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New York Screenplay Contest

New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
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Objective

The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

  • All scripts should be written in English and submitted electronically via our online entry form in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.
  • You may submit your entry by mail. Use our electronic form to walk you through the process.
  • All mailed in entries must be mailed and postmarked by the applicable Entry Deadline.
  • Screenplay entries submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number issued by our electronic entry system.
  • All Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
  • Judges and employees who work for the New York Screenplay Contest are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.
  • Screenplays written by up to five people may be entered in the contest. Only one entry fee is required for such entries. All writers' names should be listed on the online entry form. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By submitting online to the New York Screenplay Contest, all writers authorize the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all cash awards will be split equally between the writers. If a screenplay is written by multiple writers, prizes will be divided at the writers' discretion.
  • Entrants to the New York Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays.
  • The competition is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted. Please retain an original copy of your screenplay.
  • Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.
  • The New York Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.
  • By entering the New York Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's own work.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our screenwriting contest guidelines and standard judging criteria; however, the contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold us (including our employees, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, co-branders or other partners) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by you or any third party due to or arising out of project(s) you submit, transmit or make available to our awards competition.
  • The New York Screenplay Contest reserves the right to make any necessary changes to deadlines, dates, rules, and scheduling.
  • By submitting a project to the New York Screenplay Contest, you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all of the Rules and Conditions and that you are duly authorized to submit your project to competition.

Awards

This year's New York Screenplay Contest will see over $10,000 in cash and prizes presented to the Winners and Official Finalists of the competition!

The New York Screenplay Contest awards and recognizes only the most finely written screenplays with distinction in four exclusive award tiers.

The judges will select one Grand Prize Winner for each official competition category along with an overall Grand Jury Prize Winner selected as the very best project from among all the competition categories. This is the contest's highest and most distinguished honor.

2nd and 3rd place awards are also presented in each of the main competition categories, the Empire Award and the Park Avenue Award, respectively.

In addition, up to 10 Official Finalists will be selected in each of the main competition categories at the discretion of the judges.

Most importantly, we will promote your winning script with a targeted press release through our PR firm to Hollywood trade publications, the entertainment media, and our exclusive industry list of hundreds of production companies, producers, executives, and literary agents.

To preserve the prestige and exclusivity of the awards, only a maximum of 13 projects per competition category are honored with awards.

New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

New York Screenplay Contest Announces Finalists

The New York Screenplay Contest has announced their finalists for 2014:

Action / Adventure
Stingray written by Dianna Zimmerman
Geert the Elf written by Stephen Stull
Requiem written by Irene Suver
Mumbai written by Clarence Naiman
Submission written by Bruce Rose
The Spy in Canaan written by Howard Schack
Gioacchino Lupara (Shotgun Jack) written by Thomas Ascenzi
GP1 Clones” written by Ren Kolb
Crime Ex written by Charles Hahn
The Lucky Charm written by Melvin Kling Jr.

Biographical / Historical
Etty Hilesum - A Love Story written by Ruth Garbus
The Last Monsoon written by Franklin Gaskin
Libertaire” written by Elizabeth Indianos
Brooklyn Odyssey” written by Tony Giordano
Poster Girl written by Jessica Folk
The Poet's Wife written by Amber Karlins
Samson written by Parker Wallace
Joining Up written by John McGuire
Clash of Iron” written by Richard Reed
Hegira written by Gannon Kenney

Comedy
Skin written by Alberto Diamante
Melina’s Dream written by Leonidas Demas
The Inner Nymph written by Jane Petreycik
The Roomate written by Rob Tyler
Going 88MPH written by Douglas Russo
Puerto Rican Pair-A-Dice written by Charles Davis
Something in Susan written by Serge Kushnier
Devil By the Toe written by Jeffrey Rubin
Out of Brooklyn written by Debi Calabro-Tuccio
Donna Rose - Queen of Hearts written by James Sullivan

Drama
The Ivory Coast written by Joshua Katz
Truesong written by Eve Spence
Hachimitsu written by Armando Lantigua
La tierra Que Yo Amo (Land that I Love) written by Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova
The House in The Woods written by Giorgio Pirazzini
Bitumen Blues written by Nattalia Lea
There's Something Wrong with Mom written by Joy McCaffrey
Torn written by Heather Rombone
The Whole Mishpocha written by Susan Baruch
The Cyclist written by Tom Milano

Family Film
Goodbye, Kid. Hurry Back written by Terri Kauffman
Underwood written by Theresa Giese
Bill, The Pirate written by Todd Selleck
Bon Temps written by Annie Kananack
The Double Dutch Club written by Mable E. Singletary
At the Intersection written by Andrii Kovalov
A Ghost Story Of Christmas written by Eddie Yaroch
The Ball Boy written by Thomas Doyle
Elena's Fire written by Bill Morales
Drosselbart written by Effie Bathen

