cy-no-sure n. An object that serves
as a focal point of attention and admiration. Something that serves to guide.
The 2013 Competition
Is Open For Submissions!
The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope
of mainstream cinema by recognizing excellence in screenplays with compelling female protagonists and in screenplays
that showcase diversity. There will be two $3,000 cash prizes awarded: one to the best feature-length script with a
female protagonist and one to the best script showcasing diversity. Additionally, the Grand Prize Winners will receive a Cynosure
Mentorship - a meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager. For more information, please visit
the Contest page.
Judges for the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards have
been established actors and industry professionals from production companies, studios, agencies and management companies. A
partial list includes:
Cynosure scripts have been solicited by various studios and production companies, including
Fox, ABC Television, Viacom, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation, Arpil Entertainment, Mohawk Productions, Flying Freehold Productions,
Edmonds Entertainment, Klasky Csupo, Inc., Berg/Saccani Entertainment. In addition, scripts have been requested
by agents and managers from Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency, the Radmin Company, Smith Entertainment, KPE Entertainment,
Accurate Representation and Energy Entertainment, among others.
- Fox Searchlight
- Paradigm Literary and Talent
- Icon Productions
- New Regency Entertainment
Steve Tisch Co.
- Mandate Pictures
- DiNovi Pictures