WriteMovies Contest #22 Results

WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition #22

We received 1000 screenplays, books, plays, short stories and articles from the following countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Georgia, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan.

The overall standard was very high, hence the large number of writers we found to be eligible for the final rounds.

We decided against many competent works for a variety of reasons. Some were not suited for the cinematic medium. Others were conceptually flawed, in that they either delivered last year’s movie or an idea that was just not feasible. There is nothing sadder than a brilliantly executed “bad idea”, (well, unless it’s a badly executed good idea). But in all honesty, the shelves of most Hollywood pros are lined with these. We hope that those who did not make will stay in touch with us. We have enjoyed our myriad of email exchanges and are working 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


Résultats De Concours No: 22

Nous avons reçu 1000 scénarios, livres, pièces de théâtre, nouvelles, et articles des pays suivants: Les Etats-Unis, le Canada, le Royaume-Uni, l’Irlande, l’Australie, la Nouvelle Zélande, l’Allemagne, la France, la Belgique, la Suisse, l’Autriche, la Russie, l’Italie, le Mexique, le Japon, l’Afrique du Sud et Taiwan.
La standard était très élevé, par conséquent le grand nombre d’auteurs que nous avons admis á la ronde finale. Si vous ne trouvez pas votre nom sur cette liste, ça ne signifie pas que vous êtes un auteur ” sans talents “. Nous croyons sincèrement que tous ceux qui sacrifient, les nuits, week-ends et souvent beaucoup plus, au rêve de devenir un auteur, mérite du respect. Nous avons décidé contre beaucoup d’oeuvres compétents pour une variété de raisons. Certains ne convenaient pas á une interpretation cinématographique. D’autres étaient conceptuellement inappropriées,où nous fournissaient une idée pour un film de l’année dernière. Il n’y a rien de plus triste qu’une ” mauvaise idée ” brillamment exécutée, (á moins que ce soit une bonne idée mal exécutée). Mais dans toute honnêteté, les étagères de la plupart des scénaristes de Hollywood sont garnies de ces derniers. Nous espérons que ceux qui ont été éliminés, resteront dans le contact avec nous. Nous avons apprécié notre myriade d’échanges d’email et travaillons dur á rendre ce site plus approprié á vos carrières. Avec tous nos remerciements et nos meilleurs voeux á vous tous.

Cordialement,
Le Team WriteMovies.com.


WriteMovies.com: Der internationale Schriftstellerwettbewerb: 22

Wir empfingen 1000 Drehbücher, Bücher, Theaterstücke, Kurzgeschichten und Artikel von den folgenden Ländern: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Kuwait, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Der gesamte Standard war sehr hoch, darum die grosse Anzahl von Autoren, die für die abschließende Runde ausgewählt wurden.

Aus dieversen Gründen entschieden wir uns gegen viele gute Arbeiten. Einige waren nicht für die Filmproduktion geeignet, andere behandelten ungeeignete Themen oder solche die bereits im vergangenen Jahr gedreht wurden.

Wir hoffen, daß diejenigen, die dieses Mal ausscheiden mit uns in Kontakt bleiben. Wir haben unsere vielen Emailaustausche genossen und arbeiten hart daran diese Site nützlicher für Ihre Karriere zu gestalten.

Mit Dank und freundlichen Grüssen,
Das WriteMovies.com Team.


JACQUES HUBERT (FIRST PLACE):

After a career in the French Foreign Office, Jacques has finally been able to devote time to his first love, screenwriting. Based on his diverse experiences around the world he wrote the first draft of PARACELSUS in 2008 and is delighted to have won the WriteMovies.com International Contest with what turned out to be his 11th draft. Who says hard work does not pay off? The story revolves around a devastating famine in China forcing millions of Chinese to walk into Russia, with devastating geopolitical consequences. The folks at WriteMovies have already pitched the script to several agencies, production companies and studios and I have had 34 reading requests.

MICHAEL WARNER (SECOND PLACE):

warnerA graduate of the University of Michigan and an award winning screenwriter, Michael J. Warner has expanded into becoming an overall filmmaker with his first 16-minute HD short called “Shocked Jock” which has been an official selection of eight film festivals so far. www.shockedjock.com

Michael began his career as a staff accountant in the consolidation department at Paramount Communications. After working as a p.a. on “Sex and the City” for one season, Michael landed at Air Sea Land Productions, Inc.

Michael’s sci-fi fantasy screenplay, “Born Again,” which has been a finalist in a few screenwriting competitions just took 2nd place in the 2009 Writemovies.com writing contest. Overall, Michael has written 12 feature-film screenplays, 4 original TV dramas, 3 original sitcoms and 3 short films.

