Screenwriting Competition

News of a screenwriting competition from the Baltimore Office of Film:

The Baltimore Film Office, a division of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, announces the 13th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition.

In the feature category, the first place winner receives $1,500, an all access pass to the 2018 Maryland Film Festival, a Weekend in Baltimore Package, a rental car for the weekend and passes to area movie theaters. The second place winner receives $750, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. The third place winner receives $350, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. In the shorts category, winners will receive cash prizes.

The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is open to all screenwriters.  Submitted scripts receive coverage from students in the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University screenwriting programs and by local screenwriters and producers. The final screenplays are judged by film industry professionals including writer Norman Steinberg (“Blazing Saddles,” “My Favorite Year”), producer Nina Noble (“The Deuce,” “Treme,” “The Wire”), producer and studio executive Larry Kostroff (“The Gumshoe Kid,” “When A Stranger Calls”) and actor, writer and director, Roger Guenveur Smith (“Rodney King,” “A Huey P. Newton Story”). Winners of the competition are announced during the 2018 Maryland Film Festival on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Visit the link for more information: http://baltimorefilm.com/index.cfm?page=screenwriting_competition

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