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2017 Screenwriting Contest – Finalists

– winner and runner-up announced on July 30th at Script Pipeline’s awards event –

Chimera by Jen Badasci & Christopher Allan Poe
Cult-De-Sac by Charles Stulck
Devil’s Fork by Jordan Galland
Dogtown by Michael Sloane
End of Life by Ashley Locher
Getaway by Joshua Paul Johnson & Jamie Napoli
Nix by Evan Muehlbauer & Jesse Keller
Stella and Marlon by Julia Batavia
The Lucky Ones Drowned by J. Scott Goldberg
The Way Out Is Through by Tyler Theofilos

 Semifinalists

A Cowboy and an Angel by Conor Walsh
A Wonderful World by Geoffrey Uhl
Anaphora by Elliot Glass
Bandits, Bullets and a Whole Lotta Bad! by Phillip Rogers
Big Future Ahead by Rick Mashburn
Blood Crawl by William Klazura
Chimera by Jen Badasci & Christopher Allan Poe
Concrete Blonde by Cameron Beyl
Cult-De-Sac by Charles Stulck
Devil’s Fork by Jordan Galland
Dogtown by Michael Sloane
End of Life by Ashley Locher
Exile by Roxanne Conrad
Fathom by Christopher Blum
Fear God by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli
Fellow Man by Brian Smolensky
Getaway by Joshua Paul Johnson & Jamie Napoli
Glitches by Kelly Byrnes
Hide Your Fires by Brianna Janes
Hollow Body by Alex Keledjian
Money & Other Love Stories by Jennifer Abbott
Nix by Evan Muehlbauer & Jesse Keller
No Man’s Land by Michelle Davidson & Jeffrey R. Field
Persephone by Mia Farmer
Play Dirty by Jeff York
Race the Dead by Patrick Roche
Rebecca and Quinn Get Scared by Cylin Busby & Nanci Katz
Red Velvet by Tom Radovich
Stella and Marlon by Julia Batavia
The Crying Man by Walker Hare
The Fishbowl by Paul Clarke
The Kevin by Charles Fisher
The Lucky Ones Drowned by J. Scott Goldberg
The Way Out Is Through by Tyler Theofilos
Unseen by Stuart Flack
Wendigo by Michael Langer
Zoey Ramone by Steven Boltz

