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Screenplay Contests Found: 524

Screenwriters' Capital Fall Feature Script Competition

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The Screenwriters Capital is based in Greater Sacramento. We are looking for talented screenwriters near and far to help great aspiring writers realize their dreams. We look forward to reading your scripts and wish you luck!

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Wexford Film Festival

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A film festival run by filmmakers for filmmakers and movie fans in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, Wexford Town. The festival invites submissions from filmmakers all over the world and in every genre. We're all about story and visual storytelling, our festival will select the films that tell the best stories and connect with the audience the best.

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Oregon International Film Awards

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The Oregon International Film Awards are presented annually to independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world who produce unique and compelling films and screenplays in several competition categories. The Oregon International Film Awards recognizes the very best in contemporary domestic and international independent cinema and screenwriting.

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Los Angeles Feedback 1pg. Screenplay Contest

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Submit a screenplay that is only 1 page long and have it performed at the Writing Festival by professional actors. Also garner FULL FEEDBACK on your work.

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International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

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IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and productions companies.

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EyeCatcher International Film Festival

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The EyeCatcher Film Festival includes industry panels, acting classes, screenwriting workshops and more. "The creative eye will see potential in a world filled with unavoidable chaos."

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Thriller/Suspense Festival

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Monthly festival that showcases the best of Thriller/Suspense Genre Stories and Films from around the world.

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Cannes Latitude Film Festival & Script Contest

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TinselTown Productions is committed to creating real commercial opportunities for those in the creative industries. Since 2002 we have supported the growth of film and TV companies around the world, and the development of the careers of countless individual artists and writers. The new festival "Cannes Latitude" - so called because it takes place at almost the same line of latitude as Cannes in the South of France - will build on our ethos of 'making things happen' for creative people.

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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

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Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, African, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Latinos are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.

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Shiver International Film Festival

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We are accepting Feature Screenplay and Short Script entries worthy of the title: 'Best Horror', 'Best Sci-Fi' and 'Best Thriller'.

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Lake Charles Film Festival

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The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video to Calcasieu Parish (in Southwest Louisiana.) It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements of the filmmakers behind these awesome films. Three days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!

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Awareness Film Festival

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The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Heal One World, a non-profit charity serving the community surrounding West Pico blvd in Los Angeles, California. As well as serving as a fundraiser, the mission of the Awareness Film Festival is to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics.

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Tulsa American Film Festival

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Tulsa American Film Festival serves the Tulsa community and surrounding area through the world of film by offering programs of American-made feature length and short films supplemented by industry driven panels and discussions.

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Joshua Tree International Short Screenplay Contest

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The JTIFF is proud to present a different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of readers consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters, and critics review and provide condensed coverage (feedback) for scripts of 20 pages or less. Two finalists are invited to attend the JTIFF and, with the assistance of directors and agents, cast a live table reading of the script from a bank of actors.

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Southern California Screenplay Competition

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The Southern California Screenplay Competition (SCSC) is based in San Diego, California. It was set up by writer/director Theo Davies to discover fresh, new writing talent. There are many undiscovered storytellers who have a voice, but that voice is never heard. We want to create a platform where the screenwriters of tomorrow have a place to showcase their talent, today.

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New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)

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The Renaissance in the 15th century was a time when art was at its height. With the digital revolution artists have a golden opportunity, once again, to shape culture and to create art for the sake of beauty or truth, to reflect, to question and to enhance peace. This is why we have established the New Renaissance Film Festival, in LONDON, one of Europe’s greatest film cities – to support and champion the first wave of independent filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era.

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Writers Store Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

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Some of today’s most exciting storytelling happens on the small screen. From dramas like Empire, Mr. Robot and The Leftovers to comedies like Black-ish and Transparent, television has evolved to become the writer’s realm, where the most talented scribes rule season after season. Sound like a dream job? Then get ready for your chance to break in to the dynamic world of writing for TV! The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest is a one-of-a-kind competition that offers every entrant the unique chance to learn about the Industry, while also creating and writing a television pilot script.

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Haunted Horror Film Festival

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The Goal of the I.H.H.F.F. is to provide a safe fair professional venue for both Horror Filmmaker and Horror Fans to come together and celebrate the Horror Cinema as a union for a small Genre of filmmaking both Independant and Big Budget. Horror Films are indeed a small Genre of modern day Cinema devided by several sub-genres but nevertheless has a very large diehard Fan Base.

