Premier Screenwriting Competition 2009
‘From page to screen’
Writers International Premier Screen Talent: First Judge Announced
Vibe Tv are pleased to announce the first judge on the Wipst juding panel – John Rhys Thomas
John Rhys Thomas is a graduate whose career spans education and the arts. As a university student he performed regularly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe playing such diverse roles as First Voice in Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’, Proteus in Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona ’. Scrivens in ‘A Scent of Flowers’ and Chekhov in a play of the same name that toured the U.K. Other roles have included best actor awards as Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice ’ and Pop Dennison in ‘The Wooden Dish’. He worked for the B.B.C. Drama as production Manager for the B.A.F.T.A. award winning television play ‘Shadowlands’ with Claire Bloom and Joss Ackland. He is a founder member of The Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain having directed the poet’s work ‘Under Milk Wood’ in the U.K. and North America including New York, Ohio, Toronto and Vancouver while he is presently the Society’s Chairman. Today he works for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as an examiner of Performance and Communication, travelling extensively in the United Kingdom and abroad while continuing to work as a director. Get your entries in now, there is just over 10 weeks left until the closing date.
WIPST is a new competition looking for raw talent, and the winning writer will see a pilot of their script on screen. It is so difficult to break into the business, to get seen or heard, but with a short movie/television programme to show you can enter film festivals or send it to directors and producers and all the people that make things happen.
Vibe Tv.Tv Ltd is an industry partner looking for great stories in any of the following genres: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Horror, Romantic Comedy, Thriller/Suspense, Documentary, Fantasy, Ghost and Open genres. Our Mission is to create an opportunity for screenwriters to have a 10 min pilot of their work made available for distribution, e.g. to film festivals or Production/TV/Film companies to promote their work and to generate funding for the full project. The closing date is November 30th 2009, and the overall winner will be announced on January 18, 2010. A pilot (10 minutes) will be commissioned to promote the screenplay which will be filmed in March/April 2010 at an appropriate location for the screenplay. For more information about how you can enter the competition, download the attachments, or visit www.vibetv.tv