Take your screenwriting career to the next level by entering ScreenCraft's 2nd Annual Screenwriting Fellowship, where you could win the chance to fly to L.A. to meet with major entertainment executives, producers and representatives, as well as receive mentorship by the likes of (500) Days of Summer screenwriter Scott Neustadter.
Probably one of the most promising and exciting things about this Fellowship is its track record after just one year of being in existence. All three recipients from last year are now being represented by top talent agencies and have projects in active development. If you're curious to know what the whole experience is like, check out this interview with last year's Fellows, Rob Haffey, T.A. Snyder, and Amanda Parham.
Here's a bit from ScreenCraft's website about this opportunity:
Presented by Celtx, the Fellowship is designed to advance the careers of talented TV and Film screenwriters through ongoing consultation and introductions to key entertainment industry executives and talent representatives. This is not merely a script contest; it is a chance to enter an intensive on-going program meant to foster relationships with industry professionals.
Up to four screenwriters will be selected and awarded the Fellowship this year. Fellows receive:
- 6 months of development and consultation with the ScreenCraft consulting team
- $1,000 stipend and round-trip travel to Los Angeles to be mentored one-on-one by industry professionals including:
- Scott Neustadter, Screenwriter (The Fault In Our Stars, The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer)
- Jen Grisanti, Story Consultant, International Speaker, Writing Instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of many books
- Jordan Horowitz, Academy-Award nominated producer (The Kids are All Right)
- Meetings with literary agents, managers from top firms including WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm, Anonymous Content, 3Arts Entertainment, Kaplan/Perrone and more
- Meetings with studio executives and producers from such companies as Warner Bros, Paramount, Fox, HBO, Nu Image and more
Entries will be judged based on story, voice, originality, characterization, structure, dialogue, and overall craft. There is a fee to enter:
- By November 1st, 2014: $39
- By December 1st (final deadline): $49
- By December 15th (late entries): $69
As far as eligibility goes, anyone and everyone worldwide may participate as long as they're at least 18 and have earned less than $20,000 from professional TV/film wiring services. The absolute final deadline to submit your TV/film scripts and cover letter is December 15th, 2014. Ready to go? Submit here!