2012 Fellow Lukas Hassel on His Fellowship and Winning Script

Halfway through his fellowship year, CineStory checked in with Lukas Hassel to see how his project is progressing and how his fellowship is helping shift the needle.   CineStory: For those who don’t know, give us the logline for your fellowship-winning script, LE MECANO:  Lukas Hassel: “An introverted mechanic is haunted by the brutal lynching […]

The April Hotsheet

Each month CineStory curates the latest news and articles from the world of screenwriting, filmmaking and new media. Here are our top picks from the last month: Seed & Spark – a new crowdfunding platform just for filmmakers LIFE OF PI Writer Discusses The Toughest Scene I Ever Wrote 1982 Note by Film Execs Trashing […]

Introducing the CineStory Hotsheet

It’s easy to lose track of everything going on in the industry, but staying on top of trends is vital in this ever-changing landscape. So each month CineStory will bring you the latest news and articles from the world of screenwriting, filmmaking and new media. Here are our top picks from the last month: Power […]

Podcast EP 107: CineStory Beginnings

  This month we bring you a conversation with Pamela Pierce, CineStory’s Executive Director Emeritus, about why she co-founded CineStory and how the industry, and screenwriting, has evolved since then. One of the original recipients of the Nicholl Fellowship, Pam has been working with emerging screenwriters for over two decades. In this podcast, we discuss […]

Podcast Ep 106: The Hyphenate Question

THE HYPHENATE QUESTION – IS IT STILL POSSIBLE TO BE “JUST A WRITER”? From writer-directors to writer-producers, many writers make their mark by wearing two hats. What kinds of opportunities does the hyphenate open up? Does having a reel, short film or webseries that you directed or produced add value to your career? In this […]

One Week Left to Enter the Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest

  Don’t miss out on your chance to be the next CineStory Fellow or to attend the 2013 CineStory Writers Retreat. Enter the CineStory Screenwriting Awards today! Late deadline: February 15th, 11:59pm Entry fee: $65 SPECIAL OFFER: 2 entries for $90 If you’ve already entered one script, pay the difference and enter a second at this discounted rate. Just […]

CineStory’s Campaign for a New Website

For over 17 years, CineStory, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been dedicated to nurturing original voices in screenwriting. Alumni have penned films such as IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA, DARK MATTER and PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND. In 2013, CineStory seeks to launch a new website to provide tools for aspiring and emerging […]

Celeste Wolfe on her CineStory Feature Fellowship

“Congratulations you have won the 2011 Cinestory Fellowship!”  When I read those words, I was floored and more than excited for my adventure with Cinestory.  I had been looking for a mentorship that would help me grow and mature as a screenwriter.  I found it with Pam Pierce, Cléa Frost, Willie Hagan, Lisanne Sartor, Jason […]

Many Thanks to Our Retreat Sponsor

As we prepare to head up the mountain for the annual CineStory Writers’ Retreat, we are very grateful to Langtry Estate & Vineyards for their support of the 2012 Retreat. Established over 100 years ago, Langtry wines rank among the top medal winning wineries at professional wine competitions each and every year. Thanks to Langtry […]

Meet the 2012 Feature Fellow: Lukas Hassel

Born and raised in Denmark, Lukas Hassel left family and friends behind at the tender age of 19 to study acting at Trinity College’s Samuel Beckett Theatre School in Dublin, Ireland. Some seven years later, ambitions, opportunity, and a desire to experience New York drove him across the Atlantic Ocean in 1996. He still happily […]