8 Jul 2014

Minnesota Film and TV is currently accepting proposals from Minnesota-based Filmmakers with narrative features or long-form documentary works in progress (projects must be in production or post production at the time of application) that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. $320,000 is available in reimbursement funds. Application Deadline is December 5, 2014 at 5pm. The complete Request for Proposals, application and guidelines are available at http://mnfilmtv.org/incentives/legacy-grants

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19 Jun 2014

Screenwriters’ Workshop seeks from its members short screenplay entries over the coming months for the Script-to-Screen Challenge 2015.   Script-to-Screen gives screenwriters the opportunity to write with production values in mind and have one winning script produced during the summer of 2015 on a budget of $2000 supplied by SwW. The winning screenwriter and the film’s director (to be selected from those responding to a “director wanted” ad or from the MCTC Directing Program) will jointly share the film’s copyright, possibly with the producer of the film as well, and are free to enter contests as they desire since it  [ Read More ]

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3 Apr 2014

RULES AND GUIDELINES: WEB 13: Webisode in a Day Challenge is a Screenwriters’ Workshop (SWW) and Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Cinema Divison sponsored event made possible by MRAC and MCTC Cinema Division, with additional support from Write Brothers Movie Magic Software and Claude Chmiel. This event seeks to bring together writers of all ages for a day of writing, fellowship, and fun. WHEN:  Saturday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE:      Minneapolis Community and Technical College MCTC Technical Building Cinema Division 4th Floor Room T4020 and T4050 Parking available in ramp on Hennepin Avenue adjoining MCTC via a skyway. Street  [ Read More ]

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25 Apr 2014

FEATURE CONTEST WINNERS 2014 The winners of the 2014 SWW Feature Contest are: 14 Degrees Below Zero by Dan Hirsch Saint of Denmark Falls by Alan Porter Mitch and Charlie by Al Easter Mimmo Fortunati by Tony Cammarata First place received $1000 plus the script will have a public reading in October 2014 as part of the Twin Cities Film Festival. Second place received $250. And third place received $100. Thank you to all the entrants and also Kathie Yoneda and Carole Kirschner for being the final judges.

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25 Mar 2014

SCREENWRITING SEMINAR with Carole Kirschner and Kathie Fong Yoneda on April 19th – also Pitch Sessions with Carole and Kathie and Feature Contest Winners Announced On Saturday, April 19th, SWW and MCTC Cinema Division will present a FREE screenwriting seminar, WRITING THE MINIATURE STORY: SHORTER CAN BE BETTER, with LA script consultants Carole Kirschner and Kathie Fong Yoneda. Carole and Kathie will also present this year’s SWW Feature Contest winners and be available for individual pitch consultations after the lecture. WHEN:  Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE:  Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), Technical Building, 4th  [ Read More ]

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20 Feb 2014

Wednesday March 12th, 2014, 5 pm at The Crooked Pint Alehouse,  501 Washington Av. S., Minneapolis, MN Fun with Film Folks from IFP, AICP MN, WIFT, MNFILM & TV, IATSE 490, TCFF and Screenwriters’ Workshop.

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2 Feb 2014

GARAGE SALE by Karen Frank was judged the winner–”funny, complete and satisfying…and easily filmed.” And this year, because of many high quality entries, there is a tie for Runner-up –  THE CHAIR,  also written by Karen  Frank (DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS!)  and  LION LATTE written by Dick Zonneveld  (CONGRATULATIONS TOO!). Both scripts hold the runner-up position.   Karen’s winning script will be filmed in Summer 2014. The semi-finalists for “cue/queue” were Randy Holland for FAMILY FRACAS,  Karen Frank for THE THIRD PROMISE and Dick Zonneveld for LION LATTE. It is clear that consistently entering the Script-to-Screen Contest each month does pay off.  Use all  [ Read More ]

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13 Jun 2013

Screenwriters’ Workshop seeks from its members short screenplay entries over the coming months for the Script-to-Screen Challenge 2014. Script-to-Screen gives screenwriters the opportunity to write with production values in mind and have one winning script shot during the summer of 2014 by a director on a budget of $2000 supplied by SwW. The winning screenwriter and the film’s director (to be selected from those responding to a “director wanted” ad) will jointly share the film’s copyright and are free to enter contests as they desire since it is their product, under their control. For screenwriters, there will be three contest  [ Read More ]

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2 Oct 2013

The 2013 Screen Writers’ Workshop (SWW) Feature Script Contest Winner, Karen Frank, will have a public reading of Degenerate on Monday, October 21st, 7:00pm in room T4040 at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  The event begins with a Social Hour at 6pm that includes food and beverages for SWW members,  MCTC Cinema Division students, cast, family and friends. Degenerateis a dramatic film that follows an aging German painter and his quest for saving his art.  The reading will include a professional cast of ten Twin Cities actors directed by Bill Cooper (www.billcooper.info).    Following the reading, there will a screening of  [ Read More ]

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9 Nov 2013

Scenes from the Screen Writers’ Workshop Public Reading of Karen Frank’s Degenerate, on Monday, October 21st 2013

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