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Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

Contact

Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

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Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO
MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 202    
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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 202    
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 Names Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their Top 30 finalists for 2016.

Updated: 08/19/2016

Scriptapalooza Names Short Script Winners

Found Dead by Simon Lystral has been named the winner of the 2016 Scriptapalooza Short Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 08/09/2016

Scriptapalooza Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2016 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/01/2016

Scriptapalooza Names Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has named their 2016 Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists.

Updated: 07/27/2016

Scriptapalooza Winner in Theaters

Scriptapalooza's 2006 Grand Prize Winning screenplay, "Can't Live With 'Em" has been produced under the title "Love Addict", and will be released in theaters in 10 U.S. cities on Friday, May 13.

Updated: 05/09/2016

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist Has Screenplay Optioned

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist Richard Willett, who wrote the 2015 runner-up screenplay THE FLID SHOW, has had his script 9/10 optioned by producer David Kassin Fried.

Updated: 04/18/2016

Scriptapalooza announces 2016 Producer Requests

Scriptapalooza has announced their latest batch of producer script requests.

Updated: 02/10/2016
HollywoodIQ:

Scriptapalooza Tips for Screenwriters

Scriptaplooza President Mark Andrushko has a list of do's and don'ts for entering Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts, and other contests, too.

Updated: 01/31/2016

Scriptapalooza Interviews Top Screenplay Winners for 2015

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their 2015 top 3 finishers: Arthur Fishel, Shane McCabe, and Leslie Farrell.

Updated: 09/27/2015

Scriptapalooza Names Contest Winner

Arthur Fishel's horror script Diary of a Jesuit has been named the First Place, $10,000 Winner of the 2015 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/08/2015

Scriptapalooza Names Finalists

Scriptapalooza has named their 2015 Contest Finalists.

Updated: 08/23/2015

Scriptapalooza Names Semifinalists

The Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition has named their 2015 Semifinalists.

Updated: 08/08/2015

Scriptapalooza Names Quarterfinalists

The 2015 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has announced their Quarterfinalists.

Updated: 08/04/2015

Scriptapalooza Announces Latest Producer Requests

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has announced their latest producer requests.

Updated: 01/15/2015

Scriptapalooza Interviews Top Screenplay Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their 2014 top 3 finishers: Tom Morris, Michael McQuade, and Cynthia Chapman.

Updated: 09/25/2014

Scriptapalooza Names Contest Winners

Elephant in the Room by Tom Morris has been named the 1st Place Winner of the 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/13/2014

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their top 30 finalists for 2014.

Updated: 08/29/2014

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Semifinalists

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has announced their 2014 Semifinalists.

Updated: 08/18/2014

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their Quarterfinalists for 2014.

Updated: 08/06/2014

Scriptapalooza Producer Requests 2014

Scriptapalooza has announced a number of finalist script requests.

Updated: 01/08/2014

2011 Scriptapalooza Runner-Up Script Turned Into Novel

Tim Dankanich, a 2011 Scriptapalooza Runner Up, has turned his screenplay Old Hag Syndrome into a novel.

Updated: 10/23/2013

Scriptapalooza Posts Video Interviews with Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with 1st Place Winner Jordan Rane, as well 2nd and 3rd place finishers Bennett Rea and Kate Douglas.

Updated: 09/25/2013

Scriptapalooza Announces 2013 Contest Winners

Jordan Rane's Goat has been named the 1st Place Winner of the 2013 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/03/2013

Scriptapalooza Announces Top 30 Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their top 30 screenplays for 2013.

Updated: 08/21/2013

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2013 Screenplay Contests semifinalists.

Updated: 08/08/2013

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced thier screenplay quarterfinalists for 2013.

Updated: 08/03/2013

Scriptapalooza Contestant Publishes Novel, Sets up Film

Scriptapalooza contestant Vasilios Bouzas has adapted his script as a novel entitled THE CURSE, and has set up the project up as a film with Australian production company Momofilms.

