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Aug 05, 2021

Semi-Finalists

Aug 10, 2021

Finalists

Aug 15, 2021

Winners

Sep 02, 2021

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Screenwriters Network Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

All Contestants

Screenwriters Network (SWN) are dedicated to support all contestants, rather than just the winners. For simply entering, you will receive:

1. Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).

2. You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.

3. Receive 15% off of all subsequent SWN Screenplay Competitions. 

Our Judges 


We are proud to be working with some of the most respected screenwriters and production executives in the industry. The top scripts will be read by our judges:


ALEC SOKOLOW
Screenwriter/Director/ Producer

Alec Sokolow’s career as a storyteller has taken him from late night TV comedy to having written some of the most memorable films of our time including, Toy Story, Evan Almighty, Money Talks, Cheaper By The Dozen, Garfield and many more.

He has written on 60+ Hollywood feature film & television projects, written children’s books, directed animation shorts and produced documentaries including I Am Jane Doe.


NICK JONES

Screenwriter/Playwright

Nick has worked as a writer and co-executive producer on the Netflix original series GLOW and Orange Is The New Black, for which he has garnered multiple WGA and Emmy nominations. He also served as Co-Executive Producer on Ramy on its Peabody Award winning first season. 


TERRY MATALAS


Screenwriter/Director/Producer

Terry Matalas is a television writer, director, and executive producer, best known for co-creating and showrunning the television series 12 Monkeys, which ran for four seasons on SyFy. His recent works include showrunning MacGyver as well as currently showrunning Star Trek: Picard for Paramount +.


 

Our Network Outreach

The top scripts in our competition get sent to some of the most prestigious production companies in the industry, including:

- Aardman (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit,  Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas)

- Baby Cow Productions (Northern Soul, Philomena, A Cock and Bull Story )

- Big Talk Pictures (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Grimsby, Baby Driver)

- Cloud Eight (Steve Jobs, 127 Hours, Selma, T2 Trainspotting, Trance)

- DNA (28 Weeks Later, Dredd, Ex Machina,  The Beach, Trainspotting)

- DMG Entertainment (Twilight, Iron Man 3, Looper, Point Break)

- Ealing Studios (The Hitman's Bodyguard, Black Mirror, Darkest Hour, Downton Abbey)

- Heyday Films (Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, I Am Legend, Gravity)

- Manage-ment (Garden State, The Art of War, The Virgin Suicides, Nixon)

- Number 9  (Colette, On Chesil Beach, Youth, Carol)

- Pulse Films (Gangs of London, Beastie Boys Story, XY Chelsea, PIG)

- Red Production Company (Traces, Happy Valley, Cucumber, Last Tango in Halifax) 

- Ruby Films (Saving Mr. Banks, Jane Eyre, Suffragette, Tulip Fever)

- Scott Free Productions (Gladiator,  Blade Runner 2049,  The Martian,  Alien: Covenant)

- Seesaw Films (The King's Speech, Shame, Lion, Macbeth)

- Vertigo (Monsters, Bronson, The Football Factory, Pusher)

 

PRIZES

Prizes for Short Film, TV Pilot and Feature-Length categories. 

1st Place

? Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)
? Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)
? Production development consultation with an industry producer (worth $199)
? 1 year subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)
? The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside
? A promotion in InkTip's magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)
? 1 year membership at Screenwriter Staffing (worth $130)


 2nd Place

? Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)
? Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)
? 1 year subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)
? A promotion in InkTip's magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)
? 1 year membership at Screenwriter Staffing


 3rd Place

? Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)
? 1 year subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)
? 1 month membership at Screenwriter Staffing

Categories:
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Young Adult, Dramedy, Holiday, Rom-Com

Announcements

Rules

All submissions must be written in English.

All ages are eligible.

Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting. You may submit as many entries as you like.

All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

If submitting as a team a singular prize package (only) will be made out to the initial person who submitted.

Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

FAQs

 You are allowed to submit as many entries as you like.

Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

Any other questions? Email us directly at: info@screenwritersnetwork.org

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We provide an in-depth and thorough analysis of your screenplay. Passing through not one, but two pairs of eyes!

Notes submitted by the judge of your script will be passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).

For more information on our script consultants visit: https://www.screenwritersnetwork.org/script-coverage/

Rules

All submissions must be written in English.

All ages are eligible.

Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting. You may submit as many entries as you like.

All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

If submitting as a team a singular prize package (only) will be made out to the initial person who submitted.

Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

FAQs

 You are allowed to submit as many entries as you like.

Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

Any other questions? Email us directly at: info@screenwritersnetwork.org

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