Success Story: WriteMovies winner hired for script rewrite!

Success Story: WriteMovies winner hired for script rewrite!

Elizabeth Savage SullivanEarlier this week we reported how recent Grand Prize Winner Vanisha Renée Pierce earned multiple industry partnerships thanks to her win with WriteMovies, but she’s not alone: Elizabeth Savage Sullivan has also found success since her win!

Elizabeth was our Grand Prize Winner in Summer 2020 with her script THE BOY ON COVER, a powerful screenplay telling the story of photojournalists working in the war-torn Congo – and how their actions can change the course of both their own lives and the lives of their subjects.

Now, she’s also being rewarded for her work thanks to the prizes she received from WriteMovies for her win:


Elizabeth says:

“Since winning the WriteMovies Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest, I was hired by Dimlight Pictures to rewrite an exciting screenplay for a director-producer who found me on Inktip. This was one of the great prizes I received from WriteMovies for my Grand Prize win with The Boy on the Cover!

I also recently become a quarter finalist in Nicholl, 2021.”


Congratulations to Elizabeth Savage Sullivan for her continued successes, things are really shaping up for her! Contact talent@atalentscout.com today if you’d like to work with Elizabeth yourself or are interested in THE BOY ON THE COVER.

There’s more news to come about what our WriteMovies winners have been up to, not to mention our pitching work which we’ll report in our Industry Diary. Stay tuned for more updates!

Taking Bollywood more seriously: the career of Salman Khan

Taking Bollywood more seriously: classic SHOLAY’s scriptwriting

SHOLAY (1975) - Movie PosterIan Kennedy writes: In this series of articles, I’m exploring some reasons we should take Bollywood cinema more seriously – it’s definitely not for everyone, but I for one find it a refreshing way to enjoy movies on different terms to the normal Hollywood mindset. Here, I’ll be looking at the biggest classic of the Bollywood system, SHOLAY (1975), to show why it’s got something distinctive to offer English-speaking audiences.

SHOLAY’s scriptwriting works differently to Hollywood classics and as a script analyst and producer I find that refreshing. On my editors’ suggestions, the film and its songs also found a place in several episodes of the drama series I used to write for, so I had a personal connection to it long before I saw the movie, which made it even more enjoyable to finally see it years later.

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Taking Bollywood more seriously: the career of Salman Khan

Reasons to take Bollywood more seriously – Part One!

Sanjay Dutt - Bollywood Actor

Sanjay Dutt – Infamous Bollywood Actor

As more of us get the chance to discover Indian films on streaming services, WriteMovies’ Director Ian Kennedy explores these often lavish films to ask whether Hollywood should take Bollywood more seriously. He discusses the appeals of Bollywood films for English-language audiences, and asks whether Bollywood should take ITSELF more seriously to break through to the rest of the world now that PARASITE has shown that non-English-language films can triumph!

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