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Introducing the Winner of our Best Book award!

Introducing the Winner of our Best Book award!

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“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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Best Long and Short Form Pilots announced – Spring 2018 Contest

Best Long and Short Form Pilots announced – Spring 2018 Contest

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We’re delighted to be announcing the winners of two more awards from our Spring 2018 Contest: Best Long and Short Form Pilots! These are both demanding categories, requiring a writer to tell a condense their story down to a small number of pages. In addition, any pilot episode needs to both tell a complete story and be the first instalment of a larger, overarching plot – meaning that these scripts have to pull double duty to achieve their goals!

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Meet our Spring 2018 Best Video Game Script Winner – BIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL by Richard Guimond!

Meet our Spring 2018 Best Video Game Script Winner – BIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL by Richard Guimond!

We recently announced the winning script in this brand new category: BIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL by Richard Guimond!

A big congratulations to Richard for being the very first winner of Best Video Game Script – he now receives a copy of our Confidential Studio Manual and exclusive previews of our Virtual Film School.

Read on to find out about the winning script: BIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL!

Here’s Richard’s summary of his script…

“A Whole New Ballgame: A 21st Century sport, utilizing an incredible history-making vehicle. A classic underdog, Rocky-themed script that levels the playing field for men, women, and teenagers. Will the Reynolds family bring this revolutionary new sport to fruition? With big business stealing their Futureball concept away from them, this script charts their battle with this business entity, as well as their family adventures and comical mis-adventures in launching this new sport of man and machine.”

Best Video Game Script Winner Richard Guimond

And a short biography of Richard too…

“I am a former deep sea fisherman, and award winning screenwriter and novelist.  I have won over thirty-five awards including but not limited to from Grand Prize, Gold, Silver, and Finalist for many of my screenplay works in adult fiction. Over the last few years, I have won seven Finalist Awards and a Special Jury Award from The West Field Screenplay Competition for METACOMET. I also won First Place in The Kids First Media Competition at the Santa Fe Film Festival for my Family PG Screenplay titled: FUTUREBALL aka BIG BALLS, which now has won WriteMovies competition in their Video Game category.

I began my fishing and writing career at an early age. I started with a small skiff which eventually grew into a fleet of one hundred foot vessels, engaged in the trapping of offshore lobsters on the virgin Continental Shelf. At the time, I was the youngest fisherman in New England to venture out into this no-man’s land of risky, profitable opportunity. On the high seas, I did battle with competitive fishing fleets, stormy weather, winter nor’easters and cranky crews. Some of my novels and screenplays have captured some of those incredible adventures. I have written Fifteen Screenplays, Six Novels, and a Stage Play.”

 

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

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

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.

 

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

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

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