Here’s info on the Call for Entries for the JOHN MILIUS SCREENWRITING AWARD / TALNEXUS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION.
Winners will receive prizes including a $2,500 Stipend along with a 12-week paired mentorship with a top hollywood writer, introductions to top Managers, and more.
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TALNEXUS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
HOME OF THE JOHN MILIUS SCREENWRITING AWARD
Taliesin Nexus is now accepting SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS for feature films, short films, and TV Pilots for the 2019 season of the TalNexus Screenplay Competition.(home of the John Milius Screenwriting Award)
John Milius is the most iconic screenwriter of the last 50 years – from classic lines such as “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like, victory.” in Apocalypse Now, to Clint Eastwood’s “Do I feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?” as Dirty Harry, and many others. Milius is responsible for some of cinema’s most iconic moments as one of Hollywood’s legendary screenwriters,
Milius was the force behind the film that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star, Conan the Barbarian. He wrote and directed The Wind and the Lion, Big Wednesday, and the cult classic Red Dawn. When Steven Spielberg asked his friend John Milius to write a monologue for Robert Shaw’s character, Quint, in Jaws where he tells the story of surviving a sinking WWII naval ship, he delivered a masterfully hand-written ten page work of art.
Milius’ career was filled with being hired to punch up scripts for blockbuster hit films such as The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger, and he was even the inspiration of the character Walter in the Cohen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski.
We look forward to identifying writers and screenplays worthy of the award named after one of the most acclaimed screenwriters of the past 50 years.
The John Milius Screenwriting Award is handed out in three categories:
Must be an original screenplay or an adapted screenplay, between 65 pages (minimum) and 130 pages (maximum).
Any length up to no more than 30 pages (may be as short as one page).
TV Series Pilot:
Must be original series pilot ( NO spec scripts) between 20 pages (minimum) and 65 pages (maximum).
– The winning feature film writer will be awarded the TalNexus Writing Fellowship
– You’ll be paired up with an industry veteran screenwriter for 12 weeks to write full series pitch and pilot script.
PLUS – The fellow will be paid a $2,500 stipend for the 12 week fellowship.
– Once a project has been written, it will be sent to various literary managers in our network for consideration.
– Complete script analysis in person (or by video chat) from screenwriter and script consultant Paul Guay (conceived and co-wrote the Jim Carrey starrer Liar Liar, at the time of its release the sixth highest-grossing comedy in history; co-writer of The Little Rascals and Heartbreakers).
– Series Pilot winning writers receive an automatic invite into the TalNexus Film Lab, our flagship program that grants a $10,000 budget toward the production of a short film or series pilot.
– The fellow will be paid a $2,500 stipend for the 12 week fellowship.
PLUS – You will be paired with an industry mentor and embark on a 100 day development of a new short film or series idea. (Please note: The winning series pilot script will not be produced in the film lab, due to the nature of how the program works.)
– Short Film winning writers receive an automatic invite into the TalNexus Film Lab, our flagship program that grants a $10,000 budget toward the production of a short film or series pilot.
PLUS – You will be paired with an industry mentor and embark on a 100 day development of a new short film or series idea. (Please note: The winning short film script will not be produced in the film lab, due to the nature of how the program works.)
– All winners will be invited to the SmashCut CineFest Los Angeles premiere and introduced as the winners of the SmashCut Screenplay Competition and handed an award.
Awards are subject to change based on the program schedule of Taliesin Nexus
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:
August 31st, 2019
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SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY:
Submit your screenplay no later than August 31st, 2019 at:
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER:
Taliesin Nexus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping advance the careers of storytellers, filmmakers, and writers by connecting them with industry professionals through workshops, our film lab, mentorships & fellowships, scholarships, and internships.
ABOUT THE JUDGES:
Craig currently is co-executive producer on Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC television. As a screenwriter, Craig wrote PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTENING THIEF, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN starring Steve Martin, and wrote for the tv series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.
SARA ANNE FOX
Sara Anne Fox is a former development executive and producer with over 40 years in the film industry. Sara played a vital role in the conception and development of over 25 screenplays, three published novels and three produced films: MY FAVORITE YEAR, NOSFERATU, and the Oscar winning film QUEST FOR FIRE. For over 20 years, she has used her skills as a writing coach and story editor with screenwriters and novelists to strengthen character development, clarify motivation and improve story structure and plot.
Besides serving as director John Milius’ historical advisor on the highly-rated Teddy Roosevelt mini-series Rough Riders, Dan is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and screenwriter whose credits as a director, producer or writer include many History Channel and Discovery Channel shows such as Law Enforcement Snipers, The True Story of the Black Sheep, Comanche Warriors, The Battle of New Orleans, The O.K. Corral Gunfight, The Donner Party, and The Lincoln Plots. He has also directed or produced episodes of various cable series including Mail Call and Unsolved History. He co-wrote the History Channel two-hour special Boone and Crockett: The Hunter Heroes that won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Documentary Script in 2002. Dan has written three produced action films for legendary producer Roger Corman including ‘Nam Angels, and has had several feature film scripts optioned. His documentary Jeff Cooper: A Man in Full, was recently released on DVD. Dan is co-owner of Velvet Martini Entertainment in Van Nuys, California and is currently partnered with Insight Studios of Vancouver, Canada.
SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY NOW:
Submit your screenplay no later than August 31st, 2019 at: