The WeScreenplay Feature Competition is dedicated to discover and expose new talent to the entertainment industry. This competition strives to provide industry exposure to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told.
We want to thank every entrant for submitting their work. All of the scripts were so compelling, and choosing the winners was as challenging as it was enjoyable. We have chosen our winners thanks to a wonderful team of readers and our industry jury:
Juliet Berman, Head of Development at Treehouse Pictures
Juliet Berman oversees the development and packaging of the Treehouse Pictures slate. Credits at Treehouse include Producer of SET IT UP, released on Netflix last year, Executive Producer on SAND CASTLE also for Netflix, with Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill starring, Co-producer on MEDITERRANEA, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, and Associate Producer on THAT AWKWARD MOMENT and ADULT WORLD.
Scott Carr, Lit Manager at Management SGC
Scott Carr is the principal literary manager at Management SGC. He has a history of working hard with his clients to sell their specs, get them staffed, and land them open writing assignments. He’s successfully worked with young writers to see their work realized, like with MISS SLOANE starring Jessica Chastain.
Melissa Azizi, Development Exec and Producer
Melissa Azizi is an executive at Pretty Pictures (THE DANISH GIRL, KINSEY). Melissa was on the WeScreenplay Feature Jury last year and is currently producing last year’s 2nd place winner’s script!
Brian Goldberg, Agent at WPA
Brian Goldberg works as a literary agent at Worldwide Production Agency – WPA. WPA clients have been involved with projects like IT: CHAPTER TWO, RIOT GIRLS, and AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
A sincere congratulations to the writers who are advancing. Please make sure to congratulate these writers on the Facebook announcement and Twitter announcement — they deserve it!
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A LITTLE MORE by Michael Pedley
When a depressed drunk who claims to be Cupid becomes his new patient, a widowered psychiatrist must find the truth amidst the bitter ramblings and help the drunk find a purpose in life again.
SUDDEN SEQUEL DEATH SYNDROME by Doug Mallette
In slasher films there’s that main group of friends, those rowdy teens being targeted by the masked killer… but there’s always those poor innocent bystanders in the wrong place at the wrong time, murdered just pad to the body count. This is the story of one of those bystanders.
Grand Prize Winner
MAKE BELIEVE by Brit Cowan
When the fairy tale creatures from her vivid childhood imagination start appearing in her everyday adult life, an aspiring filmmaker must learn to fully embrace their magic in order to unlock her creativity and live happily ever after.
Congratulations to the winners! The jury loved your scripts and we’re excited to work with you to see what’s next in your writing careers.
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