Category Archives: Writer

September 2018 – Read the best of WRITER Interviews

Interview with Stacey Lynn Patterson (TORN BETWEEN)
Interview with Stacey Lynn Patterson (TORN BETWEEN)

Interview with Novelist Glenn Parris (Dragon’s Heir)
Interview with Novelist Glenn Parris (Dragon’s Heir)

Interview with Poet Marta Knobloch (HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM)
Interview with Poet Marta Knobloch (HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM)

Interview with Writer Dossie H. Terrell (Good Things Come To Those Who Wait)
Interview with Writer Dossie H. Terrell (Good Things Come To Those Who Wait)

Interview with Writer Paul Vitols (MOVING DAY)
Interview with Writer Paul Vitols (MOVING DAY)

Interview with Novelist Dayna Mason (I’m Just That Into Me)
Interview with Novelist Dayna Mason (I’m Just That Into Me)

Interview with Novelist Wanda Adams Fischer (EMPTY SEATS)
Interview with Novelist Wanda Adams Fischer (EMPTY SEATS)

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October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Screenwriters

Read selected interviews from recent winning screenwriters and their work. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Winning Feature Screenwriter – Joel Stern
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-joel-stern-word-games/

Winning Fan Fiction Screenwriter – Mike Meade
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-mike-meade-fan-fiction-welcome-to-crystal-lake/

Winning 1st Scene Screenwriter – Holt Boggs
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-holt-boggs-brothers-mcshane/

Winning Short Screenwriter – J. Logan Alexander
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-j-logan-alexander-breakdown/

Winning Sci-Fi Screenwriter – Gunel Asgarova
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-gunel-asgarova-the-flute-of-peace/

Winning Comedy Screenwriter Alison McGrath
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-alison-mcgrath-twits/

Winning Action Screenwriters – Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriters-janine-cobain-gary-mcelkerney-volunteer/

Winning Student Screenwriter – Taryn Procsal
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-taryn-procsal-palaces/

Winning TV Screenwriter – John Cruz Alarid
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-john-cruz-alarid-kodak-moment/

 

Writing Festival Deadlines Today (and the rest of October)

Deadline October 15th

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your TV PILOT or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
Get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Festival
writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed

Deadline October 20th

short script CONTESTSHORT SCRIPT CONTEST
Submit your short film screenplay!
ACTORFREE TWITTER SHORT STORY CONTESTSubmit 140 character story. Get made into movie.

Deadline October 25th

writing CONTESTSHORT STORY CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their short story made into a video!
ACTORVIDEO PITCH FESTIVALSubmit your own video pitch today.

Deadline November 5th

writing CONTEST1st ACT or FULL PLAY CONTEST
Get full feedback! Get your Stage Play performed by professional actors.
SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

Deadline November 10th

favorite sceneSubmit your Favorite Scene
And we’ll have it performed at the festival
POETRY CONTESTPOETRY CONTEST
Options to get your POEM made into a film.
ALL Poems get showcased on this site

Watch Recent Winning Readings

ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 20, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 DOC/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 29, 2016 Fest.
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LAWN BOYS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: MODERN FAMILY
September 2016 Reading
Written by Chai Karve
ACTORWEBSERIES Screenplay: TREVOR AND EVOR
September 2016 Reading
Written by Sasha Siljanovic
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay: VIGILANTE (TMNT)
September 2016 Reading
Written by Justin Prince
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – 3 FAMILIES
September 2016 Reading
Written by J.D. Poland
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: LOONATOONA
September 2016 Reading
Written by Shockadelic
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: VOODOO LOVE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Frederick Julius
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: OLD BONES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: CHASING THE WIND
September 2016 Reading
Written by Corean Strong
ACTORNOVEL Reading: HEARING THOUGHTS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Anthony Diffley
ACTOR7 Author Short Stories
September 2016 Reading
Written by Barry Brennessel
ACTORSHORT Story – DUALITY
September 2016 Reading
Written by Devin Klos
ACTORSHORT Story – THE STAGE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rae Niehaus
ACTORSHORT Story – 1ST WORLD PROBLEMS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Mathieu Riva
ACTORSHORT Story – GOD’S CREATURES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT Story – SUMMER HILLS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rochelle Potkar
ACTORSHORT Story – THE GRAVE DIGGERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Joseph Tsujimoto
ACTORSHORT Story – DOUBLE FACE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Amira El Dahshoury
ACTORSHORT Story – DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Alisha M Risen Kent
ACTORWatch the September 2016 Poetry Readings
September 2016 Reading
Performed by Kaleb Alexander, Val Cole, and Erynn Brook.
ACTORSHORT Story – PARTNERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rupert Aspden
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – IF I DIE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jean Nicole Rivers
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TRUE REGRET
September 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Kasper
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – JULIE & ROM
September 2016 Reading
Written by Behzad Sedghi
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PLEASE HOLD
September 2016 Reading
Written by Tricia Stewart Shiu
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Travis Calvert
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE GOAL
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jeremy Rigby
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RAGING LOVE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAMMY’S PARROT
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAFE WORD
September 2016 Reading
Written by Darren Coyle
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – GLORIOUS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Brent Beath
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLAME GAME
September 2016 Reading
Written by Sonny Dyon
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PARTNERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rupert Aspden
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TO KILL GANDHI
September 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman
ACTORAUGUST 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 56 winning films, screenplays, and stories from August 2016.
ACTORJULY 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 48 winning films, screenplays, and stories from July 2016.
ACTORJUNE 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 36 winning films, screenplays, and stories from June 2016.
ACTORMAY 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch over 40 winning readings: Films. Screenplays, Stories.
ACTORAPRIL 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 29 winning films, screenplays, and stories for April 2016
ACTORMARCH 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 21 winning films, screenplays, and stories for March 2016
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 18 winning films, screenplays, and stories for Feb. 2016
ACTORJANUARY 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 18 winning films, screenplays, and stories for Jan. 2016
ACTOR2015 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 313 winning films, screenplays, and stories for 2015

Steve Cleary – September 2016 FEATURE Screenplay Winner

LAWN BOYS
Written by Steve Cleary
Read 10 Questions with the writer

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
STEVE – Kaleb Alexander
SUNNY – Heather Dicke
MIKE/BRIAN – Steve Mitchell
MUNGO – John Fray
HEIKO – Dan Cristofori
RIPPY – Randy Baumer
VARIOUS – Norma Dawn Dunphy

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Screwball Comedy

When a pretentious ad man levels down to work on his best friend’s landscaping crew, he must sharpen his new skills in order to prevent a rival lawn service from ruining their hometown’s natural beauty with artificial grass.


TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Feature or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your Feature 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!

WATCH Winning Feature Readings 

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INKED IN BLOOD
June 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Corricelli
ACTORFeature Screenplay – THE BOO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Scott McEntire
ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty

 

Writing Festival Deadline Today: Get work performed at festival

DEADLINE August 15th: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

Watch the 2016 Winners. At least 3-10 winners every month:
http://novelwritingfestival.com

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Deadline August 15th: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

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Deadline August 15th: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

See the best of ZOMBIE Stories from the Festival (January-June 2016)

Deadline: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

ACTORTV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jameel Khan
ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

See the best of SON Stories from the Festival (January-June 2016)

Deadline: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.

ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones

ACTORFeature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL
March 2016 Reading
Written by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.

festival posterCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


13min, USA, Horror/Family


festival posterTIME TO EAT
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


4min, USA, Horror/Comedy

ACTORWatch Novel Made into Movie: AAHBC
Written by Albert Lewis
ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MARRIAGE EQUALITY
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jamie Pierce

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson