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Casting News for Amazon Superhero TV Show

Casting News for Amazon Superhero TV Show

The new Amazon superhero TV show is building up steam with announcements on casting and with more details coming out about the show itself. Article by Jamie White.

Adapted from the same comic writer of PREACHER, Amazon is moving forward strongly with its new show, THE BOYS. Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher and Nathan Mitchell are all onboard.

While the cast might not immediately catch the eye, the concept might. Here’s how TV Line describes the show… “The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt — and a ragtag team of vigilantes sets out to take them down.”

Sounds cool, right? After the whole host of MCU films, the trash of DC films and the consistently decent X-Men films, this type of superhero story will surely add a bit of much-needed variation to the genre.

This is something you can use as writers, too. When you’re writing a genre script, think about what makes that genre tick. What do we usually expect from that genre? Then, flip it on its head, add a twist and mix it up to provide something interesting and unique. We’ve often heard it said that writers should “give us what we expect, but not in the way we expect it.” That’s how you can meet, and exceed, genre expectations.

Check out Ian’s Insights article about how Genre really works, to find out more!

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Meet our Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest Special TV Script Award Winner

Meet our Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest Special TV Script Award Winner

Meet our Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest Special TV Script Award Winner – INSURRECTION by Simon Bowler.

Learn all about our very first winner of the brand new “Best Teleplay or Pilot Award” Simon Bowler, and his script INSURRECTION. Simon is the first winner of the award we introduced to the Summer 2017 Contest and here’s your chance to learn more about him and why his script won him this accolade.

The fact we created these awards tells you something about the quality of the submissions we’ve been receiving in those categories lately – and now you can learn more about our TV winner Simon and his script… For winning Simon recevies free Development Notes, as well as a free re-entry to our Winter 2018 Contest.

Here’s some background on Simon:

“Originally from London, where he produced documentary films for the BBC and Channel 4, Simon has spent over twenty years in Los Angeles producing, writing and directing television docs and reality shows. Simon recently switched to drama and besides the multiple award-winning “Insurrection” mini-series (of which he’s written three episodes), he has written two award-winning plays (both at this year’s Austin Film Fest), a feature film, and is developing a classic horror anthology TV series.”

And here is a short introduction to the script:

INSURRECTION tells the interwoven stories of three men[ – a farmer, a slave and a senator – ]whose dangerous battles against slavery led to the American Civil War. [: farmer John Brown, slave Frederick Douglass, and Senator Stephen A. Douglas].

Follow in Simon’s footsteps and enter in our current main international contest. We’ll have even more winner bios from our Summer Contest coming shortly…

Summer Screenwriting Contest Book and Television Award Winners

Summer Screenwriting Contest Book and Television Award Winners

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…