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10 Finalists

May 13, 2016

Winner

Sep 30, 2016

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Do you think you can turn this logline from Judd Payne, Producer of Bernie and Sleepless Night into a killer script? “With the most violent hurricane in recorded history heading straight for Manhattan, a rookie NYC detective is the only hope to bring down a group of international criminals who have planned the perfect heist.”

PRIZES

Finalists also receive a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter to professionally format their work.

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GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western

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Rules

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest Rules and Regulations

The guidelines below comprise the rules for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. Any submission that does not comply may be disqualified.

  1. The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is open to any individual 18 years or older at the date of entry. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. International submissions are accepted.
  2. Entries for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest may only be submitted online, and by the contest deadline. Scripts or applications printed on paper will not be accepted.
  3. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. (For the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest, screenplays not based on the supplied logline will not be accepted).
  4. Applicants may submit multiple entries. Each submission requires an individual application, payment, and script file.
  5. Scripts authored by two people are accepted. Only one entry fee per script is required. However, the prize package is only good for one person.
  6. Scripts should be written in English. Accepted electronic file formats include .PDF, Final Draft formats (.FDX or .FDR) and Movie Magic Screenwriter (.SCR).
  7. You may include a title page with your contact information, however this is not a requirement.
  8. Entries will not be returned. Please retain a copy of any materials submitted to the contest.
  9. Entrants retain all rights to material submitted to the contest.
  10. By entering the contest, you declare that your entry is your original work, and does not in any way infringe on the copyright of any other.
  11. The winner is chosen based on the overall merit of the script, as decided by the contest judges. These judges reserve the right to not grant any prize and/or award.

FAQs

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest FAQs

 

What is the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is a quarterly International competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers. This quarter's contest is sponsored by The Writers Store and Movie Magic Screenwriter.

 

How does it work?
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne provides one logline, and entrants are challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept.

The top 10 finalists enter into a 12-week ScriptXpert Scriptwriting mentoring program in order to complete the full script. Judd Payne judges the completed screenplays and chooses a winner.

 

Who may enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Individuals aged 18 years or older may enter.

 

I don't live in the United States. May I still enter?
Yes, The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest accepts International entries.

 

How does the 12-Week Story Specialist Program work?
The ScriptXpert Scriptwriting Coaches are a team of veteran writers with degrees in an array of disciplines, from screenwriting to filmmaking. They possess solid backgrounds in the Industry, and have pitched, optioned and sold their own work.

 

Finalists will be assigned a Story Specialist, who will provide feedback for every 10 script pages submitted, with the goal of completing a script to present for judging in the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. Weekly sessions will occur via phone, Skype, or in person, depending on the preference of the finalist.

 

How do I enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Entries for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest are only accepted online. Visit the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest page to enter. Click on the "Enter Now" button, and the contest fee will be added to your cart on WritersStore.com. Follow the checkout process to complete your entry, where you will have the chance to attach your script file.

 

Scripts should be in Industry standard format and written in English. Please do not include any personal identifying details on any script pages. Accepted electronic file formats include .PDF, Final Draft formats (FDX, .FDR or .FDS) and Movie Magic Screenwriter (.SCR).

 

I completed my entry, but forgot to attach the script file. How can I send it in?
Email your script to insider-contest@writersstore.com, with your order number in the subject line.

 

What is the deadline to enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Please visit the contest page for details.

 

How much does it cost?
The early bird entry fee is $40. The standard entry fee is $50. Please visit the contest page for details.

 

How may I pay for my entry?
You may pay via Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

 

Can I enter multiple times?
Yes. However, each submission requires an individual application, payment, and script file.

 

Can I include a title page?
Yes. You can include a title page with your contact information listed. The title page will not count as one of the 15 pages.

 

Can a writing team enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Yes, scripts authored by two people are accepted. Only one entry fee per script is required. However, the prize package (including transportation and accommodations) is only good for one person.

 

Who will be viewing, reading and judging my screenplay?
Judging will be performed by The Story Specialists and producer Judd Payne.

 

What is the criterion for judging?
Judges do not evaluate by genre, or commercial vs. independent, but by the merit of the story.

 

Do I retain the rights to my story after submitting it to the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Yes, you retain all rights to your screenplay.

 

When are the finalists, and then the winner announced?
Please visit the contest page for details.

 

How are finalists and winners notified?
Finalists and winners will be informed by either email or phone, depending on their indicated preferences. There will also be a list posted on the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest site.

