Submit your Screenplay and get it performed at the festival

WILDsound Festival

Deadline June 30th: 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

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

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Deadline June 30th: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html

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DEADLINE June 30th: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html

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Deadline: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

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Notes on CINEMATOGRAPHY – SHOTS AND CAMERA ANGLES

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

LENSES FILTERS
FILMMAKING NOTES

Cinematography is the art of manipulating light and shadow, and capturing it as a moving image.

CINEMATOGRAPHY – SHOTS AND CAMERA ANGLES

QUESTIONS TO ASK:
-What is the best viewpoint for filming this position of the event?
-How much area should be included in this shot?

SCENE defines the place or setting where the action is laid
SHOT defines a continuous view filmed by one camera without
interruptionSEQUENCE A series of scenes or shots complete in itself.

TYPES OF CAMERA ANGLES
OBJECTIVE – The audience point of view
SUBJECTIVE – The camera acts as the viewers eyes-movement
POINT OF VIEW – What the character is seeing

CAMERA ANGLES – Are the most important factor in producing illusion of scenic depth. Which angle the object is photographed.

FIVE BASIC ANGLES

EYE LEVEL SHOTS – Provide frames or reference. Audiences sees the event as if in the scene…

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7 Questions with FilmFreeway.com Founder Zachary Jones

WILDsound Festival

Today we are in conversation with Zachary Jones, the Founder of FilmFreeway.com, the new alternative submission center for Film Festivals and Filmmakers/Screenwriters. A startup from Canada that launched in February 2014 that is already becoming stiff competition to the dominance of withoutabox for over 15 years.

Matthew Toffolo – First off, congrats on announcing 1250 Film Festivals in your database as of this interview. That’s amazing in such a short time. What has been the key to your success so far?

Zachary – Thank you so much! The secret is really quite simple. We set out to re-invent festival submissions with modern technology and a fair business model. FilmFreeway offers a simple, user-friendly service that is always 100% free to filmmakers and writers. We back that up with friendly, reliable customer service from real people who care and are happy to assist our customers anytime.

MT – What motivated you…

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Watch the Feature Screenplay Winning Performance Readings for 2015 (so far…)

WILDsound Festival

Deadline June 30th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch the Winning Feature Screenplays for 2015 (so far…)

Feature SCRIPT – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here_feature_script.html

SYNOPSIS:

After a car accident nearly kills him, a young man begins to experience strange occurrences around his home, leaving him to believe that his near-death experience has opened the door between the living and the dead. As he attempts to uncover the truth, he discovers that his sanity might be at stake.

Feature Script: ORIGINS
May 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/origins.html

SYNOPSIS:

A small group of civilans and scientist flee their homeworld after an alien invasion, and take refuge on Earth.

Feature Script: GOD’S WILL
May 2015 Reading
Written by Jamison P. Derfler
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gods_will.html

SYNOPSIS:

“God’s Will” tells the story of Ian, a man…

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Watch Robin (Batman Universe) TV PILOT series episode

FAN FICTION Film and Writing Festival

SYNOPSIS:

The series follows the journey of Dick Grayson from average student to Robin to Nightwing. In the pilot, Dick, an acrobat during the summer with his parents, begins school at Crestwood Academy, a prestigious private school just down the road from the shuttered and mysterious Wayne Manor. A scholarship student, he is quickly labeled “the circus boy” and is publicly humiliated by the school jock. Offered the chance to get even, Dick gets into an unexpectedly dangerous situation that ultimately puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Watch GOTHAM NIGHTS TV Pilot Performance Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
DICK GRAYSON – Scott Clark
BARBARA GORDON – Taylor P. Martin
PAM ISELY – Grace DeMill
WAYLON JONES – Jermaine Q James
MICHAEL MARONI – Steve Shand
BRIAN ROGERS – Brandon McKnight
ALFRED PENNYWORTH – Joe Cote
HUGO STRANGE – Denis Germain

COMIC BOOK Screenplay Festival. Deadline TODAY…

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Short Script Reading: WALK WITH THE DEVIL by Alison C Hall (plus interview)

WILDsound Festival

Watch the Short Script Reading: WALK WITH THE DEVIL:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
OFELIA – Victoria Kucher
JULIET – Marsha Mason
RAMONA – Lorry Ayers
DON ANTONIO – Allan Brunet
PINCERS – Dan Cristofori
JULIET – Adam Martignetti
GOON – Geoff Mays

Get to know writer Alison C. Hall:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Walk with the Devil is a supernatural drama in which a young sex slave must choose between kidnapping a girl for her pimp or suffer his vicious abuse — all the while fully aware of the Devil’s eyes on her, waiting for her fall.

