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Dec 15, 2020

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Compete in your own space! 7 Genre categories with 7 Winners!

We’re searching for exceptional feature/pilot screenplays in seven genre categories. One Genre Winner will be selected in each genre category to receive $2500 cash. Of the seven Genre Winners, one of you will go on to win the Grand Prize and receive an additional $7500 and be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives from companies like:

The Top 7 Scripts Will Be Read by Top Agents, Managers & Producers



MJ Cabellero
 - Director Of Production at Blumhouse
MJ Caballero is a producer based in Los Angeles from Granada, Spain.  MJ has produced all type of projects for platforms and networks like Netflix, Amazon, Discovery Channel, A&E and Nickelodeon. MJ recently worked as a Director of Production in Blumhouse Television, the production company responsible for titles like Sharp ObjectsThe Loudest Voice and The Purge.

Janet Jeffries - Dev. Executive at Lawrence Bender Productions) Good Will Hunting, Inglourious Basterds, GretaCapone

Janet Jeffries has been an executive for Lawrence Bender Productions for 12+ years working in both features and television. LBP is an independent feature film company in Los Angeles, working with several independent financiers and sales companies. Next up, LBP has FONZO starring Tom Hardy in post-production and the Netflix feature THE HARDER THEY FALL is slated to shoot in 2020. It’s a period spaghetti western with an all black cast and a hip hop soundtrack to star Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors.

Bender/Brown is LBP's television company with projects in development with various streaming and premium cable networks. Credits include the Netflix limited series SEVEN SECONDS, Starz limited series FLESH AND BONE, and the CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. Lawrence Bender has produced projects including GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, HACKSAW RIDGE, and GRETA. Janet is an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University.

Daniel Seco - Literary Manager at Schemers Entertainment

Daniel Seco is a literary manager at Schemers Entertainment, a full service literary management and production company based in Los Angeles, where he represents writers & directors for film and television. A former sports journalist covering U.S. Soccer, MLB, and the NBA, Seco began his Hollywood career in 2013 at Resolution. He joined CAA in 2014 where he worked in the motion picture literary department before venturing into literary management on the feature side at Writ Large in 2015 as a coordinator/junior manager. A series of consulting jobs including a stop at Netflix in its Original Film department gave way to Seco teaming up with Gavin Dorman at Schemers Entertainment as a literary manager in 2018. Seco is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Florida as well as a cancer survivor.  

Audrey Knox - Literary Manager at Cartel 

Audrey Knox is currently a manager at the Cartel, a management and production company with clients who have written on shows including LUCIFER, HAPPY!, BLACK LIGHTNING, and GROWN-ISH. Audrey worked her way up from Receptionist to Executive Assistant to Coordinator to Manager. She has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, in production, and in writers’ rooms, and she has a BFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

more to be announced!
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Categories: Feature / TV Pilot

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical/Bio, Horror/Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Sci Fi/Fantasy


Be our next winner!

PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner 
(Selected from 7 Genre Award Winners)

$7500 Cash ($10,000 Total Including Genre Award Winnings)
- Invitation onto the ISA Development Slate, where the team will work with you to further package and champion your winning script to more industry execs for a full year. Over 60 scripts from Development Slate writers have been produced or optioned.
- 1 Year ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- All Additional Category Prizes

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Genre Award Winners
(7 Winners Selected from 7 Genre Categories)

$2500 Cash Each
- Genre Winner's Scripts Will Be Read by Top Agents, Managers & Producers
- ISA Development Slate Consideration 
ISA Development Slate Evaluation (for a New Script)
- 12 Months ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- All Prizes from Finalists

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Finalists (Top 10 of Each Genre)
- Live Online Class with Max Timm "The Craft: From Concept to Character"
- 6 months ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- ISA Logline Review

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Semi-Finalists 
- 3 months ISAConnect with access to Writing Gigs and Industry Pros
- Digital Copy of "(Not Just) Another Book on the Craft of Screenwriting"

