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ScreenCraft Names Fellowship Winners

ScreenCraft has announced their 5th annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship winners. The program is designed to advance the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing mentorship and introductions to key entertainment executives and talent representatives.

Updated: 06/22/2018

CineStory Annouces Quarterfinalists

CineStory has announced quarterfinalists for their 2018 Feature Retreat and Fellowship competition.

Updated: 06/21/2018

Austin Film Festival Announces Partners and Judges for Fiction Podcast Script Competition

In order to further expand their legacy of supporting storytellers, Austin Film Festival (AFF) is pleased to announce a distinguished panel of judges for its returning Fiction Podcast Script Competition, which includes development heads and creators of successful fiction podcasts such as THE BRIGHT SESSIONS and TUMANBAY.

Updated: 06/21/2018

ScreenCraft Announces China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship Winner

Craig Rosenthal has been named by Orb Media Group and ScreenCraft as the winner of the second annual China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship on the basis of his script #Cloudman.

Updated: 06/20/2018

StoryPros Names Award Winners

Christian Lybrook's City of Trees has been named the winner of the 11th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenwriting Competitition.

Updated: 06/16/2018

Scriptapalooza premieres new website, ventures into producing and announces Advisory Board

The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has dramatically updated their website, inserting all the movie posters they have been involved with over the years. Also, posting success stories of past winners, alumni and all the projects that have taken off since Scriptapalooza started in 1998.

Updated: 06/12/2018
HollywoodIQ:

Interview with ISA Fellowship Winner Sean Collins-Smith

Ever since graduating from film school in 2010, Sean Collins-Smith has wanted to move to Los Angeles to pursue a TV writing career. His goal seemed unobtainable, though, until he won an ISA Fast Track Fellowship on the basis of his pilots End of Life and Lifers Anonymous. As part of his ISA prize package, he scored a week of industry meetings and wound up signing with manager Jewerl Ross of Silent R Management. He'll be moving to Los Angeles in September.

Updated: 06/10/2018

Finalists Announced for 11th Annual StoryPros Awards

Finalists have been announced in all genres for the 11th Annual Story Pros Awards. Winners will be announced Friday, June 15th.

Updated: 06/09/2018

ScreenCraft Names Fellowship Finalists

ScreenCraft has announced the 25 Finalists for their 2018 Fellowship, selected from a submission pool of more than 2,100 entries.

Updated: 06/08/2018

BlueCat Names Quarterfinalists

BlueCat has announced their 2018 Feature, Short, Pilot-Hour and Half-Hour quarterfinalists.

Updated: 06/07/2018

Shore Scripts Names Short Film Fund Winners

Shore Scripts has announced Nora Kirkpatrick & Dennis McNicholas as the winners of their 2018 Short Film Fund. They'll be awarded a $10,000 grant to make their short film, Best Seller.

Updated: 06/06/2018

StoryPros Awards Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have just been announced for the 11th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 06/02/2018

ScreenCraft Names Sci-fi Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2018 ScreenCraft Sci-fi Screenplay Contest, representing the top ten percent of submissions received. The jury this year includes development executives from 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and United Pictures Group. Winners will be announced July 6th.

Updated: 06/01/2018

Shore Scripts Names Short Film Fund Finalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2018 Short Film Fund Finalists.

Updated: 05/26/2018

StoryPros Awards Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 11th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 05/26/2018

Blumhouse Productions Set to Produce Script from Shore Scripts Alum Louis Ackerman

Shore Scripts has announced that their 2015 Contest Winner, Louis Ackerman, has set up his horror/thriller script, Flesh & Blood with Blumhouse Productions.

Updated: 05/25/2018

Scriptapalooza Names Fellowship Mentors

Scriptapalooza has named its industry mentors, one of whom who will provide six-months of mentorship to the winner of the Scriptapalooza Fellowship. Four other writers will receive 3-months of mentorship.

Updated: 05/17/2018

ScreenCraft Names Fellowship Semifinalists

ScreenCraft has named their Screenwriting Fellowship Semifinalists, representing approximately the top 10% of all submissions.

Updated: 05/16/2018
HollywoodIQ:

On Winning the Austin Film Festival Script Competition, Part II

Troy Anthony Miller shares some thoughts about what it takes to win the Austin Film Festival Script Competition ... twice!

