2019 Feature Contest Quarterfinalists

We’re excited to announce the 2019 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! The talent displayed by the submissions blew us away, and we commend everyone who allowed us to read their work. A COMPETITIVE YEAR There were almost 500 submissions this year, which made deciding on just 66 quarterfinalists a difficult task. It took our dedicated judges hours […]

First Person: Robert Axelrod

Recently, CineStory’s Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli caught up with the 2019 CineStory TV Fellow, Robert Axelrod as part of our First Person interview series. Robert is based in Los Angeles and, when not writing, works as a legal assistant at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP as a legal assistant. In addition to winning the CineStory […]

Submit Now to Our TV Contest!

CineStory is in the thick of our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest submission period. Take advantage of our regular submission price of $60 by submitting before July 8th, and be sure to explore the contest’s new divisions. CineStory selects 25 emerging screenwriters through its annual TV competition for a 4-day intensive retreat held in […]

2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is Open, With New Divisions!

Submissions for CineStory’s 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until May 20th. This year, we’ve revamped the contest and are excited to accept TV pilots in the following divisions: ORIGINAL DRAMA – 1 HOUR SERIES The pilot episode of your original one hour […]

Last Day to Enter the 2019 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest

Today is the last day to enter this year’s Feature Retreat & Fellowship contest! Send us your best work for the opportunity to attend the retreat and possibly win the Feature Fellowship, which includes a one year mentorship with two entertainment industry professionals and a $10,000 award! This year’s retreat takes place October 19th – […]

2019 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Deadline Extended!

If you thought you missed the deadline for this year’s Feature Retreat & Fellowship, never fear – we’ve extended the deadline until MONDAY, APRIL 22nd. send us your best work for the opportunity to attend the retreat and possibly win the Feature Fellowship, which includes a 1 year mentorship with 2 entertainment industry professionals and […]

2019 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest: One Week Left to Enter!

An Interview with Lisa Callamaro

  We’re hosting an exciting one-day seminar The Business of ‘The Biz’ on Saturday, March 30th from 10 am until 4 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles. The seminar features Lisa Callamaro, head of the management and production company Story & Voice, who will discuss the tools writers, producers, and filmmakers alike need to successfully […]

Today’s the Deadline!

Today’s the last day to enter your screenplay in the 2019 CineStory Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition at the late deadline rate!

Our Late Deadline is Approaching

The late deadline for our 2019 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is on Monday, March 11th, which is just around the corner! By entering the contest, you get the chance not only to attend the feature retreat on October 19th – 22nd, but also to be our Grand Prize Fellowship winner. The Fellowship includes free […]