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DEADLINE TODAY – 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.

DEADLINE TODAY – 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

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

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html

WATCH Past Novel Readings at the festival:

HELLCAT Chapter 3:

PART 3: SANDRO’S NOTEBOOK:

SERENITY Chapter 3:

YOU ARE AMONG THE MONSTERS Chapter 1

Diamond’s Piñata Party – Chapter 5 (Final) Diamond and the Fosters

Today’s COMEDY Screenplay Loglines and Story Pitches

Read today’s COMEDY 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 COMEDY Loglines:

Title: There She Goes, Again
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/there_she_goes_again_by_em…
Written by: Emily Yan
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy/Romance

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Title: 99 Dumps
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/99_dumps_by_wes_murry.html
Written by: Wes Murry
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy

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Title: Straight Through Montana
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/straight_through_montana_b…
Written by: Ronald Danklefs
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy

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Title: Elizabeth Bennet is Dead
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/elizabeth_bennet_is_dead_b…
Written by: Edith Woi and Jean-Marie Mazaleyrat
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romantic Comedy

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Title: SPEW
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/spew_by_jordan_downey_and_…
Written by: Jordan Downey & Mike Will Downey
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy/ Horror

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Title: The Girl By The Fence
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_girl_by_the_fence_by_j…
Written by: James Woodland
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Teen Drama/Comedy

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Title: Shellshock
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shellshock_by_paul_f_conne…
Written by: Paul F Connelly
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy

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Title: TINK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tink_by_edward_ybarra.html
Written by: Edward Ybarra
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation

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Title: The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_crazy_life_of_a_kid_fr…
Written by: Bill Morgenstein
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy, Biography

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Deadline Feb. 10th COMEDY Screenplay Festival. SAVE $10 – FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed at festival
http://www.wildsound.ca/comedy_contest.html

WINNERS get their script read at the MONTHLY Screenplay Festival. Watch the recent winning scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/winning_screenplays.html

Watch Video Pitch for LIFE IN THE FAST LANE, TV Pilot by Debi Calabro

    Watch the Video Pitch Logline for the Novel:

1) What makes your story unique and also engaging?

The characters in the story are very diverse. Though their financial status’s range from race track “skell” to race track billionaire, their love of the sport often brings them together for better or worse which causes conflict no matter what.

2) Why does the world need to know about your story?

Horse racing is a very unique and exciting sport. Though the stories in this TV dramedy will not focus exclusively on the sport, the backdrop at the track will often be the scene. It will show the world the passionate group who attend the racetrack, rich or poor. It will also show how these beautiful thoroughbred horses are pampered and well cared for and hopefully will dismiss and stigma saying otherwise. I am a racehorse advocate and owner so I know what really goes on behind the scenes.

3) What type of music do you see in your story if it was made into a TV show?

This is a one hour TV dramedy. The name of the show is “Life in the Fast Lane” soooo…..

4) What film have you seen the most in your life?

Moonstruck, Love Actually, Parenthood. TV shows, Modern Family, Seinfeld, Rescue Me.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

For this particular project I’d love to work with Dennis Leary.

6) Other than writing and movies, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about the welfare of pitbulls and try to spread the word about how these wonderful animals are often misunderstood and why. There’s usually a lot of profanity when I explain the “why” part.

7) Do you have a set writing routine?

I usually write at least two hours a day but try to take a break every now and than to clear my head.

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VIDEO PITCH FESTIVAL
Submit your logline/pitch and we’ll make it into a video.
Deadline January 25th
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/video_pitch_festival.html

Watch Video Pitch for GRACE, Feature Script by Doris B. Gill

    Watch Video Pitch for the Feature Screenplay GRACE:

Get to know writer Doris B. Gill:

1) What makes your story unique and also engaging?

This is a story of a Mother’s love and devotion.

2) Why does the world need to know about your story?

Inspiring, even today about not giving up.

3) What type of music do you see in your story if it was made into a movie?

Music true to the era.

4) What film have you seen the most in your life?

Some Like It Hot.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

A female like Jennifer Morrison and a male such as Christian Bale.

6) Other than writing and movies, what else are you passionate about?

Astrology, politics, swimming, gardening and reading great books like The Secret Of The Power, Pillars of The Earth and The Gift Of Rain.

7) Do you have a set writing routine?

I write when I can, with no set schedule. I love doing research which usually gives me ideas. I write when my characters talk to me or I hear snippets of conversation that I can reword. I’m always rewriting my scripts and find it exciting when I can say less and tell more.

