Monday, February 7, 2011

The next Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest has been announced

Here's how it works:
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is a quarterly international competition that awards over $15,000 in prizes and facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.
Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. You can make it your own and take it anywhere your imagination takes you.
But it doesn’t stop there. The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest goes much further than your average competition, by providing the top 10 finalists with mentors to guide them through the entire script creation process, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay to be judged by a panel of Hollywood power players.
I like that they're going to do it quarterly.  Four times a year to be challenged by an A-list screenwriter, four chances a year for a big break.

The logline for this quarter's contest is provided by Allan Loeb, whose credits include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the upcoming film version of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages and the pilot for the upcoming FOX series Terra Nova.  Here is the logline:
A group of married men desperate for one last bachelor party invents a long-lost friend who’s about to be wed, but things get out of control when their wives want to meet the groom before the big event.
I'm having the same reaction to it that I initially had to the previous logline, that it's simply not a genre I'm interested in, but I'm going to try and take the "think outside the box" approach that I took with the last one.  I'm definitely not the target audience for this, which is going to make it harder.  But we'll see.

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is sponsored by the Writers Store.

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