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Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Contact

2355 Westwood Blvd.
#674
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 736-6639 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Stephen Hampton, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
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Objective

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries. We celebrate and share your passion for storytelling by helping to advance the careers of talented screenwriters, connecting our winners with working industry producers, agents, managers, and development executives. This year's contest will also see over $20,000 worth of cash and prizes awards to our winners.

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is committed to fostering new talent and providing opportunity for screenwriters entering the industry to further develop both their craft as well as their careers. We are able to enhance the prospects of emerging screenwriters by honoring only the very finest in screenwriting achievement and encourage all original, artistic, and independent voices to submit your work to be considered alongside some of the country’s as well as the world's very best new talent in cinematic storytelling.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

All persons entering the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest must adhere to the following Competition Rules:

  • All intellectual property rights, ownership, and title to entries submitted remain the property of the entrant. We assume no rights to your work.
  • Entries must be submitted via our online entry form in any of the following formats: .PDF, Final Draft, Movie Magic, Rich Text Format, or Microsoft Word. (You may also choose to submit your script via hardcopy by mail in Step 4 of our online entry form.)
  • Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest.
  • All scripts must be submitted in English.
  • Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
  • All online script entries must be under 10MB in file size.
  • Writers of all ages are eligible to enter the competition, provided that entry does not violate any laws in your jurisdiction.
  • Substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted. If you wish to submit a new draft you will need to enter the script again using our online entry form and pay the appropriate fee.
  • Competition judges, readers, employees of The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter the contest.
  • Screenplays must be the original work of the author, although we do accept adaptations of existing works.
  • Screenplays that have been produced, sold or optioned are still eligible for entry.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • We suggest scripts be written in standard 12-point font.
  • Screenplays will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy.
  • When submitting by mail, please print each page on plain white three-hole-punched paper and bind it with two brads.
  • The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is not responsible for late or lost submissions.
  • Pages must be numbered, not including the title page.
  • Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.
  • Please include a title page on your entry with the following contact information: title of your script, name of the author(s), telephone number and email address.
  • We notify all winners and official finalists by email at the conclusion of the contest at the address provided by the entrant at the time of entry. It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information.
  • It is the winners' responsibility to redeem corresponding prizes from us or any third party sponsors or partners by responding to our winners notification email in a timley fashion with your current mailing address or any additional requested contact information. Prizes that go unredeemed after 90 days from the conslusion of the contest will not be delivered.
  • By submitting your work to the contest, you agree that you have read and understand all of the contest rules and agree to hold us, our company, our employees, and partners harmless from all claims or liabilities.
  • Scripts should adhere to the following length guidelines:

    Feature Scripts: 70 - 150 pages
    Short Scripts: Under 70 pages
    Television Scripts: 20 - 75 pages
    Stage Plays: 20-120 pages
    Treatments / Concepts: Under 10 pages

Awards

Over 20,000 in Cash and Prizes!

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Contact

2355 Westwood Blvd.
#674
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 736-6639 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Stephen Hampton, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Contact

2355 Westwood Blvd.
#674
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 736-6639 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Stephen Hampton, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Beverly Hills Announces 2014 Contest Winners

Land That We Love, by Julian Renner, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 02/02/2015

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Announces Results

Nattalia Lea's Bitumen Blues has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 02/07/2014

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Contact

2355 Westwood Blvd.
#674
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 736-6639 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Stephen Hampton, Festival Director

Report Card

Overall: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (2.2/5.0)
Signficance: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Phillip Hardy

An interview with screenwriter Phillip Hardy regarding the Beverly Hills Screenplay Writing Competition.


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

A: Title: "Once Upon A Time In LA"

2013 Gold Medal Winner at Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.

Logline:

A psychologist loses her sister in a car accident, adopts her sibling’s teenage son, moves to LA and is stalked by one of her new patients, who may be imitating the Boston Strangler

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 read some solid reviews about the contest and reviewed their website, which is professional. This script also has competed in Blue Cat, Screencraft and Fresh Voices and got some good coverage from Blue Cat.

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, they met all there deadlines and I received things in a timely fashion.

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

A: I normally take about three weeks to write a first draft, which was the case with OUATILA. The version I entered was a second draft. My process begins with a logline and a one to two page synopsis. My first drafts follow the synopsis, with many more scenes springing up during the script writing process. More recently, I've experimented with loose outlines where I list ideas for lots of scenes, some of which I use and some not. I don't subscribe to the generally accepted philosophy of multiple rewrites. However, I have recently done spot rewrites for a producer who has offered some great suggestions on three of my scripts. He optioned all three of these scripts, so collaboration was a good way to improve my work.

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 only use Final Draft.

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

A: I have no set time. When I'm in the zone, I can go for hours. I don't believe in being too regimented about the process. However, if you have good up front organizational abilities and a solid outline for where you want your story to go, the rest should creative and at times improvisational.

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

A: I don't suffer writer's block. However, writing the first ten pages of any script is generally the most difficult part of the process for me.

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

A: I've written a dozen or more screenplays, two books and one television show. I was recently hired for a writing team creating a pilot for a European action/adventure. The work begins in October 2014. This year, I have won or placed well in 8 festivals and screenplay contests.

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

A: I lived in Los Angeles most of my life but recently moved to Austin Texas. I have no immediate plans to move back to LA and love Central Texas.

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

A: I am writing a nighttime soap opera pilot in September and an action pilot in October. I am working with producers on both of these projects. I am attending Austin Indie Flix Showcase in September, where my screenplay about J.D. Salinger is a finalist. I also plan on attending the Austin Film Festival in October. I am also working with producer Steve Roeder on finding a studio to produce my action/thriller "Gina Jericho".

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014