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Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition

Scriptapalooza

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

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Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

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

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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
Earl Bird January 6, 2014 $45
First March 3, 2014 $50
Regular April 14, 2014 $55
Final April 21, 2014 $60 1

Notification: August 15, 2014

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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News: Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition

Scriptapalooza Finalists Optioned

Scriptapalooza update of winners and runners-up:

CatchLight Films OPTIONS Black Mountain
CatchLight Films has optioned Black Mountain by writer Pezhman Jatala, a Finalist.

Enterprise Entertainment OPTIONS The Curse of Old Bob
Enterprise Entertainment has optioned The Curse of Old Bob by writers Anthony Stitt & Jeff Trently.

CatchLight Films OPTIONS Remains
CatchLight Films has optioned Remains by Jennifer Boch-Wawrzyniak, a Semi-finalist.

Garlin Pictures OPTIONS Son of a Gun
Garlin Pictures has optioned Son of a Gun by writers M.J. Anderson & Richard Rossner.

William Morris Agency requests 3 scripts
The William Morris Agency has requested to read Limping Jokers, Son of a Gun and Panic Attack.

Paramount Pictures request 2 winners and 8 finalists
Justin Jones of Paramount Pictures has requested Limping Jokers, Blood Diamonds, Santa Technologies, Murdergirls, Specially Marked Packages, Sweeps, Panic Attack, Rocket & Flutter, Good Egg and Dose of Reality.

Cinergi Pictures contacts Semifinalist from 2004
Jordan Cerf from Cinergi Pictures has requested contact info for Revelation 20:7, a 2004 Semi.

Smart Entertainment requests 5 scripts
Colin O’Reilly has requested to read Houseguests, Leave, Peg, Probation and Crossed.

Crescent Sky Entertainment requests writer contact info
Tariq Jalil has requested contact info for Rocket & Flutter, written by Duane Piedmont.

New Wave Entertainment request 16 scripts
Chris Emerson from New Wave has requested Santa Technologies, The Curse of Old Bob, Extra Credit Inseparable, Gary Million, Murdergirls, Felix the Flyer, Reality Check, Specially Marked Packages, Rocket and Flutter, Kiss the Ghost, Modern Day Gunman, Shifter, Peg, Sweeps and The Houseguests.

Kustom Entertainment request 3 scripts
Jesse Chapman at Kustom reuqested to read The Unkindness of Ravens, Thunder in the West and Santa Technologies.

Code Entertainment request top 3 winners
Nick Miller from Code Entertainment has requested to read the Top 3 winners.

Filbertsteps request 13 scripts
Filbersteps has requested to read The Family Partnership, The Unkindness of Ravens, Bubba & Me, Extra Credit, Inseparable, Murdergirls, The Sewing Room, Harbor, Big Blind, Leave, Behind the Scenes, Probation and Going Nowhere.

Crescent Sky request contact info for writer
Tariq Jalil has requested contact info for the script, Accidental Patriots by Michael Dugan.

Avatar Entertainment requests winners
Jake Wagner request to read the top 3 winners.

Energy Entertainment request 4 scripts
Brooklyn Weaver requests to read Gary Million, Murdergirls, Daddy’s Girl and Reality Check.

Lancaster Gate requests 3rd place winner contact info
Brian Schlichter has requested contact info for Blood Diamonds, written by Margaret Dunlap.

Paradigm Literary Agency requests winners and 2 finalists
Orion Prout has rquested to read the top 3 winners and Extra Credit and Bubba & Me.

Crescent Sky request 17 scripts
Tariq Jalil has requested Santa Technologies, St. Paul’s Row, Beached, Murdergirls, Love and Other Natural Disasters, Specially Marked Packages, Wrath, Fearfully Wonderfully, The Seduction Diet, Kiss the Ghost, Hymn!, Lonely Mice, V3, Accidental Patriots, Accidental, Queen of Hearts and The Winning Bronco.

Kaplan Perrone request to read 2nd Place Winner
Jody at Kaplan Perrone has requested to read Son of a Gun.

Abrams Artists Agency requests top 3 winners
Samantha Ryan, an agent at Abrams Artists has requested to read the Top 3 winners.

3 Arts Entertainment request top 3 winners
Diane Gordon from 3 Arts has requested the Top 3 winners.

Wolfrom Productions contacts 2 writers
Dawn Wolfrom has contacted Yvonne Delet of Daddy’s Little Girl and Wicked, written by Dave Richards.

Archer Entertainment request top 3 winners
Judd Taylor of Archer Entertainment requests the Top 3 winners.

Updated: 12/05/2005
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