Announcing Nicaragua Writers’ Retreat Semi-finalists!

By March 16, 2017Blog

In partnership with Alta Retreats, we’re thrilled to announce the semi-finalists for this unique screenwriting contest for a free trip to our writers’ retreat on the pristine Emerald Coast of Nicaragua — coming up in only two months!  Up to 18 writers will be accepted to this program to work with acclaimed screenwriting instructor Jen Grisanti!

Jen has worked with over 800 writers specializing in television, features and novels. Due to her guidance, seventy-five of her clients have staffed as writers on television shows, forty of her clients have sold scripts, and five of those pilots have gone to series! Registrations for this program are still being accepted here.

The below writers have been selected as the top 35 semi-finalists.  The grand prize winner will be determined from this list by March 28th, 2017 – announcing very soon!

Congratulations to these talented writers:

Jeffrey Aarles The Golden Dolly
Missak Artinian Like & Subscribe
Liz Belile A Self Made Man
Chelese Belmont False Targets
Mark Bowes Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Kevin Broome The Bicycle Day
Nick Cammilleri The Snowman
Matthew Coleman The Trader of Tibet
Diana Davis-Dyer The Hunt
Sherry Engle Leaving Winsome
Lisa Franek Indebted
Mark Freiburger CONTRA
Samantha Guveli Diva
Lauren Hendler The Genuine Article
Rachel Horder Reboot
Brandondon Kelley Rosa, Por Otro Nombre [Rosa, by Another Name]
Chase Kinney Jonah
Bear Kosik My Life With Cats
Sam Kozel the fuck it list
Bernard Leed Daddy
Trish MacEnulty Gilded Cages
Chris Marshall Granted
Edward Martin Through the Night
Roslyn Muir Matter
Forrest Naylor Wonderfully Extraordinary & Excitingly Strange
Chelsea Perrotty Ivy’s Seasons
Taryn Procsal Disgusting Animals
Nikolaus von Uthmann PICCOLO
Eugene Ramos Newton’s Laws of Emotion
Bill Robertson From My Shelf Books vs. The Evil Empire
Jaime Saginor Empath
David Stieve The Hills Only Have Eyes For You
Chryss Terry Blowback
Paige VanTassell Required Volunteering
Cara Winter Evolution