6th Annual

Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition


Feature Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
June 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
July 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately October 15, 2013

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)
  Final Draft Secure (.fds)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)
  Movie Magic Screenwriter (.scw)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Prize
Lunch with Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down and the upcoming Thunder Run with Gerard Butler) One round trip ticket to Los Angeles 3 nights accommodation Minimum 3 industry reads by agents, managers and producers $1,000 in cash A free copy of the newest, hottest screenwriting software, Plot Control A signed copy of Change Your Story, Change Your Life by renowned TV Guru, Jen Grisanti
Sponsor:Just Effing Entertain Me
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Genre Prizes
One winner in each category above wins: $250 in cash A 30 minute career consult with Julie Gray $150 Amazon gift certificate A free copy of the newest, hottest screenwriting software, Plot Control A signed copy of Change Your Story, Change Your Life by renowned TV Guru, Jen Grisanti Best Horror/Thriller Best Comedy Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Best Drama Best Leading Role for a Woman
Sponsor:Just Effing Entertain Me
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 400 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Screenplays must:
Be written in English
be an original feature script
be minimum 90 pages and maximum of 120 pages in length
Have numbered pages
Be in standard format

Any genre is accepted.

Multiple submissions are accepted as long as each is accompanied with an application and the entry fee.

Only one copy, draft or version of any single screenplay may be submitted by any entrant or entrants.

Rewrites or new drafts MAY be submitted but will be considered a new entry and regular entry fees apply.

Collaborative work undertaken by two writers is eligible. Collaborative work by three or more writers is not eligible. All prizes will be split 50-50 by collaborators.

Entering the competition constitutes permission to use finalists’ names and likeness for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.

Partners, affiliated members and employees of Just Effing Entertain Me and their immediate families are ineligible, as are competition judges and their immediate families.

No applicant may have earned money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay or teleplay for more than $8,000. Applicants may not have received a screenwriting fellowship or prize which includes a “first look” clause, an option or any other quid pro quo involving the writer’s work. The date for the purposes of this clause shall be the announcement of the Grand Prize Winner.

Adaptations of previously written work are not acceptable. The only exception is when the writer has adapted his/her own unpublished work. Material adapted from a previously published source to which the author has secured the rights, such as a novel, short story, or play, is ineligible.

The judges’ decisions are final. The Just Effing Entertain Me Competition reserves the right to substitute prizes for other prizes of equal monetary value.

If the Grand Prize winner resides in Los Angeles or reasonable surrounds (within 75 miles) accommodation is not provided and cash equivalent is not substituted.

Scripts may be disqualified for not adhering to the rules and requirements. No refund will be issued for disqualified scripts.

In an effort to make a contribution toward a better environment, The Just Effing Entertain Me Competition is a paperless contest. We only accept scripts and payments electronically. Do not mail scripts or payments.

All monetary prizes will be paid in US dollars. The domestic airfare portion of the travel to Los Angeles for the Grand Prize winner is limited to $500 and will only be awarded if the winner lives more than 200 miles outside Los Angeles. International airfare has a $750 limit. The Grand Prize winner must work within the schedule and time constraints of the special guests and managers donating their time.

All participants will be automatically registered for The Just Effing Entertain Me Newsletter. Clear instructions on how to unsubscribe are available for those who prefer not to receive it.

All questions regarding judging processes or results should be directed to storieswb at gmail dot com.

Results of the competition will be posted at www.justeffing.com.