January 16, 2018 at 4:08PM

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2018 SmashCut Screenplay Competition - Judges Announced

Taliesin Nexus is proud to announce the judging panel for the inaugural 2018 season of the SmashCut Screenplay Competition.

Submit ONLY at FilmFreeway https://filmfreeway.com/SmashCutScreenplay

ANNOUNCING THE JUDGES PANEL

• BILL MARSILII
Bill co-wrote the romantic time-travel thriller DEJA VU, which holds the record for the highest-priced spec screenplay of all time after selling to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Touchstone Pictures for $5 million. Starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel, the movie opened Thanksgiving 2006 and went on to gross over $180 million worldwide. Soon after, Bill sold 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: CAPTAIN NEMO to Walt Disney Pictures, and with his DEJA VU partner Terry Rossio sold their space adventure LIGHTSPEED to Bruckheimer/Disney as well. Bill is currently adapting the sci-fi comic SEBASTIAN X for producer Gale Anne Hurd and director Martin Campbell, and has just sold an original project, COLD, to Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon attached to star and produce.

• SARA ANNE FOX
Sara Anne Fox is a former development executive and producer with over 40 years in the film industry. Sara played a vital role in the conception and development of over 25 screenplays, three published novels and three produced films: MY FAVORITE YEAR, NOSFERATU and the Oscar winning film QUEST FOR FIRE. For over 20 years, she has used her skills as a writing coach and story editor with screenwriters and novelists to strengthen character development, clarify motivation and improve story structure and plot.

• CRAIG TITLEY
Craig currently is co-executive producer on Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC television. As a screenwriter, Craig wrote PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTENING THIEF, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN starring Steve Martin, and wrote for the tv series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.

The SmashCut Screenplay Competition is currently accepting scripts
(PDF format only) in two separate categories:
Feature Film
Short Film / Series Pilot
Early Bird deadline is fast approaching. APPLY ONLY AT FILMFREEWAY https://filmfreeway.com/SmashCutScreenplay

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