Updated: 01/17/2013

Scriptapalooza Runner-up Setup at FilmEngine

Allan Durand's Willie Francis Must Die Again has been setup at FilmEngine. The script was a runner-up in the 2008 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 01/08/2013

Yet More Scriptapalooza Producer Requests ...

Scriptapalooza has announced additional producer requests for their recent contest-winning screenplays.

Updated: 12/20/2012

More Scriptapalooza Producer Requests

Scriptapalooza has announced additional producer requests for their recent contest-winning screenplays.

Updated: 12/12/2012

Scriptapalooza Announces Producer Requests

Scriptapalooza has announced the following producer requests for their recent contest-winning screenplays.

Updated: 12/03/2012

Scriptapalooza Names Grand Prize Winner

Half-Life by Debra Hershkowitz has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/03/2012

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their Screenplay Contest Finalists for 2012.

Updated: 08/16/2012

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2012 Screenplay Competition semifinalists.

Updated: 08/06/2012

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2012 Screenplay Quarterfinalists:

Updated: 07/31/2012

Scriptapalooza Finalist signs 5 picture deal

2011 Scriptapalooza Runner-Up Peter Fedorenko, who wrote THE DARK REACHES, has just signed a 5 picture production/world wide sales deal with Intandem Films of London.

Updated: 03/16/2012

Scriptapalooza Fields More Scripts Requests

Intrigue Entertainment, Foremost Films, The Bauer Company and more have requested scripts from Scriptapalooza.

Updated: 01/25/2012

Requests from Producers Flood Scriptapalooza

Foremost Films, Katz Films, Abrams Artists and others have frequested scripts from Scriptapalooza this year.

Updated: 01/07/2012

Interview with Mark Andrushko: An Inside Look at the Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

Mark Andrushko Originally from Chicago, Mark packed his bags up 20 years ago and headed to Hollywood to become the next Brad Pitt, but the acting didn't work out, but staying in the Hollywood machine did. Along with co-founder, Genevieve Cibor, also a Chicago native, they changed the way screenwriting competitions were ran. Listing the actual names and companies of their contacts on Scriptapalooza's website instead of the mysterious "industry professionals" created a wave through the world of screenwriting competitions. Others soon followed suit but Scriptapalooza was ahead of the pack by truly caring for the writers interest.

Updated: 10/13/2011

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd and 3rd Place Finishers

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their 2011 contest 2nd and 3rd place winners Mike Jones and Ted Adams.

Updated: 10/04/2011

Scriptapalooza 1st Place Winner Published as a Novel

The Trial of Alex Lord, Grand Prize Winner of the 2002 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition, has been adapted into a novel.

Updated: 09/09/2011

Scriptapalooza Interviews First Place Winner John Woodard

Scriptapalooza has posted a video interview with John Woodard, whose script The Floating of Hayes was named their 2011 First Place Winner.

Updated: 09/09/2011

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winner

John Woodard's The Floating of Hayes has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/25/2011

Scriptapalooza Announces 2011 Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their Screenplay Competition finalists for 2011.

Updated: 08/18/2011

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2011 semifinalists.

Updated: 08/09/2011

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Updated: 07/29/2011

Scriptaplalooza 2nd Place Finisher Optioned by Skyline Pictures

David Jagernauth's Second Born, second place finisher in the recent Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition, has been optioned by Skyline Pictures.

Updated: 05/12/2011

MovieMaker.com Interview Scriptapalooza Winners

Scriptapalooza's top three finishers from 2010, Andrew James Carter, David Jagernauth and Brien Kelly, are interviewed by MovieMaker.com.

Updated: 02/28/2011

Scriptapalooza Reports Script Requests

Updated: 02/10/2011

Seven more producers request material from Scriptapalooza

Producers are requesting the top scripts from the most recent Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 01/20/2011

Scriptapalooza Interviews Feature Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their Contest winners Andrew James Carter, David Jagernauth, and Brien Kelly.

