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Mar 31, 2017

4th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Up to four winners (TV and/or Film) will receive six months of consultation and development with the ScreenCraft team, followed by travel to Los Angeles to met with industry insiders at major agencies and production companies. Past winners have been signed by ICM, Anonymous, 3 Arts, Paradigm and many other prestigious companies. We're looking not merely for great scripts but for great writers who we can help jumpstart their careers.

PRIZES

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is designed to advance the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing consultation and introductions to key entertainment executives and talent representatives. This is not merely a script contest; it is a chance to enter an intensive program meant to foster relationships between emerging screenwriters and industry professionals.  With this fourth-annual fellowship, we aim to cultivate a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to industry mentors.

 

Up to four winners (TV and/or Film) will receive a year of consultation and development plus: 

  • $1,000 stipend and round-trip travel to Los Angeles* to be mentored one-on-one by industry professionals:
  • Meeting with a literary agent with at least one of the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm)
  • Meetings with hand-picked development executives and industry representatives at such companies as: Warner Bros, Fox, Universal Studios, MGM, Lionsgate, Focus Features, Mosaic Media, Kaplan/Perone, Walden, and many more.
  • A full scholarship to Robert McKee's world renown story seminar ($865 value)
  • Mentorship with Academy Wward winning mentors including:
  • Geoffrey Fletcher: ACADEMY AWARD®-winning screenwriter of PRECIOUS and VIOLET & DAISY
  • Diana Ossana: ACADEMY AWARD®-winning screenwriter of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
  • Robert Moresco:ACADEMY AWARD®-winning screenwriter of CRASH and producer of MILLION DOLLAR BABY
  • Kristina Reed: ACADEMY AWARD®-winning Producer of Disney’s FEAST as well as BIG HERO 6, KUNG FU PANDA and studio executive on worldwide blockbuster FROZEN.
  • James V. Hart: Iconic screenwriter of such beloved films as HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg, CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis and BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and many others

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Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website only, between October 3rd, 2016 and January 15th, 2017.
  • Entry fee for each screenplay is $39 until the early deadline on November 1st, and then $59 until final deadline on January 15th.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).  All writers must be credited on title page.
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
  • Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are not allowed. Please proofread your script very carefully before submitting.
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
  • All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders. 
  • All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible. However, a writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. (Contest winnings not included.)
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be primarily in English.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.
  • Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
  • Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
  • Feature screenplays must be between 75 and 140 pages.
  • Comedy TV pilot scripts should be between 25 and 40 pages. Drama TV pilot scripts should be between 45 and 65 pages.
  • All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.

FAQs

Q: Does the title page need to be blank? 

 A: No, name and title are fine for this contest. 

 

Q: Can I submit from another country?

A: Yes.

 

Q: May I submit a spec episode of a TV show?

A: No, we require all rights to underlying content to be owned by the writer.  

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Are you ready to take your script directly to decision-makers?  We are a boutique consultancy specializing in direct access to reputable production companies and all the major studios.  We are passionate about helping our screenwriters get their script to screen.  We accept feature film screenplays and TV pilots. 

 

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