Thursday, May 09, 2013


WRITERS ON THE STORM TOP TEN ANNOUNCED. The best of the best are here! It's our annual Writers on the Storm screenwriting contest top ten -- which for the first time this year also adds top ten TV scripts as well. To see the list of finalists (Top Ten features and Top Ten TV) just visit Also posted are our semi-finalists (top 50) and quarterfinalists (top 100.) We will be announcing the winners shortly. Who's going to walk away with the ten grand check? We'll know on June 3rd!

COVERAGE INK SALE. Time to get those screenplays ready to kick abundant quantities of buttock. Use discount code COVINKMAY20 and get $20 off any feature analysis or $10 off any TV analysis. Expires 5/31/13, and discounts cannot be combined. Submit online at look forward to seeing what you've got in store for us and the world!
PANEL EVENT OF THE YEAR. It's comin' at ya at this year's Great American Pitchfest. Saturday June 1st, 11 AM at the Burbank Marriott. CI will be presenting Agent's Hot Sheet-Live! This rollicking 90-minute free panel discussion features five top agents + managers talking about how to get their attention, what you should be working on right now, what not to do and much more. Panelists include: Mitch Solomon, Magnet Managament, Peter Dodd, UTA, Mark Hartogsohn, Gersh, Zach Cox, Circle of onfusion, and more TBA. Hosted by long-time Creative Screenwriting columnist Jim Cirile. This is your chance to talk to the very people we're all constantly trying to get the attention of. Did we mention it's FREE? For more info:  

Remember, Pitchfest is a weekend-long event, and most of the awesome stuff on Saturday is FREE (the pitching is Sunday, and you have to pay for that.) Best deal in town, no question. Stop on by the CI booth and say hi. See you there!

AGENT'S HOT SHEET - THE E-BOOK. Ten years. Over 80 columns. An invaluable trove of crucial intel for writers. Now Jim Cirile's long-running Creative Screenwriting series is coming back as an e-book. We've compiled the best of the columns along with a handful of important stand-alone articles into a single volume. There has never been anything like this before! For the first time in one place, the top literary representatives in Hollywood are telling you how to get their attention. Packed with a decade;'s worth of knowledge, tips and empowerment. Get your 235-page Agent's Hot Sheet e-book in PDF or Kindle format for only $5.95.

LIBERATION CONTINUES. Last year, we produced an ambitious little short film called LIBERATOR, starring Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) as a washed-up, disgraced ex-superhero trying to get his life back on the rails. Since then we've been screening at comic-cons and festivals and to date we've won two awards -- Best Dramatic Short from CalShorts and the Award of Excellence from IndieFest. We're now pleased to announce that Bluewater Comics will be publishing a Liberator comic book series this summer! Featuring art by Gerry Kissell (Code Name: Geronimo) and script by Jim Cirile + Aaron Pope, the Liberator comic picks up where short left off. Please "like" Liberator on Facebook for your chance to win original signed art and other cool merch. And check out Liberator at any of the upcoming screenings, including Big Island Film Festival, New Media Film Festival, San Diego Comic-Con and Wizard World Comic-Con Chicago.  

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