We’ve been keeping up with our work pitching our winners’ scripts lately, making sure that we’ve got everything ready as we reach out to industry. Here are a few of the things we’ve been up to…
Today, we’re launching a new addition to our website that’s available to everyone for completely free: the WriteMovies Directory!
Are you interested in writing horror? With Halloween coming up fast, this is the time of year to start thinking about it – and to help you out, WriteMovies are running an online horror workshop on October 28th!
Introducing: Anytime Entry, $44 – get our feedback now, improve your project and resubmit to a future contest FREE!
This Summer and Fall we’ve been holding back from running another major contest while we focus on preparing and pitching our current slate of winners – giving you more time to get your next entry right before you submit it. But now we’re giving you an even better way to get your next entry right before then!
To enter, just use the dropdown on our homepage or other pages of the website, and follow the instructions! You can make instant payment of $44 (or the equivalent in your currency) by PayPal or credit/debit card, email us your script to firstname.lastname@example.org, and within the following days or weeks we’ll then provide you with:
- A quick one-page summary of the strengths and weaknesses of your entry’s crucial first ten pages, judged relative to the current international market for scripts and script option agreements
- Comments on suggested improvements to make, to give the submission the greatest possible chance of success
- FREE resubmission to enter an upcoming WriteMovies contest, with your improved script or project!
- Any entry which we can already see very strong market potential for, will be offered IMMEDIATE entry to the TalentScout International Management slate of projects for active pitching to industry!
Use the dropdown below to purchase Anytime Contest Entry now!
Earlier this week we reported how recent Grand Prize Winner Vanisha Renée Pierce earned multiple industry partnerships thanks to her win with WriteMovies, but she’s not alone: Elizabeth Savage Sullivan has also found success since her win!
Elizabeth was our Grand Prize Winner in Summer 2020 with her script THE BOY ON COVER, a powerful screenplay telling the story of photojournalists working in the war-torn Congo – and how their actions can change the course of both their own lives and the lives of their subjects.
Now, she’s also being rewarded for her work thanks to the prizes she received from WriteMovies for her win:
“Since winning the WriteMovies Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest, I was hired by Dimlight Pictures to rewrite an exciting screenplay for a director-producer who found me on Inktip. This was one of the great prizes I received from WriteMovies for my Grand Prize win with The Boy on the Cover!
I also recently become a quarter finalist in Nicholl, 2021.”
Congratulations to Elizabeth Savage Sullivan for her continued successes, things are really shaping up for her! Contact email@example.com today if you’d like to work with Elizabeth yourself or are interested in THE BOY ON THE COVER.
There’s more news to come about what our WriteMovies winners have been up to, not to mention our pitching work which we’ll report in our Industry Diary. Stay tuned for more updates!
It’s been an exciting summer for us and for many of our winners and partnerships in the industry. We’ve got several new success stories to share with you in the coming days and weeks as well as our Industry Diary updates, and we’re all set for another big pitching drive this Fall!
First, an update about a multiple WriteMovies winner who’s got two exciting projects in development with us: thanks to a request from an Oscar-nominated director, Vanisha Renée Pierce is adapting WHEN IN ROHM from TV pilot to feature film (find out more about it in our interview with Vanisha on YouTube HERE), and we’re also pitching her latest WriteMovies winner EZEKIEL to industry in the coming days and weeks too.
But as if that wasn’t enough – here’s exciting news of other partnerships she’s involved with thanks to her wins with us:
“Hi Ian, WOW. All of this is super helpful and informative. Thanks so much! I super appreciate you!… Thanks so much for the updates, but most importantly, thanks a ton for all your wonderful feedback and support in my recent endeavors. I feel the excitement and enthusiasm, and it really lights a fire under me! 🙂
…Because of my contest win for WHEN IN ROHM and you giving me that sweet prize package… I JUST GOT HIRED TO DEVELOP AND WRITE AN INDIE SCI-FI TELEVISION SERIES!!
I actually landed TWO paid contracts: one for the sci-fi TV series and the other for developing pitches and treatments for 3 thriller features and 3 TV concepts, with some nice contractual bonuses thrown in there.
These, I hope, are just the first steps of many I hope to take in my writing career. It’s always been my dream to be a TV showrunner, and I’m very much on my way to getting there, all because of you!
I just wanted to thank you all so much for believing in me and in my work and for being my first champions in this industry. I so appreciate you, and now, whenever anyone asks about my origin story, you lovely guys at WriteMovies will always be a part of it.
Ok, back to the writing! Thanks as always for these fantastic opportunities, and talk very very soon! I can’t WAIT for you to get a glimpse of this new, two-hour thrill ride through When in Rōhm!”
So things couldn’t be much hotter for Vanisha right now! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in working with this excellent writer too.
And, stay tuned in the coming days and weeks for other fascinating success stories from WriteMovies winners, and our Industry Diary updates about other projects and partnerships we’re involved with – we can’t wait to share it all with you!
The Grand Prize winner from our Spring Contest is an epic tale of the Mexican War of Independence, telling the story of how an American slave became a leader in the fight for freedom: THE BANNER by Ernestina Juarez!