COURTNEY LICHTERMAN (THIRD PLACE):

lichtermanLike the main character in her pilot, The Counter, Courtney Lichterman has worked at both a New York City cosmetics counter (where it was not uncommon for rats to hide in drawers) as well as a Los Angeles cosmetics counter (where it was not uncommon for men to purchase mascara). She has a bachelor’s degree in theater, a blog about shopping bags (bagatellemuseum.blogspot.com), and a television that gets a whole new set of channels every time it’s been unplugged for a while. An avid traveler and sometimes travel writer, she is now the PR manager for a travel website and writes regular columns for both Reuters news service and United Press International (UPI) on behalf of the site. Excerpts of her as yet unpublished book, ironically titled Waiting to Excel, have appeared on a number of literary websites. Before this contest, the only thing she had ever won was a brass lamp so heavy she almost couldn’t carry it home.

Honorable Mention:

Burdick, Curtis & Scott – A REALLY DIFFICULT ENGAGEMENT
Blunder, Robert – DAS GEWICHT DES GEWISSENS
Bourgeois, Christian – NEUF HEURES MOINS DIX

Semi-Finalists:
(will be complete by August 27th)
Finalists:
(will be complete on September 30th)
Abdou , Andrew – Can’t Mumbai Me Love Blunder, Robert – DAS GEWICHT DES GEWISSENS
Aguilar , Eduardo – ROADKILL Bodereau, Nicolas – LA VÉRITÉ SUR EDWARD NOJAS
Albert , Marina – JEZEBEL Böhme, Roland – BELTANE – GEFANGEN IN ROM
Allen , Nichelous – DOUBLE TAKE Bosey (Boese), Michael- MAFIOSI OHNE HIRN
Bean , CN – AFTER THE FIRE Bourgeois, Christian – NEUF HEURES MOINS DIX
Bayer , John – THE KING AND QUEEN OF AMERICA Burdick, Curtis & Scott – A REALLY DIFFICULT ENGAGEMENT
Blunder , Robert – DAS GEWICHT DES GEWISSENS Carollo, Michael – HAPPINESS
Bodereau , Nicolas – La vérité sur Edward Nojas Christian, Peter – LAST LAUGH
Bodereau , Nicolas – Obscurantisme Desjardin, Marc – LA DERNIÉRE CONFESSION
Böhme , Roland – BELTANE – GEFANGEN IN ROM Devillet, Edith – TOINE L’NTREDPIDE ENFANT
Bourgeois , Christian – Neuf heures moins dix Doherty, Jeremiah – PLASTIC JESUS
Bosey (Boese) , Michael – MAFIOSI OHNE HIRN Du Potet Caroline & Eric – DEAD LIGHT
Botte , Bernabe – ASTOR Elliott, Joe – POINT OF RECEPTION
Botte , Bernabe – THE ARGENTINA MISSION Frazier, James – ROCHESTER
Burdick , Curtis & Scott – CRUSADER ARCHERS OF THE DATK CONTINENT – EPISODE 1 Goodwin, Chase – THE WEAPON THAT ENDS ALL WAR
Burdick , Curtis & Scott – A REALLY DIFFICULT ENGAGEMENT Goodwin, Chase – JACK THE RIPPER
Cawley , Rob – THE AERONAUT Hubert, Jacques – PARACELSUS
Carollo , Michael – HAPPINESS Ibourahene, Majid – BABY’S REVOLUTION
Chapot , Hank – BORDELLA POLITIQUE: THE CRIMES OF DOLLY FINE Jensen, Vicky – HALF BROKEN PLANE
Christian , Peter – LAST LAUGH Lichterman, Courtney – THE COUNTER (TV Original)
Ciolfi , Romeo – HOME Migy-Quiquerez, Catherine – UN PAQUET DE LETTRES
Clark , Chris & Carol – ARMADILLO CITY Price, Brian – OLÉ
Coble , Lynda – ROOM Rosessler, Juliana – PUSHING DAISIES
Cohen , Lior – RHYME OF LOVE Shyu, Tony – MACAU TWIILGHT
Collings , Kerri – SUMMER OF 1930 Smith, Ronald – THE CENTER
Corinis , Jim – COLUMBUS – THE STORY NEVER TOLD Turboff, Jeff – AN EYE TO KILL
de Oliveira , Victor – LIFE AFTER DEATH Warner, Michael – BORN AGAIN
Denison , George – 9/11/1973 Weissman, Steve – THE GREAT QUEST
