The WeScreenplay Television Screenwriting Competition’s mission is to discover and expose new talent to the entertainment industry. Television Competition strives to provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told.
Diverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives – through the author and/or characters – that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. The contest accepts Features, TV Pilots, Web Series, and Shorts – we’re looking for underrepresented perspectives in any format.
WeScreenplay’s flagship feature contest, called one of the top screenwriting contests in the industry in 2017 by MovieBytes, offers two guaranteed reads, access to judges’ scores, and over $20,000 in prizes awarded to winners.
The winner will receive up to $10,000 to fund production of the winning short. The amount will be completely determined by the budget requested by the writer, and not by the contest. The $10,000 will be paid to the writer directly and can be used toward the budget of the film however the filmmakers see fit. The prize money will be paid in installments as the production of the film progresses.