The final submission deadline for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is fast approaching on MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH!
We’re excited to read submissions in all four divisions: original drama, original comedy, original sci-fi/fantasy, and original children/family. Click hereClick here to learn more about our TV contest divisions.,
QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT
Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend our 2021 TV retreat on March 20th – 23rd. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors, participate in “informal rooms,” socialize with other attendees and mentors, and attend other special events. In addition, attendees participate in a mock Drama and a mock Comedy writers’ room so they can experience what it is like inside an actual TV writers’ room.
QUALIFY TO WIN THE FELLOWSHIP
All entrants are also considered for our CineStory TV Fellowship. The TV Fellow receives a prize valued at $5,000 USD that includes free tuition and lodging for the TV Retreat, a $1,000 cash prize, and a 12-month mentorship from 2 industry mentors to help enhance the Fellow’s career path.
MEET OUR MENTORS
CineStory mentors are committed industry professionals who work with retreat attendees to improve their craft and enhance their projects’ marketability. CineStory mentors include key creative personnel for shows like MR. ROBOT, THE 100, MAD MEN, BILLIONS, THE EXPANSE, NEW GIRL, THE NIGHT SHIFT, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, I’M SORRY, HALT & CATCH FIRE, and many more. Click here to learn more about our mentors.
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
CineStory alumni have gone on to direct or write for TV shows including THE EXPANSE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, HAPPY TOGETHER, ANDI MACK, BOOMERANG, SUPERNATURAL, THE GLADES, and GRAY’S ANATOMY.
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE 2020 TV RETREAT
“The CineStory TV retreat gave me the space to receive professional notes on scripts I’ve written and want to improve, in addition to putting me in the same space as like-minded writers…” – Danielle Schwartz
“What I loved so much about CineStory wasn’t just improving upon my writing skills, but also that it’s such a nurturing and supportive environment. You will get torn down but you will also be lifted up and set up for success.” – Sara Dolin
“The CineStory retreat is an extremely informative, nurturing, constructive and fun weekend where writers learn to become better writers and pitchers through bonding with fellow writers and seasoned industry professionals. Highly recommend!” – Paul Karp
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your career. Submit your original TV pilot by the extended deadline of Monday, October 26th to the 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. We want to read your scripts!