About the Contest

The WeScreenplay Feature Screenwriting Competition is about providing screenwriters exposure to get their stories told. Only feature scripts are accepted. There are over $20,000 in prizes and the top three winners will be promoted across several platforms.

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Deadlines and Fees

Final – December 15th, 2017 – $69

Announcements

Quarterfinalist – January 12th, 2018
Semifinalist – February 2nd, 2018
Finalist – February 23rd, 2018
Winner – March 30th, 2018

Guaranteed Reads

Every submission will get at least two rounds of reads, with finalists getting up to six.

View Your Scores

Every score you receive from judges will be available by logging into Coverfly. (Yes, WeScreenplay is Coverfly-qualifying!)

Judge’s Notes for Finalists

The Top 25 will receive 1-2 pages of notes on their script, in addition to any notes or coverage purchased during entry.

The Mentors

Juliet Berman

Juliet Berman, is a Creative Executive at Treehouse Pictures (ALL IS LOST, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT). From award-winning dramas to star-studded comedies, Juliet has worked on a wide range of feature films and knows the industry from the indie-level all the way up to studio films.

Le’Ander Nicholson

Le’Ander Nicholson is a literary manager at BelieveLand who signed the 2016 winner Kenlon Clarke. He specializes in developing writers and has a broad network across the industry having worked for production companies and top 5 Hollywood agencies.

Melissa Azizi

Melissa Azizi is an executive at Pretty Pictures (THE DANISH GIRL, KINSEY). Melissa has worked as an executive in the industry for years and is now branching out to produce and develop films of her own.

Dave Green

Dave GreenDirector of Earth to Echo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which hit theatres in summer 2016. His advice and insight as a visual director will be invaluable to writers of all genres.

Prizes

Grand Prize - $3,950 ($1,000 in cash, $2,500 in prizes) + Mentorships + Distribution
2nd Place - $1,560 in prizes + Distribution
3rd Place - $1,150 in prizes + Distribution
4th and 5th - $630 in prizes each
Finalists (Top 25) - $550 in prizes each

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Distribution (Top Three Winners)

– Interview publication that highlight your work and successes to create heat around you as a writer
– Curated introduction of your writing to creatives in the industry
– Distribution to WeScreenplay’s contacts with producers, agents, and managers, including:

Throughline
Mar Vista Entertainment
Think Tank
Foremost
Smart Entertainment
Ugly Duckling
Muraviov Company
Oriah Entertainment
Abaca Films
Little Big Shot
MPE
Abundant Media
Full Auto Films
Tilted Pictures
Valleywood Entertainment
Picture Lab Entertainment
Urban Way
High Five
Bellevue Productions
Barry Perleman
Dahooma
Destiny Pictures
Management SGC
Cross Creek Pictures
Playback Motion
Citizen Skull Productions
Capital Creations
Super Vision Entertainment
Eminent Pictures
Sixth Sense Productions
Kailey Marsh
Echo Lake
Film Star Pictures
Taylor Lane
House of 4 Films
Church Hugger
Itchy Productions
Mutressa
Envoy Pictures
Cartel Pictures
Avva Pictures
OBB Pictures
Bad Hat Harry
Nasser
Go East Media
Barry Katz Entertainment
Stobby Entertainment
Boulder Light Pictures
JuVee Productions
Generate LA
Paper Street Films
Darius Films
Cinterra Pictures
Red Entertainment
Mosaic Entertainment
The Fyzz
Jittery Monkeys

Check out our platinum sponsors

The Script Lab

The Script Lab is a comprehensive resource for screenwriters, filmmakers, content creators and film enthusiasts, offering a broad range of educational, motivational and industry-related content.

InkTip

Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

StoryBoard Development Group

Storyboard Development Group is an in-person discussion about the screenplays of films about to be release to talk about the writing before people are influenced by what is on the screen. It’s an incredible way to learn what to do (and not to do) from scripts in production.

Save the Cat!

Save the Cat! has become an industry staple for all screenwriters as Blake Snyder candidly gives an inside look at how to make your writing ideas more marketable. The success of the book has inspired an educational online experience that can help every writer at every stage of their writing.

Movie Magic Screenwriter

Movie Magic Screenwriter is the best selling screenplay formatting software and the choice of Hollywood professionals. Integrated outlining, online collaboration, the ability to compare drafts of screenplays and the most comprehensive production features of any screenwriting software all make Movie Magic Screenwriter the clear choice for getting your stories from concept to screen.

International Screenwriter’s Association

ISA CONNECT was developed to connect you with Producers, Directors, Agents and Managers who are actively looking for screenplays or screenwriters. It’s a fast and efficient way to let approved industry pros find out about you and your work. As they say, whether you’re a new writer or well on your way, it’s never too late to CONNECT.

Good In a Room

Stephanie Palmer is the former Director of Creative Affairs for MGM and one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 35 Executives Under 35. She created Good in a Room to help talented creators ensure that they were presenting their ideas in the best possible way.

LA Screenwriter

Angela Bourassa is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LA Screenwriter, a leading source of advice and insights for writers around the world. She will be helping all WISC winner’s craft an attention grabbing logline.

The Writers Store

Always on the cutting-edge of advancements in the craft, The Writers Store knows that the one-of-a-kind products and services available from The Writers Store will benefit you with the artistic process.

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Standard Entry

$69

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Standard entry plus 1-2 pages of judge’s notes

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Enter with Basic Coverage

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Standard entry plus 5 pages of judge’s notes

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Enter with Full Coverage

ADD $79

Standard entry plus 5 pages of judge’s notes and a 2 page synopsis

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You may also submit via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

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