Today’s Deadines for Writing Festival: Novel, Poetry, Feature and TV Screenplays

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

DEADLINE Jan 31st: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
http://www.novelwritingfestival.com/

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

Novels Showcased in 2015:
45 Novels Performed
9 Novels Made into a Movie
Plus, 12 Poems Made into a Movie

Get FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

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Deadline: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

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Interview with 1st AD Mathew Dunne (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

The role of an Assistant Director on a film includes tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking cast and crew, and maintaining order on the set. 

It was a pure pleasure to sit down with 1st Assistant Director Mathew Dunne. Mathew has worked on some of the top action movies in the last 20 years, including: Starship Troopers (1998), The Last Samurai (2003), Mission Impossible III (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007),  X-Men: First Class (2011), Iron Man 3 (2013), and the last 3 Planet of the Apes movies. As of this interview, Mathew is currently working on War for the Planet of the Apes, coming out in 2017.

Matthew Toffolo: In a typical Hollywood production, how many weeks before shooting does the 1st AD come aboard the film? When setting the schedule for the production, who is generally in the…

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January 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Deadline for Television Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival: https://tvfestival.org/

Watch the 3 TV Screenplay Winners for January 2016:

Deadline for Television Pilot/Spec Screenplay Festival: https://tvfestival.org/

Watch the 3 TV Screenplay Winners for January 2016:

TV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
Written by Jameel Khan

SYNOPSIS:

LACIE BIDWELL is about a girl who’s father created a zombie virus that killed thousands. It’s twelve years later and she’s in college and still has to deal with being the daughter of one of the most hated men in the world.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
LACIE – Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
CHALMERS – Nick Baillie
HOPE – Maya Woloszyn
JEFF/BEN – Jovan Kocic
DAVID/OMAR – Christopher Huron
SAITO – Mandy May Cheetham

TV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Written by Debi Calabro

SYNOPSIS:

Life in the Fast Lane is about three very different families and how their involvement in the sport of horse racing brings them together.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
JESSIE – Maya Woloszyn
SAL – Christopher Huron
MARIA/SONIA – Mandy May Cheetham
JAMES/RYAN – Nick Baillie
SCARECROW/MICHAEL – Kaleb Alexander
YOUNG SAL – Jovan Kocic

TV SPEC – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
Written by Jen Turriff

SYNOPSIS:

In this spec of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ Kimmy quickly becomes addicted to an iPad game. As she discovers she unknowingly made in-app purchases, she has to find a creative way to pay her debts. Meanwhile, Titus battles his own obsession and Jacqueline struggles with her need to be accepted by Xan.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Christopher Huron
KIMMY – Mandy May Cheetham
TITUS – Kaleb Alexander
JACQUELINE – Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
BUCKLEY – Jovan Kocic
SALES WOMAN – Maya Woloszyn

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Director/Producer – Matthew Toffolo

Editor – John Johnson

Casting Director – Sean Ballantyne

 

 

 

Watch the Winning January 2016 Screenplay Readings:

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Deadline January 31st: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

Watch the Winning January 2016 Screenplay Readings:

ACTORFeature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

ACTORTV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jameel Khan

ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro

ACTORTV SPEC – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jen Turriff

ACTOR1st Scene -PURGATORY
January 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

ACTOR1st Scene -GUNNISON
January 2016 Reading
Written by Daniel Duane

ACTORShort Screenplay – US NAVY CINE-KODAK
January 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt

ACTORShort Screenplay – THE NEW NEIGHBORS
January 2016 Reading
Written by Filippo Santaniello

ACTORBEST SCENE – ABSYNTHIA
January 2016 Reading
Written by Seregon O’Dassey

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Directing Actors. And Actors working with Directors. TIPS

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

DIRECTING ACTORS
FILMMAKING NOTES

Film Directing and being a Film Director

What Is A Film Director? How do you run an independent film casting call? How do you get the best out of the actors you’ve chosen to bring your film to life?

Whether you’re running your first independent film casting call or into your millionth day of shooting, you may find some useful ideas here. Below, we investigate some of the techniques you can use and pitfalls you may face in casting and directing actors. A good resource for actors as well as directors!

We’ll be posting more articles all the time, so make sure you come back and check every now and then.

What is a film director? More than anything, the person responsible for bringing together the technical aspects of capturing performances with the actors who will bring a story to life. One of the most important…

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Tips to Produce a Movie

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

HOW TO PRODUCE A FILM
FILMMAKING NOTES

FILM PRODUCTION
– How to make a movie!
– How to PRODUCE a film!
– How to be the best Movie Producer

A movie producer has the most important position in film production. Why? Because they start from the top, and are in charge in the entire production. They play many different roles: the mother, the father, the lover, the romancer, the persuader, the psychologist, the soothsayer, the comic, the best friend, the teacher, the warrior, the negotiator, the arbitrator, the dreamer, etc…

The best thing to do when making a film is hire or get people who know what they are doing technically, and with whom you can be in sync, artistically.

Before anything else, the producer must know the end result of the project, and know which path the project will take after it is completed.

THE PICTURE HAS TO BE…

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Read Best of Interviews with Top Hollywood Film Crew and Festival Directors

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Read the best of Interviews this week. 

Interviews from Matthew Toffolo  from WILDsound

Interview with Stunt Performer James Cox (Star Wars VII, The Dark Knight Rise)

Interview with Stunt Performer James Cox (Star Wars VII, The Dark Knight Rise)

Interview with Actor James Wallis (Shakespeare BASH’d)

Interview with Actor James Wallis (Shakespeare BASH’d)

Interview with Graphic Designer Tina Charad (Maleficent, Fifty Shades of Grey)

Interview with Graphic Designer Tina Charad (Maleficent, Fifty Shades of Grey)

Interview with Festival Director Oscar Piloto (Miami Indie Artist Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Oscar Piloto (Miami Indie Artist Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Roger Sampson (Focus International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Roger Sampson (Focus International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Michael Wearing (The Rob Knox Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Michael Wearing (The Rob Knox Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Onur Yayla (Around International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Onur Yayla (Around International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Charles…

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