2020 Script Submissions are now closed.

Overview

The CAMERAderie Initiative is a platform for the emerging voices, creative talents, and untapped potential of women, women-identifying, and gender non-conforming filmmakers. Women in Media has launched its second CAMERAderie Initiative with Women In Media’s CAMERAderie: Act One, a short form screenplay competition for 2020/21. Women in Media VIP and Student Members of all experience levels are invited to participate. Through Women In Media’s CAMERAderie: Act One, our community will have the opportunity to gain experience and support through networking, mentorship, and professional development, including online classes, a comprehensive weekend workshop, and celebrity table readings.

Women In Media’s CAMERAderie: Act One will have multiple rounds of competition, including a Semi-finalist and a Finalist round.

This year, the Initiative will be taking a special interest in projects that can be produced within the types of limitations that have resulted from the pandemic—in other words, compelling stories that can be produced at one location with 1 or 2 cast members and a limited crew.

Semi-Finalists Announced!

 

Prizes

All WiM CAMERAderie: Act One Entrants:

Comp code for one free entry to the Script Pipeline 2020/21 Film Pipeline Short Script competition (value $45 – $50).  Prizes include: Cash prizes and support.

More here: https://filmpipeline.com/product/short-script-competition/

Semi Finalists: 

Writers Weekend Convention jam packed with education, networking, and a chance to meet with folks who can forward your career

Portrait Session with celebrity photographer Jeff Vespa (Must be available in Los Angeles. Travel & accommodations not included.)

Finalists:

Celebrity table reading of your script

Mentorship

Custom Director’s Chair from Filmcraft

Mentors

Karen Janszen

Writer: Mars, Dolphin Tale, A Walk to Remember

Liz Pullano

Director of Development

Maggie Greenwald

Director: Songcatcher, Madame Secretary, Nashville

Andrew Hilton

Writer/Script Analyst, Screenplay Mechanic

Tyler Gillett

Director: Scream 5, Ready or Not, Southbound, Devil’s Due, V.H.S.

Deborah Kampmeier

Writer/Director: Tape, Hounddog, Split, Queen Sugar

Rachel Feldman
Director: Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, The Rookie

Fran Kuzui
Director/Producer: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Tokyo Pop, Orgazmo

Emily Carmichael
Writer: Jurassic World: Dominion, Pacific Rim: Uprising

Christina Kallas

Writer/Director: Paris is in Harlem, The Rainbow Experiment, 42 Second of Happiness

Evette Vargas

Writer: Echoes, Dark Prophet

Monica Lee Bellais

Writer/Producer: Wakefield, Shawn Pelofsky: Stretch It Out!

Nancy Savoca

Writer/Director/Producer: True Love, Dirt, If These Walls Could Talk

Ben Coccio

Writer: The Place Beyond The Pines

Martha Cotton

Producer/Director: Faith Under Fire, Cosmic Origins 3D

 

More, TBA

Guest Speakers – Writers Convention 

Dr. Rachel Raimist

Director: Nancy Drew, Queen Sugar

Tessa Blake

Director: iZombie, NCIS: New Orleans, The Brave, Once Upon a Time

Peter Murrieta

2x Emmy Award winning Producer/Writer: Mr. Iglesias, Superior Doughnuts, One Day at a Time, Wizards of Waverly Place

Idit Dvir

CAMERAderie: Act One Head Judge, Screenwriting Associate Professor at Howard University, Washington DC

Bola Ogun, Director: God Friended Me, Lucifer, Queen Sugar, Legacies  

 

Tiffany Boyle, President of Packaging and Sales, Ramo Law

Check back often for more announcements! 

Celeb Table Read

Tamlyn Tomita

Star Trek: Picard, Man in the High Castle, The Good Doctor

Amy Hargreaves

13 Reasons Why, Homeland, Blue Ruin

Julie Ann Emery

Bosch, Preacher, Catch 22, Better Call Saul

Kelsey Scott

How to Get Away with Murder, Insecure, 12 Years a Slave

Check back often for more announcements! 