Horror / Sci-Fi
Sleeing Red written by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
I H8 NY written by Damien Paris
Anastasia’s Pyramid written by Carlos Burgaleta
Sardis the Merciful written by Christian Thomas
Burning Sky written by Nathan Burgun
Harlow's Plague written by Myriam Roelli
The Crazed Method written by Bille Anthony
Raythu Rising written by Brad Carpenter
Sixx of Odd written by Edward Viverette
Serial Brothers written by Justin Kagan

Thriller
Crave written by Tina Quach
American Hell written by Nicholas Begnaud
The Demon of Hope Street written by Craig Peters
Feeding the Sharks written by Douglas Beer
Life of Kings written by Daniel Russel
Clutter written by Mark Lindberg
Ruby Diamond City written by Tim Hewitt
The Lake written by Carley Andrews
The Abyss Of Pain written by David Sabbath
4 Corners written by David Morring

Feature
Mine is Yours written by Ann Hawker
Desert Rain written by M Colleen Burns
The House written by Lednita Zeqiraj
The Dominion written by Melissa Cook
Signs, Songs & Optimism written by Sharen Wood
Fair Play written by Michael Pica
Abhishap - The Curse written by Kirshna Behari
The Conductor written by Kyle Works
The Open Road written by Corey Swim
Remember Who You Belong To written by Caleb Alexander

Short Screenplay
Zoo written by Annemarie Lawless
Going Home written by Nir Shelter
The Hotel Room written by Jeffery van Davis
Red Run written by Anders Vacklin
The Bequest written by Joan Golden
The City Wild written by Edward Cleary
Home Inc. written by Ethan Hoffman
At the Lightbulb Museum written by David Klein
Head Trip written by Shade Streeter
True Companion written by Arturo Olivares

Stage Play
Etty Hillesum: A Love Story written by Ruth Garbus
The Donors written by Jessica Lemes da Silva
For the Record written by B.J. Burton
Service to Love written by Denis Edwards
La Vida Abajo written by Kristin Goodman
Parable of the Asses written by Elaine Chekich
Horatio Street written by Ian Sax
One More Night written by Eleutherios Kakathimis
Critter written by Michael McClendon
Aoede's 'What Are Dreams Made Of?' written by Lisa Sniderman

Treatment
The Other Fate written by Sandra Stoodley
Solomon's Choice written by Richard Geiwitz
The Heir written by Alessandro Neckels
True Believer written by Richard Geiwitz
Liberty's Friend written by Sandra Stoodley
My Sweet Babushka” written by Olena D. Adams
Mistletoe Fever written by Jennifer Snow
Rook written by Anders Vacklin
Carthage Must Die written by Jonathan Gunning
Scorpio written by Shahid Muhammed

Television Pilot - Drama
Haven written by Larry Brothers
Red Coats written by Tomax Aponte
Border State written by Diana Garrett
The Reckoning written by David Hendon
Hood written by Greg Hart
Welcome To Oakland written by Laura Spaeth
Pound for Pound written by Travis Hodgkins
The Gower Chronicles: Operation Red Star written by Rebecca Handley
Grey Matters written by Ian Longacre
Immune written by John Murray

Television Pilot - Sitcom
Grow Up written by Denishea Bright
Held Back written by Thaddeus Hackworth
End of The Line written by Andrea Gardner
Talent Show written by Ira Allen
Inexperienced written by Cass Russell
The Three Dorks written by Dorien Makhloghi
Beck & Call written by Susan Loeffler
Bitter Berta written by Kristin Vig
Recess H.S written by Marcus Hayden
BubbleWrap written by Dominic-Madori Davis

Television Spec Script
Girls Juggalo written by Valerie Nies
The Big Bang Theory - The Wallet Experimentation written by David Minaskanian
Girls Divorce Song written by Erica Lies
The Mindy Project - Bondage written by Rachel Wortherley
Modern Family Pinball Wizard written by Jonathan Schawbe
Under His Wing written by Gabriele Cheng
Dr. Who - No Mans Land written by Justin Scott
The Simpsons - Chute to Kill written by Michael Gibney
New Girl - Crafty written by Dominic Morris
The Anatomy of Murder written by Kristy Hamilton

Television Concept
Bullet Trace written by Anna Bierhaus
Dogs of Service written by Elaine Chekich
Bad Betty written by David Livingstone
Overunity Unleashed written by Kevin Heddwyn
Double Dream” written by Valerio De Bonis
Working Actor written by Benjamin Seay
Office Pirates written by Loren Marie Story
Road to Stand Up written by Keith Paradise
The House written by Cindy Lee
Thank You, Mr. Zuckerberg written by Ed Purchla

Updated: 09/19/2014
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New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Streaty

An interview with screenwriter Brian Streaty regarding the New York Screenplay Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/15/2014

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jeffrey Russel

An interview with screenwriter Jeffrey Russel regarding the New York Screenplay Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/22/2014
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