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National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search For Comedy Writing Gold Screenwriting Contest

National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search For Comedy Writing Gold Screenwriting Contest

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Objective

In the history of comedy, few brands have had more distinct and original voices than National Lampoon (“NL”). Founded by Harvard classmates and creative geniuses Doug Kenney and Henry Beard, NL launched the careers of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Christopher Guest, Harold Ramis, and groundbreaking writers including John Hughes. Beyond the socially satirical and irreverent magazine, the NL brand extended to stage shows, albums, books, and some of history’s most iconic feature film comedies including Animal House, Vacation, and Van Wilder.

Last year, PalmStar Media acquired all the assets of National Lampoon and co-CEO’s Raj B. Singh and Kevin Frakes are hell bent on rechristening the brand by launching a variety of modern humor content. In doing so, they are looking for the next great comedy screenwriter and they’ve turned to Stage 32 to partner with on this mission.

“We’ve admired Stage 32’s mission to help creatives from all over the world gain the knowledge, access and support necessary to succeed in this competitive industry. Additionally, Stage 32’s talent pool is undeniably the deepest anywhere online. We’re thrilled to join forces with them to honor our mission in finding and cultivating the next great comedic voices,” said Co-CEOs of National Lampoon Raj Singh & Kevin Frakes.

This contest is open to all comedy writers. With an eye for highlighting traditionally underrepresented voices, the National Lampoon & Stage 32 Comedy Screenwriting Competition is looking to identify and champion a screenwriter and their comedy feature script. Some of the best comedy finds its success in providing unique insight on something familiar; the humor, irony, or absurdity in an everyday experience is illuminated by some alternate perspective. Accordingly, the comedy landscape—across every medium—is its most rich, thought-provoking, and entertaining when it is inclusive.

Any writer or writing team may participate by submitting a completed feature-length comedy script they have written. For the purposes of this competition, we're looking for scripts with an emphasis on social satire; but, comedy is otherwise defined broadly: dark comedies, dramedies, action comedies, horror comedies, and any other genre-hybrids are welcome.

The winning script will receive a paid option of 18 months by National Lampoon and the winning writer put directly into their mentoring program.

"National Lampoon is an iconic brand and I have a romantic attachment to so many of their films. To be working directly with Raj and Kevin to discover new talent to push forward their vision of the new National Lampoon is not only an honor and a privilege, but furthers the Stage 32 initiative of presenting all creatives with the tools and opportunities to be discovered,” said Stage 32 CEO Richard Botto.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/19/2018

Notification: November 3, 2018

Rules

ENTRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.
  • Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.
  • This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.
  • All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.
  • There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.
  • Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.
  • Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.
  • Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  • No waivers are available for this contest.
SCREENPLAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.
  • The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.
  • Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.
  • After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.
  • Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.
  • Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
See website for complete guidelines.

Awards

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • $5,000 option with National Lampoon for a term of 18 months
  • Mentoring program with National Lampoon creatives, executives, and network

National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search For Comedy Writing Gold Screenwriting Contest

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Web: Click here
Email: writerhelp@stage32.com

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National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search For Comedy Writing Gold Screenwriting Contest

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Web: Click here
Email: writerhelp@stage32.com

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Professionalism: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search For Comedy Writing Gold Screenwriting Contest

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Email: writerhelp@stage32.com

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Professionalism: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
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Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
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