Lionsgate rep to judge horror scripts

26 August, 2008 by IF

[release from Dean Bertram]

A Night of Horror Film Festival is urging writers to submit their horror screenplays. The festival, now in its 3rd year, is looking for the next great horror script.


A representative from Lionsgate, the world’s leading distributor of horror cinema, will read the three finalist screenplays. This is a great opportunity for budding screenwriters to have their work championed to the industry.

“We realise that their are a lot of talented, unproduced horror screenwriters out there who are just itching for their big break,” says festival director Dr. Dean Bertram. “So we are introducing this competition to give them a shot at having their screenplay read by industry professionals.”

Festival Co-director, Lisa Mitchell, adds: “We are really excited to be launching the screenplay competition. I believe a great horror film starts with a great script.”

The next festival is scheduled to run in Sydney from March 25 to April 3, 2009. It is also currently accepting feature films, shorts and horror themed music videos.

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