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Welcome back! Wow, you must be serious about wanting to be an author.

During this ‘So, You Want To Be An Author’ series, I’m using all my WWBC knowledge taught to me by author and social media Jedi, Kristen Lamb, to help you become a better writer.

Last week we talked about why we wanted to become a writer and what it was about writing that we love so much, we need to write ourselves? And there were some brilliant answers.

This week, I want to talk about genres.

How many of you know what a genre is? Pretty much every single one of you, right?

Well I’m not ashamed to admit there was a time way, way back when they baffled the hell out of me. Huh? Is this girl a thicko, or what? Hang on. Before I’m hung, drawn and quartered, let me explain what I mean.

There are two main categories in writing: Fiction and Non-fiction.

Non-Fiction

I’ll touch briefly on non-fiction as this post is mainly about fiction writing.

What is non-fiction writing?  Non-fiction is factual. It’s real. Under this heading we find DIY, health and beauty, sports, automobile, craft, autobiographies, etc, etc. Non-fiction shows, narrates, and even gives helpful little pictures of the topic we wish to learn more about. Got it? Good. Now lets move on.

Fiction

Right, now let’s get down to business.

What is fiction writing? Fiction is totally fabricated and made up – hence why I love it so much.

Now, I myself love writing thriller and crime novels although I’m currently writing a paranormal (but that’s whole other story). Fiction has many sprogs: historical, contemporary, western, romance, science fiction, young adult. The list is endless. But, how do we know which genre is for us?

For example, as I said earlier I am currently writing a paranormal novel. But, I recently entered a competition and paranormal wasn’t an option. Instead I found ‘supernatural’. Okay, close enough,’ I thought. Paranormal – supernatural…. same thing, right?

I mean, most of the genres seem straight forward. Horror pretty much speaks for itself and you can’t go wrong with romance… Well, unless you write a romantic suspense. What does that make your novel? Romance or suspense?

If you plan on writing for Mills & Boon, then you’re pretty much covered. They have a gazillion categories for everything you can think of: medical, nocturnal, western, historical. You just can’t go wrong….unless you’re writing something that has zilch romance. Then forget Mills & Boon.

So I thought I’d try to simplify the genre dilemma a little.

Genres

Western: Howdy. If it has cowboys, horses, (maybe) a damsel in distress, a saloon and a heard of cattle being yee-hawed across a prairie between 1800 and 1890, then western is your partner.

Historical: Whether Victorian, Edwardian, or Tudor, these tend to be based around specific eras with a ton of knowledge to go along with it. If you like your history and you like your research, this just may be the one for you.

Horror: Slicing and dicing is the theme here. Lots of blood, gore, and frightening the bejesus out of your reader.

Children: Don’t confuse this with young adult. The children genre is usually aimed at toddlers and kids up to the age of eleven. So no bad language or sexual references. We don’t want mumsy-wumsy throwing a fit.

Here’s an example of how not to write for children – I warn you, it’s rude.

Young Adult: Probably the easiest way to describe this genre is to think Stephenie Meyers Twilight saga, or L.J. Smith’s (you can see her 30 second interview here), Vampire Diaries. All involving teenagers doing way much more than I did when I was their age. I was a good girl 🙂

Paranormal/Supernatural: This is a big genre at the moment. Vampires and werewolves are a hit with readers of all ages. So if it has fangs, claws, no reflection, rises from the dead, or wears a halo above its head – stick it here.

Mystery/Crime/Police Procedural/Detective: Firstly, if your opening page starts with your main character searching for her hair brush, not only does this NOT mean it’s a mystery, but I will brain you. However, if your story revolves around an unsolved crime, murder, or anything else that needs both the protagonist and your reader together searching for clues and piecing the bits like a jigsaw, then you may call it a mystery.

Fantasy: Not to be confused with science fiction, this one can be set anywhere; Earth or some made up land where unicorns, fairies, elves and trolls make an appearance – along with a magical maze and a spellbinding witch. Fantasy is totally make-believe, thank God.