Quarterfinalists

A Cowboy and an Angel by Conor Walsh
A Day In Another Life by Mark Jacobsen
A Dirty Little Coup by Margaret Riseley
A Soldier’s Mission by Erica Mountain
A Wonderful World by Geoffrey Uhl
Accidentally by Mallory Carra
Adam² by Dennis Luu
Anaphora by Elliot Glass
Bandits, Bullets and a Whole Lotta Bad! by Phillip Rogers
Be Normal by Joanna Benecke
Between Kings and Queens by Max Schloner
Big Future Ahead by Rick Mashburn
Blood Crawl by William Klazura
Blood on the Gold by Dennis DeBon
Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Farahday Morgan
Cat Traps in the Garden by Julian Barnett
Children of Pan by Candela Echenique
Chimera by Jen Badasci & Christopher Allan Poe
Clean Plate Club by Margaret Maloney
Concrete Blonde by Cameron Beyl
Concrete Jungle by Lee Ross
Crave by Ariel Ehrlich
Cult-De-Sac by Charles Stulck
D.R.T. – A Love Story by Melissa Emery
Daffodil by Christina Wollerman
Daffodil by Nikai Johnson
Dago Harlem by Chris Caleo
Dancing in the White Room by David Sabbath
Darkness in Tenement 45 by Nicole Groton
Dead, But Whatever by Boris Coll
Détente, Ohio by Ernie Altbacker
Devil’s Delights by Nickolas & Toni Shepherd
Devil’s Fork by Jordan Galland
Do You Take This Man? by Rebecca Fink
Dogtown by Michael Sloane
Echelon Park by Patrick C. Bowden
End of Life by Ashley Locher
Exile by Roxanne Conrad
Fathom by Christopher Blum
Fear God by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli
Fellow Man by Brian Smolensky
Flyover State by Sarah Tither-Kaplan
Getaway by Joshua Paul Johnson & Jamie Napoli
Glitches by Kelly Byrnes
Go Heavy by Kristina Lyons
Guns and Gods by Taylor Haisch
Heaven Sent by Jade Syed-Bokhari
Hidden Monsters by Kristen Batko
Hide Your Fires by Brianna Janes
Hollow Body by Alex Keledjian
Iron Maidens by John Smith
Kennedy Space Center by Dennis Luu
Kevin Christ by Robert Lundgren
Let’s Kill D.B. Cooper by Mark Price
Life on a Leash by Dru Miller
Lifelike by Lisa Steen
Little Bird by Julie Wittrock
Lovecraft by Philip Kreyche
Mad Jack by Jeremy Christensen
Mad Jack by Kelsey Nicklaw & James Kendall
Martyr by Scott Pittock
Medicine Show by Christina Wollerman
Meet Me in the Woods by W. Spencer Janes
Miss Diagnosis by Derek Dubois
Money & Other Love Stories by Jennifer Abbott
Most Wanted by Brad Crowe
Mr. Moon by Michael Langer
Next Gen by Carolyn Kras
Nix by Evan Muehlbauer & Jesse Keller
No Man’s Land by Michelle Davidson & Jeffrey R. Field
North Channel by Michael Davis
Par 3 by Todd Scheiperpeter
Persephone by Mia Farmer
Play Dirty by Jeff York
Race the Dead by Patrick Roche
Rebecca and Quinn Get Scared by Cylin Busby & Nanci Katz
Red Velvet by Tom Radovich
Sovereign Citizen by Craig Peters
Stella and Marlon by Julia Batavia
Summer’s Snow by Phillip Hughes
The Alternate by Dennis Luu
The Bullshit Boys by Nickolas & Toni Shepherd
The Crying Man by Walker Hare
The Experiment by Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel
The Extraordinary Ordinary by Natalie Rodriguez
The Fishbowl by Paul Clarke
The G.O.A.T. by Sid Grey
The Kevin by Charles Fisher
The Lucky Ones Drowned by J. Scott Goldberg
The Mars Generation by Alyson Nicholas
The Royal Pains by Julia Bergeron
The Slide by Dennis Luu
The Way Out Is Through by Tyler Theofilos
Till Death Do Us Part by Michael Davis
Trick Roller by Erik Shill
Tweed by Darren Ursino
Unbalanced by Craig Cambria
Unseen by Stuart Flack
Wendigo by Michael Langer
What Rough Beast by Kranti Pally
X-Ray by Thomas Ecobelli
Zoey Ramone by Steven Boltz

Winner Receives:
$25,000 | long-term industry circulation | development with execs

The 15th Annual 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest continues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with numerous screenwriting contest alumni finding elite representation and gaining crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach industry execs.

The result thus far is $6 million in screenplays and TV pilots sold by competition finalists and “Recommend” writers since 2003. Last year, over 12,000 screenplays, pilots, and pitches were reviewed across all competitions and services, making Script Pipeline one of the leading companies in the world receiving unproduced material.

Finalists are given exposure to Script Pipeline industry partners and the following:

  • $25,000 to winner, $1,500 to runner-up
  • Development assistance with Script Pipeline execs
  • Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, and others searching for new TV material, tailored to each individual project
  • Additional material review for potential circulation
  • Long-term circulation for all finalists (and select semifinalists)
  • Exclusive invitations to private writer/industry events hosted by Script Pipeline

Our intent: to circulate exceptional material, launch careers, and push scripts closer to production.


– NOTABLE SUCCESS STORIES –

Script Pipeline Contest Winner Spec Sells to Universal for $3 Million

SWATHposter2016After introductions by Script Pipeline to partner Jake Wagner, Evan Daugherty sold Snow White & the Huntsman to Universal for $3 million. It marked one of the biggest studio spec sales in years and subsequently made Evan one of the hottest young writers in the industry. The film has grossed over $400 million worldwide and spawned the 2016 film The Huntsman.

