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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 12    
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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: 09/03/2017

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.

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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 12    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 12    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Cynosure Semifinalists Announced

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

FEMALE CATEGORY
Benazir - Muhammad Ali Hasan
Cindy in Iraq - Eva Gardos
Skirt - Chris Mason Johnson, Kate Stayman-London


FEMALE CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTION
Beyond Gold - Peter Shimamato
Ghost Fish - Raven Sadhaka
Kamikaze Dolls - Nir Paniry
The Town Without Men - Gabriela Tagliavini


MINORITY CATEGORY
Jonnie the Black - Curtis Burdick
Past Due - Wallaine Sarao
The Shangri-la Café - Lily Mariye


MINORITY CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTION
Buddy 4 Life - Maine Johnson
Heart of Honor - John Arends
Love & Longing in LA - Roopinder Bhullar
Reign - Christopher Paul Meyer

Updated: 09/27/2009
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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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 12    
Have you entered?
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.