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18-Apr-2014 11:20am PDT  

 

New York Screenplay Contest

3 Annual

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201 East Jefferson Street
Suite 318
Syracuse NY 13202
USA
Phone: (631) 204-6158
info@newyorkscreenplaycontest.com
http://newyorkscreenplaycontest....

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Action / Adventure
Over 70 pages.
Biographical / Historical
Over 70 pages.
Comedy
Over 70 pages.
Drama
Over 70 pages.
Family
Over 70 pages.
Horror / Sci-Fi
Over 70 pages.
Thriller
Over 70 pages.
Short Scripts
Scripts of any category or genre under 70 pages.
Television Scripts
Stage Plays
Treatments
Film and television treatments 10 pages and under.
TV Concepts
Television concepts. 5 pages and under.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

As one of New York's top screenwriting contests, we believe that quality screenwriting is the backbone of filmmmaking and invite you to join an international community of screenwriters by submitting your work to compete against the best and brightest in contemporary scriptwriting. Our goal is to identify and award the very best screenwriters from around the world with the prestigious recognition of being a New York Screenplay Contest award recipient and to help new writers find success in today's highly competitive film and entertainment industries. Only the most finely written screenplays are honored with the exclusive distinction of being a Winner or Official Finalist of the New York Screenplay Competition.

The competition gives writers the opportunity to have their scripts read by a professional jury, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a festival focused specifically on screenwriting. Screenwriters may submit their work for a chance in distinction in a wide variety of categories and all genres including: Feature Screenplays, Short Screenplays, Television Scripts and Pilots, Stage Plays, Treatments, and Reality Television Concepts.

We are proud to offer fresh writing talent the opportunity to catch the attention of the motion picture and entertainment community and look very much forward to reading your work.

Winners and Official Finalists of the 2013 New Your Screenplay Contest will be announced September 20, 2013.

The Call for Entries is currently open and accepting submissions. Good luck and we look forward to reading your work!

ORGANIZERS
Oscar Gemayel (Director) ; Oscar Gemayel (Director) ; Oscar Gemayel (Director) ; Oscar Gemayel (Festival Registrar) ; Oscar Gemayel (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
All scripts should be written in English and submitted electronically via our online entry form in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.

You may submit your entry by mail. Use our electronic form to walk you through the process.
All mailed in entries must be mailed and postmarked by the applicable Entry Deadline.

Screenplay entries submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number issued by our electronic entry system.

All Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

Judges and employees who work for the New York Screenplay Contest are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.

Screenplays written by up to five people may be entered in the contest. Only one entry fee is required for such entries. All writers' names should be listed on the online entry form. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By submitting online to the New York Screenplay Contest, all writers authorize the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all cash awards will be split equally between the writers. If a screenplay is written by multiple writers, prizes will be divided at the writers' discretion.

Entrants to the New York Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays.

The competition is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted. Please retain an original copy of your screenplay.

Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.
The New York Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.

By entering the New York Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant’s own work.

Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our screenwriting contest guidelines and standard judging criteria; however, the contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
You agree to indemnify and hold us (including our employees, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, co-branders or other partners) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by you or any third party due to or arising out of project(s) you submit, transmit or make available to our awards competition.

The New York Screenplay Contest reserves the right to make any necessary changes to deadlines, dates, rules, and scheduling.

Script Guidelines

Before you submit your script, please make sure you review the following guidelines. To make the best impression on the judges please follow the professional guidelines.

All scripts must be submitted in English.

Scripts should be written in standard screenplay or teleplay format. If submitted electronically, submit in one of the following formats: PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.

Scripts should be standard length.
Full-Length Features: 70 - 140 pages
Short Film Scripts: under 70 pages
TV Drama Pilots: 25 - 70 pages
TV Sitcom Pilots: 25 - 45 pages
Stageplays: 5 - 75 pages
Treatments: 1 - 10 pages
Concepts: 1 - 5 pages

If you’re submitting your script by mail, please print it on plain white three-hole-punched paper and bind it with two or three brads.

Pages must be numbered.

Include a standard title page, listing the title of your script, name of the author(s), mailing address, telephone number, and email address. This is for our administrative purposes only. The judges will not have access to this information.

Please do not include your name or contact information within the body of your script.
Contestants who reside outside the U.S. may use A4 size paper or other standard paper and binding used by industry professionals in your region.

Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges. However, if you’re submitting a TV Pilot you may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes.

If you have a question that is not answered above, please contact us by email. A representative will reply to you within 24 hours.

Happy writing and good luck!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting a project to the New York Screenplay Contest, you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all of the Rules and Conditions and that you are duly authorized to submit your project into competition. Entrants to the New York Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays. The competition is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted. Please retain an original copy of your screenplay. Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission. The New York Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition. By entering the New York Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people. Entry fees are non-refundable. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant’s own work. Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our screenwriting contest guidelines and standard judging criteria; however, the contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges. You agree to indemnify and hold us (including our employees, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, co-branders or other partners) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by you or any third party due to or arising out of project(s) you submit, transmit or make available to our awards competition.