Desjardins , Marc – La Dernier Confession Yarbrough, Cody – DARK NOON
Devillet , Edith – Toine l’Intrepide Enfant
Dillon , Christopher – RED RUST BLACK
Doherty , Jeremiah – PLASTIC JESUS
Du Potet , Caroline & Eric – DEAD LIGHT
Ecker , Ronald – COUNTING THE WAYS
Elliott , Joe – POINT OF RECEPTION
Faleris , Dennis – BUTTERCUP
Flynt , John Edward – ESPERANCIA
Fournier , Eugene – AGAIN
Frazier , Jacqueline – BEST OF THE SECOND RATERS
Frazier , James – ROCHESTER
Frazier , Jacqueline – NUMBER 8 WIRE
Freeman , Alex – PEOPLE IN PLACES
Garland , Brian – DIRTY LAUNDRY
Guennani , Zoher – Remember Death
Gottula , Lori – FREE RAIN
Goodwin , Chase – THE WEAPON THAT ENDS ALL WAR
Goodwin , Chase – JACK THE RIPPER
Greer , Bradley – WEST OF THE RAIN
Grundy , Solomon – #14
Hall , Maggie – BARONERS
Hallen , Mark – HERMAN’S URN
Hathcock , Stephen – THE PIPERS CHAIR
Hogan ,Michael – BYE CUSPID! THE ADVENTURES OF A MALE TOOTH FAIRY
Hogan ,Michael – SEBASTINA AND THE LOST ATOLL
Houser , Ethan – JEREMY, JEREMY, JEREMEY
Hubert , Jacques – Paracelsus
Ibourahene , Majid – Baby’s Revolution
Irish , Carver – THE DAMNED MULE REVIVAL
Jensen , Vicky – HALF BROKEN PLANE
Jourdan , Sean – THE BEEKEEPER
Lakinger , Romana – WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW
Land , Stuart – SCENT
Lee , A.L. – THE IMPOSTOR
Lee , A.L. – THE LEGEND OF PIG-EYE
Lenz , Sigrid – MAJA- GESCHICHTE EINE SLASHERIN
Leonard , Kyle – SLOPPY SECONDS
Lichterman , Courtney – THE COUNTER
Lyle , Danielle Eliska – BLACK BOTTOM
Mahikian , Caroline – Joana’s Book
Martemucci , Anna – LET’S GO ROME
McLain , James – REFLECTIONS IN AN HOURGLASS
McLaughlin , Tom – SIGNATURE MOMENTS
McLean , Cynthia – SO SHARP THE CONQUERING
Melton , William – MISS LIBERTY
Merritt ,Jomo – JOURNAL OF A DINKA BOY
Merritt ,Jomo – ANGELS OUT OF BATH
Migy-Quiquerez ,Catherine – Un Paquet de Lettres
Montoya ,Rosalie – THE COYOTE WAY
Moss , Micah – KARMA JETS
Mujica , Alejandro – EIDOLON
Nguyen Tran , Dzoan – Juste un dernier voyage
Parker , Rachel – HEMLINES
Peduto , Gregory – STEALING KISMET
Perry-Folino , Joanna – LILALOVESLOUIE
Peters , Susan St. – PANDAMONIUM
Price , Brian – OLÉ
Plemmons , Sean – INPUT/OUTPUT
Rahm , Elke – DER FLUCH DES INDIANERS
Renner , Julian – BREAKING THE LAST MILE
Renner , Julian – FREE TOWN
Richards , Gregory – LETTER FROM MONTANA – SEMPER FI
Ross , Robert – OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU
Rudie , Shaun – AGAIN
Schwalbe , Nicole – ZABZARAKS SPIEGEL
Shyu , Tony – MACAU TWIILGHT
Smith , Lucia – KEEPERS
Smith , Ronald – THE CENTER
Stauder , Jonathan – BAZ
Stoddard , William – ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS
Suver , Irene – SECRET KINGDOM
Taylor , J.R. – BORDERLAND
Taylor , J.R. – MINUS MEN
Taylor , Adam – I COME FROM THE FUTURE
Thompson , Andrew – ALLEGIANCE
Tucker , Tuck – A MOMENT TOO SOON
Turboff , Jeff – AN EYE TO KILL
Turrentine , Rogers – HEART OF AMERICA
Turrentine , Rogers – MANEUVERS
von Allmen , David – THE LABYRINTH OF TERROR
Waite , Michael – THE DAY OF THE SCORPIAN
Warner , Michael – NEW KID IN TOWN
Warner , Michael – BORN AGAIN
Warner , Gavin – RUSH
Warrener , John – THE TRUST
Weissman , Steve – THE GREAT QUEST
Weiss-Roessler , Juliana – Pushing Daisies – ‘Dead Dead’
Yarbrough , Cody – DARK NOON

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