Writing Festival Deadlines for Screenplays and Novels

WILDsound Festival

Deadline TODAY: 1pg. Screenplay Festival. Get your script performed at festival. Will perform 80% of submissions:

1pg. Screenplay Contest

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Deadline May 31st: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch recent WINNING Screenplay Readings. At least 15 winners a month – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

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Deadline May 31st: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – 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 –
TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

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DEADLINE May 31st: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

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

Novels Showcased so far in 2016:
16 Novels Performed
1 Novels Made into a…

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Happy Birthday: Stephen Tobolowsky

stephentobolowskyHappy Birthday actor Stephen Tobolowsky

Born: Stephen Harold Tobolowsky
May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Married: Ann Hearn (1988 – present) (2 children)

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

TV POSTERTHE MINDY PROJECT
Review of the 2012 comedy

SPACEBALLSSpaceballs
1987
dir. Mel Brooks
Starring:
John Candy
Rick Moranis
Bill Pullman

GLEEBest of GLEE TV series

THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTThe Philadelphia Experiment
1984
dir. Stewart Raffill
Starring
Michael Pare
Nancy Allen

THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE Movie PosterThe Time Traveler’s Wife
2009
dir. Robert Schwentke
Starring
Bana
Rachel McAdams

Groundhog DayGroundhog Day
1993
dir. Ramis
starring
Murray
Andie McDowell

THELMA AND LOUISEThelma and Louise
1991
dir. Ridley Scott
Starring
Geena Davis
Susan Sarandon

WILDHOGSWild Hogs
2007
dir. Walt Becker
Starring
John Travolta
Allen
Martin Lawrence <

MOVIE POSTERMR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
2013
dir. Rob Minkoff
Stars:
Ty Burrell
Max Charles

MOVIE POSTERCALIFORNICATION
Review of the television show

TV POSTERJUSTIFIED Season 3
2012
Stars:
Timothy Olyphant
Joelle Carter

TV POSTERJUSTIFIED Season 4
2013
Stars:
Timothy Olyphant
Raymond J. Barry

TV POSTERJUSTIFIED – Video reviews of every episode

MOVIE POSTERBLIND DATING
2006
dir. James Keach
Stars:
Chris Pine
Anjali Jay

MOVIE POSTERFAILURE TO LAUNCH
2006
dir. Tom Dey
Stars:
Matthew McConaughey
Sarah Jessica Parker

Happy Birthday: Idina Menzel

idinamenzelHappy Birthday actor Idina Menzel

Born: Idina Kim Mentzel
May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA

Married to: Taye Diggs (11 January 2003 – 3 December 2014) (divorced) (1 child)

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

MOVIE POSTERFROZEN
2013
dir. Chris Buck
Jennifer Lee
Stars:
Kristen Bell
Josh Gad

Beowulf
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring
Angelina Jolie
Anthony Hopkins

Enchanted
Directed by Kevin Lima
Starring
Amy Adams
Patrick Dempsey

GLEEBest of GLEE TV series

MOVIE POSTERASK THE DUST
2006
dir. Robert Towne
Stars:
Colin Farrell
Salma Hayek

Happy Birthday: Duncan Jones

duncanjonesHappy Birthday director Duncan Jones

Born: Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones
May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England, UK

Married to: Rodene Ronquillo (6 November 2012 – present)

Read reviews of the best of the director:

source codeSOURCE CODE
dir. Duncan Jones
Stars:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Monaghan

MOONMoon
2009
dir. Duncan Jones
Starring
Rockwell
Kevin Spacey

Deadline Today: 1pg. Screenplay Contest

Under 5 minute & Smartphone festival

The Los Angeles FEEDBACK Festival Presents:

Submit a screenplay that is only 1 page long and have it performed at the Writing Festival by professional actors. Also garner FULL FEEDBACK on your work.

(NOTE: The screenplay submission must be properly formatted.)

Deadline May 29th. Submit for only $10. Most of the screenplays will be accepted and performed. If there is a beginning/middle/end, and the grammar is sound, we will perform it.

A great way to get your words out there, obtain the Agent you’re looking for or just get your story and work seen by more people. If you win, your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it’s read online using top professional actors. It’s a rush you’ll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story that is 1pg. maximum. Edit the heck out of it…

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Happy Birthday: Danny Elfman

dannyelfmanHappy Birthday composer Danny Elfman

Born: Daniel Robert Elfman
May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Nominated for 4 Oscars for Best Musical Score: Milk, Big Fish, Good Will Hunting, Men in Black.

Quote:

I get drawn to things that don’t make any sense, and I learned early on not to resist that.

I’ve known Sam [Raimi] for almost 15 years. Spider-Man 2 was my fifth movie with him and all I can say is that the person who was there at the end of Spider-Man 2 was not Sam. I don’t know who it was, but it wasn’t Sam. It was as close to living out Invasion of the Body Snatchers as I’ve ever experienced. To see such a profound negative change in a human being was almost enough to make me feel like I didn’t want to make films anymore. It was really disheartening and sad to see the way it ended up.

It all depends on the directors. Working closely with a director is the main job of a film composer. Interpreting what he perceives as a color, an emotion or mood is very abstract. A director tells you something he wants and then you have to run back to your music and respond with, “I think he meant something like this.”

I don’t think there’s a trademark Danny Elfman element that has been consistent in my work. I don’t hear many similarities in what I do and I don’t think it’s necessary that I have a particular style. Having a particular style is not bad, but I prefer to push myself in the direction of being a composer who you never know what he’s doing next.