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The WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 is open for submissions until September 27th!

Prizes for the winner...

The winner will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts.

Free entry to the Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest...

All submissions to the WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 also receive free, automatic entry to the Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest – giving them the chance to win the Grand Prize of $3500!

Deadlines and fees...

Standard Deadline: August 30th

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $49 and books and video game scripts are $59.

Late Deadline: September 27th

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $59 and books and video game scripts are $69.

There is an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 130 for feature scripts and stageplays, and an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 200 for books.

Results dates...

The winner of the WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 will be announced on October 30th. The results dates for the Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest are:

  • Quarter-Finals: November 6th
  • Semi-Finals: November 20th
  • Winners and Honorable Mentions: December 4th

Free entry and resubmission when you buy a script report...

Buy a consultancy report and you’ll get automatic entry to the contest, with Studio Coverage for $99 or full Development Notes for $149. You can resubmit your new draft of the same script before the end of the contest, free of charge, once it’s ready.

The winner of this award will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

All submissions for the WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 also receive free, automatic entry to our Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest, with the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of $3500 and many other bonuses (click here)!

And you can also get free entry to both contests when you buy script feedback from us:


Celebrating great writing across all genres… The second edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award is open for submissions!

We think horror – if conceived just right – will be even more advantageous to producers than usual this year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainties over filming. Horror has even more scope than other genres to deliver something emotionally powerful and enticingly high-concept while meeting all of the many other constraints affecting film production right now. Come up with something that turns our current challenges and fears into a new kind of experience – and you could go far right now.

Last year, David Axe won the first ever WriteMovies Horror Award with his script MONGER – and also went on to win the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest and take home the Grand Prize! We’ll be giving this year’s winner the same chance to win big too, and we promise to develop and pitch them in just the same way!

As the impact of Coronavirus sweeps across the globe, we’ve reshaped our packages to give the best possible support to writers, whatever challenges they’re facing right now:

  • Buy a consultancy report and we’ll work to get it to you as quickly as possible – and then you can resubmit your new draft of the same script before the end of the contest, free of charge, once it’s ready.
  • Discounts for multiple mentoring packages: if you buy a second script report from us, you’ll receive a $10 discount, and if you buy a third, the discount goes up to $20. That means you can get Studio Coverage for your third script for as little as $79, or Development Notes for as little as $129!
  • We’re re-establishing payment methods in multiple currencies in the English-speaking world so you can pay in the most efficient or tax-relevant currency for you.

 

Entry fees and deadline dates for each medium:

Entry Windows Screenplays, Stageplays, and TV Pilots  Books & Video Games 

Standard Entry

(July 27th – August 30th)

$49 $59

Late Deadline

(August 31st – September 27th)

$59 $69
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There is an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 130 for feature scripts and stageplays, and an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 200 for books.

 

The winner of this award will be revealed on Friday October 30th.


 

Entry terms and prizes for the WriteMovies Horror Award 2020:

  • All submissions must be in the horror genre.
  • 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.
  • Prize: Guaranteed pitching to industry, two sets of Development Notes, and further advice to fine tune the winning script.
  • All submissions receive automatic entry to the WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest.
  • 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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WriteMovies Horror Award 2020 – submit here!




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.

If you experience any issues while submitting to us, email info@writemovies.com and we will resolve them with you.

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