Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Tennessee

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

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Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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Objective

The TSA is a professionally oriented organization, striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  • This screenplay competition is open only to writers who are not earning a living writing for television or film.
  • Entries must not have been optioned or sold prior to September 1st, 2012.
  • Entries must be the original work of the applicant(s). If based on the work of another author, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to said adaptation. Winning scripts will be verified by TSA.
  • Screenplays which have previously reached semi-finalist level and beyond are not eligible for re-submission.
  • If an entry involves two or more writers as applicants, award will be divided equally among them.
  • The script must be in US Motion Picture Industry format for standard screenplay. To follow industry guidelines, please consult any popular screenwriting text for assistance.
  • ONLY the TITLE of the screenplay should appear on the front card stock cover, written or typed. A second title page should be included with TITLE, AUTHOR(S), ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBERS
  • Submissions must include the two sentence synopsis. All entries will be submitted online as a pdf. No hard copy submissions.
  • Scripts must be between 90 and 120 pages in length.

Awards

  • 1st Prize - $1000 in cash, and your script will be read by established and successful production companies.
  • 2nd place - Cash prize of $500
  • 3rd place - Cash prize of $250

Tennessee

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Peter Kremer

An interview with screenwriter Peter Kremer regarding the Tennessee Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: The title is "Bird Brain" and it's a comedy about lab assistant Jerry who has to save all creatures great and small when a diabolical animal rights activist steals his super-genius grandmother's nuclear fuel eating, gold pooping goose.

It's a bit of an homage to the slapstick comics of the 30's and 40's.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I entered because I knew from experience the TSA is not a "mutual admiration society." The TSA takes the craft pretty seriously and they are pretty tough to please.

I entered three other contests; Austin Heart of Film; Final Draft and Scriptapalooza.

Bird Brain was a Semi-finalist in the Scriptapalooza contest. It made the top 100 out of 3200 scripts. It made it into the top 3%. That is an important accomplishment for me. I also got a request for the script from a new company in LA.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: I was happy with the whole process and I got my prize money.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: As a semi and quarter finalist I did get some notes that where helpful. The TSA is all about feedback.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I've met some working writers and producers through TSA functions.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I do have other scripts safely buried in the garden serving the only real purpose for which they are suited. I consider Bird Brain my first real script. I'm a relatively newbie at screenwriting.

The TSA gave me my basic education through seminars and regularly attending meetings.

By trade I'm a graphics and animation artist. I started out as musician who should of moved to LA.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: Nope... not yet! My plans are liquid but I know to succeed you have to be in LA. I will wind up there.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I have several ideas in various stages. I like writing comedy but I want to explore other genres. So I'm currently writing an Action-fantasy, when my day job allows.

I'm fortunate enough to live in Nashville. I go to TSA meetings and listen and learn as other writers air there work in front of the group.

Posted Thursday, February 12, 2004

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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