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"Philadelphia's SCREENPLAY FEST - An Online Screenplay Contest"

OBJECTIVE:

It's Time to be Recognized. Post Your Screenplay Online. Get Feedback. Gain Recognition. Your Door to Hollywood.

Philadelphia's "Screenplay Fest" is a unique opportunity for writers to receive:

1) Much FEEDBACK on your work to better your screenplay.

2) PUBLICITY - Screenplays are uploaded onto our website allowing agents, managers and producers to view them.

3) AWARDS from our Sponsors include: A) FACE-to-FACE Pitch opportunities with Industry EXECS as well as a multitude of Email Blasts. B) Be mentored by Renowned and Award Winning Story Master, Robert McKee. C) Several Analysis Packages to improve your screenplay including TOP 15 Consultant, Daniel Manus from No BullScript. D) 3 unique Screenwriting Softwares. E) Cash Prize...  The best opportunities to get your work into the hands of producers, agents and managers - the very people who can make your writing dreams a reality.

Our goal is to improve the Writer's Screenplay to the max, and get your screenplay in the hands of Industry Execs who can open doors for the writer - and make their writing dreams a reality.

RULES:

Philadelphia's "Screenplay Fest" is an ONLINE COMPETITION where writers submit their screenplays. Chosen scripts are uploaded onto our website for members, producers, writers and anyone to leave feedback and vote on. Quarter-finalist screenplays will be uploaded onto our website in list form - displaying log line, screenplay title, and ranking. Agents, Producers, writers, Industry Execs and anyone may download and read the screenplays at ease, and cast a vote a leave feedback. If interested, simply contact the writer - writer's email is on their own screenplay page. Online voting process is from November 1, 2012to December 31, 2012 - when winners will be chosen. Writer's will have a screenplay page on our site throughout the duration of these 4 months, where they will receive feedback, reviews and votes. Highest ranked screenplay from a combination of the judges and reviewers votes wins a handful of AWARDS valued over $5000 to better their screenplays and get recognized.

We also hold a FREE Log Line competition where writers submit their Log Lines / Story ideas which are uploaded on our website for anyone to vote on and review. The highest rated Log Line wins AWARDS.

Please visit our website for more information: www.ScreenplayFest.com

 


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FINAL DEADLINE for ONLINE CONTEST#1 - 01/05/11 - $20 ENTRY - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Hello Writers!

We hope all is well with your screenwriting!

We are thrilled to inform you of fantastic news regarding Philadelphia's SCREENPLAYFEST - Your Online Screenplay Contest!  

We have TWO exciting NEW SPONSORS:  ROBERT MCKEE'S STORYLOGUE and DANIEL MANUS' NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING.  The addition of these amazing sponsors has pushed our AWARDS total over $5000!

Our FINAL DEADLINE for our 1ST ONLINE CONTEST FOR 2011 is:  January 5, 2011... 01/05/11 (11:59PM).  EVERY script submitted will be uploaded online for feedback, voting , and reviewing.  Act Fast -- Only a $20 Entry Fee!

The 4 BEST SCREENPLAYS in this 1st Online Contest will be considered QUARTER-FINALISTS and will be admitted into our GRAND PRIZE CONTEST in August for a chance to win numerous beneficial awards to IMPROVE and EXPOSE your screenplay -- opening your door to Hollywood.
 
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1)  NEW SPONSORS!!!

Please Welcome our amazing New Sponsors and VISIT THEIR WEBSITE for more informative and amazing information:
  • ROBERT MCKEE's Storylogue
  • Daniel Manus' No BullScript Consulting
  • Great Dialogue Software

ROBERT MCKEE'S STORYLOGUE  (Prizes to 4 winners) 
 
From Renowned & Award Winning Story Master, Robert McKee, we are pleased to announce his generous gift to the Screenplay Fest. 
 
The Top 4 Winners will receive a 3-Month Subscription to Robert McKee's Storylogue.  Storylogue is an ongoing, online writer's practicum.
 
Storylogue writers enjoy videos posted daily, including Q & A videos, lessons from Robert McKee and special guest presenters, and weekly interviews with top writers, producers, agents, actors and directors. There are even chat rooms where you can share thoughts with other writers, and Live Chats with Robert McKee where you can ask your own questions. 
 
Storylogue posts new content every day.
 
Robert McKee is the author of the award winning book on perfecting your writing craft entitled, "STORY,"  which writers call the "Bible for Writers" as well as his famous STORY SEMINARS , which he tours internationally (portrayed in the Oscar Nominated film, "Adaptation").  
 
