Celtx partners on Screenwriting Fellowship

26 11 2013



The 2013 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship recipients for both TV and Film will be acknowledged at theWGA Awards ceremony on Feb. 1st, 2014 at the Edison Ballroom in New York.

writers-guild-awards-hdr-imgThe Fellowship is designed to advance the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing consultation and introductions to key entertainment executives and talent representatives. This is not merely a contest; it is a chance to enter an intensive program meant to foster relationships with industry professionals.  With this first-annual fellowship, we aim to cultivate a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to industry veterans and mentors.

Through the Fellowship, up to four screenwriters (TV and/or Film) will receive development and consultation with the ScreenCraft team, followed by:


  • $1,000 stipend and round-trip travel to Los Angeles* to be mentored one-on-one by industry professionals:
  • Consultation with Jen Grisanti, acclaimed Story Consultant, International Speaker, Writing Instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of many books. Jen’s clients have sold dozens of pilots and two have gone to series. She has helped several writers sign with top agencies and she has helped over 40 writers get staffed on shows.
  • Coffee with screenwriter/producer Don Handfield — Handfield is producing partners with two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner at The Combine. The company most recently produced Kill the Messenger (starring Jeremy Renner and Michael Sheen) for Focus Features/Universal.  Don wrote and directed Touchback (starring Kurt Russell) for Anchor Bay and has written or sold projects to Paramount, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and others.
  • Lunch meeting with Michael Colleary, UCLA screenwriting professor and writer of such blockbusters as Face/Off and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Meeting with a literary agent from one of the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm)
  • Meetings with hand-picked development executives and industry representatives at such companies as:
    • Warner Brothers 
    • Fox 
    • Lionsgate 
    • OddLot Entertainment 
    • Bold Films 
    • Focus Features 
    • Mosaic Media 
    • Kaplan/Perrone 
    • Walden Media 
  • 1-year subscription to a Celtx online workspace, Script apps for iOS and Mac OS X, and a one-on-one Celtx consultation to personalize your workflow.

*Round trip flight is covered up to $1,000. In the event that the winner is local to southern California, winner will receive $500 travel stipend. In the event that the winner cannot or does not wish to travel, the meetings and consultations will be coordinated via phone and/or Skype.

The Fellowship Award recipients will receive a full year of one-on-one development with the ScreenCraft team, which includes independent film producer and creative executive John Rhodes (The Grey, Drive, Rabbit Hole, Ender’s Game), script consultant and professional reader Cameron Cubbison (Lionsgate Films, Resolution, The Sundance Institute, Open Road Films, Reel FX, Attraction Entertainment), as well as our extensive network of studio executives and producers.

ScreenCraft Fellows are accepted into the program to develop the specific script with which they apply, but the Fellowship is designed to allow for development of additional projects.

Applications will be evaluated based on story, voice, originality, characterization, structure, dialogue, and overall craft.  The judging panel, selected by ScreenCraft, will include producer Don Handfield and consultant Jen Grisanti, as well as creative executives from select studios and production companies.

When to Apply:

Applications are being accepted starting immediately and will continue to be accepted until January 15th, 2014.  Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to offer individual feedback; however, information indicating final application status will be sent via email on January 31st, 2014.


Rev Up! Phone Film Festival

25 11 2013


NJTV offers internships to students! Apply now!

20 11 2013

The process of finding any internship can be a stressful one and we’d like to let you know, NJTV is here to help!



NJTV News is now welcoming interns for the coming Spring semester and moving forward. We invite you to partner with us by referring prospective students to represent your institution. With NJTV’s growing organization and offices located in Montclair and NY, the assistance of passionate and dedicated students is certainly welcomed.


I encourage you to refer any potential students with a background and interest in news, public relations and/or television and media. We are open to all majors, but are particularly seeking journalism, political science, broadcasting, TV media, communications, and/or marketing concentrations to name a few.

You will find the internship description attached here for more details.


We want to give your students an opportunity to be a part of our team as we strive to bring in-depth, breaking news and NJ-based programming to our Garden State!

Thank you for your time.




Best regards,



Charmaine Thomas

Production Coordinator

NJTV NEWS with Mike Schneider  

Schmitt Hall  I  Montclair State University  I Montclair, NJ 07043


ThomasC@njtvonline.org  I  www.njtvonline.org

Twitter: @NJTVonline


What’s a showrunner? Find out!

20 11 2013
Awesome Jobs: Television Series Showrunner  
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
WHERE: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62ndStreets)
REGISTER: www.cencom.org or info@cencom.org


In television, the showrunner is often credited as an executive producer even though their function includes much more, including responsibility for all day-to-day operations and creative decisions on a series, combined with the duties of head-writer, script editor, and sometimes more.


