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L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

1347 N. Stanley Ave., Ste. 3
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 463-2942 (voice)

Web: www.LAComedyFest.com
Email: info@lacomedyfest.com

Contact: Lawrin Goulston Salazar, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

LA Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition is now celebrating its 10th season. It is the largest combined live comedy and film festival in the United States with a mission of ''Finding the Funny''. We pride ourselves in being the premier DISCOVERY festival for the next great comedic talents of both stage and screen. Premiered short films have gone on to with the OSCAR, a premiered web series is currently in development for network TV and films that we premiered have received theatrical distribution and many have continued on to festivals around the globe including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Our performers have gone on to win Last Comic Standing, join the casts of Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, Glee and Victorious. Additionally we have screened the latest films from established talents like Anthony LaPaglia, Gary Cole, Fred Willard, Tom Hanks, Katherine Heigl, T.J. Miller, Kate Bosworth, Tim Daly, Rosario Dawson, Frank Caliendo, Janeanne Garofalo, Greg Grunberg, Carrot Top, Peyton Manning, Seth Meyers, Elise Neal, Carrie Preston, Michael Trucco, tWitch, Zoe Saldana, Kurtwood Smith, Ralphie May, Scott Thompson, Nia Vardalos, Rita Wilson and Bokeem Woodbine to name a few.

The Screenplay Competition is our newest component and we are excited to discover the next great comedy writers and add to our growing reputation of finding funny.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

  1. All submissions must be COMEDY screenplays, in English.
  2. Scripts may not be optioned, produced or purchased.
  3. Scripts must be in industry standard format; 12 point courier font, 3-hole punch, brads, white paper, front and back card stock cover, double spaced, body pages correctly numbered.
  4. Include 1 Title page. Attach one with Only the title of the screenplay. Second Title page should include Title, Writer Name, Address, Phone, Email, log line and WGA registration. List all additional co-writer's and their emails. Do not attach second title page.
  5. No writer's name should appear anywhere in script.
  6. Scripts must be the original work of the writer. Multiple writer's are allowed. If the script is a finalist, the writers will divide the prize amongst themselves.
  7. Feature Scripts should be no more than 130 pages. Shorts and TV Pilots should be 1-30 pages.
  8. Do not include any additional materials with your submission.
  9. No Shooting Scripts.
  10. It is strongly recommended that scripts be copyrighted with the U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov) or registered with the WGA (www.wga.org).
  11. Application, Release and Hold harmless agreement and fee must be included with submission.
  12. All applicants must be 18 years of age at time of signing release.
  13. Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of submitted screenplays will be accepted.
  14. Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  15. Selection of the winner will be made by the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and may not be contested.
  16. Prizes will be delivered to each legally qualified winner within ninety (90) days of LACF receipt of completed W-9 Tax form.
  17. Prizes are subject to change without notice. LACF reserves the right to amend these rules and regulations at any time.

Awards

Three Finalists will be named in each of the Comedy Categories: Feature, Shorts, TV Pilot.

All Finalists will receive two VIP Festival Passes good for all shows and screenings at the LA Comedy Festival, November 10-20, 2011.

Additionally the Winners of each Comedy Category will receive a cash prize: Feature Category $1000, Shorts Category $250, TV Pilots $250.

L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

1347 N. Stanley Ave., Ste. 3
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 463-2942 (voice)

Web: www.LAComedyFest.com
Email: info@lacomedyfest.com

Contact: Lawrin Goulston Salazar, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

1347 N. Stanley Ave., Ste. 3
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 463-2942 (voice)

Web: www.LAComedyFest.com
Email: info@lacomedyfest.com

Contact: Lawrin Goulston Salazar, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

Contact

1347 N. Stanley Ave., Ste. 3
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 463-2942 (voice)

Web: www.LAComedyFest.com
Email: info@lacomedyfest.com

Contact: Lawrin Goulston Salazar, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Isabel Stille

An interview with screenwriter Isabel Stille regarding the LA Comedy Fest Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/11/2013
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