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Watch the July 2015 TV Screenplay Winners. Submit your own TV Pilot/Spec by July 31st

Deadline July 31st: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

TV Screenplay Festival July 2015 Winners. Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors: One TV PILOT Winner. One TV SPEC from an existing show winner.

TV PILOT – RUST
July 2015 Reading
Written by Cody Carson

SYNOPSIS:

Rust is about a former detective with a series of drug and alcohol dependency issues being brought back into a murder case that he “solved” five years earlier. In the pilot, Paul Rust is forced to confront the demons of the case that still haunt him while trying to come to terms with the news his ex wife has recently got engaged to a guy with a dark secret of his own. On top of that, Rust’s strained relationship with his fourteen year old daughter is about to get a little worse, as Rust discovers that not only is she hanging around with a group of older boys, but she’s been swiping pills from his medication cabinet.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Rachel Rain Packota
PAUL RUST – Troy Patterson
SARAH – Maya Woloszyn
KATIE – Megan Leach
DICKENS – Rob Salerno
CADDIS – David Occhipinti

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TV SPEC – ORPHAN BLACK
July 2015 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Bircher

SYNOPSIS:

Sarah hatches a reckless gambit to save Helena from the military’s clutches that exposes new, dangerous facets of the clone conspiracy. Cosima and Delphine bring a new clone into the fold in an attempt to cure Cosima’s illness. Felix digs deeper into Mrs. S’s past.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
SARAH/COSIMA/HELENA/RACHEL – Rachel Rain Packota
ART – Troy Patterson
DELPHINE/GRACE – Maya Woloszyn
ANGIE/MRS. S – Megan Leach
FELIX/MARK – Rob Salerno
THE COLONEL – David Occhipinti

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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 –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html

Deadline July 31st: FEATURE 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

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

WILDSound Names 1st Scene Contest Winners for May 2015

WILDSound has announced three First Scene Contest Winners for May 2015:

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

SYNOPSIS:
BELLE BREZING is a haunting love story about a loyal paperboy on a high-stakes mission: To guide his former lover to remember the secret that forged her rise to fame but closed her heart to love.

CAST LIST:
NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Belle – Becky Shrimpton
Miss Flora – Michelle Lecky
Gil – Ryan Anning
Lacey – Mandy Mclean

Script #2 – 1st Scene: LITTLE PROFESSOR
May 2015 Reading
Written by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/little_professor.html

SYNOPSIS:
A surreal crime thriller about three Las Vegas college students saddled with crippling debt. They break some laws, raise havoc. But when their friend overdoses on drugs, they take it on themselves to pay his out-of-control medical bills, which means they have to rob a very ruthless bank. Finally they must seek revenge against a manipulative drug dealer.

CAST LIST:
NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
SAM – Steve Rizzo
JACK STROOP – Craig Estrella
ZEBRA – David Occhipinti
DANNY – Sean Ballantyne
PRETTY WOMAN – Holly Sarchfield

Script #3 – 1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/good_night_cronkite.html

SYNOPSIS:
GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE is a family comedy about a group of misfits. When a bright, young girl coaxes a monster out from under the bed, her self-absorbed foster mom exploits him for showbiz fame, leaving the girl in the hands of a monstrous nanny.

CAST LIST:
NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
CRONKITE – David Occhipinti
CHERYL – Angelica Alejandro
POOKY – Holly Sarchfield

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Deadline: 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 past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Deadline Tomorrow: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script to the Writing Festival

Deadline Tomorrow: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script
– 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 –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html

Watch Recent Winning Television Screenplay Readings:

TV PILOT: REDEEMING GRACE
May 2015 Reading
Written by WL Gorman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redeeming_grace.html

TV SPEC: NEW GIRL “Career Day”
May 2015 Reading
Written by Melissa K. Willis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/new_girl.html

TV SPEC: GIRLS “Camping”
May 2015 Reading
Written by Yolanda R. Easiley
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/girls.html

TV PILOT – FAUST
April 2015 Reading
Written by Niel Thompson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/faust.html

TV SPEC – JESSIE “We Don’t Have a Clooney”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/jessie.html

TV SPEC – COUGAR TIME “Jammin Me”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Felicity Flesher
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cougar_town.html

Interview with Debbie Bolsky, Winning 1st Scene Script Writer (The Umpire Has No Balls)

    Watch the Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of “The Umpire Has No Balls”

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Val Cole
    Jessie – Melinda Michael
    Dutch – John Goodrich
    Catcher – Lucas James
    Ken Griffrey Jr./Sr. – Andrew Tite

Matthew Toffolo interviews Debbie Bolsky:

Matthew: What is your screenplay about?