Join us for an evening with Clyde Phillips, who was previously at the helm on the hit series Dexter – and now leads the team that produces Nurse Jackie.  Mr. Phillips has received several Emmy nominations and is the winner of a Peabody Award and an AFI Award for Outstanding Series. Find out what it takes to run the show!


Clyde Phillips, Executive Producer and Showrunner, Nurse Jackie and Dexter
Moderator: Adam Buckman, Columnist, xfinity.comcast.net


Presented with NYIT Auditorium on Broadway and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

HBCU Fair Tues 11/19 @ ECC! Sign up at http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com

14 11 2013


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair 

Geared toward both high school and community college undergraduates looking to transfer after earning their Associate degree.

Note that high school and community college students planning to attend should register online at http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com. General information about the college fair, now in its 15th year, is also available at the website or call (732) 305-7003. 

Film undergrads submit your papers to this conference!

14 11 2013


The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is proud to announce the Call for Papers for the Second Annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference. Following on the success of the 2013 inaugural year at Notre Dame, this event will rotate to different universities on an annual basis. It will carry the SCMS imprimatur to reflect the organization’s strong support for undergraduate education in cinema and media studies.

We ask that you tell your best undergraduate students about the Second Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference, to be held at the University of Oklahoma on April 18-19, 2014. Smith College will serve as host in 2015.

Undergraduate students are invited to propose papers appropriate for a 20-minute presentation on any aspect of cinema and media history, criticism, or theory. Interested students must submit a proposal form, which can be found athttps://cmstudies.site-ym.com/?page=undergraduate.  There is no registration fee, and discounted on-campus accommodations will be available for students accepted to present.

Completed proposals should be sent by email tofms@ou.edu at the University of Oklahoma with “SCMS U Conference 2014” in the subject heading.

The deadline for proposals is Midnight CST on Monday, Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Questions about the conference should be directed to Dr. Victoria Sturtevant, Director of Film and Media Studies at The University of Oklahoma:vsturtevant@ou.edu.



11 11 2013
Nov 16-17
Choose from 10 films on the DOC NYC Student Weekend Passport list and watch as many as you like for free! 
At DOC NYC, New York’s Documentary Festival, you’ll encounter work that’s provocative, funny and unforgettable. Most screenings include a live Q&A with the director. The DOC NYC Student Weekend Passport is made possible through the support of SundanceNOW.
Follow these 3 steps:
1) RSVP 
Enter your name & school at http://bit.ly/17fZm2L
Go to the IFC Center (323 Sixth Ave at West Third Street), visit the DOC NYC guest check in table, and present a valid student ID. You can pick up on any day from Nov 13-17, during the hours of 11 am- 5pm.
When you want to see any film from the list below, take your DOC NYC Student Weekend Passport to the theater where that film is playing and go to the DOC NYC guest check-in table. Tickets will be made available to passport holders starting one hour before showtime on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
IFC Center 323 Sixth Ave at West Third Street
SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd St, between 8th & 9th Avenues
Saturday, Nov 16
11:45 am (IFC Center) 
A progressive design class transforms a poor community in North Carolina (from the director of Wordplay).
4:00 pm (SVA Theatre) 
A couple sets out to construct a livable house that is no bigger than a standard parking space.
4:30 pm (IFC Center) 
A rich, multi-character portrait of Branson, MO, a popular tourist destination known for its tradition of family musical variety shows.
9:45 pm (SVA Theatre) 
Investigating allegations that televangelist Pat Robertson diverted resources from refugee relief into diamond mining.
11:59 pm (IFC Center) 
Would-be cryptozoologists and hunters attempt to track down the legendary man-beast.
Sunday, Nov 17
11:30 am (SVA Theatre) 
Renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako stages an exhibit of large-format color photographs honoring victims of the atomic bomb.
4:30 pm (SVA Theatre) 
Filmmaker Kathy Leichter finally plays the audiotapes her mother left behind, offering remarkably candid details of a woman struggling with mental illness.
7:00 pm (IFC Center) 
The Shooting Gallery produced Sling Blade and other indie hits before getting too big, too fast.
9:30 pm (SVA Theatre) 
With candid humor, filmmaker Therese Schecter demystifies the concept and inflated importance of virginity.
9:30 pm (IFC Center) 
Renowned artist Michael Heizer attempts to transport a 340-ton granite rock over 100 miles for an installation in Los Angeles.