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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Big Break is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers with over $80,000 in cash, prizes, as well as A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals. A panel of notable industry professionals conducts the final judging.

PRIZES

2 Grand Prize Award Winners

  • One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
  • These two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for a series of meetings with industry professionals
  • $15,000 cash for Feature Winner, $2500 cash for TV Winner
  • Apple iPad loaded with Final Draft Writer
  • Roundtrip flight to Los Angeles plus hotel accommodations 
  • Breakfast with screenwriter/producer Pen Densham (Riding the Alligator, Moll Flanders, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, producer of Backdraft)
  • Lunch with Big Break judges and other industry professionals
  • Dinner with working screenwriters and producers
  • 60-90 Minute Career/Meeting Prep Session from screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup
  • Copy of Save The Cat! Story Structure Software
  • Admission to the August 2017 Script Pipeline Secret Door Pitchfest
  • Admission to any one of John Truby's Anatomy of Story Master Class in 2016
  • Admission to one Robert McKee Story Seminar in 2017 in London, New York or Los Angeles
  • Extended Screenplay Coverage
  • An Email Query Blast to market your screenplay and capitalize on being a Big Break Winner — from Melody Jackson, Founder of Smart Girls Productions
  • Query Letter or One-Sheet analysis and a personalized, signed copy of The Screenwriter's Bible by Dave Trottier
  • Script consultation with a Script Pipeline’s Director of Development for potential industry circulation
Additional Prizes for TV Grand Prize Winner:
  • 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple screenwriting book and The Show Starter reality pitching book
  • Script Consultation from Jen Grisanti Consultancy including written/verbal notes and meeting to review the notes and your logline
  • One-hour career consultation with Carole Kirschner of Park on the Lot to create a step by step, personalized game plan for leveraging the contest win

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Rules

  1. The Big Break Contest only accepts online entry of feature film and television screenplays. No printed scripts will be accepted. You may enter online at www.store.finaldraft.com/big-break-contest.html
  2.  Our easy-to-use online entry system will walk you through the process.
  3. Entry fees: $40 - Early Bird Deadline Feb 29, 2016; $50 - Standard Deadline June 30, 2016; $65 - Extended Deadline July 15, 2016. Dates reflect deadlines for electronic submission of scripts. All entries must be electronically submitted by their respective deadlines.
  4. The Big Break Contest is open to any individual who is 18 years of age or older at the date of entry and has access to the Internet. Employees, officers, directors, contractors and agents (and their immediate families and household members regardless of where they live, or members of the same households (whether related or not) of Final Draft, Inc. and its respective divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advertising agencies (collectively, the "contest providers")), are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any prize. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
  5. Entrants may submit multiple entries. Each submission must include its own entry and must include a separate file and separate entry fee.
  6. Entrants may submit the same entry in multiple categories. Each submission must include its own entry and must include a separate file and separate entry fee. Entries will be considered for the genre prize in each category and for the grand prize in either feature film or television.
  7. All submissions should consist of full-length screenplays (approximately 80 to 120 pages) or teleplays (25 to 70 pages) in standard industry format for motion picture screenplays and teleplays, written in English. All necessary information is captured upon entry of digital submissions, and title pages are not required. Do NOT include personally identifying information (name, etc.) on any page of your script. If you are using a word processing program that automatically formats screenplays, such as Final Draft, select the Screenplay format template.
  8. Adaptations are not eligible unless the source material was written by the screenwriter of the entry in question and/or the entrant owns the rights to the source material. Scripts are not eligible if the source material has been sold, produced, or is currently under option to any third party. Source material in the public domain is eligible.
  9. Entry should consist of a screenplay or teleplay only. Do not include resumes, pitches, synopses, casting suggestions, letters, or other supporting documentation with your submission. Judges will not receive these materials.
  10. In order to run a fair contest for all entrants, revisions or missing pages will not be accepted under any circumstances once an entry has been received.
  11. Spec scripts for any currently airing network or cable program as well as original pilot scripts are accepted for the TV categories. Spec scripts must be for television programs currently on the air at the time of the contest entry. Spec scripts for shows cancelled prior to receipt of the entry will be disqualified.
  12. 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. List the writer who will be the primary contact first, and include the address, telephone, and email for that person only. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By clicking Submit, all writers authorize the submission. If a screenplay written by multiple writers is one of either of the grand-prize winners, Final Draft, Inc. will pay airfare and hotel for up to two writers, and two writers will have the option to attend meetings with studio executives and agents. All cash awards will be split equally between all writers. If a screenplay written by multiple writers is any of the genre or TV format finalists, prizes will be divided at writers' discretion.
  13. To enter your script electronically, you must submit your screenplay in Final Draft (FDX, FDR or FDS) or PDF format. You are not required to use Final Draft in order to enter the Contest.
  14. Screenplays under option at time of submission are not eligible.
  15. Big Break Contest entrants retain all rights to their screenplays.
  16. All submitted entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.
  17. Once an entry has been submitted and payment has been processed no refunds will be issued.
  18. By entering the Big Break Contest, you acknowledge and agree that contest Judges receive numerous submissions of ideas, stories and scripts, and that your entry, and the ideas and stories embodied in it, may be similar or identical to other material received and/or developed by one or more of the Judges. You also agree that you are not entitled to any compensation or credit for use by contest Judges of any such other material.
  19. By entering the Big Break Contest, you represent and affirm that your entry is an original creative work, and does not infringe misappropriate or violate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual rights of any third party.

The Big Break entry system has been streamlined for your convenience, by popular demand. In the spirit of modern technology and saving the planet's resources, please note that the Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Screenplay Contest no longer accepts paper screenplay submissions or mailed-in check/money order payments.

By agreeing to these Rules and Conditions you agree that you have read the General Rules of the contest and that you have the authorization to submit this screenplay to the Big Break Contest. You further agree that your screenplay is owned by you (and co-author if there is one).

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Final Draft, Inc, its employees, contractors, agents and Big Break Judges from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and/or publicity to the Screenplay entered.

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