May 16, 2015

ScreenCraft's 1st Annual Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest is Truly out of This World

ScreenCraft is back with yet another excellent screenwriting contest, this time for fresh voices working in sci-fi.

Even though it's the first year of the Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest, ScreenCraft didn't skimp on the prizes, which includes $2000 for the 1st place winner, as well as consultations with their stellar lineup of industry pros. As expected, the jury is full of incredible talent, including the contests featured judge, Hollywood agent Fred Spektor, who represents the likes of Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Jeremy Irons.

The Prizes

1st Place: $2000 and a phone call with a top literary manager

2nd Place: $500 and a phone call with a top literary manager

Top 5 Finalists:  Circulation and personal recommendation to ScreenCraft's network of over 60 Hollywood managers, agents, producers and development executives, as well as a lifetime license to use WriterDuet Pro.

All 50 Semi-finalists:  A 50% discount code to WriterDuet Pro

The Jury

  • Fred Spektor: legendary agent at CAA. His clients include Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Dan Aykroyd, John-Henry Butterworth (writer: Edge of Tomorrow), Stephen Hopkins (Predator 2, Lost in Space).
  • Kyle Benn: script development executive at Lionsgate, the company behind Gamer, Daybreakers, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Dredd.
  • Jeannette Frances: script development executive at Universal, the company behind Jurassic Park, Transformers, Repo Men, and 12 Monkeys.
  • Wayne Horten: script development executive at Paramount, the company behind  Star Trek, Escape from LA, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Transformers, Pacific Rim, and Interstellar.    
  • Alden Dalia: script development executive at Sony Pictures, the company behind Robocop, Elysium, Passengers, Starship Troopers, Resident Evil, Stealth, and Gattaca.

The contest is open to anyone around the world who is 18 and older. The entry fee for submissions is $39 until June 15th, $49 until August 1, and then $59 until the August 18th. Make sure to check out the Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest website for rules and eligibility.

Submissions close by August 18, 2015    

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