Updated: 11/17/2010

Scriptapalooza Announces Grand Prize Winner

Andrew James Carter's Juice has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/20/2010

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2010 Screenwriting Contest finalists.

Updated: 08/12/2010

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2010 Screenwriting Contest semfinalists.

Updated: 08/05/2010

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their quarterfinalists for 2010.

Updated: 07/23/2010

PitchFest interviews Scriptapalooza Founder

PitchFest interviews Scriptapalooza Founder Mark Andrushko.

Updated: 03/29/2010

MovieMaker.com: Can Scriptapalooza Launch Your Career?

Scriptapalooza prides itself on being one of the top screenwriting competitions currently active. But it's not all about prize money with Scriptapalooza (though there is that; the first place winner gets $10,000).

Updated: 03/17/2010

Scriptapalooza Interviewed by View From Here Magazine

Meet Mark Andrushko, founder and chief executive magician of Scriptapalooza,

Updated: 01/25/2010

Scriptapalooza Celebrates Twelve Years of Helping Screenwriters Break into 'The Biz'

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition is celebrating its twelfth year. Growing consistently year after year since its inception in 1998, Scriptapalooza has helped participating writers option over 40 scripts, get representation and move their careers in the right direction.

Updated: 12/16/2009

Scriptapalooza Interviews 1st Place Winner John Todd

Scriptapalooza interviews John Todd, winner of their 2009 screenwriting competition with his script Madam I'm Adam.

Updated: 11/09/2009

Scriptapalooza 1st Place Winner Optioned by The Ladd Company

John Todd's Madam I'm Adam, winner of the 2009 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition, has been optioned by The Ladd Company.

Updated: 10/27/2009

Scriptapalooza Announces 2009 Contest Winner

John Todd's Madam I'm Adam has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/19/2009

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Finalists

Finalists have been named for the 2009 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/14/2009

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been named for the 2009 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/10/2009

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2009 Screenplay Quarterfinalists.

Updated: 08/02/2009

Scriptapalooza 2005 1st Place Winner sells movie at Cannes

Patrick Andrew O'Connor, writer of The Break-Up Artist, Scriptapalooza 2005 1st Place Winner has sold his film at the Cannes Film Festival to Lightning Media.

Updated: 06/19/2009

Scriptapalooza featured in BusinessWeek Magazine

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition is featured in BusinessWeek's SmallBiz Magazine. The final deadline for this year's competition is April 15th.

Updated: 03/19/2009

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist interviewed in Arizona Newspaper

Brian Hill, a 2008 Scriptapalooza semifinalist, who wrote DOG MAGIC has been interviewed by the Arizona Republic.

Updated: 02/24/2009

Scriptapalooza Runner-Up Interviewed by Champaign News-Gazette

Christian Heinze always wanted to be a writer. As a kid he wrote short stories and even a family newspaper. However, his father, then a business professor at Chico State University, discouraged his son from a career as an author and encouraged him to instead consider a lucrative and secure profession.

Updated: 01/13/2009

Scriptapalooza Past Winners Optioned and Produced

Several former Scriptapalooza winners and runners-ups have had scripts optioned in recent months.

Updated: 11/25/2008

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2008 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza interviews 1st Place winner Matt Umbarger, 2nd Place winners Damian Lahey and Ian Ogden, and 3rd Place winner Heather Regnier.

Updated: 10/27/2008

Scriptapalooza Announces Winner

Scriptapalooza has announced Matt Umbarger's The Terminals as the First Place winner of their 2008 Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/18/2008

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 30 top finalists for 2008.

Updated: 08/13/2008

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has announced their 2008 Semifinalists.

Updated: 08/04/2008

Scriptapalooza Announces 2008 Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2008 Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists.

Updated: 07/30/2008

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist Set to Make Film with Glenn Close

"I sent the script to Glenn, who had just moved to Maine and for whom I had written a small part," Scriptapalooza semifinalist and Maine resident Ben Monaghan recalls via an e-mail interview with FilmStew. "Six months later, I got a call from Glenn out of the blue. She loved it and wanted to meet that afternoon, which we did. You can only imagine how surreal that was."

