Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Cynosure

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

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

Contact: Andretta Hamilton, Contest Coordinator

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Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 09/08/2020

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Notification: November 21, 2020

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 an advisory 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.

Cynosure

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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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Contest News

Cynosure Announces 2004 Screenwriting Contest Winners

Triple Dog by Barbara Marshall and MacArthur Park by Catherine Dutko are the winning entries of the 6th Annual Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Barbara and Catherine have each received a $2500 cash prize. The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by rewarding screenwriters who create dynamic roles for women and minorities. The Cynosure Screenwriting Competition has received over 1600 entries from around the world, has granted over $23,000 in prizes and has helped writers get coveted industry exposure.

In, Triple Dog, a drama, a high school girl escapes from a troubled home life by playing a dangerous game of dare. The writer, Barbara Marshall completed a Film/Video MFA at California Institute of the Arts. She was a 2002 finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships and has received top honors in Slamdance, Worldfest Houston, Santa Clarita and Rhode Island International Film Festival. Triple Dog is an official selection of the IFP Market New York

In MacArthur Park, a drama, an El Salvadorian sweatshop worker, in a desperate attempt to fight for workers rights and to find hope for the future of her children, crosses the US border to confront the American owner of the factory. The writer, Catherine Dutko, received her Master’s degree in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Of her five full-length screenplays, three have consistently placed highly in numerous screenplay competitions including the 2004 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, American Zoetrope, Maverick, Chesterfield, Slamdance, and American Accolades.

The Cynosure Awards were established in 1998 to encourage screenwriters to create dynamic roles for women and minorities through stories that reflect both the diversity and universality of the human experience.

Updated: 09/28/2004

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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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