December 5, 2015 at 8:46AM, Edited December 5, 8:52AM
Important Update: 2016 PAGE Awards Screenwriting Competition
Ready to kick-start your screenwriting career?
The 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition is now open for entries!
In a few short months our Judges will once again present a total of 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Our winning writers will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 - including Gold, Silver & Bronze Prizes in each of our ten genre categories - plus our huge $25,000 Grand Prize!
Most importantly, over the past decade the PAGE Awards competition has become widely recognized as one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide, and many of our past winners now have movies and television shows in production, on the air and in theaters.
Here's just a small sample of some of the great news coming in from our past winners:
>> 2008 PAGE Award Winner Bill Dubuque wrote the Warner Bros. movies THE JUDGE, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and THE ACCOUNTANT, starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. Bill also recently signed a 7-figure deal with Universal to write THE REAL McCOY for Chris Pratt, and his Gold Prize-winning drama THE HEADHUNTER'S CALLING is currently filming in Toronto, starring Gerard Butler and Alfred Molina. He is represented by PAGE Judge Eric Williams at Zero Gravity and by CAA.
>> The 2010 PAGE Gold Prize-winning horror movie MAGGIE, by John Scott III, was released earlier this year, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in the starring roles. John wrote the new feature PARABLE X, which he will also be directing, and he was just named to Variety's list of "10 Screenwriters to Watch." He is represented by Sly Predator and ICM.
>> The 2014 Grand Prize-winning action movie THREE OF SWORDS, by Matias Caruso, was optioned by PAGE Judge Mitchell Peck of Peck Entertainment. Mitchell brought the script to all the major agencies, and after fielding several offers of representation, Matias chose to sign with CAA. CAA is now presenting the script to some of their top directors.
>> After winning her Silver Prize in 2005, Janet Lin was signed by The Gersh Agency and landed a job on the writing staff of the CBS series WATERFRONT. The following year, she got staffed on the Fox series BONES, and over several seasons worked her way up through the ranks to the position of producer. Last year she served as one of the head producers on the ABC series FOREVER.
>> After winning his Gold Prize in 2012, Graham Norris was signed by PAGE Judge Joe Riley of Velocity Entertainment. Shortly thereafter, Graham landed a job on the writing staff of the CW series iZOMBIE, and he was signed by UTA. Now Deadline has announced that iZOMBIE creator Rob Thomas is backing Graham as Executive Producer on Graham's new TV series TEMPEST.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg! You can read more about our past winners and some of their terrific achievements on the Success Stories pages of our website:
And remember, you could be next!
Are you planning to enter our 2016 competition?
We've kept our contest entry fees at the same low rate as ever, so if you enter today (or anytime before our Early Entry Discount Deadline on January 15) you can submit your script for as little as $39. Just go to the How to Enter page on our website and click the "Enter Now!" button to access our easy online entry form:
This is just the beginning of our most exciting year ever, and I hope you will be a part of it!
We'd love to help launch your career!
The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards