ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

ScreenCraft Public Domain

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855-503-5500 (voice)

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https://screencraft.org/publicdomain/
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Contact: John Rhodes

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Objective

While it’s no secret that Hollywood loves remakes, sequels and spinoffs, it’s perhaps lesser known that Hollywood loves movies based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923. For example, folk tales, mythology, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, famous historical figures – and the list goes on.

It’s no wonder that Walt Disney Studios has produced over 50 films based on stories in the public domain, including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, The Jungle Book and many more.

Many recent film and TV re-interpretations of public domain stories include: Titanic, Sherlock Holmes, The Crown, The Borgias, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Troy, The Crown, and many more. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/31/2020

Notification: September 2nd, 2020

Rules

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Awards

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ScreenCraft Public Domain

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Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web:
https://screencraft.org/publicdomain/
Email:
info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

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Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web:
https://screencraft.org/publicdomain/
Email:
info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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Contest News

ScreenCraft Names Public Domain Contest Winners

Yellow by Zara Meerza has been selected as the grand prize winner of the inaugural ScreenCraft Public Domain Competition. A pilot set at the end of the 19th century as the bitter rivalry between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst reaches a boiling point and "yellow journalism" is born.

The First Detective by James Spector has been selected as the runner-up. The feature film tells the true story of the man considered to be the first ever private detective. T

In addition to the ScreenCraft team, the judges included: Greg Hunt, agent at Independent Talent Group, the UK agency that represents such acclaimed writers as Peter Morgan (Netflix’s THE CROWN, FROST/NIXON and THE QUEEN) and actress Dolly Wells (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES); James V. Hart, Award-winning screenwriter of HOOK (directed by Steven Spielberg), BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (directed by Francis Ford Coppola) and the NBC series CROSSBONES (starring John Malkovich); Daniel Bobker, Producer and partner at Bobker/Kruger Films since 2004. The company’s focus is shepherding elevated material and singular filmmaking voices in all genres. He has produced films including OPHELIA starring Daisy Ridley & Naomi Watts, THE BROTHERS GRIMM starring Matt Damon & Heath Ledger, and THE SKELETON KEY starring Kate Hudson & John Hurt; Andrea Dimity, Literary Manager / Producer with clients including Pete Barry who recently sold his spec script MARIAN to Amy Pascal/Sony with Margot Robbie attached. She is currently producing BURN RUN written by Mitch Lafortune that is set up at Thunder Road Pictures, and Adi Shankar, Creator of The Bootleg Universe, a YouTube channel with over 30 million views which has released several high-profile short films that focus on reinterpreting pre-existing intellectual property (ironically, not in the public domain). Adi has produced features films including DREDD (starring Karl Urban), THE GREY (starring Liam Neeson) and MACHINE GUN PREACHER (Gerard Butler). His TV credits include Netflix’s CASTLEVANIA.

Grand prize winner Zara Meerza will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a one-year license to the HartChart story-mapping software and hand-picked industry consultations and introductions., while Spector will receive a $500 cash prize, a HartChart license and have his script circulated and recommended to ScreenCraft’s network of over 60 managers, agents, producers and development executives.

Updated: 10/16/2018

ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web:
https://screencraft.org/publicdomain/
Email:
info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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