“Immediately after the competition, Script Pipeline introduced me to a manager, and the connection helped launch my screenwriting career.”
– Evan Daugherty (Rose Red, Divergent)

Shortly after the Script Pipeline screenwriting contest, Evan landed an assignment with Warner Bros. to rewrite an adaptation of He-Man, which led to the sale of SWATH.

Evan co-wrote an adaptation of the young adult novel Divergent for Summit Entertainment (Twilight). The film released March 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now) and Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet.

After selling a pilot pitch, it was later announced Evan would be one of the writers and executive producers on an adaptation of the DC comic franchise Midnight Mass. for NBC and Five Ghosts for Syfy. Most recently, he was one of the writers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Michael Bay film starred Megan Fox and was released summer 2014. Evan was tapped to write and executive produce the event series Esmeralda for ABC Studios and signed on to pen the third installment of the GI Joe franchise for Paramount.

In March 2016, Disney gave the go-ahead on developing Rose Red, based on an original script by Justin Merz and a pitch by Evan that will serve as a companion piece to the original Snow White story.

Among all these projects, he’ll be making his directorial debut with Ink and Bone for Dimension Films and wrote an initial draft for Warner Bros. and MGM’s Tomb Raider reboot coming in 2018, starring Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina).

Watch the interview with Evan and Script Pipeline CEO Chad Clough

Read Evan’s Script Pipeline Interview

Tripper Clancy’s Contest-Winning Script in Production, Sells Other Projects to Major Studios

Contest winner Tripper Clancy signed with a Script Pipeline partner following a top-four finish in the contest. A few months after the screenwriting competition ended, 20th Century Fox selected Tripper for their feature comedy writing team to help develop new material.

In September 2013, he sold the comedy The Ambassadors, and Tripper’s buddy-comedy pitch Winter Break was picked up by QED International as the last spec sale of the year. In early 2014, he was hired to write the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount, and in 2016 the comedy Hacker Camp for Hasbro.

“The impact Script Pipeline had on my writing career is extraordinary. Winning the contest directly led to my new representation, which in turn led to working with studios such as 20th Century Fox and Paramount.”
– Tripper Clancy (Stranded, The Ambassadors)

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Fox picked up Tripper’s spec Stuber in April 2016, acquiring the script for the mid-six figures. The screenplay is based on an idea developed by Tripper and his manager Jake Wagner (Good Fear Film + Management). Announced in May 2017, Tripper will be adapting the acclaimed novel The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

In addition, his contest-winning script Henry the Second is in pre-production–Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps (The Spectacular Now) and 3311 Productions to produce.

Screenwriting Contest Winner “Militia” in Production

Jeffrey Dean Morgan to star in Militia, winner of the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Writer Henry Dunham found representation less than a month after contest results were announced, signing with industry partner Madhouse Entertainment.

Ralph Ineson (The Witch) and Jack Huston (American Hustle) join Morgan in the cast. Dunham, repped by UTA, will also direct. Cinestate and XYZ films are producing the crime/thriller.

“Without the momentum my win gave me, I don’t know where my screenplay would be. I owe Script Pipeline for everything.”
– Henry Dunham (writer/director, Militia)

The script was a unanimous pick amongst Script Pipeline staff for top honors in the 2015 contest. Both CEO Chad Clough and Senior Executive Matt Joseph Misetich pegged the screenplay as a fresh, relevant spin on the genre, and an unquestionably strong calling card for the up-and-coming Dunham.

Robert De Niro Stars in Script Pipeline Contest-Winning Script

The Script Pipeline contest-winning screenplay Shrapnel was turned into the film Killing Season, starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta. Corsan and Millennium Films produced the action/thriller, which rehashed the original plot during development. It was released in 2013.

