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20-Apr-2014 6:23am PDT  

 

HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY CONTEST

4 Annual

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217 Palos Verdes Blvd
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Redondo Beach CA 90277
USA
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Action / Adventure
Biographical / Historical
Comedy
Drama
Family
Horror
Sci-Fi
Thriller
Reality TV Concept
Short Screenplay
TV Drama
TV Sitcom
TV Spec Script
Stage Play
Treatment

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our aim, quite simply, is to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in storytelling from around the world. We identify emerging talent and place top new writers firmly on the industry’s radar directly in the heart of the motion picture capital of the world.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest!

Over $46,000 in cash, prizes, and services will be awarded to this year’s winning screenwriters and finalists alone. Winners and finalists in several competition categories receive cash prizes, exclusive benefits from our industry leading partners, and priceless introductions and meetings with some of Hollywood’s top production companies and talent agencies.

Hollywood is certainly one tough nut to crack, but if you’ve got the skills, we’ll get you the recognition you deserve. From there, where your story goes is up to you.

CATEGORIES OF ENTRY:

The Hollywood Screenplay Contest recognizes excellence in a wide variety of genres, categories and script lengths.


Prizes will be awarded in all of the following competition categories:

Feature Screenplays (75 pages and longer)
Action / Adventure
Biography / Historical
Comedy
Science Fiction
Drama
Thriller
Family Film
Horror
Short Screenplays (under 75 pages)
Short screenplays of all genres.
Television Scripts and Pilots
Original Drama
Original Sitcom
Spec Script for Existing Series
Stage Plays
Stage Plays of any length or genre.
Treatments
Film and television treatments 10 pages and under of any genre.
Reality Television Concepts
Reality Television Concepts 5 pages and under.

PRIZES:

Over $20,000 in cash, prizes, and services will be awarded to this year’s winning screenwriters and Official Finalists.

Judges will bestow awards in the following tiers for each of the competitive entry categories.

Grand Prize Winner
Gold Winner
Silver Winner
Bronze Winner
12 Official Finalists
 
In addition, one Grand Jury Prize will be awarded to the overall best screenplay selected from among all competition categories as determined by our Official Jury.

Winners and Official Finalists will also receive prize packages including products and screenwriting services from our sponsors and partner companies.

ORGANIZERS
John Vincent (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
Contest Rules and Regulations

Please read the following Rules and Regulations carefully.

1) All scripts must be submitted in English. Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

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

3) Screenplays written by up to four 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. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By submitting online to the Hollywood 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.

4) To enter your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.

5) Entrants to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays.

6) Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

7) You may submit your entry and payment either online or by mail. No preference will be given to either method of submission.

8) Entries must be mailed and postmarked by the applicable Entry Deadline.

9) 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.

10) The Hollywood Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.

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

12) Entry fees are non-refundable.

13) Screenplays submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number.

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

15) The decisions of the judges are final.

16) By submitting to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, you are authorized to submit to the Contest, and your entry does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, you are authorized to submit to the Contest, you agree to all rules and regulations, and your entry does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people. Contest Rules and Regulations Please read the following Rules and Regulations carefully. 1) All scripts must be submitted in English. Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law. 2) Judges and employees who work for the Hollywood Screenplay Contest are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members. 3) Screenplays written by up to four 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. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By submitting online to the Hollywood 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. 4) To enter your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text. 5) Entrants to the Hollywood Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays. 6) Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted. 7) You may submit your entry and payment either online or by mail. No preference will be given to either method of submission. 8) Entries must be mailed and postmarked by the applicable Entry Deadline. 9) 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. 10) The Hollywood Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition. 11) By entering the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people. 12) Entry fees are non-refundable. 13) Screenplays submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number. 14) Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant’s own work. 15) The decisions of the judges are final.