Debbie: It’s the story of Jessie Stiles as she starts her journey through the umpire ranks to achieve her one goal in life – becoming a major league baseball umpire. But there’s one little problem – no woman’s ever broken through the stainless-steel ceiling of the MLB.

This dramedy with scatterings of romance follows Jessie as she fights her way toward achieving her goal – she is a woman who, not always successfully, tries to balance her life with her dreams. Interspersed throughout the script are interviews with real people involved in the game of baseball.

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

Debbie: It’s a good story that I think people will enjoy and it’s got some very strong roles especially for women.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

Debbie: I’ve been writing since I was a kid but screenplays and stage plays pretty consistently for the past 15 years.

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

Debbie: The Philadelphia Story and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Debbie: There are just too many to list and it would also depend upon the project.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Debbie: I have over 10 screenplays and stage plays at different stages and that doesn’t count the ones I tossed in a drawer never to see the light of day again.

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

Debbie: I have no set routine. I’m the most undisciplined person in the world so when I start working on something I have to give myself a deadline. Then I’ll take many walks through the park and on the beach and think and talk to myself and make a lot of notes. When I have a handle on it I’ll pull out my laptop at home or in the library and start writing because after all, I have a deadline to meet.

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

Debbie: Writing, baseball, friends and politics.

Matthew: That’s funny. Those probably would be my answers to that question too!

Matthew: What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Debbie: I read about WILDsound in an email so I looked at their website, watched a couple of the readings then decided to submit to them.

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

Debbie: It would be presumptuous of me to give anyone advice so all I’ll say is so long as you enjoy it, keep writing, and rewriting, and rewriting, and rewriting…

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Deadline: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Fet it performed at the festival, and get 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 past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Feature Screenplay Winning Readings 2014

WILDsound is a screenwriter’s treasure! They take enormous time to provide the most expert, detailed feedback, even allowing my choice to incorporate all the Committee’s ideas or stay with my draft. With caring support, they’ve honored each deadline and every award they promised, and I’m forever grateful for their industry professional’s right-on insightful niggles to enhance my story. Matthew Toffolo and WILDsound provide everything a screenwriter needs to find the way to a story’s successful completion. I’m forever grateful!

– Writing Elan Carlson on the WILDsound Screenplay Festival (Review)

What a diverse and interesting year for the feature scripts we performed in 2014. In total, we had 8 readings of entire screenplays performed by professional actors. And in 2015, WILDsound will perform at least 15 feature screenplay readings.

    Watch the FEATURE SCREENPLAY Readings from the WILDsound Writing Festival

Here are the 2014 Feature Script Winners:

FLEET WEEK: EVANESCENCE
December 2014 Reading
Written by David Redstone

CAHOOTS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Elan Carlson

THE FIX FACTORY
October 2014 Reading
Written by Kyle Jenkins

SHOOTING STAR
September 2014 Reading
Written by Richard Harrison

SHAPESHIFTERS
June 2014 Reading
Written by Andrew Fisk

THE DEVIL’S LARCENY
May 2014 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

HOPE IS NOT A BLACK & WHITE RAINBOW
March 2014 Reading
Written by Harold L. Brown

RUM HOUSE
January 2014 Reading
Written by Michael Sieve

Watch all the feature scripts performed at the festival:

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

Submit your own feature script to the festival and get it performed. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries:

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

Short Screenplay Winning Readings 2014

Sharing your screenplay and receiving feedback from passionate group of individuals is any screenwriters dream.

– Danish Renzeu, Screenplay Writing on his experiences with the WILDsound Festival (Review)

What a great year for Short Scripts. WILDsound performed 9 shorts this year at the festival. By this time next year most of these scripts will be made into a film. And in 2015 WILDsound will perform at least 15 short films at the festival.

    WATCH the SHORT SCRIPT Readings from the WILDsound Festival:

Here are the 2014 Short Script Winners:

GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE
December 2014 Reading
Written by Michael Sieve

BOOMERANG THE GREAT
November 2014 Reading
Written by Ana R. Dominick

DOUBLE CROSS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Cat Stewart & Stephen Hoover

ROLLING
October 2014 Reading
Written by Fiona Smith

MOVING DAY
August 2014 Reading
Written by Jane Gilson

LOVING, DYING, OR BEING KILLED
July 2014 Reading
Written by Danish Renzu

CAGEY
June 2014 Reading
Written by JJ Hillard

SCREAMWRITER
May 2014 Reading
Written by Lee Forgang

THE QUEEN BEE AND HER MEN
March 2014 Reading
Written by Emily LaBlanc

Watch all the short scripts performed at the festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/short_script_readings.html

Submit your own short script to the festival and get it performed. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries:
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html