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Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition

Scriptapalooza

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 801-5366 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

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

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 325    
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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 6, 2015 $45 12
First February 3, 2015 $50 40
Regular March 10, 2015 $55 75
Late April 15, 2015 $60 111
Final April 29, 2015 $65 125

Notification: August 15, 2015

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

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
  • Scriptapalooza Professional Screenplay Coverage
  • 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
  • Phone consultation about your script with Amy Wagner of Abrams Artists Agency
  • Phone consultation about your script with Andrew Kersey of Kersey Management

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
  • Scriptapalooza Professional Screenplay Coverage
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Phone consultation about your script with Amy Wagner of Abrams Artists Agency
  • Phone consultation about your script with Andrew Kersey of Kersey Management

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
  • Scriptapalooza Professional Screenplay Coverage
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Phone consultation about your script with Amy Wagner of Abrams Artists Agency
  • Phone consultation about your script with Andrew Kersey of Kersey Management

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

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Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 801-5366 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

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

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 325    
Have you entered this contest?
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Scriptapalooza

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 801-5366 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

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

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 325    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Scriptapalooza News Update

2002 Runner Up “The Intruder” is signed August 2002


Bettina Viviano, Producer, President and literary manager of Viviano Entertainment “Three to Tango”, “Caught in the Act”, “Letters From Joe”, a Scriptapalooza participant has signed Barbara Curry, writer of the 2002 Runner Up script “The Intruder”.

2002 17 Finalists’ Contact Info Requested August 2002


Pam Brown, an independent development associate, has requested contact information for all 17 Finalists in the 2002 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

2002 17 Finalists’ Contact Info Requested Again August 2002


John Lash, from First Entertainment, “The First Bastard”, “Anger Management” has requested contact information for all 17 Finalists in the 2002 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Longbow Productions requests Quarter Finalists August 2002


Marla White, VP of Development,“Secret Cutting”, “Summer of Ben Tyler”, “A League of Their Own” has requested contact information for “The Sultan’s Daughter” by Kate Ayrton & Abby Everett Jaques and “Eyes of Innocence” by Josh S. Henaman, Quarter Finalists in the 2002 Competition.

2001 Runner Up Optioned August 2002


“Pulp Chicken” by Michael Gibson was recently optioned by MFD Films for an undisclosed amount.

2001 Runner Up Director Attached August 2002


“Lance Barnes: Post Nuke Dick” by Stefan Petrucha currently has director Scott Billips (Visual Effects Supervisor for Mulholland Drive) attached to direct, and John Glover (Luthor’s Father from Smallville) attached to play the villain.

Roadside Attractions request 2002 Semi Finalist & Finalist August 2002


Chad Marting, Director of Development at Roadside Attractions “Lovely & Amazing”,”Trick” has requested contact information for 2002 Semi Finalist “Streams of Conscious” by Richard Anthony Cooley, Jr. and Finalist “After Darwin” by Nicolaus Aufdenkampe.

Victor & Grais request 2002 Quarter Finalists August 2002


Victor & Grais “Poltergeist”, Stephen King’s “Sleepwalkers”, Deal with MGM and USA Network/Sci-Fi Channel has requested contact information for Quarter Finalists “Shattered Pearl” by Debora Vickers - Mawji, “The “Ladies Room” by Kelli Crawford, and “Western Star” by Stephanie J. Witte & Paula M. Witte.

Rough Diamond requests 2002 Semi & Quarter Finalists August 2002


Rough Diamond “Blackpoint”, “Lone Hero”, “The Setup” has requested contact information for 2002 Quarter Finalist “Gene” by David Mills, Semi Finalist “Fairyland” by Andrew Crouch and Semi Finalist “Jumped” by Kent Faulcon.

A Band Apart requests 2002 Runners Up August 2002


Janet Jeffries, Creative Executive from A Band Apart, deal with Miramax, “Pulp Fiction”, “The Mexican”, “Reservoir Dogs” request to read 2002 Runners Up, “Let’s Mow” by Joe Wilson, “Sucker Punched” by Scott Morgan, “The Tutor” by Barbara Kymlicka, and “Negative Capability” by Karen Rizzo & James MacDonald.

Roadside Attractions request 2002 Runner Up August 2002


Chad Marting, Director of Development has requested to read 2002 Runner Up “The Tutor” by Barbara Kymlicka.

David Ladd FIlms request 2002 Runners Up August 2002


Megan Dunleavy, Director of Development, deal with MGM, “Mod Squad”, “Rainbow and the Serpent” has requested to read 2002 Runners Up “Negative Capability” by Karen Rizzo & James MacDonald, “Sucker Punched” by Scott Morgan, and “You Suck” by Caroline Williams.

Reiner/Greisman requests 2002 Runners Up August 2002


Keith Lessor has requested to read 2002 Runners Up “You Suck” by Caroline Williams, “The Tutor” by Barbara Kymlicka, “Negative Capability” by Karen Rizzo & James MacDonald and “Empty” by Harry James Connolly.

Shoreline Entertainment requests 2002 Runners Up August 2002


Sawako Matsuo, Director of Development “Flight of Fancy”, “The Visit”, “The Godson” has requested to read 2002 Runners Up “Empty” by Harry James Connolly and “Watusimba” by Rob Sandoval & Rita Sandoval.

Terra Bella requests 2002 Runners Up August 2002


Susanna Bieger, Co-Producer at Terra Bella “Titus”, “Dead Silence” and “The Associate” requests to read all 2002 Runners Up.

Updated: 08/31/2002
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Scriptapalooza

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 801-5366 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

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

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 325    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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