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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    
Have you entered?
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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) 46
First February 1, 2018 $50 (features); $30 (shorts) 73
Regular March 8, 2018 $55 (features); $35 (shorts) 108
Late April 16, 2018 $60 (features); $40 (shorts) 147
Final April 30, 2018 $65 (features); $45 (shorts) 161

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 2013 Screenplay Contests semifinalists.

11 by Troy Taylor
A Son of Maine by Ian Sax
All Inclusive by Mark Norberg
Alligator Arms meets Crocodile Tears by Victor A. Falco III
An Octave Apart by Thomas Abrahamson
Ascension by Andrew Mescher & Michael Roberts
Badass Betty by Michelle Davidson
Banking on Betty by Geno Scala
Bee Sting by Tiffany Zehnal
Birth Right by Steven Hill
Bitsy's Labyrinth by Mary Andonian
Blowback by James Underwood
Butterfly Children by Melanie Schiele
Capitol Offense by Bennett Rea
Chasing Don Juan by Ted Gurich
Cloudkill by Brent Hartinger
Cora by John Woodard
Crossovers by Kevin A. Reynolds
Cygnus by Tom Kimball
Dad by Mary Etherson
Dark Space by Robert Yarbrough
Desperately Seeking Madonna by Joshua Koffman
Die and Stay Dead by Ryan Pettus & James Fleming
Divided by Thirteen by Joseph Wolf
Dragon Tail by Keith Hendrick
Einsatzgruppen by Paul Pawlowski
Family Gatherings by Bridget Gibson
Fitness for Dummies by Martin Gomez
Foiling by Michael Hillier
Ghost of the Apache by James Corns
Ghost Train by Patrick Sweeney
Goat by Jordan Rane Grave-Keeper by Richard Herrera
Happy Baby by Jenca Sheila
Happy With This by Courtney Abbiati & Stephanie Stehling
Hero Wanted by Dennis Douda
Hiber by Adam Pachter
Hitman by Patrick Wier
Honeymoon Reservations by Marty Morrisroe
Hurt and Providence by Cyd Zeigler
I Am Alone by Michael Weiss & Robert Palmer
Job Fair by Gabriel Zapata
John Brown's War by Jess Pelaez
Just Be Good To Me by Jessica Stanley
Killers of Fortune by Brady Nelson
Land of Bones by Peter Floro
Legend of Merk by Dan Allan Field
Live By The Gun by Christopher Walters
Machina by Tom Radovich
Mary Shelley by Caitlin Fryers
Mother by Dennis Luu
Nightwasp: The Man Who is Hardly Ever Afraid by Keith Crook
No Way Out by Andrew Mescher
Not As Advertised by Dana Cowden
Not For Sale by Sarelyn Radecke
Ohio Finch by Chad Parsons & Wolfgang Bauer
Organized Crime by James H. Sloan
Pacoima by Kate Douglas
Red Ryan by Aaron Huggett
Rock 101 by Jay Laurence
Ruby Jensing: Personal Assistant by Maria Chironi
Scraps by Asmara Bhattacharya
Senior Moments by Mauryne Cecilia
Shophetim by Barbara Mischa
Spooks by Danny Nowlin
Stress Mgt. by Daniel McGowan
Student (Getaway) Driver by Nick Scown
Sway by SR Ryan
That's About Right by Benni Jord
The Crimson Crescent by M.C. Cain
The Enemy by Anthony Stampalia & Raymond Abare
The FOB Four by Nived Ravikumar
The GFE by Amanda Hutchinson
The Girl Who Would Not Die by Marianne Wilner
The Hallway by Cameron Bender & Kat Ryan
The Home Front by David Buttaro
The Knight by Susan Moakler
The Magic Kingdom by Michael McQuade
The Man from Longwood by Russell Thompson
The Medicine Man by Joseph Rechtman
The Morning After by Rebekah Reaves
The Nautilus by James Sachs
The Overseer by David Weston
The Pear Painter by Donald Davenport
The Post-Ironic Hipster Massacre by Sean Frasier
The Rooms of Washington by Michael Boyerstein
The Scum of the Heart by Patrick Bradley-Moore
The Sheriff by Andrew Crane
The Taloquan Network by Robert Hestand
The Third Button by Rajko Stiglic
The Trouble with Charlotte by Frederick Allen
The Unity Trigger by Anthony Moore
The Wall by Richard Oesterheld
The White Shaman by Sean McConville
The Whole World is Mean by Sean Smith & Logan Gendron
Time and Space by Steven Prowse
Turkey Day Audible by Jodi Jacobs
Villainized by Rob Rousseau
Waking Joe Harden by Gregory Brehm
Wasteland by Raina Lee
Water of the Heart by Richard Painter
Weekend Dad by Barbara Albers Jackson
What If Bruce Lee by Ben Geoffray
Where The Men Are by Wendy Wilkins
Wild Man by Bria Wissing
Willowbrook by Jan Evans
Year 73 by Jeff Sheviowitz

Updated: 08/08/2013
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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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Updated: 04/15/2005
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