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Watch the winning AUGUST 2015 STORIES from the Writing Festival

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from AUGUST of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.

Feature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_adventures_of_shay_blaze.html

Short Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
Written by Piotr Jamroz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_end.html

TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Written by Chris Agnew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_chris_agnew.html

TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
Written by Robert Herold
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/haunted_heart.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/washed_up.html

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

1st Scene Script: THE TEST
by Loris Simon Salum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_test.html

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
by Gregory Cole
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_tea_party.html

1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
by JC Mercer Jr.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redneck_christmas.html

Short Story: PERNOD
by Lionel Walfish
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/31/pernod-short-story-reading-by-lionel-walfish/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_gates_of_hell.html

WATCH AUGUST 2015 Poetry Readings
Poems performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html

August 2015 Twitter Short Stories
See the 10 winners
Read the August 2015 TWITTER Short Story Winners – 10 Stories!

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Deadlines August 31st: Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

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Watch TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM by Chris Agnew

Watch TV Show Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM “Uncle Larry”

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Rochelle Burke
LARRY – Charles Gordon
LEON – Aieron Munro
MS. KOTCHERY – Susan Wilson
JEFF – Robert Notman
SPENCER – Paul Falkowski
SUSIE – Maya Woloszyn

Get to know writer Chris Agnew:

1. How would you describe your Curb Your Enthusiasm TV Spec in 1 sentence?

A fun-filled romp for the entire family.

2. Why does this script fit into the context of the TV show?

It’s me venting about things and people that piss me off in my best impersonation of the style Larry invented.

3. This story has a lot going for it. It makes you wish for another season. Do you think Larry David will bring back the show for one more season?

I started writing this with the fantasy, as my motivation, that I could convince Larry to do more, that this script would reach him. Delusion is an important motivator for me. He managed to make the show funnier a number of times like when he added the blacks. I can’t think of any tv comedy that morphed in so many ways and added major characters and then got significantly funnier. I was trying to prove that to myself with my Ms. Kotchery character; that she could be a really funny nemesis/love interest for Larry that could propel the story forward. I fell way short but it was fun trying. He’s proven that he can make it funnier, I think he should definitely do more. I do think there is a good chance that he will do more and even if he doesn’t I think he’ll start a new project.

4. What is your all-time favorite television show?

Seinfeld, there is nothing funnier to me than a frustrated George. Elaine’s the funniest female character I’ve ever seen and Kramer’s physical acting/goofiness is amazing… Jerry ties it all together. I wasn’t allowed to watch much tv growing up and I was also a pretty stubborn contrarian so I didn’t catch on until after the last season had aired. I think the first episode I watched was the last one because I was on a school trip and we had to interrupt the trip to watch it. I didn’t get any of the references and was not impressed. Later when I got access to cable and reruns I stumbled onto it and it was the best thing ever. I didn’t realize it at the time but in high school I was really studying Seinfeld and went on to get my bachelors in Curb. I really didn’t give a shit about my classes. South Park is my second favorite, the satire and creativity is mind blowing.

5. Besides Larry David, who is your favorite character on the show?

Leon. “No, mopey dick. Who the fuck is moby dick?”

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve been writing for coming up on two years and all I have to show for it is this curb episode and 40 pages of sketch comedy… there is a lot of pretty bad stuff, I’d rather not go back and count.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

It was my favorite recent show, I got to re-watch episodes and play.my own new episodes in my head and with friends out loud all day, it was awesome.

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

Edits when I got feedback, I had worked so hard on the first version, the idea of getting back into it made me physically ill. But I got consistent feedback that it was back loaded and I agreed so I figured I’d make a few changes. One thing lead to another, I ended up tearing it apart and didn’t think I would be able to put it back together. I completely changed a couple of the plot lines and heavily edited the main plot line. I can’t tell whether I like the new version better, I’ve lost all objectivity at this point. But I do feel the structure is better so that’s something.

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

Friends and family, any kind of adventure.

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

It offered quick feedback, I didn’t have to wait 6 months or a year to see how I did. I also liked the idea of it being performed. The feedback from Wildsound was really helpful, they pointed out coincidences that could be better explained and a few parts that were too busy. I definitely agreed and made the changes, so thank you!

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

I’m a beginner so be wary of anything I say, with that said… When I started to write this I watched 20-30 episodes again and carefully wrote out their structure with bubbles and lines. Once I had that I copied that structure with my own ideas. I think the problem was I didn’t record in his episodes how each part of the plot had the audience looking forward, they usually had something to expect coming up. So my plot didn’t have that, it had individual scenes that often times only vaguely implied what the audience should be expecting. It was lacking what all the instructional books call… structure. This is what I think led to my editing nightmare. So I would say listen to the people who have done this before very carefully and think about what specific actions you can take to heed their advice.

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

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Best Scene from CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Spec by Chris Agnew (plus interview)

    Watch the Best Scene Script from CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Spec:

CAST LIST:

Narrator – Becky Shrimpton

Larry – Peter Nelson

Leon – Peter Bent

Ms. Kotchery – Michelle Lecky

Patricia – Mandy Mclean

Get to know writer Chris Agnew:

1. What is your TV Curb Your Enthusiasm spec script about?

Larry takes exception to a speed bump installed in his community by a power hungry English Lady. A visit from his nephew complicates things as his rivalries become intermingled with Leon.

2. Why does this script fit into the context of the show?

Annoying societal things and people conspiring to bring Larry down.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I started writing a year and a half ago.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Probably Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I must have watched it at least 20 times in college. I still laugh like a madman everytime.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Johnny Dep, Jim Carey, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Dave Chappelle, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Kate McKinnon, Bill Burr, Zack Woods, Anthony Atamanuik.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve written a pilot, a spec, a full length, two short films, 30 or so sketches and 10 or so short stories.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Making films and tv with great people that inspire and make people laugh till they cry.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I study similar things that have been made, try to copy their approach in a number of ways, make a few tweeks, then brainstorm, structure, brainstorm, structure, write, rewrite. If something isn’t working, move on and come back.

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

Friends, traveling, snowboard, bball, surf and would like to start a nonprofit in the future.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Quick feedback for a contest and unique chance for a reading of material.

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

I really need all the advice I can get. Copy the best, I learned infinitely more from studying Curb than any book or class. Study the thing you want to make.

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Read TV SHOW Pitches:

Title: Night Reaper: Blood Lust Stories
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/night_reaper_blood_lust_stories_by_nelson_amador.html
Written by: Nelson Amador
Type: TV PILOT. Graphic Novel/Animated Series
Genre: Horror

Title: Rust
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rust_by_cody_carson.html
Written by: Cody Carson
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Crime, Mystery

Title: Curb Your Enthusiasm – Uncle Larry
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_spec_by_chris_agnew.html
Written by: Chris Agnew
Type: TV Spec
Genre: Comedy, Sitcom

Title: ASAP
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/asap_by_leon_e_connell.html
Written by: Leon E. Connell
Type: TV Mini-Series
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Title: Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Finding Hitchcock”
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/brooklyn_nine-nine_by_david_oster.html
Written by: David Oster
Type: TV SPEC
Genre: Comedy, Sitcom

Title: Trapped
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/trapped_by_rachel_kantor.html
Written by: Rachel Kantor
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Crime/Drama

Title: Martyrs can not be silenced
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/martyrs_can_not_be_silenced_by_armin_narro.html
Written by: Armin Narro
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Horror, Action, Adventure, Animation, History