|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||February 22, 2013||$45|
|Regular||March 22, 2013||$50|
|Late||April 26, 2013||$55|
|Extended||May 24, 2013||$60||4|
|Extended Final||June 21, 2013||$65||32|
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Arctic Circle, by Daniel Rugussis, has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter 2012 Acclaim Film Screenwriting Contest.
Todd I. Gordon's Count Roller Skates has been named the winner of the Spring/Summer, 2012 Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.
Alavanche Films, based in Los Angeles is the latest in a growing list of production companies to show interest in Acclaim Film script contest winners.
The Great Beyond by Brent Hartinger has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter Acclaim Film Script Competition.
Charles McNamara has been named the winner of The Acclaim Film Screenwriting Contest for his script The Immaculate Girl.
by Frank Drouzas
Most scripts are driven by dialogue as much as anything else--a reader needs to feel that the lines propel each scene in the script and help move the story along at a good clip. Dialogue should illuminate and educate us about the characters and the story.
Chad Handley's Adesi's Journey has been named the winner of the Acclaim Film Screenplay Contest, while I Heart New York by Dee Dee Parker has been named the TV pilot/MOW category winner. Jake Currie's script for 30 Rock took top honors in the TV spec category.
Some writers simply list a character's age upon introduction, but this tells us precious little and is, frankly, a boring cop-out. (It's as imaginative as naming your Pekingese poodle 'Dog' or calling your wife 'Mate-Woman.') Strive to make the character memorable with a clear, candid snapshot.
Acclaim Film and TV has announced their screenplay and TV contest winners for Spring/Summer 2010.
If your paragraphs are over three sentences, consider breaking them up into smaller, more digestible chunks. White spaces do not only keep the pages looking clean, they just make the whole thing easier on the eyes ...
Acclaim Film has announced the winner of their Fall/Winter 2009 Screnwriting Competition. Steve LaMontagne took first place in the feature script category with "Gorgeous George," based on the life of the famed wrestler.
SSS Entertainement has recently joined the growing list of production companies interested in the Acclaim Script Contest winners and finalists.
Acclaim Film Script Contests has welcomed Cobblestone Films, based in the Los Angeles area, as another affiliated production company that will consider the screenplays of winners and finalists.
Donna Lisa's endearing family screenplay KHENG KHENG CROCODILE has been named the winner of theSpring/Summer 2009 Acclaim Film Script Contest.
Ursula Hollman's SUCK has been named the winner of hte Fall/Winter 2008 Acclaim Screenwriting Coemptition.
Acclaim Film & TV Script Contest has added ScriptDelivery.net to its list of sponsors.
Acclaim has announced Eric Carlson's Long Overdue as the winner of their 2008 Spring/Summer Screenplay Competition.
The deadline for the Acclaim Film and TV Competitions has been extended to May 3, 2008.
Acclaim Film most recently welcomed STARS NORTH, an award-winning, independent movie production company based in Florida (The Single Chick's Guide To Italy, Hotel Paradise) as well as London-based SCION FILMS (Doomsday, Butterfly on a Wheel) to the growing list of companies showing interest in reading the winners and finalists of the Acclaim screenplay competition.
Acclaim Film & TV contests for screenplays, tv spec scripts and MOW/pilots have been extended to December 10, 2007.
Craig Cambria's thriller Night of Reflections has been named the winner of the Acclaim Film Spring/Summer 2007 Screenwriting contest.
The final deadline for both the Acclaim TV and Acclaim Film script competitions has been extended to JULY 6, 2007. Entries MUST be postmarked by this date. If you have already submitted to the current contest and wish to submit a rewrite, you may do so free of charge.
Acclaim Film & TV has extended the deadline of their TV and film script competitions to a postmarked date of JUNE 22, 2007. If you have already submitted to the current contest and wish to submit a rewrite, you may do so free of charge.
Anita Skibski's powerful screenplay "Mine" took top honors in the feature screenplay category of the Fall, 2006 Acclaim Film Screenplay Competition.
The FINAL deadline for the Acclaim Fall/Winter Screenplay/TV script competitions is December 22, 2006.
