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NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge

c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

The mission of the Screenwriter's Challenge is to discover and support a new wave of talented storytellers from around the world. The Challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

(For more details on rules and to register, please go to www.nycmidnight.com)
  • Anyone may compete from anywhere in the world.
  • There are 2 rounds.
  • 1st Round (April 16 - 24, 2010) : Writers are placed randomly in heats. Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject (ex. comedy : competing lemonade stands or horror : a family reunion).
  • Writers have 8 days to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max) based on their genre and subject assignment.
  • Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd round and compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.
  • 2nd Round (June 4 - 5, 2010) : All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max.).
  • A panel of judges review the final round screenplays and winners are chosen!

Awards

Over $20,000 in cash & prizes. Top screenplays listed at NYC Midnight Scripts.

c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

In the Nick of Time for Aspiring Screenwriters

Are you a screenwriter looking for a challenge and exposure? All aspiring—and competitive—screenwriters worldwide are invited to participate in the 2005 Screenwriter’s Challenge. Writers compete to see who can produce the best short screenplay on an assigned genre and subject in as little as 24 hours. The winning writers will receive over $7,000 in prizes along with valuable exposure, and of course, bragging rights.

Organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness (NYC MMM) and sponsored by Writers Boot Camp, the 2005 Screenwriter’s Challenge consists of two rounds. In the preliminary round writers have one week, beginning July 22nd, 2005, to produce a short screenplay (20 pages max.) on a given genre—and at this moment, secret—subject. Those who advance to the second round to compete for the top prizes must write an original short screenplay in just 24 hours, from midnight to midnight, on September 2nd and 3rd, 2005.

Anyone may compete in the 2005 Screenwriter’s Challenge from anywhere in the world. The entry fee is $35US before July 7th, 2005 and goes up to $45US until the final entry deadline of July 21st, 2005. Space in the competition is limited and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. To register or learn more about the 2005 Screenwriter’s Challenge, visit http://www.nycmidnight.com.

Updated: 06/15/2005
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c/o NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC

Contact

130 7th Avenue #358
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9653 (voice)
(718) 923-0016 (fax)

Web: www.nycmidnight.com
Email: nycmmm@msn.com

Contact: Charlie Weisman, Competition Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Tara Iarusso

An interview with screenwriter Tara Iarusso regarding the NYC Midnight Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/03/2007
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the NYC Midnight Screenwriter's Challenge, MovieBytes would like to interview you.

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