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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
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Objective

Open to writers of all levels and backgrounds, the StoryPros International's objective is to recognize, support and promote your work with financial rewards, software and services -- as well as providing an open door to industry professionals with guaranteed reads and promotion to our network of contacts. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options, assignments and sales...and even just making the late rounds can get your script noticed!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early August 31, 2017 $40
Regular September 30, 2017 $50 6
Final October 31, 2017 $60 37

WinningScripts Pro $10 Off Coupon

Notification: Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists and Finalists November; Winners December 15th

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

$15,000 in CASH & PRIZES!

Major Contest Sponsors: MovieMagic Screenwriter, InkTip, Save The Cat!, Movie Outline Software, Mariner Software, Great Dialogue Software, SellAScript.com, and Hollywood Script Express.

Please see website for details.

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

StoryPros International Names Contest Winners

Black Marble by Chance Muehleck has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 12/16/2016

StoryPros International Names Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2016 StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 12/10/2016

StoryPros International Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 12/03/2016

StoryPros International Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. Semifinalists SEMIFINALISTS will be announced Friday, December 2nd.

Updated: 11/26/2016

StoryPros International Names Quarterfinalists

StoryPros International has named their 9th Annual quarterfinalists.

Updated: 11/25/2015

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Contact

21781 Ventura Blvd., #210
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
310-356-6040 (voice)
818-332-7989 (fax)

Web: http://www.storypros.com
Email: info@storypros.com

Contact: John Dart
MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 19    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: John Dart

An interview with John Dart regarding the StoryPros Intl. Writing Competition.

Q: Who sponsors this contest, and what is their background in the industry? When was the contest founded?

A: This contest is sponsored by StoryPros, a professional screenplay analysis service founded in 2005, and is owned and operated by award-winning screenwriters, studio readers, and development professionals. Our owners have worked for ITC Entertainment, Lynch/Frost Productions (David Lynch's prod. co.), DIC Entertainment, I.R.S. Media, Ralph Edwards/Stu Billet Productions, Jack Scagnetti Agency, Gordon/Rosson Agency, Showscan Films, and many others, in the areas of development, production, and as script readers.

Q: What role do you play personally in the adminstration of the contest?

A: I am the contest coordinator. I am also co-owner of StoryPros and one of the senior story analysts.

Q: Have any of the winning scripts from the contest been sold or produced?

A: No. However, several of our winners have gained representation and most have gotten their work read at major production companies, allowing them to make valuable industry contacts they can approach in the future. Many of our winners also tell us that mentioning their winning placement at pitchfests or in query letters has gained them additional interest in their work. Hollywood pays attention to contest winners -- contests function as a pre-screening method and let them know the writer can deliver a quality screenplay. We aggressively promote our contest winners to over 3,000 agents, managers, and production companies and year-round on our website. What we can guarantee our winners is invaluable exposure to the industry. Unfortunately, we can't ensure a sale ... but then again, nobody can!

Q: Who judges the early rounds of the competition? What are their qualifications? Who judges the final rounds?

A: Early rounds of the contest are judged by our staff of screenplay analysts, who are all either award-winning screenwriters or studio readers or both. The final rounds are judged by our senior analysts.

Q: Do the early-round judges read the entire script, or do they stop after a certain number of pages?

A: Scripts are read cover to cover. It's always wise, however, to make the first 30 pages as strong as possible. A weak Act 1 may keep the script from advancing to the later rounds, even if the rest of the script is stellar. Let's put it this way -- winning scripts invariably have three strong, fully developed and executed acts.

Q: Are the judges looking for any specific type of script? Are scripts of a certain genre more likely to do well?

A: The contest is open to all genres with dramas, comedies, action/adventure, animation, thrillers, etc. all treated equally. Only feature film scripts of 90-140 pages in length are considered. The scripts likely to place the highest are well-structured, well-written scripts free of typos, properly formatted, with a solid premise, memorable characters and writing which engages the reader from start to finish.

Q: What do you do promote your winning writers, and to publicize their scripts?

A: We have over 25 "preferred" contacts, including major production companies like Escape Artists (The Pursuit of Happyness, A Knight's Tale, The Weather Man) and Laurence Mark Prods. (Dreamgirls, I Robot, Jerry Maguire) -- as well as several management companies -- who get first look at our winners. We then send out an email to over 3,000 agents, managers and producers identifying our winners, their loglines, and contact information. The winners are also promoted permanently on our website, and get free placement on Inktip and in their newsletter (which goes out to 4500+ industry contacts).

Q: What advice can you offer to writers entering your contest?

A: Enter early and often! Earlier entry fees are lower, and entering early helps keep your script out of the last-minute crush. Of course, every script is judged equally with the same criteria no matter when it is submitted -- so if you can't stand to wait to find out how you did, take all the time you need. The entry period lasts for approximately three months, so there's plenty of time for everyone!

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2008