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ScreenCraft Public Domain Contest

ScreenCraft Public Domain Contest

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One of the best ways to get your screenplay noticed by Hollywood!

While it’s no secret that Hollywood loves remakes, sequels and spinoffs, it’s perhaps lesser known that Hollywood loves movies based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923. For example, folk tales, mythology, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, famous historical figures – and the list goes on.

It’s no wonder that Walt Disney Studios has produced over 50 films based on stories in the public domain, including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, The Jungle Book and many more.

Many recent film and TV re-interpretations of public domain stories include: Titanic, Sherlock Holmes, The Crown, The Borgias, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Troy and many more.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/10/2018

Rules

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only, between April 2nd, 2018 and July 10, 2018
  • Entry fee for each feature film screenplay is $49 until the early deadline on May 2nd, then $69 until the final deadline on July 10, 2018.
  • Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry for an additional cost of $69. Requests for feedback after an entry is submitted will be available only for a limited time.
  • Screenplays must be a minimum of 75 pages and a maximum of 150 pages.
  • Writers may also submit a logline or synopsis with their script submission.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit for consideration.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s). Projects that are optioned, sold or produced are not eligible.
  • Public Domain and copyright law are complicated and this neither this web page nor any page on the ScreenCraft website should be interpreted as legal advice. Your project’s eligibility to win this contest is not solely based on whether or not its underlying material is in the public domain of any country, as this must be defined ultimately by a legal professional. This contest merely encourages and celebrates writers who desire to base their screenplay on pre-existing IP that they believe to be in the public domain, either in the United States or in any other country.
  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money. Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are allowed. See your submission confirmation email for instructions on how to submit a new draft.
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or the US Copyright Office before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registrations. Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required.
  • All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remain with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

Awards

GRAND PRIZE
  • $1,000 Cash
    The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 plus introduction to producers, managers and agents who are specifically interested in original screenplays based on works in the public domain.
  • Circulation and personal recommendation of our top 2 winners’ screenplays to our network of producers and studio development executives at Hollywood companies.
  • One-year license to the HartChart story-mapping software, created by ScreenCraft judge and acclaimed screenwriter James V. Hart.
2nd Place
  • $500 Cash
  • Circulation and personal recommendation of our top 2 winners’ screenplays to our network of producers and studio development executives at Hollywood companies.
  • One-year license to the HartChart story-mapping software, created by ScreenCraft judge and acclaimed screenwriter James V. Hart.
Top 10 Finalists
  • 50% Discount
  • The top 10 finalists will receive a 1-month free code to use to The HartChart app!
  • HartChart is a story-mapping software created by James V. Hart, acclaimed screenwriter of HOOK, EPIC, CONTACT, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA and NBC’s CROSSBONES – and judge for this contest.

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ScreenCraft Public Domain Contest

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ScreenCraft Names Public Domain Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced the quarterfinalists of the 2018 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest, which highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

