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5th Annual CSN Awards Night 

Winner of Overall Best Script and the 2/3 place winners, along with prize details, will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, to be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014, 6 pm at Roots.

The Grand Prize Winner gets a 4-days/3-Nights trip to LA (including airfare and hotel) and a chance to meet with industry executives. Second and Third place runners up will receive $250 each. Plus various other prizes to be announced that night.   As a bonus treat the Grand Prize winner will have a scene from their script acted out live by professional actors during the program.

Our guest speaker for the night will be actor Joseph Cranford, who has recently starred in the mega budget Superman reboot Man Of Steel as Pete Ross, Clark Kent’s childhood friend. Joseph will give a detailed account of what it’s like to act in a summer blockbuster.

  The five finalists and their screenplays are, in alphabetical order by title: 

- Boudekka by Rachel Roache 

- Dead Man by T.A. Snyder 

- Eyes For An Eye by Riik Makkoogan 

- Fit Island by Scott Kirkpatrick 

- Once Upon A Winter by Anna and Ella Schovanec 

We encourage patrons to purchase dinner and drinks for the wonderfully entertaining evening.  Tickets can be purchased here online for $10 or at the door for $15.  First come first serve. Limited seating.

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Win a trip to the Toronto Screenwriting Conference Contest

CSN members: Submit your half page synopsis and $10 before March 9th to take advantage of the early bird discount.  Any synopsis entered from March 9th to the last day of the contest March 19th must submit a $15 entry fee.  

Enter before March 9th for the discounted price.

The entrant with the most votes for being the most intriguing half page read will win a complimentary admission ($419 value) to the Toronto Screenwriting Conference held in Toronto April 5th and 6th.

toronto screenwriting conference

The TSC is a two-day weekend event on April 5th & 6th that brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced education and skill development unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent. It is designed to inform writers, producers, directors, and development executives working in the film, television and interactive industries through the teachings of expert creative talent, authors and speakers specializing in the craft of writing.



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How To Find Us

CSN meets 6:00 P.M. the first Sunday of every month (unless otherwise notified) at:

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1924 W. Chicago Ave.
(773) 645-4949

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