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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 369    
Have you entered this contest?
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Objective

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. We have over 90 production companies, agents and managers reading all the entered scripts. (A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza's website.)

We actively push the Semifinalists, Finalists, Runners-Up and Winners for a full year with the intention of creating opportunities for the writers. We are a hands on competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top scripts beyond the cash and prizes.

We are proud to present the competition with Write Brothers, a company that not only provides the necessary tools for writing but is an advocate and true supporter of emerging writers.

We are endorsed by Robert McKee, author of STORY.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird January 6, 2017 $45 (features); $25 (shorts)
First February 1, 2017 $50 (features); $30 (shorts)
Regular March 10, 2017 $55 (features); $35 (shorts)
Late April 17, 2017 $60 (features); $40 (shorts) 20
Final May 1, 2017 $65 (features); $45 (shorts) 34

We now accept SHORT screenplays, under 40 pages in length.

Notification: August 15, 2017

Rules

This competition is open to any writer, 18 or older without produced feature film credits. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners' names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.
  1. Any script from any genre will be considered.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
  3. Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.
  4. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
  5. Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with the WGA or copyrighting your material with the Library of Congress.
  6. No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
  7. Entry must be accompanied by the following:
    a. completed official entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
    b. the appropriate entry fee
    c. completed original feature screenplay

Awards

Awards for FEATURES competition:

First Place Winner

  • $10,000 Cash
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby
  • Admission to Robert McKee Story Seminar in New York or Los Angeles
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Second Place Winner

  • Kindle Fire HD Tablet
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

Third Place Winner

  • Kindle Fire HD Tablet
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership
  • eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 6 month online subscription from Backstage
  • Shooting People 1 Year Membership
  • InkTip Script Listing & InkTip Magazine Listing

10 Runners-Up

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

All 30 Finalists

  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
  • Receive Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Writer’s Dreamkit from Write Brothers
  • 1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association Connect Membership

Awards for SHORTS competition:
  • 1st Place Prize - $2000 Cash
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Runners-Up
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Finalists
  • Software from Write Brothers
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Semifinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
  • 3 Quarterfinalists
  • Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza's Network
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    Contact

    Hollywood, CA 90046
    (310) 594-5384 (voice)

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

    Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
    MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

    Report Card

    Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
    Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Report Cards: 369    
    Have you entered this contest?
    Please submit a Report card.

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    Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

    Contact

    Hollywood, CA 90046
    (310) 594-5384 (voice)

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

    Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
    MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

    Report Card

    Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
    Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Report Cards: 369    
    Have you entered this contest?
    Please submit a Report card.

    Contest News

    Scriptapalooza Names Semifinalists

    Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition:

