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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

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition:

60 Minutes to Sunset by Gregory Mulligan
86'd by Aaron Mobley
A Grand Obsession by Roxanne Andorfer
Aktion T-4 by John Martins III
Amara 15 by Hannah Leshaw
American Eagle by Mark Perlick & Steven Pripps
American Woman by Lisa Marks
An Affair of the Heart by CC Crown
Animals by Bishrel Mashbat
As Soon As I See by Luke Rossert & Mary Forbes
Bad Elf by John Rae
Bad Moon Rising by Scott Hamilton & PJ Hamilton
Battle by Aaron Brophy
Battling Teens by Lawrence John Seliski
Bent by Adam Andrei
Bikers and Scientists by Steve Kampwerth
Black Clouds Over Tavatsia by Henry Valo
Black Eyed Angels by Paul Linsley
Bloodletter by Jason Kaleko
Blot by Joseph Esposito
Break Every Chain by Trey Chace
Brutal by Chris Bell
Chatterbox by Eldar Peri
Code by Dan Steiny
Commuters by Brian Schwab
Death Is A Relative Thing by Holly Patrone & Annette Barbera
Dustwun by Eric Nelson, Aidan McGlaze & Adrian Bonenberger
Eternal Affairs by Sarah Levin
Fed Up by Michael Hamilton
Finding My Son's Parents by David Wolfe
Finis by Ernie Zibert
Flight 49 by Greg Zekowski & Craig Saban
From Valhalla by Jonathan Stark
Girl Adrift by Wendy Holley
Goners by Geoffrey Uhl
Grace by J. Cruz Medina
Hell Gate to Golden Gate by Vicki Joyce
Hot for Teacher by Andrew Mescher
Hunters Pointe by Scott Liapis
Indigo Age by Zoe Davidson
Just Be Cool by Heidi Nyburg
Light Tunnel by Michael Gomez
Little Con Lili by Gabriela Garcia Medina
Model Citizen by Theresa Mays
Morty Pappins by Shane Smith
Never Been Born by Adria Tennor
Nosh by Isaac Woofter
Off Course by Robert Tomlin
One Of Us by Michael Kriegsman
Pennywise by Carl Douglas
Phishing by Tom Turner & Sam Berrill
Poetic Memoirs of a Humble Genuis by Christopher Rowe
Reverse by Megan Pfeiffer
Seer by Steven Briggs
Senior Moment by Robert Mangrum
Shatter by Gideon Shmorak
Soil Soldiers by Mark McCann
The Accidental Art Thief by Luke Martin & Richard Woolbert
The Alien's Puppets by Rubens Marinelli Neto & Matheus Hruschka
The Ambassador by Daniel Larios
The Children by James Godenhalf
The Clock Maker by Dan Schmidt
The Dreamcatcher by Pamela Alder-Bahr
The Enemy Within by Debbi Mack
The F*ck Book by Loryn Powell
The Fall of Byzantium by Nickolaus Swedlund
The G.O.A.T. by Sid Grey
The Gentleman's Guide to Self-Sabotaging in New York City by Chris Russell
The Ghost and the Machine by Richard Lieb
The Great Mangini by John Pachl
The Greater Thief by Blake Cass & Christopher Burke
The Green Knight by Jessica Leventhal & Brian Jude Leahy
The Jaguar and the Wasp by Philip Miles
The Land of Chickens by Michael Avishai
The Olympians by Ryan Herring
The Perfect Price by Jamie Koogler
The Skin Game by Bill Hanan
The Three Little Girls by Deborah Meyer
The Way Station by Laurie Frankel
Thinning the Herd by Brian Devaney
This One Time by Matt Brothers
Tivoli by Alexandra Edmondson
Triangle by Joe Greer
Two Mile Hallow by Tyler Theofilos
Two Shots in Tumbleweed by Erica Ibsen
Underdogs by Learkana Chong
Unfound by R. Jonas Collins
Unholy Toledo by Mary Goldman & Tim House
Up in the Sky by Elijah Olson & Eric Zimmermann
Vampira by Kendell Courtney Klein
Vicious Cycle by Richard Herrera
Videopolis by Erik Vidal
Waiting for Oblivion by William Zide
Wandering Star by Michael Raymond
War/Love by Hannah Feller
Wartime Revelations by Carlo Bordone
What Not to Forget by Joe Borg
White Buffalo by Jan Kimbrough
Wine & Spirits by Tim Boebel
World Record by Matt Kursh & Tom Sylla

Updated: 08/01/2016
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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.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teddy Adams

An interview with screenwriter Teddy Adams regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/30/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mike B Jones

An interview with screenwriter Mike B Jones regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/27/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brien Kelly

An interview with screenwriter Brien Kelly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/07/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Heather Regnier

An interview with screenwriter Heather Regnier regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/27/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Matt Billingsly

An interview with screenwriter Matt Billingsly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/27/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Paul Chepikian

An interview with screenwriter Paul Chepikian regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Price

An interview with screenwriter Brian Price regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor

An interview with screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/19/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Sean McElhiney

An interview with screenwriter Sean McElhiney regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/15/2005
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