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Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
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Objective

TOP 3 WINNERS will be flown to New Orleans during the New Orleans Film Festival! The Grand Prize winner will have their screenplay read by professional actors and workshopped by an established director. We cover Accommodations & Airfare expenses during the festival, and you'll get to network with the people who can change your career! Parties, Panels, Movies, Celebs & more!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/12/2017

Notification: SEMI-FINALISTS - May 1, 2017;
GRAND PRIZE Winner - May 24, 2017

Rules

Please see website: https://tablereadmyscreenplay.com/rulesfaq-neworleans/

Awards

GRAND PRIZE FEATURE / PILOT
  • $1000 Cash Prize
  • Flight & Accommodations to Historic New Orleans, LA during the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival in October, 2017.
  • A Director will workshop scenes from your screenplay with Professional Actors to be performed at the TRMS
  • Showcase Presented by the ISA in New Orleans.
  • 4 Days of Film Events, Networking and Parties.
  • Special Invitation into the ISA Development Program and ISA Spotlight.
PLUS:
  • You'll receive a Script OR Career Consultation with Stephen Molton from Write Your Screenplay ($1000 value)
  • You'll be announced on The Tracking Board with a dedicated write-up and submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.
  • Listed on the ISA website and The Tracking Board as Official ISA Spotlight Selection.
  • All prizes in the Top 10 Category and Semi-Finalist Categories.
GRAND PRIZE SHORT
  • $500 CASH PRIZE
  • You'll receive a Table Read recording of your Winning Screenplay by Professional Actors.
  • You'll receive a Script OR Career Consultation with Stephen Molton from Write Your Screenplay ($1000 value)
  • You'll be announced on The Tracking Board with a dedicated write-up and submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.
  • Listed on the ISA website and The Tracking Board as Official ISA Spotlight Selection.
  • All prizes in the Top 10 Category and Semi-Finalist Categories.

INT'L SCREENWRITERS' ASSOCIATION NEW ORLEANS WRITER AWARD

TRMS would like to award a special honor in celebration of the local talent. This accolade will be offered to a writer whose hometown and residence is in the city we visit, on this occasion - New Orleans.

  • Professional Actors will perform scenes from your screenplay at the TRMS Showcase Presented by the ISA in New Orleans.
  • Special Invitation into the ISA Development Program and ISA Spotlight.
  • 1 Year ISA CONNECT Membership ($100 Value)
  • Plus prizes from the Semi-Finalist Categories.
TOP 10 CATEGORY WINNERS
  • 1 Year ISA CONNECT Membership ($100 Value)
  • Write Your Screenplay Class with Jacob Krueger in NYC or Online. ($350 Value)
  • Write Your Screenplay Class includes One-on-One Consultation
SEMI-FINALISTS
  • American Beauty: Seven Act Structure ($150 value) w/ Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger

This seminar not only breaks down the seven acts of this classic but delves into the motivations of writer Alan Ball; both when he set out to pen this film and upon revising it. Award-Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses the various motivations of the characters in order to show how their organic growth changed the structure of the story we as an audience are told.

EVERYONE WHO ENTERS RECEIVES:

Getting Past the Gatekeepers: How To Get Producers, Managers, and Agents on the Phone with Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger

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Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

HollywoodIQ:

Interview with Table Read My Screenplay Winner Mark Grisar

Screenwriter Mark Grisar scored a big 2016 contest win when his script Cleaning House was selected as the winner of the London edition of the Table Read My Screenplay Contest. The script has been optioned for production and is scheduled to shoot this spring with Nick Quested attached to direct.

Updated: 03/18/2017

Table Read My Screenplay Announces Contest Winners

Derek Asaff's The Wheelman has been named the Grand Prize Winner of 2014 Table Read My Screenplay (London) screenwriting competition. Sam McClure's Mind of a Child was the short screenplay winner.

Updated: 10/15/2014

Table Read My Screenplay Announces 2014 Contest Winners

Nick Schober's Given has been named the Grand Prize Winner in the Feature/Pilot Category of the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 02/19/2014

Table Read Announces Sundance Season Contest Winner

Alex Simon has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay Sundance Season Screenwriting Contest. He'll be flown to Sundance to attend the table read being held at the Park City Waldorf Astoria on Sunday, January 23rd.

Updated: 01/13/2011

Table Read My Screenplay Announces Contest Winners

Stepher Hoover's Buried South of Galations has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 06/03/2010

Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 15    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Paul Corricelli

An interview with screenwriter Paul Corricelli regarding the Table Read Writing Competition.


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

A: Inked in Blood.

It's the story of a unique and tortured young man who returns to the town he ran away from as a boy, to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him.

The story of his tormented past is uncovered as confronting each victim brings new horrors to the surface. One by one he will make them pay, until the one man responsible for his suffering pays-his father.

Inked in Blood is dark and gritty. The main character is a tattooed Albino. One side depicting images of Heaven, the other side Hell. Although there is NO religious message in the film, the tattoos play a big part in the look and feel of the story.

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 thought the idea of a table read was interesting. I have entered several other contests. In 2012 my screenplay placed in the semifinals of the 8th annual Action On Film International Film Festival. Inked placed in the quarterfinals of the PAGE screenwriting contest in 2013 and the semifinals of the Screenplay Festival. In December of 2014 Inked won the Table Read contest, horror category.

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

A: I was very satisfied with the results and received all the award promised.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: I wrote it straight through in about six weeks. I made a few minor changes and submitted it to a few contests without much success. In 2012 I did a much bigger rewrite and began getting good response. I did write a very broad outline before I started writing. I wrote four drafts.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I used Final Draft, and still do. I've used Contour and Scrivener. I'm not the most organized writer, so the software helps me keep things moving. It is also helpful when coming back to an idea some time later.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I try and write for two hours a day when I'm working. If I'm off work I try and work four to six.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: Yes, I do. Sometimes I revisit past script ideas. If that doesn't work I will make up a few characters and just write dialog. I wrote a sequel to inked in Blood a few years ago when I was blocked, and since I was familiar with the characters, it got my writing.

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

A: I actually work in the film industry,(not as a writer). I wrote the above mentioned sequel to Inked in Blood. Also, a Super Hero screenplay, a Zombie western (short) and I am currently rewriting an Action script that I wrote several years ago.

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

A: Yes, I do live in Los Angeles.

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

A: Yes I am. As I continue to try and make something happen with "Inked", and my newest screenplay, Super Humans, I keep writing.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014