kid historian who's never been pleased with any film made about Billy--or rather, any film in which his name was exploited. I figured it was up to me to accurately capture his spirit via a screenplay.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Christine DeSmet, from whom I took a screenwriting tutorial, urged me to enter. KID is my first screenplay. The Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum's contest is the only one in which I have competed--so far.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes, I'm satisfied with how the contest was conducted. The deadlines weren't met with the greatest of accuracy. I believe this is because the judges didn't care to do a rush job and I appreciate their dedication.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: I await my feedback with confidence it will be helpful.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I am currently planning a strategy to market Kid.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I'm a chick who hangs out with bikers and blues musicians. I love Western history, cowboy movies and movies in general.

I was bitten by a writing bug years ago and consider a day spent not writing as a day wasted. I gave screenplay writing a try to challenge myself; the concept seemed so impossible. Much to my surprise, I discovered I enjoy the process.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: Nope, I do not live in Los Angeles. I have no plans to move there, but one should never say never.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I started a new Western script, about the numerous shady characters who once populated Las Vegas, New Mexico. Las Vegas is the Old West's best kept secret. Every famed outlaw and lawman either lived or passed through there at one time. I plan to be the first to portray the town in a film.

I am also outlining a psychological thriller that takes place in modern times, involving a psychiatrist who is kidnapped by one of his patients.

Posted Monday, July 16, 2007

WSF Screenwriting Experience Contest

Contact

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

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

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    
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