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The first ever WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award has a winner! It’s been great to read all the scripts that were entered, and the standard was extremely high, as it usually is – but there can only be one script that takes the top spot…

There are always a few things that make our winners stand out from the rest: an original concept that grabs us, characters we fall in love with, realistic dialogue. That’s the kind of thing we were looking for in this award too, and it’s what we found in our winning script. So what are our observations from the submissions we saw? Well…

  • Having an original concept that grabs our attention is half the battle – but you still need to execute it! Make sure that the rest of your script is as great as its premise.
  • On the flip side, your script might be beautifully written, but if the concept is unoriginal, or if it feels like something we’ve seen before, it’s unlikely to win through.
  • Having the protagonist lose a loved one in a car crash continues to be a common way of getting stories started, as it has been for several years now. Keep your ideas fresh and new!
  • Humor doesn’t have to be universal – if you’re writing comedy, not everyone has to find it funny. But think about your demographic – be certain there’s an audience for it.

 

But that’s enough from us – now for the really important stuff. Ladies and gentlemen, we give to you… the WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award winner!

 

DO YOU TAKE…

By Louise Geraghty

 

A big congratulations to Louise, who has won guaranteed pitching to industry, two sets of Development Notes, and continued script development from us! Well done also to all of our Honorable Mentions, who you can find listed below.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

THE BOOK OF RUTH,
Lou Stone Borenstein
BLUE CHRISTMAS,
Bethany Maines
CLOISTERED,
M Rowan Meyer
SHIPWRECKED IN SAN DIEGO,
Debra Montoya
THE REAL THING,
Matthew Papadopoulos
MY SEX LIFE,
Rosalyn Rosen
CLUB FIT-LESS,
Scott Marshall Taylor
STARTING OVER,
Craig D. Wellington
PARALLEL PROPOSALS,
Andrea Zastrow
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