2020 TV Retreat Postponed

This morning, California health officials issued directives to help contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Based on those statements, we have postponed our March 2020 TV retreat until Saturday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This postponement gives both our country the opportunity to contain the pandemic and retreat participants ample time to make arrangements […]

Our Feature Contest Late Deadline Is Almost Here

The late submission deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is fast approaching on Sunday, March 15th. Until March 15th, the submission fee is $80. After that, the submission fee is $85 until April 19th, the extended late deadline. We often provide links to submission fee discounts in our newsletter; so if you’d […]

Meet Our 2020 TV Contest Division Winners

2020 PMC CineStory Scholarship Winner Announced

CineStory is excited to announce that the writing team of Paul Karp and Sara Dolin has been awarded the 2020 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for their script, EXTRA-ORDINARY JESS. PMC will be covering the cost for Paul and Sara to attend the CineStory TV retreat held in Idyllwild, California later this month. “The […]

More Accolades for CineStory

It’s a busy year already, even though it’s only February. We opened our Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, finished judging the TV Contest and determined the 2020 TV Fellow, and are in the midst of finalizing plans for the upcoming TV Retreat. In the midst of all this, we decided to assess where we stand […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2020 CineStory TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, whose winning original comedy script, EAST PALO ALTO, impressed us with its unique voice and quirky, vibrant characters whose antics are well worth following into a full series. As this year’s Fellow, Kelly will receive $1,000, free tuition and housing for this year’s TV […]

2019 Feature Fellow Kerry Kolbe Receives UCLA Extension Award

Congratulations to Kerry Kolbe, our 2019 Feature Fellow, whose fellowship winning script, SWALLOW, won second prize in the Feature Film category of the prestigious UCLA Extension Feature Film and Television Writing Awards. The UCLA Extension Feature Film and Television Writing Awards provides winners with one-on-one mentorship as well as entertainment industry exposure. For more information […]

Congratulations, 2020 TV Division Winners!

We’re pleased to announce the division winners of our 2020 TV Retreat and Fellowship competition. The first place winner of each division is now in the running for this year’s TV Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, free tuition and housing for this year’s TV retreat, and a 12-month mentorship with 2 Hollywood professionals […]

Our Regular Deadline Is Fast Approaching!

The regular submission deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is fast approaching on Sunday, February 9th. Until February 9th, the submission fee is $70. After that, the submission fee is $80 until March 15th (late deadline), then $85 until April 19th (extended late deadline). Entering the contest is the only way to […]

Congratulations, 2020 Original Children/Family TV Division Winners!

This year, we added several new divisions to our TV Retreat and Fellowship Competition. One of those new divisions is the Children/Family Division, which includes pilots for television series aimed at kids and/or children and/or families that contains appropriate content for younger viewers & families. The first place winner of the Children/Family Division will be […]