Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Agony & The Ecstasy! or The Annual Fade In Awards!

Win an iPad, $5,000 & Your Winning Project Sent to Hollywood Agents, Managers & Producers!
The Fade In Awards were established in 1996 to assist talented new writers 
and writer/directors with getting recognized within the Hollywood community 
in order to begin a career as a working filmmaker.

In the last fifteen years, the competition has done just that:
  • After Jon Bokenkamp entered his thriller Preston Tylk, he signed with ICM, he was hired to write a feature for director William Friedkin, has since directed Tylk and sold his documentary After Sunset to AMC, wrote features for Julia Roberts, Halle Berry (Perfect Stranger), and Angelina Jolie (Taking Lives).
  • After Josh Gordin and Will Speck entered their short Culture, both signed with ICM, Culture was nominated for an Academy Award™ and they directed Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory.
  • After Darryl Wimberley entered his noir Kaleidoscope, he signed with ICM. He now has a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press and Kaleidoscope has also been published as a novel.
  • After George Olson entered his script Tesla, he signed with Endeavor.
  • After Grant Jerkins entered his project "An American Crime," we gave it to Fade In Advisory Board member, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Kazan who, along with writer Terry Curtis Fox, adapted it for the screen. Oscar-nominated director Barbet Schroeder is attached to helm.
  • After Mike Murphy entered his script "Clackers," he landed an option and within months began filming. Now titled Javelina, you can look for Murphy's film in theatres later this year.
  • After Matt Krentz and Vernon Whitlock entered their action franchise, "The Blaze Brothers," they signed with APA and landed a deal with American Original Entertainment.
  • After Frank Baldwin entered his genre film, he signed with the William Morris Agency, landed writing assignments with Sony Pictures and director Sam Raimi, DreamWorks and director Philip Noyce, and Paramount and director Pierre Morel.
  • After Mike Walsh entered his screenplay, he signed with Ken Sherman & Associates and optioned two projects.
  • After Howard Kingkade entered his short, Hole in the Paper Sky, the script was produced starring Jessica Biel, Gary Marshall and Jason Clarke.
  • After James R. Rothenberg entered his script, "The Last Resort," he signed with Original Artists.
  • After Haven Turleygood entered his genre film "Irish," he signed with Endeavor and landed a writing assignment with Arnold Kopelson and another with Joel Silver.
  • After Matt Healy entered his dark comedy Clay Pigeons, Healy signed with ICM, Pigeons was produced by Ridley and Tony Scott with David Dobkin directing and Healy landed a two-picture deal with Warner Bros.
  • After Max Mayer entered his drama Adam, he directed and sold the film at the Sundance Film Festival to Fox Searchlight then played in theatres to rave reviews.
  • After Eric Howell entered his short Ana's Playground, he signed with UTA & Anonymous Content. Now he's shooting his first feature in Paris.
These are just some of our finalists' success stories. Will you be next? First-round finalists of the 16th Annual Fade In Awards will be announced February 28, 2012. $10,000 in prizes will be awarded thereafter, including the Grand Prize. Fade In reserves the right to grant less than or no awards, at its sole discretion, if a lesser number of, or no entries meet the submission requirements and/or industry standards of excellence.

GRAND PRIZE:Apple iPad, $5,000, winning project sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.
FIRST PRIZE: $1000, script analysis by WGA writer, Waterman fountain pen, winning project sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.
SECOND PRIZE: $750, script analysis by WGA writer, winning project sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.
THIRD PRIZE: $500, script analysis by WGA writer, winning project sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.
Winners will appear in Fade In, along with press releases to the trades.

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: August 31, 2011
REGULAR DEADLINE: October 31, 2011
FINAL DEADLINE: November 30, 2011

Film Noir

Fade In Awards
P.O. Box 2699
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
(800) 646-3896
*Contestants may enter as many times as they wish. One entry per application.


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