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What your writing submissions are telling us, 2017-2019

What your writing submissions are telling us, 2017-2019

Ian Kennedy at BAFTA

Since it’s their results week too as we publish this, here’s a pic of Ian Kennedy, our Director of Worldwide Development, at BAFTA for a recent meeting with our founder Alex Ross!

Announcing results is the tough bit… especially at the Quarter-Final stage, where we have the most decisions to make, and the most people’s to disappoint about their writing submissions. At WriteMovies we make it our job to constantly open a door for writers and push their work to the next level, and take the ones that are ready into the international industry – but everyone is starting from a different place and whatever level a writer reaches they always have further steps to take to succeed and sustain themselves in the industry. To help you understand our logic and tips for how to make your work stand out to us, our Director Ian likes to write articles about “What Your Writing Has Been Telling Us” over this time. (more…)

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
Summer 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Summer 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Summer-2016-Competition

We are delighted to announce the quarter-finalists for our Summer 2016 Screenwriting Competition. Since that late surge of entries and the unfortunate hacking of our website, we had a lot of scripts to get through – and it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We will announce Semi-finalists, winner and runners-up in the next few weeks. (more…)

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

Spring 2016 Competition

We are delighted to announce the quarter-finalists for our Spring 2016 Competition. Since that late surge of entries, causing us to extend the deadline, we had a lot of scripts to get through – and it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We will announce Semi-finalists, winner and runners-up in the next few weeks. (more…)