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A CLOCKWORK TESTAMENT

Bill Walker

BLACK GOOSE OF BALDOON

Janet Hetherington

 

BLOOD MOON

Sara Hallowell

 

CRABS IN A MOTHER F*CKING BUCKET

Kari Mote

 

DOG OF WAR

Katterina Powers

DOUBLE EAGLES

Vince McKewin

 

LADY JUSTICE

Troy Fresch & Aaron Michael Bailey

 

LUNA

Sandra O'Connell

 

MURDER ME

David Luz

 

MUSCLE AND BARK

Gina DeAngelis

 

OUR MOMS NEED FRIENDS

Venetia Ginakakis & Katharine Konietzko

 

REVIEW

Jonathan Zarantonello

 

ROANOKE

Matt Tegtmeier & Robert Warzecha

 

ROSES IN THE WATER

La'Chris Jordan

 

SAVING CHRISTMAS

Bob Shayne

 

SLEEPING UPRIGHT

Dana Coen

 

SNARL

Mark C. Spera

 

STRAYS

Robert Wooldridge

 

THE BIG D

Michael Weinreb

 

THE GARDENIA POCKET WATCH

Jan Tilley

THE LAST ONES

C. D. 'Pete' Peterson

 

THE LOST BROTHER

Pablo Fenjves

 

THE PAISLEY WITCH TRIAL 

Julia Campanelli

THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF THE ELEVATOR

Katy Regnery

 

WHAT IS TRUE

Debra Bruce Nazarian & Laurent Sanz

SEMIFINALISTS 2021

A CLOCKWORK TESTAMENT

Bill Walker

CRABS IN A MOTHER F*CKING BUCKET

Kari Mote

LADY JUSTICE

Troy Fresch & Aaron Michael Bailey

MUSCLE AND BARK

Gina DeAngelis

ROANOKE

Matt Tegtmeier & Robert Warzecha

SLEEPING UPRIGHT

Dana Coen

THE BIG D

Michael Weinreb

THE LOST BROTHER

Pablo Fenjves

WHAT IS TRUE

Debra Bruce Nazarian & Laurent Sanz

BLACK GOOSE OF BALDOON

Janet Hetherington

DOG OF WAR

Katterina Powers

LUNA

Sandra O'Connell

OUR MOMS NEED FRIENDS

Venetia Ginakakis & Katharine Konietzko

ROSES IN THE WATER

La'Chris Jordan

SNARL

Mark C. Spera

THE GARDENIA POCKET WATCH

Jan Tilley

THE PAISLEY WITCH TRIAL

Julia Campanelli

BLOOD MOON

Sara Hallowell

DOUBLE EAGLES

Vince McKewin

MURDER ME

David Luz

REVIEW

Jonathan Zarantonello

SAVING CHRISTMAS

Bob Shayne

STRAYS

Robert Wooldridge

THE LAST ONES

C. D. 'Pete' Peterson

 

THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF THE ELEVATOR

Katy Regnery

BETSY AND THE EMPEROR

Staton Rabin

CLOUD 9

Kat Smith

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Patricia Luke

INTO THE NUMINOUS MOON

John McCarthy

NEED TO KNOW

Simon Craven

 

ON THE END OF SPECIES

Christopher Cayen-Cyr

REVOLUTIONARY SPY

James Foye

THE GENERATION GAP

Marianne R. Klein & Vikki Young

TRUST ME

Susan Crawford

BIG SISTER

David Chester & Blake Pinter

 

DENHAM FOUTS

Michael Johns

GHOST SPECIES

Justin Hayward

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Lisa Pyles​

NICK'S THERAPIST

Mark Hoover

OUR BETTER ANGELS

Steven Michael

SALT OF THE EARTH

Leslie Nipkow

THREE GRAVES

Holly Jurbergs

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Mary Martinez

CHOKEPOINT

Tamra Teig

ENEMY

Clint Williams

I MARRIED ALANIS MORISSETTE

M Adrian Brassington

IT COULD BE WORSE

Troy Fresch & Aaron Michael Bailey

OLIVER'S ARMY

Michael Preston

PARIS, I HATE YOU

Lisa Kohn

SIR KEVIN

Randall Greenland

TILLIE

David Hal Chester

QUARTERFINALISTS 2021

BETSY AND THE EMPEROR

Staton Rabin

 

BIG SISTER

David Chester & Blake Pinter

 

CHOKEPOINT

Tamra Teig

 

CLOUD 9

Kat Smith

 

DENHAM FOUTS

Michael Johns

 

ENEMY

Clint Williams

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Patricia Luke

 

GHOST SPECIES

Justin Hayward

 

I MARRIED ALANIS MORISSETTE

M Adrian Brassington

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Lise Pyles

 

INTO THE NUMINOUS MOON

John McCarthy

 

IT COULD BE WORSE

Troy Fresch & Aaron Michael Bailey

 

NEED TO KNOW

Simon Craven

 

NICK'S THERAPIST

Mark Hoover

OLIVER'S ARMY

Michael Preston

 

ON THE END OF SPECIES

Christopher Cayen-Cyr

 

OUR BETTER ANGELS

Steven Michael

 

PARIS, I HATE YOU

Lisa Kohn

 

REVOLUTIONARY SPY

James Foye

 

SALT OF THE EARTH

Leslie Nipkow

 

SIR KEVIN

Randall Greenland

 

THE GENERATION GAP

Marianne R. Klein & Vikki Young

 

THREE GRAVES

Holly Jurbergs

 

TILLIE

David Hal Chester

 

TRUST ME

Susan Crawford

 

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS

Mary Martinez

AIM is proud to announce our Silver Bullet Screenplay Contest, a unique competition designed to discover and promote the work of writers over 40 and to create a more accurate representation of characters over 40; on the page and the screen. Now, we want to bring YOUR story to the spotlight!

