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Meet Our 2020 Feature Fellowship Winner, Susan Brunig

We’re excited to introduce the 2020 Feature Fellowship winner, Susan Brunig. In her Fellowship-winning script, THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS, a middle-aged, suburban housewife decides to run away and end it all until she stumbles upon an unplugged community of creative misfits and rediscovers the artist she once was. As this year’s Feature Fellowship winner, […]

Meet Our 2020 2nd & 3rd Place Feature Prizewinners

Austin Film Festival Names TV Fellow Kelly Strathmore on Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch List

Congratulations to our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, named by Austin Film Festival as one of its top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020! The list includes “a roster of promising and innovative voices, featuring writers from diverse backgrounds, mediums, and points in their careers.” It says of Kelly, “Strathmore’s screenplay East Palo Alto was a […]

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 […]

2019 Feature Fellow Kerry Kolbe Receives UCLA Extension Award

Congratulations to Kerry Kolbe, our 2019 Feature Fellow, whose fellowship winning script, SWALLOW, won second prize in the Feature Film category of the prestigious UCLA Extension Feature Film and Television Writing Awards. The UCLA Extension Feature Film and Television Writing Awards provides winners with one-on-one mentorship as well as entertainment industry exposure. For more information […]

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 […]

2019 TV Fellow Robert Axelrod Receives HUMANITAS New Voices Award!

Congratulations to Robert Axelrod, our 2019 TV Fellow, who received a prestigious HUMANITAS New Voices Award for his script TUCKED. He and five other HUMANITAS New Voices winners will be honored at the 45th annual HUMANITAS Prize event on Friday, January 24, 2020. Robert and the other winning writers receive mentorship and $7,500. For more […]