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L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition

L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition

Contact

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #910
Studio City, CA 91604

Web: www.lacomedyshorts.com
Email: info@lacomedyshorts.com

Contact: Jeannie Roshar, Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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Objective

The number one stop for comedy scripts and comedy short films! L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is dedicated to getting you noticed. Getting you introduced to people who will hire you. Oh yeah, and we REALLY want you to have a good time!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In our first five years, we were voted one of the ''Top Ten Film Festivals in the U.S.'' by the Brooks Institute and twice voted "25 Festivals Worth the Fee" by Moviemaker magazine. Why? Because LACS is a one of a kind experience for comedy short films and comedy scripts. It's our top priority to get you seen by the right people and make sure you have an awesome experience!

Co-founded by Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Malcolm in the Middle), L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy. Major sponsors include Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow's website 'FunnyOrDie.com', Cartoon Network, Atom.com and "Atom TV" on Comedy Central, and Freemantle's Atomic Wedgie.

Celebrity participants have included Jane Lynch, Adam Carolla, Patrick Warburton, Mark Hamill, Dax Shepard, Bryan Cranston, Julie Bowen, Wayne Brady, Bobcat Goldthwait, Missi Pyle, Bob Odenkirk, Aisha Tyler, Dave Koechner and many more.

Enough with the name dropping. There are also four nights of great parties (like Beer Pong tournaments, Celebrity Karaoke, Grown A$$ Kid's party) and a tight-knit and friendly community vibe all weekend long.

We hook our winners up with valuable industry meetings. Winning scripts and films have been requested or reviewed by HBO, CAA, ICM, UTA, Gersh Agency, Disney, Benderspink and many others.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 01/17/2014

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Notification: The finalists will be notified on March 25, 2014. The winners will be announced on May 11, 2014.

Rules

  1. Only scripts in the genre of comedy are eligible.
  2. All entries must be in English.
  3. All entries must be 80-130 pages for the feature competition and 30 pages or less for the short competition. TV scripts will vary depending on style.
  4. All scripts must be original screenplays, and the property of the applicant.
  5. Screenplays that have been produced, purchased or optioned are not eligible.
  6. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission, or provide parental/guardian consent.
  7. Screenplays written by two or more writers are eligible, but if the screenplay wins an award, it will be split evenly between all the writers.
  8. Multiple entries will be accepted, but must be submitted under individual entry forms.
  9. We strongly suggest you register your screenplay with either the Writer's Guild (www.wga.org), the U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov) or ProtectRite (www.protectrite.com).
  10. All finalists will be announced by email.
  11. Submissions will not be returned.
  12. No substitution pages or new drafts will be accepted after entry.
  13. We prefer online PDF submissions, but if you do submit a hardcopy, it must be in standard industry screenplay format on white paper with two or three brads. A4 paper is acceptable.
  14. Scripts must be in Courier 12pt. font, and pages must be numbered.
  15. Do not include your name or contact information anywhere within the screenplay, apart from the title page, which should include your name, contact email, and phone.
  16. All fees are nonrefundable.

Awards

There will be three Finalists chosen in the Comedy Features category, three Finalists chosen in the Comedy Shorts category, three Finalists chosen in the Half-hour Comedy Pilots category, and three Finalists chosen in the Spec Comedy TV Script category. A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the Finalists in each category.

Best Feature Screenplay
Will receive an airline and hotel award, as well as a VIP Festival Pass to the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival May 8-11, 2014 and be awarded at the red carpet event. In addition, the winner receives an in-person industry meeting
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,250 U.S. Dollar

Best Short Screenplay
Will receive an airline and hotel award, as well as a VIP Festival Pass to the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival May 8-11, 2014 and be awarded at the red carpet event. Winner will also receive an in-person industry meeting
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,250 U.S. Dollar

Best Half-Hour Comedy Pilot
Will receive an airline and hotel award, as well as a VIP Festival Pass to the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival May 8-11, 2014 and be awarded at the red carpet event. Winner will also receive an in-person industry meeting
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,250 U.S. Dollar

Best Spec Comedy TV Script
Will receive an airline and hotel award, as well as a VIP Festival Pass to the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival May 8-11, 2014 and be awarded at the red carpet event. Winner will also receive an in-person industry meeting
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,250 U.S. Dollar

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Contact

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #910
Studio City, CA 91604

Web: www.lacomedyshorts.com
Email: info@lacomedyshorts.com

Contact: Jeannie Roshar, Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered this contest?
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L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition

Contact

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #910
Studio City, CA 91604

Web: www.lacomedyshorts.com
Email: info@lacomedyshorts.com

Contact: Jeannie Roshar, Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

L. A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival Announces Screenplay Results

Dani Lyman's Escaping Phoenix wins Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award at L. A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

Updated: 04/14/2011

L.A. Comedy Scripts Announces Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2011 L.A. Comedy Scripts Competition.

Updated: 03/23/2011

L.A. Comedy Scripts Announces Finalists

The L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition has announced their finalists from among 600 entries.

Updated: 02/12/2009

L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition

Contact

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #910
Studio City, CA 91604

Web: www.lacomedyshorts.com
Email: info@lacomedyshorts.com

Contact: Jeannie Roshar, Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Dani Lyman

An interview with screenwriter Dani Lyman regarding the L.A. Comedy Scripts Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/28/2011
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the L.A. Comedy Scripts Screenplay Competition, MovieBytes would like to interview you.