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The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

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UPDATE 3/11/15

We are happy to share the first 15 pages from the ten finalists screenplays for the 10th round of The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. Download for free and happy reading!

UPDATE 2/27/15

Join us as we congratulate Steve Marovitch, winner of the 10th round of The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest with his script Cryptos.

UPDATE 10/31/14

Top 10 Finalists

Sarah K. Moss - Grey Matter
John Burton - Henna
Lanfia Wal - The Salient Grid
Jess Paine - Damsel
Nicholas Cartier - The Second Life
Steve Marovitch - Cryptos
Alex Bradley - Dream Girl
Russell Ward & Scott Miller - Out of Phase
Topher Ryals - Osiris
Jon Mennella - Masked

Enter for your Chance to Win an A-List Screenwriter Experience

Can you turn a provided logline into a killer spec script? The ability to create a screenplay based on a given idea is a top way to break into the Industry. That’s why the majority of our past finalists gained representation and met with top production companies, with one lucky winner selling his script to Universal. Now, it’s your turn to show Hollywood what you can do.

Ready to get started?

Step 1. Enter today to take part in the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest and submit your entry or entries anytime before the final submission date. You may submit an entry for one, two or all three loglines. Securing your entry today is a great way to motivate yourself to get down to writing!

Step 2. Write up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on one or more of the following loglines, provided by The Writers Store and partnered companies. Make it your own—setting, time period, character's gender, genre… anywhere your imagination takes you. And take your time—once you’ve signed up and submitted your entry fee, your pages aren’t due until the final deadline.

The Logline Choices

Logline #1

“During a revolution, a government agent falls in love with the person who could ultimately end civilization.”

Logline #2

“A lost commercial airliner returns exactly one year after going missing, with all on board believing that their flight went according to schedule… all except for one passenger who knows the truth.”

Logline #3

“A desperate single mother, on the verge of losing everything, aces an interview for a mysterious corporation, accepting the position in hopes of fixing her life… only she’s not sure what the job entails and if she’s up to the task.”

Step 3. Submit your script(s) using the instructions provided when you purchase your entry or entries.

How the rest of the contest works

All submissions will be carefully read by studio readers, who are looking for both a unique take on the logline and/or a superior writing ability. 10 finalists will be chosen from the submissions.

Each of the 10 contest finalists enter into a 12-week Story Specialists mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay based on one of the given loglines. Finalists also receive a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter to professionally format their work.

After the mentoring, the finalists submit their rough drafts to our studio script readers for comprehensive Extended Coverage Development Notes, and then have two weeks to work with their mentors and notes to complete the final draft of their screenplay for judging.

Our team of Industry Insiders evaluates the completed screenplays and chooses a winner. 

The lucky winner receives an A-List Screenwriter Experience, including:

3-Day Stay in Los Angeles
Pack up your bags and fly out to Los Angeles for a three-day meeting bender!

Lush Accommodations at a swanky Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood will serve as the home base for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest winner. Thinking of the many opportunities to network and hobnob with the Hollywood elite that frequents this hotspot is mind-boggling!

One-on-one Meetings with these Top Companies

AMASIA ENTERTAINMENT (The Call, Mr. Right, Careful What You Wish For)
ARTISTS' COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT - Talent and Literary Agency
BENDERSPINK (We're the Millers, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone)
HAVEN ENTERTAINMENT (Liberal Arts, Fanboys, A Band Called Death)
PANNON ENTERTAINMENT  - Literary Management
PB MANAGEMENT - Literary Management

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest can give you the tools and the resources you need to complete a saleable screenplay. But besides the experience and the mentoring you could receive, placing in this competition shows that you can take another’s idea and turn it into a winning script— a trait that’s truly valued in Hollywood, and serves as a priceless addition to your screenwriting resume.

Get writing now and enter your submission for your chance to win!

Contest Feedback Option

Want to get a head start on the competition? Get preliminary feedback on your 15-page entry using our Contest Feedback Option. With this professional service, you receive:

  • Overall Notes
  • A rating of Pass or Consider as a Finalist
  • A chart rating on Concept, Plot, Pacing/Structure, Format, Characters, Dialogue and overall fifteen pages

Looking for regulations, and/or answers to specific questions? Check out the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest’s Rules and FAQs now.