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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 47    
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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 $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of 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.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early Bird April 15, 2024 $35
Regular May 20, 2024 $65
Final June 10, 2024
11
$75
Extended June 28, 2024
29
$85

See website for feedback fees, and other options.

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

Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/rules/

Awards

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 meetings and networking with executives, producers, agents, and managers. See the full prize package here: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/prizes

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 47    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 47    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Big Break Competition Announces 2023 Quarterfinalists

Feature and TV Writing Competition quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2023 Big Break Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by Final Draft. [Updated: 08/26/2023]

Final Draft Names Big Break Grand Prize Winners

Final Draft has announced the Grand Prize Winners of the 2022 Big Break Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 01/27/2023]

Final Draft Names Big Break Category Winners

Final Draft has announced their Feature and TV category winners for the 2022 Big Break Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 01/05/2023]

Final Draft Names Big Break Finalists

Final Draft has named their 2017 Category Winners and Grand Prize Finalists for 2017. The grand prize winners will be announced in February at the 2018 Final Draft Awards Show. [Updated: 01/13/2018]

Final Draft Names 2017 Finalists

Final Draft has named the TV and Feature Script Finalists for their 2017 Big Break Screenwriting Contest. [Updated: 11/29/2017]

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Kevin Lee Miller

An interview with screenwriter Kevin Lee Miller regarding the Final Draft/Big Break Writing Competition. [Updated: 02/18/2010]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Wyatt Wakeman

An interview with screenwriter Wyatt Wakeman regarding the Big Break Writing Competition. [Updated: 11/24/2009]

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 47    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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