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Circus Road Screenplay Contest


Circus Road wants to find a great project to produce! We have produced and sold films in all genres. We will analyze all finalists with an eye towards optioning one or more screenplays for production. The top finalist will win not just $5000 in cash, but the opportunity to have their screenplay optioned for production. This is a contest that doesn't just get you a prize and a winning title. This is a contest that will get you a career.



  •  $5000 cash
  • Winning screenplay will be optioned for production




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  1. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.
  2. Screenplays written by teams of two or more are eligible. Any award won by a co-authored screenplay will be divided evenly among the writers listed on the entry form.
  3. Screenplays and any source material must be the original work of the author, unless such source material is in the public domain.
  4. Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.
  5. A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.
  6. Contestants retain full ownership of their material and are not obligated to accept any proposed option by Circus Road.
  7. Industry executives will analyze the screenplays to determine the semi-finalists and finalists. Circus Road will determine the winner of the Grand Prize of $5000.
  8. Circus Road will not provide any feedback or coverage of submitted screenplays.










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