Just a week ago we announced the winner of our Horror Award, but the wheels never stop turning here at WriteMovies – it’s now time to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest!
Deciding Quarter-Finalists for our contests is always one of the toughest things we have to do. A lot of good scripts miss out – often by the smallest of margins – as we choose the most promising projects to take forwards.
Our contests are specifically designed to give you an idea of where your script stands in the current market. So if you haven’t made it through this time, that’s a clear sign that your script needs more development: focus on getting the basics right, make sure you’ve got a great concept and that you sell it to us, and – most importantly – that your script is commercially viable.
Your script needs to convince us from start to finish – every scene should make us want to read the next. Make sure you also avoid outdated stereotypes and gender references ((did you call the first female character you introduced ‘attractive’ when it had no significance to the plot? Did you do the same for the first male character?).
And if you have made the Quarter-Finals, congratulations! Keep an eye out for our Semi-Finals announcement in a couple weeks time, where you’ll get an even better sense of how your script stacks up against the competition.
If you still don’t know where to turn or how to improve your work, buy one of our script reports for the professional help that you need. Our Studio Coverages show you exactly how a studio would judge your script right now, and our Development Notes give you in-depth advice the specific advice to make your script better.
Ladies and gentlemen, here are the WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest Quarter-Finalists!
|I’LL KILL YOU THIS WEEKEND, Daniel Arnold||CONSENT, Frank J. Avella||MAD DOG, T.J. Barkwill & J. L. C Jones|
|STUCK IN MEMORIAM, Steven Bednar||GREENMOON RISING, Annie Bennett & Kyle Carter||BLACKJACK, Peter Black|
|THE COBRA’S REVENGE, Christian Bourgeois||A SPY ON EVERY CORNER, Bob Canning||PANDEMIC PLANET, Bob Canning|
|WE’LL BE SAFE UP THERE, Clay von Carlowitz||DEAD STRAYS, Neil Chase||IDOLATRY, L. Andrew Cooper|
|THE HERO OF SAN SIERRA, Don Famularo and Don Wells||PIECES OF EIGHT, Mark Flood||KUDZU, Marisa Forrest|
|LIPSTICK SPIES, Kristin Gammill||SUNDAY NIGHT, Bruno Gonzalez||THE KANO CHRONICLES, Alison Guessou|
|TRUE STORIES, James Hancock||THE INFLUENCER COMPETITION, Adam Stuart Hersh||LURKNG FEAR, Brad Hinton|
|THE HALF-LING, Noel Hoffman||THE THING IN THE CELLAR, Nicholas Horwood||PROTECTOR OF THE EMERALD CITY, Kevin J. Howard|
|LENORE, Agustin Ibarra||REQUITED, Bill Johnston||DREAM NO MORE, Ery De Jong|
|TINY, TEXAS, David Lykes Kennan||POPPY – MY LITTLE WIFE, Astrid Korten||LA LEGENDE DE GRIGNE-DINTS, Pascal Kulcsar|
|BREAKFAST IN SAIGON, DMI Macdonald||FULL CONFESSION, Michael Mack||THE CHAPEL OF DREAMS, Javier Johnston-Marquez|
|THE DEVIL’S TIDE, John McCoy||MR. DEATHMASK, Lee McGeorge||SONS OF A MAUFFEN KING, Jomo Merritt|
|TELEGRAM BOY, Adrian Moss||MAKE THE WEATHER, Tom O’Connell||RIDING WTH CHARLIE, Shintaro Ogai|
|SGT VASQUEZ’S PLAYLIST, Yerania Del Orbe||FUEL – A FUGITIVE FILM, Brian J. De Palma||QUICK SHOT, Jason Peralta|
|THE LAST ONES, C. D. Peterson||DARCI KILLS, Darren Press||SUGARLESS: LIFE OF A FAILED SUGAR BABY, Alyssa Robinson|
|ALL WE LEAVE BEHIND, Paul Rowe||CUL-DE-SAC, Paul Rowe||CHERRIES, Matt Sadowski & Amelia Wasserman|
|EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES – ESP, Holly Scarabosio||STUYVESANT, Michael Elliot Schwab||THE NOWHERE YEAR, Diana Sotelo|
|UNTIL DEATH, Alyssa Stevens||THIRD WHEEL, Blake Tamarkin||BGONE, Scott Marshall Taylor|
|THE CHALLENGE OF THE WENDIGO, Cameron Waggoner||AEGIS, Bree Wyrd||RADICAL: THE LIFE OF CARRY A. NATION, Dianna Zimmerman|
|OLD SINS, Mark Allen||BARTH, Scott Marshall Taylor||FLYING BIRD’S DIARY, Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel|
Semi-Finalists will be announced on November 20th and Winners and Honorable Mentions on December 4th.