If you've been itching to get your horror screenplay noticed so it can shock and terrify the world, you'll want to consider entering it into "the industry's #1 horror screenplay competition."
The ScreamCraft Horror Screenplay Contest is back for yet another round of impressive prizes and an even more impressive jury. Known for putting screenwriters' scripts in front of industry professionals that can actually do something with them, ScreenCraft has enlisted a team of top Hollywood representatives and producers to judge the contest:
- Scott Henderson: Agent at Paradigm Talent Agency, represents renowned horror filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Wannell (Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious)
- Andrew Wilson: Literary Manager at Zero Gravity, represents acclaimed horror writer Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Night Breed, The Midnight Meat Train)
- Ryan Turek: VP of Development at Blumhouse Productions (company credits include Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, Oculus, The Purge, Academy-award nominee Whiplash, and Unfriended)
- Miles Fineburg: Development Executive at Terror Films (Trace, The Chosen)
ScreamCraft winners not only receive cash prizes of up to $2000, but they also receive access to Hollywood executives specializing in the horror genre, including receiving development notes and phone calls from literary managers and agents. And just to sweeten the deal, the grand prize winner gets a phone call with C. Robert Cargill, who penned the screenplays for Sinister and Sinister 2.
Submissions must be received by July 1st, 2015. The early entry fee is $29, but after April 15th it goes up to $49. All contestants must be at least 18 years or older, and although anyone from anywhere in the world may participate, all screenplays must be written in English. For more on rules and eligibility, click here. If you're ready to roll, you can enter your horror script by clicking here.