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  1. #201

    Thumbs up 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition - 9 Days to Final Deadline

    2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition FINAL DEADLINE November 15th!
    Every entry receives script analysis.

    Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competitionís passionate commitment is to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter. We provide each writer who enters BlueCat onewritten analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

    OurWinners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.


    AWARDS

    BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY: $15,000 Grand Prize
    Four Finalists: $2,500 Prize

    BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY: $10,000 Grand Prize
    Three Finalists: $2,000 Prize

    INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

    Best Feature Screenplay from the UK
    $2,000 Prize

    Best Feature Screenplay from India
    $2,000 Prize
    Screenwriters Residing in India, please visit:http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/the-roshan-award/

    Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK
    $2,000 Prize

    OFFICIAL RULES & GUIDELINES:http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines

    Entry Fee: $60 Shorts | $70 Features |$35 Student Shorts

    SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY:http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2016-call-for-entries


    BlueCat Screenplay Competition
    www.bluecatscreenplay.com
    F:http://facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition
    T::https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures
    IG:http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay

  2. #202
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    Post Update Re: The 2016 PAGE Awards Contest


    Ready to kick-start your screenwriting career?


    The 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition is now open for entries!

    In a few short months our Judges will once again present a total of 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Our winning writers will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 - including Gold, Silver & Bronze Prizes in each of our ten genre categories - plus our huge $25,000 Grand Prize!

    Most importantly, over the past decade the PAGE Awards competition has become widely recognized as one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide, and many of our past winners now have movies and television shows in production, on the air and in theaters.

    Here's just a small sample of some of the great news coming in from our past winners:

    2008 PAGE Award Winner Bill Dubuque wrote the Warner Bros. movies THE JUDGE, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and THE ACCOUNTANT, starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. Bill also recently signed a 7-figure deal with Universal to write THE REAL McCOY for Chris Pratt, and his Gold Prize-winning drama THE HEADHUNTER'S CALLING is currently filming in Toronto, starring Gerard Butler and Alfred Molina. He is represented by PAGE Judge Eric Williams at Zero Gravity and by CAA.

    The 2010 PAGE Gold Prize-winning horror movie MAGGIE, by John Scott III, was released earlier this year, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in the starring roles. John wrote the new feature PARABLE X, which he will also be directing, and he was just named to Variety's list of "10 Screenwriters to Watch." He is represented by Sly Predator and ICM.

    The 2014 Grand Prize-winning action movie THREE OF SWORDS, by Matias Caruso, was optioned by PAGE Judge Mitchell Peck of Peck Entertainment. Mitchell brought the script to all the major agencies, and after fielding several offers of representation, Matias chose to sign with CAA. CAA is now presenting the script to some of their top directors.

    After winning her Silver Prize in 2005, Janet Lin was signed by The Gersh Agency and landed a job on the writing staff of the CBS series WATERFRONT. The following year, she got staffed on the Fox series BONES, and over several seasons worked her way up through the ranks to the position of producer. Last year she served as one of the head producers on the ABC series FOREVER.

    After winning his Gold Prize in 2012, Graham Norris was signed by PAGE Judge Joe Riley of Velocity Entertainment. Shortly thereafter, Graham landed a job on the writing staff of the CW series iZOMBIE, and he was signed by UTA. Now Deadline has announced that iZOMBIE creator Rob Thomas is backing Graham as Executive Producer on Graham's new TV series TEMPEST.

    And that's just the tip of the iceberg! You can read more about our past winners and some of their terrific achievements on the Success Stories pages of our website:

    https://pageawards.com/success-stories

    And remember, you could be next!

    Are you planning to enter our 2016 competition?

    We've kept our contest entry fees at the same low rate as ever, so if you enter today (or anytime before our Early Entry Discount Deadline on January 15) you can submit your script for as little as $39. Just go to the How to Enter page on our website and click the "Enter Now!" button to access our easy online entry form:

    https://pageawards.com/the-contest/how-to-enter

    This is just the beginning of our most exciting year ever, and I hope you will be a part of it!

    We'd love to help launch your career!

    Sincerely yours,
    Jennifer Berg
    Administrative Director
    The PAGE International
    Screenwriting Awards

    https://pageawards.com

    Last edited by Jennifer Berg; 12-05-2015 at 09:40 AM.

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    Exclamation LAST CHANCE: Don't Miss This Opportunity...

    Dear Screenwriters,

    Have you entered The 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest yet?

    Our Final Entry Deadline is next Monday night, May 16 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, so you have just a few more days to get your script in the running for one of this year's awards!

    If you're serious about your screenwriting career, let me tell you three reasons why I think this is such an important opportunity for you...

    #1: TOP INDUSTRY JUDGES

    Are you looking for ways to get your scripts into the hands of top producers, agents, managers, and development executives - the people who can actually help you get your movie or television show produced?

