Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest


Los Angeles, CA - USA
Winners Announced: Fall 2016

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contestan annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 USD in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

Big Break awards 11 finalists in film and television including two Grand Prize Winners that will receive a roundtrip flight to Los Angeles plus hotel accommodations in addition to cash prizes ranging from $2,500 (Television) to $15,000 (Feature). Feature screenplays can be entered in one of seven genre categories including Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Period, Sci-Fi, and Horror. TV scripts are submitted to one of four categories in half-hour and hour formats for specs and pilots.

In recent years, over 50 Big Break semi-finalists, finalists, and winners have been signed to professional representation and many have successfully sold and produced their scripts. In 2015 Feature Film Grand Prize winners G.W. Freund & Daniel Bonjour signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners and TV Grand Prize winner Eric Buchman signed with Magnet Management and went on immediately to become a staff writer on NBC's Blindspot.

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June 30, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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Big Break makes every effort to help fast track the careers of winning writers by arranging multiple events to help connect with industry professionals. These events include a breakfast with screenwriter and producer Pen Densham (Riding the AlligatorMoll Flanders,Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, producer of Backdraft), lunch with Big Break judges and other industry professionals, dinner with working screenwriters and producers, and a meeting prep session from screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup.

Submit to the Big Break Screenwriting Contest directly through Final Draft before the final deadline on July 15, 2016. Enter your script today!

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