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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 77    
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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 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.

Since its inception in 1999, Big Break has awarded screenwriters with over $600,000 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.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird March 13, 2017 $40
Standard June 26, 2017 $50 94
Extended July 14, 2017 $65 112

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

11 Feature and TV Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes! 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 TV grand-prize winner will win $2,500 plus the trip to Los Angeles. Both winners are taken to industry meetings, dinner with working screenwriters, lunch with Big Break industry judges, and more! Please see website for details.

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Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 77    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 77    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Final Draft Names 2016 Big Break Contest Winners

The Grand Prize winners of the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest were revealed at the 12th Annual Final Draft Awards on February 23rd, 2017:

Feature
DERBY CITY (Comedy/Rom-Com) by Alexis Perkins

Television
SOCIO-PAM (Half-Hour Pilot) by Rowan Wheeler

Updated: 02/27/2017
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (0.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 77    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, MovieBytes would like to interview you.