Coppola clan's screenplay contest offers swanky atmosphere for creativity
Aspiring Hollywood screenwriters may want to pay attention. There is a new screenplay competition in town and it's curated by writer/director Roman Coppola, the son of Francis Ford Coppola and brother of Sofia Coppola. The contest is called Four Stories and is funded and presented by W Hotels Worldwide, Intel Corporation, and Coppola's production company The Directors Bureau.
So what's the catch? Three original screenplays for a ten-minute short will be chosen by the judges -- Coppola; actors Michael Pitt, Chloe Sevigny, and James Ransone; William Morris agent Danny Gabai; VICE magazine creative director Eddy Moretti; and vice president of creative development at Vimeo Blake Whitman, among others -- and the story must be set at one of the luxury W Hotels and prominently feature one of Intel's Ultrabook laptops in the plot. Winning entries will then be developed by Coppola and The Directors Bureau.
You can check out full details about the competition here. Deadline for the entries is August 30. So quit reading and get typing. Check out the video below before you go, though. It features actor Ransone, some ninjas, a femme fatale, and a good idea of the swanky locales you should be thinking about for your script.
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