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Oct 01, 2014

Hollywood Screenplay Contest


As one of the world\'s most visible and recognized screenplay competitions, our aim, quite simply, is to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in film and television storytelling from around the world. We identify emerging talent and place top new screenwriters firmly on the industry’s radar directly in the heart of the motion picture capital of the world.


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Recipients: Grand Prize Winners of Comedy, Science Fiction, Television Sitcom, Television Drama, Television Spec Script

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Recipients: Grand Prize Winners of all categories

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Please read the following Rules and Regulations carefully:



1) All scripts must be submitted in English. Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

2) Judges and employees who work for the Hollywood Screenplay Contest are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.

3) Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the contest. Only one entry fee is required for such entries. All writers' names should be listed on the online entry. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By submitting online to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, all writers authorize the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all cash awards will be split equally between the writers. If a screenplay is written by multiple writers, prizes will be divided at the writers' discretion.

4) To enter your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.

5) Entrants to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays.

6) Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

7) You may submit your entry and payment either online or by mail. No preference will be given to either method of submission.

8) Entries must be mailed and postmarked by the applicable Entry Deadline.

9) Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.

10) The Hollywood Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.

11) By entering the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.

12) Entry fees are non-refundable.

13) Screenplays submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number.

14) Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant’s own work.

15) The decisions of the judges are final.

16) The Hollywood Screenplay Contest reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to event scheduling at our discretion.

17) Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email and posted on our website.  It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the Hollywood Screenplay Contest or our sponsors.  Applicants will be repsonsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.

18) By submitting to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, you are authorized to submit to the Contest, and your entry does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.


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Lynda Lemberg\'s screenplay \"Grace\" won 23 awards in 2013

Grace won 23 awards in 2013 and 16 other achievements including the Hollywood Screenplay Awards, Moondance International Film Festival.and Creative World Awards.  
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Riccardo Giullari official finalist at Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Official finalist at Hollywood Screenplay Contest with the screenplay Nerve.Official finalist at Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest with the screenplay Snowdrop. Official finalist at California Film Awards with the screenplay Snowdrop.  
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Grand Prize Winner - 2012 Hollywood Screenplay Contest for Best Treatment - Street Club Kids, Go Hong Kong.  The story has also received the Park Avenue Award at the 2012 New York Screenplay Contest.  The screenplay, written by Greg Hill...
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The Sci-Fi Action screenplay, Mission 9 received a Gold Remi at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival and received an Official Finalist Honor at the 2012 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. The screenplay is under review and receiving rave...
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Nick Driggs -- 5-time screenplay competition finalist

My scripts have garnered a finalist distinction five times, and twice advanced to the second round of the Austin Film Fest.The Fix- 3rd place, dramas -- Fresh Voices- second round (top 10% among dramas) -- Austin Film FestHigh Seas- finalist --...
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Oleg Lubske\'s Silver Prize for the treatment of Life-Long Return

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Julien Deladriere wins 3rd place in 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest

Julien Deladriere won third place in the 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition with his original sci-fi pilot Storm Up The Sky. The same script previously won a special mention in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest, and was also a...
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Maria Hinterkoerner - Multiple Contest Awards

Finalist and Semifinalist in three prominent screenplay contests: CineStory Screenwriting Awards, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, and Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest.
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Russel and Lemberg TWO MORE Wins for GRACE - Bare Bones & H'Wood Screenplay

Two of the twenty-four festivals we've won with our screenplay, GRACE, are the popular Bare Bones Film Festival in Oklahoma which awarded us first place and we won the GRAND PRIZE for BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL SCREENPLAY at the HOLLYWOOD...
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Finalist - Science Fiction

Sweet Science was a Finalist in the Hollywood Screenplay competition in the sci-fi category
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Rhoden's "Sweet Science" Named Best Comedy Script Runner-Up

Sweet Science was named Best Comedy Runner-Up in the Action On Film Fest's Written Word competition. Rhoden and his sci-fi comedy was also named as a Finalist in the Hollywood Screenplay competition in the sci-fi category, and runner-up at...
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Jonathan LaPoma is a Grand Jury Prize Winner at Hollywood Screenplay

Jonathan LaPoma's multi-award-winning drama, THE WAY BACK HOME, won the Grand Jury Prize in the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, for best overall script. According to the HSC website, over 1,000 scripts were submitted to this years competition.
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David Morring is a Grand Prize Winner at 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest

4 Corners written by David Morring has been named the Grand Prize Winner at the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest in the Action/Adventure category. Narratively in the vein of Crash and stylistically in the vein of Fargo, 4 Corners intertwines...
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4 Corners written by David Morring was selected as a Top Ten Finalist in the Thriller category at the 2014 New York Screenplay Contest, and recently named the Grand Prize Winner at the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest in the...
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Teresa Roberts Grand Prize Winner at Hollywood Screenplay Contest

