2011 Screenwriting Award Finalists Announced

From an outstanding field of semifinalists, the following scripts are progressing to the finals round: AMAZON GIRL – Ken Pearson, Tempe AZ BANK ROBBING FOR DUMMIES – Robert Keith Watson, Sherman Oaks CA CRICKET – Tammy Duffy, Sherman Oaks CA DISPATCH – Bryan Dick, Manhattan Beach CA SNOWBIRD – Jack Zafran, Granada Hills CA SPOTNIK […]

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, […]

May 10th From Script to Screen with Academy Award Nominee Mark Fergus

In concert with our friends at Filmmaker Junction, CineStory is proud to announce the next guest in the From Script to Screen discussion series. CineStory alum and frequent mentor Mark Fergus is an Academy Award nominee and writer of films such as FIRST SNOW, CHILDREN OF MEN, IRON MAN and the upcoming COWBOYS AND ALIENS. […]

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 […]

Academy Award Nominee and Mentor Mark Fergus on the CineStory Screenwriting Awards

Writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby first became involved with CineStory when they won the Grand Prize in 1999 with their script, FIRST SNOW (2006). Since then they’ve gone on to become Academy Award nominees and work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on films such as IRON MAN and COWBOYS AND ALIENS. Maureen Fox recently wrote […]