Currently in pre-production on the First Season film THE NIGHT REAPING OF JOHN BARELYCORN, The MovieDeal! Screenplay Competition is looking to find their next INDIE script and 2009 WINNER! The goal is to produce a hit bigger than ‘Project Greenlight’ ever dreamed of. We’re looking for an original, innovative, yet marketable idea that could garner the success of the hits ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ or ‘Open Water.’ It doesn’t matter what genre, it just has to be INDIE and has to be INTERESTING!
You don’t need representation to enter. We want the best scripts in the market, which as independent filmmakers we know usually comes from up-and-coming talent, just like you!
GRAND PRIZE: A PRODUCTION DEAL!
- Yes, your screenplay will be produced! - Includes Flight and Hotel accommodations to the set of YOUR MOVIE PRODUCTION!
- PLUS, over $15,000 in other amazing prizes!
In addition to the GRAND PRIZE winner, the TOP 100 WRITERS each season will also have a chance at landing production deals! We’re working with other production companies looking for their next project. Currently, five Screenplays have been optioned from the list of 2008 Finalists. Read about LEE TIDBALL’s option agreement BELOW.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR FRIENDS of Project Twenty1!!
Use PROMO code PROJ201 when you register at the link below and get $10 OFF on Feature Film submissions, and get $10 OFF on shorts. Submit by the deadline of JULY 15th, 2009!
The Movie Deal! 1st Season Contestant LEE TIDBALL gets SCRIPT OPTIONED!
Good news about your 2008 Movie Deal Family Category winner PRINCESS REBORN; I’ve just signed an option for the script with Producer Matt Chapman (of The Matt Chapman Company LLC). We’ll be working on a rewrite (there’s always a rewrite–grin), and then start taking it out later in the summer, etc.
You should know that this was almost a direct result of my win in The Movie Deal 2008. That was a big enough deal for me to make an announcement of it on an industry email network that I belong to. Matt is also on that list and requested the script. I sent it to him and he got back to me within just a couple weeks with a very enthusiastic option proposal. He and my ent. attorney worked out details, and I signed the option with him while I was down in Burbank for the Great American Pitch Fest this past weekend.
Thanks to you and your team there for your contest and providing another viable way for us “unknown” screenwriters to get recognition, and in this case anyway, get into the game. Contact me if you need anymore info or whatever.
Lee Tidball – Writer
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