    When you enter the PAGE Awards competition, right from the get-go, those are the exact people who are reading and evaluating your script.

    In fact, the reason why so many Hollywood execs come asking to judge the PAGE Awards contest is because they're looking for new projects to produce and new writers to represent, and each year many of our winners and finalists are optioned and signed by producers and representatives who read their scripts during the contest judging process.

    It's a serious "win-win"!

    #2: HUGE PRIZES & GREAT ODDS

    Come this fall, our Judges will present a total of 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Our winning writers will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 - including our huge $25,000 Grand Prize - plus Gold, Silver & Bronze Prizes in each of our ten genre categories.

    Plus, throughout the contest judging process, your script is only competing with other scripts in the exact same genre category. And because we present a total of 31 awards, your script has an excellent chance of winning (approximately 1 in 200).

    In other words, we do everything possible to stack the odds in your favor!

    #3: PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

    Over the past decade, the PAGE Awards competition has become one of the most respected sources for new screenwriting talent in the world, and many of our past winners are now seeing their movies and television shows in production, on the air, and in theaters. Writers like like Bill Dubuque (THE JUDGE, THE ACCOUNTANT), John Scott III (MAGGIE, PARABLE X), Janet Lin (BONES, FOREVER), VJ Boyd (JUSTIFIED, THE JURY), Sang Kyu Kim (THE WALKING DEAD, WAYWARD PINES), and many, many more.

    So, whether your goal is to sign with a top literary representative, land a paid writing assignment with a major Hollywood production company, get staffed on a hit TV series, or sell your screenplay and get your movie produced, entering the PAGE Awards competition could mark that turning point in your career, just like it has for so many other writers!

    But remember, our Final Entry Deadline is this Monday night, May 16 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, so if you haven't yet entered this year's contest, this is your very last chance!

    To submit your script, simply go to the How to Enter page on our website, read the instructions, then click the gold button at the bottom of the page to access our online entry form:

    https://pageawards.com/the-contest/how-to-enter

    It could prove to be a life-changing, career-making decision for you, just like it has been for so many of our past winners.

    I do hope you'll choose to enter the 2016 PAGE Awards contest...

    We'd love help launch your career!

    Sincerely yours,
    Jennifer Berg
    Administrative Director
    The 2016 PAGE International
    Screenwriting Awards
    https://pageawards.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Berg View Post
    Dear Screenwriters,

    Have you entered The 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest yet?

    Our Final Entry Deadline is next Monday night, May 16 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, so you have just a few more days to get your script in the running for one of this year's awards!

    If you're serious about your screenwriting career, let me tell you three reasons why I think this is such an important opportunity for you...
    Wow, talk about a drive-by posting. Three posts over two years (and a member since 2010?), and they're all about entering her contest and nothing else. Most of us already know about Page, but regardless, it would be nice if Jennifer Berg were a bit more active on the site, instead of simply pimping the contest. It would be informative to hear about screenwriting trends and other valuable info, as well as an offer to answer questions about screenwriting in general rather than just asking us to fork over money to enter a contest.

    Some contests occasionally help screenwriters to make a sale or grab representation but most contests are simply a money-raising scheme. Help us understand how to write a better screenplay (by being more active on these boards) and your pitches to enter Page won't sound so desperate. Right now, you sound like the newb writer with two or three posts who comes around asking for members to read their samples. We're all happy to help... so long as there is evidence that writer is more involved in the boards and not simply looking for a free editorial service. Or in a contest's example, not simply looking for more entry fees.

    Sounds like you're taking my sig to heart.
    Last edited by gp101; 06-07-2016 at 07:59 AM.
    Take the money and run!

  5. #205
    2017 BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION: CALL FOR ENTRIES


    The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 19th year, is accepting submissions for its 2017 competition.


    Founded by award winning writer/director Gordy Hoffman in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competitionís passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today, becoming one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world.
    BlueCatís Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.
    NOW ACCEPTING TV PILOTS


    Along with accepting feature screenplays and short scripts, BlueCat will now be accepting television pilot scripts.


    WRITTEN FEEDBACK TO ALL ENTRANTS


    BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer, and will continue its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.


    NEW INTERNATIONAL PRIZE


    A new international award, the Fellini Award, will be given to the best feature screenplay by a writer living outside the U.S.


    AWARDS
    Feature Screenplay Winner $10,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $1000 each.
    Short Script Winner $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
    Pilot Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
    The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Feature Screenplay of the 2017 Competition written by screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1000.

    DEADLINES
    Regular Deadline: June 1st, 2017. Feature Screenplay $55, Short Script $45, Pilot $50.
    Final Deadline: June 26th, 2017. Feature Screenplay $60, Short Script $50, Pilot $55.

