Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest

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Stage 32 is excited to announce our 2nd Annual New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest!

Last year's winner signed with Zero Gravity Management for representation! This year the Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to have private one-on-one meetings with some of the most prolific and talented Animation artists, writers, filmmakers, producers, and executives from top companies!

The winner will meet industry pros from DISNEY, SKYDANCE ANIMATION, SONY PICTURES ANIMATION, WARNER BROS., NETFLIX, and APPLE+, as well as the creative minds behind Oscar-winner ZOOTOPIA, Oscar-nominated WRECK IT RALPH!, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, Oscar-nominated HERCULES, MEET THE ROBINSONS, Oscar-nominated THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and many more!

There are even more mystery judges who will be announced in the coming weeks from A-list animation companies and productions!

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Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/11/2021

Notification: September 10th, Quarter-Finalists Announced; September 24th, Semi-Finalists Announced; October 8th, Finalists Announced; October 22nd, Contest Winners Announced.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to LA (travel permitting) and meet with judges and mentors including:
  • Alison Mann, Vice President Content & Strategy, Sony Pictures Animation (Company credits include Oscar-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE, THE MITCHELLS vs THE MACHINES)
  • Clay Kaytis, Director, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, "PEANUTS" for Apple+
  • Eric Favela, Head of Story, Sony Pictures Animation (Credits include THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, DESPICABLE ME 2)
  • Maggie Kang, Director, K-POP DEMON HUNTERS for Sony Pictures Animation
  • Dwayne Colbert, Emmy-Winning Writer
  • Donald H. Hewitt, Screenwriter (Credits include SPIRITED AWAY, THE CAT RETURNS)
  • Daniel Gonzalez, Animator, The Walt Disney Company (Credits include MOANA, Oscar-winning ZOOTOPIA, Oscar-winning TOY STORY 3, Oscar-winning FROZEN, BIG HERO 6, WRECK IT RALPH)
  • Ariel Goldberg, Director of Talent Acquisition at Skydance Animation (Company credits LUCK, 2022)
  • Monica Lago-Kaytis, Associate Producer (WRECK-IT RALPH, Oscar-winning ZOOTOPIA)
  • Mike Disa, Writer/Director (Credits include THE SIMPSONS, PARADISE PD, HOODWINKED TOO, MULAN, POCAHONTAS)
  • Jaime Moyer, Writer (Credits include "LEGO CITY ADVENTURES" for Nickelodeon)
  • Aaron Daniel Jacob, Script Coordinator - Bento Box Entertainment (Credits include PARADISE PD on Netflix, DUNCANVILLE at Fox, HOOPS for Netflix, BOB'S BURGERS)
  • Rob Janas, Writer, Warner Bros. Animation (Credits include "BE COOL, SCOOBY DOO!", "WACKY RACES", "UNKITTY")

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