This is such a great opportunity for anyone trying to get exposure as a screenwriter! W Hotels and Intel have just launched an online screenplay competition. Not only that – it is curated by film director and screen writer Roman Coppola and his award-winning production company, The Director’s Bureau, AND the three winning scripts will be produced at W Hotels around the globe!

From today until the 30th August, aspiring filmmakers can visit to upload their original screenplays. Not trying to tell y’all what to do but I’m guessing they should be influenced by the mobile 24-hours-a-day nature of travelling in a fast-paced, pretty luxurious environment… Scripts must be set in a W Hotel, and the Intel-inspired Ultrabook must play a key role in the film. As you can see from the images, W Hotels are deluxe!

Three winning screenplays will be selected from a global pool of submissions by an exclusive panel of industry leaders, including Roman Coppola (The Directors Bureau), Michaelangelo L’Acqua (W Hotels global music director), Deborah Conrad (chief marketing officer at Intel), Eddy Moretti (executive producer and creative director at VICE), Michael Pitt (actor), Jeff Baena (screenwriter), Chloe Sevigny (actress), PJ Ransone (actor), Blake Whitman (vice president of creative development at Vimeo) and Danny Gabai (agent, motion pictures for William Morris Endeavor).

Four Stories is the first collaboration from The Ultrabook Experience, a new initiative from Intel that features collaborations with innovative brands, emerging and established artists, and designers and entertainers that use the Intel-inspired Ultrabook devices to do extraordinary things. Throughout 2012, The Ultrabook Experience will unveil grand-scale projects with innovators in travel, film, business and design that are using Ultrabook devices to rethink what’s possible.

By combining technology and artistry they hope to advance the next generation of great filmmakers. Four Stories will be comprised of three winning scripts that will be developed and transformed by Coppola and The Directors Bureau into 10-minute shorts inspired by the intense energy of the global jet-setter, each with its own talented cast.

You were probably wondering why it’s called Four Stories if there are only THREE winners? Easy, tiger. To complete the series, the fourth film will be written and directed by Coppola, who most recently co-wrote Wes Anderson’s summer film, Moonrise Kingdom. 
The bar is set pretty high!

Four Stories will premiere at red carpet events at select W Hotels around the world later this autumn, as well as broadcast on The Ultrabook Experience website,, the W brand’s social media channels and W Vision in-room entertainment channel.

Words by Anna Bang


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