Thursday, May 3, 2012

This Week's Screenplay Requests: 589..

Dear Michael,

Here are some more producers who are currently looking for screenplays and writers.

To submit a query, see table of contents below.

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29 movies were made through InkTip in 2011 alone!!! InkTip is where you should have your scripts listed.

We are pleased to announce that two more scripts were optioned and two more writers were discovered through InkTip!

Tony Picciotti Options "Dead Calls"
Tony Picciotti with Jenny Lynn Productions found "Dead Calls" on InkTip and optioned it from Malcolm McClintick. This is Malcolm's third success through InkTip; his previous credits include the comedy feature "Bumping off Burt," which was featured on the cover of the InkTip Magazine.

Jeffrey Crandall Options "Beyond the Red Planet"
Jeffrey Crandall with Crandall Productions discovered "Beyond the Red Planet" on InkTip and optioned it from Russ Zitaruk. Jeff is a producer on "Prescription: Suicide." Russ' script was a winner in the Hollywoodscript contest.

Elizabeth Snoderly Discovers Michael Matteo
Elizabeth Snoderly with DAVED Productions met writer Michael Matteo on InkTip and hired him to write her feature "1 For Kate." Elizabeth's recent projects include the young teen travel series "Passport to Explore" and "Bloody Homecoming," which was made from a script she discovered on InkTip. Michael Matteo is a produced playwright and screenwriter who teaches screenwriting.

Whitt Brantley Discovers Steve Hull
Whitt Brantley with WBMT Agency discovered Steve Hull on InkTip and signed him as a client.  The script which caught Whitt's eye was "Tesla," a biopic about Nikola Tesla which Steve wrote with his late partner James Stuart.  Brantley told InkTip, “Before discovering this script on InkTip, I had searched for a Tesla screenplay for two years, hoping to find the one that could capture and depict the fantastical nature of Tesla’s mind.  This is the one. Without question, it’s a superbly written visual feast.” Steve has a long background in film marketing, and you've seen his work on projects like "Alien vs Predator" (Whoever wins, we lose), and “Thank You For Smoking” (Don't hide the truth. Filter it). This is Steve’s first success through InkTip.

Patricia Chica Options "Ceramic Tango"
Award-winning director Patricia Chica with ChicArt Productions optioned the short script "Ceramic Tango" from screenwriter Charles Hall after finding it on InkTip. Charles Hall is an award-winning writer whose credits include the feature sci-fi thriller "Messengers," which was found through InkTip and is now available on DVD.

Rachel Marks Options "The Split"
Rachel Marks with Vintage House Productions optioned "The Split" from Ryan Priest after discovering the short on InkTip. Rachel's credits have mainly been from reality television, and she has now created Vintage House Productions in order to produce and direct short, feature and documentary films. One of Ryan's feature scripts is produced and premiered at the San Diego Black film festival.

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  1. Active Entertainment - Seeking Feel Good Holiday Rom-Com Scripts
  2. Special Order Films – Seeking Character Driven Action Scripts 
  3. More Producers Seeking Screenplays and Writers
  4. Sell Your Screenplays
  5. InkTip Magazine
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  7. 2nd Annual Fresh Voices Pitch Contest
  9. Screenwriting Goldmine Open Screenplay Competition
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1) Active Entertainment - Seeking Feel Good Holiday Rom-Com Scripts
We are looking for treatments (one page or less) for completed feature-length romantic comedy holiday scripts which are suitable for a television audience. Material submitted should be contemporary, inspirational, and leave the audience with a positive ending and a good feeling. Submissions should not be edgy or reference religion in detail. When submitting, if you have any produced television MOW credits, please mention this in the personal message space. 
Budget is $2 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include "The Mask Maker" (Treat Williams) and Haunted High (Danny Trejo).

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2) Special Order Films – Seeking Character Driven Action Scripts
We are looking for completed feature-length action/dramas with really strong, developed protagonists. Submissions need be for contemporary material that does not require large amounts of FX or large scenes with crowds, i.e. something in the vein of “Blood Simple.”
Budget will be between $1million and $2million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include “Tripping Forward.”

