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Monday, April 23, 2012

Emerging Screenwriters - winners 2012

For the second year running, we were sponsors of the Emerging Screenwriters competition. We’re proud to present the winners, who produced a varied and wide-ranging selection of scripts.

Grand Prize: Steve Atkinson
No Mountain Too High (Drama)
- Based on an inspiring true story, a tenacious ski instructor goes from womanizing ski bum to a life-altering pioneer when he’s asked to do the impossible by teaching a small group of disabled children to ski.

Steve Atkinson is a television journalist, ambitious screenwriter, and cycling enthusiast from San Diego, California. His mother was an English teacher and his father was a high school football coach.  Influenced by his parents, Atkinson developed a love for both writing and sports, which eventually led to broadcasting. During his career Atkinson has won 7 Emmy awards and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for his writing. It was the Murrow award that inspired Atkinson to expand the concept of his story into the screenplay No Mountain Too High.

In an attempt to discover if he simply formatted his screenplay correctly and for feedback, Atkinson began entering No Mountain Too High in screenplay contests. His first result was “Best Drama” at the Sundance Table Read Contest. Atkinson hopes to one day push No Mountain Too High through production. Until then you can find him hammering out other screenplays, anchoring the news for KGTV in San Diego, or on a bike cycling the scenic “California 101.” Steve and his wife, Katherine, live in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Their children Veronica and Christopher both attend Gonzaga University in Washington. You can follow him at www.twitter.com/10NewsAtkinson

Steve wins a one-year license to Moviestorm Max.

2nd Place: Derek Asaff
Guinea Pigs (Animation)
- After Morris, a soft-spoken guinea pig, arrives in a science lab filled with super powered animals, he learns that not everything is as carefree as it seems, and he must help his new friends escape the lab and the evil Scientist.

Derek, a native Bostonian, is a recent graduate of Harvard University’s Extension School, with an ALB in Creative Writing. He spent Spring 2012 teaching Beginning Screenwriting at Grub Street, the second largest independent center for creative writing in the United States. Derek will begin studying for an MFA in Screenwriting in Fall 2012 when he becomes a Screenwriting Fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles.

3rd Place: Michael Rodriguez
Franchise (Drama)
- After years of erasing problems for superstar athletes, a family man grapples with morality and perception while secretly masterminding professional sports.

IMichael has never had any formal training, schooling, or classes for screenwriting, and says, “I basically pay attention when I watch TV or movies and I read scripts to figure out formatting/ structure, etc.” A salesperson by trade, he also plays professional golf and writes whenever he gets the time.

4th Place: Devi Snively
Love in the Time of Zombies (Horror)
- A love-wary teenage girl has growing doubts about her boyfriend when a zombie apocalypse reveals his true colors and hers. 

A former ballerina, Devi graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a bum knee and a broken heart.  She recovered with an MFA in film.  Her screenplays have placed in numerous competitions and her shorts and micro-budget feature have screened at over 200 festivals world-wide, garnering 50+ awards and critical acclaim.  Her complete oeuvre has secured distribution and will be released in April when she’ll also launch her first international web series.  In 2007,  Devi participated in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women.  Her resulting short DEATH IN CHARGE has been picked up by the Tribeca Institute for distribution.

5th Place: Monique Impagliazzo, Jennifer and Krystal Tini
Shenanigans (Comedy)
- Neighborhood tension escalates when a teenage girl in a gang secretly falls in love with the rival gang leader.

Monique Impagliazzo began writing “Shenanigans” as her Senior Thesis at Philadelphia’s Temple University Film School. Fresh out of college, Impagliazzo went on to intern at the Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency in Philadelphia where she was referred to Producer, Diane Kirman.  Kirman was in the midst of producing the children’s feature film musical, “Standing Ovation” and brought Monique onto the production, where she reunited with high school friends, Jennifer and Krystal Tini. Together, they were watching their dreams become realities as the credits rolled on the big screen: Jennifer Tini, Co-Producer; Monique Impagliazzo, Associate Producer; Krystal Tini, Costume Designer and Choreographer.

After shooting was completed on “Standing Ovation” in New Jersey, the Tini’s convinced Imagliazzo to move to Los Angeles where they had been residing for the previous two years. Upon becoming roommates and close friends once again, the collaboration on “Shenanigans” began. The three South Philly natives put their minds together, creating new characters and incorporating some off-the-wall, but very true, stories of their crazy Italian families, breathing new life into this hilarious script!

Additional finalists: Ed Vela, Andrew Crane, Kyle Michel Sullivan, Harvey Patterson and Tara Knight.

All finalists win a three-month license to Moviestorm Max.

To find out more, or to contact the writers about their screenplays, please visit www.EmergingScreenwriters.com or email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Please also visit our co-sponsor the International Screenwriter’s Association, where you’ll find a variety of useful free resources.

