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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 Announces Quarterfinalists

Cynosure has announced their quarterfinalists for 2011:

DIVERSITY QUARTERFINALISTS
BOY APOCALYPSE by Eric Obame
BUFFALO GAL: THE STORY OF CATHAY WILLIAMS by Michelle Buckley
COLLEGE OF CONSUELA by Brad Hennig
GHOSTS ANONYMOUS by Kari Ciardi
HIP HOP DADDY by Kathleen King
MY LAST BREATH by Kim Brantley
PARADISE UNDER THE SUN by Glenn Harding
REDEMPTION by Robert Horvath
REST IN PEACE by Dennis Sampler
RIDING THE RUMBLE STRIP by Bradford Willis & Anne Dunkin
SILENCE by John Edward Flynt
TALL DARK & PERSIAN by Tamara Farsadi
THE BOY ON THE COVER by Elizabeth Savage Sullivan
THE MOTHER HOOD by Shawn Chou
TUSSLE by Aaron Yarber
UNA VIDA MEJOR by Deborah Wolfe
UNCLE HOPPY AND THE PECOS KID by Clinton and Jim Braly
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY by Peter Tamaribuchi
VIA CRUCIS: A WAY OF THE CROSS by Frank Canino and Joseph DiPasquale
WANDERING THE ELYSIAN FIELDS by Richard Weems
WANNABE by Matthew Manson


FEMALE QUARTERFINALISTS
A WORK IN PROGRESS by Alonzo Peterson
AFTER JULIAN by Dona Marans
ALL THE BROKEN ANIMALS by John Torma
ASCENSION by Jeff Lewis
CONDOLENCE CALL by Michelle Hankin
CUCINA BIANCA by Michele Giannusa
CUTTER'S DAUGHTER by Curtis David Sackett
DEAD DAY by David Carren
DIRT by Bird Cox
HALLOW'S POINT by Brian Smith
LOSS by Bill Whalen
LOVE AND MADISON by Brian Signer & Helaine Signer
MISSING LOVE by Ronald Marchand & Rhonda Ewing
MY FIRST LADY by Mary Kaiser
NIGHTINGALE by Brad Taylor
PAST MY PRIME by Justine Barron
PINCH HITTER by Janis Brody
RUNNING WILD by Eric Diekhans
SCATTERBRAINS by Richard Hohenrath
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK BY Andrew Rothschild
SLAYING DRAGONS by Jennifer Lefever
SOILED DOVES by Elizabeth Rockett
SUSPENDED BELIEF by Catherine Craig
SWEEPING FORWARD by Patricia MacDowell
THE BASEMENT by Dawn Marie Guernsey
THE LAST CHA-CHA by Devi Snively
THE MONITOR by Tim O'Shea
THE OUTLIERS by Linda Haltmaier
THE PRECIPICE by Marjory Kaptanoglu
THE UGLY PRINCESS by Henderson Smith
THE VIRGIN OF POUGHKEEPSIE by Eva Konstantopoulos
THE WINTER HOUSE HAUNTING by Dayle Ann Hunt

Updated: 09/17/2011
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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
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