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Company A

We are looking for completed feature-length contemporary drama scripts from repped writers. The script should only take place in the present day; no period pieces. Please list your representation in the personal message space provided or your submission will not be considered.
Budget will not exceed $15 million. Both WGA and Non-WGA writers may submit.

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Company B

We are looking for completed feature-length contained horror scripts. The script must be set in less than six locations.
Budget is $5 million. Both WGA and Non-WGA writers may submit.

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Company C

We are looking for completed feature-length animation scripts intended for a children’s audience, i.e. ages approximately 7-12, but with a certain sensibility: The type of animation style we like is “Up” and the Hayao Miyazaki films. We are NOT looking for a fast-paced, lighthearted comedy like “Kung Fu Panda,” “Megamind” or even “The Incredibles.” Rather, the tone and pace should be more poetic, introspective and mature while still targeted for a young audience. We are not afraid of difficult subjects in the story. Also, we prefer stories that allow for more fantastical journeys or worlds.
Budget is open. Both WGA and Non-WGA writers may submit.

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Company D

We are looking for completed feature-length limited location horror scripts set in two locations or less. The budget is very low, so no special FX. We are hoping for an original take on the limited location horror movie, so please indicate in your logline and/or synopsis, enough story developments that help make your submission original. Please include a synopsis in your submission.
Budget is very low. Only Non-WGA writers may submit.

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Company E

We are looking for completed feature-length family audience scripts with a positive message. We are not looking for edgy fare since it is intended for a family audience.
Budget is open. Only Non-WGA writers may submit at this time.

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Company F

We are looking for completed feature-length female-driven thriller scripts that are suitable for television. What this means is no gore, the lead character must be female, it shouldn’t be a female co-lead with a male co-lead character, and the script shouldn’t contain the sort of sex or violence that would have to be censored for television, which is to say we are looking for something along the lines of our recent film, “Solitary.” Stories submitted should take place in 6 or fewer locations, and should not require scenes with large crowds. Please note we sent this lead out last year, so please only pitch new scripts or scripts that meet the above criteria which you haven’t pitched us before.
Budget will not exceed $500K. Only non-WGA writers should submit at this point in time.

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Company G

We are looking for completed feature-length faith-based scripts for a 14-15 year old female lead. Please note this is for a specific actress, and the main character necessarily must be a 14 to 15 year old female. Submissions need also be for material that is contemporary, so no period pieces please. 
Budget will not exceed $500k. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.

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Company H

We are looking for completed feature-length scripts based on the true story of the 1988 David Carter High School football team in Dallas TX. Although we know this is a longshot, this is a high school football team which has been featured already in a number of documentaries and other programs. We're looking for scripts from writers who have already researched and written a character driven story, (specifically the players, the robberies and criminal prosecutions) i.e. material in the vein of "Friday Night Lights," but in feature film format.
Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.

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Todd Grodnick, Merrill Entertainment

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7) 2nd Annual Fresh Voices Pitch Contest

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The Fresh Voices Pitch Contest affords aspiring writers the tools, guidance and opportunity to turn great ideas into salable screenplays through experienced script guidance, professional mentoring, over $5,000 in cash & prizes and the chance to pitch your winning project directly to producers and executives looking for new material. Don’t miss this opportunity. Only $25 per entry - discounts for multiple submissions!

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9) Screenwriting Goldmine Open Screenplay Competition

The Screenwriting Goldmine Open Screenplay competition is currently accepting submissions.

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Judges are:
- Paul Ashton (Head of BBC Writersroom)
- Matt Bouch (Producer, “Being Human”)
- Phil Gladwin (Head of Screenwriting Goldmine)
- Elliot Grove (Head of Raindance Film Festival)
- Steve Matthews (Producer, “The Borgias”, “Love/Hate”)
- Kath Mattock (Exec Producer, Touchpaper TV)
- Fraser Robinson (Director of Scripted Development, NBC Universal)
- Ben Stoll (Head of Development, C4 Drama)
- Julia Walsh (Head of Development, ITV Studios).

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