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.
Notification: Winners announced on October 15, 2013
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The hit U.K. comedy series SPY, created and written by 2008 PAGE Award winner Simeon Goulden, is now headed for ABC primetime. Having just finished its second successful season on Sky 1 HD in the U.K., Deadline.com announced that ABC has ordered an adaptation of the show for the States.
2006 PAGE Silver Prize winner Sang Kyu Kim has been hired as a writer/producer on the hit AMC series THE WALKING DEAD. Sang previously worked as a staff writer on the Starz series CRASH and the TNT series HAWTHORNE.
Since winning his PAGE Award in 2008, Bill Dubuque has been working non-stop. His spec THE ACCOUNTANT was picked up and is being produced by Silverwood Films (BLUE VALENTINE, HALF NELSON). He was hired to adapt THE BROTHERHOODS for Warner Bros. and Lin Pictures (SHERLOCK HOLMES, JUSTICE LEAGUE). He was then hired by Team Downey to script the new feature THE JUDGE for Robert Downey Jr. And he has now closed a huge two-picture blind deal with Team Downey and Warner Bros. to write two new movies for Robert Downey Jr. Bill is represented by PAGE Judge Eric Williams at Zero Gravity Management and Trevor Astbury at Paradigm.
The Winners of the 9th annual PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and the Judges have awarded this year's $25,000 Grand Prize to Tobin Addington of Brooklyn, New York, for his gripping thriller THE UNRAVELING.
The PAGE Awards have announced their 2012 finalist in all categories.
An interview with screenwriter Sean Mick regarding the PAGE International Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: The title of my script is SILENCER.
It's an action/adventure about a hit man who goes to war with his former employer to rescue the daughter of the woman he loves.
A: After researching a host of contests online, this was one of three contests I entered the script in during 2005, the others being Scriptapalooza & Open Door. The Page International contest was the one I did well in (Gold Prize - First Place - in the Action/Adventure Category).Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?
A: I was extremely impressed by the administration of the Page International contest. I was e-mailed at every step along the way to keep me posted on how my script was doing. After one judge returned my reading copy with coffee stains on it (but with very good feedback), I was given the opportunity to submit a clean copy for the next round of judging. All deadlines were met and all awards were received as promised, including my prize money check, gift certificates, and magazines subscriptions. The free InkTip posting as led to several requests for my complete screenplay. I highly recommend this contest.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: I did not request judge's feedback option, so none was given.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: I have had over half a dozen requests for my script. I am also in contact with one of the judges, a manager, who has requested my next script.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I've written numerous spec scripts, both features & television. Some years ago, after placing a script in the quarter-finals of the Nicholl Fellowships, I was working with an agent but it did go as well as I had hoped. I put writing aside to focus on the day job, have kids, etc. Now I'm back to writing and looking forward to that first sale.Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: I live in Nevada not far from Lake Tahoe, so getting to LA is an easy thing. I prefer to stay where I am and travel there for meetings as needed, but would certainly relocate when the right opportunity presents itself.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: I'm getting the word out on SILENCER while doing a final rewrite/polish of ANTHEM, a futuristic action script originally cowritten with a friend. I have two more in the pipeline, GUNSLINGER, a supernatural western, and FLOYD & ROGER CONQUER THE UNIVERSE, an action/adventure.