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Less than two weeks left to enter the 2013 Great Movie Idea and Great TV Show Idea Contests. Winners receive cash, development assistance, and industry circulation to Benderspink, Vinson Films, Paradigm, and other selected studio-level execs.
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The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline, intends to fulfill the current requests of studios and top-tier production companies by finding new, high-concept material that can be adapted for film or television among four categories: Feature Screenplay (4 genre divisions), Teleplay, and Adaptation.
With the support of Vinson Films, Green Hat Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment, Paradigm, and Benderspink, the goal of the competition is to present the best scripts and ideas to major companies. The winner in each category receives personal development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team, followed by meetings with producers to discuss potential production.
Regarding judging criteria, all entries must be considered “studio-level”–in other words, concept, writing ability, and a stellar understanding of genre will take precedence. Any genre, any budget, and anyone can enter—both amateur writers and those who have been produced, published, or have sold scripts in the past.
This is an international competition, and writers worldwide are welcome to submit. Visit www.firstlookproject.com for details on each category of entry.
EARLY DEADLINE: August 15th, 2013
SUBMIT TO THE COMPETITION
Someone opened the Drama floodgates: a greater-than-average number of specs were dramas or variations thereof, including Legacy of Secrecy, which explores the mafia's role in the JFK assassination. Jason Blum producing the thriller Visions and Reawakening. Benderspink and Universal producing the fantasy Red Queen, with Benderspink also on board to produce a film based on Medieval Times, optioning the rights to the well-known dinner show. Also a handful of sequels to popular franchises, including Red, Blade Runner, Men in Black, Joe Dirt, Mission Impossible, and Bad Santa.
Other script sales include:
- Francis Ford Coppola is doing an Italian-American period drama. That's all we need to know.
- Billy Crystal to (finally) direct the 1940s baseball project Man on Spikes.
- The world needs more Michael Shannon, and he's set to star in an as-of-yet untitled action/sci-fi thriller.
- John Travolta tabbed for a biopic of John Gotti Jr.
View more script sales
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