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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reminder Plus a Happy Dance

Good afternoon, Wavers - I have some exciting news. We landed a really neat writer to dine with our grand prize winner for the 2009 Silver Screenwriting Competition. The doors open for submission on Sunday March 1st, and the deadline is May 1st. The first two weeks of submissions are early bird discounted. The website has not yet been updated to reflect the reason I'm doing a big happy dance today so here's the upshot:

With cash and prizes totaling $10,000, The Silver Screenwriting Competition will award the Grand Prize winner a round trip ticket to Los Angeles, three nights at a four star hotel on the Sunset Strip, meetings with three managers and lunch at the Ivy with Josh Zetumer, currently adapting DUNE for director Peter Berg. (Josh also worked on SHERLOCK HOLMES and JAMES BOND: QUANTUM OF SOLACE). How’d you like to pick his brain over lunch?

And that’s not even including the MacBook Air, iPhone and $750 in cash. Go ahead. Give it a try. Then start packing your bags for Hollywood. Deadline, May 1st, 2009, 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Oh happy happy joy joy. I've actually met Josh on a number of occasions and let me tell you, he's one smart guy. He has twice appeared on the Black List (2008 and 2007) and in 2008 was named one of Variety's Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch. And now you can watch him have lunch and give you some choice advice and inspiration. Super neat. So mark your calendars and get those scripts ready - it's gonna be a fun competition!

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2 comments:

Milli Thornton said...

Exciting news about Josh Zetumer. Yeah, would *love* to pick his brains :-) Looking forward to entering the contest. Thanks, Julie.

NYCWriter said...

This is with no doubt one of THE best contests out there. ENTER YOUR SCRIPT.

Julie, I'm out this year... (per your 2/25 post - I suck, I can't write, I have a terrible idea, I'm stuck!)

But to all others: enter. Look at the other contests out there. You actually WIN something in this contest.