Science Fiction/Sci-Fi: Futuristic aliens, robots, the distant galaxy or downtown New York; if you can explain it, no matter how far-fetched, using science, then you have yourself a genre.

Romance: Two people meet, two people fall in love, tragedy strikes, two people break up. reader cries – but then two people get back together for a happy ending and reader goes to shops to buy another box of tissues.

Chick lit: Ever read Sophie Kinsella’s Confessions of a Shopaholic or Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones Diary? How brilliant are those books? Aim at the female population to provide nothing more than humor, romance, and good old-fashioned girl power.

Thriller/Suspense/Espionage

Action/Adventure: Similar to thriller/suspense for its car chases and fight scenes, this genre is usually aimed a the male race and often uses an expert of some kind: whether ex-military, police, bomb expert, or in Sly Stallone’s case a mountain guide. Then the story will bung said hero in a jungle, dessert, or on top of a mountain. Sometime, though, if the hero is really lucky he’ll stay in his own city.

Legal Thriller: A large part of the action takes place in a court room while we run through a did-she-didn’t-she scenario. If you haven’t ever read John Grisham, surely you’ve seen his movie The Firm? No? How about Judge Judy?

Commercial/Mainstream: These are of no specific genre but are whatever is trending in the ‘moment’. They are, more often than not, plot driven and are expected by the publishing powers that be to make a ton of sales and wads of cash.

Literary: Unlike commercial novels, these tend to be more character driven. But that about ends the description. Even publishers cannot pin-point what makes a novel – literature: use of language, ability to address human conditions, it’s ‘truth’, moral ambiguity…

Right, I think that about covers it. So now it’s your turn. What genre do you write? Have you ever chosen the wrong genre? Do genre labels confuse you? Do you have a story where you are unsure of the genre? Let me know in the comments and together we’ll crack it.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Annual Short Grain Fiction Contest 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  1st April 2012
Fees:   $35 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $750; $500.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,500 words.
Contact:   Short Grain Contest, P.O. Box 67, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3K1
Country:   Canada
Website:   http://www.grainmagazine.ca/contest.html

The Muse in Alms
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   21st July 2012
Fees:   Ł0 for one entry.
Prizes:   Ł100 for first place.
Details:   The EU want to a new anthem which represents the ideals of freedom and democracy in the modern world. You are charged with writing the words which will comprise this new anthem. Max. 40 lines. Online submissions only.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   email@bardandmuse.co.uk
Website:   http://bardandmuse.co.uk

Rider Haggard Society Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th March 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. Also free society membership.
Details:   For stories in the oral tradition starting with the sentence provided on the website.
Contact:   Roger Allen, 27 Deneholm. Whitley Bay NE25 9AU
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   rb27allen@blueyonder.co.uk
Website:   http://www.riderhaggardsociety.org.uk/competition.htm

John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th April 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For unpublished short stories up to 8,000 words.
Contact:   John Gardner Fiction Contest, Harpur Palate, English Dept., Binghamton University, Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Country:   United States
Website:   http://harpurpalate.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Mslexia 2012 Women’s Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   19th March 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £2,000 for first place. £500; £250.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,200 words, by women.
Contact:   Mslexia Publications Ltd, PO Box 656, Freepost NEA5566, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1BR
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   shortstory@mslexia.co.uk
Website:   http://www.mslexia.co.uk/shop/scomp_enter.php

IF you can write…
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   9th April 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. Cash prizes for second and third place in both fiction and nonfiction categories.
Details:   We invite you to enter our inaugural competition. The contest is open to all, no fee required, with cash prizes in fiction and non-fiction categories. Entries will focus on one of the ideals expressed in Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem: If. Submit online at our web site. Winning submissions will be published in the magazine.
Country:   United States
Email:   susan.hawkins@AllThingsIf.org
Website:   http://www.allthingsif.org/if-you-can-write