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Submit your FREE Logline to the Writing Festival:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Submit your Logline and we’ll make it into a Video Pitch: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/video_pitch_festival.html

Or, submit your script or story to the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca

Best Scene Reading: DRUNK DRIVING SCENE from the script High School Redemption

Every writer has to market his/her own work and it helps to try different avenues in an effort to get his/her work out there.

– Writer Stephanie Sharp on the WILDsound Screenplay Festival (Review)

    Watch the Best Scene from the script High School Redemption:

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
    DANIEL – LUCAS JAMES
    NICOLE – SHAILENE GARNETT
    JOHN – ANDREW FARR
    DET. PATTERSON – ROB STONE
    EMT – DAN CRISTOFORI
    APRIL – ANJELICA ALEJANDRO

Q&A with the Writer Stephanie Sharp:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Stephanie Sharp: ‘High School Redemption’ (WGA Registered)

After his arrogance leads to a DUI accident in which his wife and four others lose their lives, Daniel is visited by an angel who sends him back through time to his high school days for a second chance at life and in doing so, gives Daniel the opportunity to save Nicole’s life via an ultimate sacrifice. This ‘divine’ offer is due mainly in part to Nicole’s repeated prayer requests for Daniel and the uplifting of his heavy heart. Can Daniel change things, or is his “redo” destined to end the same as his first? Daniel’s decision becomes evident through the redemption and heart-breaking sacrifice he portrays in the story and the decision he makes to save Nicole’s life. This premise of the story basically highlights the strong points in the script outlining the concept of this inspirational, faith-based, fantasy film.

**The official ‘Movie Script Video Pitch’ as well as top-rated script reviews can be accessed via the following website at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2cmlo-IeE&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 as well as a table read (via professional actors) of the infamous ‘drunk-driving scene’ (that ultimately takes Nicole’s life) via the following website at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_kEHUytLzA. The actual script itself can be accessed via http://www.screenwritershowcase.com/scripts/s724.pdf for a full review as well as a view of the promotional movie poster at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1639089772983164&l=b6a708a7e4.

Official Logline:
In exchange for a devastating sacrifice, an abusive alcoholic (killing his wife in a drunk-driving accident) receives a divine offer to relive his high school days in order to bring her back.

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

SS: Given the films currently being released by Hollywood, there is a strong need for more uplifting and inspirational films that speak to the heart. There is a generally broad audience for this particular genre so when a script that truly speaks to the heart presents itself, it would be wise for people to take notice. There is also a message within the depth of the story that addresses bullying and it’s affect on our family, friends and society as a whole. We should never pass up the opportunity to have our lives touched and our spirits heightened, be it through visuals, literates or our own lives.

Official Script Reviews:
“This is one of the better single-location scripts I’ve seen, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually got made somewhere down the road.” — Lynne Pembroke Professional Screenplay Coverage (Coverscript.com)
“I think this story is an excellent idea. I particularly liked ‘Love and Let Die’ as a recurring theme. The idea of emotional sacrifice for others is very profound and important for everyone to learn, especially the young. I would love to see this play.”
— The Talentville Town Council
“This was a great story of sacrifice and redemption.” — **** Jonathan McCorvey (Screenwriter)
“The possible making of a strong film.” — LS (Critique Section of Writer’s Literary Services)
“A good marketable story line.” — Sam Sherman (Script Editor)
“A script that is fittingly concise, ensuring that it is a fast read with a great surprising (yet unexpected ending) and that explores big thems meant for movies with fascinating ‘what if’ questions.” — 2014 Sunscreen Film Festival Coverage

MT: How long have you been writing stories?

SS: I have been writing stories for pretty much as long as I can remember. I currently have several manuscripts that have publishing options available as well as a total of 3 additional full-feature scripts and one short.

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

SS: I am a sucker for 80’s suburbia type movies, such as Goonies (for example). I have seen Goonies several dozen times and refer to it as one of my all-time favorites.

MT: What artists would you love to work with?

SS: Ironically, I see more of a potential need for new up-and-coming artists, actors, etc. who are trying to make their stand in the world of entertainment and I stand firm in the possibility of giving these individuals a chance to stake their claim in this world of uncertainty as they are given a chance to play out roles of endearment, love and positivity.

MT: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

SS: I have written a total of 4 full-feature scripts and one short.

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

SS: I would love to have at least one of my scripts (particularly this one, ‘High School Redemption’) optioned/produced and be under management with an agent to further along the success of my additional literary works of art.

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

SS: I make it a habit to use each evening, after returning home from a full-time administrative position, to write at least 1-2 hours prior to bedtime.