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Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival

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Lift-Off Global Film Festival Network. The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help support your professional life in film.

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Veer West Screenplay Festival

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The Veer West Shorts Series encourages writers and artists to submit screenplays and stage plays under 8 pages. Having workshopped and produced scripts and new material in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles, since 2003, our goal is to launch new work by exceptional screenwriters, writers, filmmakers, and artists.

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GEFO Short Screenplay Competition

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The Greater Erie Film Office and the Greater Erie Arts Rental at Penn State Behrend Short Screenplay Competition is open to all Pennsylvania residents. This year’s screenwriting and filmmaking competition is themed immigration. Entry scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). The Greater Erie Film Office Screenwriting Competition is the first part of an annual two-contest combo.

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Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest

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Palm Street Films is a Los Angeles-based production company owned and operated by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields, who has over 20 years experience having worked for such companies as Lucas Film, Twentieth Century Fox, TriStar and NBC Universal. We offer a $1,000 cash prize for best feature and $500 for best short. The contest is in its FIFTH year and we are thrilled to announce that FOUR of the winning short film scripts have gone into production! In addition to winning cash prizes! YEAR ONE WINNER, Carly Street's Fragile Storm was produced starring legendary Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen! YEAR TWO WINNER, John Whetstone's The Interrogation was produced and went on to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as well as Dances With Films.

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Short Stop International Film Festival

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Short Stop International Film Festival is an online film festival based in the UK.

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Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

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Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. Make it your own - drama, action, comedy... anywhere your imagination takes you. Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn one of these three loglines into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

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Media Adventures International Film Festival

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The Media Adventures International Film Festival seeks to recognize extraordinary efforts in film making.

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Outlantacon

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If you are a filmmaker and would like to be a part of our film festival in Atlanta, Georgia then please submit your work for our consideration. Outlantacon is an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience! You'll find all the usual convention fare here, the difference is that it all has a queer 'bent' to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you're free to be yourself! Let it not be said that this convention is just for LGBT.

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CAL-TEX Worldwide Horror Fest

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CAL-TEX Worldwide Horror Fest is an Online International Competition open to Short and Feature Horror Films sponsored by Lonnie Ramati, Los Angeles CA. and Wendy Crouse/DreamReal Pictures, Austin, TX. This film competition event is to promote beginner to advanced film makers.

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Twister Alley Film Festival

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Twister Alley International is a unique film festival run by filmmakers...for filmmakers. After screening at hundreds of film festivals, seeing the good and the bad, Twister Alley Festival Directors Josh Hope & TJ Treece are proud to bring their favorite indie films from across the globe back home to NW Oklahoma by designing a film festival that provides the perfect setting for both filmmakers and movie fans alike.

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Mini Movie Fest

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MINI MOVIE FEST is an International Film Festival for Less--than-15-minute movies and a Screenplay Contest for less-than -30-page screenplays. We accept any genres films not more than 15 minutes duration. Trailers, webseries, shorts are available.

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Ukrainian International Short Film Festival

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The Ukrainian international short film festival is a platform for independent filmmakers, where they can show their films a large audience and to know the opinion of the audience and their colleagues. The aim of our festival - give to all independent filmmakers opportunity to express themselves.

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Vegas Indie Film Fest

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VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! (VIFF!) is an international independent film showcase, held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Created, programmed and operated by movie-loving filmmakers, VIFF! is unique to any other festival in the world! VIFF! allows filmmakers from around the globe to compete on a multi-cultural stage for a plethora of awards! Taking place all over Las Vegas, VIFF! aims to get indie films seen, marketed, and ultimately sold.

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Life Fest Film Festival

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Life Fest is THE film festival dedicated to showcasing films that affirm the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, and the profound significance of each life. LifeFest provides opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration amongst those who are working to bring high production values to inspiring film.

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Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest

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Crimson Screen is a filmmakers film festival. You will get to meet other filmmakers from all over the globe, create lasting friendships and share your experiences with a captive audience. Professional to novice, first time filmmakers to well established, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest showcases a wide variety of horror films from all over the globe.

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Honolulu Film Awards

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The Honolulu Film Awards is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West, in the spirit of independent cinema and the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

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Universe Multicultural Film Festival

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Film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine. For film lovers, it is a place for the unique movies that can open their mind and fresh their eyes. For film makers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross cultural film project; For distributers, it is a market that have most diversify films to choice for; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

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The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest

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The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest is dedicated to Independent Comedy Films, Comedians and Comedy Art & Entertainment of all types! The festival is produced by Breaking Fate Entertainment (www.breakingfate.com) as an annual event.