Second Annual bosque Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 5,000 words.
Contact:   ABQ Writers Co-op, 163 Sol del Oro, Corrales NM 87048
Country:   United States
Email:   contest@abqwriterscoop.com
Website:   http://abqwriterscoop.com/writingcontest.html

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

2012 THE SHEILA Contest
Sponsor: Valley Forge Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00 for all VFRW members; $30.00 for all non-VFRW members
Deadline: April 7, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST
Eligibility: Participation is open to all RWA members, published and unpublished, who have not published a full-length novel (40K words or more) in the category entered at the time of the contest deadline (April 7, 2012) and within the past five years.
Entry: Electronic entries only. Total of 35 pages, including synopsis (not to exceed 5 pages)
Categories and Final Round Judges: Single Title Romance – Emilia Pisani, Gallery Books; Historical (short or long and Regencies) – Elizabeth Poteet, St. Martin’s Press; Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal – Leah Hultenschmidt, SourceBooks; Women’s Fiction with Romantic Elements – Alex Logan, Grand Central; Romantic Suspense – Katherine Pelz, Berkeley; Young Adult – Wendy Loggia, Delcorte Press/RHCB.
Judging: Entrants will receive a detailed score sheet from four qualified judges including, whenever possible, at least one RWA PAN author. The lowest score will be dropped before determining the final score. The top five entries in each category will advance to the finals.
FMI, Jeannine Standen, Contest Chair, at contest@vfrw.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

LOOKING FOR LOW-BUDGET, FEATURE-LENGTH HORROR SCRIPT 
Rey Media is looking for a low-budget, feature-length horror script. Pay is negotiable. Send script in PDF format to David Rey at reymediallc@gmail.com for consideration. Thank you.

LOOKING FOR EXCELLENT SHORT SCRIPT
Looking for a short film script of any genre. Scripts already produced are welcome – we are looking to direct it our own way. This gig is not paid; credit only. Kindly send inquiries to Ravi Shankar at 21ravishankar@gmail.com. Thank you.

AUTHOR SEEKS SCREENWRITER FOR COLLABORATION
I am an published author looking to get my first feature length movie made. I am looking for a collaborator for a script in any genre. Please contact me and send writing samples to mentalllll@yahoo.com. Please put “writing sample” in the subject line of your e-mail. There will be no pay unless the movie is sold. We split everything 50/50. Now, let’s make a movie. Mr. Shannon L. Clements

DIRECTOR SEEKS SMALL BUDGET SHORT FOR MAY SHOOT
I am a film director hoping to make a small budget short film and am looking for a drama/thriller script that can be shot in the May. You will receive a credit, a copy of the film, and screening invitations. Please contact me thru my web site contact page at http://www.deanwayneevans.com/contact-dean-evans/.

NYFA STUDENT PRODUCER SEEKS SCREENPLAY FOR THESIS PROJECT
I’m producer who is looking for a drama, family drama, or thriller screenplay for my NYFA thesis. It will consist of a complete production package for a feature film. Please attached logline and synopsis at stefania.nyfa@gmail.com. This is not a paid gig.

PRODUCER SEEKS SCRIPTS TO SHOOT FOR PILOT PITCH
BKP Films is planning to film a TV series in Austin, TX.  We would like to read a synopsis of your script, any genre. If your script is accepted, we will shoot a pilot and will pitch the show to the networks. It will be a paying gig once we are in production. Please feel free to contact me at info@bkpfilms.com for more information. Looking forward to hear from you.

