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WriteMovies Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest

WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
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Objective

Welcome everybody to the latest WriteMovies main contest – the Winter 2018 Screenwriting Competition!

We’re really enjoying the progress of our contests and winners, and all you writers out there, so it brings us great joy whenever a new contest starts!

After a satisfying response to the Summer Contest we decided to keep on our new special awards – the “Book with the Best Screen Potential” and “Best teleplay or Pilot” will remain a part of the Winter contest! (By the way, the Summer winners of these cool prizes will be announced this Friday. Exciting times!)

You might be familiar with our fabulous prizes: $2000 in cash for our grand prize winner, one free year of script development for our top three winners as well as guaranteed pitching to industry, and exclusive script and logline listings in InkTip’s script Directory and in their very popular magazine (sent to 1000s of producers and executives!).

Get involved with one of the few screenwriting contests that gets writers produced! And give yourself the best chance of success by checking our Writing Tips and Submissions Tips (CLICK HERE) before you submit…

UK and EU customers need to use the form on the page at THIS link (CLICK HERE) in order for us to continue to contact you after May 2018. Submitting to the form on this page may result in a subsequent loss of service for UK/EU customers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird November 12, 2017 $29
Standard December 3, 2017 $39 15
Late December 24, 2017 $49 36
Final Extension January 14, 2018 $59 57

Flat Fee for Books: $69.

Free entry is available for anyone who orders a consultancy package. These include Judging Feedback (3-4 pages at $99), Studio Consultancies(4-5 pages at $129), Development Notes (7-8 pages of in-depth analysis at $199), and Elite Consultancy (your chance to talk to an industry professional for just $399). Finally, you can get a Studio Consultancy, Development Notes, and free contest entry for just $229 with our Deluxe Package. http://writemovies.com/consulting-for-writers/

Notification: Quarter-finalists: October 6th - Semi-finalists: October 20th - Winners: November 3rd

Rules

Entries must have cover sheet with contact info in order to be considered. Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

  • Grand Prize: $2,000 in cash and guaranteed representation. 1 Full year of script mentoring for the winners, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts. Worth $3,200
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company with theatrical credits wishes to option the script, we will fly the winner to Los Angeles and pay (up to $4,000) for their accommodation. We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies (such as Neal Moritz Productions, Bruckheimer Films, Scott Rudin Prods.) and studios (Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, etc.). You keep ALL the option/sales money up to $1m. The Grand Prize winner is also pitched to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale. We will pitch your script to companies such as CAA, ICM, William Morris Endeavor, ACME, The Gage Group, etc. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.
  • The second-place winner will receive our free Platinum consulting package.
  • The third-place winner will receive our free Gold consulting package. Intensive pitch coaching to help you get immediate attention and stand out as a pro amongst the hordes of wannabes.
  • InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.s sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

“Book with Best Screen Potential” Award - The winner will get FREE Development Notes to help them adapt it to a screenplay or documentary (or to help them find a screenwriter who can), and a free re-entry to our next main contest for their redrafted work.

“Best Teleplay or Pilot” - The winner of this award will receive free Development Notes to help make their teleplay or pilot break through and a free re-entry to our next main contest for their redrafted work. With on-demand bringing the best shows into our homes whenever we want them, the appetite for scripted TV shows is massive.

WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

WriteMovies.com Announces Contest Winner

WriteMovies.com has announce Anne Kruse as the winner of the WriteMovies.com Screenwriting Contest #13 for her comedy, Solid Waste:

1st Place: Kruse, Anne - SOLID WASTE

2nd Place : Horn, Michael - ONE MILLION MONSTERS

3rd Place: Spark, Lea - EGO ET HOMO

Best Short Story : Holgerson, Larry - COWBOY DOWN

Best TV Project: Vitolo, Steven - TWO AND HALF MEN: THE RACQUETEERS TO THE RESCUE

Honorable Mention:

Feld, Alain - LES CHAUSSETTES MAGIQUES;

Mansevani, Celestin - HORS-LA-LOI AUX ABOIS;

Appell, Elizabeth - THE SENTRY

About the winner:

Trashman Dewey Binder’s steadfast pursuit of his real family has come to an unsuccessful end. But, it’s just the beginning when he must pull off a dumpster to debonair masquerade to stop the eco-vigilante Greens from buying his company. His unquenched need for a family drives him in the wrong direction away from the parents who raised him, his fellow trash comrades and into the dysfunctions of the Greens, a “real” family whose blurred boundaries and sexual missteps prove to be better thrown away than recycled. Unfortunately, he finds himself in love with Shelly Green and must salvage a second chance once his real identity is exposed. When it counts, Dewey summons his inner-trashman and the support of those who have always loved him and attempts to drive his big beautiful trash truck straight to his destiny.

SOLID WASTE a comedy set in the world of trash, and takes a comedic look at what it means to “go green”, self-sustaining energy and the ever-growing world of eco-friendly efforts to bring about environmental change. Why will some of us only “go” kicking and screaming? Who knows, this story might just move people from “YUK” to “WOW” when they think about trash and all the opportunities it brings. It also addresses the concept that "family" is what you make of it and should be cherished not thrown away.



And a bit about Anne Kruse:

This second generation native Southern Californian aspires to bring her comedic voice to the screen. The leap was taken and she has been attempting to break in the biz full-time subsequent to a seventeen year stint as a career counselor. Living the paradox of being a career counselor and not knowing what she wanted to be when she grew up changed once screenwriting became her passion, and there’s no looking back. Helping others find what their passion is and making plans to pursue it provided Anne with a clear understanding of character development, motivation, inspiration, conflict and most of all perseverance. She graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television’s screenwriting program in 03’ and has her M.S. in counseling from CSU, Long Beach. She looks forward to the day when she tells her accountant that screenwriting is no longer just a hobby, but rather the biggest dream this girl could dream and it has been ACHIEVED.

Updated: 05/10/2007
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WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

Contact

264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 72    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Eddie Yaroch

An interview with screenwriter Eddie Yaroch regarding the WriteMovies Writing Competition.

Updated: 07/15/2014

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Craig Berger

An interview with screenwriter Craig Berger regarding the WriteMovies.com Writing Competition.

Updated: 10/26/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Gil Christner

An interview with screenwriter Gil Christner regarding the WriteMovies.com Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/31/2004
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the WriteMovies Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest, MovieBytes would like to interview you.