This amazing award allows you to be mentored by the Master Story Teacher, Robert McKee! 
Here are some reviews on Storylogue from its members:
 
"Fantastic! I find myself watching the video with notepad in hand to take notes. Even the Q & A's are like mini lessons "   - S. Q. (Toronto)

"Storylogue is turning into a digital drug for me"   - H. S. (Paris, France) 

"Storylogue is a stunning achievement and beautifully put together. I am at awe in how compelling it is to watch"  - B. M. (London, UK)
 
"I am so excited about this opportunity to receive this information up close and personal. I am learning so much" - C. M. (New York, NY)


Daniel Manus is an in-demand script consultant and founder of No BullScript Consulting, which can be found at www.nobullscript.net and was ranked one of the Top 15 "Cream of the Crop" Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.  He was previously Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (Cinderella Story, Sydney White) and is attached to produce several projects independently. Daniel has also been a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures and DOD at Sandstorm Films (first look deal at Screen Gems). He is the author of the E-Book "No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective," and teaches seminars to writers across the country.

Danny Manus and No BullScript Consulting is happy to offer the grand prize winner a Free Studio Notes Service (normally $145), which includes a synopsis, logline, exclusive 20-point grading sheet and 3-4 pgs of constructive notes.  3 Category Winners and LoglineFest Winner will receive Logline Analysis.  Plus the top four winners will receive a copy of Danny's popular E-Book "No BS For Screenwriters."
 

GREAT DIALOGUE SOFTWARE (donation to 5 winners)

WordPower Technologies and award-winning playwright and screenwriter Peter Colley present Great Dialogue Software for writers, a computer program guaranteed to improve your dialogue skills. Named by Readers Digest in its "Best Software for Writers!"
 
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2)  SPONSORS:
  • The Great American Pitchfest
  • Movie Outline 3 
  • Virtual Pitchfest
  • Story Rescue
  • Script Pipeline
  • Scripped
  • My Script Needs Help
  • Script Delivery
  • Sell A Script
  • Scriptproof
  • Script It!
  • DoneDealPro

The PitchFest gathers 100+ EXECUTIVES in a room and gives you serious FACE TIME with them. This is maybe the best and fastest way to meet the decision makers in Hollywood and get your script read! With more agents, production companies, workshops, luncheons, and networking events than ever. For every 6 participants, another agent, manager, or production company is invited (Average 15-20 meetings per person) guaranteeing you as many meetings as possible. 


MOVIE OUTLINE 3: (Prizes to 5 Winners)

Movie Outline is innovative 
screenplay writing software that was designed by a produced writer to help you develop your film story, characters and structure, and professionally format your script. It uses the simple technique of "step-outlining" to create your outline and screenplay scene by scene and reference breakdowns of successful Hollywood movies in the same genre side by side with your own project. With Movie Outline you can develop character profiles, character arcs and structure your narrative using pre-defined color-coded structure templates such as the classic "3 Act Structure" or "The Hero's Journey". You can also customize these templates and create your own to suit your own writing methodology. Simply put, Movie Outline is the ultimate writer's tool, taking your story from an idea to a final draft.


VIRTUAL PITCHFEST (Prizes to 5 winners)

Are you tired of cold querying Hollywood and getting Radio Silence? Enter www.VirtualPitchFest.comwhich enables screenwriters to Pitch Hollywood Pros online with the assurance of a guaranteed response back. With VPF, your query letters are sent directly to Pros via the site and responded to within 5 days. VPF now has 300+ companies all taking pitches online, including Studios, Major Production Companies, and Top Agencies.

Some of VPF's BIG PLAYERS include MGM, Kopelson Entertainment, Yari Film Group, CBS Films, The Gersh Agency, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, UTA, Spyglass Entertainment, Myriad Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, Mad Chance, ROAR, Davis Entertainment, The Donners' Company, Laura Ziskin Productions, Mandate Pictures, Energy Entertainment, Original Artists, New Regency, and APA. Hundreds of screenwriters have received submission requests through VPF, many of which have resulted in representation or script deals. To pitch now, go to www.VirtualPitchFest.com
 



Screenwriter, script doctor and NYU professor Joe Gilford has agreed to provide a professional story consultation including reading and reviewing the candidate's screenplay with a personal story conference via meeting or phone. 


SCRIPT PIPELINE (Prizes to 5 winners)

Database:
With over 1,150 listings, the Writers Database puts the film industry at your fingertips. Find information about agencies, managers, producers and production companies, what they're looking for and how to contact them. Updated regularly, the Database includes a powerful search engine that can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter where you live, Script Pipeline's Database connects you to Hollywood and beyond.

