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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 203    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.)

We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers. We are a hands on competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top scripts beyond the cash and prizes.

We are proud to present the competition with Write Brothers, a company that not only provides the necessary tools for writing but is an advocate and true supporter of emerging writers.

We are endorsed by Robert McKee, author of STORY.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird January 5, 2018 $45 (features); $25 (shorts) 73
First February 1, 2018 $50 (features); $30 (shorts) 100
Regular March 8, 2018 $55 (features); $35 (shorts) 135
Late April 16, 2018 $60 (features); $40 (shorts) 174
Final April 30, 2018 $65 (features); $45 (shorts) 188

We now accept SHORT screenplays, under 40 pages in length.

Notification: August 15, 2018

Rules

This competition is open to any writer, 18 or older without produced feature film credits. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners' names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.
  1. Any script from any genre will be considered.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
  3. Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
  5. Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with the WGA or copyrighting your material with the Library of Congress.
  6. No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
  7. Entry must be accompanied by the following:
    a. completed official entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
    b. the appropriate entry fee
    c. completed original feature screenplay

Awards

Awards for FEATURES competition:

First Place Winner

  • $10,000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby
  • Admission to Robert McKee Story Seminar in New York or Los Angeles
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Second Place Winner

  • Kindle Fire HD Tablet
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Third Place Winner

  • Kindle Fire HD Tablet
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

10 Runners-Up

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

All 30 Finalists

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Receive Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Writer’s Dreamkit from Write Brothers
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

Awards for SHORTS competition:
  • 1st Place Prize - $2000 Cash
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Runners-Up
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Finalists
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Semifinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Quarterfinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 203    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 203    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has named their 2017 Screenplay Contest Semifinalists:

2-12 Delta by David Brichetto
Aftermath by Nguyen Nguyen
America's Most Wasted by Rex Perez & Sam Skillz
American by Simon Heller
Bet Your Death by Dominic Wieneke
Broken Chain by Jonathan Clancy
Carbon Police by Guy Bicke
Cargo by Chris Aronsten & Robert Herbert
Chances by Jeff Trently & Anthony Stitt
Chopper Cowboys by Jeff Peters
Chronicles of a Cigar Store Indian by Scott Hartman
Consumed by Don Stroud
Delta by Peter Zhou
Delta Dog by Anthony Dionisio
Erotomania by Joe Hurst
Escape From Freedom by Murat Yeszhan
Everest by Curtis Merritt
Every Horizon Beyond by Henry Tranton
Family Practice by Rembrandt VanDruff
Forget and Forgive by Gregory Mulligan
Freedom Fort by Clint Williams
Freedom in a Bullet by Brian Nolin
Ghosttown by Rafael Bolliger
God Sent by Aprille Anderson
Green Seekers by Luciano de Lima
Hello Love by James Tapp
Hemophilia by Guy Polin
How The Genetti Brothers Invented Hollywood by Jeff Pulice
Jack Scratch by Cody Glenn
Jackalope by Steven Lankenau
Kevin Christ by Robert Lundgren
Liquor by Daniel & Alexandra Edgeworth
Little Bird by Julie Wittrock
Locksmiths by James Kwon Lee
Love's Free Will by Amanda Samaroo
LP by Zachary Taylor
Maggie Rocks by Guy Polin
Manifest Destiny by Justin Zorn
Michelangelo Machine by Micheal McGee
Mika by Kevin Foong
Misremembrance by Daniel Hess
Mummy's Boy by Stewart McDonald
My Capone Summer by Steven Hakeman
My Son Sam by Michael Droberg
My Superhero Brother by Elizabeth Preston
No Filter by Amanda Miess & David Miess
Not Made in America by Nick Girish
Off Peak by Eric Shahinian
Oh Mists, My Mists by Guilherme Viegas
P.O. Box 1142 by Lillian Wang
Pop by Young-Sun Kim
Portcullis by Eveline Powell
Prodigal Brother by Courtney Iseman
Pump Monkey by John Foley
Reckless by Donna Moynan
Reflections by Lori Howell, Kathy Krantz Stewart & Steph Kimmel
Road Test by Trevor Markwart
Runaway Kids by Luis Ortiz & Tsunami Ortiz
Shooting Manson by Ron Pivo & Kevin Courtney
Smoke & Mirrors by Brian Uriel Diaz
Sneak Peek by Robert Marin
Spirit Lake by Alison Macinnis
Spree by Laura Allen
Stealing Poseidon by Jeff Zampino
Strange Rain by Chris Bell
Strings by Richard Roth
Takedowns by Elena Pax & Kaitlyn Pax
That's A Really Nice Urn by Greg Wayne
The Boy From the Sea by John Woodard
The Changer by Joe Gordon
The Compton Thrill Ride by Martin Bartlett
The Corner Office by Kieran Lynn
The Emissary by Ronald Pergola
The God Machine by Michael Bowler
The Henry Manor Incident by Denise Williams
The Honeymoon Game by Daniel Gentile
The Lean by Pearse Lehane
The Mary Jane Girls by Heidi Kozak Haddad
The New Yorker by Jennifer Keitt
The Other Boys of Summer by C. Craig Patterson
The Regulars by Devon Colwell
The Renovator's Dream by Richard Vilensky
The Road to Hannah by Ann Goldman
The Run by Christopher Halligan
The Savage by Christopher Yeazel
The Terrorist by R. Paul
The Tragic Life of Dexter Strange by Sophie Dawson
The Traveler by Jameel Saleem
The Witness by Chris Corbett
Those Who Hear by Jerome Velinsky
Torch by Madison Malysheva
Universal Monster by Constantine Nasr
Voyage by Amit Gottlib
What Rough Beast by Kranti Pally
White Rabbit by Karunasagar Sridharan
Zero Hundred by Bernie Felix Jr.

Updated: 08/08/2017
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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 203    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

An interview with Mark Andrushko regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/28/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teddy Adams

An interview with screenwriter Teddy Adams regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/30/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mike B Jones

An interview with screenwriter Mike B Jones regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/27/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brien Kelly

An interview with screenwriter Brien Kelly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/07/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Heather Regnier

An interview with screenwriter Heather Regnier regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/27/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Matt Billingsly

An interview with screenwriter Matt Billingsly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/27/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Paul Chepikian

An interview with screenwriter Paul Chepikian regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Price

An interview with screenwriter Brian Price regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor

An interview with screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/19/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Sean McElhiney

An interview with screenwriter Sean McElhiney regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/15/2005
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