Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition Book Submissions

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition Book Submissions: Major international screenwriting competition, refocused upon what writers value most about us…

Thanks to everyone who’s entered so far, for what’s proving to be a very interesting contest. We changed our price/prize weightings this competition to encourage earlier submissions and spread our judging workloads out more evenly – which was even more successful than we intended! As we were still expecting a big influx of later submissions, and maybe some of you were counting on us adding an extra week for submissions as we’ve done before, we’ve now got spare judging capacity for the coming weeks, and we’d like to use it to make a bonus offer to you. If you’ve submitted to the competition already, you can now submit further scripts easily for just $20 each!

So, if you’ve not entered yet, we’re keeping the contest open for another 2 weeks: and once you’ve submitted once, you can submit us a further script for a combined cost of $79 for 2, $99 for 3, £119 for 4 and so on! That’s a great deal and keeps getting better the more scripts you submit! CLICK HERE to get your script to us now…

To take the advantage of this great bonus offer, just email us at info@writemovies.com and we’ll send you a link where you can submit your extra scripts from just $20 extra each! Whatever your story… it won’t get you anywhere by staying on the shelf! Maybe it’s a new passion project, or one you’ve had sitting on the shelf for while – either way, this could be your time to shine! Take your chance in the Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest NOW!

There’s $1500 available in prize money, plus over $3000 in script development available from us, and all-new bonuses and promotion through InkTip (see below!) – so that we can promise to continue to develop and promote three winners to the top of the international film industry, through 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. All submissions also get free automatic entry to our Featured Script of the Month contest – awarding free consultancy and re-entry to the most interesting script we receive every month!


Ways to enter… ($USD options)

Reasons to enter…

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This page enables you to submit directly to our competition (below). But to combine your entry with any of our other services, click on one of these points:

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


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Contest Dates and Deadlines

  • Early Bird Entry (February 20th – March 12th): $29
  • Standard Entry (March 13th – April 2nd): $39
  • Late Entry (April 3rd – April 23rd): $49
  • Extended Late Entry limited availability (April 24th – May 14th): $59
  • FINAL Bonus Extension (May 15th – May 28th) – $59. Plus enter extra scripts from just $20 each.
  • Flat Fee for Books: $69 – CLICK HERE!

Main Contest Result Dates

  • Quarter-finalists: June 9th
  • Semi-finalists: June 23rd
  • Winners: July 7th

Entry terms and prizes:

  • Entries must have cover sheet with contact info in order to be considered.
  • Grand Prize: $1,000 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 $300 is cash and our free Platinum consulting package.
  • The third-place winner will receive $200 and 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.
  • InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
    Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.
    Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
    Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.s sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.
  • 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!