Awards

THE TOP FOUR SCREENPLAYS WIN $5000.00 IN AWARDS!   

All winners earn FEEDBACK, ANALYSIS, & EXPOSURE.

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

 ROBERT MCKEE’S STORYLOGUE

3-Month Subscription to Robert McKee’s STORYLOGUE, a writer’s community (valued at $150).

  • Storylogue is your opportunity to grow with other working writers through continuous mentoring from Award Winning Story Master, Robert McKee. This thriving community of writers enjoys videos posted daily, including Q&A videos, lessons with Mr. McKee and special guest presenters, and weekly interviews with the top writers, producers, agents, actors and directors.
  • Story Lessons from Renowned Story Teacher Robert McKee, authored the award winning book on perfecting your writing craft entitle, “STORY,” which writers call the “Bible for Writers,” as well as his famous STORY SEMINARS (portrayed in the film “Adaptation”) – Click here for a sample lesson.
  • Interviews with Industry Professionals.
  • Questions & Answers with Robert McKee.
  • Chat Rooms where you may share your thoughts with other writers and with Robert McKee.
  • …and more! Visit www.Storylogue.com!

GREAT AMERICAN PITCHFEST

A complimentary pass to their PitchFest (valued $250).

  • The PitchFest gathers 100+ EXECUTIVES in a room and gives you serious FACE TIME with them. This is maybe the best and fastest way to meet the decision makers in Hollywood and get your script read! With more agents, production companies, workshops, luncheons, and networking events than ever. For every 6 participants, another agent, manager, or production company is invited (Average 15-20 meetings per person) guaranteeing you as many meetings as possible. To find out more info about PitchFest please Click Here.

INKTIP

  • More than 120 feature-length movies have been produced from writers and scripts found through InkTip. So, whether you’ve just finished writing your first movie script, or you have a library of completed screenplays, InkTip can help you sell your script.
  • A six month script listing on our Executive Index.
  • Logline published in InkTip Magazine (sent to 30,000 industry professionals).
  • Logline published in our Industry Newsletter (again, sent to 30,000 industry professionals).
  • Visit: www.Inktip.com.

 

VIRTUAL PITCHFEST

10 Pitch Package! (valued $90.00)

  • Are you tired of cold querying Hollywood and getting Radio Silence? Enter www.VirtualPitchFest.com which enables screenwriters to Pitch Hollywood Pros online with the assurance of a guaranteed response back. With VPF, your query letters are sent directly to Pros via the site and responded to within 5 days. VPF now has 300+ companies all taking pitches online, including Studios, Major Production Companies, and Top Agencies.
  • Some of VPF’s BIG PLAYERS include MGM, Kopelson Entertainment, Yari Film Group, CBS Films, The Gersh Agency, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, UTA, Spyglass Entertainment, Myriad Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, Mad Chance, ROAR, Davis Entertainment, The Donners’ Company, Laura Ziskin Productions, Mandate Pictures, Energy Entertainment, Original Artists, New Regency, and APA. Hundreds of screenwriters have received submission requests through VPF, many of which have resulted in representation or script deals. To pitch now, go to www.VirtualPitchFest.com
  • Virtual Pitchfest is the most effective way to pitch your screenplay on the internet in our opinion. Their Hollywood Industry Executive list includes Big Name Production Companies and Agencies. Best of all they guarantee responses within 5 days! Your query will be read by the main Hollywood circuit and responded to – this is an excellent way to get your foot in the door.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH GLENN BENEST (FOR OUR BEST HORROR SCRIPT WINNER ONLY)

  • An award winning writer/producer with seven produced films and has been conducting professional level screen writing workshops for many years. Five films have been launched from his workshops. Including: Scream, Event Horizon, Teaching Mrs. Tingle Andre, and Niloofar.
  • Has taught for many years at The American Film Institute and UCLA Extension.
  • Glenn will give a screenwriting class on “Writing A Great Horror Film.” In this screenwriting workshop there will be many topics delved into on many different aspects of sub genres of horror films: Teen horror, creature features, horror/comedy, etc. Writers will be given an opportunity to share their scenes from horror films they are currently writing. Mr. Benest has written two horror films with Wes Craven, the master of horror. Workshop will be held in Los Angeles, or via Skype.
  • Visit: http://www.glennbenest.com/

