Interested in a career in screenwriting? A new competition could be just the thing to help launch your big screen career.
Intandem Films and Writer’s Avenue Films have announced the launch of a global film screenplay writer’s competition, called Writers Revolution.
The winner will win an all expenses trip to LA to meet top producers, directors and agents and also receive guaranteed representation in Los Angeles for a twelve month period. They will also have the the chance to have their film made.
Intandem Films CEO Gary Smith said: “We wanted to create something unique in that we genuinely want to help the career of the winner and we intend to make a film of the winning entry. We know there is a wealth of undiscovered talent wanting an outlet for their film ideas and screenplays and with Writers Revolution, we are committed to finding and nurturing this talent and help them take their first steps into the industry”.
Says Executive Director of Writer’s Avenue Films, Sandra Thompson-Quartey: “Writers Revolution gives all writers, wherever they may be in the world, the chance to have their screenplay read and considered by the industry’s most respected and experienced professionals. This is a real, non-profit competition offering prizes that money can’t buy. It really is our mission to provide a platform of opportunities, to open doors and support writers on their journey”.
In addition to Gary Smith and Sandra Thompson-Quartey, the Writers Revolution judging panel will boast some of the industry’s most respected and successful decision makers who have over $3 billion of box office success between them – Bill Mechanic (formerly Chairman of Twentieth Century Fox Studios where he was responsible for such films as Titanic, Speed, X-Men and Independence Day), Lori McCreary (Invictus, Under Suspicion, Thick As Thieves), Producer Andrew Lazar (Get Smart, Cats and Dogs, 10 Things I Hate About You), Jennifer Levine (top literary manager at Untitled) and Frank Wuliger (top literary agent at Gersh).
The winner of Writers Revolution will receive a four day trip to Los Angeles, where they will have the opportunity to meet leading producers, directors and agents. They will receive $3,000 spending money, twelve months representation with top US management company, Zero Gravity Management, three mentoring sessions with the Gersh Agency and Untitled Management in Los Angeles and an 18 month option with Intandem Films and Writer’s Avenue Films whilst their screenplay is developed. There will be a further four runner-up prizes of three months representation with Zero Gravity Management and a 12 month option with Intandem Films and Writer’s Avenue Films.
The competition is open to entrants from all over the world, as long as their entry is submitted in English. All screenplays will be considered by Intandem Films and Writer’s Avenue Films, with the top 50 then entering the final stages where a short list of five screenplays will be considered by the judges.
All entries must be submitted by 30th September 2012. The 50 semi finalists will be notified by 2nd November whereby they will then be invited to an interview process where they will pitch their script to the judging panel. The five resulting finalists will then be notified by 3rd December 2012. The winning entry and the four runners-up will be announced 28th January 2013.
For details on how to enter go to www.writersrevolution.org.