    60 Minutes to Sunset by Gregory Mulligan
    86'd by Aaron Mobley
    A Grand Obsession by Roxanne Andorfer
    Aktion T-4 by John Martins III
    Amara 15 by Hannah Leshaw
    American Eagle by Mark Perlick & Steven Pripps
    American Woman by Lisa Marks
    An Affair of the Heart by CC Crown
    Animals by Bishrel Mashbat
    As Soon As I See by Luke Rossert & Mary Forbes
    Bad Elf by John Rae
    Bad Moon Rising by Scott Hamilton & PJ Hamilton
    Battle by Aaron Brophy
    Battling Teens by Lawrence John Seliski
    Bent by Adam Andrei
    Bikers and Scientists by Steve Kampwerth
    Black Clouds Over Tavatsia by Henry Valo
    Black Eyed Angels by Paul Linsley
    Bloodletter by Jason Kaleko
    Blot by Joseph Esposito
    Break Every Chain by Trey Chace
    Brutal by Chris Bell
    Chatterbox by Eldar Peri
    Code by Dan Steiny
    Commuters by Brian Schwab
    Death Is A Relative Thing by Holly Patrone & Annette Barbera
    Dustwun by Eric Nelson, Aidan McGlaze & Adrian Bonenberger
    Eternal Affairs by Sarah Levin
    Fed Up by Michael Hamilton
    Finding My Son's Parents by David Wolfe
    Finis by Ernie Zibert
    Flight 49 by Greg Zekowski & Craig Saban
    From Valhalla by Jonathan Stark
    Girl Adrift by Wendy Holley
    Goners by Geoffrey Uhl
    Grace by J. Cruz Medina
    Hell Gate to Golden Gate by Vicki Joyce
    Hot for Teacher by Andrew Mescher
    Hunters Pointe by Scott Liapis
    Indigo Age by Zoe Davidson
    Just Be Cool by Heidi Nyburg
    Light Tunnel by Michael Gomez
    Little Con Lili by Gabriela Garcia Medina
    Model Citizen by Theresa Mays
    Morty Pappins by Shane Smith
    Never Been Born by Adria Tennor
    Nosh by Isaac Woofter
    Off Course by Robert Tomlin
    One Of Us by Michael Kriegsman
    Pennywise by Carl Douglas
    Phishing by Tom Turner & Sam Berrill
    Poetic Memoirs of a Humble Genuis by Christopher Rowe
    Reverse by Megan Pfeiffer
    Seer by Steven Briggs
    Senior Moment by Robert Mangrum
    Shatter by Gideon Shmorak
    Soil Soldiers by Mark McCann
    The Accidental Art Thief by Luke Martin & Richard Woolbert
    The Alien's Puppets by Rubens Marinelli Neto & Matheus Hruschka
    The Ambassador by Daniel Larios
    The Children by James Godenhalf
    The Clock Maker by Dan Schmidt
    The Dreamcatcher by Pamela Alder-Bahr
    The Enemy Within by Debbi Mack
    The F*ck Book by Loryn Powell
    The Fall of Byzantium by Nickolaus Swedlund
    The G.O.A.T. by Sid Grey
    The Gentleman's Guide to Self-Sabotaging in New York City by Chris Russell
    The Ghost and the Machine by Richard Lieb
    The Great Mangini by John Pachl
    The Greater Thief by Blake Cass & Christopher Burke
    The Green Knight by Jessica Leventhal & Brian Jude Leahy
    The Jaguar and the Wasp by Philip Miles
    The Land of Chickens by Michael Avishai
    The Olympians by Ryan Herring
    The Perfect Price by Jamie Koogler
    The Skin Game by Bill Hanan
    The Three Little Girls by Deborah Meyer
    The Way Station by Laurie Frankel
    Thinning the Herd by Brian Devaney
    This One Time by Matt Brothers
    Tivoli by Alexandra Edmondson
    Triangle by Joe Greer
    Two Mile Hallow by Tyler Theofilos
    Two Shots in Tumbleweed by Erica Ibsen
    Underdogs by Learkana Chong
    Unfound by R. Jonas Collins
    Unholy Toledo by Mary Goldman & Tim House
    Up in the Sky by Elijah Olson & Eric Zimmermann
    Vampira by Kendell Courtney Klein
    Vicious Cycle by Richard Herrera
    Videopolis by Erik Vidal
    Waiting for Oblivion by William Zide
    Wandering Star by Michael Raymond
    War/Love by Hannah Feller
    Wartime Revelations by Carlo Bordone
    What Not to Forget by Joe Borg
    White Buffalo by Jan Kimbrough
    Wine & Spirits by Tim Boebel
    World Record by Matt Kursh & Tom Sylla

    Updated: 08/01/2016
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    Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

    Contact

    Hollywood, CA 90046
    (310) 594-5384 (voice)

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

    Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
    MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

    Report Card

    Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.6/5.0)
    Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Report Cards: 369    
    Have you entered this contest?
    Please submit a Report card.

    Interviews

    MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

    An interview with Mark Andrushko regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 12/28/2006

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teddy Adams

    An interview with screenwriter Teddy Adams regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 09/30/2011

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mike B Jones

    An interview with screenwriter Mike B Jones regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 09/27/2011

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brien Kelly

    An interview with screenwriter Brien Kelly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 01/07/2011

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Heather Regnier

    An interview with screenwriter Heather Regnier regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 01/27/2009

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Matt Billingsly

    An interview with screenwriter Matt Billingsly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 03/27/2008

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Paul Chepikian

    An interview with screenwriter Paul Chepikian regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 03/19/2008

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Price

    An interview with screenwriter Brian Price regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 03/19/2008

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor

    An interview with screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 09/19/2005

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Sean McElhiney

    An interview with screenwriter Sean McElhiney regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

    Updated: 04/15/2005
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