Analysis:
Like Development Notes, the Overall Review covers characterization, dialogue, conflict, and so forth, but in more general terms intended to point you in the proper direction. This is the ideal service for a writer who has already gone through multiple drafts and is in need of further notes or a fresh perspective on the screenplay.  Average turnaround time is 3-6 business days, and writers receive approximately 2-3 pages of notes. As with all the services, writers have the option to engage in FREE follow-up emails with their evaluator to help answer any additional questions. 


SCRIPPED (Prizes to 5 winners) 

Scripped is the leading provider of Web-based screenwriting software on the Internet.  With over 100,000 users, Scripped grows its membership by 50-100 writers/day. In addition to their software business, Scripped finds scripted and unscripted written content for movie producers, web producers, brands and agencies. Scripped's clients provide specifications for the type of content they are looking for (e.g. 15-page horror script) and Scripped writers then go to work to write the content; the content seeker purchases the winning work in exchange for prize money.  Scripped's clients include Spike TV, Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, 27 Dresses, Confidence), Steven de Souza (writer of Die Hard, 48 Hours and Commando), Girl2Watch.com, and others.
 

Customers receive a 2-3 page entertainment industry standard report ("coverage") that breaks down the material into feature film or television marketability components.  Studio executives and producers look at these reports when deciding which projects should be developed further and eventually "greenlit."  Writers should use the reports to: 1) submit along with their query letters to potential buyers if they receive a "Recommend" or even a "Consider" stamp of approval, and 2) to uncover their material's strengths and weaknesses, so that any areas for improvement can be addressed before submitting the material to potential buyers.  A sample coverage template is available for you to see how a report will be organized and what components are evaluated. 



Your Query Letter reaches 5,500 producers, agents and literary managers! 


SELLASCRIPT (Prizes to 5 winners)

The Total Script Express:  sends a personal e-query to 3,782 producers/studio executives and 1,909 agents/managers... A total of 5,691 submissions!


The Hollywood Bugle:  an e-newsletter sent to over 3,000 industry professionals. It features the logline and author info for the select few screenplays listed.

The Script Marketplace:  a private online database, only open to and regularly viewed by industry professionals looking for screenplays for option/purchase.

The Writer's Rolodex:  has contact information for over 3,000 studios, production companies, producers, literary agencies, managers and executives, plus it allows writers to manage their contacts and submissions with our exclusive My Contacts feature.
 

SCRIPTPROOF (Prizes to 5 winners)
 
Coverage: Evaluation of your screenplay; grading its elements in the same way that readers report to a production company. With this third-party feedback and constructive criticism, it's an opportunity to get an honest reaction to the specific strengths and weaknesses of your work.
 
Query Letter Analysis: An edit, polish and thorough evaluation of your existing query letter, including feedback on how to improve it stylistically and commercially.
 
Pitch Analysis: A thorough edit, polish and critique of your existing pitch, focusing on ways to enhance its style and substance.

Logline Analysis: An edit, polish and thorough evaluation of your existing logline, plus several variations to consider as alternates!



Script It! is Movie Outline 3's baby brother, offering the same outlining and 
script formatting features but without some of the pro tools such as character development and structuring. Script It! is aimed at the writer who needs a simple way to outline their script and write their screenplay to industry standard guidelines without having to juggle both tasks between two different applications. The Software comes with a powerful character name generator, a 250 term glossary and a handy "Scratch Pad" to organize your notes, ideas and script snippets. Script It! is perfect for the novice writer who needs tailored script writing features such as auto-complete, auto-formatting and auto-pagination that regular word processors do not offer, and for the professional who likes to plan their outline before writing a full draft.



Database for tracking various literary deals set up in "Hollywood."  Done Deal Pro tracks the various script, book, treatment, and pitch sales and options made in Hollywood each day. Subscribers are able to search the database of over 11,300 feature deals and over 1,600 TV deals by title, writer, representation, company, genre, date, and more. This is an invaluable tool not only for industry professionals but for aspiring screenwriters who want to know each week what material is being set up and with whom, and to track the latest trends. In each individual sale listing, users can click on agency, management firm, law firm, and/or company names for contact information. Done Deal Pro also provides development-related industry news, interviews, a searchable database of screenwriting contests, and contest deadline alerts.


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We look forward to reading your screenplays ONLINE!


Best,
Philadelphia's "Screenplay FEST" - An Online Screenplay Competition
 

 
 

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