12th Annual CAPE Awards Seeking Hawaii Writers

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) New Writers Awards deadline is quickly approaching on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Submissions are being accepted in Feature Film, Television Writing, and Hawaii. The Hawaii category is open to writers originally from Hawaii, currently living in Hawaii, or screenplays/ teleplays set in Hawaii.

Both CAPE and non-CAPE members are welcome to submit. Entrants can also be individuals or teams.

Multiple entries in one or more categories is highly encouraged.

Three (3) winners will each receive a $4,000 cash prize, the latest Final Draft professional scriptwriting software, a staged reading of their winning script, and exclusive meetings with entertainment industry agents, producers, and executives.

Entries must be submitted electronically by Friday, May 25, 2012 11:59PM PST.

For over a decade, the CAPE New Writers Awards has been dedicated to discovering and nurturing Asian Pacific Islander voices and talents. This unique program has helped launch the careers of numerous writers. Success stories include Aaron Ho (COUGAR TOWN), Alice Wu (SAVING FACE), Christina Choe (2012 Slamdance winner), Jaffar Mahmood (SHADES OF RAY), Ken Cheng (WILFRED), Leonard Chang (AWAKE), Thomas Wong (Fox Writer’s Intensive Finalist), and Randall Park (THE ERASISTS). This year’s sponsors include NBC Universal, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Hawaii International Film Festival, and Final Draft.

For detailed submission guidelines and materials, please visit capeusa.org/CNWA.

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