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Friday, April 20, 2012

Upgrade to Moviestorm Max for under $100

If you’ve bought one of the Movestorm Theme bundles, you’re only getting a small part of what Moviestorm can do. Upgrade to Moviestorm Max this weekend with a 40% discount, and you’ll get up to 24 extra content packs for $99 - that’s about $4 each!  For our British and European customers, that’s £66 or €90.

Go to the purchase page, select Upgrade, and use coupon code ALLTHEWAY at the checkout.

Offer expires 10.00am UK time Monday 23 April.

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday 13th special offer - make horror movies for under $50!

It’s Friday 13th, so how better to spend the weekend than making a horror film?

The Action Movies bundle includes a complete movie-making suite, plus the modder’s workshop, and 14 content packs with a limitless range of characters to be styled, from colorful aliens, blood draining vampires, zombies and skeletons, to the law and government agents. These packs also contain all the action, interactions and effects to create great sci-fi and horror.

Buy it this weekend for 35% off, and you’ll get Moviestorm for life for less than the price of a one-year license - that’s under $50!

Use coupon code FRIDAY13 at the checkout - applies to both online and box purchases.

Offer expires 10.00am UK time Monday 16 April.

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Easter special - Action Movies bundle

This Easter weekend - buy the Action Movies bundle for 35% off, and you’ll get Moviestorm for life for less than the price of a one-year license. That’s under $50 for a complete movie-making suite plus the modder’s workshop and 11 extra content packs!

Use coupon code KABLAM at the checkout - applies to both online and box purchases.

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Special offer - 1AD pack

Today only: since it’s Easter, we’re offering the 1AD pack for 200MSP - that’s just $2!

This themed pack is ideal for creating rural middle-eastern scenes and characters, religious figures and locations.  (Or, if you prefer, sci-fi characters on a planet far, far away…)

Need more points?

Top up your Moviestorm Points here.  Points start at $9.99 for 1000 points, and if you buy more points, you’ll save more!

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Special offer - 50% off Classroom pack

Special offer - today only - Get the Classroom pack for just 500MSP!

This pack is ideal for all of your education scenes, providing you with a sizeable selection of school uniforms, school furniture and teaching stock (such as books, an interactive whiteboard, stationary and other props). We’ve also included some useful animations to allow your characters to play out their roles as teachers and students, and you can portray any subject or topic by simply changing the whiteboard’s main image.

Need more points?

Top up your Moviestorm Points here.  Points start at $9.99 for 1000 points, and if you buy more points, you’ll save more!

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Special offer - Indian Culture for $2

Special offer - today only - Get the Indian Culture pack for just 200MSP!

Add a bit of Indian Culture to your movies in the form of a traditional Indian taxi, road signs and textures, props for your interiors and some authentic Indian costumes. There’s an intricate fireplace, privacy screen and ceiling fan for your house interiors, a road and pavement texture (along with kerbstones to separate them), plus a selection of market stalls and telephone/ power cables to dress your streets. Both costumes (a pajami for your female characters and a kurta for the males) have pattern variations and, as usual, there’s a version of each that you can tint to any colour.

Need more points?

Top up your Moviestorm Points here.  Points start at $9.99 for 1000 points, and if you buy more points, you’ll save more!

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekend special - Situation Drama at 35% off

This weekend - buy the Situation Drama bundle for 35% off, and you’ll get Moviestorm for life for less than the price of a one-year license. That’s under $50 for a complete movie-making suite plus the modder’s workshop and 11 extra content packs!

Use coupon code DRAMA3 at the checkout - applies to both online and box purchases.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Special offer - Bedrooms pack for $5!

Special offer - today only - Get the Bedrooms pack for just 500MSP instead of 1000MSP!

Create passion, romance, and drama in the bedroom. Stylish, contemporary furnishings and accessories with soft lighting make this the perfect place for intimate moments. Or, if you prefer, night-time terror.
Get into the king size bed, and sleep, read, or get smoochy.
Give your characters a range of nightwear, including robes, towels, and lingerie. For the ladies, there’s also a man’s shirt for that “morning after” look.
And, whether you’re making comedy or horror, you’ll like the way your characters can hide in the wardrobe!

Need more points?

Top up your Moviestorm Points here.  Points start at $9.99 for 1000 points, so this pack will cost you just $5 - and if you buy more points, you’ll save more!

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Affiliates scheme now supports French advertisers

The Moviestorm Affiliate Program now includes a variety of different shaped advertising banners in French as well as English.

It’s simple to become an affiliate. 

We provide you with a selection of banners and text links which you can use on your Web sites, blogs or emails. Any time someone clicks on one of your links, they’re tracked as a referral from you, and if they buy something from us, we’ll give you a cut.

Here’s how to get started - it costs you nothing, helps spread Moviestorm, and earns you money. How can that be bad?

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

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