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Congrats to the 2019 Semifinalists! 

DIVERSITY SEMIFINALISTS

Atheists in Love by Jeff Jackson
Birdsucker Lane by Arun Vir & Stefhen Bryan
Brave Women by Melissa Spiers
I Know by Darko Antic
Orpheus Star by Donald G Swaby Jr
The Big League by Rene Rawls
The Clever Girl by David Carren
The Depths Below by Andrew Pearson

FEMALE SEMIFINALISTS

50 Miles from Boomtown by Florian Baumann
Cosmic Justic by David Carren
Fifty Eleven by A.S. Lockhart
Flower Girl by Madison Cross
Hanging Man by Esther Geller
How To Hunt An Angel by David Carren
Jawbone Run by Andrew Ritter
Kim by Cameron Carpenter
Luana by Danielle Erlich
Missing by MJ Palo
Porch Swing by Patti Miller
Redemption by Christopher Suarez
She Got Cojones by Esther Geller
Sunshine State, Duende by Kai Thorup
Suspended Belief by Catherine Craig
Talbukja (Defector) by Dustin Sohn
The Amen Sisterhood by John Doble
The Aviatrix and the Spear of Destiny by Clinton Izzo
The Cage of La Llorona by Karen McDermott
The Duchess of Criminality by Timothy Cheyefsky
The HERd by Patricia Nommensen
The Misfit Café by Katie Streicher
Treed by Staci Greason
West Point Wives by Ann Buchanan
Worthies of Westminster Part I: Eminent Domain by Michele Stolls

Check back on December 17th for the list of Winners.


ABOUT US:  The 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 $500.  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 SellAScript.com and InkTip.  For more information and additional 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:
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Showtime
  • The Jacobson Company
  • Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency
  • Icon Productions
  • Crescendo Productions
  • New Regency Entertainment
  • The Steve Tisch Co.
  • Oxygen
  • Mandate Pictures
  • DiNovi Pictures 
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.

 




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