Author Archives: David Cormican

About David Cormican

DAVID CORMICAN is an award winning blogger (2010 Canadian Weblog Award winner – best literature & writing category), father, performer, producer and founder of the prestigious Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC), an organization he formed to showcase and promote emerging screenwriters through recognition and the production of their winning work. In 2010 Cormican was a nominee for the Regina Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Innovation in the Arts and a recipient of the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. In addition to establishing the CSSC's Short Film Fund, he is also a partner with Minds Eye Entertainment where he is in charge of development for the production company’s feature film, television and branded content. Recent producing credits include THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel) and FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovavich, Julian McMahon) for Minds Eye and RUSTED PYRE (Brooke Palsson, Samantha Somer Wilson) and MINUS LARA (a Bravo!FACT funded short starring Romina D’Ugo) for the CSSC. He is a board member for Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, a counselor for ACTRA Saskatchewan and board member representing the arts portfolio for SaskCulture. He also sits on various committees for SaskFilm, SMPIA and the Canadian Media Producers Association.

An Interview with Catherine R. Hardin – Winner of the 2013 CSSC

First, and foremost, before anything else you have to tell a great story. Make every word count. Because in the end, nobody will care about anything else if the words don’t count. Continue reading

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Triumphant Death of Frank Bean, by Catherine R. Hardin Takes CSSC 2013 Top Prize

Tweet Congratulations to all of the nominees and finalists in this year’s 2013 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition. The final standings as determined by the industry judges are as follows: 1 – The Triumphant Death of Frank Bean    Catherine R. Hardin … Continue reading

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Full List of the Winners at 66th Yorkton Film Festival

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition Writers Block Crystal
The Triumphant Death of Frank Bean: Writer(s) Catherine R. Hardin.

Drama
WILL: Producer(s) DAVID CORMICAN , ANDREW RAIHER ; Director(s) LAURENCE COHEN ; Writer (s) DAVID CAREY ; Production Company YEAR OF THE SKUNK PRODUCTIONS. Continue reading

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Final 13 CSSC Scripts to Compete for Top Screenwriting Prize

These 13 lucky finalists will be granted full-accreditation to attend the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatchewan, Canada, where they can attend industry panels, screenings and networking events, in addition to attending the Golden Sheaf Awards Gala, where the winner of the 2013 Canadian Short Screenplay will be announced as part of the Television Broadcast awards show May 25th, 2013. Continue reading

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Top 25 Scripts Announced for 2013

Tweet Ahem. Ladies and Gentlemen, we bring to you on the eve of Good Friday, the even creamier, in no particular order of importance whatsoever (we promise), of the previously announced Top 50 have been whittled down to… the Top … Continue reading

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Top 50 scripts announced for 2013

Tweet Here, without further adieu, we bring to you the creme de la creme for the 2013 competition year. In no order of importance whatsoever, here are the Top 50 Quarter-Finalists for 2013:   Tell-All Companion    Robert McElheron The Modern … Continue reading

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crowd-Funded Passover Prophet Film Premieres At Atlanta Fest

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition winner, ELIJAH THE PROPHET, to premiere at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Continue reading

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REMINDER: Enter the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival

Tweet January 31st, 2013 is the last day to post mark your submission and enter the 2013 Golden Sheaf Awards with these handy last minute submission tips directly from the festival programmers: Still planning on submitting to the 2013 Yorkton … Continue reading

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Wiatrak Announced As 2013 Director Laureate Winner

As part of the new position, Wiatrak as Director Laureate, will be attached to direct one of the top three winning scripts from the CSSC’s 2013 season. Continue reading

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Elijah The Prophet thanks all of our KickStarter backers

Tweet A huge beginning-of-2013 thank you to all of our backers on Kick Starter, whom without their generosity and support, this wonderful short film project (Elijah the Prophet), would not have been possible. You can also view the list of … Continue reading

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