Episode 193 – Kristin Overn (Entering Screenwriting Competitions)

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Episode 193 – Kristin Overn (Entering Screenwriting Competitions)



Kristin Overn began her film career as an assistant and script reader at Davis Entertainment, and since that time, she has consulted, collaborated, and developed screenplays with dozens of writers, producers, and production companies. Kristin also has extensive experience in production, and she has served as a Producer, Line Producer, and UPM on a wide range of independent features, original sitcom pilots, award-winning short films, TV commercials, and videos. She currently has several feature projects in development, including several PAGE Award-winning scripts. Kristin is a graduate of Northwestern University. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.

A record high of 6,364 scripts were submitted to the PAGE Awards contest this year, and over the course of five rounds of competition, the scripts were judged by a total of 94 industry professionals. From its past winners, 142 scripts have been optioned, 97 projects produced, and 104 writers have been hired for staff positions and open writing assignments so far. Past winners have gone to write films and TV shows such as “The Accountant,” “Maggie,” “The Judge,” “Mayhem,” “The Walking Dead” (AMC), “Bates Motel” (A&E), “The Flash” (CW), and “Ozark” (Netflix).  Submissions for the 2018 competition open December 1, 2017

In this episode we talk all about entering screenwriting competitions, answer some long held myths I’ve heard, and tons more. As always please share if you find anything interesting in this episode.


Pre Show Notes

— FREE GIVEAWAY! (AGAIN!) Our last giveaway was so popular we’re giving away another one year pass of Masterclass. Master class is now offering classes from artists like Samuel L Jackson (acting), David Mamet (writing), Ron Howard (directing), and now Martin Scorsese (Filmmaking).

How do you enter? Simple, leave a review of iTunes (hopefully a 5 star review), and send me a link and/or screenshot of the review. Contest ends Dec 8th, 2017


— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

Show Notes

Page International Screenwriting Awards – was founded in the fall of 2003.

Nicholl Fellowship – The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Austin Fellowship – Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.


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