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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
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Objective

Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. Make it your own - drama, action, comedy... anywhere your imagination takes you. Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn one of these three loglines into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is an international screenwriting competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/30/2016

WinningScripts Pro $10 Off Coupon

Notification:

  • Finalists Announced: August 2017
  • Mentor Program Begins: August 2017
  • Mentor Program Completes: November 2017
  • Winner Announced: November 2017
  • Lunch November or December 2017

Rules

How the rest of the contest works
  • Entrants write up to the first 15 pages of a script based on the logline above, provided byJudd Payne
  • The top 10 finalists are chosen from the submissions
  • Each of the 10 finalists receives a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter to professionally format their work as they enter into a 12-week ScriptXpert Scriptwriting Coaching/mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay based on the given logline
  • After the mentoring, the finalists submit their rough drafts to our professional script readers for comprehensive ScriptXpert Screenplay Coverage, and then have two weeks to work with their mentor and notes to complete the final draft of their screenplay for judging.
  • Judd Payne judges the completed screenplays and chooses a winner

With an overall prize package exceeding $15,000 and a history of past finalists securing representation, the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is worth your consideration.

Ready to get started?

Step 1. Enter today to take part in the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest and submit your entry or entries anytime before the final submission date. Securing your entry today is a great way to motivate yourself to get down to writing!

Step 2. Write up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on logline, provided by producerJudd Payne. Make it your own and take your time—once you’ve submitted your entry fee, your 15 pages aren’t due until the final deadline.

Step 3. Submit your script(s) using the instructions provided when you purchase your entry or entries.

Awards

Twelve 50-minute sessions over the course of 90 days, in which you’ll go from idea to finished draft.12-week ScriptXpert Story Specialists mentoring program.

Finalists receive a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 to professionally format their work.This award-winning screenwriting software formats movies, television, novels, stage plays and even comic book scripts, making it the only program for all types of creative writing.

An e-book copy of the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory With over 3,500 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers.

An e-book copy of the The Pocket Screenwriting Guide:120 Tips to Getting to FADE OUT
Leads you through classic Hollywood storytelling with 120 succinct tips – mirroring the standard page length for a 2-hour film.

Finalists submit their rough drafts to our studio script readers for comprehensive ScriptXpert Extended Coverage Development Notes

An extensive report with detailed information on concept, structure, pacing, dialogue and more. It also includes feedback and recommendations for improving the script and making it more marketable.

The lucky winner receives an A-List Screenwriter Experience, including:

  • 3-Day Stay in Los Angeles
  • Lush Accommodations at a swanky Hollywood Hotel
  • One-on-one Meetings with Top Companies

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Industry Insider Contest Pledges $10,000 to Earthquake and Tsunami Fund

In partnership with "Just Go With It" screenwriter Allan Loeb, The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest pledged $10,000 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund in appreciation of Loeb's participation in this session's contest. They've also pledged to donate an additional $10 per entry over their anticipated 1,000 submissions.

"We've all been moved by the crisis now facing Japan and I know the creative community is eager to help out," said Jesse Douma, co-founder of the Industry Insider Contest and President of The Writers Store. "This is the perfect way for aspiring writers to assist those in need while doing something proactive for their career."

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is an international competition that awards over $15,000 in prizes and facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers. This one-of-a-kind contest presents a stellar logline from a successful screenwriter, and asks entrants to create up to the first 15 pages of the script. Finalists enter a 12-week mentoring program with the goal of completing a full screenplay. The lucky winner receives a full Hollywood experience, including lush accommodations at the Chateau Marmont, lunch at The Ivy with Loeb, and one-on-one meetings with Industry giants like Benderspink.

The last competition was a huge success, with thousands of writers submitting entries based on Sherlock Holmes screenwriter Simon Kinberg's logline. The top 10 finalists are in the midst of their 12-week mentorship program, working to turn their 15 pages into a finished script. The lucky winner will be announced in April, 2011.

This session's logline from Loeb, the scribe behind "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps," "The Dilemma," and the Adam Sandler comedy "Just Go With It": "A group of married men desperate for one last bachelor party invents a long-lost friend who's about to be wed, but things get out of control when their wives want to meet the groom before the big event."

The competition is supported by The Writers Store, Final Draft screenwriting software, and production company Benderspink. Future sponsors and loglines from A-list screenwriters will be announced soon.

The deadline to enter is April 30, 2011.

Updated: 03/29/2011
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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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