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Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest


HELPING WRITERS SUCCEED SINCE 2000! An enhanced 2019 screenwriting contest from WriteMovies… books and more are welcome!

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With an increased Grand Prize, discounted prices on our script report services, and more, this is not an opportunity to be missed.


Enter our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest to win a major breakthrough in your writing career:

  • Our Grand Prize is now $2500, up from $2000!
  • Get free entry to the contest when you commission a script report – discounted prices until January 13th!
    • Judging Feedback – was $119, now just $69!
    • Studio Coverage – was $149, now just $99!
    • Development Notes – was $224, now just $149!

Talentscout International ManagementAnd that’s not all! In addition to our Grand Prize Winner receiving $2500, our top three placed scripts win:

  • A year of free script development worth up to $3200
  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • A copy of our Confidential Studio Manual
  • Exclusive previews of WriteMovies Academy, our unique Virtual Film School
  • Exclusive prizes from InkTip

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 guarantee representation to the winner of our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest.

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.

We succeed, when you succeed – so enter our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest today!

Entry fees and deadline dates for each medium:

Entry Windows Feature & stageplay  prices Book & Video Game Prices Teleplay Prices
Early Bird Entry

(September 28th – October 21st)

$29 $39 $29
Standard Entry

(October 22nd – November 11th)

$39 $49 $39
Late Entry

(November 12th – December 2nd)

$44 $54 $44
Extended Late Entry

(December 3rd – January 20th)

$49 $59 $49



An additional fee of $0.5/page is required for scripts over 130 pages and books over 200 pages.

For more info on how we pitch our winners click here and about our relationship with Talent Scout International Management here. Find out who our judges are below the submission form.

Get a taste of some of these prizes EARLY – our Script Development Notes services start from just $69!

Script Reports:

Entry terms and prizes:

Why not enter our Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest for free by buying one of our other services:

Terms and conditions:

By clicking "Submit", 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, judgements, 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 from the announcement of the competition winners. 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.



  • We no longer accept checks due to issues with fraud. Please use the PayPal options when participating. Please ensure you can send AND receive payments via PayPal.
  • There are no physical items deliverable under our services – all reports will be provided by email in standard document formats.
  • Once a project has been processed, there is no refund.
  • Cancellations must be requested within 48 hours before any public announcement of winning entries and/or before receipt of any completed.
  • Entries MUST have a cover sheet/titlepage with contact info in order to be considered.
  • An additional fee of $0.5/page is required for scripts over 130 pages and books over 200 pages.
  • Grand Prize: $2500 cash prize and guaranteed representation. 1 Full year of script mentoring for the top three winners, including development notes on all re-writes of the top 3 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 makes an offer on your script, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days. We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies. You keep ALL the option/sales money (unless you commission an agent, manager or attorney to represent you). 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. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.
  • 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 sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

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