Winter 2016 Competition – Book submission (£59 GBP, up to 200 pages)

WriteMovies Winter 2016 Competition

Thanks to everyone who has entered into what could be your last chance to gain our $5,200 in prizes and get pitched to the top of the industry! Here’s what the competition was about… results coming on this page soon!


After the success of our recent contests, we are delighted to announce the WriteMovies Winter 2016 Screenwriting Competition! Earn $2000 in a cash prize plus over $3000 in script development from us, and get your script promoted to the top of the international film industry by the writing company with the strongest track record of delivering success to its winning entries – us. Hundreds of writers have found representation and many have had their scripts produced through our competitions since 1999. Screenplays, teleplays and pilot scripts are all welcomed.

Ways to enter… ($USD options)

Reasons to enter…

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This page enables you to submit directly to our competition for £59, for a book up to 200 pages (email info@writemovies.com if you need us to create a button for a longer book – $1 per page thereafter).
Take your Chance to be the next Academy Award winner discovered by WriteMovies founder Alex Ross. The WriteMovies International Writing Contest for screenwriters, TV Writers, Playwrights, Novelists and Short Story writers. Like 1000’s of other successful writers, you can find out if you have the right project for the studios and if you do, we will go to bat for you! Alex Ross (founder of WriteMovies), has discovered two Academy Award nominees. Will you be the third? Let us show you how to make your script fly. When it does, we will personally submit it to several top agencies, production companies and studios for you. Only 1000 entries will be accepted. Enter early and save! Out of close to three hundred “contest sites,” WriteMovies is one of only a handful that has produced movies from winning projects. “The List”, was written by WriteMovies winner Marcus Folmar and distributed by Warner Bros. Several novels have also been published and plays produced. Production companies, studios and agencies contact us all the time about our winners. The founder of the company discovered Andrew Niccol who wrote & produced THE TRUMAN SHOW (Academy Nominated) as well as Iris Yamashita, Academy Nominated for LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA amongst others. We succeed when you succeed.

Payment and Submissions Form (alternative submission method also provided underneath):

Competitions General Dates, Deadlines and Terms

This competition is now closed. To gain free entry to our next main competition, order a Consultancy package now!

 

Contest Dates and Deadlines

  • Early Bird Entry (October 24th – November 13th): $29
  • Standard Entry (November 14th – December 4th): $34
  • Late Entry (December 5th – December 24th): $44
  • Extended Late Entry limited availability (December 25th – January 15th): $49
  • Flat Fee for Books: $59 – CLICK HERE!

Main Contest Result Dates

  • Quarter-finalists: February 17th
  • Semi-finalists: March 10th
  • Winners: March 31st

Entry terms and prizes:

  • Entries must have cover sheet with contact info in order to be considered.
  • Grand Prize: $2,000 in cash and guaranteed representation. 1 Full year of script mentoring for the winners, including development notes on all re-writes of winning scripts. Worth $3,200
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company with theatrical credits wishes to option the script, we will fly the winner to Los Angeles and pay (up to $4,000) for their accommodation. We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies (such as Neal Moritz Productions, Bruckheimer Films, Scott Rudin Prods.) and studios (Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, etc.). You keep ALL the option/sales money up to $1m. The Grand Prize winner is also pitched to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale. We will pitch your script to companies such as CAA, ICM, William Morris Endeavor, ACME, The Gage Group, etc. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web. The second-place winner will receive our free Platinum consulting package. The third-place winner will receive our free Gold consulting package. Intensive pitch coaching to help you get immediate attention and stand out as a pro amongst the hordes of wannabes.
  • Note: We no longer accept checks due to issues with fraud. Please use the Paypal options when participating.
  • There are no physical items deliverable under our services – all reports will be provided by email in standard document formats.
  • Refunds or cancellations must be requested within 14 days and/or before any public announcement of winning entries and/or before receipt of any completed Consulting report (which will typically be within 7-14 days). Disagreement with the opinion and suggestions of the Analyst is not accepted as valid grounds for a refund, however we are happy to receive other feedback and enquiries.

If you need another way of submitting, use these options:

Make your purchase here (depending on the submission date, further payment may be needed):

To simply enter the main Contest:

Then:

TO EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION TO US:

  1. Click HERE to generate an email (if you have email software installed), or just create an email to “author@writemovies.com” yourself.
  2. ATTACH your script file, ensuring that it has a coversheet with your contact details (File Formats: pdf, txt, doc, docx).
  3. Then SELECT, COPY AND PASTE all of the text from below, into the body of the email.
  4. Add your details to it as indicated – all items marked * are essential for legal purposes and your script may be rejected or returned to you if any of them are missing. 
  5. Once you’re done, hit Send!

What to select, copy and paste (all of the below, until the end of the box!):

Please find attached my submission to WRITEMOVIES. I have made payment via the PayPal options provided on the WriteMovies website on: (DATE OF PAYMENT)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

(Simply type or paste your answers (in brief) at the end of these questions…)

  • How did you hear about us?:
  • *First Name:
  • *Last Name:
  • *Email address:
  • Twitter handle (so we can give you a shout-out if you’re successful!):
  • Contact phone number:
  • *Mailing address (needed, to help us prove that we are not engaged in a fraudulent or money-laundering activities – we will not send you any direct mail unless you win a contest and consent to receiving items by post):
  • Please tell us a little about your writing background:
  • *Title of Project:
  • *Number of Pages:
  • *Entry Type (choose one and delete the others): Screenplay / Pilot / Spec / Book / Play / Short Story
  • Additional Authors:
  • Brief Synopsis:
  • Additional Comments:

By sending this email, I agree:

1. To the accuracy of the information provided.

2. That the material submitted is my sole and original work and that I own all rights to it.

3. To my holding WriteMovies and all those involved in it, harmless from and defends them against all claims demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any stories submitted to the competition or on any screenplay developed out of such stories.

4. That I recognize that WriteMovies and those involved in the competition to which this submitted entry pertains, may have access to, and/or, may have created, or have commissioned, through some other independent source, or may have otherwise acquired, literary materials and concepts, similar to the material submitted hereunder, in theme, idea, plot, format, or in any other respect. I agree that I will not under such circumstances, be entitled to any compensation, nor consideration of any kind, through the use by WriteMovies of any material so acquired. The ownership of any literary work submitted shall remain vested in the author, until otherwise assigned by contract.

5. That should I be one of the winners, I grant WriteMovies the exclusive right to submit my material to as many studios, production companies and agencies as seen fit, for a period of ninety days. I also grant WriteMovies the right to use my name, as well as the title and synopsis of my submitted material, in all publicity and promotional activities related to the competition. I also grant WriteMovies the right to contact me to provide me with contest updates.

6. That the burden of obtaining copyright or otherwise protecting any proprietary interests in the material rests entirely with me.

Thanks very much!