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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest Call for Entries

Saturday, June 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK
SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Los Angeles, CA - USA
Winners Announced: Fall 2017

 

In the Spotlight today is the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, an 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.

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 2016 Feature Film Grand Prize Winner Alexis Perkins signed with Stagecoach Entertainment. 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'sBlindspot. 2014 Science Fiction Category winner Joseph Greenberg sold his contest spec script Man Alive to 20th Century Fox for Noah Hawley ofFargoto direct.

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. In addition to these categories Big Break added a Diversity category open to writers from diverse backgrounds. TV scripts are submitted to one of four categories in half-hour and hour formats for specs and pilots.

UPCOMING DEADLINE
June 26, 2017 - Regular Deadline
Special offer for Withoutabox subscribers!Use coupon codeWBFDBB17at checkout to receive $5 off your submission.

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Big Break makes every effort to help fast track the careers of invited writers by arranging multiple events to help connect with industry professionals.

MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST
Big Break makes every effort to help fast track the careers of invited writers by arranging multiple events to help connect with industry professionals. These events include a breakfast with screenwriter and producer Pen Densham (Riding the Alligator,Moll Flanders,Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, producer ofBackdraft), 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 14, 2017. Receive $5 off with coupon codeWBFDBB17at checkout.

Coupon code WBFDBB17 expires on July 14, 2017 12:59 PM PST.

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