2. Why should this script be made into a movie?

The script should be made into a movie because it presents a universal moral dilemma (i.e. using others for one’s own interests), an unusual female character as protagonist (an abused prostitute) and it has a unique setting (a Sicilian…

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TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

Read a WILDsound Festival Review. Various comments and opinions from writers who submitted to the festival.

FULL FEEDBACK on all submissions. Winners get their screenplay performed by professional actors.

Submit your TV Pilot or Spec Screenplay today: http://tvfestival.org

Testimonials (updated daily):

This is most excellent. I loved the thorough feedback, and some of the fixes or easy and some require a little more thinking but regardless, I’m glad to be getting your feedback.
– David Baugnon, (The Messiah Project)

Thank you for your encouraging words and for this great chance you are giving me. If I had to rate your feedback, I would give it 110 over 100 !! In fact, it is thanks to your previous feedback that I was able to improve this piece: even when they are harsh, your comments are always constructive, thorough and motivating.
– Maroun Rached, (Elan Vital)

I really appreciate the detailed feedback, it is very encouraging and gives me very specific things to improve upon.
– Rochelle Blissett-Miller, (Axiom – Source)

That’s the most useful feedback I have received. Certainly understand the issues you brought forth.
– Andrew Vestrand, (On the Nut)

These notes are very helpful in my advancing this piece and as a new writer I am extremely pleased with the generally positive reinforcement here.
– R. Christian Frostholm (Consequences)

This feedback is clear, and very helpful. I will work on it and resubmit, much appreciated.
– Jamie Aderski (The F Factor)

Thank you for the extremely useful feedback on my script Digital Natives.
– Adam Preston (Digital Natives)

Thank you for the feedback to my script “Father Flanagan”. I was very excited to get this valuable tool and you did not disappoint!
– Chris Beatty (Father Flanagan)

I greatly appreciate the time and effort from you and all of the actors involved. It was really something seeing a reading of my work.
– Seregon O’Dassey (Absynthia)

Thank you for your feedback and notes. This is very constructive. I agree to reduce the number of characters. They can be brought out in specific episodes.
– Tomas Stanley (Pocono Heaven Lodge)

Wildsound was more than I expected. After my initial entry, they made some great suggestions on improving the script. I took their advice, made the adjustments and resubmitted the pilot. They sent back more notes, I made some minor final touches, sent it back and found that I won. Since they announced my win, they have kept me posted regarding views of the video and what I can do to help promote my script.
– John Fuhrman
TV PIlot

Thanks so much for responding with such detailed, articulate, and useful feedback. It’s greatly appreciated! The commentary is both resonant and practical.
– Eli Edelson
TV Spec Screenplay (Hannibal)

I appreciate you taking the time to give me a good insight into the next steps and tweaking I need to work on.
– Lois Terrans
TV Spec Screenplay (Supernatural)

Thank you for the helpful feedback! I’m sure my script will be stronger after revising!
– Victor Obi
TV Pilot (The Guardian)

Thanks for the feedback! Very helpful advice for my next draft.
– Ryan Feldman
Girls, TV Spec Screenplay

Thanks to you and your team for such excellent and detailed feedback. It’s clear that those reviewing the script have put a great deal of time and effort into breaking it down and assessing it professionally – and we’re very grateful. We particularly appreciate the fact that both the strengths and the weaknesses have been highlighted, so we can see what we’re doing right, as well as which elements need work.
– Sara Myles
TV Pilot (May Contain Nuts)

I have found your feedback particularly helpful. You’ve picked up on some great logic points of the story I couldn’t see having been immersed in the story.
– Ed Vassi
TV Pilot Screenplay (Our Demons)

Thank you very much for your notes! They are spot-on. I agree that the story should probably focus more on Peter’s dilemma. If it ties in with Phuc’s heroin operation though, I’d need to walk that fine line of developing the subplots enough without overpowering the main story.
– David Chan
Family Guy TV Spec

Appreciate the feedback. Thank you for the fast response!
– Cole Folwer
Masters of Sex, TV Spec Screenplay

Thank you for the feedback. I will take the notes into consideration for future drafts.
– Genevieve Heineman
SOL, TV PILOT

Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I will definitely take this advice and keep improving the script.
– Jason Mageras
Parks and Recreation, TV Spec

Thanks so much for your feedback. Excellent notes.
– John Alarid
Kodak Moments, TV PILOT

Thank you SO, SO, SO much for your feedback. I am not a “writer” by trade, so this was absolutely fantastic to read.
– Lonny Anger
Frank and Bruno, TV PILOT

Awesome feedback! Thank you so much for the time and effort that was put into reading my script and delivering these constructive notes.
– Matt O’Connor
Bad Madison, TV PILOT

 
These notes are extremely helpful. I appreciate the time / effort your team put into it! Will get to work..
– Adam Wright
Treasured Ones, TV PILOT

