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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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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: 323    
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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 $45 105
First February 3, 2015 $50 133
Regular March 10, 2015 $55 168
Late April 15, 2015 $60 204
Final April 29, 2015 $65 218

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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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: 323    
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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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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: 323    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

ProdCos Request Scriptapalooza Finalists & Semifinalists

Since announcing the winners of the 2004 Screenplay Competition, Scriptapalooza has had many requests for the semifinalist and finalist scripts:

2004 Update


First Entertainment request 4 scripts October 2004
Colin O’Reilly has requested to read Jack in the Box, Defending Eden, The Heart of God is Breaking in the Sky and 9/11 Kevin.

The Radmin Company request 8 scripts October 2004
The Radmin Company has requested to read Notch 22, Solitary, No Strings Attached, The Fact Checker, Life Weight, Toil and Trouble, Lunch Box Hero and King of Manhattan.

Imagemaker Films request 2 scripts October 2004
Steven Pearl has requested to read King of Manhattan and Damascus Road.

David Kirschner Productions request 3 scripts October 2004
Nick Shaheen has requested to read Lunch Box Hero, Toil and Trouble and The Secret of Lummi Island.

Aurora Productions request 3 scripts October 2004
Madison Laine has requested to read Lunch Box Hero, King of Manhattan and Irish Funny Papers.

Hopscotch Pictures request 2 scripts October 2004
Courtney Rabada has requested to read Lunch Box Hero and Tesla.

Mark Victor Productions request 13 scripts October 2004
Anne Russell has requested to read Nick of Time, King of Manhattan, Irish Funny Papers, Reincarnate, Tight, Ezili’s Necklace, The Cook The Queen and The Pumpkin Prince, Ghost Town, Third Eye, Utterly Alien, Cable Car, In The Hands of Fate and Crystal Peaks.

Energy Entertainment request 4 scripts October 2004
Brooklyn Weaver has requested to read Lunch Box Hero, Solitary, Dirt and No Strings Attached.

Crescent Sky request 13 scripts October 2004
Tariq Jalil has requested to read Lunch Box Hero, Better Mouse Trap, The Groomless Bride, The Ghost, Solitary, Dig Two Graves, Pawn Takes King, Rock Paper Scissors, Napoleon, The Fact Checker, Virgil’s Odyssey, Death Valley and Nick of Time.

Lancaster Gate Entertainment request contact info October 2004
Brian K. Schlichter has requested contact information for Solitary, a finalist and Yard Sale, a semifinalist.

Funnagan Entertainment options Jack in the Box October 2004
Brian Funnigan has optioned semifinalist Jack in the Box by writer Heidi Lebauer.

Ensemble Entertainment request 2 scripts October 2004
Yoni Ovadia has requested Better Mouse Trap and Switching Parties.

Acuna Entertainment request 5 scripts October 2004
Mark Strano, at Acuna has requested to read The Groomless Bride, Solitary, No Strings Attached, Sophomore and Italian Hero.

Underground Films request 9 scripts October 2004
Will Lowery at Underground has requested to read WW II-K, No Strings Attached, Ghost Town, Strike Zone, Rock Paper Scissors, Go Get Her, Hiding Larry, The Groomless Bride and In The Shadow of Evel.

Karz Entertainment request 5 scripts October 2004
Katherine Brown has requested to read Life Weight, Toil and Trouble, Lunch Box Hero, King of Manhattan and Slappy Goes to Hollywood.

Robert Ginty Films requests top 3 winners October 2004
Robert Ginty has requested the top 3 winners of the competition.

Niad Management request top 3 winners October 2004
Jennifer Graff has requested the top 3 winners of the competition.

Nine Yards Entertainment has requested all Runners-up October 2004
Steve Crawford has requested to read all the top runners-up.

A Band Apart has requested 2 scripts October 2004
Janet Jeffries has requested to read Lunch Box Hero and King of Manhattan.

Dynamic Talent Entertainment request King of Manhattan October 2004
Sheila Legette has requested to read King of Manhattan.

Vincent Newman Entertainment request 1 script October 20
04 Nancy Lanham has requested to read Toil and Trouble.

Double Edge Entertainment request 5 scripts October 2004
Lisa Lee has requested to read Life Weight, Toil and Trouble, Lunch Box Hero, King of Manhattan and Better Mouse Trap.

Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment request 4 scripts October 2004
Aaron Kaplan has requested to read Toil and Trouble, The Doubt Dragon, Better Mouse Trap and The Secret of Lummi Island.

Paradigm Literary Agency request 4 scripts October 2004
Alicia Lipinski has requested to read Life Weight, Toil and Trouble, Lunch Box Hero, King of Manhattan.

Brookwell/McNamara request all Runners-up October 2004
Matt Thomas has requested to read all the top runners-up.

Eighth Square request 4 scripts October 2004
JJ Hoffman has requested to read Life Weight, Toil and Trouble, Lunch Box Hero and The Secret of Lummi Island.

PlainEdge Pictures request 6 scripts October 2004
Wendy Dutwin has requested to read InLove Indifferent Insane ,Jack and Jill, The Groomless Bride, Who’s Got Game?, My First Date and No Strings Attached.

Samuel Goldwyn request 5 scripts October 2004
Jennifer Wright has requested to read Life Weight, Toil and Trouble, Lunch Box Hero, King of Manhattan and Slappy Goes to Hollywood.

Vertigo Entertaiment request 3 scripts October 2004
Jennifer Wright has requested to read King of Manhattan, The Doubt Dragon and Better Mouse Trap.

Metropolitan Literary Agency request top 3 winners October 2004
David Boxerbaum has requested the top 3 winners of the competition.

Updated: 10/04/2004
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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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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: 323    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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