We announced the winner of our Best Book award a short while ago, along with our Quarter-Finalists: BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN by Urs Aebersold!
Our congratulations to Urs for winning in this category, in which we assess both the quality of the writing itself and also its potential for screen adaptation. He now receives a copy of our Confidential Studio Manual and exclusive previews of our Virtual Film School as his prizes.
Read on to find out more about the script which so drew our attention: BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN!
Here’s Urs’ summary of his script…
“Several mysterious suicides are disturbing police detective Nina Brandner – and when her partner dies in the same way, she is certain it is murder.”
And a short biography of Urs, too…
“Urs Aebersold was born in Switzerland, in the famous Emmental area. During his High School time in Biel/Bienne, a lakeshore town with excellent wines, he created several short films with close friends culminating in the 90 minute family drama DIE FABRIKANTEN.
In 1967 Urs went to Munich, studying there at the film school, and later on concentrated on screenwriting. He wrote several screenplays for TATORT, the popular crime series of the First German Television Channel. In the 80s Urs worked for several years for Bavarian Television as a producer and gained the Student Oscar with the short ABGESCHMINKT by Katja von Garnier, and was nominated for the Oscar for foreign language with the movie by Caroline Link JENSEITS DER STILLE.
In 2016 Urs began to write prose; his latest book is the psychothriller BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN.”
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The book with the best screen potential is… A SHADOW IN SPACE by Bryan Reilly! We’re delighted to announce Bryan as just the second ever winner of this special award and we can’t wait for Bryan to claim his prize! Bryan now receives FREE Development Notes to help him adapt his book to a screenplay, or we’ll help him find a screenwriter who can. This could be an exciting breakthrough for Bryan!
Oh, but there’s more… In second place is THE LOCKSMITH by Jeffrey Ryan Morales– congrats Jeffrey! We will also be providing Jeffrey free Development Notes to guide him in the process of adapting his book to a screenplay.
Hopefully, this is the first chapter of many for these two talented writers!
Congrats to the top Book and Television entries from our Summer Screenwriting Contest…
We are happy to announce the first winners of two new awards! These two winners were the best of our book and television entries from the Summer Contest. In fact, we were so happy with the quality of all entries in this field we decided to keep these awards for our Winter Contest!
“Book with the Best Screen Potential”
The book with the best screen potential is… SEA FEVER by Richard Guimond! We’re delighted to announce Richard as the very first winner of this special award and can’t wait for Richard to claim his prize!
Richard now receives FREE Development Notes to help them adapt it to a screenplay or documentary, or we’ll help them find a screenwriter who can. This could be an exciting breakthrough for them!
Oh, but there’s more… In second place is MY SPACE LOVE by Christophe Lourenço – congrats Christophe! We will also be providing Christophe free Development Notes to guide him in the process of adapting his book to a screenplay.
Hopefully, this is the first chapter of many for these two talented writers…
“Best Teleplay or Pilot”
That’s right, folks – we have another winner to announce! Another huge congratulations to our Best Teleplay award winner, INSURRECTION by Simon Bowler!
Simon now receives free Development Notes to help make their teleplay or pilot break through. With on-demand bringing the best shows into our homes whenever we want them, the appetite for scripted TV shows is massive and so are the range of new ways to get them made.
Our second placed television entry is NAPOLEON by Kevin Karp! Just as with Christophe, Kevin will receive free Development Notes on his pilot. We think there’s some great potential in these two teleplays and we’re looking forward to setting them on the path to success…
Great job again to Richard and Simon! You’ll be learning about them and their projects even more in the coming weeks…
An interview with filmmaker Frank Darbont! Are you the next Drabont or Stephen King? Take your chance to find out be competing in one of our contest – enter HERE! A daily news article from the WriteMovies archive first published November 2006 by Daniel Robert Epstein.