Congratulations to our 2021 TV Division Semifinalists & Finalists!

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We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division semifinalists and the Children/Family division finalists for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest.

Many thanks to our hardworking judges, who read tirelessly and whose assistance we could not exist without.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Semifinalists in the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy divisions now advance to the finalist round, after which there will be another judging round to determine division winners and finalists. Finalists in the Children/Family division advance to another judging round to determine the division winner. Division winners advance to another judging round to determine the 2021 TV Fellow.

The TV Fellow, division winners, and finalists will be invited to attend the retreat. Any remaining spots will be offered to division semifinalists and quarterfinalists.

2021 VIRTUAL TV RETREAT

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 TV retreat will be a virtual event. As during live events, retreat attendees receive three one-on-one, hour and a half sessions with CineStory mentors during which they can discuss everything from the project they submitted for feedback to jump starting their writing careers. For an additional fee, retreat attendees also have the option to add a fourth mentor session.

The virtual retreat also will include our unique informal sessions, comedy and drama writers’ rooms, virtual happy hours, writers’ hangout rooms with mentor AMAs, and a lunchtime guest speaker series.

Our goal is to create as valuable and collaborative an environment as our usual in-person retreat.

OUR 2020 VIRTUAL RETREAT ALUMNI SAY IT BEST

Says Greg Fortier, a 2020 virtual TV retreat attendee of his experience, “Despite all things 2020, I able to come out of the virtual CineStory equipped with exactly what I had hoped an in-person retreat would’ve provided: mentors with whom I genuinely connected and a supportive, brilliant community of writers.”

Click here for additional information about the TV retreat and fellowship and for additional testimonials from 2020 virtual TV retreat attendees.

2021 TV CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS & FINALISTS

2021 ORIGINAL DRAMA SEMIFINALISTS

THE ACADEMY by Brit Cowan

AMY: AN AMERICAN COMPOSER by Lillie Gardner

AT RISK by Alex Thomas

CIRCLE OF THIEVES by Thomas Gaunt

D1 by Brooke Buffington & Maddy Curley

DEAD NAME by Audrey Webb

DEATH OF A REVOLUTION by Marshall Ferrin

DON’T FORGET ME WHEN I’M GONE by Rachel Brethauer

ELECTION DAY by Kyle Bown

THE ENVOY by Toby Elliott

FINDING SATOSHI by Shruti Saran

GHOSTRUNNER by Jonathan Flicker

HOMECOMING by Rae Binstock

INTERNITY by Brian Cohen

MURDER BALLADS by Jennifer Dunn

MYSTIK by Craig Fleming & Chris Webster

THE NEW GUYS by Margaret Lazarus Dean

NIAGARA FELL by David Pirinelli

ODD BODS PILOT – CURTAIN GIRL by Katherine Eyres

PAPERGIRL by Louisa Makaron

REBRANDED by Carolina Ribeiro

SOCRATES H, BEHAVIORAL DETECTIVE by Kimon Koufogiannis

THANK GOD FOR MISSISSIPPI by Alexie Basil

WHITE LOTUS by Ryan Williams

2021 ORIGINAL COMEDY DIVISION SEMIFINALISTS

AREA 51 by Josh Smooha

BITCHALICIOUS by Christa butler

BREAK A LEG! by Brian Laughran

CODENAME: MAME by Catherine Vouvray

(DIS)CONNECTED by Jaime Osnato

GOOD VIBES ONLY by Kyra Jones

HALLE HAD CANCER, OK? by Kate Herzlin

HEARTH by Dalton Short

HOW TO SCORE by Honora Talbott

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING by Nick Hurwitch

INVENTOR MAN by Ryan Stanisz

JERSEY SURE by Holly Mills

JUDGMENTAL by Loic Pichot

A LITTLE RACE-ISH by Ursula Taherian

LIVING OUT LIVE by Barry Hite

LUCKY PENNY by Shelley Dennis

MID LIFE by April Hartmann

MUSIC STREET by Tony Ferrendelli, Tonia Kempler, Al Finocchio

POLITICAL SCIENCE by Jordan Hall

THE RELATIVES by Elanie Little

SNOWFLAKE by Wilandrea Blair

SWIPE by Alex Arabian

THAT’S LIFE – “MOVING DAY” by Alexander Colbeth

TRAPPED QUEENS by Patrick Mensah-Boadi

2021 ORIGINAL SCI-FI/FANTASY DIVISION SEMIFINALISTS

APOLLO 19 by Ray Gettman Bush

ASSIGNMENT: CENSORED by Richard Krzemien

CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Wendy Pierce

ECTOGIRLS by Elena Perez

FAN THEORY by Brian LaPerche

THE FUTURE NOT PROMISED by Amber Beard

HOLLOW EARTH by Michael Natale

NZR by Leon Masters

PRACTICAL MAGIC by Brady Caverly

REVELATIONS by John Gilligan

RIPPED by Raymond Urrutia

SAMURAI STACY by Brendan Boogie

SANTA MUERTE by Dougal Stark

SAVANT by John Gilligan

SOLARIUM by Todd Zing & Irish Rivera

2021 ORIGINAL CHILDREN/FAMILY FINALISTS

MADAME PELLEGRINO by Raquel Cedar

A PINCH OF TIME by Ed Robinson

SMASH by Chris Bolton

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