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WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition – Final Results

WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition – Final Results

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition: Major international screenwriting competition, refocused upon what writers value most about us…

Another writing contest complete, another group of winners revealed. We’ve seen the growth and improvement in many writers who have submitted: thank you to all of you who entered for making our jobs of judging the scripts enjoyable.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our script consultancies to find out why your script placed where it did. It will further your growth as a writer and you’ll be entered, for free, into the current Summer 2017 Contest – another chance to win big!

Here’s what our Top 3 win…

  • Cash prizes of $1000, $300, and $200, respectively.
  • The 3 winners will receive one year free of script development and mentoring.
  • We’ll also pitch and promote the scripts to the top of the film industry. Remind yourself what makes for winning writing HERE.**
  • Plus, exclusive prizes from InkTip – an InkTip Script Listing and the winning scripts’ loglines will be featured in InkTip’s Magazine, read by thousands of writers and producers.

Here are the final results for the WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition

WINNER

CHOKE JOB, David Dell Johnson

SECOND PLACE

THIRD PLACE

THE FACTION, Kevin KarpBURNER, Bob Canning

HONORABLE MENTIONS

PERFIDIES, Bill BaberTHE 405, Patrick ByrneCRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. Ecker
 COLONIALS, Ian FletcherPEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr.MYSPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço
THE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo
Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Semi-Finalists Revealed!

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Semi-Finalists Revealed!

We are delighted to announce the Semi-Finalists for our Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest.

Since the Bonus two-week extension in late May, we’ve had a lot of scripts to get through – but it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest.

At this time, we try to only include scripts that we’re still considering as a potential winner. Having made the Quarter-Finalists shows that a script or writer already has some clear potential, and a Semi-Final place means that with more development this script could become a contender. Keep that in mind as you think about what to do with your script next. With the Summer 2017 Contest having just recently opened, the results should give you a good guide to the current state of your idea, writing and script.

We hope that those who did not make the Semi-Finals will stay in touch with us: very few writers secure an industry commission with their first few screenplays. We have enjoyed our exchanges with you and continue to work 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

If you’ve sent us a revised version of a previous script but it’s still not gained the result you were hoping for, we recommend that you consider getting a consultancy on it from us. That way you can find out what we currently feel is holding your script back. And don’t forget our latest round of contests. You can get free entry to our main contest and the Featured Script of the Month when ordering a consultancy HERE.

So, here are the WriteMovies Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest Semi-Finalists, all of whom will get re-evaluated and new eyes as we select our top three Winners to be announced Friday, July 7th.

SEMI-FINALISTS
PERFIDIES, Bill BaberINSURRECTION (Pilot), Simon BowlerTHE 405, Patrick ByrneBURNER, Bob CanningSEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
FELIX KERSTEN, Juniet CedricCAPE ANGEL BLUES, Carl B. ClarkAMERICAN HUNGER, Victor de OliveiraCRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. EckerTHE ASHERAH, Ronald Ecker
COLONIALS, Ian FletcherDRAGONS, Jason GinsburgTHE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE BAILEY, Phillip HardyNOBODY’S TRACKS, Guy HarveyPEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr.
CHOKE JOB, David JohnsonTHE FACTION, Kevin KarpGAMERS, Travis LemkeMYSPACE LOVE, Christophe LourençoNEVER A WORD OF A LIE, Karl Mather
LOVE CRUSH, Hamilton MitchellTHE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey MoralesTHE LOSING GAME, Bernhard RiedhammerTHE LORDS OF FARHAVEN, Michael SnowTHE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo
BLACKBERRIES IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Patrick Towne and Diane FrankLOVING MY ENEMY, Maria Rosario A. Yano
Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists Revealed!

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists Revealed!

We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest.

Since the Bonus two-week extension in late May, we’ve had a lot of scripts to get through – but it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest.

We decided against many competent works for a variety of reasons. Most were simply outperformed by other scripts at this stage in their development. Some were not suited for the cinematic medium, others conceptually flawed, and some lacked commercial appeal. But the enthusiasm and dedication from each writer is clear to see, and a lot explored genuinely distinctive territory that deserves further development. This should not be the end of the journey for anyone who submitted to us.

We hope that those who did not make the Quarter-Finals will stay in touch with us: very few writers secure an industry commission with their first few screenplays. We have enjoyed our exchanges with you and continue to work 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

If you’ve sent us a revised version of a previous script but it’s still not gained the result you were hoping for, we recommend that you consider getting a consultancy on it from us. That way you can find out what we currently feel is holding your script back. And don’t forget our latest round of contests. You can get free entry to our main contest and the Featured Script of the Month when ordering a consultancy HERE.

So, here are the WriteMovies Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest Quarter-Finalists, all of whom will get re-evaluated and new eyes as we select our Semi-Finalists:

