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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 204    
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Objective

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.)

We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers. We are a hands on competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top scripts beyond the cash and prizes.

We are proud to present the competition with Write Brothers, a company that not only provides the necessary tools for writing but is an advocate and true supporter of emerging writers.

We are endorsed by Robert McKee, author of STORY.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird January 5, 2018 $45 (features); $25 (shorts) 48
First February 1, 2018 $50 (features); $30 (shorts) 75
Regular March 8, 2018 $55 (features); $35 (shorts) 110
Late April 16, 2018 $60 (features); $40 (shorts) 149
Final April 30, 2018 $65 (features); $45 (shorts) 163

We now accept SHORT screenplays, under 40 pages in length.

Notification: August 15, 2018

Rules

This competition is open to any writer, 18 or older without produced feature film credits. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners' names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.
  1. Any script from any genre will be considered.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
  3. Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
  5. Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with the WGA or copyrighting your material with the Library of Congress.
  6. No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
  7. Entry must be accompanied by the following:
    a. completed official entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
    b. the appropriate entry fee
    c. completed original feature screenplay

Awards

Awards for FEATURES competition:

First Place Winner

  • $10,000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby
  • Admission to Robert McKee Story Seminar in New York or Los Angeles
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Second Place Winner

  • Kindle Fire HD Tablet
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Third Place Winner

  • Kindle Fire HD Tablet
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

10 Runners-Up

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

All 30 Finalists

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Receive Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Writer’s Dreamkit from Write Brothers
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

Awards for SHORTS competition:
  • 1st Place Prize - $2000 Cash
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Runners-Up
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Finalists
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Semifinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Quarterfinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 204    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 204    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2012 Screenplay Competition semfinalists:

23rd Century Romance by Jacob Hartnell
90 Days Late by Ronnie Talent
A Night of Broken Glass by Julie Ann Brown & Marylove Thralls
A Reason to Shine by Christopher Dennis
Absolutionaire by Lisa Wilmanton
AfterRun by Michael Steffon
All or Nothing At All by Gary Sherwood
All The Right Notes by Jace Serrano
American Soldier by Steve Warren
Baptism of Fire by Jennifer Andis
Beat the Monarchs by Dan Wedeking
Breakdown in Ye-Tsan by Reid Dodson
Cafe Americain by Nicholas Julius
Carrasco by Ray Karp
Coercion by Anthony Attah
Colter by Jeremiah Nemeth
Cowboy by Alex Mindt & Randall Harvey
Dead End Job by Henry Fosdike
Dirty Pictures by Mike Harris
Don't Breathe Past the Cementary by Douglas Robbins
Double-Wide by Steven Finly
Dreamworld by Brent Hartinger
Faye by Matthew Bozin
Fictioned by Mary Jedingy
Freedom Fighters by Jefferson Rich & David Gross
Frontman by Elise Carr & Dennis Carr
Gabriel's Bones by Dan Healy
God Hates Figs by Mike Polcino
Graves Light by Marjory Kaptanoglu
Gray Matter by Michael Balin
Gun Kids by April Rouveyrol
Gypsy Boy by Gloria Morris
Half-Life by Debra Hershkowitz
Hands Free by Rod McLachlan
Heritage by Michael Quintana
Hess by David Martin
High Stakes by Raymond Gill
Impending Dom by Chris Molinaro
It All Began Again by Jacob Runein
Jonnie the Black by Curtis Burdick & Scott Burdick
Lilly of the Wood by Quentin Batten
Lily & Lilac by Jonathan Anderson
Lost and Found by Christopher Cox
Mallpocalypse by Ashleigh Powell
Me and Chimichanga T by David Mraz
Michaela by Luisa Parnes
Nuclear One by Michael Toay & Travis Mann
Out of the House by Greg Weil
Paradise Redux by Marty Zitter
Rat Pack Sands by Harvey Parkes
Red Aunts by Andrew Hosak
Red Hats by Michael Toay & Travis Mann
Reverse Migration by Jennifer Dunbar
Richmond by Mark Simborg
Rocket Money by Joseph Baker
Run by Dennis Luu
Rusty by Michael Ouellette
Santa's Recall by Diana Mitchell
Scene of the Crime by Larry Sommers
Searching for Honor by Paul Spite
Seraph by James Grimes
Shattered Mind by Jayson Stonne
Shooting Stars by Mike Vangelas
Silver Spoon by John Liang and Jeremy Dorfman
Singularity by Andy Noble
Sister Kevin by Mary Rogan
Something Like Magic by Breanna Bright
Sorry, I Didn't Mean To Kill You by Christian J. Simpson
Southern Stories by Donte Felder
Split Up by Steve A. Biley
Straight Razor Jazz by David Scott Hay
Survivors by Oren Goldman & Jordan Engle
Tango by Raymond Kwok
Team Robin by B. G. Erengil
The Barefoot Aristocrats by Isaac Forsyth
The Bed She Made by Teresa Bruce
The Buried Gift by Tariq Tapa
The Crack in Peggy's Sue's Floor by John Woodard
The Destroyers by Chris Siano
The Extended Battlefield by Richard DiGiacomo Dee
The Far Side of the Moon by John Dummer
The Gypsy by Jon Christopher
The Highwayman by Dale K. Pitman & Glenn M. Benest
The Hive by Ramsey Dean
The Last Bullet On The Left by Lucky Stevens
The Long War by James C. Schlicker
The Lucky Ones by David Merlino & Dustin Sweet
The Maniac and The Drunk by Shannon Behrndt
The Nellie Bly Story by Garry McNulty
The Observer by Brooks Roscoe
The Red Tower byMike Harris
The Reflection by Joe Bright
The Suicide Note by Scott Semer
The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom by Andrea Kail
The Unseen by Daniel Steiny
The Well by David Sakmyster & Brian Logan
Thee Amazing Eric by Dennis Cary
Things We Have Done by Bennet Rea
Troubles from the Invisible World by Alexander Maggio
Two for Flinching by Kyle Herrman
Two For the Show by Bob Cairns & Matt Gaffney
Vegas Lounge by Robert Tomic
Vortex by Cynthia Benjamin
What You Don't See by Joe Henriques
Whiskey River by Greg Samra
Worst Vampires Ever by Brian Trichon & Dave Leiber
You Scare Me by Sandy Gabriellette

Updated: 08/06/2012
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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 204    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Updated: 09/30/2011

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Updated: 09/27/2011

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Updated: 01/07/2011

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Updated: 01/27/2009

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Updated: 03/27/2008

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Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Price

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Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor

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Updated: 09/19/2005

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