Launch Pad Pilot Names Finalists

Updated: 08/15/2020

The Tracking Board has announced the Top 100 Finalists for their Launch Pad TV Pilot Competition.

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TrackingB Announces TV Contest Finalists

TrackingB has announced the five finalists for their 2020 TV Writing Competition. [Updated: 08/14/2020]

Scriptapalooza Names Short Screenplay Contest Winners

Clare Garner's The Canadian has been named the 1st Place Winner of the 2020 Scriptapalooza Short Screenplay Competition. [Updated: 08/07/2020]

Scriptapalooza Announces TV Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has announced their TV Pilot, Sitcom, 1-Hour Drama and Reality TV Contest Winners. [Updated: 08/04/2020]

Scriptapalooza Names Fellowship Winners

Neal Wiser has been named the 2020 Scriptapalooza Fellowship winner for his script, Frankenstein Unleashed. [Updated: 08/04/2020]

HollywoodIQ:
Interview with Author/Screenwriter Michael Weinreb

Michael WeinrebMichael Weinreb studied journalism at Penn State, and creative writing at Boston University, and published a book of short stories and several books of non-fiction before trying his hand at screenwriting with The Big D, a sports drama based loosely on the SMU football scandal of the 1980s.

[Updated: 08/04/2020]

Writers Lab Names Participants

The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters over 40 has selected the 12 participants for this year's Virtual Development Lab. [Updated: 08/03/2020]

Scriptapalooza Announces Semifinalists

Scriptapalooza has named their Top 100 Feature Screenplay Semifinalists for 2020. [Updated: 08/01/2020]

Creative Screenwriting Announces Semifinalists

Creative Screenwriting has announced the semifinalists in all genres for their Unique Voices Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 08/01/2020]

Stage 32 Names Sci-fi Fantasy Semifinalists

Stage32 has announced the semifinalists of their 4th Annual Sci-fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 07/31/2020]

Scriptapalooza Names Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2020 Feature Screenplay Competition quarterfinalists. Semifinalists will be announced on August 5th. [Updated: 07/29/2020]

Austin Going Virtual for Its 27th Annual Festival and Writers Conference

Austin Film Festival has announced that its 27th annual Film Festival and Writers Conference will be a completely virtual event including panels and film screenings that will feature leading industry creatives, to be held this October 22nd–29th, 2020. [Updated: 07/28/2020]

HollywoodIQ

News, opinions, interviews and more from Hollywood and the screenwriting contest scene.

  • Interview with Author/Screenwriter Michael Weinreb

    Michael WeinrebMichael Weinreb studied journalism at Penn State, and creative writing at Boston University, and published a book of short stories and several books of non-fiction before trying his hand at screenwriting with The Big D, a sports drama based loosely on the SMU football scandal of the 1980s.

  • Interview with Screenwriters Carlo and Erin Carere

    Carlo and Erin CarereCarlo and Erin Carere are partners in life and in writing. Carlo was born in Naples, and published several novels in Italy before turning his attention to screenwriting. Minneapolis native Erin, meanwhile, was a playwright and singer-songwriter. The couple have been writing together since 2014, and their sci-fi TV pilot Dark Horizons has scored more than a dozen contest placements from some of the best-rated contests on MovieBytes.

  • Interview with StoryPros Comedy Category Winner Thomas Leupp

    Thomas LeuppComedy writer Thomas Leupp was born and raised in Los Angeles, and his sports comedy Tres Banditos was the comedy category winner of the 2019 StoryPros Awards, and a runner-up for the 2019 Inroads Fellowship.

  • Interview with 2020 Fresh Voices Horror Division Winner Harry Aspinwall

    Harry AspinwallHarry Aspinwall is a writer and actor who grew up in Scotland, but has been living the U.S. - currently Brooklyn - since he was 16. His historical horror script Henrietta was the First Place Winner of the Horror Division of the 2020 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.

  • Interview with 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Winner James Gould-Bourn

    James Gould Bourn James Gould-Bourne, winner of the 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition, is originally from Manchester, England, but now lives with his wife in Malaysia after four years of living in Lithuania. His debut novel, Bear Necessity, will be published in U.S. on August 4, 2020.

  • Interview with 2019 Creative World Award
    Winner Taylor Hopkins

    Taylor Hopkins was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Creative World Awards for his screenplay, Stagecoach Mary, a true story about a hard-drinking, cigar smoking black woman in Montana in 1885, who uses her six shooter and tough as nails attitude to defend a convent of nuns from the perils of the Wild West.

  • Interview with 2018 CineStory Second Place Winner Avishai Weinberger

    CineStory Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli catches up with the 2018 CineStory Fellowship second place winner, Avishai Weinberger.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Davia Carter

    Davia Carter was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner on the basis of her TV pilot Double Time Dames, a one-hour drama set in the jazz age that tells the story of a brilliant female trumpeter who sheds her life of abusive men and attempts to start an all-female band as an Italian mob tries to stake their claim in her town.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Georgina Love

    Georgina Love was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner for her sci-fi feature Pig, which follows an experimental scientist as he raises a sentient pig as a mirror image of his terminally ill son. When the pig learns his "father's" plans have a sinister bent, he fights to resist the inevitable.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Brock Newell

    Brock Newell was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner for his feature screenplay Ravenous, a fresh take on the cabin in the woods horror genre, about a man who invites his new girlfriend on a camping trip with his friends, only to realize that she's a cannibal who intends to kill them all. Brock graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Creative Writing, and has been living in LA for 10 years by way of Chicago.

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WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition
Late: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Early : 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Late: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Final Deadline: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition
Final: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Women in Film & Television Vancouver
Regular: 08/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV GENRE New!
Late: 08/17/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Film Independent Screenwriting Lab
Non-Member Deadline: 08/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
August Deadline: 08/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard New!
Early Bird: 08/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition
Late: 08/24/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
Final: 08/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund
Early: 08/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 08/29/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)
Late: 08/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Rome Independent Film Festival
: 08/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest
Standard: 08/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 New!
Standard: 08/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenwriting Competition
Early: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Early: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
Early: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Athena List
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Stage Play Playwriting Competition
Final: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition
Final Deadline: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Late: 08/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Final: 09/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Late: 09/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition
Early: 09/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Film Independent Screenwriting Lab
Member Extended Deadline: 09/02/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest New!
Early Bird: 09/02/2020
WSPro Discount: No

12th New Media Film Festival Script Competition
Early: 09/03/2020
WSPro Discount: No

trackingb.com Screenplay Contest
Late: 09/07/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Page Turner Screenplays - Feature & TV GENRE New!
Final: 09/07/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Lab New!
Regular: 09/07/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
September Deadline: 09/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Regular: 09/13/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Script Pipeline First Look Project
Regular: 09/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition
Final: 09/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Regular: 09/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Women in Film & Television Vancouver
Late: 09/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard New!
Regular: 09/16/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Australian International Screenwriting Awards
Final: 09/17/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Regular: 09/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition
Regular: 09/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Dumbo Screenwriting Competition New!
Final: 09/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival
Extended: 09/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Regular: 09/24/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Regular: 09/24/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Destiny City Film Festival
Late: 09/25/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 New!
Final: 09/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story New!
Regular: 09/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

L.A. Live Film Fest
Summer Submissions: 09/28/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund
Regular: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Final: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
Early: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script & Series Bible Competition
Final: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Standard: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)
Final: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
Regular: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest New!
Regular: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Extended: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition
Early: 09/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Script Pipeline First Look Project
Late: 10/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Chandler International Film Festival
Late: 10/04/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
Early-bird: 10/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
October Deadline: 10/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Lab New!
Late: 10/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Late: 10/09/2020
WSPro Discount: No

San Francisco IndieFest Screenplay Competition
Regular: 10/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest
Late: 10/11/2020
WSPro Discount: No

trackingb.com Screenplay Contest
Really Late Extended: 10/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship
Extended Late: 10/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard New!
Final: 10/14/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The WeScreenplay Feature Competition
Early: 10/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Final: 10/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition
Ext Regular: 10/16/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Trending: Contest Queue

The following screenwriting competitions are the "most queued" upcoming contests on MovieBytes:

  1. Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
  2. 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
  3. Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
  4. WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest
  5. Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
  6. Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
  7. Script Pipeline First Look Project
  8. Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
  9. Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
  10. StoryPros International Screenplay Contest