– View more news in the Success Stories section above –

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Script Pipeline's First Look Project was an awesome experience.  From our first phone call, they became our personal champions, and proceeded to surprise us again and again with the extent of their support--this contest is about getting your work in front of the industry. We can't tell you how many times we got update calls after 8pm. These guys work hard, and their unprecedented advocacy of our writing led to meetings. It was this attention and praise that led to an option agreement. Submitting was one of the smartest things we did.

Ben and Tyler Soper, First Look Project Winners (The Devil in Evelyn)



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  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) to star in Militia, winner of the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Writer Henry Dunham found representation less than a month after contest results were announced, signing with industry partner Madhouse Entertainment.
  • In February 2017, Script Pipeline partner Bohemia Group Originals (BGO) optioned two Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition finalists: Bradley Stryker’s action/thriller The Dragon Run and Diana Wright’s comedy pilot Franchise. The following month, they optioned Nadeem Siddiqui’s romcom Slut, also a 2016 Screenwriting finalist.
  • Screenwriting Contest finalist Max Martini directing his feature Will Gardner starring Martini in the lead role alongside an all-star cast including Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustle), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County), and Gary Sinise (CSI: NY). Martini’s company, Mona Vista Productions, will be donating 30% of the film’s profits to charity.
  • Nir Paniry’s Princesses to be produced by Grey Matter Productions and Disney. Joachim Røenning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) directing. Nir placed second in the Script Pipeline contest with his action screenplay The Coyote.
  • Kevin Jones, winner of the Great TV Show Idea Competition and a three-time Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist, signed with Jake Wagner (Good Fear) and UTA in 2016. Script Pipeline helped develop his contest-winning pitch into a pilot script, which is being shopped to major producers and networks.

“I’ve personally signed a number of writers from the Script Pipeline competitions, including Evan Daugherty and Tripper Clancy, and immediately review any material they send my way.”
– Jake Wagner, Manager (Good Fear)

  • TV Writing Competition finalist Dani Messerschmidt (Hello, I Live Here) signed with John Zaozirny at Bellevue Productions in March 2017. Dani was introduced to reps from Bellevue at a Script Pipeline writer/industry event months prior.
  • Producer Michael Klein (Dobre Films) picked up the sci-fi/action feature Moon Rush by Matt O’Reilly. Script Pipeline connected O’Reilly, who has other projects in various stages of development, with Dobre at the beginning of 2017.
  • Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) set to direct the Script Pipeline finalist screenplay Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, written by Jen Goldson. It’s the third film Jen will have had produced after meeting execs at the 2015 Script Pipeline writer/industry event, joining the romcom Off the Menu, directed by Jay Silverman and starring Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids), and the thriller Snatched, produced by Nasser Entertainment.
  • Howard Jordan (Family Be Like), runner-up in the TV Writing Competition, signed with Madhouse Entertainment and Paradigm in March 2017.
  • First Look Project contest winner Kristi Hall is developing a feature script with Kersey Management. Script Pipeline execs worked with Kristi for over a year on a high-concept action/comedy screenplay before sending it to manager Andrew Kersey.
  • Six years after winning the 2010 Screenwriting Competition, Debbie Chesebro and Tyson FitzGerald optioned their screenplay Prom Queen to Classy Films as a result of Script Pipeline’s long-term facilitation.
  • TV Writing Competition Runner-up Laura Bensick (The Mother) signed with UTA less than a few weeks after placing in the 2016 contest.
  • Android, written by Script Pipeline Fellowship selection Matt O’Reilly, attached Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, The Path) in October 2016. Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) set to co-star in the sci-fi/thriller and had been attached since 2015. Niall Johnson (White Noise) directing, with Infinite Studios and Picture Films producing.
  • Screenwriting finalist Andrew Martin Robinson (Cut Its Head Off) signed with Peter Katz (Story Driven) in August 2016–less than a week after his horror screenplay was circulated to Script Pipeline’s industry network.
  • Greg Martin and Eric Beu signed with Good Fear Film + Management (formerly Benderspink) in 2015. The writing duo were named the winners of the 2015 TV Writing Competition with their original pilot Beachwood.
  • Finalist Matt Altman signed with APA and Parallax Talent Management. He and co-writer David Matalon sold their feature script The Feud to Vandal Entertainment, and Matt later sold his spec Sam & Liz: A Killer Love Story to Relativity Media, and in August 2016, the script Red Widow to studio STX Entertainment.
  • Contest winner Jason Kaleko (Snatch) signed with Energy Entertainment. He was previously developing feature and TV material with Script Pipeline execs.
  • Screenwriting winner Tyler Burton Smith (Henchman) signed with WME and Grandview. He has multiple projects in development with major production companies, including Spooked, with Dan Lin producing, and Five Nights at Freddy’s, which he’s co-writing with director Gil Kenan (Poltergeist).
  • Precious Cargo, a finalist in the 2010 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition written by Max Adams, was released in April 2016. The film stars Bruce Willis, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Claire Forlani.
  • Script Pipeline “Recommend” Micah Barnett sold a one-hour drama, Ricochet, to NBC, a few years after finding management through a Script Pipeline industry contact.

