American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

American Zoetrope

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415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

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Contact: Manjula Martin

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Objective

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/01/2020

Notification: The winner and nine honorable mentions will be contacted directly by American Zoetrope via email on or before December 15, 2020.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The winner of the competition will receive the grand prize of $5,000.

The winner and nine honorable-mentions will be considered for representation by select agencies and their scripts will be considered for film option and development by leading production companies, including:American Zoetrope, Anonymous Content, Cats & Dogs Productions, Double Hope Films, Forward Movement (an ARRAY Company), Fox Searchlight, The Gersh Agency, Groundswell Productions, Icon Films, IFC Films, Jean Doumanian Productions, Lionsgate, LIT Entertainment Group, Lleju Productions, Number 9 Films, Oasis Media Group, Pretty Pictures Productions, Robert Evans, Roserock Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Verisimilitude, William Morris Endeavor, and Working Title Films.

American Zoetrope

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
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Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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Contest News

America Zoetrope Announces Contest Winners

From 2,500 entries, judge Gus Van Sant and the America Zoetrope staff honored the following screenplays:

Grand Prize-Winner

MIDLAND by KELLY PATRICK STEPHENSON

Top Ten Finalists

Stumblebum by John Charles Chase
Original Cyn by Robert W. Hazel
A Gentleman's Game by Mandel Holland
Salamanca by Arzhang Kamarei
The Last Marine by Paul Ian Johnson
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by Dane Edward McCauley
Princip by Aleksandar Pajcin
The Machine by Mark Alan Patton
Temporary, Instead by Jason Michael Vetrano
Whistler's Ridge by Cynthia Webb


The Grand Prize-Winner receives $5,000 and his screenplay, along with those of the Top Ten Finalists, will be considered for film option and development by American Zoetrope, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Entertainment, Paramount Classics, Icon Pictures, Working Title, Antidote Films, Bull's Eye Entertainment, C/W Productions, Exile Entertainment, Film Colony, The Film Department, First Look, Fortis Film, Frelaine, Greenestreet Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment, Matinee Pictures, Michael London Productions, Number 9 Films, Phoenix Pictures, Pretty Pictures, The Schiff Company, This Is That, Roserock Films, Benderspink, Room 9 Entertainment, and Ziskin Productions.

Those writers will be considered for representation by ICM, UTA, Paradigm, William Morris Independent, The Gersh Agency, CAA, and The Firm.

Updated: 02/02/2007

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.7/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 31    
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