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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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 $80,000 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.

Since its inception in 1999, Big Break has awarded screenwriters with over $600,000 in cash and prizes and invaluable industry exposure. A panel of notable industry professionals conducts the final judging.

Our objective is to discover talented screenwriters and help them find success in today’s filmmaking market.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/14/2017

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Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions.

Awards

11 Feature and TV Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes! The Big Break grand-prize feature winner will take home $15,000 in cash plus win a trip to Los Angeles and 3-night hotel stay (unless winner resides in or around Los Angeles). The TV grand-prize winner will win $2,500 plus the trip to Los Angeles. Both winners are taken to industry meetings, dinner with working screenwriters, lunch with Big Break industry judges, and more! Please see website for details.

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Final Draft Names 2017 Finalists

Final Draft has named the TV and Feature Script Finalists for their 2017 Big Break Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 11/29/2017

Final Draft Names 2016 Big Break Contest Winners

The Grand Prize winners of the 2016 Final Draft Big Break Contest were revealed at the 12th Annual Final Draft Awards on February 23rd, 2017.

Updated: 02/27/2017

“Making it” Means Making Magic

I don't know why you got into the business of writing, of grasping at words to explain the images in your brain, and editing within an inch of your life. For most, it's a kind of call, a transcendent purpose. Otherwise, who would chose to subject themselves to continual criticism, knowing their project will always need more work and never feel up to par? Not to mention the constant struggle to "make it" without anyone really defining what "making it" means, beyond an agent and a job on a show. (And once you get that, there's a whole bevy of problems beyond the wall.)

Updated: 04/21/2016
HollywoodIQ:

Tips on Contest Entry: Big Break TV Winner Eric Buchman Shares Lessons from the World of Script Coordinators

Meet Eric Buchman. By day, he's the script coordinator for the hit NBC show Blindspot, starring Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton. By night however, Buckman is the writer of his own show called 45 Wall and dreams of one day hiring his own script coordinator.

Updated: 03/01/2016

Final Draft Names Top 3 Big Break Finalists

The Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition has named their Top 3 Scripts in all categories.

Updated: 12/08/2015

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Kevin Lee Miller

An interview with screenwriter Kevin Lee Miller regarding the Final Draft/Big Break Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/18/2010

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Wyatt Wakeman

An interview with screenwriter Wyatt Wakeman regarding the Big Break Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/24/2009
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, MovieBytes would like to interview you.