–Film Industry Wrap Party– Wednesday 12 March, 5 pm – onward –Crooked Pint, 501 Washington Av. S.– Fun with Film Folks from IFP, AICP MN, WIFT, MNFILM & TV, IATSE 490, TCFF andYes, Screenwriters’ Workshop is on board!See you there! — Bar & Food — See you there!
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 !) — yes, both scripts hold the runner-up position. Karen’s winning script will be filmed this summer. Permission to post winners’ and semi-finalists’ scripts is now being requested. 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 [ Read More ]
Judges for SWW have chosen 3 semi-finalists’ “queue/cue” shorts for January. These screenplays, in alphabetical order, are FAMILY FRACAS, LION LATTE and THE THIRD PROMISE. (All nine semi-finalist authors will be contacted for permission to post their scripts.) From the 9 shorts, a winner and runner-up will soon be named — final judging is in progress. 31 January is the deadline for our Feature Script Contest. Payment using Paypal, credit cards or checks is suggested. KEEP WRITING !
In alphabetical order, SwW’s three December semi-finalist short screenplays are– Karen Frank’s GARAGE SALE, Randy Holland’s HARMONY and Shaun Radecki’s PAST TENSE. Congratulations Writers ! These scripts, along with November’s top three, will soon be posted for all to read. DEADLINES: The deadline for “cue/queue” is very soon, 15 January. The deadline for SwW’s big Minnesota feature length contest is 31 January. Happy New Year and KEEP WRITING!
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 ]