SCRIPT PIPELINE

1-YEAR MEMBERSHIP to the Writers Database (valued $99.95)

  • The very people responsible for discovering Evan Daugherty, screenwriter of “Snow White and The Huntsman”
  • With over 1,150 listings, the Writers Database puts the film industry at your fingertips. Find information about agencies, managers, producers and production companies, what they’re looking for and how to contact them. Updated regularly, the Database includes a powerful search engine that can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter where you live, Script Pipeline’s Database connects you to Hollywood and beyond. CLICK HERE to access the Writers Database.

WRITER’S PHONE CONSULTATION – (valued $175)

  • Like Development Notes, the Overall Review covers characterization, dialogue, conflict, and so forth, but in more general terms intended to point you in the proper direction. This is the ideal service for a writer who has already gone through multiple drafts and is in need of further notes or a fresh perspective on the screenplay. Average turnaround time is 3-6 business days, and writers receive approximately 2-3 pages of notes. Sample Overall Review. As with all the services, writers have the option to engage in FREE follow-up emails with their evaluator to help answer any additional questions.

NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING

  • Daniel Manus is an in-demand script consultant and founder of No BullScript Consulting, which can be found at www.nobullscript.net and was ranked one of the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He was previously Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (Cinderella Story, Sydney White) and is attached to produce several projects independently. Daniel has also been a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures and DOD at Sandstorm Films (first look deal at Screen Gems). He is the author of the E-Book “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective,” and teaches seminars to writers across the country.
  • Danny Manus and No BullScript Consulting is happy to offer the grand prize winner Free Developmental Notes Phone Consultation Service (normally $145), which includes a synopsis, logline, exclusive 20-point grading sheet and 3-4 pgs of constructive notes!
  • Plus all the grand prize winner will receive a copy of Danny’s popular E-Book “No BS For Screenwriters.”

STORY RESCUE

Screenwriter, script doctor and NYU professor Joe Gilford has agreed to donate his Story Rescue.com services to the festival (valued $200+).

  • He will provide a professional story consultation including reading and reviewing the candidate’s screenplay with a personal story conference via meeting or phone.
  • David Ebeltoft (in an interview after winning Philadelphia’s “Screenplay Fest”), “As part of my award, Joe Gilford, of Story Rescue (www.storyrescue.com) donated a full script consultation, which was a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. He sent a report covering general comments, analysis, and prognosis as well as a redlined copy of the script with numerous notes and corrections attached. We then spent the good part of an hour talking shop, covering topics ranging from what he thinks is lacking, to what he thinks is strong, to what I should do to make both better. He was very friendly, constructively honest, and encouraging.”

 

MY SCRIPT NEEDS HELP! 

Screenplay Coverage Services  (valued $125)

  • Customers receive a 2-3 page entertainment industry standard report (“coverage”) that breaks down the material into feature film or television marketability components. Studio executives and producers look at these reports when deciding which projects should be developed further and eventually “greenlit.” Writers should use the reports to: 1) submit along with their query letters to potential buyers if they receive a “Recommend” or even a “Consider” stamp of approval, and 2) to uncover their material’s strengths and weaknesses, so that any areas for improvement can be addressed before submitting the material to potential buyers.  A sample coverage template is available for you to see how a report will be organized and what components are evaluated.

