Thursday, September 29, 2005  

Upcoming Screenwriting Contest Deadlines

The following contests have deadlines coming up in the next

Screenwriter Showcase
Deadline: September 30, 2005 (late)

African Film Commission
Deadline: September 30, 2005

Deadline: Quarterly

Deadline: October 1, 2005

A Feeding Frenzy
Deadline: 10/01/2005 (Early entry 8/1/05 9/15/05)

Bulldog Productions
Deadline: October 1, 2005

Slamdance TV
Deadline: October 3, 2005

Accolades/TV Shorts
Deadline: Early: 10/8/2005; Standard: TBA

Great American
Deadline: October 7, 2005 (early); October 14, 2005 (late)

Visionaries Tale
Deadline: October 15, 2005

Scriptapalooza TV
Deadline: October 15, 2005

Screenwriter Dig
Deadline: October 17, 2005

Hellfire's Short Horror
Deadline: October 21, 2005

American Accolades
Deadline: October 22, 2005 (early); Regular Deadline TBA.

Acclaim Film
Deadline: Regular: September 30, 2005; Late: October 31, 2005

Acclaim TV
Deadline: Regular: September 30, 2005; Late: October 31, 2005

Blood Candy Short
Deadline: October 31, 2005

Deadline: October 31, 2005

New Jersey Shorts
Deadline: October 15, 2005 (early); November 1, 2005 (final)

For more contest news and reviews visit:

Monday, September 19, 2005  

Free King Kong theatrical trailer download.

King Kong theatrical trailer. Coming to theaters December 14th. (2005)

Enhanced Quality movie file. Triple Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson remakes the classic 1933 film, starring Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black, and a gigantic ape.

 Click here to view the trailer.

Friday, September 09, 2005  

10% Discount on Screenwriting Expo 4

Screenwriting Expo 4 is back at the Los Angeles Convention Center, November 11-13, 2005, with more than 350 seminars, a $5,000 writing tournament, and a pitchXchange to reach 60+ top prodcos & agencies.

Click here to download the 48-page catalog of Expo events as a .pdf.

Guests of Honor include William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby), David Koepp (War of the Worlds), Ehren Kruger (The Ring), Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex), and Joss Whedon (Serenity).

Our faculty of more than 110 teachers is headlined by Jack Epps (Top Gun), Tim Minear (Angel), David Freeman, Michael Hauge, Robert Kosberg, Linda Seger, and John Truby.

The Expo is only $74.95 for 3 full days (and includes a free subscription to Creative Screenwriting magazine).

Register by 10/1/05 and use this special coupon code to receive 10% off your registration: Expo4CSWeekly.

Click here for more information on Screenwriting Expo 4.

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If you can't make it this year, an excellent selection of Expo seminars is now available by on DVD (only $19.95 each).


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Tuesday, September 06, 2005  

Arizona Screenplay Challenge


Top Hollywood Mgmt. Firm PICKS UP Phoenix Film Festival's 2005 Screenplay Winner. MGMT. FIRM and LIONS GATE FILMS to read 2006 Winners.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: PFF & the Arizona Screenwriters Assoc. present 4th ANNUAL ARIZONA SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE

Objective: To discover the most brilliant un-produced screenplays by talented writers and get it in the hands of LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

VIP Final Judge: David S. Ward, Writer/Producer/Director/Academy Award Winner/ check website for more~

Eligibility: All Genres

Postmarked Deadline: December 30, 2005

Entry Fees: $40-Early Bird / $45-Regular / $65-Extended Deadline

Prizes: Industry Exposure-LIONS GATE FILMS and top HOLLYWOOD MGMT FIRM to READ top ten screenplays / Expert Script Critique & Analysis / Cash / Final Draft Software / Script Magazine / Script Fly Voucher / Publicity



Contact: Jane Applegath, Screenplay Competition Director Screening at The Orinda Film Festival is proud to be once again be part of the fourth annual Orinda Film Festival. This year's festival takes place from September 22-25 in Northern California. We'll be showing a selection of shorts from the Second Season of our online Short Film Festival in a special screening. We are looking forward to yet another opportunity to take great short films from the computer screen to the big screen, and bring them even more exposure.

The Orinda Film Festival supports films from around the world that inspire, educate, challenge, entertain and even provoke audiences to explore other viewpoints and forms of expression.

The festival's Executive Director Randy Holleschau says, "We are extremely supportive of emerging filmmakers as evidenced by our past programming.'s screening in 2004 was so successful we just had to have them back this year."

This year's four day festival will include screenings of approximately 175 features and short films. For more information, please visit