WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition #21

We received 1000 screenplays, books, plays, short stories and articles from the following countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Georgia, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan.

The overall standard was very high, hence the large number of writers we found to be eligible for the final rounds.

We decided against many competent works for a variety of reasons. Some were not suited for the cinematic medium. Others were conceptually flawed, in that they either delivered last year's movie or an idea that was just not feasible. There is nothing sadder than a brilliantly executed "bad idea", (well, unless it's a badly executed good idea). But in all honesty, the shelves of most Hollywood pros are lined with these. We hope that those who did not make will stay in touch with us. We have enjoyed our myriad of email exchanges and are working hard at making this site more relevant to your careers. Don't forget that many of our writers got their careers going by using our consulting service-Click here

Résultats De Concours No: 22

Nous avons reçu 1000 scénarios, livres, pièces de théâtre, nouvelles, et articles des pays suivants: Les Etats-Unis, le Canada, le Royaume-Uni, l'Irlande, l'Australie, la Nouvelle Zélande, l'Allemagne, la France, la Belgique, la Suisse, l'Autriche, la Russie, l'Italie, le Mexique, le Japon, l'Afrique du Sud et Taiwan.

La standard était très élevé, par conséquent le grand nombre d'auteurs que nous avons admis á la ronde finale. Si vous ne trouvez pas votre nom sur cette liste, ça ne signifie pas que vous êtes un auteur " sans talents ". Nous croyons sincèrement que tous ceux qui sacrifient, les nuits, week-ends et souvent beaucoup plus, au rêve de devenir un auteur, mérite du respect. Nous avons décidé contre beaucoup d'oeuvres compétents pour une variété de raisons. Certains ne convenaient pas á une interpretation cinématographique. D'autres étaient conceptuellement inappropriées,où nous fournissaient une idée pour un film de l'année dernière. Il n'y a rien de plus triste qu'une " mauvaise idée " brillamment exécutée, (á moins que ce soit une bonne idée mal exécutée). Mais dans toute honnêteté, les étagères de la plupart des scénaristes de Hollywood sont garnies de ces derniers. Nous espérons que ceux qui ont été éliminés, resteront dans le contact avec nous. Nous avons apprécié notre myriade d'échanges d'email et travaillons dur á rendre ce site plus approprié á vos carrières. Avec tous nos remerciements et nos meilleurs voeux á vous tous.

Cordialement,
Le Team WriteMovies.com.

WriteMovies.com: Der internationale Schriftstellerwettbewerb: 22

Wir empfingen 1000 Drehbücher, Bücher, Theaterstücke, Kurzgeschichten und Artikel von den folgenden Ländern: USA, Kanada, Großbritannien, Irland, Australien, Neuseeland, Deutschland, Frankreich, Belgien, Schweiz, Österreich, Rußland, Italien, Mexiko, Japan, Südafrika und Taiwan.

Der gesamte Standard war sehr hoch, darum die grosse Anzahl von Autoren, die für die abschließende Runde ausgewählt wurden.

Aus dieversen Gründen entschieden wir uns gegen viele gute Arbeiten. Einige waren nicht für die Filmproduktion geeignet, andere behandelten ungeeignete Themen oder solche die bereits im vergangenen Jahr gedreht wurden.

Wir hoffen, daß diejenigen, die dieses Mal ausscheiden mit uns in Kontakt bleiben. Wir haben unsere vielen Emailaustausche genossen und arbeiten hart daran diese Site nützlicher für Ihre Karriere zu gestalten.

Mit Dank und freundlichen Grüssen,
Das WriteMovies.com Team.
phil

PHIL FERRIERE:

Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist Phil Ferriere is an alum of UCLA's Advanced Professional Program in Screenwriting. He has won several contests and placed in many well-regarded screenwriting competitions. Phil's latest action script and WriteMovies 1st place winner, ATOM SMASHERS, is inspired by the controversy surrounding Switzerland's Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, which some say could create micro black holes on Earth. In ATOM SMASHERS, Phil Ferriere focuses on a trio of physicists racing to stop a growing chunk of anti-matter from destroying the Earth, but hubris, emotional baggage and deep character flaws quickly become bigger obstacles than the scientific anomaly. Over the next few weeks, Phil will be consulting with Alex Ross in order to take ATOM SMASHERS to the next level. He is also hard at work on a thriller (in the vein of DISTURBIA and WHAT LIES BENEATH) about a 17-year-old girl who suspects a teenage boy living next door is being physically abused. As she increases her dangerous snooping, she discovers her own father might know more than he's letting on about what is happening at her neighbor's. For more information about Phil Ferriere's work, please visit http://philferriere.com.

