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Final Draft, Inc. Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

The Final Draft, Inc. Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

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Final Draft, Inc.
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Shelly Mellott

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Objective

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles and 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.

Since its inception in 1999, Big Break has awarded screenwriters with over $450,000 in cash and prizes and invaluable industry exposure. A panel of notable industry professionals conducts the final judging.

Our objective is to discover talented screenwriters and help them find success in today’s filmmaking market. View the Big Break winner experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0su_Np-Yw.

Our 2010 third-place winner's script Bethlehem in currently in production at Universal Studios and he just sold a pitch to Disney: http://bit.ly/ZfvMpQ .

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird April 30, 2014 $40 13
Standard July 15, 2014 $50 89
Extended July 31, 2014 $65 105

Dates reflect deadlines for electronic submission of scripts. All entries must be electronically submitted by their respective deadlines.

Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions.

Awards

The Big Break grand-prize feature winner will take home $15,000 in cash plus win a trip to Los Angeles and 3-night hotel stay (unless winner resides in or around Los Angeles). The winner will also be a special guest at the unforgettable Final Draft, Inc. Annual Awards Event where the top screenwriters from film and television gather for the Screenwriters Choice Awards and the Hall of Fame.

Please see website for details.

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