MOVIE OUTLINE 3

  • Movie Outline is innovative screenplay writing software that was designed by a produced writer to help you develop your film story, characters and structure, and professionally format your script. It uses the simple technique of “step-outlining” to create your outline and screenplay scene by scene and reference breakdowns of successful Hollywood movies in the same genre side by side with your own project. With Movie Outline you can develop character profiles, character arcs and structure your narrative using pre-defined color-coded structure templates such as the classic “3 Act Structure” or “The Hero’s Journey”. You can also customize these templates and create your own to suit your own writing methodology. Simply put, Movie Outline is the ultimate writer’s tool, taking your story from an idea to a final draft (valued $199.95).

SCRIPPED

1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Scripped Pro – Online Screenwriting Software and more! (valued $89.95)

  • Scripped is the leading provider of Web-based screenwriting software on the Internet. With over 100,000 users, Scripped grows its membership by 50-100 writers/day. In addition to their software business, Scripped finds scripted and unscripted written content for movie producers, web producers, brands and agencies. Scripped’s clients provide specifications for the type of content they are looking for (e.g. 15-page horror script) and Scripped writers then go to work to write the content; the content seeker purchases the winning work in exchange for prize money.
  • Scripped’s clients include Spike TV, Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, 27 Dresses, Confidence), Steven de Souza (writer of Die Hard, 48 Hours and Commando), Girl2Watch.com, and others.
  • Scripped Pro Includes:  Scripped’s most complete software offering, with all features available and sneak previews of the cool new stuff their engineers are working on. (Scripped’s Online Screenwriting Software is like Final Draft, but strictly Online.)  Private groups, where Scripped Pro members can manage and invite their friends to collaborate on scripts and other projects.  Pro Only contests, sponsored by top industry professionals, as well as discounts from Scripped’s screenplay service partners. (Example of one of their contests and discounts: CLICK HERE.


SCRIPT DELIVERY

Grand Prize Winner: Pitch your screenplay using the Full Script Delivery. (valued $80.00)

  • Your Query Letter reaches 5,500 producers, agents and literary managers!
  • To find out more information about Script Delivery please Click Here.
  • Every Uploaded Script: 10% Discount on Script Delivery just for submitting and being uploaded onto our festival!.

 

SELL A SCRIPT

  • The Total Script Express sends a personal e-query to 3,782 producers/studio executives and 1,909 agents/managers… A total of 5,691 submissions! (valued $85.00)
  • The Hollywood Bugle is an e-newsletter sent to over 3,000 industry professionals. It features the logline and author info for the select few screenplays listed. (valued $35.00)
  • The Script Marketplace is a private online database, only open to and regularly viewed by industry professionals looking for screenplays for option/purchase. (valued $35.00)
  • The Writer’s Rolodex has contact information for over 3,000 studios, production companies, producers, literary agencies, managers and executives, plus it allows writers to manage their contacts and submissions with our exclusive My Contacts feature. (valued $20.00)

GREAT DIALOGUE

  • WordPower Technologies presents Great Dialogue Software™ for writers, a computer program guaranteed to improve your dialogue skills. (valued $19.95)
GENRE WINNERS

 

There will be one winner per genre group.  Total Awards valued for 3 Winners: $2000+
INKTIP
  • A six month script listing on our Executive Index.
  • Logline published in InkTip Magazine (sent to 30,000 industry professionals).
  • Logline published in our Industry Newsletter (again, sent to 30,000 industry professionals).
ROBERT MCKEE’S STORYLOGUE

3-Month Subscription to Robert McKee’s STORYLOGUE, a writer’s community (valued at $150).

  • Story Lessons from Robert McKee, Interviews with Celebrities, Q&A’s with Robert McKee and more!

MOVIE OUTLINE 3

  • Movie Outline is innovative screenplay writing software that was designed by a produced writer to help you develop your film story, characters and structure, and professionally format your script. It uses the simple technique of “step-outlining” to create your outline and screenplay scene by scene and reference breakdowns of successful Hollywood movies in the same genre side by side with your own project. With Movie Outline you can develop character profiles, character arcs and structure your narrative using pre-defined color-coded structure templates such as the classic “3 Act Structure” or “The Hero’s Journey”. You can also customize these templates and create your own to suit your own writing methodology. Simply put, Movie Outline is the ultimate writer’s tool, taking your story from an idea to a final draft  (valued $199.95).

