GREAT Exposure for Contest Winners & Finalists!
      Directory| Upcoming| Contest Queue| Contest Comments| Rate Contests| Best Contests 2018| Contest Discounts|

Subscribe to WinningScriptsPRO

Nantucket Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition

Contact

68 Jay St., Suite 319
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 480-1900 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Daniela Bajar, Film Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

The Nantucket Film Festival - unique in its dedication to supporting and promoting the art of screenwriting - launched the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition in 1996. The Festival's screenwriting focus was inspired by Nantucket's rich history as a writer's retreat and is one of the main reasons for the event's distinction as an important cultural institution.

The competition is named after the late Winston ''Tony'' Cox, former Showtime Networks Chairman and longtime Nantucket summer resident. Throughout his career, Cox was devoted to highlighting the important role of the writer in bringing high-quality original content to cable television. Tony's legacy has helped establish a prestigious reputation for the Competition whose highly vetted finalists command notice from producers and development executives nation wide. Previous Competition jurors include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lili Taylor, Tom McCarthy, Diana Ossana, Bobby and Peter Farrelly, Stanley Tucci, Rosie Perez, Kit Carson, Greg Mottola, Nancy Tenenbaum, Nancy Savoca, Lee Daniels, Anthony Swofford, and Donna Giglotti.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 03/12/2018

Notification: Early June

Rules

Eligibility Requirements for SCRIPT submissions:
  • Feature screenplays must be standard feature length (80-125 pages);
  • Short screenplays must be 40 pages or shorter;
  • Episodic pilot screenplays must be standard TV length (21-30 pages for 30 min shows and 42-60 pages for one hour shows);
  • TV screenplays must be for an original show. We do not accept spec screenplays for or spinoffs of existing shows;
  • We do not accept scripts for Reality TV shows;
  • Multiple episodes for a TV series should be entered to the competition individually;
  • Screenplays must be standard U.S. format only;
  • Screenplays must not have been produced;
  • Collaborations are welcome.
  • Screenplays must be in English;
  • Screenplays must be completed by entry deadline. Screenplays must be submitted electronically via email at submissions@nantucketfilmfestival.org or www.withoutabox.com;
  • Screenplays must have a title page; which includes only the title. Please Note: THE APPLICANT'S NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON THE COVER OR ANY OTHER PAGE OF THE SCREENPLAY. JUDGES MUST NOT BE AWARE OF THE ENTRANT'S NAME. SCREENPLAYS THAT INCLUDE THE APPLICANT’S NAME ON THE COVER OR IN THE BODY OF THE SCREENPLAY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED.
  • Entry must include an application. Keep a copy of your completed application form for reference;
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant, provided separate applications and submission fees accompany each entry;

Awards

Please see website.

Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition

Contact

68 Jay St., Suite 319
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 480-1900 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Daniela Bajar, Film Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest Comments

This page is restricted to registered members only.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!

MovieBytes Login

Forget your password? Never got one? You can have one emailed to you immediately by clicking here.

Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition

Contact

68 Jay St., Suite 319
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 480-1900 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Daniela Bajar, Film Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Stephen Garvey and George R. Bradshaw Win Inaugural TriggerStreet.com Screenplay of the Year Contest

Stephen Garvey and George R. Bradshaw's screenplay "9/11 Kevin" was announced as winner of the inaugural TriggerStreet.com Screenplay of the Year Contest, and will receive a staged reading before a live audience at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Nantucket Film Festival in June.

"9/11 Kevin" was selected from over two thousand TriggerStreet.com scripts, culminating from three levels of juried criticism - TriggerStreet members, contest partner ScriptShark, an L.A.-based professional script coverage service, and Nantucket Film Festival directors.

Founded in 2002 by Dana Brunetti and two-time Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, TriggerStreet.com aims to give undiscovered filmmakers and screenwriters-who may lack industry connections or the funding necessary to promote themselves-an interactive platform where they can showcase their work and receive feedback from their peers. The Nantucket Film Festival's longstanding focus on the art of screenwriting and dedication to discovering new talent made them an ideal partner.

Garvey and Bradshaw's past accomplishments include First Place in the One-In-Ten Screenplay Competition, and finalist placements in the Academy Foundations Nicholl Fellowship, Project Greenlight, The Fade-In Awards and Scriptalooza.

"We're incredibly grateful to TriggerStreet.com and The Nantucket Film Festival for this opportunity," said Garvey, "We're sick of reading the script back and forth to each other and can't wait to hear it read by real actors in front of an audience."

"9/11 Kevin" is described as the inspirational tale of a September 11th survivor who breathes life, love and happiness into a rundown New England town...and the two men who hate him. The reading, directed by Jace Alexander ("Rescue Me"), will be performed Saturday, June 18th, from 2-4 pm at Bennet Hall.

This year's Nantucket Film Festival will also feature celebrity appearances by screenwriting honoree Steve Martin, Ben Stiller, Steve Buscemi, and Luke and Owen Wilson, whose "Wendall Baker Story" will close the festival.

Updated: 06/02/2005
Bookmark and Share

Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition

Contact

68 Jay St., Suite 319
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 480-1900 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Daniela Bajar, Film Program Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 1 star (1.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 5    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

Zero interviews found. If you've finished first, second, or third in this competition, we'd like to interview you.

[Script Pipeline]
[Script Pipeline]