 

Wildsound ran the contest smoothly. They met their deadlines, delivered what they promised, and kept in contact with me throughout the process.
– Michael Kellner
TV Pilot

I just wanted to say THANKS for the feedback. It was very specific, detailed and makes a lot of sense. It helped me to consider a lot of what I hadn’t considered before. I really do appreciate the time you took to prepare this and I feel this was money well-spent. I will continue to work on this and send to you again in the near future. Thanks again
– Robert People
First Lady, TV Pilot

For anyone starting out, I cannot recommend a better competition to enter. Since rewriting my script based on their constructive criticism I have placed in a handful of semifinals and finals that I don’t believe I would have reached without their feedback and continued support.
– Kim Godfrey-Hempsall
ERASER, TV Pilot

That you immensely for these invaluable notes, WILDsound. Looking forward to submitting “Perfect Match” again in the future.
– Jeremy Ferdman
Perfect Match, TV PILOT

Thank you for the feedback. Grammar is always something that I struggle with, and thank you for the pointers on focusing on the visual rather than the reader detail.
– Nathan Cary
Inside The Pipe, TV PILOT

Thank you so much! Great feedback, so valuable!!
– Anne Eston
Health Care, TV PILOT

Oh wow. Not only did I enjoy and appreciate your feedback, it meant a great great deal to me – it’s been a while since anyone has taken the time to look at my work in such a detailed way and I find it deeply encouraging. Thank you!
– Dan Heching
Girls, TV Spec

Thank you so much for your feedback.
– Nattalia
Cube Farm, TV PILOT

The feedback was both thoughtful and detailed. I very much appreciate it! It definitely points the way for the next draft.
– Robert Herold,
Rat City, TV PILOT

I am actually very satisfied with the feedback, nothing like a little constructive criticism. Thank you and I shall work on it and resubmit.
– Alex Alvarado,
The Shop of the Unknown, TV PILOT

Thanks for the detailed feedback! I will take all of these points into consideration on my next rewrite.
– Luke Stewart,
The Age of Iron and Magic, TV PILOT

A sincere thanks for the fine feedback. Your suggestions will certainly weigh in heavily! I really appreciate the time taken to provide substantive reactions to the text.
– Dennis,
The Vestals, TV PILOT

I have been very happy with the feedback.
– Amy Champlin,
White Collar Spec, TV SPEC

Thank you for the detailed feedback. The changes have been made and we would like to submit the new script.
– Abha Talesara,
I Can’t Think Straight, TV PILOT

I am going to take your comments and make the character more likable in the pilot. My 2nd episode builds on this trait but I understand we have one shot. I will always appreciate your feedback. I know this can be a successful show.
– Jason Fuller,
Living Fuller, TV Pilot

Thank you. I enjoyed the comments immensely as it told me I had accomplished a lot of what I tried to do.
– Richard,
The Roy Rogers Show, TV Spec

Interview with Sean Ballantyne, Batman Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

FAN FICTION Film and Writing Festival

Watch the Winning Fan Fiction Screenplay of Batman “Joker’s Vendetta”:

Interview with the winning writer Sean Ballantyne by Matthew Toffolo:

Matthew: What motivated you to write this Batman Fan Short Script?

Sean: Practice, and fun, really. I had an idea to write a fan-film and cram it with all the references I could to see how far I could go without derailing it. Ultimately it was a great exercise in scripting.

Matthew: What is this script about?

Sean: I was kind of going for a theme of duality. Each major character has two lives that they live, there are two angles to everything etc. It’s not entirely evident in the end result, but my ability to write thematic explorations wasn’t as evolved back then. (I first wrote it over ten years ago.) Plot wise, it’s about the Joker murdering mobsters, and no one really knows why.

Matthew: What Batman universe…

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Feature Screenplay Submission Testimonials from WILDsound Festival

WILDsound Festival

Read a WILDsound Festival Review. Various comments and opinions from writers who submitted to the festival.

FULL FEEDBACK on all submissions. Winners get their screenplay performed by professional actors.

Submit your feature screenplay today: http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Testmonials (updated daily):

As usual, totally impressed by, and very appreciative of, the below critique! Thank you so much and I will work on the edits you speak of in my next draft.
– Michael Zamanis
Drive-Thru, Feature Screenplay

Thank you for the very informative feedback. I really appreciate the diverse perspective that was given. Again, thank you.
– Jamison Derfler
God’s Will, Feature Screenplay

 
Thank you so much for the very helpful feedback!
– JR
Not Another Vampire Story, Feature Script

 
Thanks very much for the feedback!! It was a bit brutal to read. But thanks again very much!! Now I have a bit more direction and certainly got more than my…

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