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Write/LA

Write/LA

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Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://write-la.com
Email: info@write-la.com

Contact: Tim Schildberger, Co-Founder/Head Judge

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Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Objective

Write/LA is dedicated to helping writers improve their craft so they can find success in the ultra-competitive world of screenwriting. We award three writers of either feature or television projects the opportunity to come to Los Angeles to improve their craft, experience the industry (which means meeting people currently working in it), and have their work celebrated at an exclusive live read.

Why are we different? We’re tired of contests that promise big breaks but don’t deliver. The only way to succeed in this business is mastering your craft. That’s why we focus on helping writers who are on the cusp improve their skills, gain exposure to real people in the industry, and see their words come to life through a one-of-a-kind live read event. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/15/2019

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Notification:

Quarterfinalists (Top 50) Announced – October 1st, 2019;
Semi-finalists (Top 15) Announced – October 15, 2019;
Finalists (Top 8) Announced – November 1, 2019;
Winners (Top 3) Announced – November 15, 2019

Grand Prize Experience – December 5-7 2019

Rules

Please visit http://write-la.com/rules/ to read the official rules.

Awards

3 Grand Prize Winners receive…
  • Domestic airfare and a 3-night hotel stay in Los Angeles
  • A private 2-day screenwriting lab in Los Angeles
  • Up to 25 pages of your script read on stage by professional actors in front of a theater audience in LA
  • Breakfasts with Industry Insiders
  • 1 free copy Movie Magic Screenwriter 6
  • 3 screenwriting books (your choice of five options) courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions
  • Written feedback on your script from a working Industry Insider
  • A professional logline polish by Angela Bourassa, founder of LA Screenwriter
  • **NEW ADDITION** Winning scripts reviewed by Script Pipeline’s creative executives and considered for circulation to their network of production companies, managers, agents, and directors
  • All of the finalist prizes…
8 Finalists receive…
  • Written feedback on your script from a working Industry Insider
  • 1 free copy Movie Magic Screenwriter 6
  • 2 screenwriting books (your choice of five options) courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions
  • A 10-minute feedback phone call after the contest wraps with head judge Tim Schildberger
  • A professional logline polish by Angela Bourassa
  • All of the semifinalist prizes…
15 Semifinalists receive…
  • 1 free copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter 6
  • 1 free screenwriting book (your choice of five options) courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions
  • A 10-minute feedback phone call after the contest wraps with head judge Tim Schildberger
  • A professional logline polish by Angela Bourassa
  • Your logline posted on the Write/LA, LiveRead/LA, and LA Screenwriter websites
  • All of the quarterfinalist prizes…
50 Quarterfinalists receive…
  • A voucher to purchase Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 for $50 (regular price $249.95)
  • 25% off LiveRead/LA entries & services for one year
  • 2 tickets to the invite-only Grand Prize Live Read in Los Angeles in December 2019

Write/LA

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://write-la.com
Email: info@write-la.com

Contact: Tim Schildberger, Co-Founder/Head Judge

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Write/LA

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://write-la.com
Email: info@write-la.com

Contact: Tim Schildberger, Co-Founder/Head Judge

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Write/LA Names Grand Prize Winners

Write/LA has announced their Grand Prize Winner for 2019. Nick Alverson, Paula Dixon and Clint Williams will come to LA for two days of masterclasses followed by an invite-only Grand Prize Live Read event at Raleigh Studios on December 7, 2019.

2019 Write/LA Grand Prize Winners

Nick Alverson – CHICAGO PIZZA | half hour pilot
After a beloved co-worker dies in the line of duty, a hot-shot pizza delivery crew faced with the biggest order of their lives must get in their gas-guzzling clunkers, fire up the pizza oven after-burners, and prove that the most important ingredient in a pizza… is teamwork.

Paula Dixon – THE TRUE STORY OF THE SS REX | half hour pilot
In 1938, a self-made millionaire and his gutsy right-hand woman team up to run a gambling ship off the coast of Los Angeles.

Clint Williams – FREEDOM FORT | feature, historical action/adventure
Two runaway slaves escape to a fort abandoned by the British and start leading daring raids in search of one man’s wife, but their hope for a new beginning shatters when US troops attack. Based on true events.

2019 Write/LA Finalists and Semifinalists

Carrie Anderson – ON WATER | feature, true drama – FINALIST
Robbed of her Olympic dream by cancer, a rowing champion meets an African American boy who wishes he could try the sport she loves and together they take on Philadelphia’s establishment to create a rowing club for inner-city kids. Based on a true story.

Sabrina Besla – ANGRY JUNE | hour pilot
June Stone has anger management problems – living life through her manic, psychotic, sinister id hasn’t helped. Her twisted view on reality becomes much worse when she inherits the family business: the biggest record label in America.

Pedro Bonano – WOLF MOTHER | feature, horror comedy – FINALIST
A pair of brothers working the same drug bust must protect the city and save their relationship when the drugs turn out to be a serum used to raise a powerful werewolf.

Joe Brukner – KHAN | hour pilot
In the wake of his shocking death, Genghis Khan’s illegitimate favorite daughter faces off against his heirs as they battle for control of his empire.

Sarah Casey – ARRANGEMENTS | hour pilot – FINALIST
A death-obsessed tomboy grows up above a small-town Kentucky funeral home run by a controlling widow and her recovering-alcoholic sister in law — who’s secretly in love with her.

Michael Corleone – I SEE YOU | half hour pilot – FINALIST
After stumbling into an outgoing but completely invisible woman, an introverted college student reluctantly agrees to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious circumstances.

Justin Moran – RUST | hour pilot – FINALIST
While scraping out a living in the asteroid belt, a crew of hard-luck miners happen upon an old shipwreck that catapults them into the path of bounty hunters, terrorists, and a massive mining conglomerate set on keeping old mistakes buried.

Matthew Neff – SIGHT SINGING | half hour pilot
Two clueless yet confident college A Capella singers navigate their way through auditions, rehearsals, kidnapping, manslaughter, and other everyday hijinks.

Craig Peters – THE MYTHICAL GOLDEN TROUT | feature, comedy
When a cash-strapped family camping in the Sierras discovers a huge nugget of gold, they’re forced to flee into the wilderness to evade the local police chief and his posse of clueless misfits who will stop at nothing to steal it from them.

Tom Santos – EXPATRIADOS | hour pilot
After the occupation and dissolution of the US, an American refugee living in Mexico investigates the disappearances of her fellow expatriados — all the while battling haunting memories of her journey to the border.

Sai Saripella – BURGERS AND BIRYANI | half hour pilot
A liberal-minded couple elope to California and start their family, but years later, their home becomes the site of a cultural tug-of-war when the wife’s traditional Indian parents move in.

Delraj Takher – CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NIGHT DEMON | feature, mockumentary
A documentarian finds himself at the center of a deadly game of one-upmanship when his intended subject — the feared but dull Midwest Strangler — and a sophisticated new serial killer vie for his attention.

If any industry professionals would like to learn more about these writers or these scripts, please contact Tim Schildberger at tim@write-la.com.

Updated: 11/15/2019
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Write/LA

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: http://write-la.com
Email: info@write-la.com

Contact: Tim Schildberger, Co-Founder/Head Judge

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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