cy-no-sure n. An object that serves
as a focal point of attention and admiration. Something that serves to guide.
Cynosure Screenwriting Competition seeks to reward screenplays in two categories: scripts with compelling
female protagonists and scripts that showcase diversity. There will be one $5000 Grand Prize
winner! This winner can come from either category. Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a Cynosure
Mentorship - a meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager. The
First Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $1000. The Second Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $250.
The Winner and Runner-Ups will also receive a prize package from InkTip. InkTip gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts seen by a huge network of producers, reps and industry
professionals. For more information on all prizes, please visit the Contest page.
Judges for the Cynosure Screenwriting
Awards have been established actors and industry professionals from production companies, studios, agencies and
management companies. A partial list includes:
Cynosure scripts have been solicited by various studios and production companies, including
Fox, ABC Television, Viacom, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation, Arpil Entertainment, Mohawk Productions, Flying Freehold Productions,
Edmonds Entertainment, Klasky Csupo, Inc., Berg/Saccani Entertainment. In addition, scripts have been requested
by agents and managers from Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency, the Radmin Company, Smith Entertainment, KPE Entertainment,
Accurate Representation and Energy Entertainment, among others.
- Fox Searchlight
- Paradigm Literary and Talent
- Icon Productions
- New Regency Entertainment
Steve Tisch Co.
- Mandate Pictures
- DiNovi Pictures