Categories:
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Thriller

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Rules

  • All writers from all countries are welcome to enter the competition; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Emerging Screenwriters Grand Prize Winners and their screenplays are ineligible to enter into any future contest season.
  • If you receive 2nd – 6th place awards 3 times with 3 different screenplays, you will no longer be eligible to submit.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and may not be encumbered by any third party.
  • Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.
  • Screenplays adapted from your own self-published books, plays, or other source material are eligible if you have retained all rights to your work.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible, provided you have the writer’s written permission to adapt the work.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the competition prize(s).
  • Those that receive a free script feedback are not eligible to receive a free resubmission, which may come as an option with purchased script analyses or unless otherwise stated in a promotion.
  • You understand that a script analysis can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the contest.
  • You may submit your entry and payment online only. We’re GREEN!
  • Promotions must be used at the time of submission and will not be added to previous submissions.
  • Multiple entries are permissible and get a discount.
  • Once a script has been entered into the competition, we will only accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages if you contact us within 24 hours. After that, under no circumstances will we accept changes. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Competition applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • You understand that it is your sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
  • Payments to be accepted via Paypal or through registrations on the ISA website. All major credit cards accepted.
  • By entering this competition, and in the event you are declared a finalist, you understand and accept that Emerging Screenwriters and the ISA will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • You are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • You may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization and will retain all rights to your screenplay.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the prizes, has been implied.
  • Prizes may be distributed in the rate of 1 package per person based on the highest placement and not per winning screenplay, depending on the request of the sponsor.
  • The cash prizes will be distributed over 3 months from the date of the final announcement.
  • ISAConnect Membership prizes expire after 90 days and cannot be combined with a current free ISAConnect membership.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our competition guidelines; however, the competition and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
  • Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 80-120 pages. 2). TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.
  • If you order a script analysis you may be charged separately $1 for each page over 120 pages, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.
  • Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges. However, if you’re submitting a TV Pilot you may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes. Email them to: Submissions@EmergingScreenwriters.com.
  • You understand that your logline and screenplay will be reviewed by our staff and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of the staff or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission logline or screenplay.
  • You understands and accept without reservation that you are an independent contractor and that Competition Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  • To enter the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition you must agree to the Rules.
  • For more inquiries, please email us at Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com

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FAQ: https://www.emergingscreenwriters.com/rules-faqs/

For any other questions, please email us: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com

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Screenplay competitions like Emerging Screenwriters are a great way to take a chance on your dreams through your creativity. However, unless you win the Grand Prize or one of the Genre Awards, you may never know how your script actually compared – and even if you do find success, you won’t actually know what it was about your script that caught the judges’ eyes and set you apart. That’s where Professional Script Feedback comes in.

In this business, doors only open every so often, so when you walk through you want to make sure you present the best version of what you have to offer. You don’t just want your screenplay to win a competition – you want producers and agents to read your screenplay and say, “I want THIS.” Script Feedback will give you that insight into those industry minds before you even get the appointment.

General Feedback (2-3 Pages) $59, normally $69 – You know your work inside and out, now it’s time to get a second opinion. We’ll read your full script, and you’ll receive a detailed personalized critique on what we see, what we think, and suggestions on where to go next. Focus on plot, dialogue, characterization, format, length, plot sequencing and how to focus the narrative. Plus, dialogue & character improvements.

Deep Dive (4-5 Pages) $79, normally $99 – This offers more than the General feedback with analysis on every aspect of the script. Examination of plot, character, format, marketability, etc. Suggestions and recommendations of other helpful screenplay resources.


ISA-Certified Script Readers are experienced industry professionals with a variety of success in screenwriting, producing, and literary management. They are here to empower you to improve your work based on their well-informed perspective and how it relates to the structure and technique contained within your script. We strive to give you something more than just a pat on the back; we’re here to propel your script to the front of the line.

