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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: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 198    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/01/2017

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

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: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 198    
Have you entered?
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: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 198    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Producer Requests

Updated: 01/10/2017

Bohemia Group Originals Options Two Scriptapalooza Winners

Bohemia Group Originals, a management company, recently optioned two Scriptapalooza winners, the 2016 winning script, a historical drama, Battle, by Aaron Brophy as well runner-up, The Clock Maker, a fun action packed script by Dan Schmidt.

Updated: 12/01/2016

Scriptapalooza Shorts Requested by Producers

Updated: 11/03/2016

Scriptapalooza Interviews Top 3 Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their top 3 contest winners, including Grand Prize Winner Aaron Brophy.

Updated: 10/25/2016

Scriptapalooza Names $10,000 Contest Winner

Aaron Brophy's Battle has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/02/2016

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: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 198    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

An interview with Mark Andrushko regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Q: Who sponsors this contest, and what is their background in the industry? When was the contest founded?

A: The competition is sponsored by Write Brothers, the leading software for screenwriters.

Scriptapalooza was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping as many writers as possible through the competition. The participants that are involved are production companies and literary representatives that are eager to be introduced to new voices. Past participants have included A Band Apart, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Disney, just to name a few. A complete list of participants is on Scriptapalooza’s website. We are a “hands on” competition because we feel it is important to continue supporting the top 13 scripts (3 winners and 10 runners-up) beyond the cash and prizes.

Q: What role do you play personally in the adminstration of the contest?

A: I'm the President of Scriptapalooza. I handle all the 60 production companies, agents and managers that read all the material that comes in. Basically, I overlook everything on a daily basis.

Q: Have any of the winning scripts from the contest been sold or produced?

A: Yes, too many to list here, but here's a few.

Our 3rd place winner, Robert Gelber from 2004 sold to Level 1 Entertainment for low-against mid-six figures.

We have optioned over 50 scripts and have gotten hundreds of writers agents, managers and meetings.

Actually the best thing for a writer to do is to go to our website and look under the link called HEADLINES.

Q: Who judges the early rounds of the competition? What are their qualifications? Who judges the final rounds?

A: All the reading is done by over 60 producers, managers and agents. They come to us asking for material and this is how they get involved.

These people in development should be reading these scripts, they are in the decision making, not you and I...it's completely pointless if a reader/intern/hired help is reading the script.

Scriptapalooza brings the script right to the source, the people that can either buy, option or sell your script.

Q: Do the early-round judges read the entire script, or do they stop after a certain number of pages?

A: Our judges do read the entire script because they have to fill out an one-sheet to give back to us on the script.

Q: Are the judges looking for any specific type of script? Are scripts of a certain genre more likely to do well?

A: We deal with so many judges that we cover all the genres. We do have certain judges that only want comedies or horror...and we cater to them.

Q: What do you do promote your winning writers, and to publicize their scripts?

A: Scriptapalooza is unique because we promote the winning scripts for an entire year. Also, we promote the Semifinalists and above, meaning if you're a Scriptapalooza semifinalist, your logline will be sent to all our contacts...everyone. So, if you win 1st place or if your a semifinalist you pretty much get the same exposure.

We work for the writer, period.

Q: What advice can you offer to writers entering your contest?

A: Make sure your script is in screenplay format and please make sure you submit your best script possible. Also, remember that Scriptapalooza gets thousands of scripts each year and this competition is very difficult, it's not easy to win. It's very competitive.

Posted Thursday, December 28, 2006