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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

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3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(818) 738-9970 (voice)

Web: http://broadmindent.com
Email: cynosure@broadmindent.com

Contact: Andretta Hamilton, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
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Objective

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early April 23, 2017 $50 25
Regular June 18, 2017 $65 81
Late (Extended) August 6, 2017 $75 130

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Notification: October 14, 2017

Rules

  • Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
  • Open to all writers in any country, however all entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Scripts by multiple authors are accepted, and any awards, if given, will be divided equally among those writers. All writers must sign the entry/release form.
  • Screenplays may not have been previously optioned, purchased or produced.
  • More than one script may be submitted, provided that a signed entry/release form and application fee accompanies each submission.
  • Scripts may be submitted under one category only. If the script qualifies for both, choose the category that best describes the overall spirit of the screenplay.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the applicant(s). If based upon adapted material not in the public domain, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to make such adaptations. Sponsors do not investigate or attest to the authenticity of an applicant's statement of authorship or rights.
  • Scripts must be registered with the WGA or with the US Copyright Office.
  • Entries must be accompanied by a signed ENTRY/RELEASE FORM, application fee, and (optional) self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgement of receipt of submission. No other materials will be accepted.
  • The Competition is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen or damaged in transit. Decisions of the judges are final.
  • Sponsors, their families, and associates are ineligible for any prizes in the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards.
SCRIPT GUIDELINES
  • Screenplays must be in English only, and may be of any genre. Please do not send originals.
  • Screenplays must be in standard U.S. screenplay format, between 90 and 130 numbered pages.
  • If submitting via mail, scripts must be fastened with two or three metal brads, and bound between two blank card stock covers. No handwritten or faxed manuscripts will be accepted. Double-sided scripts are encouraged.
  • Title page should include author's name, address, email and phone number. The author's name must not appear anywhere inside the script itself.
MAILING GUIDELINES

If submitting by mail, make checks or money orders out to the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Please send completed application form, entry fee and script to:

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
3699 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #850
Los Angeles, CA 90010

ONLINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please see website for online submission guidelines.

Awards

Awards: There will be one $5000 Grand Prize winner. This winner can come from either category. Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a Cynosure Mentorship - a meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager. The First Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $500. The Second Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $250. For a list of additional prizes, please visit the website, www.broadmindent.com.

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Contact

3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(818) 738-9970 (voice)

Web: http://broadmindent.com
Email: cynosure@broadmindent.com

Contact: Andretta Hamilton, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered this contest?
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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Contact

3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(818) 738-9970 (voice)

Web: http://broadmindent.com
Email: cynosure@broadmindent.com

Contact: Andretta Hamilton, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Cynosure Announces Contest Results

The Dark Age by Skye Lynch has been named the "Female" Category Winner of the 2013 Cynosure Screenwriting Comptition. Ballet Crashers by Jill Sexsmith & Penelope Thomas was named winner of the Diversity Category.

Updated: 11/06/2013

Cynosure Announces 2011 Contest Winners

Elizabeth Savage Sullivan's The Boy on the Cover has been named the winner of the Diversity Category of this year's Cynosure Screenwriting Competition, while Michele Giannusa's Cucina Bianca has been named the Female Category Winner.

Updated: 12/03/2011

Cynosure Announces Quarterfinalists

Cynosure has announced their quarterfinalists for 2011.

Updated: 09/17/2011

Cynosure Semifinalists Announced

The Cynosure Screenwriting Competition has announced their semifinalists (and honorable mentions) in their female and minority categories.

Updated: 09/27/2009

Cynosure Announces 2009 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2009 Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Semifinalists will be announced on September 26th, and winners will be announced October 17th.

Updated: 09/18/2009

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Contact

3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(818) 738-9970 (voice)

Web: http://broadmindent.com
Email: cynosure@broadmindent.com

Contact: Andretta Hamilton, Contest Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Tom Sinsky

An interview with screenwriter Tom Sinsky regarding the Cynosure Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/10/2004
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards, MovieBytes would like to interview you.