Rules

  • All writers from all countries are welcome to enter the competition; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Emerging Screenwriters Grand Prize Winners and their screenplays are ineligible to enter into any future contest season.
  • If you receive 2nd – 6th place awards 3 times with 3 different screenplays, you will no longer be eligible to submit.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and may not be encumbered by any third party.
  • Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.
  • Screenplays adapted from your own self-published books, plays, or other source material are eligible if you have retained all rights to your work.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible, provided you have the writer’s written permission to adapt the work.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the competition prize(s).
  • Those that receive a free script feedback are not eligible to receive a free resubmission, which may come as an option with purchased script analyses or unless otherwise stated in a promotion.
  • You understand that a script analysis can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the contest.
  • You may submit your entry and payment online only. We’re GREEN!
  • Promotions must be used at the time of submission and will not be added to previous submissions.
  • Multiple entries are permissible and get a discount.
  • Once a script has been entered into the competition, we will only accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages if you contact us within 24 hours. After that, under no circumstances will we accept changes. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Competition applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • You understand that it is your sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
  • Payments to be accepted via Paypal or through registrations on the ISA website. All major credit cards accepted.
  • By entering this competition, and in the event you are declared a finalist, you understand and accept that Emerging Screenwriters and the ISA will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • You are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • You may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization and will retain all rights to your screenplay.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the prizes, has been implied.
  • Prizes may be distributed in the rate of 1 package per person based on the highest placement and not per winning screenplay, depending on the request of the sponsor.
  • The cash prizes will be distributed over 3 months from the date of the final announcement.
  • ISAConnect Membership prizes expire after 90 days and cannot be combined with a current free ISAConnect membership.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our competition guidelines; however, the competition and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
  • Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 80-120 pages. 2). TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.
  • If you order a script analysis you may be charged separately $1 for each page over 120 pages, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.
  • Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges. However, if you’re submitting a TV Pilot you may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes. Email them to: Submissions@EmergingScreenwriters.com.
  • You understand that your logline and screenplay will be reviewed by our staff and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of the staff or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission logline or screenplay.
  • You understands and accept without reservation that you are an independent contractor and that Competition Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  • To enter the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition you must agree to the Rules.
  • For more inquiries, please email us at Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com

FAQs

FAQ: https://www.emergingscreenwriters.com/rules-faqs/

For any other questions, please email us: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com

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Ted Campbell selected for the ISA's Top 25 Writers of 2017

Ted Campbell has been chosen as one of ISA's Top 25 Writers of 2017. The decision was based on five primary points and conditions: overall writing talent and presentation of a gift for the craft of screenwriting, project/script success in...
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Don Thompson is in the Emerging Screenwriters Top 100

Thompson's screenplay 'Medea, South Carolina' moves him to the top 100 in the Emerging Screenwriters Contest.
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Pilot 'Token Kyle' by Melissa Emery is Top 100 for Emerging Screenwriters

Melissa Emery's original comedy pilot Token Kyle is currently in the Top 100 for Emerging Screenwriters Feature/ Pilot Competition.Token Kyle is about a man who wants nothing more than to make partner at work to win the approval of his deadbeat...
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Mugs Cahill makes Emerging Screenwriters Top 100

Mugs Cahill was named in the Top 100 for the ISA's Emerging Screenwriters Feature/Pilot Competition for her TV Pilot submittal JOOK. The same script which garnered the Austin Film Festival Second Rounder.
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Clarke Mayer's SKYJACK named Emerging Screenwriters Top 100 Semi-Finalist

SKYJACK has been named a Finish Line Script Competition quarter-finalist, as well as an Emerging Screenwriters Hot 100 semi-finalist. SKYJACK is a fictionalized historical thriller based on the true story of folk hero D.B. Cooper.
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3 Contest Placements for Robert Rossetti Comedy Script JIMMY LYNCH