Updated: 05/11/2018
HollywoodIQ:

On Winning the Austin Film Festival Script Competition, Part I

Are there actually writers out there who enter screenplay competitions thinking they might win? Because I am mostly certainly not that kind of writer.

Updated: 05/07/2018

ScreenCraft Names Sci-Fi Contest Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced from among nearly 800 submissions to the ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 05/04/2018

ISA Names Fast Track Fellowship Winners

Ned Farr and Sean Collins-Smith have been named the International Screenwriters Association's Fast Track VII Fellowship Winners.

Updated: 04/27/2018

Universal Names Writers Program Participants

Universal Writers Program has announced their 2018 participants. The program is a one-year track that gives writers the opportunity to develop two feature scripts under the guidance of Universal and Focus Features production executives and producers.

Updated: 04/20/2018

Scriptapalooza Interviews Fellowship Winner

Scriptapalooza has posted an interview with their 2017 Fellowship Recipient Natasha Paris.

Updated: 04/19/2018

ScreenCraft Names 5th Annual Fellowship Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced the quarterfinalists for their 5th Annual ScreenCraft Fellowship Competition.

Updated: 04/18/2018

ScreenCraft Names Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the ScreenCraft/Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship, representing approximately the top 10% of all applicants.

Updated: 04/11/2018

ScreenCraft Names Family Script Contest Winner

Nickerbacher by Terry John Barto has been named the winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest. Repeatedly praised for its unique premise and strong character dynamics, it is an innovative story of a dragon who moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a comedian and paves the way for civil rights.

Updated: 04/10/2018

Fresh Voices Names Contest Winners

Those Who Hear by Jerome Velinsky has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017-18 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 04/09/2018

FilmMakers.com Names Feature Script Contest Finalists

FilmMakers has announced the finalists of the 16th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards.

Updated: 03/29/2018

American Gem Names Short Screenplay Contest Winners

American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the winners of the 13th Annual American Gem Literary Festival. The Competition attracted a total of 1309 entries worldwide, including 1,026 short scripts, 221 short stories, 51 TV scripts, 5 treatments and 6 documentaries.

Updated: 03/29/2018

Fresh Voices Names Contest Finalists

Fresh Voices has announced their 2017-2018 contest finalists.

Updated: 03/27/2018

1st TV Script Writing Competition Names Contest Winners

Persuasion by Susan Hippen has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 3rd annual '1st TV Script Writing Competition' from FilmMakers.com.

Updated: 03/24/2018

ScreenCraft Names Cinematic Short Story Winners

Syringe-Fed Ferrets by Samuel Martin has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Short Story Contest. Missives From The Green Campaign by David Armstrong has been named the runner-up.

Updated: 03/22/2018

Austin Fest Announces Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship

The Austin Film Festival has announced a partnership with producer Barry Josephson to present a Screenwriting Fellowship that will provide one-on-one mentorship in Los Angeles for two fellows – one writer or writing team with a feature script and one writer or writing team with a teleplay pilot – selected from the Final Round of this year's competition.

Updated: 03/20/2018

Poe Screenplay Contest Names Contest Winners

Karen McDermott's Custom of the Sea has been the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Poe Screenwriting Contest. The script, based on a true story, is about a judge who ponders a murder verdict when three sailors are imprisoned after cannibalism on a lifeboat.

Updated: 03/20/2018

Scriptapalooza Posts Interviews with TV Contest Winners

Scirptapalooza has posted video interviews with their 2018 ScriptapaloozaTV Contest Winners.

Updated: 03/20/2018

Poe Contest Names Contest Finalists

The Poe Contest has announced its 2018 screenplay finalists.

Updated: 03/15/2018

Shore Film Fund Winner
to Premier at Tribeca

Claire Fowler, the inaugural winner of the Shore Script Short Film Fund, will be premiering her winning short, Salam, at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Updated: 03/14/2018

Submissions Open for Stowe Story Labs

Application season to the sixth-annual Stowe Story Labs is now open. The Early Bird Application Fee is $40.

