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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 26    
Have you entered?
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Objective

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

Since its inception in 1999, Big Break has awarded screenwriters with over $600,000 in cash and prizes and invaluable industry exposure. A panel of notable industry professionals conducts the final judging.

Our objective is to discover talented screenwriters and help them find success in today’s filmmaking market.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird March 13, 2017 $40
Standard June 26, 2017 $50 30
Extended July 14, 2017 $65 48

Dates reflect deadlines for electronic submission of scripts. All entries must be electronically submitted by their respective deadlines.

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Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions.

Awards

11 Feature and TV Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes! The Big Break grand-prize feature winner will take home $15,000 in cash plus win a trip to Los Angeles and 3-night hotel stay (unless winner resides in or around Los Angeles). The TV grand-prize winner will win $2,500 plus the trip to Los Angeles. Both winners are taken to industry meetings, dinner with working screenwriters, lunch with Big Break industry judges, and more! Please see website for details.

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 26    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 26    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Final Draft Names Top 3 Big Break Finalists

The Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition has named their Top 3 Scripts in all categories.

Top 3 Feature

Action/Adventure
Blowback by Yuri Shallan
Bune by Harris Kauffman
Sled by Dean Harvey

Comedy/Rom-Com
Intro to Creation by Adam Goldstein
My Clone’s an A–Hole by Julie Anne Wight
Reality Check by Adi Blotman

Drama
Breedlove by G.W. Freund & Daniel Bonjour
Second Serve by Ryan Bernstein
Take the Wheel by Amy Gailey

Family/Animated
King of Florida by Christina Eliopoulos
Robo4ce by Jeffrey Howe
Turtle Boy by Stewart Sugg

Period/Historical/War
A Face to Paint by KT Parker
A Gentleman of Good Hope by Christina Hulen
Gable by Sean Patrick Reily

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Airlock by Chris Maes
Alpha Male by Mark Hibbett
The Encampment by Joe Rechtman

Thriller/Horror
Babygirl by Robert Garrett
Blood Moon by Monique Mata
Lord of the Woods by H.A. Young

Top 3 Television

Half-Hour Specs
Bob’s Burgers “Crazy Cat Bob” by Johnny Brayson
BoJack Horseman “Hard Pill to Swallow” by Joe Taylor
Brooklyn Nine–Nine “Only the Good Die Hard” by Andrew Lee

Hour Specs
Arrow “Follow the Leader” by Meghan Fitzmartin
Orange is the New Black “Toxic Shock Syndrome” by Elysse Applebaum
The Blacklist “The Accelerant #29” by Amanda Morad

Half-Hour Pilots
45 Wall by Eric Buchman
Cumming of Age by George Allicon, III
Special by Jay Cundiff & Kyle Jorgesen

Hour Pilots
Escape/Artist by Alan R. Baxter
Pros and Cons by Paula Sabbaga
Use Your Words by Julia Batavia

Updated: 12/08/2015
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

Final Draft
26707 W. Agoura Road, Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Eva Gross

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 26    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Kevin Lee Miller

An interview with screenwriter Kevin Lee Miller regarding the Final Draft/Big Break Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/18/2010

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Wyatt Wakeman

An interview with screenwriter Wyatt Wakeman regarding the Big Break Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/24/2009
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, MovieBytes would like to interview you.