Updated: 03/13/2008

Over 100 producers, agents and managers involved with Scriptapalooza

Scriptapalooza is proud to announce that over 100 producers, managers and agents are onboard to read every script that comes in for the 10th Annual Competition.

Updated: 03/05/2008

Shot at stardom

Newspaper interviews Scriptapalooza semifinalist.

Updated: 01/16/2008

Scriptapalooza Semifinalist set for non-Profit Production through IFP

Scriptapalooza interviews Eric D. Howell, a Scriptapalooza seminfinalist for Ana's Playground, who has decided to shoot his film not-for-profit with IFP.

Updated: 12/14/2007

Scriptapalooza 2003 Semifinalist's movie airs on Lifetime Network

Queen Sized set to air on Lifetime Television January 5, 2008.

Updated: 10/31/2007

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2007 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza interviews 1st Place winners Brian Price & Samuel W. Gailey, 2nd Place winner Matt Billingsly, and 3rd Place winner Paul Chepikian.

Updated: 09/08/2007

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Announces Winners

Brian Price & Samuel W. Gailey of Los Angeles have captured the $10,000 1st Place Prize in the 9th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/15/2007

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their top 30 finalists for 2007.

Updated: 08/13/2007

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their semifinalists for 2007.

Updated: 08/06/2007

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2007 Quarterfinalists.

Updated: 07/31/2007

Scriptapalooza 1st Place Winner Optioned

Scriptapalooza's 2006 1st place winner, CAN'T LIVE WITH 'EM by Chris Pentzell has been optioned by Bullet Heart Productions.

Updated: 05/03/2007

Scriptapalooza Winning Script In Production with Porchlight Entertainment & Lifetime Network

“The credit of being an award winner of Scriptapalooza got the script in the door to the ‘readers’ – first line of defense for Hollywood,” says Craig Clyde, “I wouldn't have gotten it read by Joe Broido at Porchlight without the Scriptapalooza connection!”

Updated: 02/22/2007

Writers Guild of Canada Endorses Scriptapalooza

Rebecca Schecter, President of the Writers’ Guild of Canada officially announced that the Guild will support Scriptapalooza.

Updated: 01/14/2007

Scriptapalooza mentioned on CNN

Scriptapalooza has scored a mention on CNN.com's Entertainment Buzz stories.

Updated: 09/08/2006

Scriptapalooza Interviews $10,000 First Place Winner Chris Pentzell

Scriptapalooza interviews writer Chris Pentzell, whose script Can't Live With 'Em was the $10,000 first place winner in the 2006 Scriptapalooza competition.

Updated: 09/02/2006

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place winner Steve Oppenheimer

Scriptapalooza interviews writer Steve Oppenheimer, whose script The Patriot Act finished 2nd in the 2006 Scriptapalooza competition.

Updated: 09/01/2006

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd place winner Keli Rowley

Scriptapalooza interviews writer Keli Rowley, whose script Danny LongLegs finished 3rd in the 2006 Scriptapalloza competition.

Updated: 09/01/2006

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winners

Chris Pentzell's Can’t Live With ‘Em has been named the winner of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/15/2006

Scriptapalooza Announces Top 30

Scriptapalooza has announced the top 30 Finalists of their screenplay competition.

Updated: 08/10/2006

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their screenwriting contest semifinalists from among 3600 total entries.

Updated: 07/31/2006

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced 336 quarterfinalists from among 3600 total entries.

Updated: 07/29/2006

Scriptapalooza Finalists Optioned

Several Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition finalists have been optioned.

Updated: 12/05/2005

2004 Contest Winner Hired to Rewrite Script for DisneyToon Studios

Patrick Andrew O'Connor, the first place winner of the 6th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition was hired by DisneyToon Studios to rewrite one of their major upcoming animated movies.

Updated: 10/12/2005

Scriptapalooza Interviews 1st Place Winner Rawle Brown

Scriptapalooza interviews their 2005 first place winner, Rawle Brown.