Updated: 03/14/2018

Launch Pad Names Feature Contest Winners

Brian T. Arnold's Friend of the Show has been named the Overall Winner of the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Screenplay Contest. The script is about a far-right news commentator who's kidnapped by a right-wing extremist group who want him to help lead their movement, not knowing that his television persona is a sham. When he discovers their plan to assassinate the president, he realizes he is the only one who can stop them.

Updated: 03/14/2018

ScreenCraft Names Film Production Fund Winners

Leading development consultancy and screenplay discovery platform ScreenCraft and Santa Monica-based media financier BondIt Media Capital have announced two recipients of their Fall 2017 Film Production Fund. The first is documentary project Karachi’s Unknown Dead, conceived by Samira Shackle, Owen Kean and Haya Fatima Iqbal. Innovative and impactful, the film is set in Karachi, Pakistan’s troubled, throbbing economic epicenter. It will center on the Edhi Foundation, which runs clinics, an ambulance service, a graveyard, and the city’s only functioning morgue and is the largest voluntary social welfare organization in the world. Per Shackle, Kean and Iqbal, “Its workers care for residents of Karachi from birth until death and after as they struggle against the dual pressures of poverty and violence. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the care they provide for these neglected dead: Edhi workers collect the bodies, try to track down their relatives, and ultimately bury them, according a respect in death that many did not have in life.”

Updated: 03/06/2018

CineStory Names 2018 TV/Digital Fellowship Winner

Naomi Iwamoto has been named the winner of 2018 CineStory TV/Digital Fellowship.

Updated: 03/06/2018

Fresh Voices Names Semifinalists

Fresh Voices has announced their 2017-2018 Semifinalists, the Top 100 Screenplays of their 8th Annual Screenplay Competition.  Judging continues into the third round of reading. Finalists and Spotlight Award Nominees will be announced March 27th.

Updated: 03/06/2018

ScreenCraft Names Family-Friendly Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest. The 80 screenplays advancing to the next round represent the top 12% of submissions received.

Updated: 03/02/2018

ScreenCraft Names Film Fund Finalists

ScreenCraft has named the 25 Finalists for the Fall, 2017 ScreenCraft Film Fund.

Updated: 02/28/2018

National Screenwriters Day Names Contest Winners

Radar Contact, by Delia Colvin, has been named the First Place Winner of the National Screenwriters Day Competition.

Updated: 02/27/2018

Table Read My Screenplay Names Contest Winners

Table Read my Screenplay has named their 2018 Park City Contest Winners.

Updated: 02/23/2018

American Zoetrope Names Contest Winner and Finalists

Caroline's Wedding Easmanie Michel, France-Luce Benson, and Darcy Miller has been named the Grand Prize Winner from among 1,600 submissions to the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 02/21/2018

ScreenCraft Names Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the second annual Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship. Two winners who will each be offered an option fee, one of which will be at least WGA minimum (up to $13,374) against a six-figure purchase price at WGA scale contingent on production (up to $133,739 each, depending on the final budget of each film).

Updated: 02/20/2018

ScreenCraft Names Short Story Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 ScreenCraft Short Story Contest, representing the top 12 percent of submissions received.

Updated: 02/19/2018

CineStory Names All TV Contest Winners

CineStory has announced their spec and original comedy and drama contest winners.

Updated: 02/15/2018

People's Pilot Announces Contest Winners

The People's Pilot has announced their Comedy and Drama/Action Contest Winners.

Updated: 02/15/2018

Scriptapalooza Names TV Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has named their latest Sitcom, Pilot, Reality, and 1-Hour TV Contest winners.

Updated: 02/15/2018

CineStory Names Web Series Contest Winners

Two Weeks by Melissa & Benjamin Oren has been named the winner of the 2018 TV/Digital Retreat and Fellowship Web Series Division.

Updated: 02/13/2018

Movieguide Names Kairos Contest Winners

North Star by William Gebby has been named the winner of the Kairos Prize for Beginning Screenwriters. The script is about an emotionally cold Quakeress who learns to love after she rescues an eight year-old runaway slave. The Kairos Pro Prize for Established Screenwriters has been awarded to Alexandra Boylan for her scirpt Switched, which is about a woman who is tired of turning the other cheek. When she prays that her nemesis, the Queen Bee of social media, would know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes, her prayer is answered in an unexpected way when they switch identities.

