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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne

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3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
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Objective

Win an A-List Screenwriter Experience and Gain Unparalleled Access

Do you think you can turn this logline from Judd Payne, Producer of Bernie and Sleepless Night into a killer script?

“With the most violent hurricane in recorded history heading straight for Manhattan, a rookie NYC detective is the only hope to bring down a group of international criminals who have planned the perfect heist.”

Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. Make it your own - drama, action, comedy... anywhere your imagination takes you. Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn one of these three loglines into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is an international screenwriting competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/30/2016

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Notification:

  • Finalists Announced: May 2016
  • Mentor Program Begins: May 2016
  • Mentor Program Completes: August 2016
  • Winner Announced: September 2016
  • Lunch with Judd Payne November 2016

Rules

How the rest of the contest works
  • Entrants write up to the first 15 pages of a script based on the logline above, provided byJudd Payne
  • The top 10 finalists are chosen from the submissions, and receive a personalized letter of congratulations from Judd Payne
  • Each of the 10 finalists receives a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter to professionally format their work as they enter into a 12-week ScriptXpert Scriptwriting Coaching/mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay based on the given logline
  • After the mentoring, the finalists submit their rough drafts to our professional script readers for comprehensive ScriptXpert Screenplay Coverage, and then have two weeks to work with their mentor and notes to complete the final draft of their screenplay for judging.
  • Judd Payne judges the completed screenplays and chooses a winner

With an overall prize package exceeding $15,000 and a history of past finalists securing representation, the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is worth your consideration.

Ready to get started?

Step 1. Enter today to take part in the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest and submit your entry or entries anytime before the final submission date. Securing your entry today is a great way to motivate yourself to get down to writing!

Step 2. Write up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on logline, provided by producerJudd Payne. Make it your own and take your time—once you’ve submitted your entry fee, your 15 pages aren’t due until the final deadline.

Step 3. Submit your script(s) using the instructions provided when you purchase your entry or entries.

Awards

Twelve 50-minute sessions over the course of 90 days, in which you’ll go from idea to finished draft.12-week ScriptXpert Story Specialists mentoring program.

Finalists receive a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 to professionally format their work.This award-winning screenwriting software formats movies, television, novels, stage plays and even comic book scripts, making it the only program for all types of creative writing.

An e-book copy of the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory With over 3,500 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers.

An e-book copy of the The Pocket Screenwriting Guide:120 Tips to Getting to FADE OUT
Leads you through classic Hollywood storytelling with 120 succinct tips – mirroring the standard page length for a 2-hour film.

Finalists submit their rough drafts to our studio script readers for comprehensive ScriptXpert Extended Coverage Development Notes

An extensive report with detailed information on concept, structure, pacing, dialogue and more. It also includes feedback and recommendations for improving the script and making it more marketable.

The lucky winner receives an A-List Screenwriter Experience, including:

  • 3-Day Stay in Los Angeles
  • Lush Accommodations at a swanky Hollywood Hotel
  • Lunch meeting with producer Judd Payne
  • One-on-one Meetings with these Top Companies: Pannon Entertainment and more to be announced!

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Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne

Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Industry Insider Names Round 12 Winner

The Writers Store has named S.K. Valenzuela's Render as the winner of the 12th round of The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 03/03/2016
HollywoodIQ:

Industry Insider's Judd Payne Offers Contest Insight

Judd Payne has produced or executive produced over fifteen film and television projects including 2012’s hit comedy Bernie, among many others. He also came up with the logline for the latest iteration of the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 01/19/2016

Writers Store Announces Industry Insider Contest Winner

The Writers Store has named Patrick Rockwell's The Recruitment as the winner of the latest Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest, featuring Academy-award winning screenwriter Roger Avary.

Updated: 04/18/2014

Writers Store Announces Industry Insider Finalists

The Writer Store has announced their top 10 Industry Insider Contest Finalists.

Updated: 09/23/2011

Industry Insider Contest Pledges $10,000 to Earthquake and Tsunami Fund

In partnership with "Just Go With It" screenwriter Allan Loeb, The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest pledged $10,000 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund in appreciation of Loeb's participation in this session's contest. They've also pledged to donate an additional $10 per entry over their anticipated 1,000 submissions.

Updated: 03/29/2011

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Judd Payne

Contact

3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(310) 441-5151 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sadie Dean, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 3    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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