To find the best GENRE scripts.
Genre scripts are bought and produced more than 10 to 1 over the serious drama, indie, or quirky scripts that typically win screenplay contests.
This contest pits genre scripts only against scripts within their genre, and seeks to identify and promote to the industry the very best in each genre -- in other words, the scripts with the very best chances in the marketplace.
Notification: June 1st, 2013
Over $30,000 in cash and prizes plus invaluable industry promotion to over 8,200 producers, agents and managers. Screenplays compete in 5 different genre categories: Action/Adventure/Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Family/Teen/Animation and Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror.
Grand Prize winner: Over $6,500 in cash and prizes
1st Place in each category: $3,000 in cash and prizes (5 winners total)
2nd Place in each category: Over $1,100 in prizes (5 winners total)
3rd Place in each category: $800 in prizes (5 winners total)
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Pursuit by Tobias Iaconis and Mikki Daughtry has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the StoryPros Awards.
Semifinalists have been announced for the 5th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest.
The 5th Annual StoryPros Awards quarterfinalists have been announced in all categories.
Enginerds by Leila Huff Ludy and Todd Ludy, has been named the winner of the 4th Annual Story Pros Awards Screenwriting Competition.
StoryPros has announced their finalists for the 4th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest.
An interview with screenwriter Samuel Minier regarding the StoryPros Awards Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: The script is named THE LITTLE ROOM ABOVE. It's a creepy mind-bender in the vein of DONNIE DARKO and THE MACHINIST, about a young man with brain cancer who's confronted with an alternate reality linked to his horrific childhood.Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?
A: I liked the fact that StoryPros had different categories with 1st - 3rd place winners, so that a surreal thriller/horror script like mine didn't have to directly compete against, say, historical dramas and/or family fare. The script is currently in the quarter-finals of the PAGE International competition, and is also entered in Terror Film Festival screenplay contest.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: Story Pros were very professional and courteous. They kept all the contestants well-informed of the progress of the contest and were very prompt in the reporting of any adjustments they had to make to their timelines. I received all of my awards within three weeks of notification that I had won.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: Part of my award was a certificate for a script analysis, but I'm opting to use that service on another script I'm developing -- there's no expiration date on the gift certificate, which is very nice.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: I have not been directly approached by anyone yet, though a producer I submitted to independently requested to see the script (I mentioned the StoryPro win in my query letter).Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I've co-developed a television comedy that has been submitted in contests to Fox and FX. If thoses contests don't pan out, the photographer/director I'm working with is hoping to do the series as online webisodes. I'm also a published author with close to sixty stories and poems in markets ranging from all three volumes of the READ BEFORE DAWN anthology and the award-winning Chiaroscuro website to CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE DOG LOVER'S SOUL and an erotic horror poetry magazine called SCARED NAKED. Visit www.samuelminier.com for some free writing samples.Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: I was born, grew up in, and still live in Ohio. Honestly, I have no plans to move to L.A. If I should be fortunate enough to have writing become my full-time job, I'm hoping to be able to telecommute or take flights as the need arises -- Dave Chappelle lives a half-hour from me, I figure that strategy's worked pretty well for him.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: I'm currently writing another horror script and have a feature comedy outlined and waiting in the wings. Beyond that ... at least three more horror scripts, a fully-mapped-out Season 1 of the television comedy, two horror gaming concepts I'm SURE will make millions ... All that stands in my way are eating, sleeping, and my day job. If I could just get rid of those trivialities I'd be SET...