“No one has done more for our screenplay and our writing career than Script Pipeline. They’ve worked tirelessly in connecting us to industry professionals over the course of six years, ultimately resulting in our script getting optioned.”
– Debbie Chesebro & Tyson FitzGerald, Screenwriting Contest Winners (Prom Queen)

  • Screenwriting Finalist Craig Weeden and veteran comic writer/inker Jimmy Palmiotti (Ultimate Spider-man, Jonah Hex) optioned an adaptation of Painkiller Jane to Solipsist Films (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For). The project is in development.
  • The Living Wake, Script Pipeline’s first produced film, starring Academy Award-Nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and comedian Mike O’Connell, was released theatrically in 2010, eliciting from Variety: “A stunning feature debut. . . . Eisenberg is note-perfect. Supporting ensemble couldn’t be more colorful.”
  • Brian Watanabe’s “Recommend” script Operation Endgame was produced with Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Adam Scott, Ellen Barkin, Ving Rhames, Maggie Q, Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), and an ensemble cast. Script Pipeline CEO and producer Chad Clough first brought the screenplay to Sean McKittrick (Donnie DarkoBad Words) at Darko Entertainment.

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  • Screenwriter Rob Nelms was hired to pen the script Between after introductions to a director by Pipeline’s Chad Clough. The film premiered at Sundance and later aired on Lifetime.
  • Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest winner Slammin‘ sold to Warner Bros. for six-figures in 2003. It was the competition’s first major success story, and the first Script Pipeline writer to sell a spec for over six-figures.

Many other writers have optioned their work, found paid writing jobs, produced their films, and garnered management or agency representation through Script Pipeline’s exhaustive process of industry facilitation for top screenplays and pilots.

View more Script Pipeline success stories


Grand Prize Winner –
announced late July 2017:

  • $25,000
  • Exposure to Script Pipeline’s industry network and a personalized circulation plan
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with the Script Pipeline development team

Runner-up – announced late July 2017:

  • $2,000
  • Exposure to Script Pipeline’s industry network and a personalized circulation plan
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with a development executive

Both the Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up receive these finalist benefits. . . .

Finalists (8) – top 10 announced July 1st, 2017:

  • Immediate circulation to industry partners
  • Long-term circulation and development assistance from Script Pipeline executives–on the contest-placing script, as well as additional projects
  • Invitations to exclusive writer/industry events throughout the year, including the finalist event

Semifinalists (up to top 2% of submissions) – announced Monday June 26th, 2017

Quarterfinalists (up to top 4% of submissions) – announced Monday June 19th, 2017

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Industry reviewing 2017 finalists include:

In addition to over 100 other managers, producers, and agencies.