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Madrid International Film Festival

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One of the greatest festival in the world to help filmmakers find a market to support their aims with people attending that can give good solid advice to work with established film industry professionals if you wish, screening, meetings, networking, world famous international awards ceremony. A unique festival with our other festivals a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network, do business festival week.

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Milledgeville Film Festival

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The Annual Milledgeville Film Festival is a four day movie explosion packed with screenings, nightly parties and the largest red carpet in the heart of Georgia. Short films, features, new media content, and fashion films are accepted across multiple genres for more than twenty awards.

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KCWIFT and KC Film Fest Short Screenplay Competition

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Kansas City Women in Film and Television (KCWIFT) is pleased to announce the KCWIFT & KC FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. With regard to our mission of empowering, promoting, and mentoring women, we'll award a $1,000 grand prize for Best Screenplay written by a female writer or writing team. Both women and men are eligible to receive our $500 award for the script with the Best Female Protagonist.

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Narrative Short Screenplay Competition

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Submission Requirements: 1. Must be a narrative short 2. Screenplay must be under 30 minutes 3. Can be produced on a micro-budget 4. Seeking screenplays that represent the millenial voice, whatever that means.

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Southeastern Film Festival

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This festival was founded by many independent filmmakers from all over the United States in an effort to make independent film more prevalent in smaller towns across the Southeast and help foster connections between film-making professionals across the globe.

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International Screenplay for a Horror Film

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Visceral Films in association with Land of Illusions and BAO Productions - one of the largest, continuously running horror theme parks in the US, announces an international screenplay competition for an upcoming feature film to be produced in 2016. The story must be of any horror genre, be between 70-90 pages, contain a mixed ensemble cast of 5-6 characters, and take place at specific locations at Land of Illusions Theme Park.

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iHolly

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Connecting the Indie Filmmakers and Film Students with a panel of Expert and Celebrity Judges all Working in the Indie Community.

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Toronto International Film and Video Awards

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The Toronto International Film and Video Awards Inc. (TIFVA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding and showcasing the best independent films from around the world. For your chance to be recognized as the best of the best in independent film- from any genre and from any country around the world- submit to TIFVA.

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Global Independent Film Awards

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The Global Independent Film Awards is an online awards competition dedicated to recognizing filmmakers and actors for high quality work. We understand the amount of effort, commitment, and dedication that goes into high caliber films. Likewise, we also realize how important it is for filmmakers who achieve success in various aspects of filmmaking to be recognized for their successes.

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Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

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THE HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF) was started to help support and promote independent cinema in Los Angeles, encouraging filmmakers with unique or non-mainstream visions to create films. By offering cash, prizes and awards, the Festival's goal is to stimulate filmmakers in the creation of quality new work. Through offering multiple screenings of the best films to be viewed in theaters by industry professionals and fellow filmmakers, the Festival hopes to give these films an opportunity to find distribution and garner media attention, as well as to provide filmmakers a chance for their work to be shown on the big screen.

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Karmic Shorts

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Karmic Shorts is a unique short film competition. In addition to being seen by our award-winning board of filmmakers, the winning script will receive a fully realized production. Beyond the connections and resume boosts offered by other competitions, Karmic Shorts gives you the opportunity to bypass the often endless circuit of talks and red tape between competition winners and their production, and jumps right to the part that matters most to you, bringing your script to life.

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Pasadena International Film Festival

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Now Pasadena has its very own film festival. The old world of film meets the emerging world of new media in the Pasadena International Film Festival. We plan to showcase classics from the very beginning of Hollywood’s golden era, while introducing new media projects. There will be an opening night "Great Gatsby" gala, a closing night black tie Awards Ceremony, and every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood -- an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.

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International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

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The International Filmmaker Film Festival of World Cinema LONDON is a unique Film and Unproduced Script event in its 8th year that is celebrating the best and most popular independent and studio films from the global film industry, and has wonderful opportunities for the business of film,

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Fan Fiction Screenplay Festival

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Submit a FAN FICTION Script of a classic television show, movie series, or iconic franchise. Any past TV show or movie in the history of cinema. For example: You can send in a Friends TV screenplay, or a feature script from the Star Wars universe. Offers writers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their scripts read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS and showcased online for 1000s to see.

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