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Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2016
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Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016
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Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016
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ScriptFest Screenplay Contest New!

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016
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Women's Film & Script Showcase New!

Final Deadline: 12/15/2016
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Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival New!

Final Deadline: 12/16/2016
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Stage 32 2nd Annual Happy Writers TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 12/19/2016
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Auckland International Film Festival New!

Final Deadline: 12/20/2016
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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/23/2016
WSPro Discount: $5.00

The Poe Contest New!

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016
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ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Acclaim Film

Final Deadline: 12/30/2016
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Pitch-2-Script Faith & Family Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/31/2016
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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 01/10/2017
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Military Script Showcase New!

Final Deadline: 01/15/2017
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WriteMovies International Winter Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/15/2017
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2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest

Final Deadline: 01/25/2017
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Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Competition

Final Deadline: 01/26/2017
WSPro Discount: No

Utah Film Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017
WSPro Discount: No

Screenwriting Goldmine Awards

Final Deadline: 01/31/2017
WSPro Discount: No

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Interview with ScreenCraft Horror Contest Winner Craig Peters

Updated: 11/29/2016

Craig Peters studied theatre at Stanford and UC Riverside, then moved to Los Angeles and slowly made the transition from acting to writing. His horror screenplay The 49th Day was selected for the prestigious "BloodList", an annual list highlighting the top 13 most well-liked, unproduced horror scripts of the year. The 49th Day was also named the 2016 winner of the ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition.

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StoryPros International Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. [Updated: 12/03/2016]

WILDSound Names November Contest Winners

[Updated: 12/01/2016]

Bohemia Group Originals Options Two Scriptapalooza Winners

Bohemia Group Originals, a management company, recently optioned two Scriptapalooza winners, the 2016 winning script, a historical drama, Battle, by Aaron Brophy as well runner-up, The Clock Maker, a fun action packed script by Dan Schmidt. [Updated: 12/01/2016]

Shore Scripts Names Contest Winners

Shore Scripts has named their 2016 Feature, TV Pilot & Short script category winners. [Updated: 11/30/2016]

StoryPros International Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 10th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. Semifinalists SEMIFINALISTS will be announced Friday, December 2nd. [Updated: 11/26/2016]

WeTV Names Contest Winners

Buscón, by Jeffrey Storms has been named the 1-Hour Drama Category Grand Prize winner of the WeTV Television Writing Contest, while 48 States of Granddad, by Paul Jury, has been named the 1/2-Hour Comedy Grand Prize Winner. [Updated: 11/14/2016]

Shore Scripts Names Contest Finalists

Five finalists have been announced in the Feature, TV, and Short Script categories of the 2016 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. Winners will be announced by November 30th. [Updated: 11/10/2016]

Scriptapalooza TV Producer Requests

[Updated: 11/10/2016]

ScreenCraft Names Short Screenplay Contest Winner

A Beautiful Day by Fredrik Colting has emerged as the winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest. The script is a simply rendered and devastating story about a trader's final phone conversation with a close friend as his office in the World Trade Center comes down around him on September 11th, 2001. [Updated: 11/09/2016]

ScreenCraft Names Sci-Fi Contest Winners

Black Ice Below by Peter Fraser has been selected as the winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition. The script is described as a cinematic, thoroughly entertaining sci-fi/action hybrid in the tradition of Predator and Big Trouble In Little China that boasts an impressively unique mythology, a strong emotional core, and inventive set pieces. [Updated: 11/05/2016]

Shore Scripts Names Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2016 semfinalists. [Updated: 11/05/2016]

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Curious Buddies

*** A veteran FBI Agent hires and develops a surprising bond with a young internet entrepreneur when he seeks his expertise in a week long rescue of a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. New-Rewrite-It's Lethal Weapon, The Social Network, with a side of Taken. It's a whirlwind, week long rescue, set in New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco.
Author: Janet Caulfield
Genre: Drama,Thriller,Action-Adventure

Diplomatic Ammunity!

A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart (ADAPTATION meets IDIOCRACY).
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama,Comedy

Harm For The Holidays

After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all [Ranked 5th in the "GLBT" category of MovieBytes's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. Austin Film Festival Second Round, Page International Quarterfinalist].
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama,Comedy,GLBT

A Sacrifice To The God Of The Blues

An impressionable young man struggles to make sense of the alternating good and bad advice he receives from a much older friend as they travel through the heart of Mexican drug territory on a cursed trip to a remote Pacific coast beach [Ranked 10th in the Drama short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"].
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama

Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

A group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. [#1 Amazon Best Seller ("Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories) and Winner of 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category)]
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama,Comedy,Urban

Sandley

A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama,Comedy,Urban

Sofi's Journey

An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana. [8 awards/honors including, Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Top Three Finalist, 2015 River Bend Film Fest]
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama,Romance

The Way Back Home

A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [18 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama

Dellwood

A successful, but unhappy, novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral. While reminiscing about his experiences as a child playing basketball on a city court to escape from emotional abuse, he understands himself and the theme of his next project more clearly. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama,Sports,Urban

A Noble Truth

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [18 awards/honors, including first place in both the 2014 Awareness Film Festival and 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards (The New York Award)]
Author: Jonathan LaPoma
Genre: Drama

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