Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft/Big Break

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2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
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Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

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Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Objective

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird June 22, 2021 $45
Regular September 21, 2021 $55
Extended October 19, 2021 $65
Last Chance November 9, 2021 $75 20

Dates reflect deadlines for electronic submission of scripts. All entries must be electronically submitted by their respective deadlines at midnight Pacific Time.

Notification: Early 2022

Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/rules/

Awards

2 Grand Prize Award Winners
  • One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
  • These two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for meetings and networking with executives, producers, agents, and managers. See the full prize package here: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/prizes

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
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Contest News

Final Draft's 4th Annual International Screenwriting Contest Announced

Final Draft, Inc. (www.finaldraft.com), makers of the top-selling screenplay software Final Draft, announced today that it has begun taking entries for its annual "Big Break" International Screenplay Contest. Now in its fourth year, the contest has become one of the most popular in Hollywood due to previous winners' success and its generous payout. The first contest's winner "Dawg" by Ken Hastings, has been produced and shot by Gold Circle Films (starring Elizabeth Hurley and Denis Leary). The second contest's winner "Breathing Underwater" by Torye Mullins, has been optioned by Stephen J. Cannell Studio.

At the moment, last year's winner, "8 Track" by Shawn Corridan, has great interest from several firms. Shawn has said that "Final Draft's software and Big Break! Screenwriting Contest opened doors that countless query letters, screenwriting how-to books and a thousand thankless hours of writing could not. As a result of using Final Draft software and ultimately winning the contest, I was offered, literally overnight, representation by numerous agents and entertainment managers and was taking meetings with directors and producers (TV and film)."

This year's winner will receive $10,000 plus an all-expense-paid 3-day visit to Los Angeles to take meetings with studio executives and agents. Second prize is $3,000; third prize is $1,000. The top ten winners will be submitted to a Hollywood literary agent and will receive a copy of Final Draft Scriptwriting Software, a one-year subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine, Script Magazine and RES Magazine, a $50 gift certificate from The Writer's Computer Store and a copy of The Hollywood Creative Directory Producers Guide. Complete contest rules and entry forms may be downloaded and from http://www.finaldraft.com/bigbreak/index.html. Scripts may be submitted online at that address or mailed to Final Draft. Deadline for entries is May 31, 2003.

Updated: 01/23/2003

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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