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

SS: I am very passionate about vintage black and white stock photography. I have personally designed a website (via an on-line store) called ‘Memories and Beyond (Vintage Stock Photography) which can be accessed via the net at http://memoriesandbeyond.com/.

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

SS: Never give up. I think that making it in Hollywood is a possibility. I don’t believe that there are a line of soldiers protecting the boundaries of the entertainment industry, allowing only those well-known names to enter. Everyone is always looking for a good, well-written story to capture the heart of the audience. My belief is that if you have a great story that needs (and should) be told, as soon as that right agent or producer takes the time to review the full script, that eagle might very well fly.

Today’s Feature Script (15) Story Pitches and Loglines

Read today’s feature screenplay loglines. New writers from around the world. Films coming to a cinema near you.

Title: THE CHRISTMAS LEAVE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_christmas_leave_by_david_brock.html

Written by: David Brock

Genre: Romance, Drama

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Title: FIND JIMMY HORNE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/find_jimmy_horne_by_jerry_rowan.html

Written by: Jery Rowan

Genre: Action

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Title: THE REDEMPTION OF JOHN PARKER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_redemption_of_john_parker_by_john_connell.html

Written by: John Connell

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

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Title: JUST SOUTH OF INNOCENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/just_south_of_innocent_by_robert_mccarty.html

Written by: Robert McCarty

Genre: Drama

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Title: A HOME PAW CHRISTMAS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_home_paw_christmas_by_cheing_winston.html

Written by: Cheing Winston

Genre: Family

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Title: OPEN FIELD
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/open_field_by_mark_trimmer.html

Written by: Mark Trimmer

Genre: Drama, Sports

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Title: LOCKED IN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/locked_in_by_robert_mcbride.html

Written by: Robert McBride

Genre: Thriller

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Title: ANTIDOTE MAN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/antidote_man_by_jamie_sutliff.html

Written by: Jamie Sutliff

Genre: Action

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Title: LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/limited_engagement_by_mark_trimmer.html

Written by: Mark Trimmer

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Title: SMALL TOWN SACRIFICES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/small_town_sacrifices_by_jeff_rosenberg.html

Written by: Jeff Rosenberg

Genre: Horror

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Title: FUNKY AUCTION
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/funky_auction_by_alek_salt.html

Written by: Alek Salt

Genre: Comedy

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Title: ROCK ‘N ROLL MOTHER TERESA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rock_n_roll_mother_teresa_by_stefano_bozzo.html

Written by Stefano Bozzo

Genre: Comedy

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Title: I’LL TAKE MY ANSWERS IN ALOHA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ill_take_my_answers_in_ahola_by_eve_hands.html

Written by: Eve Hands

Genre: Comedy

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Title: STAGE 2
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stage_2_by_ryan_musgrave.html

Written by: Ryan Musgrave

Genre: Thriller, Supernatural

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Title: THE PROPHET
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_prophet_by_keith_adams.html

Written by: Keith Adams

Genre: Drama

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Submit your own Logline for FREE. Any type (feature, novel, TV etc..) or genre:

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

– There’s even an option to have a video made for the logline and have it performed. Submit loglines for any story

7 Questions with Poetry Writer Carolyn Urquhart

Today let’s get to know the poetry writing of Carolyn Urquhart. We just showcased her intense poem ALL IS DARK. Watch it here, performed by actress VAL COLE:

7 Questions with the Writer:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem was included with the submission – domestic violence. My problem is that if any of my family members see the poem and it gets back to my husband it will literally be a life and death situation. So that makes it very difficult for me . But then , I doubt if any of them will be watching. Here’s hoping because my guardian angels already work overtime.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

Just want the audience to feel sadness, sympathy, pain, empathy, anger

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

Started wring 25 yrs ago. Was told I was terrible ( at writing ) so stopped for a long time.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

Henry Lawson – an Australian poet. His poetry could be ‘ down ‘ but he knew the soul – both male and female . He just knew people, life and humanity. Love his writing . Short stories fabulous too!

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I felt alone and wanted someone else to KNOW what was happening to me.

6) Do you write other works? Scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I have written short stories , started a movie script and have finished the first draft of a novel. Unfortunately all of this was before I was married but I have ideas for a couple if novels, some short stories and even a movie script . Just need my confidence back .

7) What is your passion in life?

What is my passion . Do I even have one anymore? Seeing my family have the best possible lives they can . Not really a passion . My writing and painting ( landscapes in oils ) Although I can’t fulfil that part of me right now they are ‘ a part of me ‘ .

Enjoy

Matthew Toffolo