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18-Apr-2014 2:08pm PDT  

 

Writers Place Screenwriting Competition

9 Annual

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P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola FL 32524-1426
USA
Phone: 850-476-1405
Fax: 850-476-1039
contest@thewritersplace.org
http://www.thewritersplace.org

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

Full-Length Screenplay Competition
Full-length screenplay competition. Scripts not to exceed 130 double-spaced pages. Features & MOWs accepted from any genre, from any lifestyle orientation and from within and/or outside the US.

The Writers Place takes copyright infringement seriously. It is recommended that all work submitted should undergo either copyright certification via the Library of Congress or by way of the Writers Guild of America.
Teleplay/Short Screenplay Competition
Teleplay/Short screenplay competition. Scripts not to exceed 45 double-spaced pages. Screenplays accepted from any genre, from any lifestyle orientation and from within and/or outside the US.

The Writers Place takes copyright infringement seriously. It is recommended that all work submitted should undergo either copyright certification via the Library of Congress or by way of the Writers Guild of America.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Writers Place is an innovative pairing of award-winning writers and entertainment business executives who wish to aid aspiring professional writers by enhancing their material and by eliminating entertainment industry barriers. Our staff is dedicated to both the writer and the work. Our aim is to help you succeed in the business of show business.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Writers Place management has collaborated with studios, television networks and independent production companies, in both business and artistic endeavors.

Should our staff consider your work sufficient for representation (purchase or option), The Writers Place will employ all of its talent and experience to garner the necessary agent and/or production company exposure for the screenplay. Our goal is to eliminate plaguing industry choke points that can stifle creativity and substance.

The Writers Place programs include one-on-one script consultation, market research and positioning, pitch and presentation development, festival, manager, agent and producer targeting and support, and in-house development/production (teasers, shorts, marketing materials) for film and TV projects. We are the only service offering writers and writer/directors the business end of show business.

ORGANIZERS
James Fischer (Cofounder/Administrator) ; Jim Fischer (Cofounder/Administrator) ; Jim Fischer (Cofounder/Administrator) ; Paula Brancato (Cofounder/Programmer)

GENERAL RULES
1. Full-length scripts - not more than 130 pages.
2. Half-hour shorts or teleplays - not more than 45 pages.
3. Submissions must be in English.
4. Submissions must use 12-point Courier font.
5. Pages should be numbered.
6. If sending hard copy: 3-hole punch & brads with front & back cover (if sending hard copy).
7. No promotional material.
8. No shooting scripts.
9. Scripts should be copyrighted with the Library of Congress or registered with the WGA (recommended by not required).
10. Entry form, release agreement & appropriate fee must accompany each submission.
11. May enter more than one script.
12. $10 administrative charge for scripts submitted after contest period deadline.
13. Logline must accompany script submission.

WARNING!
The Writers Place takes copyright infringement seriously. It is recommended that all submissions should undergo either copyright certification via the Library of Congress or by way of the Writers Guild of America.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

As sole owner of the submitted work, I attest that the following is true and correct: 1. I understand that the reference "work" applies to all full length screenplays and all 1/2-hour shorts and teleplays, essentially the script in whatever style, form, or purpose. 2. I have read, understand and agree with the official rules of the competition, and I request that The Writers Place read, evaluate and judge my submitted work. 3. I warrant that I am the author of the submitted work, and that I have full and exclusive right to submit the work to The Writers Place Screenplay Competition based on the terms and conditions stated herein. I further understand that collaborative efforts must include each author's authorization based on this agreement, and that if more than one author selects to abide by the agreement, the reference "I" throughout the agreement applies to each designee, jointly and severally. 4. I warrant that the submitted work is not presently under option and/or has not been purchased by a third party. 5. Fees: Standard submissions must be postmarked not later than 30 April or 31 October, depending on which contest period the work(s) is intended to compete. The standard submission fee of $55.00 (full-length) or $35.00 (teleplay/short), US Dollar, must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions will be $85.00 for full-length or MOW packages (two scripts only) and $60.00 for 1/2 hour short or teleplay packages (two scripts only). For all scripts arriving after the standard deadline, a $10 late fee will be imposed per script. 6. I have retained two copies of the work and release The Writers Place of and from any and all liability for loss of, or damage to, the copy of said work submitted hereunder. 7. Multiple submissions: Each submission must be accompanied by a separate entry form, a separate submission release statement, and with the appropriate submission fee. 8. I understand that The Writers Place will not seek employment for me, nor will The Writers Place act in the capacity of an agent, manager, or representative in behalf of my work unless expressly asked to do so. 9. I hereby indemnify The Writers Place, their officers, employees, representatives, readers, judges, sponsors, and affiliates from and defend them against any and all claims, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expense loses, or liabilities arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, whether or not groundless, that may be in connection with the submission of this work. 10. I understand that any dispute should be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, state of California, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The arbitrator's decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and will be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear his or its own costs of arbitration and attorneys' fees. I have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions stated for The Writers Place Screenplay Competition.