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Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
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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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/31/2017

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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Updated: 06/30/2017

Shore Scripts Names Contest Winners

Shore Scripts has named their 2016 Feature, TV Pilot & Short script category winners.

Updated: 11/30/2016

Shore Scripts Names Contest Finalists

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

Shore Scripts

Contact

LA & London,

Web: Click here
Email: contact@shorescripts.com

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 14    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Interviews

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