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JULY 2018 – READ THE BEST OF NEW SCREENPLAY STORY PITCHES

CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand
Feature Film: CORNFIELDS, by Fernely Durand

ROADRUNNER by AJ Scherkenbach
Feature Film: ROADRUNNER, by AJ Scherkenbach

NORTHWOOD by John Alexander Fraser
Short Film: NORTHWOOD, by John Alexander Fraser

THE TRIP by Sepehr Golmakani
Feature Film: THE TRIP, by Sepehr Golmakani

REBIRTH by Drew Bombarider
Feature Film: REBIRTH, by Drew Bombardier

THE WORLD’S TALLEST CHEF by Jeff Goldfarb
Feature Film: The World’s Tallest Chef, by Jeff Goldfarb

SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
Short Film: SHOOTING, by Isaac Sweeney

CIRCLE OF EIGHT by Kathryn L. Scurry
Feature Film: CIRCLE OF EIGHT, by Kathryn L. Scurry

A CENTURY OF DREAMS by Brian Brockway
Feature Film: A CENTURY OF DREAMS, by Brian Brockway

YOU’VE GOT SCAM by Brian Brockway
Feature Film: YOU’VE GOT SCAM, by Brian Brockway

THE UMP by Jeff Haber
TV PILOT: THE UMP, by Jeff Haber

STRONG STYLE STORY by Wendell Darnell Mitchell II
Feature Film: Strong Style Story, by Wendell Darnell Mitchell, II

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June 2018 – Read the best of new screenplay story pitches

THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan
Feature Film: THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan Callahan

INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas
TV PILOT: Inside the World of Zoe Sander, by Suzanne Lutas

THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt
Feature Film: THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt

SENTINELS OF TZURAC ZARKWIN REVENGE, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku
Feature Film: Sentinels of Tzurac- Zarkwin’s Revenge, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku

UNTITLED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, by Jerry Kokich
Feature Film: Untitled Psychological Thriller, by Jerry Kokich

OSWALD AND THE END OF THE WORLD, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey
Feature Film: Oswald and the End of the World, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey

THE NEW SCHOOL,by Evan R. Schullery
Feature Film: The New School, by Evan R. Schullery

OROBORO ISLAND, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton
TV Pilot: Oroboro Island, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton

GIOVANNI, by Will Ryan
Short Film: Giovanni, by Will Ryan

THE BLISS WISH, by Marcus D. Russell
TV PILOT: The Bliss Wish, by Marcus D. Russell

SLOPPY SECONDS, by Toni Nagy
Feature Film: Sloppy Seconds, by Toni Nagy and Bridget Barkan

ASHANTI REVENGE, by Nell London
Feature Film: Ashanti Revenge, by Nell London

THE MAN WITH A GLOVE, by Suzanne Lutas
Feature Film: The Man with a Glove, by Suzanne Lutas

AFOAKOM ONCE LOST NEVER REGAIN, by Joseph DANJIE
Feature Film: AFOAKOM: once lost never regain

A CYBER LIFE, by Pavle Petrovic
Short Film: A Cyber-Life Tale, by Pavle Petrovic

ROCK AND ROLL DREAM, by Chi Hsiu Chen
Feature Film: Rock And Roll Dream, by Chi Hsiu Chen

CHILD OF THE SHROUD, by David Young & Lana White
Feature Film: Child of the Shroud, by David Young and Lana White

MANSPIDER, by Andy Watters
Feature Film: MANSPIDER, by Andy Watters

Read the BEST of NEW TV SHOW Loglines from around the world.

