From Steven Ginsberg, Ithaca College:
2018 Rod Serling Scriptwriting Competition
Entries Now Being Accepted
Sponsored by Park School of Communications,
DEADLINE: Monday, September 17, 2018
The script competition is open to non-produced, or non-optioned writers only. Any applicant who has earned money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or as a playwright for the legitimate theatre, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay, play, or teleplay will not be eligible for the competition.
Each script must be 10-20 pages in length (no exceptions!) 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 traditional or contemporary social themes.
Deadline: All entries must be postmarked or received via email by Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The top 5 finalists will be read by a panel of industry professionals as well as Carol Serling.
Prizes: First Place: $250 / Second Place: $150 / Third Place: $100
For detailed submission guidelines and more information visit: https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/serling/script/
Rod Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975. Ithaca College is now home to the Rod Serling Archives consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.
The ROD SERLING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION is hosting a two-day event that you don’t want to miss. You may have attended our THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMES HOME* event last year… this year’s Festival will bigger and better!
SERLING FEST 2018 will be two-days of celebrating Rod Serling and his work – including 50th Anniversary screenings of “Planet of the Apes” (1968) and “Twilight Zone – The Movie.” If you’ve never seen these films “on the big screen” – here’s your chance to view them the way they were shown 50 years ago in theaters nationwide!
Please check out the Special Edition of our NEWSLETTER for more information: http://www.rodserling.com/SerlingFest2018/newsletter.specedition.fest2018.pdf
Thanks – and I look forward to seeing you in Rod Serling’s hometown in July!
[from: GORDON C. WEB Newsletter Editor, email 6/4/2018]
The IC Library, in partnership with Prof. Chrissy Guest and the Fiction Field Production class, will screen two original Twilight Zone episodes and two original student productions.
Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone, taught at IC from the late 1960’s until his death in 1975. The College Archives houses Serling’s TZ scripts and personal copies of his films. In celebration of National Library Week , please join us for as we recognize a distinctive Ithaca College collection and its enduring inspiration for IC students.
Two passes to Cinemapolis will be awarded! Snacks will be provided!
This event is for students, staff and faculty of Ithaca College.
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