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We’re delighted to announce the Winners of our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest!

 

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER: PROMISE OF TOMORROW, Andrew Pennington
  • SECOND PLACE: BAD LISTING, Brent Hartinger
  • THIRD PLACE: WITHOUT BORDERS, Chris Gebhardt & Jenn Russi

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

TÖDLICHE ERINNERUNG, Urs Aebersold LE SECRET DU KATANA NOIR, Christian Bourgeois STRUCK, Elaine F Chekich
BAD LUCK VS KARMA, Aaron Davis HOLLYWOOD’S MOST WANTED, Manny Jimenez Sr. THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar
AGENT 355, Laura Lambert THIS IS NOT REVENGE, David Pierotti THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, John Woodard

And here’s the list of Semi-Finalists…

Semi-Finalists  
BAD LUCK VS KARMA, Aaron Davis TÖDLICHE ERINNERUNG, Urs Aebersold SPACE RACERS, Jason Azcar
THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham LE SECRET DU KATANA NOIR, Christian Bourgeois LA VENGEANCE DU COBRA, Christian Bourgeois
THE WALL, Anthony Buono UNE CHANCE POUR GUERIR, Christine de Chauvelin PSYCHOANALYTIC TALES, Christine de Chauvelin
STRUCK, Elaine F Chekich THE HUNTED, Mark Flood WITHOUT BORDERS, Chris Gebhardt & Jenn Russi
LAST CHRISTMAS, Owen Gower BAD LISTING, Brent Hartinger KOBOS, Adam Hersh
HOLLYWOOD’S MOST WANTED, Manny Jimenez Sr. THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar AGENT 355, Laura Lambert
IN THE ABSENCE OF JUSTICE, Stephen F Maynard PROMISE OF TOMORROW, Andrew Pennington THIS IS NOT REVENGE, David Pierotti
BOY MOST WANTED, Tuck Tucker ESTHER’S DEN, Persephone Vandegrift THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, John Woodard

And here’s the list of Quarter-Finalists…

Quarter-Finalists  
BAD LUCK VS KARMA, Aaron Davis TÖDLICHE ERINNERUNG, Urs Aebersold SPACE RACERS, Jason Azcar
VOLLEYBALL RETRIBUTION, Jason Azcar APEX VANISHED, Eric Barcley SERIOUSLY, THESE GUYS?, Paul Bayford
SECRETS OF THE SOUTH, Kathy Berardi & Walter Richardson THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham LE SECRET DU KATANA NOIR, Christian Bourgeois
LA VENGEANCE DU COBRA, Christian Bourgeois THE WALL, Anthony Buono UNE CHANCE POUR GUERIR, Christine de Chauvelin
PSYCHOANALYTIC TALES, Christine de Chauvelin STRUCK, Elaine F Chekich IMMORTAL SHADOWS, Jannes C. Cramer & Kirsty C. Olivant
ICE CREAM DON’T MELT IN ENGLEWOOD, Richard Ehrenreich THE HUNTED, Mark Flood MONEY MAN, Shunsuke Funakoshi
WITHOUT BORDERS, Chris Gebhardt & Jenn Russi LAST CHRISTMAS, Owen Gower THE KEEPERS, Richard Guimond
BAD LISTING, Brent Hartinger A PAWN FOR MALICE, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti KOBOS, Adam Hersh
PARAD’EYES, Bon Jerome HOLLYWOOD’S MOST WANTED, Manny Jimenez Sr. INCOMPLETE, Kenson Junicue
THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar GRIGNE-DINTS, Pascal Kulcsar AGENT 355, Laura Lambert
IN THE ABSENCE OF JUSTICE, Stephen F Maynard AKATEWA, Jean-Marie Mazaleyrat & Edith Woi ACCEPTANCE, Sean McKenzie
THE EMPTY CHURCH, Lawrence Moore DESERT QUARRY, James Palmer SHINE YOUR EYES, James Palmer
PROMISE OF TOMORROW, Andrew Pennington BLOOD FOR FREEDOM, Jean-Pierre Piché THIS IS NOT REVENGE, David Pierotti
THE MAN WHO COULD NOT STOP SMOKING, Graeme Ratcliffe EXECUTION DAY, Mike Reid LOST MEMORIES, Bernhard Riedhammer
FANTASY DATES, Dawn Rochelle MAN AT THE TOP, Larry Shulruff BOY MOST WANTED, Tuck Tucker
ESTHER’S DEN, Persephone Vandegrift A NOTE FROM AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE, Bill Walker TORCHBEARERS, Carl Williams
THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, John Woodard OLD, Tessa Wenslany MARY ELLEN, Lauren Wood

 

The WriteMovies Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered, scroll up to see our list of results!

Talentscout International Management

Our Grand Prize for this contest is $2500, up from $2000 – and that’s not all! And that’s not all! In addition to our Grand Prize Winner receiving $2500, our top three placed scripts win:

  • A year of free script development worth up to $3200
  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • A copy of our Confidential Studio Manual
  • Exclusive previews of WriteMovies Academy, our unique Virtual Film School
  • Exclusive prizes from InkTip

If an established studio/production company makes an offer on your project, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days. Through our exclusive arrangement with TALENTSCOUT INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (TSIM) we can guarantee representation to the winner of our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest.

Furthermore, the top ten projects will be considered for representation. Through its wide reaching agency contacts, TSIM can also help find you a literary agent. TSIM is a boutique management company which concentrates on representing international clients – whose work sells in the US and EU.

Over the last 18 years HUNDREDS of writers have found representation and writing assignments through us, gotten THOUSANDS of pitch meetings, had their projects optioned, sold and produced just because they excelled in the WriteMovies Contest. Let us open doors for you.

 

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  • Grand Prize: $2500 cash prize and guaranteed representation. 1 Full year of script mentoring for the top three winners, including development notes on all re-writes of the top 3 winning scripts. Worth $3,200
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company makes an offer on your script, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days. We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies. You keep ALL the option/sales money (unless you commission an agent, manager or attorney to represent you). The Grand Prize winner is also pitched to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.
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    Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.
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