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Finishing in 2nd place for our Summer 2016 international screenwriting competition is a great achievement. Stephen Woodward and his script THE FLYER fought off some high-quality scripts, including third placed BALLERINA GIRL by Evan Cooper and other honourable mentions. Stephen thoroughly deserved this placing and we are delighted to tell you all a little more about him.

For finishing in second place Stephen receives:

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.) & studios (Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, etc.). You keep ALL the option/sales money. 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. Intensive pitch coaching to help you get immediate attention and stand out as a pro amongst the hordes of wannabes.


Here’s some background on Stephen:

Stephen Woodward is a screenwriter from Tennessee and holds an MFA in fiction from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. His latest script, THE FLYER, earned semifinals status in the 2015 BlueCat and Page screenwriting contests, and it was an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition for screenwriting in 2016. Stephen’s script CRUSH won the WriteMovies screenwriting competition in 2013. Learn more at

And here is some information on the second placed script, THE FLYER:

THE FLYER is an adventure/historical biopic: Despite the doubts of his family and friends, Wilbur Wright races to invent a powered flying machine before a wealthy scientist can launch his own.

Congratulations to Stephen on his second placed finish!

Follow in Stephen’s footsteps and enter in our current main international contest, the Winter 20116 screenwriting competition RIGHT HERE! Don’t forget that you can still get free entry to the Winter contest by ordering one of our consultancy packages – Judging Feedback for just $99, and Studio Consulting (only $129), with in-depth feedback from Development Notes at only $199!  And at a unique price of $399 you can get up to an hour of consultancy from a top studio executive with our Elite Consultancies. Our Deluxe Package is also available. The Deluxe Package consists of Development Notes, Studio Consulting and free entry to the Winter contest. And, of course, you’ll also be entered into the Featured Script of the Month automatically for no extra cost, too!

Here is the biography on third placed winner Evan Cooper… one more to come on our overall winner Tory Williams very shortly.



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