PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
7510 Sunset Blvd., 610
Hollywood, CA 90046-3408
Contact: Jennifer Berg, Administrative Director; Zoe Simmons, Contest Coordinator
The PAGE Awards competition was established by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards have rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.
One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests - both for the writers and for the judges - is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other. But how can you compare a comedy to an action script? How do you rank a family film against a thriller? Moreover, why is it that most contests only reward the screenwriter who writes a powerful drama, while many of the most successful movies made in Hollywood are comedies, thrillers, action flicks and family films?
In order to address this problem, and to encourage a wide variety of screenwriting talent, the PAGE Awards judges present prizes in ten different genre categories:
TV Drama Pilot
TV Comedy Pilot
Not only will this year's winning writers receive a total of over $50,000 in cash and prizes, but most importantly, the contest is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all contestants have the opportunity to get their work into the hands of Hollywood professionals currently in search of new talent.
Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/15/2013
Notification: Winners announced on October 15, 2013
$25,000 Grand Prize, PLUS: Gold, Silver & Bronze prizes in all ten
categories. Winners receive cash, gift certificates and subscriptions,
as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning
scripts. As a result, many PAGE Award winners have landed
screenwriting assignments, secured representation, and signed option
agreements on their work, and several now have movies in various
stages of production and release.
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News: PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
PAGE Award-Winning TV Pilot Optioned by Fox Studios
2011 PAGE Award winner Laurelei Ballard has been signed by PAGE Judge Sammy Montana of Anarchy Management, and Laurelei's Bronze Prize-winning TV Pilot THIS TOWN has been optioned by Fox Studios and Apostle Films. Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan are attached to the project as Executive Producers.
Now celebrating its 9th anniversary year, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition continues its track record of success, discovering and promoting some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Since receiving their prizes, many PAGE Award winners have gone on to land writing assignments, secure representation, and sign option agreements on their scripts, and several now have movies and television shows in various stages of production and release.
In the latest news:
- 2011 Grand Prize winner Pat White has been signed by Brandy Rivers at Magnet Management, and Pat is now developing the book version of her award-winning script ESCAPE for publication.
- After reading the 2011 Silver Prize-winning script BREAKING ZERO, John Will of Torn Sky Entertainment has hired screenwriter Will Jess to develop a new feature project for his company.
- Ray Liotta stars in the 2010 Bronze Prize-winning thriller BAD KARMA, by Steve Allrich. Produced by Zero Gravity Productions, the movie was shot in Australia and is now in post-production. It will be distributed by Anchor Bay Films.
- After his 2010 win, Gold Prize winner John Scott III was signed by CAA, and his award-winning script MAGGIE is currently in pre-production. John has also landed two high profile writing assignments: adapting the Tad Williams novel "Otherworld" for Warner Bros. and adapting Isaac Asimov's "Caves of Steel" for Twentieth Century Fox.
- PAPER TRAIL, by 2010 Gold Prize winners Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum, has been picked up by Sidney Kimmel, and their spec MINDPLAY also sold to Echo Lake. Louis and Joe are repped by PAGE Judge Eric Williams of Zero Gravity Management.
- 2009 Gold Prize winner Robert Sudduth is now working as a staff writer on the ABC series GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES. Rob was signed by Adesuwa McCalla of MetaMorphic Management shortly after his PAGE win.
- Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in the 2008 Gold Prize-winning drama CONFESSIONS OF A HEADHUNTER (now titled THE HEADHUNTER'S CALLING), by Bill Dubuque. And Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in Bill's spec THE ACCOUNTANT.
- The new sitcom SPY, created and written by 2008 Gold Prize winner Simeon Goulden, is currently airing on SKY 1 HD in the U.K., and is also available on Hulu. Simeon is repped by the Curtis Brown Agency in London.
- 2007 Gold Prize winner Marc Conklin was commissioned to write the new feature MEMORIAL DAY (aka SOUVENIRS), which is now in post-production. The movie was shot on location in Minnesota, starring James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett.
- The 2007 PAGE Award-winning drama DONOVAN'S ECHO, by Jim Cliffe and Melodie Krieger, was filmed on location in Vancouver, starring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood, directed by Jim Cliffe. The movie is now being screened in film festivals, and will be distributed by Union Pictures.
Entries are now being accepted in the 2012 PAGE Awards competition. This year the PAGE Judges will once again be presenting a total of 31 Awards in ten different genre categories. The winning screenwriters will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 -- including a huge $25,000 Grand Prize -- as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning scripts.
Most importantly, the PAGE Awards competition is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood insiders currently in search of new talent.
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