cy-no-sure n. An object that serves
as a focal point of attention and admiration. Something that serves to guide.
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.
The 2017 Competition is now open for submissions!
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 prize packages
from InkTip and SellAScript.com. 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
- Paradigm Literary and Talent
- Icon Productions
- New Regency Entertainment
Steve Tisch Co.
- Mandate Pictures
- DiNovi Pictures