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What Would Shakespeare Pitch - Contest

What Would Shakespeare Pitch?

 

 

 

Imagine you're Shakespeare.

 

 

 

 Now imagine you're a big Hollywood studio exec. What would Shakespeare pitch to Hollywood?

 

To celebrate the 450th birthday of one of the greatest writers who ever lived, we are giving away a free script consultation (a $750 value) with author J. M. Evenson ("Shakespeare for Screenwriters").

 

The task: We've all seen crazy summer blockbuster movie trailers -- the explosions, the drama, the sex. It's glorious! Your task is to write a log line that turns one of Shakespeare's plays into one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the summer, in 25 words or less. Extra points for pizzazz!

 

Examples:

In this blood-soaked supernatural thriller, young stockbroker McB uses info he gets on an internet site run by triplets to murder his boss and take over the business. It's Wolf of Wall Street meets The Purge!

 

Set against the background of the City of Angels, Kevin Spacey takes a star turn as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice Beach. Comedy ensues!

 

Techie families feud while their youngsters secretly fall in love in this Updated version of Romeo and Juliet featuring Apple and Microsoft.

 

The prize: A FREE script consultation, which includes: reading a complete 120-page script; supplying the writer with written notes; and a half-hour on-line or telephone conferencing session to discuss the notes. A $750 value. Consultation provided by Jennie Evenson, Author of
Shakespeare for Screenwriters.

Click here for more details  

http://shop.mwp.com/products/shakespeare-for-screenwriters-timeless-writing-tips-from-the-master-of-drama

Please go to Michael Wiese Productions Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mwpfilmbooks and post your entries

no later than April 25th, 2014 at MIDNIGHT PST.

 

The winner will be selected on after 5PM EST on APRIL 26TH 2014, by J. M. Evenson.


 

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