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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?
Please submit a Report card.

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) 47
First February 1, 2018 $50 (features); $30 (shorts) 74
Regular March 8, 2018 $55 (features); $35 (shorts) 109
Late April 16, 2018 $60 (features); $40 (shorts) 148
Final April 30, 2018 $65 (features); $45 (shorts) 162

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 Names Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has named their 2015 semifinalists:

17 and Desperate by Mark Littleton
211 by Corry Ryan
40 West VTOL by Walter Bauer & Paul Loeschke
A Night with Romain by Dennis Douda & Joe Berglove
A Solid Man of Boston by David Carkeet
Abiding Evil by Natalia Lopez-Woodside
Adagio by Dianna Ippolito
Again With My Mother by Andrea Voight
Along the Trail by Alex Greenspan
Appraising the Dead by Sean Frasier & Shane Frasier
Avalon by Brian Whiteman
Baddest Troop Alive by Steve Hauser
BFF by Chari Vaswani
Birdwatching Naked by Tom Batt
Bitten by Carol Hendrickson & Jonathan Desaussure
Chimera by George Alexander Anthony
Degenerate Gamblers by Jeff Nimoy
Diary of a Jesuit by Arthur Fishel
Dirty Money In the Midwest by Andrew Peevler
Don't Kill the Messenger by Doug Ellis
Driving Your Mind by Christina Parisi & Suzanne LaBrot
Earth Two by Michael Dunker
Egbok by Jennifer Goldson
Father Rennie by Bonnie Eaton
Four Days and a Prayer by David Harvey
God, I Hate Our Fucking Friends by Meghann Murphy & Matty Smith
Google Me by Robin Bird
Half-Breed by Leslie Farrell
Hard Promises by Lauren Williams & Allan Haber
Hell's Bells by Gerard Golden & Kip Watson
High Office by Jason Kessler
Jimmy Havana by Joseph Weil
Little Africa by Curtis Adair
Living The Good Death by Scott Baron
Metal & Glass by Conor Ryan
My Evil Gay Best Friend by Joseph Forsythe
Naked Feet on Embers by Sofia Ula
Once Upon A Time In Texas by Dave Brynlund
Once When You Were Mine by Richard Dane Scott
One Luna Circle by Peter Gillespie
Open Wounds by Timothy Morehead
Our Posterity by William Newhart
Out Seven by J.C. Hallman
Pan Dulce by Jesus Celaya
Pathogen by Christian Balzer
Projecting by Hannah Mescon
Pullman by Karen Schmidt & Tim Schmidt
Quantum Luminal by Alex Horn
Radio UFO by Stephen Cardinal
Raised By Wolves by Erin Cardiff
Rebel Girl by Violet Myers
Replica by Sharon Moore
Reuben The Hood by Aisling Corristine
Sacred Hearts by Raymond Gill
Satan Ain't My Dog by Martha Michaels
Secrets of Jeremiah Valley by Landis Aponte
September Sky by Vanita Shastry
Silo Summer by Gabriel Storment
Six by Six by Doug Lynch
Something Is Different by Adam Slinger
Sorry, Sara by Stuart Altman
Spinnin' The Webb by Chet & Judith Falzerano
Squatter's Rights by Doug Horn
Talk to the Animals by Mark Eccleston
Tartaglia by Andrew Freedman
The Base by Shane McCabe
The Bird Runners by Connor Settlemire
The Blade's Feeling by Franco Fraternale
The Blood in the Soil by Evan Snyder
The Butterflyz by Chelsea Devantez
The Chronic Misadventures of Cheese Eye by Genevieve Coleman
The Dark Nowhere by Clay Fusco
The Day I Turned Gay by Alexandra Allred & Molly Ready
The Entrepreneur by Steve Verde
The Epidemic by Tom Anstead
The Event Planners by Shington Lamy
The Flid Show by Richard Willett
The Flight of the Wasp by Andrea Brusa
The Goats of Rye Grass Hill by Gordon Jones
The Jester's Conviction by Michael Tyre & Friedel Williamson
The Killing Noise by Jason Forster
The Last Warrior by John Morrison
The Long Bad Gone by Jesse Jordan
The Madrid by Rand Soares
The Memory Palace by Justine Gunn
The Memory Thief by Mark Matthews, Matthew Bennett & Chi Huynh
The Road Through Denning by Casey Pratt
The Savage Land by Jesus Celaya
The Secret Lover by John James Hickey
The Secret of Ebbets Field by Richard Seidman
The Seduction Diet by Bruce Dundore
The Tallest Mountain, Sort Of by J.R. Wicker
This Can't Be Macy's by Bill Moser & Kevin Proulx
Three Hundred Years in Paradise by Stephen Graf
Time-Jerk by Christian McDonald & Seth Hatfield
Two Fates by Jeffrey Radlauer
Unhooking by Scott Aiman
Wednesday 9:00 AM by James Hyslop
Wild by Mike Diamente & Zach Redo
Your Ass Is Grass by Paul Schattel

Updated: 08/08/2015
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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: 09/27/2011

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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

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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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