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Shore Scripts

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LA & London,

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Email: contact@shorescripts.com

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Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
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Objective

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is one of our most recent successes. The film is to be released in Jan 2015 by Warner Bros. Have a look at our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 21 judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 100 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

  • OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +
  • OSCAR NOMINATED WRITER, JEFFREY CAINE - THE CONSTANT GARDENER, GOLDENEYE +
  • BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +
  • AFI WINNER & CANNES PALME D'OR NOMINATED DIRECTOR, RAY LAWRENCE - LANTANA, JINDABYNE +
  • DIRECTOR PHYLLIDA LLOYD - MAMMA MIA, THE IRON LADY
  • LIZA MARSHALL - HEAD OF FILM @ RIDLEY SCOTT'S, SCOTT FREE
  • MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/31/2017

Notification: 10th Nov 2017

Rules

Feature Rules
  • To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be in English.
  • The script must be the writers original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than £20,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
  • We will not accept any new drafts of a script once it has already been entered.
  • If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.
  • Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
  • The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT
  • Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards to the Short Competition. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact@shorescripts.com
  • We accept all genres.
  • The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.
  • If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.
  • Entrants understand that the concept and characters in your script may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Shore Scripts; and that you will not attempt to claim against Shore Scripts, or their associates and judges, at any time.
ADDITIONAL SHORT SCRIPT SUBMISSION RULES
  • Scripts must be within 3-20 Pages.
  • All the above Rules apply.
ADDITIONAL TV TELEPLAY SUBMISSION RULES
  • Script must be within 20-70 Pages.
  • All the above Rules apply.

Awards

FEATURE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
  • $4000 cash (£3200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
2nd Place
  • $1000 cash (£800 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
3rd Place
  • $500 cash (£400 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
4th Place
  • $250 cash (£200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
5th Place
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

SHORT FILM FUND

A production grant of up to $15,000 (£12,100 approx) will be awarded to the winning script.

TV PILOT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
  • $2000 cash (£1600 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
2nd Place
  • $500 cash (£400 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
3rd Place
  • $250 cash (£200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
4th Place
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
5th Place
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

SHORT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
  • $1000 cash (£800 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
2nd Prize
  • $500 cash (£400 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
3rd Prize
  • $250 cash (£200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
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Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Shore Scripts Names Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their 2017 semifinalists:

FEATURE SEMI-FINALISTS
13 EAST BY ENRIQUE POSNER
4TH OF JULY BY ERIN CARDIFF
A GENTLEMAN OF GOOD HOPE BY CHRISTINA HULEN
ABSOLUTION BY JANET J. LAWLER
AMERICAN JOE & ME BY MICO MONTES
AXIS BY ROB REX
BATMAN, TURKIYE BY BRYCE WOLFGANG JOINER
BREAKING UP SHIVA BY DANIEL TINO
BRICKS OF GLORY BY ALISON PARKER
CHERRY BY JORDAN PROSSER
CUCK BY ROB LAMBERT & JOE VARKLE
DARK WORLD BY DAVID LAMBERTSON
DEAD MAN’S GULCH BY ROB REX
DEADLOCK BY ROBIN LINDSEY
DEVIANCE BY SHELLEY JAN RIGG
DON’T FENCE ME IN: THE ANTHONY PERKINS STORY BY JANAE BALLOT
FIVE BELLS BY LAWRIE DORAN
FROM THE STORM BY SARAH RAUDSZUS
GETAWAY BY JAMIE NAPOLI & JOSHUA PAUL JOHNSON
HEMOPHILIA BY GUY FRANCISCO POLIN
HOUSE OF DREAMS BY HELEN ORME DARVALL
INSURRECTION BY SIMON BOWLER
JOB HUNT BY KIMBERLEY ELIZABETH
LOCKED IN BY ALEXANDER VON HOFFMAN
MOON FLOWER BY BETH CORRY
MURDER GARDENS BY MRS AND MR THOMAS
MY SON BY MIRANDA FLACK
NANO BY TALAL MALIK & TASMIN ASTBURY
NO SWEETNESS IN THIS BY ROBERT ZAMEROSKI
NUDIE MAG BY KEVIN DEMBINSKY
PASTORIUS BY HUNTER CHRISTENSEN
SELF STORAGE BY TRACY MORSE & MATTHEW CURRIE HOLMES
THE CAREGIVER BY JOELLE LUMAN
THE DAWN OF EVE BY JAMES BINGHAM
THE EYES OF BLIND TOM BY MATT H. MAYES
THE KEENING BY MARK GRASSICK
THE PROMISE OF ITALY BY SUDANYA E. KIRK
THE SAINT OF DENMARK FALLS BY ALAN W PORTER
THOSE WHO HEAR BY JEROME VELINSKY
UNDER FOREIGN SKIES BY JAMES R. GELTZ
UNRAVELLED BY TED CAMPBELL
WAITING FOR OBLIVION BY WILLIAM J. ZIDE

TV PILOT SEMI-FINALISTS AXION BY ALLEN GLOVER DOWNWARD DEPARTURE BY JAY ADAMS GREENLAND BY FRED MARTENSON GUARDIAN OF THE DAMNED BY NATASHA M. HALL HALCYON FALLS BY JEFF BOWER HEADSPACE BY RYAN KARLOFF HERESIES & MAJESTIES BY LEN SOUSA HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN BY NICOLA PITTAM I LOVE YOU, MR FREEZE BY RANDY REX INSIDE BY BOB BOWSE ISSUES BY POGO NEW LOOKING GLASS BY WILLIAM J. ZIDE MOUNT PLEASANT BY CAT DALE NATURAL CAUSES BY MICKEY FORTUNE NICE JEWISH BOY BY GEOFF GEDROYC NOVEL BY AIMEE PARROTT & WILLIAM BIENES PIPE BOMB BY MICHAEL ORLANDO POST MORTEM BY TRAVIS CARR POWERBALL BY FREDRIK COLTING SMALL TOWN BY LACHLAN MARKS & ELLA ROBY SPACE BUD BY ERIK RODRIGUEZ SUBURBAN JUSTICE LEAGUE BY BENJAMIN MEYER SUGAR LAND BY R.B. RIPLEY THE BLANKED BY GLENN ACOSTA THE HAVEN BY JULIA WURZ THE SUMMERLAND BY MICHELE DAGLE WAKE UP DEAD BY KARL ARCHER WHEN THE WORLD WAS SQUARE BY IRWIN GREENSTEIN

SHORT SEMI-FINALISTS
A WAR ON TERROR BY PETER HAIG
AN ACCIDENT BY WEI LIU
ANGEL BY HAZEL ALLAN
BABY WARS BY JEFFREY THOMAS
BURIED BY KAREN FRANK
FEAR FACTORY BY SARAH POLHAUS
GENTLEMAN’S SPECIAL BY JONATHON SAWDON
GO CRAZY BY KAE BAHAR
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BY DAVID PERGOLINI
HONKIES BY STEVE WISNIEWSKI
INTERFERENCE BY ROBIN ROSE SINGER
OUR FATHER BY FRANCESCA NIDER
ROUND TRIP BY JEROME VILLARIN
SALVATION BY MORGAN JOSEPH HALLA
SECRETS BY BRIAN LEWIS
SPACE MAN BY TAIYO YOSHIDA
TWO, ENTWINED, ALOFT BY BOB BOWSE
THE CHAIR BY JAMES ROBINSON
THE PATH BY STEPHEN DHONDT
THE WILD EAST BY VALESCA VAN REES
WILLIAM WISHES BY MICHAEL P. VIDLER

Updated: 11/07/2017
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Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 16    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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