Basic guidelines:

  • Cover page should include the title only. Remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.) on the script. Logline and genre on the title page as well is preferred, but not required. If contact info is left on the script, we’ll adjust the file accordingly–the writer will not be disqualified.
  • Co-writers are allowed. Only one writer needs to register.
  • PDF preferred, but will accept Final Draft, Celtx, and other file formats.
  • Script should be a feature-length screenplay. All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements. If it’s a multi-part series, please send only the first part.
  • No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
  • Simultaneous submissions are of course allowed (i.e. you can enter other screenwriting contests with the same script).
  • Previous Script Pipeline competition entrants welcome to enter again and are guaranteed fresh reads from a new judge. Former finalists are not allowed to enter the same script again.
  • All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they place as a finalist or not. It is, however, recommended you copyright your material.
  • Electronic submissions only.

Some general rules:

  • The script entered must not have been produced in its full form (shorts based on the script are fine).
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry.
  • No restrictions on money earned as a writer, as long as the script entered has not been sold and is not under option at the time of entry.

View complete rules and guidelines


Script Pipeline’s criteria is based primarily on the overall quality of the script, including storytelling ability and fundamental screenplay components (e.g. dialogue, plot, structure, and characterization). Concept marketability and originality are also taken into consideration. Best piece of advice we can give all writers is to submit material that highlights your unique voice–what separates your script from the pack.

Although we’re strict on judging, all types of genres and styles are fair game. In the past, winning scripts have ranged from animated comedies, to microbudget indies, to dramas, true stories, and everything in-between. We’re simply looking for stellar writing.

For other industry execs interested in judging for the Script Pipeline Competition, email us. We will only consider applicants who are active producers, agents, managers, or directors.

WHAT ARE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DATES?

2017 quarterfinalists and semifinalists are selected in mid and late June. The top 10 finalists are posted to the site on July 1st, and one Grand Prize Winner is announced in late July.

IF I MAKE UPDATES TO MY SCRIPT AFTER ENTERING, DO I HAVE TO RE-REGISTER AND PAY A NEW ENTRY FEE? 

As the deadline to register via Script Pipeline has passed, we won’t be able to accept updated drafts.

CAN INTERNATIONAL WRITERS ENTER?

Yes. Applicants outside the US are welcome to enter ANY Script Pipeline contest.

DO I GET FEEDBACK ON MY ENTRY?

For all contest entrants, we offer an exclusive discounted rate on General Notes that cover everything from plot and structure to dialogue and character. A sample can be found here. Additional notes are optional and are kept separate from the actual judging process.

*Feedback will be sent after judging is completed in full by July. Those who requested additional feedback will receive no later than the first week of August.

SHOULD I PUT CONTACT INFO ON THE COVER PAGE?

Cover page should include the title only. Remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.) on the script. Logline and genre on the title page as well is preferred, but not required.

If your contact info is left on the script, we’ll adjust the file accordingly–the writer will not be disqualified. However, we can replace any previous version with one you have updated.

WILL YOU ACCEPT SHORT SCRIPTS OR PITCHES?

Only feature-length scripts are accepted. Pitches may be submitted to our Great Movie Idea Competition.

WHAT KIND OF EXPOSURE WILL THE WINNERS RECEIVE?

Script Pipeline has a long history of linking finalists with the industry through personal introductions and general career assistance for our writers–more so than any other competition. In July 2017, we will announce the Grand Prize winner at a private writer/industry reception. Afterward, loglines and scripts are circulated to companies looking for new material, and the winner is connected to a number of producers, agents, and managers.

IS THE FIELD LIMITED TO BEGINNING WRITERS AND AMATEURS?

No. Writers may have sold or optioned material in the past, however the script you’re entering must not be currently under option, and must not have been previously produced as a feature film.

CAN I SUBMIT TO OTHER CONTESTS OR COMPANIES AFTER ENTERING?

There are no restrictions on submitting to other writing competitions or sending your script elsewhere while entered in the contest.

DO I NEED TO COPYRIGHT MY SCRIPT?

Although a copyright is not required to enter the competition, we recommend you register your work with a copyright service, such as the U.S. Copyright Office or the Writer’s Guild of America.

ARE WRITING TEAMS ACCEPTED?

Two or more writers are fine. Only one writer needs to register. For our records, please email us with the name of the other writer/s after registering.

Contact our contest coordinator with any other questions.