Sunday, February 15, 2009

2009 Rod Serling Scriptwriting Competition

My alma mater Ithaca College is hosting another Rod Serling conference and writing competition. Applicants must submit a 10-20 page script written in the same genre and style that would have been suitable to conform with episodes for either THE TWILIGHT ZONE or NIGHT GALLERY. More specifically this means displaying traits of either a horror or a science fiction genre, while exhibiting strong social themes. First place wins $250. The deadline is April 1, 2009.

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5 comments:

Benjy said...

Wow. I have a short script that I've been describing as "twilight-zoney." Perfect! Thanks for posting this.

Dan Williams said...

Yeah, thanks for the tip! Some of the TWILIGHT ZONE stories show one reality only to have the opposite be true at the end.

In one, the guy needs nobody and just wants to be alone and read. So he destroys all of mankind, and collects the books he wants to read. And then his glasses fall off his nose and break to pieces. And now he needs people -- but they aren't there!!

(And then the scary music starts!)

Sasha said...

I haven't seen too many Twilight Zone episodes... but it seems like they follow the formula:

person X wants something people don't generally want (to be the only person on Earth, to be "ugly", etc)

person X thinks she's gotten it.

ONLY SHE HASN'T!

(cue creepy music).

I guess the art is in choosing something truly bizarre for X to want, and finding an unexpected way for her not to get it?

Gimme said...

Hi,
Thanks for giving such valuable scriptwriting competition news. I really need it.

Gimme said...

Hi,
Thanks for giving such valuable scriptwriting competition news. I really need it.