SCRIPPED

1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Scripped Pro – Online Screenwriting Software and more! (valued $89.95)

  • Scripped is the leading provider of Web-based screenwriting software on the Internet. With over 100,000 users, Scripped grows its membership by 50-100 writers/day. In addition to their software business, Scripped finds scripted and unscripted written content for movie producers, web producers, brands and agencies. Scripped’s clients provide specifications for the type of content they are looking for (e.g. 15-page horror script) and Scripped writers then go to work to write the content; the content seeker purchases the winning work in exchange for prize money.
  • Scripped’s clients include Spike TV, Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, 27 Dresses, Confidence), Steven de Souza (writer of Die Hard, 48 Hours and Commando), Girl2Watch.com, and others.
  • Scripped Pro Includes:  Scripped’s most complete software offering, with all features available and sneak previews of the cool new stuff their engineers are working on. (Scripped’s Online Screenwriting Software is like Final Draft, but strictly Online.)  Private groups, where Scripped Pro members can manage and invite their friends to collaborate on scripts and other projects.  Pro Only contests, sponsored by top industry professionals, as well as discounts from Scripped’s screenplay service partners. (Example of one of their contests and discounts: CLICK HERE.

VIRTUAL PITCHFEST

3 Pitch Package! (valued $30.00 each)

  • Virtual Pitchfest is the most effective way to pitch your screenplay on the internet in our opinion. Their Hollywood Industry Executive list includes Big Name Production Companies and Agencies. Best of all they guarantee responses within a week! Your query will be read by the main Hollywood circuit and responded to – this is an excellent way to get your foot in the door.

NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING

  • Logline Analysis from TOP 15 Consultant Daniel Manus
  • E Book by Daniel Manus “No BS For Screenwriters”
SELL A SCRIPT
  • The Total Script Express sends a personal e-query to 3,782 producers/studio executives and 1,909 agents/managers… A total of 5,691 submissions! (valued $85.00)
  • The Hollywood Bugle is an e-newsletter sent to over 3,000 industry professionals. It features the logline and author info for the select few screenplays listed. (valued $35.00)
  • The Script Marketplace is a private online database, only open to and regularly viewed by industry professionals looking for screenplays for option/purchase. (valued $35.00)
  • The Writer’s Rolodex has contact information for over 3,000 studios, production companies, producers, literary agencies, managers and executives, plus it allows writers to manage their contacts and submissions with our exclusive My Contacts feature. (valued $20.00)
GREAT DIALOGUE
  • WordPower Technologies presents Great Dialogue Software™ for writers, a computer program guaranteed to improve your dialogue skills. Named by Readers Digest in its “Best Software for Writers.” (valued $19.95)

HONORABLE MENTIONS

There is no set number of Honorable Mentions for each category. The reason for this being if we like three comedy scripts and seven action scripts, we can allow all of these scripts to win an Honorable Mention award instead of just having five honorable mention awards in each category. Basically, Honorable Mentions include, whichever screenplays we/votes deem suitable and worthy of being recognized.

SCRIPT PIPELINE

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP to the Writers Database (valued $49.95)

  • With over 1,150 listings, the Writers Database puts the film industry at your fingertips. Find information about agencies, managers, producers and production companies, what they’re looking for and how to contact them. Updated regularly, the Database includes a powerful search engine that can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter where you live, Script Pipeline’s Database connects you to Hollywood and beyond. CLICK HERE to access the Writers Database!

 

 “THE VOTERS AWARD”

$40 will be awarded to the TOP REVIEWER of the Screenplay Competition throughout the entire year, including the Online Grand Prize Contest.  All contestants and voters are eligible to win the Voters Award.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR?

We are working on gaining more prizes to benefit our winning writer. If you are interested in getting involved as a sponsorship, please email info@screenplayfest.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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