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Watch the Winning First Scene Screenplay Readings from January to July 2015 (submit your own 10pgs by July 5th)

Deadline July 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

Watch the 20 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Readings from June to July 2015

1st Scene SCRIPT – SOMBRA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Claire Wasmund
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sombra.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – YONKHEER
July 2015 Reading
Written by Wendy Jane Henson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/yonkheer.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – MEMOIRS OF A DOCKET
June 2015 Reading
Written by Damien Michael Aulsberry
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/memoirs_of_a_docket.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Gregory Lane
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/it_came_upon_a_mid-nightmare.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – ETERNITY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Kevin Bibo
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eternity.html

1st Scene: LITTLE PROFESSOR
May 2015 Reading
Written by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/little_professor.html

1st Scene: BELLE BREZING
May 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Swim
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/belle_brezing.html

1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/good_night_cronkite.html

1st Scene: MYA’S TRUTH
May 2015 Reading
Written by Thomas L. Ferguson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/myas_truth.html

1st Scene – STILL IN THE GAME
April 2015 Reading
Written by George R. Flowers
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/still_in_the_game.html

1st Scene – FLAT PENNIES
April 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Ward
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/flat_pennies.html

1st Scene – THE SINGING TREE
March 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_singing_tree.html

1st Scene – THE UMPIRE HAS NO BALLS
March 2015 Reading
Written by Debbie Bolsky
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_umpire_has_no_balls.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – LEGRAND
February 2015 Reading
Written by Angelina Carkic
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/legrand.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – HELLCAT
February 2015 Reading
Written by J. Alan Hostetter
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hellcat_1st_scene.html

1st Scene – SPARKS
February 2015 Reading
Written by Megan K. Bickel
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sparks.html

1st Scene – THE CURSE OF SAM HAIN
February 2015 Reading
Written by Jacob F. Keller
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_curse_of_sam_hain.html

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

February 2015 First Scene Screenplay Winners (4). Watch performance readings

The communication, organisation and feedback these guys offer are fantastic and scriptwriters of all disciplines and experience should be jumping at the service WILDsound provide. The best thing about it is they are as enthusiastic as you about your work. Thank you to everyone involved with WILDsound.

– Grant Reid, on the WILDsound 1st Scene Screenplay Festival Experience.

WILDsound has named their 1st Scene Festival Winners for February. Watch the readings performed by professional actors:

1st Scene – SPARKS
February 2015 Reading
Written by Megan K. Bickel
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sparks.html

1st Scene – THE CURSE OF SAM HAIN
February 2015 Reading
Written by Jacob F. Keller
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_curse_of_sam_hain.html

1st Scene – LEGRAND
February 2015 Reading
Written by Angelina Carkic
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/legrand.html

1st Scene – HELLCAT
February 2015 Reading
Written by J. Alan Hostetter
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hellcat_1st_scene.html

Readings performed by professional actors.

Deadline Feb. 28th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

WATCH past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Interview with First Scene Winner Megan K. Bickel (SPARKS)

I saw so many positive comments about the contests in various places, I couldn’t resist. I was thrilled with the feedback I received! It was very insightful and helped me strengthen my script as a whole.

– Megan K. Bickel, on the WILDsound Experience (Review)

    Watch the 1st Scene Reading SPARKS:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
Charlie – Kaleb Alexander
Emma – Alicia Payne
Barista – Jacqueline Brown

Submit your First Scene Screenplay:

http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

Matthew Toffolo interviews writer Megan K. Bickel:

Matthew: What is your screenplay about?

Megan: My screenplay is a romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist. Dr. Emma Spegal stumbles upon a stranger who reactivates the effects of an old laboratory accident, which sends lightning shooting from her hand. She drags him to her lab to find answers, but instead they find secret plots, hidden agendas, and high-voltage reasons to stick together.

Matthew: Why should this script be made into a movie?

Megan: This script should be made into a movie because it’s charming, funny, and action-packed. These characters and their journey will pull audiences in immediately and hold them until the last spark.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

Megan: I’ve been actively honing my writing for about five years, but I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember.

Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Megan: “The Princess Bride” – I adore everything about that movie.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Megan: I would love to work with Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, or Anne Hathaway. I held them in my mind while I was writing this script.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Megan: This was actually my first screenplay! I’ve started two others in the two months since I finished “Sparks” but they have a long way yet to go.

Matthew: Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Megan: I’d love to have representation and a screenplay contest win or two under my belt.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Megan: I carve out writing time whenever I can, so there is nothing set about my process. I brainstorm while shuttling kids around, I write scenes at baseball games or waiting for dinner to cook, I edit in stolen moments at the library or coffee shop! I guess my only real routine is calming my mind to focus on my writing quickly.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Megan: My family and creative expression. My family is my heart and creativity is my breath. I need them both to survive.

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

Megan: Get feedback whenever you can and listen to it objectively. Nothing will help your writing more than being able to see your words from another perspective.

Today’s Pitches and Loglines of Feature Screenplays

Read today’s feature script pitches from writers from all over the world. Some of these stories coming to a theater near you.

Do you have a logline pitch? Send it in for FREE to the Logline Festival. Any type or genre: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Read today’s piches:

Title: THE OUTCASTS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_outcasts_eve_noel.html

Written by: EVE NOEL

Genre: Crime, Romance

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Title: CATCH!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/catch_jerry_nield.html

Written by: Jerry Nield

Genre: Biography

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Title: STRONG ENOUGH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/strong_enough_sara_landucci.html

Written by: Sara Landucci

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Title: WHITE NYAU DANCER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/white_nyau_dancer_prince_muta.html

Written by: Prince Muta

Genre: Comedy

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Title: PIVOT POINTS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/pivot_points_jody_williams.html

Written by: Jody Williams

Genre: Drama, Crime

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Title: TEXAS KILL’EM
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/texas_kill_em_bruno_machado_gomes.html

Written by: Bruno Machado Gomes

Genre: Thriller

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Title: SPARKS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sparks_megan_k_bickel.html

Written by: Megan K. Bickel

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Title: MONDAY’S HERO
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mondays_hero_larry_downes.html

Written by: Larry Downes

Genre: Drama, Mystery

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Title: Afterlife Apocalypse
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/afterlife_apocalypse_glenda_victor.html

Written by: Glenda Victor

Genre: Sci-fi/Action, Adventure

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Title: WIDOW’S WALK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/widows_walk_by_alexandra_boyd.html

Written by: ALEXANDRA BOYD

Genre: Super Natural, Thriller.

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This is the perfect time to formally submit your feature screenplay to the festival for the 2015 season :

http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html