Thank you to the Twin Cities screenwriting community and to the members of SWW who participated in our Web 13 Challenge on May 17th when 26 writers wrote 56 webisode scripts for the SWW original web series “TJ Tech.” An initial judging panel selected 28 finalist scripts and a second panel of independent judges selected the following winners.
Seeking submissions of scripts for features, shorts, TV pilots, and webseries for the 2014-2015 2nd Tuesday table reading series at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. All current SWW members are eligible. We have openings for: January 13; February 10; March 17; April 14; May 12. All scripts will receive live feedback and written coverage from MCTC student interns. This is a valuable opportunity to hear your script read aloud from beginning to end in one session, allowing you to hear issues with dialogue and gauge audience reaction. (September – Billie Jean Van Knight; October – Paul Coleman; November – Zack [ Read More ]
Screenwriters’ Workshop seeks from its members short screenplay entries over the coming months for the Script-to-Screen Challenge 2015 with deadlines Nov 2014 – Jan 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 [ Read More ]
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
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.
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.
On Saturday, April 19, 2014, 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.
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 ]
2014 Contest: Nov 2013 – Jan 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 will jointly share the film’s copyright and are free to enter contests as they desire since it is their product and under their control. For screenwriters, there will be three contest months with each month requiring a different theme. Writers are encouraged to enter a new script in all three months. The [ Read More ]