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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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)
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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

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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    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

1999 Cynosure Quarterfinalists

Minority Protagonists (in alphabetical order)

Bitter Lake by Devin Wallace

Black Blood by Gayle Jackson

Dreamer of the Dine by Arla Bowers

The Fall and Rise of ‘Champagne’ Sanchez by Rudy Miera

Foreverglades by Susan Schlepp and Brent Souter

The Hands of Time by Suzanne Genc

Hellfighters from Harlem by Robert Davenport

Jasmine Rose by Karen Ashikeh

La Jura by Katrina Cabrera

Little Angel by Alfredo de Villa and Nathaniel Moss

Losers by Kimberly K. Reid

North Star by Rusty Harding

A Privileged Class by Denise Williams

Rise in Peace by Timothy Michael Jeffrey

Room at the Inn by Barbara Hindley

Small Town Lives by Sam Kneiss

A Tasty Little Scandal by Laurie B. Turner

Ugly Sky by Tanya Anderson Hooper

Female Protagonists (in alphabetical order)

Absence by Dan Woodard

Auto Mama by Janell McLeod

Beautiful People by Risa Lauren

Bouganvillea by Gentry Fry

Camille and Claude by Andre Anthony Moore

Clara Burr by Trey Wodele

destination: Moon by Lori Silverbush

Donor 416 by Jennifer Houston

Flames of Courage by Ethan H. Calk

A Ghost of a Chance by E. Willa Haas

Green Fever by Stephen Donnelly and Denise Richards

Harvest Moon by Kelly Mahony

If the Shoe Fits by Arla Bowers

Isaac’s Blessing by Michael David Farris

Little Shy: The Elizabeth Blackwell Story by Barbara Anne Shaw

Mother U. by Lynda A. Levy

My Green Sky by Kathryn Scott

Perfect Couple by Vera Caccioppoli

Post Time by Olga Elaine Rojer

Regrets by Elizabeth Hansen

Screaming My Heart Out by Janyce Lapore

The Seasons by Kristine J. Namkung

Social Insecurity by Steve Wisniewski

The Story of Kady Brown by Lori Silverbush

Subterfuge by Paula C. Brancato and James E. Fischer

The Summer of Elizabeth by Michael D. Zungolo

Sunday’s Child by Adam Karpel

A Survivor’s War by Romeo Ciolfi

Twilight’s Magic by Nina M. Gilberti

Vesa’s Song by Jesse Griffith

Warrior by Julie Reichert

Watercolors by Amanda Taylor Higdon

Zinzi by Phyllis MacBryde

Updated: 08/02/1999

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    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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