Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Cynosure

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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

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Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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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: 09/08/2020

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Notification: November 21, 2020

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 an advisory 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

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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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Contest News

Cynosure Announces Contest Winners & Finalists

September, 2002-Los Angeles. BroadMind Entertainment is proud to announce “Black Lace” by Patrick Brown and “The Quilted Heart” by Gary Corbett Davis as the winning entries of the 4th Annual Cynosure Screenwriting Awards, the only screenplay contest to recognize scripts with strong minority and female protagonists. Patrick and Gary have each received $2000 prizes.

“Black Lace” (1st Place, Minority Category) is a romantic thriller set in Jamaica. A heartbroken single mother finally meets “Mr. Perfect”. When he’s involved in a car accident and flees the scene in panic, she agrees to help him conceal the truth. This decision, however, will have disastrous consequences for her family. The writer, Patrick Brown started writing plays as a hobby while attending the University of the West Indies. He has written and produced some 15 stage plays and 30 sitcom episodes for local Jamaican television.

“The Quilted Heart," (1st Place, Female Category) tells the story of Sarah, an ailing Southern woman who has one day to share her life, love and losses - lessons stitched within the fabrics of her quilt – with her estranged granddaughter, Becca, a successful young lawyer who must make a decision that will change the direction of her life. The writer, Gary Corbett Davis, has worked in production at Universal Studios and CBS. He has taught film and television production at the university level and is a published author of stories for newspapers and magazines. He is actively launching a screenwriting career.

The Cynosure Awards were established in 1998 to encourage screenwriters to create more dynamic roles for women and minorities through stories that reflect both the diversity and universality of the human experience. For further information regarding the 2002 Cynosure Screenwriting Awards or its finalists, semi-finalists, or quarter finalists, please visit the website at www.broadmindent.com or call (310) 855-8730.

A list of all of finalists follows:

Female Category

1st Place
The Quilted Heart by Gary Corbett Davis

2nd Place
Arsenal Street by Stewart Skelton

3rd Place
Violent Femmes by Beanie Barnes

Female Quarter-Finalists (in alphabetical order)

Bride by Tara Lyn Modhadam
Careful What You Wish For by Gretchen Somerfeld
Dormant Accounts by Jay Natelle
Family Secret by Warren Robert Hull
It’s Only A Game by Bill Whalen
Joan of Quebec by Allen Edel
Lender of the Last Resort by Jonathan Kirshner
Love in a Warmer Clime by Andrew Arthur
The Most Hated Woman in America by Craige Cronin
Nympho Dog Girl by Robert D. Burns
Private Window by John F. Fantini
Stopover by Jean Hunter
The Changing of the Guard by Vince and Mary Izzo
The Sayings by William and Randi Scheurer
The Serpent in the Garden by Richard G. McKee, Jr.
White Rose by George Ferris and Matt Roe


Minority Category

1st Place
Black Lace by Patrick Brown

2nd Place
Seoul to America by Grace Rowe

3rd Place
Culebra by Steven Santos

Minority Quarter-Finalists (in alphabetical order)

Final Dignity by Lawrence Kelter
Immortalz by Jaxon Ronin
Looking for Lewis by Gary Michael Spahl
Mother’s Mary by David Alexander Canady
Neptune’s Kiss by Armando Youngblood
Untitled #12 by Charles Burmeister
Valley of the Spirits by K. D. Clemmens and Warren R. Hull


Updated: 09/26/2002

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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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