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FINALIST 
2010 Movie Script Contest

WINNER 2ND PLACE 
2010 WRITEMOVIES SCREENPLAY COMPETITION


LOUISIANA BLOOD 
"Some conspiracies never die!"

“When five victims of serial killer JACK THE RIPPER, turn up in a swamp more than a century after their deaths and thousands of miles from the crime scene, an English detective and a Louisiana sheriff form an unlikely duo to unravel the ultimate conspiracy, and reveal the Rippers true identity.”
 
Louisiana Blood is an epic thriller that follows the trail of history's most mysterious serial killer from the Victorian London of 1888, to the oil fields of present day Louisiana, combining nail biting suspense with explosive action and conspiracies galore.
 


COMPETITION RESULTS NEWS
 
WINNER - ANNUAL GREENLIGHT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION- 2010





SEMI-FINALIST - ACEFEST NEW YORK CITY 2010



WINNER - Best screenplay The Greenlight Screenplay competition November 2009




WINNER – Best screenplay and best audience vote –
Prince Edward Island International Film Festival 2008

FINALIST – Movie Script Competition 2008

FINALIST – Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2008

FINALIST – Page Screenplay Competition 2008

FINALIST – Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition 2008

FINALIST – Scriptshark Screenplay Competition 2008

FINALIST – 15th Annual Writers Network Competition 2008

1st ROUND QUALIFIER  - FILMMAKERS.COM 2008

HONOURABLE MENTION – Creative World screenplay competition 2008


SCRIPTSHADOW
2010 - screenplay competition
SPECIAL MENTION

THOUGHTS: I was juggling between Louisiana Blood and Volatile for the Number 3 slot. The twists and turns in this script were a lot of fun, and it’s just a great premise. The only problem was that it was a little slow. If a producer or manager were to work with Mike on this, up the stakes, inject a little adrenaline, this script could sell.

HOT NEWS!

As a result of this competition Louisiana Blood has garnered 14 requests to read the script, followed by requests to read Shadow Trade and Rose's War!


Recently a scene from LOUISIANA BLOOD was used as an example of professional transitioning by Hollywood Script Analyst Daniel Manus in an article on The Business of Show Institutes  website.


No B.S. for Screenwriters.
The Executive Perspective Transitioning from Amateur to Professional
                   By Daniel Manus

"Weeks ago, I listed the top ten notes executives give and one of those was poor transitions. While it may not be a
pass-inducing offence, it's often an "ugh-inducing"
offence for executives. Transitions need to be smooth,
with your scenes seamlessly flowing into each other.

There should be a natural in and out to each of your scenes. A bad transition is jagged, takes a reader out of the story and can confuse an executive as to what is going on, where we are, when the scene is taking place in context with the rest of the story, etc.

Another way is to use both dialogue and action. For example, here’s a scene transition I recently read that I thought worked perfectly: It's from a script by UK Screenwriter Mike Donald called LOUISIANA BLOOD

                                  DUKE
"Roxie’s brother Zeke runs one of them wetlands tours,Knows the swamps like the back of his hand."

EXT. SWAMP – AFTERNOON

A STUMP of a hand rests against a six-seater Airboat.
It’s attached to the pilot, ZEKE.


You see what the writer did there? He connected the last line of dialogue from the first scene to the first visual of the next scene, making it not only smooth, but also humorous."

For full article By  Daniel Manus click HERE












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