Kim Townsel's Jet Lag has been named the winner of the Acclaim Spring, 2006 Screenwriting Competition.
Robert Kosberg Productions (part of Nash Entertainment) is the latest company that will regularly be reviewing the scripts of winners and finalists of Acclaim scriptwriting competiitons.
Jo Films, a New York-based indie film and theater company headed by producer Sarah Knight, will be considering the screenplays of Acclaim winners and finalists.
The winners are in for the Fall 2005 Acclaim Film contest, with top honors going to Richard C. Haber for his screenplay "Some Love, Some Cash."
The Durkin Entertainment Group whas become the newest company to consider the winners and finalists of the Acclaim Film & TV competitions.
The winners of our Spring/Summer 2005 screenplay and TV script contests have been announced. Feature scripts included stories about a human storm magnet, the life of Poe and a brilliant but nihilistic child prodigy, to name a few.
The winners of Acclaim Film & TV Fall/Winter 2004 contests have been announced, including feature film script, pilot/MOW and spec script categories.
Acclaim Film & TV is now accepting entries for its Spring 2005 film and TV competitions, and offering $1,500 in total prize money.
The deadlines for the Fall/Winter 2004 Acclaim Film & TV competitions have been extended A FINAL TIME to December 10, 2004.
The deadlines for the Fall/Winter 2004 Acclaim Film & TV competitions have been extended to November 12, 2004.
"Born To Darkness" by Jonathan Chappell & Christian J. Raymond has been named the winner of Acclaim Film's Spring 2004 Screenplay Competition.
Acclaim Film & TV is now accepting entries for its Fall 2004 Film and TV contests.
The final extended deadline for the Spring 2004 TV and film competitions is June 30, 2004. Writers who have already submitted may send in rewrites free of charge.
Acclaim Film & TV has extended its Spring 2004 contest deadlines to May 28, 2004.
The L.A.-based production company Room 9 Entertainment will be reading winners of the most recent Acclaim Film & TV screenplay contest.
Lorelei Armstrong's MICHELANGELO has been named the winner of the Fall 2003 Acclaim Screenplay Competition.
The Acclaim Film and TV contests are accepting early entries for the Spring 2004 competitions.
Acclaim is announcing a final extension for its Fall 2003 contests. Writers may now postmark their scripts by December 19, 2003.
Acclaim Film & TV has extended the deadlines for its screenplay and TV script competitions to November 17, 2003.
Acclaim Film & TV has recently added Carmichael Films to its list of affiliated production companies.
Winning storylines included a woman's attempt to right her disastrous love life by traveling back in time, a modern-day undertaking of the labors of Hercules and the uneasy friendship between a former Negro leaguer and a disgraced white Major leaguer.
Acclaim Film and Television is announcing a call for entries for its Fall 2003 competitions.
To accomodate the influx of entries, the Acclaim Film and TV contests have extended contest deadlines for the final time to June 23. Anyone who has already submitted may send in rewrites free of charge.
To accommodate the influx of entries, we have decided to extend our deadline to May 19, 2003.
Acclaim Film and TV is announcing a call for entries for its Spring 2003 competitions, with categories for feature films, spec scripts and pilots/Movies-of-the-Week.
S.E.K. Boddington's ATLANTIS has been named the winner of the Fall, 2002 Acclaim Film screenwriting competition.
NO GOOD DEED, by Andrew Smith, has been named the winner of the Acclaim Screenwriting Contest, while EVERYBODY'S LIFE by Wanda Hite-Lista, has been named the winner of TV Competition Pilot/MOW category. Julia P. Shih was named the winner of the TV spec category for an episode of SCRUBS.
Acclaim has announced the winners of their Fall, 2001 Screenwiting Competition.
The Human Equation, by Darren Marc Debarri and Gregory Robert Wilson, has been announced as the winner of the Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.
An interview with screenwriter James Milton regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Eric Carlson regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Jim Beck regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Kim Townsel regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Mark Kratter regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Harold Jewell regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter jason zimmatore regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter David Bertoni regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Constantine Athanas regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Christopher Canole regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.