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2020 TV Retreat Postponed

This morning, California health officials issued directives to help contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Based on those statements, we have postponed our March 2020 TV retreat until Saturday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This postponement gives both our country the opportunity to contain the pandemic and retreat participants ample time to make arrangements […]

Our Feature Contest Late Deadline Is Almost Here

The late submission deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is fast approaching on Sunday, March 15th. Until March 15th, the submission fee is $80. After that, the submission fee is $85 until April 19th, the extended late deadline. We often provide links to submission fee discounts in our newsletter; so if you’d […]

Meet Our 2020 TV Contest Division Winners

2020 PMC CineStory Scholarship Winner Announced

CineStory is excited to announce that the writing team of Paul Karp and Sara Dolin has been awarded the 2020 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for their script, EXTRA-ORDINARY JESS. PMC will be covering the cost for Paul and Sara to attend the CineStory TV retreat held in Idyllwild, California later this month. “The […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2020 CineStory TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, whose winning original comedy script, EAST PALO ALTO, impressed us with its unique voice and quirky, vibrant characters whose antics are well worth following into a full series. As this year’s Fellow, Kelly will receive $1,000, free tuition and housing for this year’s TV […]

Congratulations, 2020 TV Division Winners!

We’re pleased to announce the division winners of our 2020 TV Retreat and Fellowship competition. The first place winner of each division is now in the running for this year’s TV Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, free tuition and housing for this year’s TV retreat, and a 12-month mentorship with 2 Hollywood professionals […]

Our Regular Deadline Is Fast Approaching!

The regular submission deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is fast approaching on Sunday, February 9th. Until February 9th, the submission fee is $70. After that, the submission fee is $80 until March 15th (late deadline), then $85 until April 19th (extended late deadline). Entering the contest is the only way to […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Division Finalists!

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Children/Family division finalists for our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Division finalists will now be judged to determine division winners, who will advance to another judging round to determine the 2020 TV Fellow. The finalists also will be invited to attend […]

Congratulations to our 2020 TV Semifinalists & Finalists!

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division semifinalists and the Original Children/Family division finalists for our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! 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 round of judging to determine […]

2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest is Open

We are officially accepting submissions for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Competition! Send us your best work for the opportunity to attend the retreat and win the Feature Fellowship, which includes a one year mentorship with two entertainment industry professionals and a $10,000 award! THIS YEAR’S RETREAT This year’s retreat takes place October 17th […]