Updated: 09/09/2005

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Winners MJ Anderson & Richard Rossner

Scriptapalooza interviews their 2005 second place winners, MJ Anderson & Richard Rossner.

Updated: 09/09/2005

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd Place Winner Margaret Dunlap

Scriptapalooza interviews their 2005 third place winner, Margaret Dunlap.

Updated: 09/09/2005

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has announced Rawle Brown's Limping Jokers as their Grand Prize Winner.

Updated: 08/15/2005

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their top 30 finalists for 2005.

Updated: 08/12/2005

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the semifinalists for their 2005 screenwriting competition.

Updated: 08/07/2005

Scriptapalooza Announces 2005 Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2005 Screenplay Contest quarterfinalists.

Updated: 07/29/2005

ProdCos Request Scriptapalooza Finalists & Semifinalists

Since announcing the winners of the 2004 Screenplay Competition, Scriptapalooza has had many requests for the semifinalist and finalist scripts,

Updated: 10/04/2004

Scriptapalooza Opens Competition for Entries

Scriptapalooza opens 7th Annual Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 09/21/2004

Scriptapalooza Interviews Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza Interviews Contest Winners Patrick O'Connor, Oliver & Clark McCutchen, and Robert Gelber.

Updated: 08/24/2004

Scriptapalooza 3rd Place Winner Sells to Level 1 Entertainment

Patrick Andrew O'Connor has captured the $10,000 1st place prize in the 6th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. His swash buckling Romance/Adventure script, "Don Juan", floated to the top of the competition with it's great characters, hilarious story and fun dialogue. The contest's third place finisher, meanwhile, has sold to Level 1 Entertainment after being discovered during the judging process by Colin O'Reilly.

Updated: 08/19/2004

Contest Winner Scores Script Sale Through Scriptapalooza

First-time writer Robert Gelber has scored a low- against mid-six figure script sale for his comedy How to Win Back Your High School Sweetheart.

Updated: 08/17/2004

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Results

Patrick Andrew O'Connor's DON JUAN has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/16/2004

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 30 screenwriting contest finalists.

Updated: 08/09/2004

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their screenwriting contest semifinalists.

Updated: 08/07/2004

Scriptapalooza Announces Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2004 screenwriting contest quarterfinalists.

Updated: 07/31/2004

Scriptapalooza Interviews Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee

Mark Andrushko, President of Scriptapalooza interviews Screenwriting Guru, Mr. Robert McKee. Like a good screenplay his answers will hook, hold and payoff.

Updated: 04/29/2004

Scriptapalooza Attracts Producers and Literary Agents

More producers and literary agencies are coming onboard to participate in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting competition.

Updated: 03/18/2004

Creative Screenwriting interviews Scriptapalooza

Scriptapalooza President Mark Andrushko is interviewed by Patricia B. Smith in the new issue of Creative Screenwriting.

Updated: 03/15/2004

MovieMaker Magazine Interviews Scriptapalooza Founder

The transition from producer to entrepreneur is a logical one—particularly when you’ve heard one too many complaints that there “are no good scripts.” For producer-turned-screenwriting-guru Mark Andrushko, that’s exactly what prompted him to co-found the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition with Genevieve Cibor in 1998.

Updated: 01/30/2004

Scriptapalooza Agency Update

Scriptapalooza has announced that the United Talent Agency has come onboard to read TV scripts, while The Metropolitan Literary Agency has signed a runner-up from last year, Billy Bones, written by Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum.

Updated: 12/10/2003

Scriptapalooza Announces Support from Writers Guild of America, west

"The Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition recognizes the value of cultivating the talent of emerging writers," according to Victoria Riskin, president of the Writers Guild of America, west.

Updated: 10/09/2003

Scriptapalooza Promotes Contest Winners

Since announcing results on August 15th, Scriptapalooza has been busy promoting their contest winners to the industry.

