THE VENERABLE WRITEMOVIES CONTEST, HELPING WRITERS SUCCEED SINCE 2000.
Grand Prizes: Up to $1 million in option monies from the producers & studios we work with.
If an established studio/production company makes an offer on your project, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days.
Furthermore, the top ten projects will be considered for representation. Through its wide reaching agency contacts, TSIM can also help find you a literary agent. TSIM is a boutique management company which concentrates on representing international clients – whose work sells in the US and EU.
Over the last 18 years HUNDREDS of writers have found representation and writing assignments through us, gotten THOUSANDS of pitch meetings, had their projects optioned, sold and produced just because they excelled in the WriteMovies Contest. Let us open doors for you.
Here’s the full list of categories:
- Stageplays (theatre)
- Teleplays (long and short form pilots)
- Spec scripts
- Books, including comic books and graphic novels
- Video game scripts
Check out the PRIZES, RESULTS DATES, and JUDGES INFO below.
Entry fees, deadline dates for each medium:
|Entry Windows||Feature & stageplay prices||Book & Video Game Prices||Teleplay Prices|
|Early Bird Entry
(March 23rd – April 5th)
(April 6th – April 26th)
(April 27th – May 17th)
|Extended Late Entry
(May 18th – June 7th)
|ENTER HERE||ENTER HERE||ENTER HERE|
Prizes and awards up for grabs in each category… Click on the prizes to learn more about them!
|PRIZES||Overall Winner||Best Studio Script||Best Indie Script||Best Short Script||Best Long Form Pilot||Best Short Form Pilot||Best Book||Best Stageplay||Best Video Game Script|
|$2000 Cash Prize||YES|
|Year of script and pitching development worth $3200||YES||YES||YES|
|Confidential Studio Manual||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Inktip prizes guaranteed to winner||
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Placed Winners
|Guaranteed Pitching to Industry||
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Placed Winners
|Virtual Film School exclusive previews||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
Get a taste of some of these prizes EARLY – our Script Development Notes services start from just $119!
|Overall Winner||Best Studio Script||Best Indie Script||Best Short Script||Best Long Form Pilot||Best Short Form Pilot||Best Book||Best Stageplay||Best Video Game Script|
|10th August||3rd August||3rd August||3rd August||27th July||27th July||20th July||13th July||6th July|
Enter your screenplay or stageplay here…
Entry terms and prizes:
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We have a high calibre team of agents, managers, producers and studio executives who act as our judges. Due to the work commitments of these people it is hard to release a list of names at an early stage because they have a tendency of vanishing on location etc. at short notice. We will however release a list of judges as we get closer to the contest ending.
Our founder, CEO, BAFTA member and film producer. He is presently producing BAFTA winner and twice Academy nominated, director Habib Zagarpour’s first feature: SQUADRON and will produce Carolyn Krass’ award-winning screenplay: MAGNETIC, with Diane Nabatoff and Jon Amiel directing.
He has had the privilege of working with and discovering several Academy Award nominees, to include: Andrew Niccol (TRUMAN SHOW), Iris Yamashita (LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA), Pat Duncan (MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS), Habib Zargarpour (THE PERFECT STORM) etc. Learn more about Alex here.
Our Director of World Wide Development, and a former BBC writer with nearly 150 broadcast credits. Ian has been a Hollywood Script Analyst for WriteMovies since 2013 and has helped hundreds of writers to improve their scripts and pitches in that time.
Our youngest analyst adds the perspective of the most profitable audience group out there. Jamie has also spent two years working as an analyst and assistant for WriteMovies, and before that earned a degree in Film Studies.