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Books & Novels: Special award in our Summer Writing Contest!

Books & Novels: Special award in our Summer Writing Contest!

Book your place in the industry with our Summer writing contest, for a special prize!

Our Summer 2017 Writing Contest isn’t just the place for your feature scripts, shorts, and pilots.

We also accept entries from all of you novelists – and we’re creating a special category in our Summer writing contest, for the “Book with the Best Screen Potential”. The winner will get FREE Development Notes to help them adapt it to a screenplay or documentary, or to help them find a screenwriter who can. This could be a great breakthrough for you.

We love comparing our book entries to the screenplays to find new angles and stories that the world’s gonna be looking for. So we thought we’d dedicate our social media this week to books!

  • Enter a book of your own for a flat fee of $69!
  • We’ll assess your book based on its own merits and its screen potential.
  • We’ve had successful book writer in the past. Cornelia Kempf, a previous WriteMovies winner, has had many novels published thanks to us!
  • Don’t forget, that up to August 21st, we are offering a free copy of the Confidential Studio Manual, to be given away at random, for free! And we’ve got special discounts on ALL consultancy reports in August… CLICK HERE.

So, book your place in our Summer Writing Contest with your book, or novel, or novella. We love receiving book entries just as much as scripts and assess their screen potential exactly like we do the screenplays and teleplays we receive.

Meet David Dell Johnson, the WriteMovies Spring 2017 Contest Grand Prize Winner!

Meet David Dell Johnson, the WriteMovies Spring 2017 Contest Grand Prize Winner!

Meet our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner: CHOKE JOB by David Dell Johnson! Check out David’s short bio and logline for the script.

A strong commercial appeal, an enticing story, and compelling characters. Many elements to David’s script, CHOKE JOB, stood out to us. One of our judges even said “I couldn’t stop reading it! It was so captivating.” Below you can read a synopsis for this “captivating” script.

Here’s what David wins…

  • David receives the Grand Prize of $1000.
  • David has also started his one-year of free script development with us.We’re looking forward to seeing the development of his script.
  • Once David and his script is ready, we’ll move into the process of pitching his script to the industry! Guaranteed! Beginning with…
  • David’s script will also be listed in InkTip’s directory and the script’s logline being featured in their magazine.

Here is a short bio on David:

David Dell Johnson is a retired Air Force officer and screenwriter from Alexandria, Virginia. Besides winning the WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition his screenplay “Choke Job” took 3rd Place/Special Mention honors in the 2017 International Screenwriters Association (ISA) Screenplay Competition. His screenplay “Undertakings” was a finalist in the 2016 Roadmap Writers/Route One Entertainment Screenplay Competition. His screenplay “Dead Man’s Money” took first place honors in the Thriller category of the 2015 Fade In Awards Screenplay Competition.

And here is David’s short introduction to the script:

A slick defense attorney with a penchant for getting guilty clients acquitted has his life methodically destroyed by a mysterious stranger and must embark on a desperate race to clear his name of murder.

 Congratulations to David on being named our Grand Prize winner!

You could be our next winner and success story with our current main international contest, the Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest – enter HERE.

 

 

Meet our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Second Placed Winner: THE FACTION by Kevin Karp!

Meet our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Second Placed Winner: THE FACTION by Kevin Karp!

Just when you think you know who the protagonist is, something happens that makes you think twice. That’s what Kevin’s script does. Early twists in the opening 20 pages, goes against convention, setting the script up very nicely. There’s fresh industry interest in this genre right now too, so we’re looking forward to developing Kevin’s script!

Here’s what Kevin wins for his second placed finish:

  • Kevin receives $300.
  • Kevin has also started his year of free script development with us.
  • Once Kevin and his script is ready, we’ll move into the process of pitching his script to the industry.
  • His script will be listed in InkTip’s directory, and the script’s logline being featured in their magazine, which goes out to thousands of writers and producers.

Here’s some background on Kevin:

Kevin’s script TOUCH THE FIRE recently won the comedy category in both the StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest and the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition. He studied modern European history as a Reynolds Scholar at Cambridge and has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth. He has worked as a script reader at Lookout Point in London and as an international-trade advisor attached to a delegation of the European Parliament.

And here is a short introduction to the script:

In 1978, crippled by a blown operation that sees one of its agents murdered in West Berlin, MI6 activates skeptical veteran HILL to exact revenge on the man responsible: ex-SS war criminal ALD STITZMAN, who has taken control of the Stasi-funded Red Army Faction that is terrorizing West Germany.

 Congratulations to Kevin on being named our Second Placed winner!

You could be our next winner and success story with our current main international contest, the Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest – enter HERE. We’ll bring you info on our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner, David Dell Johnson, next week…

 

 

Meet our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Third Placed Winner: BURNER by Bob Canning!

Meet our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Third Placed Winner: BURNER by Bob Canning!

Bob’s script had a hot start, with three big plot twists in the opening ten pages. That’s a great way to catch a reader’s eye! The script has a strong balance of action, comedy, romance and drama. Check out Bob’s short bio and logline for the script below: we’ll be working with him to refine these further during the coming year.

Here’s what Bob wins…

  • Bob has already started his one-year of free script development with us, and receives a $200 prize fund.
  • Once Bob and his script is ready, we’ll begin pitching his script to the industry! Guaranteed!
  • Plus, he gets an InkTip Script Listing and have his logline featured in InkTip Magazine so he can promote himself and his script to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

Here’s some background on Bob:

Bob Canning was a writer for the Disney Studios for 14 years, and is a published playwright with two international awards. His first full-length screenplay, a direct-to-video comedy called Takin’ it Off!, went Platinum in sales and begat two sequels.

Blessée (Wounded), a romantic drama, is currently in the capable hands of an Oscar-nominated European director, and his globetrotting comedy about a 1940s James Bond, The Adventures of the Velvet Cat, has won several awards. He is excited about the reception his western-fantasy, The Ghosts of Silver Gulch, is getting, and for this award for his thriller, Burner.

And here is Bob’s short introduction to the script:

Fargo with sand. A Palm Springs police detective must put aside her health and marital problems to solve a brutal homicide, while the hitman responsible is now experiencing uncharacteristic bouts of guilt and anger after killing the wrong person.

Congratulations to Bob on being named our Third Placed winner!

Follow in Bob’s footsteps and enter in our current main international contest, the Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition RIGHT HERE.

 

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 Karp BURNER, Bob Canning

HONORABLE MENTIONS

PERFIDIES, Bill Baber THE 405, Patrick Byrne CRAZY WITH LOVE, Ronald L. Ecker
 COLONIALS, Ian Fletcher PEANUT, Manny Jimenez Sr. MYSPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço
THE CHERRY ROOM, Christine, Stevens DeLorenzo