Updated: 10/01/2003

Scriptapalooza Interviews $10,000 Grand Prize Winner Howard Skora

Scriptapalooza Interviews Howard Skora, who won their $10,000 Grand Prize for his script RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.

Updated: 09/16/2003

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd Place Winner Theresa Shaw

Scriptapalooza interviews this year's 3rd Place winner Theresa Shaw about her script, Dining with Dinah.

Updated: 09/15/2003

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Winner Robert C. Fleet

Scriptapalooza interviews Robert C. Fleet, who won 2nd Place this year for his screenplay, THE CONSPIRACY.

Updated: 09/15/2003

Scriptapalooza Opens 4th Annual TV Writing Competition

Scriptapalooza TV, has grown in reputation and stature over the last three years with several of its past winners gaining access to top television production companies and literary representatives.

Updated: 08/31/2003

Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition announces its $10,000 Winner and Runners Up

Scriptapalooza announces that “Reckless Endangerment” from Venice Beach, CA writer Howard Skora is the 1st Place Prize winner of their 5th Annual Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/18/2003

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Winners

Scriptapalooza has announced Howard Skora as their Grand Prize Winner for his script, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.

Updated: 08/16/2003

Scriptapalooza Announces Top 30 Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the top 30 scripts in their screenwriting competition.

Updated: 08/10/2003

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 126 contests semifinalists.

Updated: 08/08/2003

Scriptapalooza Entrants Contacted by Judges

Several Scriptapalooza entrants have been contacted during the judging process. Contest Winners will be announced August 15th.

Updated: 07/08/2003

WSRadio.com Interviews Scriptapalooza President Mark Andrushko

Listen to the interview on your computer. WSRadio interviews Mark Andrushko, President of Scriptapalooza He talks about the competition, who's involved and much more.

Updated: 02/18/2003

Scriptapalooza Interviews ... Scriptapalooza

Scriptapalooza asks and answers six tough questions.

Updated: 10/04/2002

Scriptapalooza Interview $10,000 Winner Chris Carlyle

Scriptapalooza interviews Chris Carlyle, whose script THE TRIAL OF ALEX LORD was named the winner of the recent Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 09/10/2002

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Winner, Mark Pearson

Scriptapalooza interviews Mark Pearson, whose script STANDING IN was named the 2nd place winner in the recent Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition.

Updated: 09/09/2002

Scriptapalooza Interviews 3rd Place Winner, Sean Buk

Scriptapalooza interviews Sean Buck, who's script Love at First Sight or Your Love is Kicking My Ass was named the 3rd place winner of their recent screenplay contest.

Updated: 09/09/2002

Scriptapalooza News Update

Scriptapalooza has announced requests for scripts from various agents and production companies. Other projects are in various stages of development.

Updated: 08/31/2002

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winner

Christopher V. Carlyle's THE TRIAL OF ALEX LORD has been named the winner of the Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition.

Updated: 08/15/2002

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Finalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 30 finalists. The winner will be announced August 15th.

Updated: 08/02/2002

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their contest semifinalists.

Updated: 07/16/2002

Scriptapalooza Announces New Coverage Service

Scriptapalooza, sponsors of the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting and Scriptapalooza TV writing contests, is now offering a new coverage service.

Updated: 06/04/2002

Scriptapalooza extends FINAL DEADLINE to May 7th

Updated: 04/16/2002

Scriptapalooza Announces New Contest Participants

Updated: 03/25/2002

Independent, Film and Video Monthly features Scriptapalooza

Updated: 01/10/2002

Scriptapalooza Finalist 'Bedbugs' Optioned by bon Mar Entertainment

BedBugs, by Colin Costello, a Scriptapalooza 2001 Finalist, was optioned by bon Mar Entertainment with a purchase price of low six figures.

Updated: 09/19/2001

Scriptapalooza Interviews Third Place Winner Patti Wall

Wall's script Bogey Size It captured Scriptapalooza's $2,000 third place award.

