Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Shore Scripts Feature

Contact

LA & London,

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

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Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Objective

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?
  • 19 Oscar & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions.
  • 116 Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts.
  • 70+ Directors are on our roster to read the best Feature screenplays.
  • $17K in Cash to giveaway to 2020’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes.
  • There will be 7 New Genre Prizes in 2020! Best Action/Adventure, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Family Screenplay, Best Sci-Ii, Best Thriller, and Best Horror.
  • Plus, every writer who enters receives a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.
  • We’ve helped 65+ Writers gain representation, option, sell and have their screenplays produced. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/31/2020

Notification: 10th December 2020

Rules

Feature scripts should be within 80-120 Pages.

RULES, FAQ’s & MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

Awards

  • $10,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner
  • $1000 to each of our 7 Genre Prize Winners.
  • Best Action/Adventure Screenplay
  • Best Comedy Screenplay
  • Best Drama Screenplay
  • Best Family Screenplay
  • Best Sci-Fi Screenplay
  • Best Thriller Screenplay
  • Best Horror Screenplay
  • Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers.
  • Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster.
  • Script development with Shore Scripts.
  • Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.
  • Each of our 8 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.

Top 5 Finalists in each Genre category - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also get the choice of receiving a FREE Pass to one of these film festivals:
  • RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON
  • VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • FLICKERFEST, SYDNEY

Shore Scripts Feature

Contact

LA & London,

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Pearse Lehane

An interview with screenwriter Pearse Lehane regarding the Shore Scripts Writing Competition.


Pearse Lehane
Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: "Get Me This William Shakespeare"

The year is 1944, the place: Hollywood, California.

We’re entering a secret world of cover-ups, blackmail and extortion. This is the beat of private detective (and aspiring screenwriter) Walt Werth. He works for MGM, protecting it’s stars from accusations of sexual misconduct, drug addiction, tax evasion and, worst of all: socialism.

Walt does this by any means necessary: character assassination, theft, blackmail, forgery, extortion. In a word, when millions of dollars of the studio’s money is on the line, anything goes to protect that investment. Walt’s boss is the legendary son-of-a-bitch Harvey Steinwein, head of Patriotic Productions at MGM – a man who puts Winston Churchill on hold. The man who has just fixed the Oscars.

When Walt discovers that (the culturally illiterate) Steinwein thinks William Shakespeare is still alive, he decides to run an impossible con – and bring Shakespeare to Hollywood … literally. Walt will take on the persona of William Shakespeare and pitch the Bard’s scripts to Steinwein, bagging an exclusive, million dollar contract along the way. His plan is a simple one – but not without bloody complications, and when the bodies start piling up Walt Werth finds himself in the middle of a real life, self-authored tragedy. Walt Werth is about to discover that no matter what lies you spin in Hollywood, you never really know who’s being played and who’s the player, until its game over.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I entered because of the heavyweight judging panel.

“Get Me This William Shakespeare” was a finalist at the 2013 Sacramento International Film Festival, a semi-finalist at the 2013 VisionFest Feature Screenwriting Competition and a 2012 Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist.

Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes, yes and yes.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: Approximately 5-6 months. At the centre of the story is a lie wrapped in a con buiried under a hustle. Therefore, it took a lot of outline writing before I had the confidence to embark on draft 1. Because the action had to be airtight, in the end there were probably 6-8 drafts before I sent it out to competitions, then another 5-6 more after receiving feedback from the readers.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: Final Draft.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I don't write every day, but when I do I keep business hours, 9-5.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: Yes. I drink.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I'm a TV producer and director, with a background in factual and entertainment. I have written two other screenplays, both of which lie on the bottom of the shredder.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: No and no.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm working on the sequel to "Get Me This William Shakespeare", and am developing a comedy series for UK TV.

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Contact

LA & London,

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
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