Inaugural CineStory Podcast with Mark Fergus

  CineStory is delighted to be launching its podcast series with this Q&A session with previous CSA winner and mentor, Mark Fergus. Recorded at a live From Script to Screen event this May, hear this Academy Award nominee discuss his work on CHILDREN OF MEN, IRON MAN and COWBOYS AND ALIENS as well as answering questions about […]

From The Writer’s Perspective: Jamie Reidy

One of the writers who attended the 2011 Retreat, Jamie Reidy talks about the importance of understanding Thematic and how the retreat experience has changed him as a writer.    

Meet the 2011 CineStory Fellow, Celeste Wolfe

Celeste hails from a colorful family, with a gun-running paternal great-great-grand-father and a maternal grandfather who worked as a press agent for Chiang-Kai Shek.  Celeste is proud to be an American-born Ching-Chong despite the endured slurs of “slant-eye,” jap/gook/chink and back to jap again.  Like any good Asian, Celeste did well in academics and escaped […]

2011 Screenwriting Award Winners Announced

In late July, the finals judges gathered to discuss the eight scripts in contention for the grand prize of the CineStory Screenwriting Awards, The CineStory Fellowship. After a lively discussion in which each script was discussed in depth, the judges made their decisions. And here they are: GRAND PRIZE WINNER/2011 FELLOW SPOTNIK – Celeste Wolfe, […]

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. […]