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CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

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Due to overwhelming demand, we're opening our competition to Television Pilots as well as feature scripts this year!

CrowdSource Studios Script Competition was created by professional screenwriters, actors, directors & producers to give unknown screenwriters a real, fair opportunity to be discovered & have your script or pilot produced!

Most script competitions offer prizes including publicity, connections & merchandise. We do that... plus two more HUGE things:

The Grand Prize Winner of our Competition will have their script/pilot FAST TRACKED INTO PRODUCTION & WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EQUITY POSITION IN THE FINISHED FILM/PILOT!!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early May 31, 2017 $45
Regular August 31, 2017 $60
Late October 31, 2017 $75
Extended December 31, 2017 $90 38

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Notification: February 1, 2018.

Rules

To enter the CrowdSource Studios Script Competition, you must agree to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Screenplays/pilots must be in English, formatted in 12-point courier font, must be under 125 pages with standard margins and spacing, and pages must be numbered.
  • Our competition is international & open to anyone, anywhere, however; We are only looking for English language scripts (at this time) AND If you are under the age of 18 when you enter, you must have written parental (or guardian) consent to enter the contest.
  • Scripts should have a title page which includes the writer(s) name(s) and valid contact information.
  • The submitted script must be in PDF format (preferably under 500kb) and must be submitted electronically.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit. Multiple submissions are allowed. Each script must be submitted separately with its own entry registration and entry fee.
  • All entries must be received on or before midnight (U.S. Pacific Time) on the date of the deadline and must be paid in full to be considered.
  • Submissions must be original screenplays/pilots unless adapted from source material written by the submitting author(s) or with the permission of the author of said source material. All rights must be optioned or owned by the entrant at the time of submitting.
  • Adaptations are eligible as long as the writer can prove full ownership of the original property or life rights (or if the source material is public domain according to US Copyright law).
  • Substitutions or revisions of entered material are not allowed, unless formally resubmitted.
  • This competition is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local laws.
  • All authors of any submission must be listed in the online entry process. The first author listed should be considered the primary contact. Upon submitting the entry, all authors listed agree to the terms of the contest. If the script is written by a writing team, it must be submitted by one of the writers with the consent of the other.
  • By entering our Competition, you consent to becoming a member of CrowdSource Studios. (Membership is free).
  • Screenplays/pilots which have any “shopping agreements”, options or sales in place at the time of entry are not qualified. If a “shopping agreement”, option or sale is realized/entered into for your submitted script after entry, please notify us.
  • No submissions will be returned and we are not liable for the loss of any submissions.
  • The entry fee must be paid in US Dollars and is nonrefundable.
  • The competition, its coordinators & judges may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
  • The decisions of the judges & voters are final and may not be appealed.
GUIDELINES:
  • Although not a requirement, we recommend that all screenplays/pilots be registered and/or copyrighted by the author(s) with an appropriate agency before submission to our (or any) competition. To protect your script, we strongly suggest you register your work with the US Copyright Office.
  • At this time; we are seeking low budget* scripts/pilots in ANY genre.
    *For Features, think: MOONLIGHT, I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, BLUE RUIN, IT FOLLOWS, TANGERINE, SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE, BLOOD SIMPLE, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, BADLANDS, HARD CANDY, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, etc. For Pilots, think: THE OFFICE, LOUIE, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, CHEERS, etc.
  • In the event of multiple writers, list all additional co-writers.
  • The cover page does not count towards the overall script page count.
  • All rights to submitted screenplays/pilots are retained by the author(s).
  • It is acknowledged that similar concepts, ideas, stories, characters or other elements may be embodied in more than one submission and that any overlap of such reasonably shared concepts, ideas, stories, characters or other elements do not entitle any entrant to any compensation or credit.
  • It is acknowledged that any submissions are the original work of the author(s) listed, and are not in violation of any copyright laws, trademarks, intellectual property rights or basic ethical standards of amateur or professional writing.
  • Any entry found to be in violation of any of the above or to be proven to be plagiarized in any way will be immediately disqualified.
  • Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless CrowdSource Studios, as well as our employees, partners, owners, and affiliates, from any & all claims and liabilities and we shall in no way be held liable for any such legal action which may result from unlawful or restricted submissions.
  • We reserve the right to make any necessary changes to scheduling, including entry fees & deadlines.
  • We will contact finalists via the information you provide in our entry form. It is the responsibility of the entrant to make sure that we have accurate contact information.
  • By entering the competition, the writer(s) understand(s) that, although CrowdSource Studios will make best efforts to do so, there is no guarantee of production in the event that a script is chosen as a winner.
  • Please do not submit any pitches, testimonials, casting recommendations, trailers, links or any other material with your submission (such as glitter... we’re looking at you, Tobias Fünke).
ELIGIBILITY
  • Scripts based on an existing book/play/film/TV or other existing material are only eligible if the existing work is the entrant’s original work and the entrant maintains copyright.
  • Scripts/pilots based on historical events are eligible provided the information is in the public domain and the entrant does not violate copyrighted material or another author’s work.
  • All ages from anywhere in the world are eligible although entrants under 18 must have written permission from a parent or suitable guardian.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible, although any script/pilot which has been produced in any way (such as a short, trailer, etc) is not eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • Any submitted work that is published or produced between the time of submission and the end of the voting period will no longer be eligible, please notify us if this is the case.
  • “Short” screenplays/pilots are not eligible.
  • You maintain copyright and all rights to your screenplay/pilot. Your entry grants no power over your script/pilot to CrowdSource Studios.
  • Entry into our competition does not convey or transfer any rights to us whatsoever.
  • If you are chosen as a winner, we will provide a separate agreement for you to consider with an attorney, related to the production of the screenplay/pilot into a feature film/pilot.

