VPYPE’s Screenplay Pitch Contest: Pitch Your Script via Facebook to Industry Insiders for Free

Contestants Invited to Submit Movie Ideas

Contest Runs February 23 – April 15, 2010

Submissions run February 23, 2010 – April 15, 2010

Top ten finalists announced April 26, 2010

Final pitch event May 1, 2010 6pm (PST)

Winners announced May 3, 2010


Milpitas, CA – February 23, 2010 – Vpype, a social video company today announced the first live Screenplay Pitch Contest on Facebook.   The contestants will be competing for the opportunity to have their screenplay reviewed by industry decision makers with the power to Greenlight their creative visions.


This is a five-minute pitch contest using the Vpype Live Broadcaster Application on Facebook. 


To enter it’s as easy as these three simple steps:

1.       Join The Hollywood VPYPE Pitch Contest group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=259144206323

2.      Visit the Vpype Live Broadcaster Application on Facebook and click on “go to app” http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=126457550345&ref=ts

3.      Once you’re at the app, click on “Start Your Show”.  Be sure to share with “everyone” and add “Pitch” to your show name!  Now, record your five- minute pitch!


Submissions for the competition begin February 23, 2010 and end at midnight on April 15, 2010.   


“The revolutionary VPYPE broadcasting technology connects creative minds from around the country and provides aspiring screenwriters with the invaluable opportunity to get their script in front of an elite group of studio decision makers,” said Julie Richardson, Producer of Collateral and host of the contest events. 


A-List industry professionals from Fox, MGM, William Morris Endeavor and other top rate production companies will review each and every pitch before narrowing it down to ten finalists.  For more information on the judges go to http://hollywoodvypyepitchcontestt.blogspot.com/.


Each contestant is allowed to record as many five-minute pitches as they’d like, but if submitting multiple pitches, each one must be posted separately.  By posting their pitches, they’re also agreeing to the terms of our waver, which can be reviewed at http://hollywoodvypyepitchcontestt.blogspot.com/2010/02/to-enter-contest-join-our-facebook.html


The five-minute pitches must be in English using the Vpype Broadcaster Application template designed for the contest.  Each pitch will be judged on their originality, commercial viability and the writer’s unique point of view.   This is the opportunity of a lifetime for aspiring screenwriters to get that meeting they’ve always dreamed of!


On April 26th, 2010 the top ten finalists will be announced on the Contest Group page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=259144206323.

The ten finalists will be given their specific slot for the live pitching event finals to be held on May 1st, 2010 at 6pm PST. 


Using the Vpype Live Broadcaster Application, each finalist will pitch their five-minute script idea to the panel of judges who will provide live feedback.  The judges will then choose the top three winners who will be announced on the group page on May 3rd, 2010.


“Vpype is thrilled to provide a way to open doors for fresh and emerging screenwriting talent,” said Shoeib Yunus, founder and CEO, Vpype.  “This contest represents my love of the movie industry and commitment to advancing creativity in the industry at large.”


Prizes include Final Draft Version 8 Screenwriting Software and Save The Cat Screenwriting Structure Software.  The grand prize includes a free consultation with a Save The Cat professional script consultant and the opportunity to submit their screenplay for consideration by our judges! 


For more details and to enter the contest, join the group on Facebook, The Hollywood VPYPE Pitch Contest at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=259144206323.


Also check out our blog at http://hollywoodvypyepitchcontestt.blogspot.com/.


About Vpype:

Vpype is a social video company committed to helping people tell their story to the world. Based in Milpitas, Calif., the company was founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs with expertise in video technology, consumer and enterprise software as well as broadcasting and entertainment. Visit www.vpype.com, our Facebook Fan Page or Facebook Application for more information.

Author: Suzanne Philips
Film, TV, Theatre reviewer. Mad Dance Skillz, Crazy in a good way.

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