Read the best of TV SHOW loglines from around the world: 

CARNIVAL OF SOULS, by Jonathan Baltzly
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/crimedrama-tv-show-carnival-of-souls-by-jonathan-baltzly/

LOVE YOU TO DEATH, by Xavierie MBangtang
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/mysterysuspense-tv-show-love-you-to-death-by-xavierie-mbangtang/

SERIAL, by Trevor Abekah
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/action-packed-thriller-tv-show-serial-by-trevor-abekah/

PAWNS, by Monti Issar
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thriller-tv-show-pawns-by-monti-issar/

ALPHA, by Raymond Gross
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/actionthriller-tv-show-alpha-x-by-raymond-gross/

PANACEA, by Brian Coughlan
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thrillerdrama-tv-show-panacea-by-brian-coughlan/

LONDON UNDERGROUND, by Charlotte Taylor
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thrillercrime-tv-show-london-underground-by-charlotte-taylor/

NIGHT WIND OF BAHIA, by Thomas Thorpe
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/mysterythriller-tv-show-night-wind-to-bahia-by-thomas-thorpe/

MISTAKEN IDENTITY, by Candice Timms
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/crimemystery-tv-show-mistaken-identity-by-candice-timms/

RANGERS PROGENITORS OF FREEDOM, by Timothy Kestrel
https://storypitches.com/2017/09/12/thrillerhistory-tv-show-rangers-progenitors-of-freedom-by-timothy-kestrel/

Deadline June 30th: TV PILOT & SPEC Screenplay Festival

Deadline June 30th: TV Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

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Multiple winners every single month! Watch recent and past winners:

TV PILOT Winners

TV SPEC Winners:

TV SPEC – RICK AND MORTY TV Show by Matthew Feldman

TV SPEC of RICK and MORTY
Written by Matthew Feldman
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander
MORTY – Noah Casey
RICK – Brian Carleton
BETH – Dana Thody
JESUS CHRIST – Chris Reid Geisler
SUMMER – Angela Cavallin
FLUXO – Ucal Shillingford

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Animation, Adventure

Rick and Beth go on an interstellar vacation. Back on earth, Morty recieves unexpected help on his history project while Summer finds a new love interest.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Beth is approached for her expertise in horse surgery to save a dying alien species from extinction and manages to convince Rick to tag along for a crazy adventure. Meanwhile at home, Morty seeks help from a notable icon to help with history homework to discover he isn’t exactly who he thought he was.

2. How does this episode fit into the context of the series?

I feel Rick and Morty’s success stems from many of their storylines discussing pop culture and frequently explored sitcom subjects to approach them in a way unexpected to the audience. Given that signature style of story telling, I feel my spec. is in line with your prototypical episode by both satirizing the film “The Hangover” and approaching the religious figure of Jesus in an unexpected way.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Unconventionally controversial.

4. What TV show do you watch over and over again?

I have two televisions series I enjoy to re-watch. I love re-watching both Rick and Morty and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I feel like the writing in both those series have phenomenal, atypical, comedy writing that doesn’t compare to much of what is currently out there. The way they approach their storytelling is so unique, I always re-watch those shows to get a different take on watching the same episode again.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I would say this screenplay took me roughly two and half months to produce the first draft. Then I spent a few more months accumulating notes and improving the quality of the story. In total, I probably spent five months working on this screenplay.

6. How many stories have you written?

Thus far, I’ve written seven stories.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I’m very interested in pursing a career as a screenwriter as my passion is the art of storytelling. In order to show case my work, I thought it would be best to write sample material for one of my favorite shows, thus writing a spec. episode of Rick and Morty.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

For those who have watched Rick and Morty before, many will notice the voices of the characters are quite peculiar. That said, it was quite an obstacle trying to accurately replicate both Rick and Morty’s voices. Rick often interrupts people while talking, he burps in the middle of talking, he’ll interrupt himself to drink from his flask. On the other hand, Morty often stutters when talking, is uncertain of himself, and finds himself repeating Rick’s name several times over while chatting with Rick. It took along time of watching the existing episode of Rick and Morty to assure I got those nuanced details just right.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Apart from writing, I’m very passionate about music. I’ve spent 10 years playing piano and 15 years playing trombone. I believe I have a rather wide musical palette enjoying musical genres ranging from Country to Rock to Classical.

10. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

As a relatively new writer, I’m still trying to discover my voice, in addition to identifying flaws in my writing. As a result, I identified several writing festivals that were know for providing stellar feedback on scripts and thus decided to submit my script to Wildsound. Upon submitting an early draft of my script to wild sound, their feedback helped me identify problems in my script which guided me in future re-writes to better improve the quality of my script.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

If there is anything I’ve learned from my several years writing, the art of writing is something that improves with time, practice, and feedback. Write a script, make it as good as you can, and don’t be intimidated to distribute it/ask for feedback. If you fear your work being stolen, don’t be. Writers are often egotistic and would never have the ability to pass off someone elses work as their own. Other writer’s will help identify the problems you aren’t seeing in your works and will often help you improve as a writer. Although, take advice with a grain of salt. All writer’s have different tastes and opinions, so don’t feel you need to take every note you are given. Get as many notes as you can, as the comments consistent across several writer’s will typically guide yo to where your work needs improvement

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Read the best of TV PILOT Loglines for November 2016:

Deadline: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Read the best of TV PILOT Loglines for November 2016: 

SUERHEROINE AND HER FATHER, by Terezia Kontova
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/superheroine_and_her_father_by_terezia_kontova.html

PRICE, by Emanuel Espinoza
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/price_by_emanuel_espinoza.html

RENTAL, by Adam C. Beal
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rental_by_adam_c_beal.html

TODAY, by Stefanie Holzberer
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/today_by_stefanie_holzberer.html

PLIGHT OF THE IMMORTAL, by Chiara Forestieri
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/plight_of_the_immortal_by_chiara_forestieri.html

 

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Sarah Cassell – November 2016 TV SPEC Screenplay Winner

The NOVEMBER 2016 Winning TV Screenplay 

TV SPEC of THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
Written by Sarah CassellCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Benjamin Camenzuli
KIMMY – Cass Van Wyck
TITUS – Percy Alexander Harris
JACQUELINE – Jane Smythe
LILLIAN – Becky Shrimpton
WILL – Hugh Ritchie
RUSS – Paul Whitaker

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

Kimmy creates a fake account on a millionaire dating website to help Jacqueline gain self-esteem.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your TV Spec screenplay “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” about?

My spec “Kimmy Learns to Catfish!” is, at its core, about learning to accept emotional baggage. Everywhere but the core, it’s about Kimmy accidentally setting up a date with Jacqueline from a completely fake online dating account.

How does this screenplay fit into the context of the show?

This episode comes into play immediately after the end of season two. Each character revisits something in their past that is affecting their life currently. Kimmy reflects on her relationship with Dong. Jacqueline lets the trauma of her divorce affect her relationship with Russ. Titus’s lifelong string of unsuccessful relationships makes it hard for him to trust Mikey. Lillian, who, after years, still hasn’t come to terms with the death of her husband, spends the entire episode talking to a rat who stole her wedding ring. They each find a way to acknowledge their past, and its role in their present, by the end of the episode. Also, it’s very silly.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Brain box.

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

I’ve probably watched 30 Rock four times all the way through. Friends and Gilmore Girls have also gotten the go around twice each, at least. At the moment, I’m re-watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. It holds up.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I worked on this for about two months before calling it ready, but the main bulk of the writing was done in about a week.

How many stories have you written?

I write stories constantly, though not always in this form. I write and perform with the house sketch team Stockton at the Magnet Theater in NYC, so I’m generating several sketches every week. I’ve been working on a pilot as well, and developing a story for that has been an interesting process. This is my only spec script so far.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I’ve always considered myself a writer, but I decided I wanted to write for television when I started doing improv and sketch comedy. I took a TV writing class at Gotham Writer’s Workshop with Jim Mendrinos, who guided me through the process of writing this spec.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Landing on a storyline you can really get behind is a challenge, but the hardest thing about writing is probably editing – finding it in your heart to cut a joke or a bit that you love in order to serve the story. RIP to the jokes I left behind – I still love you babies.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Improv. Singing. Ukulele. My new skateboard that I am not good at riding yet. Snacks. My family. Dogs.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I had written this thing, and I didn’t know what to do with it. I started looking into festivals and programs that I could submit it to online, and WILDsound was the first one I landed on. I appreciated the feedback so much – it was incredibly helpful. It was clear that it came from a place of extensive knowledge, and that my script had been carefully studied and considered.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

This is obvious, but write all the time. Don’t wait for the perfect idea – even a writing terrible thing is better than not writing a thing. Sharpen your skills daily so that when your perfect idea hits you, you are actually good enough to handle it.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
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SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!