Our three “vile/vial” semi-finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are: David Erickson for “Pain”, Karen Frank for “The Chair” and Dick Zonneveld for “The Honey Dipper”. Congratulations SwW members! These screenplays will be available for all to read on the website very soon. Remember that the deadline for “foe/faux” is 15 December, so Keep Writing !
Scenes from the Screen Writers’ Workshop Public Reading of Karen Frank’s Degenerate, on Monday, October 21st 2013
SWW 2013 Feature Contest Winner Public Reading on October 21st Date: Monday, October 21st Time: Reading at 7:00 pm (social hour 6:00 – 7:00 pm) Place: Minneapolis Community and Tech College, Room T4040 As part of the Twin Cities Film Fest, SWW-Thomson Reuters 2013 Screenplay Feature Contest Winner, DEGENERATE by Karen Frank, will be read by professional actors and directed by Bill Cooper. Admission is FREE. Degenerate is about Otis Baker, who after spending twenty years in a mental hospital, asks his daughter and ex-fiance to take him to Germany to reconnect with his early years as [ Read More ]
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 ]
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 ]
Third Annual Feature Film Screenwriting Competition Sponsored By Thomson Reuters and Minneapolis Community and Technical College Cinema Division Screenwriters’ Workshop, a Minnesota non-profit organization dedicated to offering opportunities for professional excellence and recognition in the industry, is proud to announce its Third Annual Feature Film Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by Thomson Reuters Corporation and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Cinema Division. The competition is designed to showcase screenwriting talent, create new screenplays and promote Minnesota and its many cultural aspects. Professional out-of-state judges will evaluate the scripts presented by Screenwriters’ Workshop members, student members, and new members, offering cash prizes [ Read More ]
1st – Degenerate by Karen Frank 2nd – The Land of Milk and Hotdish by Karen Frank 3rd – Turn of the Wheel by Jill Schmaedeke Runner Up – The Ride Along by Al Easter Runner Up – Rock Solid by Lisa Umhoefer The top 3 writers received cash prizes ($1,000, $250, & $100 respectively), and the winner also receives a meeting with a producer/agent/manager and a staged reading in the Fall. All finalists also received written and verbal feedback from the final judges (Judy Coppage and Kyle Bowe). Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered!
Presenters (also the final judges for 2013 SWW Feature Contest) spoke for about an hour and a half (Judy Coppage of The Coppage Company, a literary consulting and producing company based in Los Angeles and Kyle Bowe of Dreyfuss / James Productions based in Los Angeles.) The highlights: Judy recommended entering contests, especially the one noted below since it is unique and offers mentorship. Entrants write the first 15 pages of a feature script based on the logline given by an A-List screenwriter, then the top 10 finalists receive mentorship through the 12-week process of completing the script, which is [ Read More ]
The first round judges have chosen the finalists to advance to the next round of the 2013 Feature Script Contest. A total of 18 entries were received and narrowed down to the top 5 finalists. In alphabetical order: Degenerate – by Karen Frank Logline: After twenty years in Anoka State Psychiatric Hospital, artist Otto Becker asks his estranged daughter Lena to accompany him on a journey to reclaim artwork lost for nearly half a century. But will there be enough time to make up for years of misunderstanding? Ride Along – by Al Easter Logline: A college boy goes on [ Read More ]