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Acclaim Film

Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

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Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
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Objective

To introduce writers to the decision makers in film and multimedia markets. Top script receives $1,000 and ALL competition winners and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts read by established production companies and agents.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/24/2017

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Rules

  • Open to all writers 18 and over.
  • Work must be original material of the author(s).
  • Must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.
  • Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
  • Include separate form for each entry.
  • Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.
  • Feature length scripts of any genre accepted.
  • Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
  • WGA registration is recommended but not required.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals.
  • Electronic submissions accepted

Awards

First Place, $1,000.

Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Acclaim Names 2017 TV and Film Contest Winners

Cara Hanson's romantic comedy Fourth Down and Love took top honors in the Acclaim feature screenplay category, while Josh Bressler's Playing By Ear, a pilot centered around a jazz genius, won the pilot/MOW contest. Matt Kenny's TV spec for Archer, Registered Sexy Offender won the TV spec contest.

Updated: 07/18/2017

Acclaim Film Names Fall/Winter 2016 Contest Winners

FLAWED by Alma Murray Dunham has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter 2016 Acclaim Film Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 02/18/2017

Acclaim Names Spring/Summer 2016 Film Script Winners

Blood Trigger by Ron Podell has been named the winner of the 2016 Acclaim Film Script Competition.

Updated: 08/09/2016

Acclaim Names Fall/Winter 2015 Screenplay Winners

MENAGERIE, by Diana Mitchell & Linda Mitchell, has been named the winner of the 2015 Fall/Winter Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 04/12/2016

Acclaim Names 2015 Spring/Summer Film & TV Contest Winners

Acclaim has announced their Film and TV Contest Winners for Spring/Summer 2015.

Updated: 08/18/2015

Acclaim Film

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 23    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Kim Townsel

An interview with screenwriter Kim Townsel regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.

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

A: JET LAG is the story of two functioning substance abusers who fall in love despite their many differences.

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 liked that ACCLAIM was based in Florida. I had just moved from California back to Alabama. JET LAG made its maiden voyage into contest land in 2006 and won ACCLAIM and placed in Screenplay Festival, Austin, PAGE International, WriteMovies/TalentScout, and Scriptapalooza. The novel version of JET LAG, which I wrote prior to the screenplay, placed in the WriteMovies/TalentScout.

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

A: I am very satisfied. Frank Drouzas emailed me and was very complimentary of the script. He was always responsive to any question I had. I believe I had the check within a week's time. JET LAG was placed on InkTip and had exposure to hundreds of companies.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: I can't remember about the feedback. Sorry, I am about two years behind my correspondence. I truly just now read feedback from another 2006 contest.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I wasn't contacted by anyone to market or move JET LAG; it's LEAVING LAS VEGAS crashes into A STAR IS BORN. Some extraordinarily passionate people will have to push this project. I knew that when I began submitting it. I am just thrilled that Frank and other contest directors and readers "get" the story. The subject matter is pretty gritty. I feel like I let ACCLAIM down by not giving them a box-office baby but I am so proud of them for promoting independent visions.

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

A: I'm a National Board Certified teacher with a 4.0 Master's who was married to a long hair Los Angeles musician& but all that happened after I wrote JET LAG. In 1998, I was living in Alabama and supposed to be working on my Master's. My kids kept playing Alice in Chains and Soundgarden while I wrote philosophy papers, and the muse vomited JET LAG on me. I word-processed it and shoved it under the bed. When I moved to California, I got involved in a writing group. They made me cry when I brought the first 10 pages of JET LAG to the group, but their advice improved it. Over the next three years, I brought ten pages a week. Then a producer friend read the novel and suggested I write it in screenplay format as well.

I wrote VITAMIN SEX which placed in American Zoetrope and Screenplay Festival in 2006. I cowrote DREAMWEAVER with the ex. My first script. CLEAN LIVIN', is based on experiences from when my family owned a cleaning service.

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

A: I loved in Los Angeles for five wonderful years. I would love to move back someday. Right now, I'm in the middle of the woods trying to stay out of the deer's way.

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

A: I'm working on a thriller called PRETTY, in which a trophy wife is being loved to death& literally. I'm adapting my young adult novel into a screenplay. "The Wettest Spring" is about a middle school boy dealing with puberty, percentages, and preteen females. I'm also working on another teen screenplay that's a big secret story . . . shhhhh.

My interview with the fabulous writing team of LEGALLY BLOND, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, and THE HOUSE BUNNY will soon appear in MovieBytes. I'll continue to interview people more famous and talented than I am.

This summer I've become addicted to writing flash fiction and my story, "The Light Man," will appear in Glossolalia.

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2008