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

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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    
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Contest News

Cynosure Announces Contest Winners

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards, which seeks to expand the scope of mainstream entertainment by rewarding screenwriters who create dynamic roles for women and minorities, has announced the winners of its 8th annual competition. The winning entries are Mother of Frankenstein by R. Ian Simpson, in the Female category and Curse of the Precious Consort by Quan Lelan, in the Minority category. Each finalist will receive a cash prize of $2500 a professional review from YourBestDraft.com. Additionally they will receive a suite of services from Sellascript.Com, including one year free listing in the Script Marketplace.



Written by R. Ian Simpson, Mother of Frankenstein is a biopic that re-imagines how author, Mary Shelley, finds her true inspiration for Frankenstein. Ian graduated from Vassar in 2005 with BAs in both Psychology and Film. He is currently enrolled in the Screenwriting MFA Program at the American Film Institute.



Written by Quan Lelan, the Curse of the Precious Consort is a mythical drama set in Vietnam. A legendary consort whose beauty drives kingdoms to wars, curses the Heavenly Sword that built the Kingdom of Vietnam, before her untimely demise. Centuries later when the Sword is once again unearthed, the terrifying Curse of the Precious Consort returns. Quan has an MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. He is currently working in Vietnam writing and directing commercials.

The Cynosure Awards were established in 1998 to encourage screenwriters to create dynamic roles for women and minorities through stories that reflect both the diversity and universality of the human experience. In eight years, the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards have granted over $33,000 in prizes. Past finalists have gone on to option their scripts, gain representation and receive industry exposure. For further information regarding the 2006 Cynosure Screenwriting Awards and its finalists, please visit the website at www.broadmindent.com or call (310) 855-8730.

Updated: 10/17/2006

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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