Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
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Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Objective

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 11/09/2021

Notification: Early 2022

Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/rules/

Awards

2 Grand Prize Award Winners
  • One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
  • These two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for meetings and networking with executives, producers, agents, and managers. See the full prize package here: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/prizes

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Contest News

Final Draft Announces Contest Finalists

The Big Break! FINALISTS are:

Penelope Karageorge
New York, NY
"The Neon Jungle"


Bob Bridges
Los Angeles, CA
"Holliday's Girl"


Sam Nam
Duncanville, TX
"The Straight and Narrow"


Michael Raymond
Seattle, WA
"The Passage"


Nisso Cohen
Rosh Ha, Israel
"MiG-21"


Philippa Rizopoulos
New York, NY
"We Love Lucy"


Kris Moore
Fallbrook, CA
"The Nelson"


Robin Brown
Santa Monica, CA
"Sane"


D.J. Richardson
Los Angeles, CA
"Do Not Remove"


Nancy Pothier
Los Angeles, CA
"The Total Dummy's Guide to Marriage"


Steven W. Orlyk
Arlington Heights, IL
"The Runner's Secret"


Thomas Johnson
Memphis, TN
"The Platinum Shark"


Alfred T. Catalfo and Louis Morneau
Dover, NH
"American Fugitive"


Craig Clyde
Salt Lake City, UT
"Sparrow on the Roof"


Peter Vanderwall
Salem, OR
"Transference"


Stephen P. Callen
Toorak Gardens SA, Australia
"Ariadne's Thread"


Roger Low
Eastbourne, E. Sussex, UK
"Paradise Island"


Jeffrey C. Clarke
Durham, NC
"Blacklisted"


Phillipe A. Roc and Aaron F. Schnore
Brooklyn, NY
"Crazy in Heaven"


Rodney Johnson
Los Angeles, CA
"The Understudies"




The Big Break! NOTABLE MENTIONS are:

Angelo Esposito and Russ Bubas
Boston and Hyde Park, MA
"Torque Wrench"


Kerry D. Dye
New York, NY
"Illegal Operations"


Paul Benson and Matt Sullivan
Los Angeles, CA
"Golden Agents"


Graham H. Moes
Fresno, CA
"Man of Iron"


Joel M. Young
Albuquerque, NM
"The Forsaken"


Brian M. Martin
Los Angeles, CA
"An Unkindness of Ravens"


David K. Robinson and Scott Burgin
Los Angeles, CA
"Amazing Grace"


Robert J. Nelmark
Park City, UT
"Bad Luck Al"


Naomi Major
Brooklyn, NY
"Phobia"


Jeff Pulice
Hacienda Heights, CA
"Higher"


Randy Graham
Bisbee, AZ
"Vengeance"


Richard Elvers
Calgary, Alberta Canada
"Stronghold"


Updated: 10/09/2003

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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