STUDENT FILMMAKER NEEDS SHORT SCRIPT ASAP
Hello, my name is Chris Stone and I am currently producing a final piece for my degree at the Northern Film School and due to complications we have had to drop our project that we had been working on and are now in a position where we need to have a new project ASAP to shoot in the next month. We have an amazing crew and a nice budget and we are requesting any scripts between 5-10 pages to be submitted for consideration. We need a finished script not a first draft. Obviously you will be consulted and have input on the film but it is a wonderful opportunity to get your script made. Please send inquiries to me at chrisstone.film@gmail.com. Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

NEW REALITY WEB SERIES SEEKS WRITERS
Production company producing a new reality web series seeks aspiring writers, directors and/or producers to pitch their big ideas on camera to be judged by a panel of industry professionals. The best and most viable pitches will be selected and featured in their own episode. To submit yourself for consideration make a brief video introducing yourself and telling us a little bit about who you are, and what kind of stories you want to tell. Include one or more titles and loglines of ideas you would like to pitch. Feel free to include multiple ideas. We will accept video of any quality, webcam/iphone/smartphone is fine. Please do not make tapes, DVDs, etc. Send videos to thepitch.submissions@gmail.com or upload to Youtube/Viddler as a private video and send us the link. Please make the subject of the email “ATTN: PITCH SUBMISSIONS.” IMPORTANT: Include your name and contact information so we know how to reach you. Allow 4-6 weeks for us to review submissions and contact people for callbacks. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at dragondroppers@gmail.com.

LOOKING FOR KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE BASED SCREENWRITER
Looking for scriptwriters to develop a couple of scripts for feature films, tele-movies and documentaries. Requirements include: Prior experience in writing scripts for feature films is an advantage; Strong passion, creative, imaginative, enthusiasm are some of the characters that we need; Scripts you have done before; it is COMPULSORY that you are based in Kuala Lumpur & Singapore. Send your letter of enquiry to enquiry@anonymousproduction.com. This is a paid job, depending on experience and quality of your scripts.  Again, those who are not residing in Kuala Lumpur/Singapore, need not apply. More Info at http://anonymousproduction.com.

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER SEEKS EXPERIENCED WRITER
Academy-Award winning producer seeks experienced writer for inspirational new media company, SpiritClips.com. Must possess a mature perspective and be able to work in house. Primary responsibility will be writing short, inspirational scripts. Please take a look at our content and write a cover letter that describes why you are a good fit and supply one short (under 5 pages) writing sample. Please have at least one professional writer gig under your belt (does not have to be feature film). Pay is negotiable. Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to nare@spiritclips.com.

GETTING DAVID LYNCH WEIRD
Seeking talented and especially creative writers who would be interested in working with me on writing an upcoming feature-length film. I cannot stress enough the high level of creativity necessary for the job. I am a student filmmaker who is writing a screenplay to be shot by DSLR equipment and film crew. I am especially interested in working with other college students. This gig is not paid. Please send your expressions of interest and any questions to me (Joe Murphy) at jjmurphy239@aol.com. Thank you.

CREDITED PRODUCER SEEKS HYSTERICAL COMEDY SCREENPLAY
Currently seeking completed comedy screenplays (buddy, rom com, outrageous) featuring a leading role or strong supporting male role (25-33 years old). See IMDB Profile for Producer/Actor Matt Prater at http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1056990/. Must have completed budget to be considered. WGA rates apply. Please send log-lines only at this time to PraterPix@gmail.com. Thank you, Melinda Jeffries, Assistant – PraterPix.

NOVICE WRITER SEEKS HELP POLISHING SCRIPT
I am a novice writer wanting someone to look over my comedy-fantasy script to resolve any differences between my UK English and American English, to correctly format the script, and, if possible, find a producer. This is a non-paying gig, but I am willing to take on an interested partner, such details to be be determined. Send inquiries to Harry Higgs at harryhiggs123@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Facebook Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   First Prize: iPad 2.
Details:   Australia’s first Facebook Short Story Competition. First prize is an iPad2. Entry is free and anyone can enter. Winning entry judged by highest number of Facebook likes. Stories must be no longer than 420 characters.
Country:   Australia
Website:   http://thewritinglab.com.au