Robert Rossetti, a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and former NYC Stand Up Comic, has recently placed in 3 Contests with his Comedy Feature, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMY LYNCH! a 90's Comedy about Worcester, Massachusetts. The Script...
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Ted Campbell's BLUE MOTEL Semi-Finalist Emerging Screenwriters Contest

Ted Campbell's crime thriller BLUE MOTEL is a Semi-Finalist in the Mystery category for Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. BLUE MOTEL recently won the Grand Prize in the Your Script Produced screenplay contest.
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Ted Campbell's HARM'S WAY Semi-Finalist Emerging Screenwriters Contest

Ted Campbell's suspense thriller HARM'S WAY is a Semi-Finalist in the Mystery category for Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition.
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SURVIVORS: B.S. wins Drama category of Emerging Screenwriters

Julia Skikavich's darkly funny, one-hour drama SURVIVORS: B.S. has won the Drama category of the 2019 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay competition. The contest’s judges highlighted the writer’s unique voice, the script’s compelling...
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LUANA chosen for Emerging Screenwriters

LEGACY and LUANA both came in as Semi-finalists or Top 25 Sci-fi/Fantasy Screenplays in The Emerging Screenwriter Gene Competition!!
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LEGACY chosen for Emerging Screenwriters

LEGACY and LUANA both came in as Semi-finalists or Top 25 Sci-fi/Fantasy Screenplays in The Emerging Screenwriter Gene Competition!!
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"Dead Don't Speak" selected for Frontières International Co-Pro Market

Christian Lybrook's period thriller script "Dead Don't Speak" is one of 20 selections for the 2020 Frontières International Co-Production Market. The film is being produced by Noah Lang ("The Climb", "The Strange Ones") and is being directed by...
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DEAD DON'T SPEAK Optioned by Witchcraft Motion Picture Company

Christian Lybrook's 1950s thriller feature script DEAD DON'T SPEAK has been optioned by producer Noah Lang ("The Climb") with the Witchcraft Motion Picture Company. The script, about an obsessive deputy’s investigation into a history of abducted...
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Jeffrey Howe's FLAT-RATE FRANK advances in Nicholl Fellowship

FLAT-RATE FRANK, Jeffrey Howe's historical coming of age drama, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. It also entered the semifinal round at the Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices competition.
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Powderpuff

Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest 2017- Finalist, Honorable Mention Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest 2016- Quarterfinalist
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Saigon Special

Austin Film Festival Semi-finalist 2020, Screencraft Comedy Finalist 2019, Nicholl top 20% 2020, Emerging Screenwriters Comedy Finalist 2019, Emerging Screenwriters Mystery Semi-finalist 2019, Page Quarterfinalist 2020, TSL Free Screenplay...
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HARLEM HELL FIGHTERS by Jayson Crittenden awarded by Emerging Screenwriters

After a record number of submissions, HARLEM HELL FIGHTERS by Jayson Crittenden was selected as a quarter-finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. Another humbling accomplishment for this remarkable true story.
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Second Time a Second Rounder at AFF

For the second year in a row, Deborah Syna has a Feature screenplay that placed in the second round of the Austin Film Festival. In 2019, a crime drama involving a Nigerian Romance Scam SUGARLAND, and this year, a Supernatural Thriller TALON, set in...
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2020 Emerging Screenwriters Quarter-Finalists & Semi-Finalists Announced!

Rollin Jewett's environmental action adventure comedy is Quarter Finalist in the 2020 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenwriting Competition!
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DOWN BY THE RIVER scores a spot among the Quarter Finalists

Western/Drama pilot DOWN BY THE RIVER by Teymur Faris scored its first official selection thanks to the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. After applying its first version of the script to the Historical category, DOWN BY THE RIVER...
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RELOCATION - Semifinalist, 2020 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition

Warren Clarke's RELOCATION was named a semifinalist in the 2020 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition. The sci-fi thriller was also a semifinalist in these 2020 contests: Big Apple Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting...
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