With this first-annual fellowship, we aim to cultivate a growing community of talented screenwriters with meaningful, ongoing connections to industry mentors.
Up to four winners (TV and/or Film) will receive a year of consultation and development, followed by:
Warner BrothersFoxMGMLionsgateFocus FeaturesMosaic MediaKaplan/PerroneWalden Media
*Round trip flight is covered up to $1,000. In the event that the winner is local to southern California, winner will receive $500 travel stipend. In the event that the winner cannot or does not wish to travel, the meetings and consultations will be coordinated via phone and/or Skype. All travel details will be coordinated with the fellowship recipients’ schedules, as much as reasonably possible.
The Fellowship Award recipients will receive a full year of one-on-one development with the ScreenCraft team.
Entrants may be required to submit further information to assist in the judges’ verification of eligibility. Any entrant may be deemed ineligible at the sole discretion of ScreenCraft.
Between 2 and 4 recipients will be awarded (at the sole discretion of ScreenCraft and judges). The selected Fellowship recipients will be notified by e-mail on or about January 30th, 2014. Finalists may be required to sign and return within five (5) business days of receipt a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release and Indemnification and any other documents that ScreenCraft or any other partner may require before receiving award. Failure to respond to the initial notification within ten (10) days or return of notification will result in disqualification. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.
COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP
ScreenCraft or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this Fellowship claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this Fellowship. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this Fellowship remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.
All entries are non-refundable.
ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE
By entering this Fellowship, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless ScreenCraft, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, Sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting the Fellowship, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance or use or misuse of Prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the ScreenCraft.org and its Sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Fellowship and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize.
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?
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.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)