Entries by Colette Sartor

Glen Gers – July 21st From Script to Screen

Fourth in the series: Glenn Gers  Thursday July 21st 7-9pm The Station @ The Working Village 212 Marine Street suite 100 Santa Monica CA 90405 Ph: 310-450-7070 Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 at the door CineStory: $17 Acclaimed writer-director Glenn Gers has experienced both sides of the screenwriting coin. From big budget Hollywood pics such […]

2009 Finalist Mark Grisar on His CineStory Success Story

In 2009, Mark Grisar participated in one of CineStory’s “fly-on-the-wall” sessions at their annual screenwriting retreat. He sat in a chair and pitched a movie idea to a group of producers, a story about a rapper who switches to “easy listening” music after a failed publicity stunt turns into a near-death experience, and then pretended […]

2011 Screenwriting Award Semifinalists

The following writers and scripts are moving on to the next round of the contest. Each writer/team is now invited to the 2011 Writers Retreat, taking place in Idyllwild from September 24th-27th and each is in the running for our 12-month mentorship program, the CineStory Fellowship. Congratulations to all! 1 – Bryan Marvis & Lynn […]

2011 Screenwriting Awards Quarterfinalists

We thank each and every writer for allowing us the opportunity to review this year’s entries. After much deliberation, here are the scripts and writers advancing to the next round: 1 – Bryan Marvis & Lynn Marvis, Oceanside OR 49th DAY – Craig Peters, Eagle Rock CA A COWARD NEVER BLED – Eduardo A. Garcia, […]

First From Script to Screen Event – April 6th!

No normal writer Q&A, From Script-to-Screen is a creative and practical autopsy of how a script goes from the the written word to the silver screen. These evenings will provide detailed insight into how produced writers conceived their story, approached the writing process, had their screenplay picked up and what happened to their script during […]

Interview With Writer-Directer and CineStory Alum Daniel Barnz

When Daniel Barnz heard his name announced as the grand-prize winner of CineStory’s annual screenwriting awards for his screenplay Phoebe in Wonderland in 1996, he was thrilled. “I remember this really vividly. We were in this auditorium, and they were announcing the winners. Mine was the last name that was called,” Barnz said. “It was […]