Writing a poem for Valentine’s Day? If you’re feeling in a romantic mood, try writing a script you can submit to the WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award instead – the standard deadline is coming up on February 13th!
The late deadline for the WriteMovies Horror Award is January 9th. That means you’ve only got ONE WEEK to submit your script and give yourself the chance of winning some top prizes, plus free submission to our 2022 Screenwriting Contest!
The WriteMovies Horror Award is now open for submissions! Are you thinking about writing a horror script so you can enter? Here are our thoughts on the advantages of writing in this genre.
What does it take to win a screenwriting contest? WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy interviews Vanisha Renée Pierce about her successes in our contests and what helped her scripts to stand out in them.
Missed the deadline for the WriteMovies Spring Contest? Don’t worry! We’ve extended the contest for another two weeks, giving you until June 6th to enter!
The deadline for the WriteMovies Spring Contest is in just one week on May 23rd! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win the Grand Prize of $3500 and more!
As the industry slowly gets back to normal, the demand for spec scripts and the potential opportunities for screenwriters in 2021 could be huge. The pandemic has changed the world and the movie industry along with it.
Back in the ‘90s, the spec script had a golden age. As reported by gointothestory.com, there were 173 spec scripts sold in 1995, a staggering number compared to modern-day figures. We think there’s potential for these numbers to increase again because of the pandemic and the way film distribution has worked during this unstable time.
Streaming services are vital in the present day and are the most popular way that people consume films and TV shows, with services like Netflix producing their own films and releasing them exclusively on their own platforms. At the same time, major production companies were unable to put their films into cinemas during the pandemic.
As a result, these companies started releasing their movies on VoD and streaming services instead, sometimes for a higher fee. What does this mean for screenwriters? Well, with people able to easily consume new films at home without even needing to get up off the couch, there will be a constant demand for new films and scripts.
This, in turn, means that a film’s opening weekend and box-office numbers won’t be the only thing producers look at, and they’re far more likely to take risks on spec scripts because of the constant demand from streaming and VoD.
Here at WriteMovies, we make sure all our winners are in the best position possible when pitching to the industry. Click here to enter before the deadline and have a chance of winning our 2021 Spring Contest!
Another round of judging is down, and we’re getting closer and closer to deciding our winners – it’s time to announce the Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest Semi-Finalists!