It has been announced that Teresa Roberts' THE ISLAND CALLS won the Grand Prize in the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest in the Drama Category. It is quite the honor to receive such a distinction from a quickly rising player in the screenwriting...
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Sci-Fi screenplay "Genesis Prime" by Joe Crouch Wins/Places in 12 contests

Genesis Prime is a four quadrant screenplay with fun sci-fi action, humor, and drama that recently was named the Winner for Best SciFi Screenplay at the Shriekfest Film Festival, and as a Finalist at the Hollywood Screenplay, New York Screenplay...
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Parker Briscoe's AND I DWELT IN THE LAND OF NOD Gains Momentum

Parker Briscoe's AND I DWELT IN THE LAND OF NOD Screenplay is getting noticed in 2014 as it makes its mark with some top Screenplay contests. It has so far received a Quarterfinalist prize at the Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest; made the...
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Joshua Keller Katz' "The Ivory Coast" selected twice as official finalist

The Ivory Coast wins on both Coasts, East and West, in the same week!Within the same week, the original feature length screenplay placed as an official finalist in two separate screenplay competitions: The New York Screenplay Contest, Official...
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RJ Nevens' "Walking Point" Secures a Successful 2014

RJ Nevens, Jr. "Walking Point" - a historical war drama based on the first Marines to utilize canines in battle - has five 2014 contest wins starting with being an official Finalist at the Hollywood Screenplay Contest and...
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DRAIN BABIES is an OFFICIAL FINALIST in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Luke Oberholtzer and Chris Bruton's latest feature, DRAIN BABIES, is an official FINALIST in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest. DRAIN BABIES mixes THE BLOB and 80’s B horror movies with the humor and camaraderie found in AMERICAN PIE...
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Jonathan LaPoma's multi-award-winning feature-length drama, THE WAY BACK HOME, is the Feature Screenplay Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards. THE WAY BACK HOME has won 6 awards/honors in 2014, including the Grand Jury Prize at the...
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Felicity Flesher - Finalist TV Spec Script

Felicity Flesher's episode of Cougar Town, entitled "Jammin' Me" was recently named an Official Finalist at the Hollywood Screenplay Contest.  The script has also been named a Finalist in the World Series of Screenwriting...
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Shaun Peter Cunningham's, STRANGER, Receives Exclusive Rights Dev. Deal

ISA member, Shaun Peter Cunningham has signed an exclusive development contract with Los Angeles-based, Voyage Media, for his feature screenplay, STRANGER. Stranger is a gritty thriller about a child abduction investigator who is pushed to his...
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Steve Guettermann's Screenplay Wins 3rd Place at StoryPros

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Pepin's "Bedtime Stories", Official Finalist

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David Morring's 4 CORNERS Selected in Top Ten Percent at BlueCat

4 CORNERS, a feature-length crime thriller narratively in the vein of Crash and stylistically in the vein of Fargo, has been selected in the Top Ten Percent of the 2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. David Morring's script is also a Grand Prize...
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Tim Davis' Drama Pilot "Finnegan's The One That Got Away" came in First Place in the TV Drama Category of The Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2014 as well as the TV Drama Category of The Chicago Screenplay Contest, also in 2014.
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Jonathan LaPoma's THE WAY BACK HOME a Semifinalist in Reel Writers Contest

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It's Been a Good Summer for Screenwriter Todd Sorrell

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Templeton's first-ever screenplay a triple finalist in 2015 competitions

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Travis Opgenorth's Iscariot is Sinfully Good

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Brett Riley wins Grand Prize in Horror at Hollywood Screenplay Contest

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Jeffrey Howe--2nd Place, Family Films, LA Screenplay Contest

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"Precious Warrior" official Finalist 2015 Hollywood Screenplay Contest

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"Circled in Red" by James Byrne, drama

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Aurora in Festivals

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'Gargoyles' Finalist in Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2016

John Heavey's family animation 'Gargoyles' is a finalist in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest.
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Shelley Krawchuk's screenplay 'Blintzes to Burkas' Continuing Success

ISA CONNECT member Shelley Krawchuck's scrreeplay 'Blintzes to Burkas' continues to do well in competitions coming in as a Semi-FInalist in the 2016 Page International Screenplay Competition - TV Comdy Pilot, and winning the Silver Prize...
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First-time Screenwriter Pens Award-winning "A Revolutionary Act"

First-time Screenwriter Pens Award-winning "A Revolutionary Act"
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