ScreenCraft winners and finalists have been continuing to make waves in the industry. Here are six of the most recent success stories, which all happened in 3 weeks.
2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship & 2018 ScreenCraft Cinematic Stage Play Finalist Caroline Franklin has signed with literary manager Dash Aiken of Romark Entertainment! Caroline worked closely with the ScreenCraft team who introduced her to the Romark team. Congrats Caroline!
“I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the support I got from the ScreenCraft team. After my plays were named Finalists, the ScreenCraft team contacted me and has provided on-going advice, mentorship, and support ever since. They have worked for months sending out my material and discussing who may be right for representation. This industry can feel incredibly elusive and cold, especially for playwrights trying to break-in but Tom and the ScreenCraft team changed that. I can’t believe they invested so much time and energy into promoting my writing. Getting a foot in the door felt impossible for so long, but today, I am thrilled to have found my first rep. ScreenCraft is the real deal; you won’t find anyone more passionate or committed to helping emerging writers. If you are wading through the sea of screenwriting contests wondering which ones are worth it, there is no one I’d recommend more than ScreenCraft. I’ll never be able to say thank you enough!” – Caroline Franklin
Ivan Tsang placed as a finalist in the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship and was the grand prize winner of the 2019 Comedy Screenplay Competition. Subsequently, he has signed with literary manager Jermaine Johnson at 3 Arts Entertainment!
After placing as a finalist in the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch competition for her half-hour pilot How to Grieve, Chelsea Gray worked closely with the ScreenCraft team, who set multiple meetings with managers before she ultimately signed with EMB Entertainment, with literary manager Eric Borja.
“I can’t say enough good things about the team at ScreenCraft! Since placing as a finalist in the pilot launch contest earlier this year, I’ve had my work sent out to so many people that I wouldn’t have otherwise had the chance to do on my own at this stage in my career. I just signed with a manager this week and am forever grateful for the amount of dedication the ScreenCraft team put into helping me find the right fit! Big thanks to everyone at ScreenCraft for your passion in helping emerging writers!” – Chelsea Gray
Olney Atwell was a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Finalist, and subsequently signed a paid option agreement with a film producer, and the screenplay now has a director attached. ScreenCraft played an integral part in securing the option and payment terms. Details of the project are being kept under wraps for the time being. Stay tuned for a public announcement!
“I am so moved by how much the people at ScreenCraft care about their writers. The team has stayed actively involved since I placed in the competition, readily providing help, advice, and mentorship. Securing this paid option for my screenplay is a huge step forward in my career and ScreenCraft was a huge part of it.” – Olnay Atwell
Doug Williams was the runner-up to the inaugural ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition in 2018 for his play Ship. Doug has since signed with an agent at William Morris Endeavor, whom he met through the competition.
“I swear I’m not just saying this because it’s going on the website, but there is no way I would have found my agent the way I did were it not for ScreenCraft. It was an honor all its own to be named runner-up for their new stage play contest, but the way they went to bat for me and championed my work following the contest was incredible. ScreenCraft got my play in front of some of my writing heroes who were judges for the contest, and just a few months later I’d signed with my agent at WME. Prior to ScreenCraft, I honestly had no idea how to even approach an agent. Their resources and guidance helped me reach the next level and I’m extremely grateful.” – Doug Williams
Danny Matier was a finalist in the 2016 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Competition. ScreenCraft connected him with production company, MiLa Media, who purchased and produced his feature screenplay The Unborn in the spring of 2019. It is currently in post-production.
“Tom from ScreenCraft contacted me at the end of last year as a producer contact of theirs was looking to read thrillers / horrors from competition finalists. ScreenCraft connected me with the production company. Within the next couple of weeks – I had sold my horror script and it went into production this year with an exciting new company. To have people like The ScreenCraft team actively getting my work into the hands of the right people is a testament to ScreenCraft wanting writers to succeed. If you’re a thinking of submitting a script into a competition, then ScreenCraft is one I would highly recommend. Not only for how they can change your life as a screenwriter — but because of the people on their team.” – Danny Matier