Director and screenwriter Roman Coppola is behind an ongoing screenwriting competition that will end with one of the winning shorts to be filmed at the W Hotel in Washington this October.
The "Four Stories" contest will pick scripts from three aspiring screenwriters (a fourth will be written and directed by Coppola) and film them at W Hotels all around the world. Besides Washington, W Mexico City, W Doha and W Maldives were all selected. The W Washington perhaps made the list because of its own movie history -- scenes of "The Godfather Part II," in which Coppola appeared, were filmed at the hotel back when it was still the Hotel Washington.
Screenwriters have until August 30 to submit their scripts, which will then be judged by "Big Love's" Chloe Sevigny and "Boardwalk Empire's" Michael Pitt, among others.