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. Scroll down to see the results rolling in!
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. Through our exclusive arrangement with TALENTSCOUT INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (TSIM) we can offer the winner representation. 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.can guarantee the contest winner representation.
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. We succeed, when you succeed!
- Overall Winner – DESERT RUN, by Christopher Thomas!
- 2nd Place – KLONDIKE MIKE, by Thomas Zmiarovich!
- 3rd Place – FIRE ON THE ISLAND, by Timothy Jay Smith!
- Best Studio Script – DESERT RUN, by Christopher Thomas! With Honorable Mentions to: CHARMER, David Kurtz, and KLONDIKE MIKE, Thomas Zmiarovich.
- Best Indie Script – FIRE ON THE ISLAND, by Timothy Jay Smith! With Honorable Mentions also to: LOVERS IN PARIS by Andy Conway, and THE UNDERTAKER’S CHILDREN by Natasha Le Petit.
- Best Short Script – ROLL WITH IT, by Rosie Byrnes!
- Best Long Form Pilot – HOLLYWOOD’S MOST WANTED: I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP, ESE, by Manuel Jiminez!
- Best Book – BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN, by Urs Aebersold!
- Best Stageplay – THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, by John Woodard!
- Best Video Game Script – BIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL, by Richard Guimond!
Check out the PRIZES and JUDGES INFO below.
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|
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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.