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ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Contact

Beverly Hills, CA
(855) 503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
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Objective

Top scripts will be considered by our industry jury of executives, writers, and managers who focus on the action and thriller genres:

Jenny Wood, Elevate Entertainment

Manager of Taylor Sheridan, writer of Hell or High Water, Sicario and Sicario: Day of the Soledado.

Belle Avery, Appelles Entertainment

Producer of The Meg, a big budget action adventure starring Jason Statham in theaters August 10th.

Matthew Leonetti, Columbia Pictures

Executive at Columbia Pictures, production company and distributor behind such action titles as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Spider Man: Homecoming, and The Equalizer 2.

Andrew Bergamo, Donners' Company Development

Executive at The Donners Company, company behind such titles as Deadpool, Logan, Constantine and The X Men films.

Jeannette Francis, Bad Robot

Creative Executive at Bad Robot, JJ Abram's company behind such franchises as Cloverfield, Star Wars, Mission Impossible and Star Trek.

Steven E. de Souza, Screenwriter

With his films grossing over $2 Billion at the box office, he is the voice behind such legendary action films as Die Hard, 48 Hrs., Commando and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

The winners will be strategically sent to executives and managers with whom ScreenCraft has a relationship to help the winners advance their careers depending on their career goals. First place will also receive a $1,000 writing grant and second place will receive a $500 grant.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early August 24, 2018 $49
Late/Final October 25, 2018 $69 34

Notification: Jan, 2019

Rules

Please see website for rules.

Awards

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ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Contact

Beverly Hills, CA
(855) 503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Contact

Beverly Hills, CA
(855) 503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

2016 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest Winners Announced

The Timbermen by Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann (with story contributions by Ben Eisner) has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest. A bold and character-driven action-horror hybrid, The Timbermen is set in 1878 Washington Territory and centers on a desperate father and son who join a group of rough lumberjacks on a dangerous mission, then must fight to survive ferocious monsters deep in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The script deftly blends genres and features authentic characters, a strong emotional core, elevated dialogue, and excitingly rendered action sequences.

The Poacher by Travis Opgenorth has been awarded the Runner-Up prize. Ambitious, original and thematically complex, the script tells the story of a Serengeti resident, and haunted former militiaman, who’s forced into poaching ivory to feed his starving family and finds himself gaining unwanted notoriety after shooting a ruthless warlord who comes looking for revenge.

Dalvit & Lahmann will receive $1,500 and a phone call with legendary Die Hard, 48 Hrs. and Commando screenwriter Steven E. de Souza and a top literary manager. Opgenorth will receive $500 and a phone call with a literary manager. Their projects will be submitted to ScreenCraft’s network of agents, managers, producers and studio execs, as will the following finalist scripts:

  • Sawbuck by Mark Strauss
  • Another River by Kimba Henderson
  • Hemophilia by Guy Francisco Polin
  • Jacaranda by Ryan W. Smith
  • Mark of Cain by Jamie Bircoll
  • The Killing Of Sweet Molly Malone by Danny Matier
  • Dispatch by J.M. Levine
  • The Dragon Run by Bradley Stryker


In addition to de Souza, judges this year included: Tanner Mobley, creative executive at Nu Image; Jeanette Francis, development executive at STX Entertainment, and formerly Warner Bros; Ryan Wickers, Director of Development at Luc Besson’s company EuropaCorp; and Fred Spektor, agent at CAA with iconic clients including Morgan Freeman, Pierce Brosnan and Helen Mirren.

Updated: 01/20/2017
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ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest

Contact

Beverly Hills, CA
(855) 503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 4    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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