AIM advocates and champions age inclusion across all media and entertainment platforms through a variety of programs and events that support career, craft, and growth. Silver Bullet is positioned to directly embody our mission by requiring one of two criteria for all submissions.

ALL ENTRIES MUST

*** Be written by a writer over the age of 40, OR
*** Revolve around a major character who is over 40 years of age

Besides original screenplays, Silver Bullet also allows entries:

*** Based on previously published material (i.e. adapted), AND
*** Scripts that have been optioned

With our age-empowering criteria as a core focus, Silver Bullet is dedicated to supporting writers over 40

and attract the best stories for a massive, underserved older audience. Our readers are drawn from an age-diverse

pool of development professionals and our industry player judges will read all the finalists on their hunt for the next great script.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:  4/20 - Finalists  ||  5/25 - GRAND PRIZE WINNER

PRIZES

ALL ENTRANTS

*One-page professional rating of the screenplay's major screenwriting elements

*20% discount on a subscription to WriterDuet Pro

*$50 discount on an annual subscription to Prewrite, a groundbreaking visual screenwriting tool

*Invitation to our live event (more information to follow).

Semifinalists and finalists will be announced via email, from which our judges will determine the runner-ups and the GRAND PRIZE WINNER.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

*Acceptance to the 2021 AIM Residential Fellowship, a 5-day in-person event and a full year of follow-up support (valued at $7,000)

*Press release and long-term industry circulation

*Biz strategy session with Christopher Lockhart, WME Story Editor


*Coverage, Ink Pro analysis + mark-up

(valued at $540)


*Spec Scout in-depth coverage package (valued at $297), plus the potential for lifetime inclusion of the screenplay in their database reserved for scripts with very high ratings


*Admission to one AIM Professional Screenwriting program ($500 value)


*Invitation to presentation event in Los Angeles (subject to Covid-19 restrictions)


*Script marketing event with judges

FINALISTS

*Admission to one AIM Professional Screenwriting program ($500 value)

*Industry circulation

*Coverage, Ink standard analysis

(valued at $139)

*Screenwriting e-books from Coverage, Ink

*One free year membership to Prewrite - a groundbreaking visual screenwriting tool

*A lifetime subscription to WriterDuet Pro

DATES & RATES

ANNOUNCEMENT DATES

  • 3/1 - Quarter-finalists

  • 3/29 - Semi-finalists

  • 4/20 - Finalists 

  • 5/25 - GRAND PRIZE WINNER

SPONSORS

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SUBMISSION DATES (now closed)

  • 10/31 - Regular Deadline (then price increases to $60

  • 11/30 - Late Deadline (then price increases to $70)

  • 1/3/2021 - Final Deadline

RULES & TERMS

Experienced industry readers will make evaluations in the early rounds, and scripts advancing to the final rounds will be assessed by our esteemed judges.

Judging is anonymous primarily based on the emotional impact of the script, and how it was crafted with fundamental components such as concept, structure, plot, theme, characterization, dialogue, pacing, and tone. Writing style and voice are also taken into consideration.

BASIC GUIDELINES
* If a screenplay entry does not contain a major character aged at least 40 years of age, then the writer, or at least ONE of the writing team must be over the age of 40 at the time of submission

* Feature scripts only, between 70 pages and 150 pages

* Entries must be made online in PDF format only

* Entries must be named in this format "Script Name - Firstname Lastname.PDF"

* Cover page must include title, logline, and status of the intellectual property (original, optioned or fan fiction)

* There must not be any identifying information on the cover page or in the script

* No supplemental material is allowed (resumes, cover letters, etc.)

* All entries must be submitted in English and in industry-standard format

* Entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
* Co-writers are allowed. List each writer's name when registering your script
* We accept submissions from any country
* No restriction on the number of entries any writer may submit. Each entry is a separate fee
* The script/s entered must be unproduced at the time of close of the entry period
* All entrants retain rights to their material
* Entrants may submit revision or redraft but only as a separate entry
* There are no refunds once payment has been processed

OPTIONS AND ADAPTATIONS
* Screenplays under option are eligible. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that a submission is not prohibited by any extant agreement they may have in place. Silver Bullet will not be held liable for any harm or damages sought caused by this
* If an entry is based on preexisting material, or the writer/s no longer control all rights to the entry, they must state this on the application
* Adaptations are permitted if all intellectual rights are secured. The entrant/s must own the rights to exploit the source material in film and TV, or else the source material must be free from copyright
* If no intellectual rights are secured, you may submit "fan fiction" as long as this is stated in your entry

©2021 by Age Inclusion in Media

West Hollywood, CA 90069