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May 2018

Screenwriter Patrick Byrne Signs with Literary Manager via Coverfly

By | Announcements, Success Stories

We’ve got another writer to congratulate: Patrick Byrne was discovered by literary manager Gavin Dorman via Coverfly! In the past couple years Patrick has received accolades from PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, WeScreenplay, ScreenCraft and the Nashville Film Festival.

Two of Patrick’s screenplays have been featured recently as top projects on The Red List – most notably, his feature screenplay The 405.

Patrick Byrne was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. For the last ten years he worked in TV and film (LOST as a production assistant for four seasons, and on the movies BATTLESHIP and INCURSION). He is a screenwriter and teacher. He currently lives in Japan with his wife and son.

Gavin Dorman signed Patrick after discovering him via Coverfly. Gavin is an independent producer/manager based in Los Angeles, CA. Previously, he worked for several years as a development executive at Vertigo Entertainment, where he helped craft a multitude of film projects, including: The Lego Movie (the 2014 blockbuster based on the toy line), Poltergeist (a remake of the horror classic), Run All Night (the Liam Neeson mob-thriller), The Stand (based on Stephen King’s esteemed novel), Deus Ex (based on the popular video game franchise).

This good news is on the heels of another recent Coverfly success story just a few weeks ago: Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann Sign with Manager Josh Dove at IPG via Coverfly

 

Coverfly Data Use and Privacy Updates

By | About Coverfly

Judging by how boring this blog post title is, there’s a good chance you won’t read beyond this first sentence – but you should be interested in how Coverfly handles your data! Please read this post for a quick summary of our data policy.

TL;DR: we’re GDPR compliant which means we’re committed to protecting your data to the highest standards.

In our effort to provide the best quality service to all our users (writers, administrators and industry professionals), we’ve made some updates to our Data Policy and Terms of Service. All of these updates merely clarify how and when we use your information. You can read our full Data Policy here, and we’ve distilled some of the key points for easy reading:

  1. We won’t sell your data to a third party or advertiser.
  2. We will only collect and use data that is essential to providing you with our services.
  3. We give our users full control to choose how, when and if their data is displayed or shared.
  4. Projects are only included in our database that is searchable by industry professionals if and when you choose to add them to the searchable database. By default all projects are private and not searchable.
  5. Additionally, because some producers, managers and agents have asked to be able to search by a writers’ and/or characters’ gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity, we may allow users to optionally include this information in their user profiles.

As you probably know, Coverfly is a submissions management platform for third party organizations, and for our users who choose to create Coverfly accounts to track the status and history of their project submissions via Coverfly’s Writer Dashboard. Coverfly is also a database of unproduced screenplays to which writers may opt in, and which vetted entertainment industry professionals (such as agents, literary managers and producers) may search for projects, writers and filmmakers.

Coverfly’s organizational partners (film festivals, screenwriting competitions, labs, fellowships, writing workshops and conferences) each have their own terms of service and data privacy policies. We recommend that all our users make themselves familiar with the terms of service and privacy policies of each organization to which they submit their information via our Services. We have reached out to each of our organizational partners urging them to have clear, transparent, fair and compliant data and privacy policies.

We’re dedicated to complying with global standards of data use and transparency, such as The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union, as well as exporting user data outside of the EU. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email our team at any time for a prompt response: support@coverfly.com.

 

Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 5/21/18

By | Contests

Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon – some TODAY and THIS WEEK!



MAY 21 — CINESTORY TV/DIGITAL RETREAT — Early Deadline — $45



MAY 22
 — SCRIPT PIPELINE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Coverfly Extended Deadline — $70



MAY 25 — HOLLYSHORTS SCREENWRITING COMPETITION — Extended Deadline — $70


MAY 25 — NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION — Late Deadline — $25-35



MAY 31 — THE LAUNCH MILLION DOLLAR STUDENT SCREENPLAY CONTEST
 — Late Deadline — $40


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Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 5/14/18

By | Uncategorized

Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon!



MAY 15 — The Breakk Screenwriting Competition — Early Bird Deadline — $39



MAY 15
 — PAGE International Screenwriting Awards — Final Deadline — $85



MAY 16 — Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition — Late Deadline — $65


MAY 16 — Vail Film Festival — Early Bird Deadline — $45


MAY 17 — Creative World Awards — Extended Deadline — $75

Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 5/8/18

By | Contests

Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon!


MAY 15 — Austin Film Festival — Final Deadline — $60-$70



MAY 15 — The Breakk Screenwriting Competition — Early Bird Deadline — $39



MAY 15
 — PAGE International Screenwriting Awards — Final Deadline — $85



MAY 16 — Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition — Late Deadline — $65


MAY 17 — Creative World Awards — Extended Deadline — $75