2010 Movie Script Contest
WINNER 2ND PLACE
2010 WRITEMOVIES SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
"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
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
2010 - screenplay competition
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.
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
ago, I listed the top ten notes executives give and one of those
was poor transitions. While it may not be a
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.
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
"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