Brings Prominent Film Execs to 2012 Judging Roster

Tandem Pictures, Toy Closet Films, Game 7 Films and Filament Productions Partner with Online Screenplay Competition -- Submissions Accepted Until January 4, 2012
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Dec. 30, 2011 - PRLog -- AUSTIN, TX – December 30, 2011 the company that breaks down barriers to Hollywood for screenwriters, announces more than 15 new judges and 5 new partner companies added to this year’s official judging panel for their online script competition. Submission for the current competition is open until January 4, 2012.

The competition encourages budding filmmakers and screenwriters to enter pitches with a synopsis and video/image that post on Visitors to the site become “Public Producers™” by voting on the pitches. A panel of prominent industry professionals will read scripts for the top 10 audience selections.  Each will have an opportunity to go into production or development.

MovieHatch has partnered with an impressive roster of industry powerhouses, including the people behind such blockbusters as X-MEN, BONES, GLADIATOR, RAY, DEXTER, SAW, FINAL DESTINATION, LITTLE FOCKERS, THE GRUDGE, and many more. This includes Tribeca Productions, Josephson Entertainment, Rat Entertainment, ICM, APA, and Broken Road Productions to name a few. This year, Tandem Pictures, Toy Closet Films, Game 7 Films and Filament Productions join this illustrious group of partner companies.

Through the online competition, MovieHatch provides unprecedented access to top film executives such as John Cheng – head of production for Rat Entertainment, Alex Young – head of development for Josephson Entertainment and screenwriter, Steven Susco (THE GRUDGE). Top 10 finalists will be given written evaluations from Hollywood’s most prestigious players. Finalists will also have 30-minute calls/meetings with two of the judges. This year MovieHatch adds over 15 new judges bringing the roster to more than 40 top entertainment industry executives. New judges include:

Chris Ridenhour, Agent, APA
Annie Marter, Producer, Writer (CASTAWAY ON THE MOON, AGONY)
Julie Christeas, Exec. V.P., Production & Development, Renart Films
Mira Yong, Agent, The Gersh Agency
Rob Profusek, Producer, Founding Partner, Toy Closet Films (HOLLY ROLLERS)
Lauren Elmer, Manager Post Production, Sony Pictures Classics
Yaron Schwartzman, Partner, Game 7 Films, (PAN MAN)
Adam Spielberg, Founder, Filament Productions
Melanie Miller, Director, Acquisitions, Gravitas Ventures
Adam Salky, Director (DARE)
Courtney Balaker, Producer, Writer, Director (AMERICAN IN PRIMETIME)
Josh Phillips, Creative Executive, Red Wagon Entertainment

See full list at:

“The goal of MovieHatch is to break down the traditional barriers by engaging audiences to bring them content they actually want to see.  Aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers truly have a chance to bring their projects to accomplished producers and executives to whom they might not otherwise have access.  Even the entries that don’t win first place afford the screenwriters and filmmakers an incredible opportunity because they still may spark the interest of one of our judges and partners,” says MovieHatch founder and CEO Lauren Williams.  “This is a truly new interactive approach to the production and distribution of original content.”


Prizes for the annual online competition (valuing over $2000) are provided by Screenplay Bootcamp and Final Draft software.

•   Top 10 finalists will be awarded two (2) 30-minute calls/meetings with MovieHatch judges
•   Top 10 finalists received written evaluations from 30+ Hollywood insiders (the MovieHatch Partners/Judges)
•   One (1) participant receives free admission to the Screenplay Bootcamp ($1,500 value)
•   Seven (7) top Finalists receive the latest downloadable version of Final Draft software
•   Consideration for development/production by MovieHatch and its partners/judges
•   Submissions accepted until Janaury 4, 2012 at

ABOUT MOVIEHATCH where film and TV ideas hatch
MovieHatch is a film production company that brings the public’s voice to Hollywood by allowing movie fans to help decide which films are being produced. Fans become “Public Producers™”. MovieHatch showcases new and emerging talent via online competitions, film communities, events and social networking platforms. For more information visit:

Lauren Hirsch Williams, CEO and Founder of MovieHatch is available for interviews
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