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

ScreenCraft Winners Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann Sign with Manager Josh Dove at IPG

By Announcements, Success Stories

Congratulations to screenwriting duo Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann who won the ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest in 2016. Just last week, they were discovered via Coverfly and signed by literary manager Josh Dove at Intellectual Property Group who discovered and read their script The Timbermen.

Intellectual Property Group is the literary management company behind such clients as Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (Crash and Million Dollar Baby) and Dennis Lehane (writer of cinematically adapted novels including Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone).

Colin and Andrew are writers, directors, and producers from Washington state, and together they founded film production company P-51 Pictures. The company’s first major film project was the award-winning feature documentary Out of Nothing, produced along with actor Ryan Stiles. The film is about a ragtag team of motorcycle builders determined to crush land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The film played in film festivals around the world and was picked up for distribution by ESPN and Studio Canal.


Read Spotlight on: Action & Thriller Contest Winners Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann.


Actor/comedian Ryan Stiles and Producer Andrew Lahmann consult on one of P-51 Pictures’ community projects to help students in Toledo, WA.


Congratulations to Colin and Andrew! Coverfly is proud to be part of your journey.

Find out more about their projects at P-51 Pictures.


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Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 4/10/18

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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! One even has a deadline THIS WEEKEND!


APRIL 15 — WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Contest — Extended Deadline — $40



APRIL 16 — ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest — Early Deadline — $49



APRIL 16
 — PAGE International Screenwriting Awards — Last Minute Deadline — $75



APRIL 16 — New Orleans Film Festival Screenwriting Competition — Early Bird Deadline — $15 – $20


APRIL 16 — CineStory Feature Retreat — Extended Deadline — $75

Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 4/2/18

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 have deadlines THIS WEEK!


APRIL 4 — Bolt Screenplay Competition — Official Deadline — $30



APRIL 5 — Creative World Awards — Final Deadline — $59-$69



APRIL 6
 — Scriptapalooza Television Writing Contest — Regular Deadline — $45



APRIL 8 — The Art of Brooklyn Screenplay Contest — Final Deadline — $70


APRIL 15 — WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Contest — Extended Deadline — $40

Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 3/26/18

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! ALL have deadlines THIS WEEK!


MARCH 30 — ScreenCraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Contest — Final Deadline — $69



MARCH 31 — Shore Scripts Short Film Fund — Regular Deadline — $40



MARCH 31
 — The LAUNCH Million Dollar Student Screenplay Contest — Early Deadline — $20



MARCH 31 — Script Summit — On-Time Deadline — $40-$50


MARCH 31 — Filmmatic Screenplay Awards — Early Bird Deadline — $40


MARCH 31 — Reddit Screenwriting Competition — Final Deadline — $0

Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 3/19/18

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! There are a couple with deadlines THIS WEEK!


MARCH 23 — HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition — Regular Deadline — $45


MARCH 24 — Bolt Screenplay Competition — Early Bird Deadline — $30


MARCH 30 — ScreenCraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Contest — Final Deadline — $69



MARCH 31 — Shore Script Short Film Fund — Regular Deadline — $40


APRIL 15 — WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Spring 2018 — Extended Deadline — $55