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Deadline November 10th – Comedy Screenplay Festival (Save $15)

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

COMEDY Writings and Films showcased in 2015:
28 – Screenplays Performed
8 – Novels/Stories Performed
22 – Films Showcased at Festival
(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Comedy Festival. Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

The #1 Comedy Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– Offers filmmakers to get their works showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then the filmmaker will receive and audience reaction video on their film (see below for recent film festival videos)

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script and/or obtain and agent.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– We specialize in showcasing Comedy stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submissions@festivalforcomedy.com   in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format. Or, if submitting your film, please send us a Vimeo or download link.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK (short film, TV script, Feature script, short script, novel, short story)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Pay the $35 submission fee ($15 off regular price) via the  button here:
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OR, Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning COMEDY Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

Watch Videos from the Oct. 2016 Festival for Comedy

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today:http://festivalforcomedy.com

See the October 2016 Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I NEVER KNOCK
October 2016 Reading
Written by John Ervin
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland
ACTORSHORT Story – WATERMELON EATING CONTEST
October 2016 Reading
Written by Teri B. Clark
ACTORSHORT Story – DEAD END JOB
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alice Lacey
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Kimmy is a VIP
October 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Miller
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SYMPATHY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steven Sinnenberg
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy
ACTORSHORT Story – TRUE NORTH
October 2016 Reading
Written by Hal Ackerman

festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: THE VISA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Conrad Haynes
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT’S IN A NAME
October 2016 Reading
Written by Ted Stanley
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND
October 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Hankin

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Submit your Comedy Film or Screenplay via FilmFreeway

reeSubmit your Comedy Short Film or Screenplay (TV, Feature, Short) to the Comedy Festival Today via FilmFreeway:

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Comedy Festival.

Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS.

Copy YouTube link for examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQTRXsJAc_U&list=PL-0CVDAfvxipD3LGopyNdY9F7cbbZAS2o

– Offers filmmakers to get their works showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then the filmmaker will receive and audience reaction video on their film.

Copy YouTube link for examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhyCENMnbMA&list=PL-0CVDAfvxir6Bsb1MUKQmvsa-CIyc5kW

COMEDY TV SHOW Pitches – Read over 100 loglines of Sitcom TV PILOT shows

Submit your FREE Logline/Pitch today of any genre or type (feature, novel, short story etc..)
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Ever since the birth of television, sitcoms have dominated the airwaves.

The basic definition of a TV comedy sitcom is recurring characters placed in humorous situations.

Episodes are generally 30 minutes in length, but there has been some exceptions through the years.

The birth of sitcoms where we re-live the world of the same characters under humorous situations can be derived from the 19th century, or perhaps before, when comedy sketches were presented in travelling variety shows. Some of the sketches become so popular, the performers would write “new episodes” so they can bring back the characters the audiences loved so much. Fast forward to the birth of television and it became the staple to bring these characters into the homes of the entire world, almost like they would a part of your family.

Read over 100 TV comedy pitches and loglines here. I’m sure more than a few will hit the airwaves in the upcoming years:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/comedy_tv_shows.html

Example of a logline pitch:

Title: ALMOST LEGIT

Written by: Miriam Goodspeed and Ellen Schnur

Type: TV PILOT SCRIPT

Genre: Comedy

Logline: Almost Legit is a sitcom pilot in which two beautiful madams, who owned Tampa’s most infamous escort service, decide to reform (sort of) and go (almost) legit with a health and beauty spa only to face a jealous rival who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Or, you can watch a Video Pitch of a TV Sitcom here:

Enjoy.

– Matthew Toffolo

Writing your TV PILOT. Showcase of November 2014 Winner John Fuhrman

This month’s TV PILOT Screenplay winner is John Fuhrman for his comedy script set in a car dealership called UP COUNTRY MOTORS.

Watch the full reading here:

SYNOPSIS:

Up Country Motors is a weekly sitcom in which over stressed Jack Matthews escapes from a New York car Dealership to manage a collection of misfits at a dealership in Northern Vermont recently inherited by the personification of a blonde joke.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
JACK – Nick Baillie
GEOFF/SANDERSON – Roman Spera
AIMEE – Melinda Michael
BOBBI II – Adam McNamara
ROLAND – Neil Kulin
NORMA – Val Cole
SHEREE – Elitsa Bako
DEALER – Kerstin Bradler

Submit your TV PILOT/SPEC Screenplay Today:
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

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

Read testimonials of past submissions and the feedback they garnered:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_tv_screenplay_contest_festival_review.html

Q&A with the writer:

1. What is your TV PILOT about?

Up Country Motors is “Cheers Opens A Car Dealership” with a smart, tough New York City Manager who takes over a Vermont Car Dealership run by a living breathing blond joke.

2. Why should this script be made into a television show?

People have this fear about buying a new car. What happens behind the scenes in real transactions makes for humorous entertainment. It’s also a funny show about a big city success guy who has massive problems trying to fit into an environment he could never imagine.

3. What is your all-time favorite TV show?

It’s a toss up between great cop shows or classic sitcoms like “Newhart”.

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

There are two movies that I watch whenever they’re on. “Tombstone” as the best western ever and “A Christmas Story” just because.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

I would love to have been able to spend 10 minutes working with Robin Williams without any script. Demi Moore, Jon Bon Jovi, Mike Myers would be dreams to work with. For this pilot, I could cast actual people that worked for me in real car dealerships. Seriously, I think Jack could be played by the guy that plays Neal Caffrey on “WHITE COLLAR ” and his foil Aimee played by Penny from “The Big Bang Theory”.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’m also working on a pilot called “Hook Line and Sinker”. It’s “Tool Time goes fishing,” where a Shakespearean trained actor who can’t find work gets a call from his agent to take over as host of a weekly fishing show.

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

I would like to be at a level where I could discover the next wave of talented writers.

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

Usually, an idea comes when I’m nowhere near my computer. Now I text ideas and then read them the next morning. If I’m still excited about them, I’ll work until I can complete the story.

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

I love history. I enjoy being places where something special happened and then I try and research the back story.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?

It was recommended to me, but the real influence was watching the readings and seeing the comments of those who went through the process.

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

Take advice. Seek criticism. It doesn’t mean you change based on what others think, but you should see your work the way others do. After all, that’s who we write for.