TF Worldwide Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   4th January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry. Submissions are free to TFW members.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Publishing Opportunities.
Details:   This 5000 word Short Story competition is quite unique as all entries reaching the required standard could be Winners and appear on the website as well as be e-book published in a special compendium of Short Stories. This is seen as a great initial opportunity for budding authors to Be Published. Note all stories on TFW are for family consumption therefore any subject considered to be inappropriate by the Editors will not be accepted or published.
Contact:   TFW, Bramcote, Mont Cochon, St Helier,
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   contact@travellersfriendworldwide.com
Website:   http://www.travellersfriendworldwide.com

Trosher short story competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £50; £30.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,000 words on a Norfolk theme and including some Norfolk dialect.
Contact:   Rosemary Cooper, Tyddyn, Swanton Avenue, Dereham, NR19 2HJ
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   fond@norfolkdialect.com
Website:   http://www.norfolkdialect.com

Dark Tales Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £6 to include crit;£15 to include crit and edit
Prizes:   £500 for first place. £250 for 2nd, £100 for 3rd.
Details:   Previously unpublished horror and sci-fi of up to 5000 words. All winning stories also published in our professionally produced anthology. Subscribe and enter for free.
Contact:   Dark Tales Short Story Contest, 7 Offley Street, Worcester WR3 8BH
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.darktales.co.uk

Mississippi Review Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st December 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For short stories 1,000-5,000 words.
Contact:   Mississippi Review Prize 2012 118 College Drive #5144, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
Country:   United States
Email:   elizabeth@mississippireview.com
Website:   http://www.usm.edu/mississippi-review/mrcontest.html

Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Story Comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £30,000 for first place. £1,000 x 5.
Details:   For stories up to 6,000 words by authors with a previous record of publication in creative writing.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   hannah.davies@booktrust.org.uk
Website:   http://www.booktrust.org.uk/Prizes-and-awards/Sunday-Times-EFG-Private-Bank-Award

Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st December 2011
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 7,500 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://neworleansreview.submishmash.com/submit

Home-Start Bridgwater Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st February 2012
Fees:   £7 for one entry. 100% going to charity’s work.
Prizes:   £500 for first place. Also £200 and £100.
Details:   Original stories on any theme up to 2200 words. Judging by award-winning novelist. Entry by post or online. Full details and downloadable form from website.
Contact:   Short Story Prize, Home-Start Bridgwater Area, Victoria Park Community Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7AS
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.homestart-bridgwater.org.uk

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest (published) 2012
Sponsor: WisRWA (Wisconsin Romance Writers)
Fee: $25.00 (WisRWA members are entitled to one free entry.)
Deadline: January 10, 2012
Entry: Novel-length romances w/ 2011 copyright, first printing, first North American printing date (ten categories).
Judges: Romance readers.
FMI, www.wisrwa.org or contest chair, Donna Kowalczyk, paulck1225@aol.com.

Golden Quill 2012: Published
Sponsor: Phoenix Desert Rose RWA
Fee: $30.00
Deadline: Received by Friday, January 13, 2012
Eligibility: Romance novels authored by RWA members in good standing. Titles must have a copyright date, first North American printing/release date, OR electronic print release date between January and December 2011.
Entry: Five autographed copies of each title. E-book submissions printed and bound OR PDF readable format on five separate CD’s. No ARCS (advanced reader copies) accepted. No entry limit. If you would like to donate books for the Golden Quill Basket to be given away at the 2012 Desert Dreams Writers’ Conference, please send six books.
Categories: Best First Book, Traditional, Long Contemporary, Mainstream/Single Title, Short Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Novella, Historical, Regency Historical, Paranormal/Fantasy/Science Fiction, Inspirational, Inspirational-Romantic Suspense, Hot/Sexy/Erotic, GLBT.
Judges: Romance readers, librarians.
Top Prizes: Plaques for winners in each category, certificates for finalists. Representation in a full-page RWR ad, lapel pin, and website graphic.
FMI: goldenquill@desertroserwa.org or visit www.desertroserwa.org.

