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Creative World Awards

Creative World Awards

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Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

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Objective

Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion.

Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival. The writer will receive imdb credit, and the short will be used to help promote the GPW’s feature script.

CWA has built relationships with some of the industry's leading companies such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, GreeneStreet Films, Relativity Media, Crystal Sky, Icon Films & Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, and more - all of which get first looks at the top winners. The competition plays a critical role in connecting emerging talented writers with companies and individuals in the industry looking to develop and produce projects.

Writers have seven categories to compete in. Please see the CWA website for a descriptive breakdown of each of the main genre categories, which include:

Feature Screenplay Categories:
Action/Adventure
Horror/Thriller/Fantasy
Comedy
Drama/Family

Short Script/Teleplay Categories:
Short Film Scripts
Original TV Sitcom Pilot
Original TV Drama Pilot

Coverage: Known for going beyond the status quo, CWA provides invaluable judge’s feedback and coverage. Interactive features can also be found on the website including blogs, industry resources, and feature interviews with many high profile executives, writers, producers, and directors.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/01/2017

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Notification: Preliminary Finalists – Week of August 1; Quarter Finalists - Week of August 8; Semi Finalists - Week of August 15; Finalists - Week of August 22; Season Winners - Week of August 29

Rules

Please visit website for a list of rules & guidelines.

Awards

Special thanks to the CWA sponsors for helping line up a fantastic prize package worth over $30,000 in cash and prizes, including the opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner to receive a production award with imdb credit.

CWA is known for placing special emphasis on ways to bring writers more opportunities for publicity and production. In conjunction with The Moving Image Xchange and Richmond International Film Festival, CWA now offers the Grand Prize Winner the opportunity to have a short version of their winning script produced. The film gets a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival, which gives the writer official imdb credit, festival entry, and more.

Additionally, for the short screenplay category winner, should the winner get the script produced, that film will also be awarded free Official Selection entry into the Richmond International Film Festival, and get a guaranteed premiere. CWA awards many prizes across several categories for features, shorts, and television, so please see the website for a complete listing.

The annual Creative World Awards is more than a competition; it's a platform to further refine your work, develop your craft, and get your foot in the door.

Creative World Awards

Contact

Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 93    
Have you entered?
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Creative World Awards

Contact

Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 93    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

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CWA Champs Colette Freedman and Brooke Purdy

Friends and writing partners Colette Freedman and Brooke Purdy scored an important breakthrough earlier this month when they were named the Grand Prize Winners of the 2016 Creative World Awards for their post-apocalyptic screenplay, The Last Book Store. We caught up with the two prolific writers to ask about their partnership, their process, and their future.

Updated: 09/27/2016

Creative World Awards Names 2016 Contest Winners

The Last Book Store, by Colette Freedman and Brooke Purdy, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Creative World Awards.

Updated: 09/02/2016

CWA Names Semifinalists

Updated: 08/15/2016

CWA Names Quarterfinalists

Updated: 08/08/2016

CWA Names 2015 Contest Winners

Vitruvian, by Scott Poiley and Anthony DiBiasi, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Creative World Awards.

Updated: 09/04/2015

Creative World Awards

Contact

Attention: Marlene Neubauer
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Heather Waters & Marlene Neubauer, Co-founders
MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 93    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Heather Waters

An interview with Heather Waters regarding the Creative World Writing Competition.

Q: Who sponsors this contest, and what is their background in the industry? When was the contest founded?

A: Marlene Neubauer and I are the key sponsors for the 2nd Annual Creative World Awards. Marlene works as an independent producer and for over 15 years she has consulted in international film distribution for such companies Hyde Park Films, GreeneStreet Films, Pathé Distribution, Capella Films and Mobius Pictures. My own background ranges from the performance side of film to writing and producing for television. This year we are happy to announce a list of prominent sponsors including Inktip, Final Draft, Daily Variety, Sellyourscript, The Writers Store/Storylink, Syd Field among others as well as an ongoing partnership with Withoutabox.

Q: What role do you play personally in the adminstration of the contest?

A: Marlene and I share equal responsibilities as the directors.

Q: Have any of the winning scripts from the contest been sold or produced?

A: We wrapped up our first year this past November and many scripts are circulating with several being looked at for management possibilities, five others so far for optioning. Further possibilities will develop as this year unfolds.

Q: Who judges the early rounds of the competition? What are their qualifications? Who judges the final rounds?

A: The first round of judging is done by hand selected, highly qualified readers and industry professionals. If the script advances to the quarterfinalist round, it will then be read by multiple industry professionals who determine which scripts advance to the semifinalist and finalist rounds. The top ten will be read by leading industry executives not only for potential consideration, but also to help determine the winners of the 2009 Creative World Awards.

Q: Do the early-round judges read the entire script, or do they stop after a certain number of pages?

A: In our competition, even early-round judges will read the entire script.

Q: Are the judges looking for any specific type of script? Are scripts of a certain genre more likely to do well?

A: We're looking for original, well written, compelling stories. This year, scripts will be judged on the basis of separate genre categories in order to give the writers a fair slate to compete and more recognition in the end. All genres are welcomed.

Q: What do you do promote your winning writers, and to publicize their scripts?

A: At CWA, our job is to discover, develop and promote new talent. Through the judging review process and post award circulation, our winning screenplays and finalists loglines are sent to top agencies, major studios, managers, producers, and international financiers. We are pleased to announce that about a dozen A-list companies have also agreed to take a first look at our finalists. You can view this list on the homepage of our website.

Q: What advice can you offer to writers entering your contest?

A: Screenwriting is hard work. It takes dedication and passion. So take the time to hone your craft. See a lot of movies, read scripts (you can get many online), write every day. Allow your creative instincts to blossom. The industry is hungry for fresh, riveting stories. Contests are a valuable resource for independent producers and executives alike. They're also a great avenue directly in to the decision makers' hands. Most of all - have fun! The world is looking for the next great storyteller.

Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009