Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Tennessee

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

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Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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Objective

The TSA is a professionally oriented organization, striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  • This screenplay competition is open only to writers who are not earning a living writing for television or film.
  • Entries must not have been optioned or sold prior to September 1st, 2012.
  • Entries must be the original work of the applicant(s). If based on the work of another author, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to said adaptation. Winning scripts will be verified by TSA.
  • Screenplays which have previously reached semi-finalist level and beyond are not eligible for re-submission.
  • If an entry involves two or more writers as applicants, award will be divided equally among them.
  • The script must be in US Motion Picture Industry format for standard screenplay. To follow industry guidelines, please consult any popular screenwriting text for assistance.
  • ONLY the TITLE of the screenplay should appear on the front card stock cover, written or typed. A second title page should be included with TITLE, AUTHOR(S), ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBERS
  • Submissions must include the two sentence synopsis. All entries will be submitted online as a pdf. No hard copy submissions.
  • Scripts must be between 90 and 120 pages in length.

Awards

  • 1st Prize - $1000 in cash, and your script will be read by established and successful production companies.
  • 2nd place - Cash prize of $500
  • 3rd place - Cash prize of $250

Tennessee

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Contest News

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Announces Script Competition Winners

The Tennessee Screenwriting Association is pleased to announce our "top ten" screenplays, along with the three finalists as decided by our judges. In addition to the cash prizes, the top three finalists will each have the opportunity to post their work on WritersScriptNetwork.com, which is visited by over 100 Hollywood professionals each week. The scripts rounding out the top ten are listed alphabetically. Thanks to all our entrants whose talents made this such a difficult call and a tip of the hat to the TSA members who willingly gave of their time to read and judge. Congratulations to all those listed below.

1st Place Award of $1,000; "Mob Rules" written by Alan McKenna, Thompson Station, TN

A fired mob boss travels to a small Southern town and runs for mayor to earn his respect back… by all means necessary.

2nd Place Award of $500; "Singles Anonymous" written by Robert Brown, Micanopy, FL

A man who is inadvertently featured in a TV news feature on modern dating becomes a magnet for all the wrong women.

3rd Place Award of $250; "Bytor and the Snowdog" written by Christopher Roldan, Austin, TX

Stereo repairman Stuart Strickley's cozy universe rests upon three fragile pillars of existence; His debt-ridden vintage stereo shop, his unyieldingly precise schedule, and his obsession with the safety of his beloved cat, Bytor. However, when Bytor becomes ill and requires a costly hospital stay, Stuart's totality is thrown upside-down and he is forced out into the real world, where he must learn to live, love and let go.

4) It's A Miserable Life" written by Dennis Bates and Thomas Worthington, Bellport, NY

It's a story about a lewd and inept demon who has to earn his horns by getting a depressed business mogul to carry out the suicide he has been contemplating. It is a dark screwball comedy that turns It's a Wonderful Life" on its head.

5) "Desdemona Riley" written by Derek Cordier, Hollywood, CA

When Desdemona Riley's husband is executed as a traitor by Southern troops, she wars against the Confederacy and works to rally "Yankee" sympathizers. Her efforts gain the attention of President Lincoln, who sends her to London to serve as America's first woman minister to England.

6) "The Gift of Tyler" written by Chris Elston, Mill Creek, WA

25 years after a prophecy was revealed to his mother, an eighteen-year-old boy begins to evolve into a living miracle.

7) "Keepsake" written by Drina Connors Kay, Midlothian, VA

A crippled girl teams with grandma to incarcerate her abusive father in the basement while she prods, cajoles, and champions her one-eyed mother and mentally challenged brother into a better life. Romance with a tuba player eludes her as she matches wits with daddy, the sheriff, and a dainty loan shark.

8) "Blood On My Pillow" written by Mark Kurasz, Kingston Springs, TN

After receiving an anonymous tip, a Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter, whose only real handicap is sobriety, investigates why wealthy seniors are being murdered.



9) "Gideon's Revenge" written by David Poulshock, Portland, OR

A band of masked commandos raids a TV talk show and kidnaps a far right presidential candidate, live on the air. But the Revolutionary Alliance Against the Power Elite doesn't want a ransom - it just wants the whole world to see their victim caught with his pants down.

10) "Claustrophobia" written by Jeffery Woodard, Reston, VA

After an attempt on his life, a young man develops claustrophobia. He must overcome his suffocating illness to defeat a secret organization and save the woman he loves.

Updated: 08/09/2002

Tennessee Screenwriting Association Screenplay Contest

Contact

P.O. Box 40194
Nashville, TN 37204-0194

Web:
www.tennscreen.com
Email:
tennscreen@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Middleton, President, Tennessee Screenwriter's Association

Report Card

Overall: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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