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.
Also, we are supported by the Writers Guild of America west and the Writers Guild of Canada.
Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/22/2013
Notification: August 15
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.
- Any script from any genre will be considered.
- Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
- Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the
- Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
- Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with the WGA or copyrighting your material with the Library of Congress.
- No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
- 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
First Place Prize is $10,000. 7 Genre winners will get $500 each. Software for the top 30 writers from Write Brothers.
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News: Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition
Scriptapalooza Past Winners Optioned and Produced
Several former Scriptapalooza winners and runners-ups have had scripts optioned in recent months:
- In 2004, Patrick Andrew O'Connor won the prestigious Scriptapalooza International Screenplay competition. His script, Don Juan, beat out 4,150 others for the $10,000 grand prize. After doing studio rewrite work and having several scripts in development, Patrick sold his script Break-Up Artist in June of 2008. It's currently being filmed in Vancouver and is expected to be released in 2009.
- 2007 Finalist John Muscarnero "The Hypochondriac" got a meeting with producer Mark Shady of Nom De Plume Films and now he had his first feature produced by them, called Dark Woods, starring James Russo and Tracy Coogan.
- 2007 First Place Winner "Whale Farts" signed by Viviano/Feldman and with lawyer Nigel McNulty at Jackoway Tyerman. Also, Brian optioned another script "A Brief History of Tim" to Hudson River Entertainment.
- 2007 2nd place winner Matt Billingsly "Code Name Veil" signed with Industry Entertainment.
- 2007 Finalist Natalie Light signs with United Talent Agency and Luber Roklin Management.
- Natalie has been hired to write an urban love story for music video/ feature film director Chris Robinson and producer Jesse Collins about a love triangle between a famous R & B artist, a fan, and a songwriter.
- Natalie is working with UTA TV agent, Marissa Devins, on an original series idea
- Natalie is writing a Jami Gertz project.
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