Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
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Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
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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 $100,000 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.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird June 22, 2021 $45
Regular September 21, 2021 $55
Extended October 19, 2021 $65
Last Chance November 9, 2021 $75 19

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

Notification: Early 2022

Rules

Visit website for contest rules and conditions: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/rules/

Awards

2 Grand Prize Award Winners
  • One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
  • These two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for meetings and networking with executives, producers, agents, and managers. See the full prize package here: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/prizes

Final Draft/Big Break

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Big Break Announces Finalists

The top 40 finalists for the 2011 Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Contest have been announced.

John Baker for Robots Are Assholes
Miguel Becerra for The Gossip
Mary Casavant for This Side of Heaven
Daryl Coon for Unraveled
Christopher DeBiasse for We Need Some Space
JD Evermore for Confederacy of Saints
Ryan Farr for Home Videos
David Fertik for NO on H8
Glenda Ganis for Holy Mackerel
Gustavo Garzon for The Exile
Matthew Gayne for The Refugees
Tamsyn Harker and Esther Venning for This Dark Light
David Hauslein for Buck Run
Robert Hoffman for Digit
Matthew Hurst for Big Man
Sasha Isaac-Young for The Prettiest Girl
Allen Ivers for Construct
Andrea Kail for The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom
Zack Kaplan and Graham Funke for The Great Train Adventure
Judd King for Prey Road
Duane Knudson for Never Look Back
Dale Lucas and Chad Rouch for Sons of Camelot
Mark Macauley and Peter Hort for Khama; Land of My People
Cynthia Marks for The Recipe
Michael McCoy for Under the Rising Sun
Valentina Mezzacappa for Night and Fog
Carolyn Miller for Violet
Rick Mitchell and Matthew Quinn for On the Track of the Maltese and Other Curiosities
Brian Pargac for Father Patrick
Chad Pennington for Rock Daddy
Adam Perlman and Graham Sack for The Morgan Principle
Nicholas Reiff for Toy Soldier
Blaine Ross for Sugar Momma
Christian Ryden for The Tenth Commandment
Andrea Stern Himoff and Adam Himoff for The Guardian of Gilgahar
James Szklar and Chris Ewing for Armitage Shanks
Brad Taylor and Kelly Maddox for Nightingale
Jordan Thomas for The Coronation
Wendy Wilkins for Backseat Debutantes
Gregory Zymet and Heidi Roller for Apartment 206


Updated: 09/06/2011

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Contact

2300 W. Empire Avenue
5th floor
Burbank, CA 91504
818-995-8995 (voice)

Web:
Click here
Email:
bigbreak@finaldraft.com

Contact: Kala Guess, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 41    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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