WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest

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Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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Objective

Our next contest is open – and we’re increasing the size of our Grand Prize to $3500! We want to reward writers for their hard work – enter NOW for your chance to win the cash prize, plus a year of script development and guaranteed pitching to industry!

Since 1999, WriteMovies’ screenwriting contests guarantee to develop our winners’ projects at our own expense and pitch them to producers with the power to make them happen. Our contests are designed to show you exactly how well your script currently competes in the market, and a clear ladder to success.

Our results – with up to 50+ Quarter-Finalists, 25+ Semi-Finalists, 7+ Honorable Mentions and 3 winners – show you where your project currently sits in comparison to others, and our studio-quality tiers of script mentoring and script consultancy show you its potential and how to remove the obstacles to that success without compromising on the things that matter most to you about your script. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Standard August 30, 2020 $49 (Screenplay, Stageplay, TV PIlot), $59 (Book, Video Game) 21
June 14, 2020
Late October 11, 2020 $59 (Screenplay, Stageplay, TV PIlot), $69 (Book and Video Game) 63

Notification: Overall Winner - December 4th

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner: $3500

Top three scripts:

  • A year of free script development worth up to $3200
  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • An invitation to a lunch with an industry executive in L.A.
  • Exclusive prizes from InkTip

WriteMovies

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264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web:
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Email:
info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 79    
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WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

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264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 79    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Gil Christner

An interview with screenwriter Gil Christner regarding the WriteMovies.com Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: "Death Takes A Vacation"

Simply stated, it's a comedy version of the premise for "Death Takes a Holiday" (later remade as "Meet Joe Black"):

The Angel of Death wants to take a weekend off, but the neurotic mortals at the Earthly resort he checks into have other plans for him, especially the moody Hotel Manager, who has been obsessed with the Grim Reaper all her life.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: WriteMovies.com had one of the first deadlines in the calendar year, and seemed to have a good reputation (I checked every contest I entered on MovieBytes.com, something I highly recommend)! Also, the address, on The Lot in Hollywood, gave it an air of substantial solidity in my mind.

I entered 11 contests with this script, and it placed in 8 of them, including finalist in the Chesterfield Fellowship, Scriptapalooza, Script Pimp, and Honorable Mention in the Hollywood Script Symposium.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Great! I have nothing but high praise for Alex and the gang at WriteMovies.com.

They were very friendly and communicative, and the prize winners were treated to lunch on The Lot with some Producers to pick their brains.

Plus, WriteMovies.com follows up with extra perks, such as a newsletter sent to producers including my rep info plus any log lines and synopses of other scripts I have written.

Great people, great experience.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: Nothing except they liked it.

Always think that's helpful!

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Not this contest directly.

However, I had a conversation at an audition with a friend of mine telling him about winning this contest. A woman overheard me and told me she worked for a literary agent, and would be happy to read my script.

Long story short, I signed with that agent! Serendipitous!

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I'm an actor (please see my professional website at www.gilchristner.com) and have been working in the business for 20 years.

I have two other screenplays. I also made my living writing short form comedy for the radio in the 90's.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: Yes.

If you don't live here, move here, kids!

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: Polishing up "Jenny Swerdlow, Restaurant Detective."

Posted Saturday, January 31, 2004

WriteMovies Screenwriting Competition

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264 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 1132
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(206) 203-1256 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
info@writemovies.com

Contact: John Sullivan, Competitions & Consulting Facilitator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 79    
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