Updated: 02/13/2018

TrackingB Names Screenplay Contest Winners

Willful Blindness, by Barbara Nunberg, has been named the winner of the winner of the 2017 TrackingB Feature Contest.

Updated: 02/10/2018

ScreenCraft Names FilmFund Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the Fall, 2017 ScreenCraft Film Competition. Fund recipients will announced on February 28th.

Updated: 02/05/2018

ScreenCraft Names Family Friendly Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced quarterfinalists from among more than 700 submissions to their 2017 Family Friendly Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 02/05/2018

CineStory TV/Digital Names Original Drama and Comedy Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the Original Comedy and Original Drama Divisions of the 2018 CineStory TV/Digital Fellowship.

Updated: 02/01/2018

CineStory Names 2018 Finalists

CineStory has named Digital and TV Finalists in their Episodic Spec and Digital Divisions for 2018.

Updated: 01/29/2018

Fresh Voices Competition Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 8th Annual Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Advancing screenplays represent approximately the top 25% of all submissions. Semifinalists will be announced on March 6th.

Updated: 01/29/2018

TVwriter.com Names People's Pilot Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the TVWriter.com People's Pilot Competition.

Updated: 01/25/2018

ScreenCraft Names Short Story Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has named quarterfinalists from among the 1,400 submissions to their 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest. Semifinalists will be announced February 14th.

Updated: 01/25/2018

ScreenCraft Names Action/Thriller Contest Winner

Get It Together by Matthew Ryan has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 01/22/2018

TVWriter.com Names People's Pilot Semifinalists

Comedy and Drama Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 People's Pilot TV Writing Competition:

Updated: 01/18/2018

CineStory Names 2018 Digital/TV Semifinalists

CineStory has announced the Semifinalists for their 2018 Digital/TV Fellowship Competition.

Updated: 01/18/2018

Final Draft Names Big Break Finalists

Final Draft has named their 2017 Category Winners and Grand Prize Finalists for 2017. The grand prize winners will be announced in February at the 2018 Final Draft Awards Show.

Updated: 01/13/2018

Other Worlds Austin Names 2017 Screenplay Contest Winners

Gravitational Mass has been named the winner of the Other Worlds Austin 2017 Screenwriting Competition: A punk loser who could hack anything but a future, risks everything in pursuit of a beautiful off-world agent offering a last chance at redemption in this sci-fi tale of greed and betrayal.

Updated: 01/11/2018

2015 Scriptapalooza Runner-Up Heads to Production

The Flight of the Wasp, a 2015 Scriptapalooza Runner-Up, written by Andrea Brusa is being produced by Victoria Films and Ilann Girard. The script tells the story of an Italian engineer that turns down the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream of designing the world's first helicopter and inspired by love, instead, decides to lift the spirits of his war-ravaged community by inventing the uniquely Italian motorbike: The Vespa.

Updated: 01/09/2018

ScreenCraft Hosts Writers Summit at Atlanta Film Festival

The Atlanta Film Society and ScreenCraft are partnering in 2018 to co-present The ScreenCraft Writers Summit, to take place at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF). Atlanta is the entertainment industry's busiest city for film and TV production, outpacing Los Angeles last year.

Updated: 01/09/2018

ScreenCraft Names Film Fund Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalist have been selected from among almost 2,000 applications to the ScreenCraft Film Fund.

Updated: 01/05/2018

National Screenwriters Day Names Contest Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition. Winners will be announced on January 5th, 2018.

Updated: 12/30/2017

ScreenCraft Names Pilot Launch Contest Winners

Culled from over 1,900 submissions, Mount Pleasant by Cat Dale has been named the Drama winner of the 2017 Screencraft Pilot Launch Script Competition. Special, by Jay Cundiff and Kyle Jorgensen, has been named the Comedy winner, and Westinghouse by Dorian Keyes has been named the Web Series winner.

Updated: 12/29/2017

ScreenCraft Names Drama Contest Winner

Artesia by Emily Tomson has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 12/27/2017

Script Pipeline Names First Look Project Winners and Finalists

Script Pipeline has named their 2017 Screenwriting and Teleplay First Look project winners.

