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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
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Objective

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on finding the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is just one of our successes. Take a look at our outstanding Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 35+ judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 80 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

  • OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +
  • PRODUCER, LIZA MARSHALL – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
  • MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +
  • BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/31/2018

Notification: 30th Nov 2018

Rules

Feature Rules
  • To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be in English.
  • The script must be the writers original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx) in screenwriting fees since 2010. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
  • You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee. You may re-enter you script through the Resubmission page on the Shore Scripts website.
  • If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.
  • Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
  • The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT
  • Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards to the Short Competition. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact@shorescripts.com
  • We accept all genres.
  • The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.
  • If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.
  • By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or transmitting your submission file(s).
ADDITIONAL SHORT SCRIPT SUBMISSION RULES
  • Scripts must be within 2-30 Pages.
  • All the above Rules apply.
ADDITIONAL TV PILOT SUBMISSION RULES
  • Script must be within 15-70 Pages.
  • Please only enter the first episode of your TV Pilot.
  • Web Series are accepted.
  • All the above Rules apply.

Awards

FEATURE PRIZES

  • $10,000 (£7950) in cash and prizes to our 5 winners
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, AND a Free 2019 Raindance Film Festival Pass.
  • Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
  • Free Script Development with Shore Scripts
  • Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

TV PILOT PRIZES

  • Our 5 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $7000 (£5500)
  • Your script will be sent out to Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, and a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro
  • Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
  • Each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
  • Free Script Development with Shore Scripts
  • Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

SHORT SCRIPT PRIZES

  • Our 3 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $3000 (£2400).
  • Your script will be sent out to Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Each of our 3 winners will also receive a Free download of Final Draft 10
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, AND 2 Free Passes to the 2019 Encounters Film Festival.

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Blumhouse Productions Set to Produce Script from Shore Scripts Alum Louis Ackerman

Shore Scripts has announced that their 2015 Contest Winner, Louis Ackerman, has set up his horror/thriller script, Flesh & Blood with Blumhouse Productions.

Updated: 05/25/2018

Shore Scripts Names Contest Winners

Shore Scripts has named their Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Screenplay Contest Winners for 2017.

Updated: 12/01/2017

Shore Scripts Names Contest Finalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2017 Feature, TV Pilot and Short Script finalists. Winners will be announced November 30th.

Updated: 11/10/2017

Shore Scripts Names Semifinalists

Winners will be announced November 10th.

Updated: 11/07/2017

Shore Scripts Names Quarterfinalists

Short Scripts has named their Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script quarterfinalists.

Updated: 10/25/2017

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter E.B. Rhee

An interview with screenwriter E.B. Rhee regarding the Shoreline Scripts Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: Script Title: THE ORIENTAL

Description: When a frontier town is threatened by a series of escalating crimes, the primary suspect is a mysterious stranger whose actions force the entire town to confront its own prejudices.

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 happened to read an article about the best screenplay competitions and Shoreline was mentioned as one of them. I saw the caliber of the judges and felt compelled to enter because I wanted to know how my script would fare before a panel of veteran screenwriters, producers and directors who’ve made significant films. With Shoreline, these filmmakers actually read and decide who the winners are. And that’s huge because with a lot of contests, you really don’t know who’s evaluating the scripts. I also entered this script into the Page International Screenwriting Awards and it was a Top 10 Finalist in the Action-Adventure genre.

Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes. All deadlines and awards were administered promptly. Also, one of the contest's judges, producer Christopher Figg (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN), expressed interest in my script and the contest immediately put me in touch with him. Christopher eventually optioned my script.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: It took about 3 months to write the first draft. Then I set it aside for a while so I could come back and look at it with fresh eyes. I then polished and rewrote it over the course of a few additional months. I did not write an outline as I wanted the freedom to let the characters guide the story as I wrote it. I did about 3 drafts.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I used Final Draft.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I write in spurts. Not every day. Sometimes I can literally write for 12 hours straight over several days if I'm in a good flow. Other times I'll write for only 3-4 hours depending on how busy I am. It all depends on if there's a deadline or if something really inspires me.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I think every writer experiences writer's block at some point. If it happens, I usually take a few days off and avoid looking at the script for a while to get some fresh perspective.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I got my master's degree from U.S.C. film school. I've written a number of scripts. Most are for feature films but I've also written some TV pilots.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live in L.A.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: After I optioned THE ORIENTAL, the producer had some notes for me, so I've been polishing it up. I also have another action-thriller I'm close to finishing.

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012