Updated: 08/23/2001

Scriptapalooza Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Mike Cunningham

Cunningham's script Swing Vote captured Scriptapalooza's $3,000 second place award.

Updated: 08/23/2001

Scriptapalooza Interviews First Place Winner Rett Thompson

Thompson's script Ted Inc. was the winner of the recent $25,000 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 08/23/2001

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winner

Ted Inc. by Rett Thompson captures the $25,000 top prize.

Updated: 08/14/2001

Scriptapalooza Announces 30 Semifinalists

$25,000 grand prize will be announced August 15th.

Updated: 08/02/2001

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced the semi-finalists that will continue on to the next round. Out of 2300 scripts received, 90 writers were named semi-finalists.

Updated: 07/15/2001

Scriptapalooza Tallies 2300 Entries

The Screenplay.com and Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition has received just over 2300 entries.

Updated: 05/09/2001

Scriptapalooza 2nd Place Winner Andrea Bailey Featured in Entertainment Weekly

Updated: 03/15/2001

Entertainment Weekly Magazine features Scriptapalooza

Updated: 11/07/2000

Screenplay Systems Partners With Scriptapalooza to Announce $25,000 Grand Prize Screenwriting Competition

Updated: 09/14/2000

Scriptapalooza Finalists Sign Development Deals with Klasky-Csupo

Updated: 09/06/2000

Screenplay.com Interview with Scriptapalooza's Mark Andrushko

Updated: 09/06/2000

Scriptapalooza Announces Contest Winners

Updated: 08/15/2000

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Updated: 08/01/2000

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Updated: 07/15/2000

Scriptapalooza Update

Updated: 03/18/2000

Four More Companies Join Scriptapalooza

Updated: 03/04/2000

Bender-Spink Signs Scriptapalooza Finalist

Updated: 02/16/2000

Scriptapalooza Promotes Contest Winners

Updated: 01/16/2000

Marc Platt Productions Requests Scriptapalooza Winner

Updated: 12/04/1999

Scriptapalooza Increases Prize Money

Updated: 11/24/1999

United Talent Agency Wants Scriptapalooza Winners

Updated: 11/20/1999

Adam Fields Productions Enamored by Scriptapalooza Winner

Updated: 11/17/1999

InTheBiz.Net Interviews Scriptapalooza President

Updated: 11/07/1999

PLus Films requests Scriptapalooza's Winners

Updated: 10/20/1999

Screen Writer Studio sponsors Scriptapalooza 2000

Updated: 10/08/1999

Final Draft again sponsors Scriptapalooza

Updated: 09/27/1999

Smith Entertainment contacts Scriptapalooza's Runners-up

Updated: 09/03/1999

Scriptapalooza Announces 2000 Screenplay Competition

Updated: 08/29/1999

Licht-Mueller Contacts Scriptapalooza Contest Winner

Updated: 08/29/1999

Scriptapalooza Announces Winners

Updated: 08/14/1999

Scriptapalooza Announces Finalists

Updated: 08/03/1999

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Updated: 07/15/1999

Production Companies to Review Scriptapalooza Winners

Updated: 03/24/1999

Scriptapalooza Announces Official Sponsor

Updated: 02/10/1999

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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Mark Andrushko

An interview with Mark Andrushko regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/28/2006

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Teddy Adams

An interview with screenwriter Teddy Adams regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/30/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mike B Jones

An interview with screenwriter Mike B Jones regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/27/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brien Kelly

An interview with screenwriter Brien Kelly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/07/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Heather Regnier

An interview with screenwriter Heather Regnier regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/27/2009

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Matt Billingsly

An interview with screenwriter Matt Billingsly regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/27/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Paul Chepikian

An interview with screenwriter Paul Chepikian regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Price

An interview with screenwriter Brian Price regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/19/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor

An interview with screenwriter Patrick Andrew O'Connor regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/19/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Sean McElhiney

An interview with screenwriter Sean McElhiney regarding the Scriptapalooza Writing Competition.

Updated: 04/15/2005
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