A Better Place Katterina Powers
A Case of Subtle Beauty Sandra Fox-Sohner
A Piece Of Steak Graham Waldrop
Ahwahnee: Land of The Yosemite Carole Nee-Ta-Kee Marie
Alice and Dorothy Greg McCarron
American Colony Juan Francisco de la Guardia
American Fairytales Reed Murphy
American Giants Michael Chandler
American Phoenix Jane Hampton Cook
An American Manner Matthew Cesario
Anne Bonny Allison Quiller
Armand & Desiree Evelyn A Petros
Armor Bryant Daluz
Beauty Sean Kohnen
Belle Star Susan Quarles
Benito Cereno Robert Dunne
Black Magic Bayou Raymond Just
Black Robes Paul Schultz
Black Wall Street Anand Fozard-McCall
Bloodhounds David Marantz
Bone Wars Adam Lohman
Candide Christian McDonald
Caravaggio Paul Psarras & George Psarras
Cassandra Phoebe Nir
Castle Rackrent Mary Barrett
Catalpa Michael Kalesniko
Charles-town Erron Adair
Charming Tom Albanese & Christopher Jones
Commune Sense Marley Inksetter
Cratchit Katherine Botts
Crimson Skies: Flight of the Falcon Sean Wathen
Devil’s Delights Nickolas Shepherd & Toni Shepherd
Dorian Daniel Wright
Dracula’s DomainDRACULA’S DOMAIN Jay Woelfel
Finding Alexandria Sy Huq
Flawed Becky Head
Formerly Fat Housewife Hilary Gish & Carolyn Getches
Galileo Matthew Pancer
Guilty Alan Thornburg
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Peter Forster
Head of the Gorgon Dani Di Placido
Heloise + Abelard Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough
Hood V. King Matt Schutt
House Craven Kaycee Hughes
Huck Finn Rebellion Joseph Mango
Ice Wanderer Maria Hinterkoerner
Innsmouth Carolyn Johnson
Insurrection simon Bowler
Jezebel Marina Albert
John & Meryl – “Pilot” Jimmy Prosser
Knots + Crosses Matthew McCraw
Land of Tiny Trees Audra Gorman
Liberty Chris Cartusciello
Little Red John Kirk & Erik Gardner
Lost Kids Molly Gerth
Mark Twain’s ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ Rikki Stinnette
Matanzas Piotr Kaszuba
Men Like Gods Vincent DeVito
Musketeers: Liberation Andrew Judge
Napoleon: The Age of Revolution Kevin Karp
Nights of Wonder Carla Kanthak
Nottingham Karl Archer
Oath Paul Frank
Oscar Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ Michael Quintana
Our Own Particular Little Brother Susanne Pride Notman
Out of the Sea Luke Hart-Moynihan & Chris Hart-Moynihan
Patrick’s Road Terry Crist
Peter Pan Returns Josh Wallace
Pink Noir Matt Schutt
Powderkeg Denise Meyers
Ragged Dick Anthony Coote
Renfield Marc Morgenstern
Rikki Tikki Tavi Tobe Roberts
Roadmen: The Ridiculously True Story of the 1904 Tour de France Carla Miles
Rosie the Riveter Zac Kish
Ryder’s Escape Rich Duisenberg
Sand Creek jane paulson
Sarah, Soldier Cara Winter
Saving America Michael Lederer
SCARLET Keaton McGruder
Sedger Mor Catherine Wright
Serpent Queen Nikki Cole
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World” Nur Shireen & Talib binti Zulkernian
Sir Ivanhoe Douglas Kissock
Slushy: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell Jordan Riley
South J. Ernesto Dominguez
Stitched D.L.C. Heslop
Taking the Fall Sean Flaherty
Tarbell’s Men Mary Keating
That Sister Thang Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen & Dale Winton
The Argonauts: Heroes of Greece Scott Robert Waldvogel & Matt DeMartini
The Bronte Girls Caroline Franklin
The Bundy Tapes Thomas Banuelos
The Call of Cthulhu Adam Baker
The Country Wife Micah Delhauer
The Dark Trail Mack Lewis
The Doctor Within Jeffrey Swerdan
The Fall of the House of Usher Ronald Ecker
The First and Last King of America Richard Guimond
The First Detective James Spector
The Golem Daniel Flint
The Heresy of Galileo Charles Valenza
The Hollyhock Club Sarah James
The Interrogation of Peter Pan In Hee Hong
The Island of Doctor Moreau Tim Mihocik
The Legend of the Forty Thieves Scott Hamilton
The Light Princess Michael Cohn
The Lost Colony Ashley Griggs
The Los Wendy Dominique Hinman
The Machine – “Pilot” Cory Greeson
The Maharaja – “Pilot” Amar Rehal
The Michigan Assassin Mohummad Humza Elahi
The Most Dangerous Game Paul da Silva
The Patsy Martin Bernard Foley
The Pimpernel Douglas Kissock
The Portent Esther Agulian Carr
The Prisoner of Zenda Laura Miller
The Profile of Dorian Gray Alexandra Timmer
The Quarter Jenna St. John
The Resurrectionists Travis Opgenorth
The Sacring Eric LaRocca
The Silver Screen J.J. Bitters
The Star Jonathan Medici
The Tallest of Tales Drew Wagner
The Unholy Three Simon Tatum
The Winnipeg Wolf Alex Petroff
The Witch of Pungo J Darin Wales
The Wolfsbane Mark Baltrinic
The Yellow King Maceo Greenberg & Laura Picklesimer
Theseus: King of Athens Matthew Russo
Tillie David Chester & Blake Pinter
Transatlantic Traffick Maggie Tsavaris
Ulys B. E. Marvis
Unfit (aka 4F) Daniel Boddicker
Velveteen Curtain- “Rabbit Feet” Leigh Cantero
Villette Marjory Kaptanoglu
Walt Whitman Dan Sonnett
Wayland the Smith Jeff Hammer
When the World was Square Irwin Greenstein
White Night:Survivors of Jonestown Alex Smith & Betty Stafford
William Shakespeare’s The Wiener King Danny Glasgow
Wonderland Carolyn Johnson
Wonderland Ted Wilkes
Yellow Zara Meerza
Young Aleister Crowley Greg Wayne
Zenda Paul Mendelson & Paul Alexander

Updated: 08/02/2018
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