Eligibility 

Women In Media’s CAMERAderie: Act One will accept script submissions for short narrative films, proof of concept, and short-form pilots between August 3 – September 9, 2020.  Only Women in Media VIP or Student Members in good standing with a WiM Crew Profile will be eligible to participate. Apply here. Note: Membership review may take up to 2 weeks.

Women in Media Writers Group Members will enjoy early submission access and special pricing from August 3 – August 16, 2020. If you have not yet joined one of our Writers Groups, get on the list to join

Apply For Membership

If you are not a VIP or Student Member, there is still time to apply and participate in the Women In Media’s CAMERAderie: Act One Initiative along with many other benefits of a Women in Media annual membership.  Apply here

Judging

The Judges Panel is comprised of over 20 professional filmmakers, educators, and feature and television screenwriters from across the country.  When evaluating submissions, the Judges Panel will focus on the following criteria: story, originality, protagonist, dialogue and producibility.  

Semi-Finalist Scripts

Semi-Finalists will be notified by Women in Media on October 6, 2020. All Semi-Finalists will be required to attend a virtual 2-day Seminar over the weekend of October 24 – 25, 2020 as well as a virtual meeting with WiM Executives & Select Mentors. Following the seminar and meeting, Semi-Finalists will be expected to rewrite/polish their scripts for resubmission by October 31, 2020 for a final round of review by the Final Judges Panel. 

Finalist Scripts

Finalists will be notified by Women in Media on November 6, 2020. Finalist winners will hear their scripts read aloud by a Celebrity Cast at a Virtual WiM Hosted Table Read on or around November 14, 2020. Finalist Scripts are eligible for consideration in future CAMERAderie Productions.

CAMERAderie: Act One RULES

  • Submissions must be accompanied by the appropriate nominal admission fee.
  • Submission must be uploaded by 11:59 PM (Pacific) on the date of the appropriate deadline. 
  • Submissions must be in PDF format.
  • Submissions without a log line on the application forms will be automatically disqualified.
  • Scripts must not include any identifying information on the title page or any other page of the script (do not include the author’s name, address, phone number, email).
  • Scripts must be in English and narrative in nature.
  • Scripts must follow industry-standard formatting.
  • Scripts must no more than ten pages—excluding the Title Page.
  • Scripts must be written and solely owned by the Entrant as the Sole Author.
  • Scripts must consist of only original work. No adaptations or work based in whole or in part on prior IP – fiction or non-fiction, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced. Exceptions: Entrant’s own fictional writing or own life story. 
  • Scripts must be final. Scripts may not be resubmitted at any time during the submission windows.
  • Scripts must be capable of being shot within 2 or 3 days, with no more than 8 speaking roles and no more than 4 locations.
  • Scripts that do not follow the Rules as set forth will be automatically disqualified.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entry.
  • Entrants may submit up to two different scripts, provided that each script is separately submitted and accompanied by the appropriate admission fee. 
  • Entrants must be WiM VIP or Student Members in good standing and must have a WiM crew list profile. Apply here.
  • Entrants must sign the Parity In Action Pledge.
  • Semi-Finalists may be required to participate in an in-person or virtual interview.
  • Semi-Finalists must participate in a 2-day Virtual Seminar Weekend hosted and led by industry professionals on October 24 – 25, 2020 as well as a virtual meeting with WiM Executives & Select Mentors.
  • Finalists will be referred to mentor(s) whenever possible.
  • Finalists will be required to participate in a Virtual or In-person table read on or about November 14, 2020. 
  • Finalists will be required to sign our CAMERAderie: Act One Agreement.
  • Finalists will have rights in the finished project, and should the project be produced, WiM will receive on-screen logo placement and a thank you in the end credits.
  • WiM reserves the right to record any and all events surrounding CAMERAderie: Act One. WiM owns any and all recordings and may use the recorded content for promotional purposes, and in its presentations. Table read content may be used only by WiM (for confidentiality purposes) in accordance with union rules and regulations. 
  • Entrant’s participation in CAMERAderie: Act One automatically gives WiM the option to produce any Finalist projects within the six (6) month period following its published status as a Finalists. All Entrants with Finalist projects must sign an Option Agreement.
  • All submissions and payments are final.

Any questions? Please email us info@womenNmedia.com

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