Deadlines and Fees
Final – December 15th, 2017 – $69
Quarterfinalist – January 12th, 2018
Semifinalist – February 2nd, 2018
Finalist – February 23rd, 2018
Winner – March 30th, 2018
Every submission will get at least two rounds of reads, with finalists getting up to six.
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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.
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 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 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, Director 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.
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
Distribution (Top Three Winners)
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– Curated introduction of your writing to creatives in the industry
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