Updated: 12/22/2017

StoryPros International Names Contest Winner

Patrick Hatten's The Eidolons has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 11th Story Pros International Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 12/15/2017

National Screenwriters Day Name Contest Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 12/14/2017

Longevity is Key: Scriptapalooza reflects on 20 years in the business

Sitting on the floor, staring at each other and trying to figure out how to make screenplay competitions matter. Here we are, in 1998, disappointed with how the so-called screenplay competitions are operating, where you mail in your script and never hear back from anyone. "We can change this", we told ourselves. "Let's change it. Now."

Updated: 12/09/2017

StoryPros Names Contest Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 11th Annual StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 12/09/2017

Which Screenwriting Contests Should You Enter in 2018?

Screenwriting contests are not a one-size-fits-all affair. While there are obvious benefits to winning a huge and prestigious competition like the Nicholl Fellowships, smaller contests can be just as valuable if they hook you up with a judge who wants to option your screenplay, or a manager who wants to represent your work.

Updated: 12/05/2017

National Screenwriters Day Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2017 National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 12/04/2017

Story Pros International Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2017 StoryPros International Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 12/02/2017

Shore Scripts Names Contest Winners

Shore Scripts has named their Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Screenplay Contest Winners for 2017.

Updated: 12/01/2017

Final Draft Names 2017 Finalists

Final Draft has named the TV and Feature Script Finalists for their 2017 Big Break Screenwriting Contest.

Updated: 11/29/2017

StoryPros International Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 11th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 11/24/2017

ScreenCraft Names Pilot Launch Semifinalists

ScreenCraft has announced the one-hour and half-hour Pilot Launch contest semifinalists from among more than 2,000 submissions. The Grand Prize Winners will be announced December 21st.

Updated: 11/21/2017

Poe Contest Names Halloween Contest Winner

"Windows Wicked," an eerie story of an eight-year-old boy and an unseen creature clawing at his bedroom window, won The Poe Contest's 24-hour Halloween screenplay contest for Chicago writer Rob Herzog.

Updated: 11/14/2017

Shore Scripts Names Contest Finalists

Shore Scripts has named their 2017 Feature, TV Pilot and Short Script finalists. Winners will be announced November 30th.

Updated: 11/10/2017
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Scriptapalooza Celebrates 20 Years

Scriptapalooza is one of the longest-running contests on MovieBytes. We caught up with contest founder Mark Andrushko on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary.

Updated: 11/10/2017

ISA Names Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018

The International Screenwriters Association (ISA) has announced their Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018. The TOP 25 list was designed to recognize and congratulate ISA members with outstanding writing credentials.

Updated: 11/08/2017

Emerging Screenwriters Names Top 100

The Emerging Screenwriters Competition has announce their Top 100 Screenplays for 2017.

Updated: 11/07/2017

Shore Scripts Names Semifinalists

Winners will be announced November 10th.

Updated: 11/07/2017

WILDSound Names October Contest Winners

WILDSound has announced their Screenplay Contest Winners for October, 2017.

Updated: 11/06/2017

Rhode Island Fest Names Contest Winner

Barry Brennessel from Silver Spring, MD has been named the Best Screenplay Grand Prize Winner for this year's Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition. Barry's winning screenplay is entitled "Anh Sang."

Updated: 10/31/2017

Austin Fest Names Screenplay Contest Winners

The Austin Film Festival has announced their competition winners from a record field of 9,487 scripts entered in the Screenplay, Digital Series, Playwriting, and Fiction Podcast Competitions.

Updated: 10/29/2017

Shore Scripts Names Quarterfinalists

Short Scripts has named their Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script quarterfinalists.

Updated: 10/25/2017

Scriptapalooza Posts Short Script Contest Interviews

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with several of their Short Script Contest quarterfinalists and semifinalists.

Updated: 10/25/2017

Roadmap Writers Names Wise Words Contest Winner

Roadmap Writers has announced K.T. Parker's script Distant Voices as the winner from among over 2,000 submissions to their Wise Words Writing Contest for writers over 50.

Updated: 10/20/2017
HollywoodIQ:

How to Do the Austin Film Festival

Check out Heather Hughes inside scoop on how to get the most out of the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Conference.

Updated: 10/19/2017

Poe Contest Announces Halloween Script Event

Any feature or short script submitted to The Poe Contest during the 24 hours of Halloween is automatically entered into what possibly could be the first ever one-day script contest.

Updated: 10/16/2017
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