 

What does the winner receive?
The lucky winner receives the full Hollywood treatment, including transportation to Los Angeles, lush accommodations at a swanky Hollywood Hotel, lunch with producer Judd Payne, and one-on-one meetings with Industry insiders like Untitled Entertainment, Pannon Entertainment and more to be announced.

 

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Rules

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest Rules and Regulations

The guidelines below comprise the rules for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. Any submission that does not comply may be disqualified.

  1. The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is open to any individual 18 years or older at the date of entry. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. International submissions are accepted.
  2. Entries for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest may only be submitted online, and by the contest deadline. Scripts or applications printed on paper will not be accepted.
  3. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. (For the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest, screenplays not based on the supplied logline will not be accepted).
  4. Applicants may submit multiple entries. Each submission requires an individual application, payment, and script file.
  5. Scripts authored by two people are accepted. Only one entry fee per script is required. However, the prize package is only good for one person.
  6. Scripts should be written in English. Accepted electronic file formats include .PDF, Final Draft formats (.FDX or .FDR) and Movie Magic Screenwriter (.SCR).
  7. You may include a title page with your contact information, however this is not a requirement.
  8. Entries will not be returned. Please retain a copy of any materials submitted to the contest.
  9. Entrants retain all rights to material submitted to the contest.
  10. By entering the contest, you declare that your entry is your original work, and does not in any way infringe on the copyright of any other.
  11. The winner is chosen based on the overall merit of the script, as decided by the contest judges. These judges reserve the right to not grant any prize and/or award.

FAQs

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest FAQs

 

What is the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is a quarterly International competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers. This quarter's contest is sponsored by The Writers Store and Movie Magic Screenwriter.

 

How does it work?
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne provides one logline, and entrants are challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept.

The top 10 finalists enter into a 12-week ScriptXpert Scriptwriting mentoring program in order to complete the full script. Judd Payne judges the completed screenplays and chooses a winner.

 

Who may enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Individuals aged 18 years or older may enter.

 

I don't live in the United States. May I still enter?
Yes, The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest accepts International entries.

 

How does the 12-Week Story Specialist Program work?
The ScriptXpert Scriptwriting Coaches are a team of veteran writers with degrees in an array of disciplines, from screenwriting to filmmaking. They possess solid backgrounds in the Industry, and have pitched, optioned and sold their own work.

 

Finalists will be assigned a Story Specialist, who will provide feedback for every 10 script pages submitted, with the goal of completing a script to present for judging in the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. Weekly sessions will occur via phone, Skype, or in person, depending on the preference of the finalist.

 

How do I enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Entries for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest are only accepted online. Visit the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest page to enter. Click on the "Enter Now" button, and the contest fee will be added to your cart on WritersStore.com. Follow the checkout process to complete your entry, where you will have the chance to attach your script file.

 

Scripts should be in Industry standard format and written in English. Please do not include any personal identifying details on any script pages. Accepted electronic file formats include .PDF, Final Draft formats (FDX, .FDR or .FDS) and Movie Magic Screenwriter (.SCR).

 

I completed my entry, but forgot to attach the script file. How can I send it in?
Email your script to insider-contest@writersstore.com, with your order number in the subject line.

 

What is the deadline to enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Please visit the contest page for details.

 

How much does it cost?
The early bird entry fee is $40. The standard entry fee is $50. Please visit the contest page for details.

 

How may I pay for my entry?
You may pay via Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

 

Can I enter multiple times?
Yes. However, each submission requires an individual application, payment, and script file.

 

Can I include a title page?
Yes. You can include a title page with your contact information listed. The title page will not count as one of the 15 pages.

 

Can a writing team enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Yes, scripts authored by two people are accepted. Only one entry fee per script is required. However, the prize package (including transportation and accommodations) is only good for one person.

 

Who will be viewing, reading and judging my screenplay?
Judging will be performed by The Story Specialists and producer Judd Payne.

 

What is the criterion for judging?
Judges do not evaluate by genre, or commercial vs. independent, but by the merit of the story.

 

Do I retain the rights to my story after submitting it to the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest?
Yes, you retain all rights to your screenplay.

 

When are the finalists, and then the winner announced?
Please visit the contest page for details.

 

How are finalists and winners notified?
Finalists and winners will be informed by either email or phone, depending on their indicated preferences. There will also be a list posted on the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest site.

 

What does the winner receive?
The lucky winner receives the full Hollywood treatment, including transportation to Los Angeles, lush accommodations at a swanky Hollywood Hotel, lunch with producer Judd Payne, and one-on-one meetings with Industry insiders like Untitled Entertainment, Pannon Entertainment and more to be announced.

 

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