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WriteMovies Writing Contest

WriteMovies Writing Contest


264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

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Contact: Annette Haller

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Only 1000 entries will be accepted. Enter early and save! Out of close to three hundred "contest sites," WriteMovies is one of only a handful that has produced movies from winning projects. "The List", was written by WriteMovies winner Marcus Folmar. It featured Jane Lynch (GLEE), Brad Dourif, Illeana Douglas, Wayne Brady and Sydney Poitier and was acquired by Warner Bros. In addition, former winner Jon Rosten has parlayed his success in the contest into getting his project," Valley of Angels". The last contest winner "Magnetic" by Carolyn Kras has been optioned by Diane Nabatoff and is on a fast track for production in 2012.

Hundreds of others have had their scripts optioned and bought and have found representation. Several novels have also been published and plays produced. Production companies, studios and agencies contact us all the time about our winners.

The founder of the company discovered Andrew Niccol who wrote & produced "The Truman Show" for which he received an Academy Nominated. He also discovered Iris Yamashita who received an Academy Nomination for "Letters from Iwo Jima". We succeed when you succeed.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird February 6, 2014 $19
Early Standard February 28, 2014 $29
Standard March 22, 2014 $39
Late April 14, 2014 $49
Extended April 24, 2014 $49 4

Flat Fee for Books: $54; Entry + Judging Feedback: $69.

Notification: Quarter Finals: May 12th; Semi Finals: June 3rd; Finals: June 18th; Winners: July 10th.


  • Once the submission has been sent out to the judges, the entry fee will not be returned.
  • Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of submitted material be accepted.
  • Submitted material will not be returned.
  • Applicants may not submit material that has already been bought or optioned.
  • Co-written projects are accepted as long as both authors sign the application form.
  • Members and employees of and their immediate families are not eligible, nor are any competition judges and their immediate families.
  • Maximum of 1000 entries allowed.


  • Grand Prize: $2,000 in cash and guaranteed representation.
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If a studio/production company wishes to option the script, we will fly the winner to Los Angeles and pay (up to $4,000) for their accommodation.
  • We will submit the top three projects to relevant production companies (such as Neal Moritz Productions, Bruckheimer Films, Scott Rudin Prods.) networks (FOX, ABC, CBS, etc.) & studios (Paramount, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, etc.). You keep ALL the option/sales money.
  • The Grand Prize winner is also submitted to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale.
  • We will pitch your script to companies such as CAA, ICM, William Morris/Endeavor, ACME, The Gage Group, etc.
  • The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web. The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 in free script consulting to develop the winning script
  • The second place winner will receive our free Platinum consulting package.
  • The third place winner will receive our free Gold consulting package.
  • The top winners will receive award-winning screenwriting software.
  • Included for the winner is a FULL YEAR of script mentoring, providing detailed development notes on all re-writes.
  • 1 Full year of script mentoring for the winners, including detailed development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts (value of $2,400)

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News: WriteMovies Writing Contest

WMC Announces Contest Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 03/02/2014

WriteMovies Announces Contest #34 Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 02/13/2014

WriteMovies Hosts Contest Luncheon

Louise's Trattoria in Los Angeles played host to the WriteMovies winners' luncheon on December 12, 2011. Hosted by WriteMovies' Freddie DeLaVega, contest winners from France, Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles were in attendance to meet with industry experts and discuss their future and winning scripts. Also in attendance were former Universal Executive and Producer Peter Saphier, Chris Lockhart, Story Editor at WME, and Creative Executive for Mutual Film Co., Greg Rodgers.

Updated: 01/03/2012 Announces Finalists has announced their contest #26 finalists.

Updated: 03/02/2011 Finalist Set for Production

Hollywood film producer and founder of, Alex Ross (The List, 2007- Warner Bros.), has announced that Howard Rosenman has joined the feature project THE CHIMES which he will be co-producing with Mr Ross. The US $20m movie focuses on the cataclysmic love affair in the life of Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens.

Updated: 10/09/2010

Interviews: WriteMovies Writing Contest

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Updated: 10/26/2005

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Updated: 01/31/2004
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