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Shore Scripts

Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

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Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
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Objective

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is one of our most recent successes. The film is to be released in Jan 2015 by Warner Bros. Have a look at our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 21 judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 100 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

  • OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +
  • OSCAR NOMINATED WRITER, JEFFREY CAINE - THE CONSTANT GARDENER, GOLDENEYE +
  • BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +
  • AFI WINNER & CANNES PALME D'OR NOMINATED DIRECTOR, RAY LAWRENCE - LANTANA, JINDABYNE +
  • DIRECTOR PHYLLIDA LLOYD - MAMMA MIA, THE IRON LADY
  • LIZA MARSHALL - HEAD OF FILM @ RIDLEY SCOTT'S, SCOTT FREE
  • MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +
  • OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early May 31, 2017 $43 (£35) 5
Regular July 31, 2017 $49 (£40) 66
Late August 31, 2017 $55 ($45) 97

Notification: 10th Nov 2017

Rules

Feature Rules
  • To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be in English.
  • The script must be the writers original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than £20,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
  • We will not accept any new drafts of a script once it has already been entered.
  • If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.
  • Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
  • The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT
  • Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards to the Short Competition. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact@shorescripts.com
  • We accept all genres.
  • The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.
  • If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.
  • Entrants understand that the concept and characters in your script may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Shore Scripts; and that you will not attempt to claim against Shore Scripts, or their associates and judges, at any time.
ADDITIONAL SHORT SCRIPT SUBMISSION RULES
  • Scripts must be within 3-20 Pages.
  • All the above Rules apply.
ADDITIONAL TV TELEPLAY SUBMISSION RULES
  • Script must be within 20-70 Pages.
  • All the above Rules apply.

Awards

FEATURE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
  • $4000 cash (£3200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
2nd Place
  • $1000 cash (£800 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
3rd Place
  • $500 cash (£400 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
4th Place
  • $250 cash (£200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
5th Place
  • Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

SHORT FILM FUND

A production grant of up to $15,000 (£12,100 approx) will be awarded to the winning script.

TV PILOT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
  • $2000 cash (£1600 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
2nd Place
  • $500 cash (£400 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
3rd Place
  • $250 cash (£200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
4th Place
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
5th Place
  • Your script will be sent out to all 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

SHORT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
  • $1000 cash (£800 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
2nd Prize
  • $500 cash (£400 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.
3rd Prize
  • $250 cash (£200 approx)
  • Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
  • Final Draft Version 9 Software
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers & reps can find you.

Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
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Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Updated: 11/30/2016

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Five finalists have been announced in the Feature, TV, and Short Script categories of the 2016 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. Winners will be announced by November 30th.

Updated: 11/10/2016

Shore Scripts Names Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2016 semfinalists.

Updated: 11/05/2016

Shore Scripts Names Quarterfinalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2016 Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script quarterfinalists.

Updated: 10/25/2016

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Updated: 07/01/2016

Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter E.B. Rhee

An interview with screenwriter E.B. Rhee regarding the Shoreline Scripts Writing Competition.

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

A: Script Title: THE ORIENTAL

Description: When a frontier town is threatened by a series of escalating crimes, the primary suspect is a mysterious stranger whose actions force the entire town to confront its own prejudices.

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 happened to read an article about the best screenplay competitions and Shoreline was mentioned as one of them. I saw the caliber of the judges and felt compelled to enter because I wanted to know how my script would fare before a panel of veteran screenwriters, producers and directors who’ve made significant films. With Shoreline, these filmmakers actually read and decide who the winners are. And that’s huge because with a lot of contests, you really don’t know who’s evaluating the scripts. I also entered this script into the Page International Screenwriting Awards and it was a Top 10 Finalist in the Action-Adventure genre.

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. All deadlines and awards were administered promptly. Also, one of the contest's judges, producer Christopher Figg (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN), expressed interest in my script and the contest immediately put me in touch with him. Christopher eventually optioned my script.

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

A: It took about 3 months to write the first draft. Then I set it aside for a while so I could come back and look at it with fresh eyes. I then polished and rewrote it over the course of a few additional months. I did not write an outline as I wanted the freedom to let the characters guide the story as I wrote it. I did about 3 drafts.

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

A: I used Final Draft.

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

A: I write in spurts. Not every day. Sometimes I can literally write for 12 hours straight over several days if I'm in a good flow. Other times I'll write for only 3-4 hours depending on how busy I am. It all depends on if there's a deadline or if something really inspires me.

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

A: I think every writer experiences writer's block at some point. If it happens, I usually take a few days off and avoid looking at the script for a while to get some fresh perspective.

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

A: I got my master's degree from U.S.C. film school. I've written a number of scripts. Most are for feature films but I've also written some TV pilots.

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

A: I live in L.A.

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

A: After I optioned THE ORIENTAL, the producer had some notes for me, so I've been polishing it up. I also have another action-thriller I'm close to finishing.

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012