Friday, November 25, 2005



New Online Entry Now Available!

Open Door Contest Deadline: December 1, 2005
scr(i)pt magazine's Open Door Contest sponsored by BENDERSPINK.

The first-place winner of this contest receives $3,000 CASH,
consideration for
literary representation by BENDERSPINK, screenwriting software provided
Final Draft, a $200 gift certificate from The Writers Store, a free
class from
ActionCut Seminars, promotions from and,
plus much more!

Entry Fee: $45

For more information and to enter online visit:

About the Sponsor: BENDERSPINK is a diversified management/production
specializing in initiating and managing the careers of screenwriters,
and actors as well as producing quality film and television projects
communicate unique takes on universal themes.

With a first-look deal at New Line Cinema since July 1999, the company
produced 14 feature films including A History of Violence, Red Eye,
Monster-in-Law, The Ring, The Ring Two, American Pie 1 & 2, American
The Butterfly Effect and Final Destination.

As managers, Benderspink has an unparalleled reputation for
nurturing and kick-starting the careers of talented filmmakers and
actors. The
eclectic array of projects its clients have been involved with include
Santa, In Her Shoes, 8 Mile, Adaptation, Can t Hardly Wait, Requiem for
Dream, Backdraft, American Psycho, Phantom of the Opera, Point Break,
Confidence, Goodfellas, The Clearing and Threshold.

The company also recently renewed its first-look deal with 20th Century
Television s Fox 21 studio.



The first-round finalists for the Thrills & Chills Contest sponsored by
Walks Into a Bar are in. scr(i)pt magazine and Guy Walks Into a Bar
would like
to thank all who entered and congratulate the second-round finalists

The second-round Finalists are:
(In No Particular Order)
Jeff Wolverton for Sherlock & Jack, a thriller
Deborah Oversen, for Another Side of Evil, a suspense/thriller
Robert Bridge for Sacrificed, a thriller
Patrick Bates for Ichabod, a horror
Michael Hultquist for Victim, a psychological horror
Tyler Jensen for The Wolves of Brighton, a horror/sci-fi
Rachelle Reinhart for Point of Entry, a suspense/thriller
Carolyn Haywood for Tears for The Innocent, a gothic thriller
Stephen Smith for Sleepwalkers, a supernatural/thriller
Eugene James for Lion's Share, a crime/thriller

The top-three finalists will be announced in early December 2005.

For more information visit:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Writing is hard . . .

Writing is hard and procrastination is easy. If you think about it, I'm sure some of you or may even have friends who talk about writing more than actually doing it. When I'm working on a screenplay, I try and write at least three pages a day. So, after a month, you're roughly around ninety pages. But any writing is better than no writing at all. And most of all writing is fun and do it for yourself.

Have a Great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Friday, November 18, 2005

The AAA Contest

Contest Reminder

The AAA Contest ends December 1st. That's just 13 days away!

Call for Entries!
Breaking into the world of screenwriting is no easy task. Creative Screenwriting Magazine is proud to sponsor the AAA Screenplay Contest, a chance for a few talented writers to take the next step in their writing career.

The winning script and synopses for the top ten screenplays have been requested by 292 production companies and agencies including:

The winner of the AAA contest will be profiled in Creative Screenwriting magazine and the names of the top ten finalists will be published in CS Weekly. Finalists and their screenplays will also be publicized in press releases and ads placed in industry publications.

Prizes include $5,000 cash for the Grand Prize winner, plus the winning script mailed to over 290 agents, managers, and development executives who have requested it, screenwriting software, a subscription to Creative Screenwriting, and free admission to Screenwriting Expo 5.

Second and third places receive $500 cash, free software, subscription, and admission. Plus the top ten have synopses for their scripts submitted to over 100 agents, managers, and producers who have requested them.

Submit your best work in any genre. Only $40 to enter.

Deadline: December 1, 2005.

For complete details,

To submit your screenplay right now,

Good luck everyone.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Horror Screenplays Wanted

Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute is now affiliated with DVD
companies needing quality, low-budget scripts, currently
featuring the horror genre. Brief synopsis required.

Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute
1605 Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, , CA 90028
Phone: 323-461-8333


Horror Screenplay Competition
1028 12th Street #8
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

8th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

8th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

With Write Brothers, Robert McKee and The Writers Guild
of America,west Registry all supporting Scriptapalooza, this is the
competition to enter.

First place prize is $10,000

2004 entrant Patrick Andrew O'Connor hired by DisneyToon to rewrite feature
All the judging is done by 60 production companies
Entertainment Weekly Magazine calls us 'One of the Best'
We promote the top 13 winners for a full year
5 scripts in the 2005 Competition have been OPTIONED
Finalists, Semifinalists and quarterfinalists get requested consistently

Early bird deadline January 5, 2006

Visit or call 323-654-5809 or email
us at