Monday, October 10th, is the last day to enter our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest.
QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT
Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s 2023 TV retreat on April 29 – May 2, 2023. 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 Fellowship, who receives a prize valued at $5,000 USD that includes free tuition and lodging to 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 2022 TV RETREAT ALUMS
“The CineStory retreat was the best gift I’ve given myself as a writer. The caliber of work and mentorship was phenomenal. I know for a fact that I came out of this gorgeous Idyllwild weekend a much stronger writer. The CineStory community is incredibly inspiring and I’m proud to be a part of it.” — Libby Ewing
“CineStory fosters such an incredible sense of community through creativity and inclusion that it makes writers want to come back year after year.” — Heather Ragsdale
“I loved my experience at Cinestory! I not only learned a lot about the craft of writing, but got to connect with other writers from all over the world. I appreciate the care and intention put into the planning of this retreat. The workshops were my personal favorite, especially the one on creating our personal thematics and the pitching session.” — Allegra Givens
“An amazing experience surrounded by like-minded people in a serene environment. What else could you ask for?” David Schlow
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your career. Submit your original TV pilot by the extended deadline of Monday, October 10th to the 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. We want to read your scripts!