SCRIPTS: From The Screen Writers Cove

Eclipse TV – BBC 3 (UK)

Eclipse TV have been given a Blank Commission by the BBC for a pilot Sitcom or Comedy Drama. We are looking for ideas for a sitcoms or comedy drama set to the style of shows such as; Benidorm, Pheonix Nights, Shameless and The Royle Family.

Our production team are looking to make a programme about one of the following subjects:
1. A sitcom about two rival Drag Queens.
2. A Comedy Drama about staff at a Butlins style holiday camp in Blackpool (NOT HI-DI-HI) Must have drama elements.
3. A sitcom about a Young Male Escort (Gay or Straight).
4. An affectionate sitcom about ‘chav’ culture set in Liverpool.

If you would like to work with us please write a spec script or short scene for one of the ideas above OR you could send us an idea of your own including a treatment. (SCRIPTS MUST BE NO LESS THAN 5 PAGES AND NO MORE THAN 30 PAGES)

Send material to eclipsetalent@aol.com

Independent Production Company Seeking Screenplays

Attention all writers ROULETTE PICTURES is currently accepting scripts of all genres. Roulette Pictures is a Canadian Independent Production Company and are looking for possible scripts to begin developing. If you are a writer and have a script either short or feature that you would like to sell or pitch to Roulette Pictures email us at joe@roulettepictures.ca. We’re open to all ideas!!! Roulette Pictures Website – www.roulettepictures.ca and also visit us on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Roulette-Pictures/117530024959980. Contracts and pay will vary dependent on script. This is a contract job. Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job!

Gritty Scripts With Female Leads Wanted

AKA Motion Productions is looking for completed feature-length gritty female-driven scripts.Scripts submitted can involve the drug trade or sex trafficking or other difficult topics. We prefer something set in an exotic location, like India or Cuba, although that is not a requirement. However, it is absolutely a requirement that the story submitted have a strong female lead. No co-leads or females partnered with male characters who are the actual leads. Basically, we’re looking for something in the vein of “City of God,” “Pi,” “Sin Nombre,” “Memento,” or “Pusher,” but with a strong female lead. Budget will not exceed $2 million. WG and non-WG writers may submit.

Please note that in order to protect this company from unsolicited calls and emails, and because this lead is exclusive to InkTip subscribers, we’re keeping their name anonymous.

TO SUBMIT:
Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
Enter your email address
Copy/Paste this code: snyuhp6jy4
You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only.

Psychological Thriller Scripts with Female Leads Wanted

Pacifica International is looking for completed feature-length contemporary female-driven thriller scripts. Your story should be set in the present day. The focus should be on psychological thrills, an element of physical danger is acceptable. However, it should NOT be an action script. Budget will not exceed $2 million. WG and Non-WG writers may submit. Our credits include “The Ring.”

TO SUBMIT:
1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
2. Enter your email address
3. Copy/Paste this code: z9hptmw25k
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only.

Ogus Film – High Brow Comedy Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length smart idea-driven comedy scripts. By idea-driven, we mean where the humor comes from the situation and not jokes or gags or one-liners or pratfalls, i.e. something in the vein of “Being John Malkovich.”

Budget is open. WGA writers may submit.
This will be for a first feature film project for a Cannes Gold Lion winning commercial director whose clients include Visa, Nestle, Newcastle Brown Ale, Asics Running Shoes, etc.
To submit to this lead, please go to:
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Enter
your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: qknx3048rz

Claudio Faeh Films – High-Finance Set in Europe

We are looking for completed feature-length thriller scripts about the world of international high finance. By international, we mean the story must be set in Europe, ideally parts in Switzerland. We are not interested in scripts about bank robber heists, etc. Also, we are not looking for action scripts. It should be more dramatic, such as films in the vein of “Boiler Room” and “Wall Street,” but set in Europe. We are not open to scripts that are currently set elsewhere.

Budget will not exceed $10 million. WG and Non-WG writers may submit.
Our credits include “Hollow Man 2” and “Sniper: Reloaded.”
To submit to this lead, please go to:
http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: 7v5sh5t2c7

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