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MARGOT JEWERS:

Margot was born and raised in Nova Scotia, although she now resides in New York. When Margot was twenty years old she met her biological mother for the first time, having been adopted. She battled schizophrenia and it was in listening to her life that much of the impetus for CLAIRE JOURNEY was formulated.
She has been acting for over 20 years, and has worked with many plays, screenplays and television scripts. From all of these sources Margot developed a love and respect for 'the story.'
While studying film production at the Newschool, Margot wrote her first screenplay, EYE CONTACT. She honed her craft by studying film editing: learning to arrange the story in the most effective manner to maximize its impact upon the viewer. She looks forward to writing other screenplays in the future -- but not before focusing on getting this very personal story made into a feature.

lachris

LA'CHRIS JORDAN:

La'Chris is a poet, actress, and award-winning playwright who was named one of the '50 to Watch' by the Dramatists Guild of America. She has written numerous plays that have been produced throughout the country in such cities as Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Her screenplays include THE SOURCE and LOVE IN THE EYES OF A STRANGER. La'Chris is currently at work on a historical romance novel, THE EMBERS OF BELLEVUE which is scheduled to be released in 2010. La'Chris is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance.

Semi-Finalists:
(official)

Finalists:
(will be complete on June 30th)

Winners:
(will be determined by August 11th)

Abdou , Andrew - CAN'T MUMBAI ME LOVE

Adair , Graham - KNOWING

Altman , Matthew - DJINN

Barnett , Kristi - UNSEEN

Burdick , Curtis & Scott - HELLHOLE

Burdick , Curtis & Scott - JONATHAN'S CAROUSELS

Buehler , Rosemarie - HÄUTUNG

Boyce , Christopher - BOAT PEOPLE

Balay , Marc - JUMP

Bates , Benjamin - WALRUS EATING BALONEY

Bennett , Gareth - HARM'S WAY

Blakemore , Neil - KILL YOUR TV

Carollo , Michael - HAPPINESS

Conlee , Chris - TREADING WATER

Chapman , Roderick - HOUSE GUESTS

Carrie , Vladimir - REBORN

Chatters , Briana - Hans Can Dance

Christian , Peter - LAST LAUGH

Coyne / Litt , Ian / Adam - ONE NIGHT STAND

Cagno , Felipe - SEEKING SAMARKAND

Clausen , Mark - HEALTH INSURANCE

Carbiener , Sarah - GALLUP - TV ORIGINAL

Davenport , Sheri - EASY ON THE EYES

Dean , Michael - BLUE DRAGON

Duncan , Ed - PIGEON BLOOD RED

Dickson , Matthew - THE TEMPLAR

Davidson , Jack - THE GREAT SIGN

Carson , Darrow - ABSOLVING GRACE

De Chauvelin , Christine - Journal d'une Hotesse de l'Air

Devlin , A.J. - Cardiac Care (TV Pilot)

Englezakis , Sotiris - SAGA CHAPTER ONE: DARK AWAKENING

Ecker , Ronald - DEAD MAN'S HAND

Eckmann , Claudia - REAL ILLUSION

Elliott , Joe - POINT OF RECEPTION

Escalante , June - THE MOSAIC COW

Espinoza , Patrick - Le dénommé Joe

Foulger , Nathan - BEGG ROCK

Ferriere , Phil - ATOM SMASHERS

Frasier , James - ROCHESTER

Frazier , Jaqueline - NUMBER 8 WIRE

Gallen , Jeffrey - JILTED

Gail , Jeidy - H.O.G.

Grant , Billy - THICKER THAN WATER - "MORE THAN CANDY"

Greenberg , Gregg - FRIENDS AND ROMANS

Gentzsch , Ethan - THE MANSARD

Golik , Mark - DEATHWIND

Goda , Billy - THE CRETAN BULL

Goodwin , Chase - JACK THE RIPPER

Goodwin , Chase - THE WEAPON THAT ENDS ALL WAR

Gorney / James, Allen J./ Alan P - COVERAGE

Hainey , Daniel - A DAY IN THE DEATH OF IAN TAMBURINI

Hainey , Daniel - SENSELESS CRIMES

Hasan , Muhammad Ali - BENAZIR

Hauschild , Markus - ReANIMATE

Hogan , Michael - THE FUNNY THING ABOUT ROAD KILL

Hwang , Boim - JEAN -PAUL & YOUNG-JA

Hiser , Doug - THE TEXAS SUGAR PUSSY KAT MURDERS

Hamedi , Leyla - ZOMBIES DON'T RUN

Harel , Drorit - LIONESS

Hogate , Janet - LOOKING FOR A MAN WITH A CORVETTE

Ivanoff , Ryan - IN THE NIGHT OF OLD DAYS

Isaacs , James - STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Jewers , Margot - CLAIRE JOURNEY

Jones , Graham - IN THE DEVIL'S NAME

Johnson , Tammy - PLAY IT BY YEAR

Kaminski , Steffen F. - THE HEAT IS ON

Keane , Yvonne - RED AND WHITE

Keane , Yvonne - TIME HEALS ALL

Klos , Susan - VOICES

Kim , Frederick - SLEEPERS (Tv Otiginal)

