September 30, 2018

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Wants to Help You Launch Your Career

ScreenCraft is now looking to offer valuable mentorship and professional support to aspiring screenwriters.

Do you have a feature film or original TV script and want to take your career to the next level, right? Well, the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship might be just the opportunity to do it. Now in its 6th year, the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is offering a chance for four aspiring screenwriters to receive mentorship and professional support from some of the biggest names in the film industry, including those who represent screenwriters Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place), and Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), as well as actors Brad Pitt, Amy Adams, and Rachel Weisz. Not only that, but participants also receive an attractive prize package, meetings with development executives at five of the biggest film studios in the world, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles and accommodations at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

According to ScreenCraft co-founder John Rhodes, the Fellowship offers a unique and priceless opportunity for screenwriters to not only gain important knowledge and insight into their craft but also get noticed by those who have the ability to take their careers to the next level. Rhodes says:

This fellowship is hands down our most effective program for getting writers repped at top agencies and management companies. And the meetings we set them up on are invaluable - and really fun. It's so cool to see the excitement when we roll onto Universal Studios' lot or the Paramount lot to take general meetings with execs. 

Judges and Mentors

As always, ScreenCraft has managed to cull an impressive panel of judges.

  • Adam Kolbrenner, Madhouse Entertainment
  • Kailey Marsh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners
  • Ari Lubet, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Scott Stoops, Good Fear
  • Andrew Wilson, Zero Gravity
  • Tracy Kopulsky, MXN Entertainment

Prizes

Up to four screenwriters will be chosen for the fellowship. Prizes include:

  • An all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles for industry introductions, meetings and mentorship (accommodations at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)
  • Hollywood meetings with literary agents and managers, award-winning screenwriters, mentor meetings with studio execs from 5 studios (Universal, Fox, Sony, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros.), and mentorship with film and TV producer Lawrence Grey.
  • Three months of one-on-one consultation and creative development with the ScreenCraft team and network of entertainment industry mentors
  • Free passes to Robert McKee’s STORY seminar in either Los Angeles, New York City, or London ($865 value)
  • Free screenwriting software courtesy of WriterDuet Pro ($199 value)

NItty Gritty

Here are a few important details and rules about the Fellowship you should know before you enter. (But be sure to read the full list of Rules and Eligibility before submitting your script!)

  • Anyone from anywhere in the world can enter, but must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have earned less than $50K from professional writing services for film or TV
  • No limit on the number of entries you can submit
  • Entry fee: $49 (early deadline on November 2nd, $69 (regular deadline on January 31st), and $79 (final deadline on February 28th)
  • Feature screenplays must be between 75 and 140 pages.
  • Comedy TV pilot scripts should be between 25 and 40 pages. Drama TV pilot scripts should be between 45 and 65 pages.
  • Final Deadline: February 28th, 2019

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now taking submissions, so head on over to its website and get your entry in before the final February 28th deadline    

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