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 […]

And the Winners Are…

After another lively discussion at the finals judging dinner, we are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s CineStory Screenwriting Awards. Grand Prize Winner and the 2012 CineStory Fellow LE MECANO, Lukas Hassel, New York, NY Second Place Winner THE YARROW KING, Brad Kane, Mill Valley, CA Third Place Winner THE LONG SHORT DROP, […]

Meet the 2012 Feature Finalists

Once again our judges had some tough decisions to make in selecting this year’s finalists. Each writer below is invited to the 2012 Writers Retreat in Idyllwild, as well as being in the running for the 2012 CineStory Fellowship, valued at over $17k! 2012 CineStory Screenwriting Awards Finalists BANK ROBBING FOR DUMMIES, Robert Keith Watson, Sherman […]

Congratulations to the 2012 Feature Semifinalists

Once again our judges had some tough decisions to make in selecting this year’s semifinalists. So to all the writers who made it to the quarterfinals, thank you for sharing your wonderful scripts. And of course our congratulations to all those whose work is advancing to the next round. Each writer below is invited to […]

Congratulations To The 2012 Feature Quarterfinalists

We would like to thank each and every writer who submitted work to the contest this year. We know how much goes into every script and are honored that you shared your work with us. 2012 CineStory Screenwriting Awards Quarterfinalists A BETTER WORLD, David Heiman, Los Angeles, CA A MATCH MADE IN HELL, Marjory Kaptanoglu, […]

April Podcast – Writing for TV

  Some say we are living in a golden age of television. From zombies to serial killers to singing teens, it seems like there’s more original programming than ever. But does this also mean more opportunities for new writers? What are the practical steps you need to take if you’re considering a career in television? […]

March Podcast: Screenwriting Tips for Pros

Ever wondered how the pros do it? Here’s your chance to hear working Hollywood writers share advice, tools and methods for mastering the craft of screenwriting. Featuring Philip Eisner, Jonathan Fernandez, Glenn Gers, Meg LeFauve and Pat Verducci. Thanks to our mentors for participating in the session and for giving permission to share this with […]