QUARTER-FINALISTS
ARIZONA, Natacha AstutoPERFIDIES, Bill BaberTHE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamLADY ON THE RUN, Virginia BolaONCE A KILLER, Virginia Bola
TO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia BolaTHE CAGES OF CORCORAN, Virginia BolaTWO CHILDREN OF FATE, Ian BonserINSURRECTION (Feature), Simon BowlerINSURRECTION (Pilot), Simon Bowler
THE 405, Patrick ByrneBLESSE, Bob CanningBURNER, Bob CanningTHE GHOSTS OF LONDONDERRY, Bob CanningSEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
FELIX KERSTEN, Juniet CedricCAPE ANGEL BLUES, Carl B. ClarkROAD KILL, Miles ColellaMARIGOLD, Lisa J. CristoforoAMERICAN HUNGER, Victor de Oliveira
CRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. EckerTHE ASHERAH, Ronald EckerCOLONIALS, Ian FletcherROCK BOTTOM, Mark FloodDRAGONS, Jason Ginsburg
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE BAILEY, Phillip HardyNOBODY’S TRACKS, Guy HarveyPEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr.CHOKE JOB, David JohnsonTHE FACTION, Kevin Karp
CHARMER, David KurtzFOR THE LOVE OF PETE, David KurtzGAMERS, Travis LemkeMYSPACE LOVE, Christophe LourençoNEVER A WORD OF A LIE, Karl Mather
LOVE CRUSH, Hamilton MitchellTHE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey MoralesWHEN I WAS A CHILD, Terry NeedhamLAST RIDE OF METRO 313, Michael NeylandTABLE FOR FOUR, Jim Norman
DEPARTING O’HARE, Bill PapaSHINE YOUR EYES, Clint PearsonMALE DELIVERY, Paul PenleyTHE LOSING GAME, Bernhard RiedhammerHERE, THEN THERE, Paul Sargia
UP THE MAST, Andrew SmithTHE LORDS OF FARHAVEN, Michael SnowRICHER THAN A WHITE MAN, Christine Stevens DeLorenzoJohn Smith, IRON MAIDENSTHE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo
BLACKBERRIES IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Patrick Towne and Diane FrankTHE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD, Persephone VandegriftTHREE WISHES, Rita WheelerLOVING MY ENEMY, Maria Rosario A. Yano
WriteMovies Spring Screenwriting Contest Bonus Entry Offer

WriteMovies Spring Screenwriting Contest Bonus Entry Offer

If you’ve entered WriteMovies Spring Screenwriting Contest already, then you can enter extra scripts from just $20 each! Offer ends May 28th.

Thanks to everyone who’s entered so far, for what’s proving to be a very interesting contest. We changed our price/prize weightings this competition to encourage earlier submissions and spread our judging workloads out more evenly – which was even more successful than we intended! As we were still expecting a big influx of later submissions, and maybe some of you were counting on us adding an extra week for submissions as we’ve done before, we’ve now got spare judging capacity for the coming weeks, and we’d like to use it to make a bonus offer to you. If you’ve submitted to the competition already, you can now submit further scripts easily for just $20 each!

So, if you’ve not entered yet, we’re keeping the contest open for another 2 weeks: and once you’ve submitted once, you can submit us a further script for a combined cost of $79 for 2, $99 for 3, £119 for 4 and so on! That’s a great deal and keeps getting better the more scripts you submit! CLICK HERE to get your script to us now…

To take the advantage of this great bonus offer, just email us at info@writemovies.com and we’ll send you a link where you can submit your extra scripts from just $20 extra each! Whatever your story… it won’t get you anywhere by staying on the shelf! Maybe it’s a new passion project, or one you’ve had sitting on the shelf for while – either way, this could be your time to shine! Take your chance in the Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest NOW!

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner: BLACKOUT.COM by Ruben Bush III

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner: BLACKOUT.COM by Ruben Bush III

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner: BLACKOUT.COM by Ruben Bush III

The winner of the strongest field we’ve had in a long time… truly an achievement to be proud of for Ruben Bush III, the Grand Prize winner of the WriteMovies Winter 2016 Screenwriting Competition for his script BLACKOUT.COM. This was a provocative and ambitious script with real originality. We’re excited to get working on this and our other new winners Belinda and Elliott and Michael’s scripts. (more…)

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Second Placed Winner: THE ARENA by Belinda Whitney

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Second Placed Winner: THE ARENA by Belinda Whitney

Congratulations to THE ARENA by Belinda Whitney.on being named our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Second Placed Winner.

Belinda entered the screenwriting contest arena and impressed us to claim second place. Her script, THE ARENA did well in a competition that contained the best field of scripts we’ve had in a while! Second is still a great place to finish in our contests and here’s why…

  • Belinda receives 1 Full year of script mentoring on her script, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts. Worth $3,200.
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company with theatrical credits wishes to option the script, we will fly the winner to Los Angeles and pay (up to $4,000) for their accommodation.
  • We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies (such as Neal Moritz Productions, Bruckheimer Films, Scott Rudin Prods.) & studios (Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, etc.). Writer keeps ALL the option/sales money. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.

Here’s some background on Belinda:

“Belinda Whitney is a professional violinist, as well as fiction writer and screenwriter. She received a Certificate in Screenwriting from NYU. She has published science fiction and fantasy and been anthologized in several short story collections, including those of the Minnows Literary Group.

A Juilliard graduate, she has served as concertmaster of The Savannah Symphony, and numerous Broadway shows. Currently concertmaster of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, she has played for many film scores and recordings. Belinda is enjoying being on both sides of the film industry, musical and literary.”

 

And here is a short introduction to the script:

A futuristic gladiator battles for his life while trying to shield the son he loves from the brutality of the arena.

Congratulations to Belinda on being named our Second Placed winner!

Follow in Belinda’s footsteps and enter in our current main international contest, the Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition RIGHT HERE – Second Place now wins $300 in cash!

 

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Third Placed Winners: IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM by Elliott Riebman and Michael Gozzard

Meet our Winter 2016 Screenwriting Contest Third Placed Winners: IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM by Elliott Riebman and Michael Gozzard

Elliott-Riebman-and-Michael-Gozzard, the WriteMovies Winter 2016 screenwriting contest are the 3rd placed winners for their script IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM.

Elliott Riebman and Michael Gozzard, the WriteMovies Winter 2016 screenwriting competition Third Placed Winners, came out on top for their script IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM. A very intriguing and intelligent script and one deserving of this acclaim. We are delighted to be able to bring you more information about Elliott, Michael and their winning script. (more…)