We’re really pleased to announce the first winner from our Spring 2018 Contest – and the first winner for our newest category, the Best Video Game Script! Video games are a huge and growing market, and often cost as much as the biggest movies to make. Their scope and scriptwriting are often as intricate as the best movie scripts, and on a much bigger scale. We wanted to offer a new prize for video game scripts to reward writers who can see the potential of that market for writers and who can stake a claim to it. (more…)
A warm welcome to our new Director of French Services, Nicolas Bodereau!
Nicolas est un auteur/producteur français. Féru d’innovation et de nouvelles technologies, il s’intéresse également aux différentes techniques de réalisation, notamment avec les smartphones. Écrivain et poète publié, il est aussi acteur, réalisateur et producteur de court métrage.
Ayant remporté lui même une Mention Honorable lors d’un precedent concours Writemovies, Nicolas est fier d’aider à la découverte de nouveaux talents, et de permettre aux auteurs français de percer au niveau international. « Nous avons tellement de bons scénaristes en France, qu’il est grand temps de le prouver maintenant. C’est pourquoi, j’invite nos ambitieux auteurs à soumettre leurs textes, rapidement, et ce afin de multiplier les chances de succès.
C’est officiel, c’est le Printemps ! Et comme une bonne nouvelle n’arrive jamais seule, les textes en français font leur retour dans les concours, après plusieurs mois d’arrêt. Je sais que cette nouvelle va ravir beaucoup d’entre vous, car certains attendaient avec une impatience non dissimulée. Et les autres, tous les nouveaux venus ? Il faut les prévenir, je vous invite donc à diffuser la nouvelle, sur Facebook, Twitter, partout. Voilà, chers auteurs français, et francophiles du monde entier, vous pouvez à nouveau soumettre vos textes, et avec de la chance participer aux Oscars 2019, rêvez grand ! N’oubliez pas de vous inscrire ou réinscrire à la niouzlettre, afin de connaître dernières nouvelles. »
And in translation:
Having won an Honorable Mention himself from WriteMovies in the past, Nicolas is proud to be helping discover new talent and help French language writers break into the international entertainment industry: “We have so many good scriptwriters in France, and now is the perfect time to catch our eye. All ambitious writers should get their submissions in as soon as possible to get the most chances for success!”
“Springtime is there, officially ! And good news never arrives on its own, the french-speaking contests are also back, officially, after being stopped for months. And I know some of you will be really happy to read that, because they’ve just been waiting for so long. What about the others, the newbies ? Well, spread the news, I urge you to tell them the contest in french is back, on facebook, twitter, everywhere. So, dear French writers, and all around the world Francophiles, all you have to do is submit your scripts anew, and why not be a part of the Oscars 2019, dream big ! Don’t forget to subscribe or resubscribe to the newsletter, so you can have all the fresh news.”
TIME’S RUNNING OUT! It’s that special time when the contest is coming to a close and everyone’s polishing their last-minute submissions… get yours in by June 7th! Don’t forget all of the special prizes we’ve created this time…
Win $2000 and become our next success story! There are 9 winning categories, $2000 available in prize money, plus over $3000 in script development for the 3 winners, bonuses and promotion through InkTip – we promise to develop and promote them to the top of the international film industry. ENTER HERE to become our: Overall Winner – Best Studio Script – Best Indie Script – Best Short Script – Best Long Form Pilot – Best Short Form Pilot – Best Book – Best Stageplay – Best Video Game Script! Entry fees just $45-59…
And here’s what you’ll earn by winning them…!
Prizes and awards up for grabs in each category… Click on the prizes to learn more about them!
|PRIZES||Overall Winner||Best Studio Script||Best Indie Script||Best Short Script||Best Long Form Pilot||Best Short Form Pilot||Best Book||Best Stageplay||Best Video Game Script|
|$2000 Cash Prize||YES|
|Year of script and pitching development worth $3200||YES||YES||YES|
|Confidential Studio Manual||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Inktip prizes guaranteed to winner||1st, 2nd, and 3rd Placed Winners
|Guaranteed Pitching to Industry||1st, 2nd, and 3rd Placed Winners
|Virtual Film School exclusive previews||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
Part Two of Alex and Habib’s Hollywood pitching whirlwind tour from early May 2018… Want us to promote your script in our next our next Hollywood pitching whirlwind tour, or other pitching? We are seriously looking for 2-3 scripts for 2x Academy Nominated and 2x BAFTA winning, Habib Zargarpour to direct. If you have what we need please participate in: https://writemovies.com/spring-2018-screenwriting-contest/ now! (more…)
Want us to promote your script in our next our next Hollywood script pitching whirlwind tour, or other pitching? We are seriously looking for 2-3 scripts for 2x Academy Nominated and 2x BAFTA winning, Habib Zargarpour to direct. If you have what we need please participate in: https://writemovies.com/spring-2018-screenwriting-contest/
WriteMovies founder and producer Alex Ross and VFX expert turned movie director, Habib Zargarpour, just went on a tour of various Hollywood production companies talking to top executives about their new project. Here’s what happened!
Meeting #1: Skrzyniarz & Mallean. High powered Boutique law firm. (A lot of Los Angeles law firms now also act in a management capacity opening doors for clients etc. They, along with talent managers tend to be easier to work with than agents)
Alex and Habib started with an early morning meeting during which Habib gave a full presentation on the script they were pitching. The lawyer was very impressed.
Among other things she suggested who to get in touch with for funding. Alex gave the attorney a follow up call and there is definite interest on working on this project, and potentially other suitable scripts.
Meeting #2: Rough Diamond Productions
Another great meeting during which the producer showed interest in the project. She and her team totally got the value that Habib would add, to deliver a studio grade, VFX based picture for a fraction of the usual price. Many of the smaller production houses want to get involved in higher end VFX based projects but cannot afford the costs. This is what is so interesting about Habib’s work, in that he and his team at Digital Monarch Media have devised a software/hardware package, which has been tested by some of the greats such as Spielberg, Jon Favreau, and Denis Villeneuve, which allows producers to deliver studio grade VFX for a faction of the price. Their latest Virtual Film Toolset is called Expozure and was used on Blade Runner 2049 and Tom Hanks’ Greyhound.
There was a request for more info on budget so the team have a better idea on how and where to take the project –with the packaging suggestions we had in the first meeting, there’s some good signs and avenues for us to explore.
Meeting #3: Branded Pictures Entertainment
After a full demonstration by Habib, the producers expressed interest in the project and explored Habib directing another of their projects as well.
Meeting #4: Meeting with Epic Pictures:
An interesting meeting with the top brass. They already really like the script. Totally got what Habib can bring to the table as a director. Needs us to come up with a formal proposal. “See you on the red carpet”.
Meeting #5: Blue Ant Media
Alex and Habib finished their day by meeting with Julio Sobral, former senior Fox Studios executive and now top of the food chain at BAM. Julio has a very deep background in post-production and FX and also really liked the fact that Habib was a partner at Microsoft Studios and helped to design a number of games which generated more revenue than a lot of blockbuster movies. So the ability to fully map out the ancillary revenue streams for your project are key to production companies and something you need to work out before you go to pitch.
BAM is part of a substantial chain of media companies, so Julio wanted us to come in and pitch not only with a view to getting Habib and Alex’s film done but also to consider working on some of their other projects.
And that was just day one! Next, look what happened on day two of our Hollywood script pitching whirlwind tour! And don’t forget: We are seriously looking for 2-3 scripts for 2x Academy Nominated and 2x BAFTA winning, Habib Zargarpour to direct. If you have what we need please participate in: https://writemovies.com/spring-2018-screenwriting-contest/