Awards

FIVE FINALISTS receive:
  • A dedicated page on our website with information about the writer (including their bio, social media links, etc), info about their script (title, genre, logline) & most importantly; A "pitch video" created by you, the writer, wherein you pitch your script to our members, judges & advisory board (which include pro actors, directors, producers & screenwriters).
FINALISTS ALSO RECEIVE:
  • A one-on-one interview for the CrowdSource Studios Podcast "The Gloves Are Off!"
  • A publicity release sent to all our members, Judges & Advisory Board (which includes professional actors, directors, producers & screenwriters).

PLUS:

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER - in addition to the above - receives:
  • A private, consultation (in person or via Skype) w/one (or more) of our Judges/Advisory Board Members.
  • An option to develop your script into a feature film/Television Pilot, for which the writer(s) receive(s) an equity stake in the completed film/pilot.

CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

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Professionalism: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

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Web: Click here
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Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
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CrowdSource Studios Script Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Lorenzo Colonna

An interview with screenwriter Lorenzo Colonna regarding the CrowdSource Studios Writing Competition.


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

A: My script is called "NINE" and it follows the vendetta of three homicidal brothers as they kill people and pose their bodies in remakes from scenes of 80’s movies. But the clock is ticking because an angry drug-addicted Sheriff and a crazy lunatic FBI agent are hunting them down.

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 entered the CrowdSource Studios contest because of the concrete possibility of turning my script into a movie. I submitted "Nine" to other contests. It received an incredibly positive review from one of the Nicholl readers and it was sent to two other readers. Unfortunately, their reviews weren't high enough, so it didn't become a quarter-finalist.

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: The people at the CrowdSource Studios are great. Robert Lawton is an amazing guy and I hope to work with him in the future.

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

A: I didn't write an outline and it took me a week to complete the vomit draft, but I wrote ten other drafts before submitting it to the contest.

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 use Fade In Pro to write all of my scripts.

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

A: I write every day but Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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

A: I think writer's block is nothing to be worried about. It happens to all of us. I just do something that keeps me and my mind away from my laptop and the script I'm writing.

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

A: I worked as an IT consultant for 20 years. I have been writing since I quit my daily job and I wrote eight feature scripts and ten TV pilots so far.

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

A: I live in a small town in Italy, but I have no problems moving to L.A.

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

A: I've been outlining a new movie that I want to write in the next few months and I'm thinking to rewrite one of my first TV pilots.

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017