Hi PEI Screenwriters. We are trying to gauge interest and needs in the screenwriting community here on PEI.
So please take this short SURVEY!
Once we have a handle on who’s out there and what’s possible, we’ll look into providing ways that we could provide some development support for a few projects.
If you do have a project in development and are looking for some help, send along a 150-word description of what you are working on and some of the background. Write it as though we were having a chat about what you’ve done with your project and what is your end goal.
For example, you might say something like: I have a first draft of a feature and I want to take it to the next draft. The story is about a farming family on the verge of ruin and the every day hero who comes to their rescue. There are limited locations and a small cast, so very doable by Canadian standards, etc. The theme is: Always look for the open window, there is usually one.
Remember that story matters most:
- If you submit a documentary, make sure you have a strong unique story to tell that will attract an audience.
- If you submit a comedy, make the submission funny.
- If you submit high drama, your proposal needs to draw strong emotions; and
- If it’s more of a dramedy, be sure there is some of each in your submission.
Send your answers, questions, and submission in the body of an e-mail and address it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please no attachments in the email.