Kabanova , Maria - THE LIMBIC SYNDROME

Kreth , Steve - CONNECTIONS - THE ACCIDENT (TV Original)

Knowlton , Vlada - THE BUSINESS OF GETTING CLYDE

Kadas , Patrick - DRAWING MARIA

Kurtz , Rebecca Allen - 1636 (SIXTEEN THIRTY SIX)

Lepera , Margaret - NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE: I LOVE YOU NOT - AGAIN

Larkin , Brett - UGLY BETTY - LA COSA NOSTRA

Jordan , La'Chris - ROSES IN THE WATER

Mackerras , Josephine - SKIN

McKinney , Michael - SIREN: THE LAST DAYS

Meechan , Denise - RETURN TO SHANDAKEN

Montgomery , P.R. - RED CARD

Munevar , Gonzalo - NAZIS, WOMEN & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Mott , William - REVENGE OF THE PARROT

Miska , Daniel - ANNADALE

Meyer , Peder - ONE LAST THING

Mauser , Jay - THE TOWN

Marshall , Wyatt , NO PLACE FOR LOVE IN LOS ANGELES

Marshall , Wyatt , CHRISTMAS STREET

Marshall , Brian - THE CHRYSALIS

Migy-Quiquerez , Catherine - Un paquet de Lettres Anonymes et des Années Volées

Nicholis , George - HOLMES

Nordquist , Nerissa - STUCK BETWEEN HERE AND THERE

Nelson , Brian - WHITE LIGHT

Osier , Jocelyn - COMPROMISED

Paolino , Joshua - LOVE AND ASHES

Parham , Amanda - GALAPAGOS

Patrick , Kevin - THE EMANCIPATION OF HELEN MCGILL

Penningroth , Phil - BLACK DOVE

Pham Thai Lan , Espérance - The Dawn of the Emperors

Pieczenik , Roberta - WITHOUT CONSENT

Price , Brian - OLÉ

Quest , Sharlin - WITNESS FOR JFK: THE JEAN HILL STORY

Ungerer , Markus E - HUND-KATER-MAUS, NUR DAS PONY HAT VIER BEINE

Rogerson , Gordon - BLOOD AND ROSES

Rosessler , Juliana - PUSHING DAISIES

Sabbath , David - 53 Hours in Harper's Ferry

Sattar , Sabina - NCIS - "LAST RIGHTS"

Sesma , Alejandro - DREAM BOY

Sostman , Anne - RAYN

Stonich , Sarah - THESE GRANITE ISLANDS

St. Peters , Susan - WHITE ELEPHANT

Senatore , Barbara - THE LAST BIGHEART

Smith , Timothy - FINAL STATUS

Vieira , Tony - THE SUNSET ECONOMIST

Vaughan , Dave - RIDE TO VENEGEANCE

Voltigeur , Vincent - Chicago Bazar

Walker , James - SHROUDED IN DARKNESS

Wang , Patrick - IN THE FAMILY

Warren , S. Marie - BEYOND THE MIDNIGHT MOUNTAINS

Waterer , Reid - MILLIE AND DANIEL

Wynn , Todd, Tim - PANTS

Weinstock , Eric - BAD BLOOD

Wright , Chad - THE PRISONER

Wynn , Todd & Tim - THE PERFECT DEAL

Wynn , Todd & Tim - PANTS

Young , Jonathan - POINT INNOCENT

Bennett , Gareth - HARM'S WAY

Davidson , Jack - THE GREAT SIGN

Darrow , Carson - ABSOLVING GRACE

De Chauvelin , Christine - Journal d'une Hotesse de l'Air

Eckmann , Claudia - REAL ILLUSION

Espinoza , Patrick - Le dénommé Joe

Ferriere , Phil - ATOM SMASHERS

Gallen , Jeffrey - JILTED

Goda , Billy - THE CRETAN BULL

Gorney / James, Allen J./ Alan P - COVERAGE

Hauschild , Markus - ReANIMATE

Jewers , Margot - CLAIRE JOURNEY

Jordan , La'Chris - ROSES IN THE WATER

Mackerras , Josephine - SKIN

McKinney , Michael - SIREN: THE LAST DAYS

Rogerson , Gordon - BLOOD AND ROSES

Senatore , Barbara - THE LAST BIGHEART

Smith , Timothy - FINAL STATUS

Walker , James - SHROUDED IN DARKNESS

Wang , Patrick - IN THE FAMILY

Wynn , Todd & Tim - THE PERFECT DEAL

Wynn , Todd & Tim - PANTS

Grand prize winner of $3000:

Ferriere , Phil - ATOM SMASHERS

2nd Place:

Jewers , Margot - CLAIRE JOURNEY

3rd Place:

Jordan , La'Chris - ROSES IN THE WATER

Honorable Mention:

Espinoza , Patrick - Le Dénommé Joe