    For complete information and submission details, please visit www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2017-call-for-entries

  6. #206

    Post BlueCat Screenplay Competition: REGULAR DEADLINE: JUNE 1ST

    Sat 20 May, 2017 09:52 am
    Hello!
    Just wanted to reach out and share with the community BlueCat's upcoming screenwriting competition. Sign up now, and get professional, written feedback for your script as well as a chance to win up to $10,000. Best of luck and happy writing!
    http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/

  7. #207

    BlueCat Screenplay Competition Final Deadline June 26th

    Hello,

    Just wanted to send a friendly reminder that the Final Deadline for the 2017 BlueCat Screenplay Competition is June 26th. BlueCat is now accepting features, pilots, and shorts. Every submission will receive written analysis by August 10th. For complete information and submission details, please visitwww.bluecatscreenplay.com/2017-call-for-entries

    AWARDS
    Feature Screenplay Winner $10,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $1,000 each.
    Short Script Winner $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
    Pilot Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
    The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best International Feature Screenplay of the 2017 Competition written by screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1,000.

    If you would consider sharing this information with your communities, that would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, check out a few of BlueCat’s latest screenwriting blogs below!

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at media@bluecatscreenplay.com.

    1000 WORDS TO WRITE BY

    image: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/pf...EcKHG4oq0zSgd7

    "All the writing advice in the world can't replace good tools and lots of practice. This is why I've compiled the following list of more than a thousand action verbs. I needed a handy, printable reference tool that didn't strain my eyes or wrists. Try it for yourself sometime. It works."

    Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Deanna Carlyle has shared with us on the BlueCat blog a simple reference tool for writers looking for synonyms for common action verbs.

    5 TOP REASONS IT’S HARD TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY (AND HOW IT GETS BETTER….)

    image: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/GU...jX7SsX3EQdihpW

    "While I'm thinking about the script in front of me, staring me in the face, casting its shadow across my every day, I know full well why it might be difficult to write a great screenplay. What are the common reasons it's so challenging? Why can't we seem to cross that last stretch and finally complete a script that changes everything for us?"

    BlueCat founder and judge Gordy Hoffman lists the five most common difficulties we all face when writing a screenplay, before giving us a pep talk on how to overcome them.

    THE SHOW DON’T TELL RULE: YOUR FIRST 10 PAGES’ BESTFRIEND

    image: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/K_...yV-cuKxjUYPs1P

    “If you’ve ever taken a screenwriting class or have read a book on the craft, you’re probably familiar with the adage ‘show, don’t tell’. It is the idea that it is better to showcase a beat of information in a visual way than to simply explain it to the audience. This can be a challenge on the page because you’re, in a way, simulating the visual medium instead of actually working in it, and many writers struggle with this writing rule because of that.”

    Rob Clarke, a production coordinator in Indie Horror and this week's guest writer on the BlueCat blog, explains how the writing technique of “show, don’t tell” is both a creative and effective way to reveal information.

    Last edited by dpaterso; 06-09-2017 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Moderator edit, images too large, changed to links

  8. #208
    BlueCat Screenplay Competition is back!

    Hello,

    I am writing to you on behalf of the 2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

    Below please find call for entries. We greatly appreciate shares to your blog and social channels regarding BlueCat's 2018 call for entries.

    The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 20th year, is accepting submissions for its 2018 competition.

    Founded by award winning writer/director Gordy Hoffman in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competitionís passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today, becoming one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world.
    BlueCatís Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.
    NEW PILOT AWARDS

    Along with awards for feature screenplays and short scripts, BlueCat will now be offering awards for both hour and half hour pilot scripts.

    WRITTEN FEEDBACK TO ALL ENTRANTS

    BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer, and will continue its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.

    THE FELLINI AWARD

    Our international award, the Fellini Award, will be given to the best feature screenplay by a writer living outside the U.S.

    AWARDS
    Feature Screenplay Winner $10,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $1000 each.
    Short Script Winner $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
    Pilot (Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
    Pilot (Half-Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
    The Fellini Award $1000.
    DEADLINES
    Opening Deadline: October 15th, 2017. Feature Screenplay $45, Pilot (Hour) $40, Pilot (Half-Hour) $35, Short Script $35, Short Film $35.

    Early Deadline: November 19th, 2017. Feature Screenplay $55, Pilot (Hour) $50, Pilot (Half-Hour) $45 Short Script $45, Short Film $45.

    Regular Deadline: February 1st, 2018. Feature Screenplay $60, Pilot (Hour) $55, Pilot (Half-Hour) $50 , Short Script $50, Short Film $50.

    Final Deadline: February 20th, 2018. Feature Screenplay $65, Pilot (Hour) $60, Pilot (Half-Hour) $55, Short Script $55, Short Film $55.

    EARLY BIRD FEEDBACK: All submissions received by October 15th will receive their written analysis by November 15th.
    For complete information and submission details, please visithttp://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2018-call-for-entries/
    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you for your support.

    BlueCat Screenplay Competition


    Website:http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/bluecatwriters/

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