After the tremendous response to United Hollywood's FairDeal4Writers video contest, United Hollywood has expanded the competition into the 1st Annual United Hollywood Short Film Contest, open to any aspiring writer, director, or filmmaker. Winners will receive an autographed strike poster from Hollywood's top writers, producers, directors, and actors, as well a new package of Final Draft screenwriting software.
Here's a short message from judge Marti Noxon (Executive Producer/Showrunner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Private Practice), as well as the blurb from FairDeal4Writers.com. For more information, visit UnitedHollywood.com or FairDeal4Writers.com...
Recently, United Hollywood announced the FairDeal4Writeres video
contest. Response has been great, but so much has happened in the last
several weeks that we’ve decided to make it an annual event.
United Hollywood is proud to announce that the FairDeal4Writers
contest has become the first Annual United Hollywood Short Film Contest.
We’re still looking for videos on how to get the Moguls to make a
fair deal, but we’ve expanded the scope of the contest. You can now
choose to make a film on any WGA contract issues that inspires you. If
you’re not sure what the issues are check out our blog spot www.unitedhollywood.com. Be innovative and find an aspect of the negotiations that strikes you.
Keep in mind that we’re not looking for you to talk to the camera
and tell us how you would end the strike. Videos should be
cinematically creative. Our theme for this years’ contest is still a
Videos can be no longer than four minutes. They can be any genre
(comedy, drama, mockumaentary, commercial, whatever!). All videos must
contain the phrase “fighting for the future,” and the last line of the
video must be “We’re all on the same page.”
The winner of the contest will receive an authentic WGA strike poster
with over 175 signatures by writers, actors, actresses and directors
who autographed it while on the picket line and a copy of FINAL DRAFT.
“You have a story to tell. Use Final Draft to write it.”