The2018 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competitionis approaching its final deadline!

This year the jury is better than ever, featuring executives fromFox Searchlight,Verve Talent & Literary Agency,Brillstein Entertainment Partners, andManagement 360.

Feature filmdramas drive deep intothe heart of what it means to be human, expressing universal themes withnuanced complexity. Our judges are looking for great stories with original voices and honest emotion. This competition celebrates great dramatic film writing. Whether you're writing a sweeping period drama or acontained relationship movie,we want to read yourfeature filmscript!

All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader (highly recommended).

The Final Deadline is September 15th.

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Meet the 2018 Hollywood Jury:

  • Sara Nestor:Agent atVerve Talent and Literary Agency.Verve is a talent and literary agency whose clients include Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine), and Christopher L. Yost (Thor: Ragnarok). Sara is a literary agent whose client Chris Bergoch wrote the critically acclaimed filmThe Florida Project.

  • Richard Ruiz:Creative Executive atFox Searchlight, the production company synonymous with prestige dramas includingThree Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri,The Wrestler,The Grand Budapest Hoteland Best Picture winnersBirdman,12 Years a Slave,Slumdog MillionaireandThe Shape of Water.

  • George Heller:Literary Manager George Hellerand his assistant Natasha Simone join this jury fromBrillstein Entertainment Partners, the company behind such renowned Hollywood talent as Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, Charlie Hunnam, Vin Diesel, Eva Longoria, Timothy Olyphant and many more.

  • Melissa Breaux:Literary Manager atManagement 360, the management company for talent such as Bryce Dallas Howard, Shailene Woodley and Greta Gerwig. Melissa Breaux manages actors, writers and directors behind such projects asThe Spectacular NowandBernie.


ENTER HERE-Final Deadline: September 15

We look forward to reading - and most importantly, we look forward to discovering our grand prize winner to share with our network of industry managers, agents, producers and studio executives.

As always, keep writing,
- Team ScreenCraft

Don't miss this upcoming deadline!


Jury includes executives fromWarner Bros.' stage13,Super Deluxe,Vimeo Staff,VICEand more! With the rise in demand for high-quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on shortfilmmaking worldwide, we're honoring the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting viathis 3rd annual competition, which features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals.

Accepting short film screenplays up to 35 pages in length.

Final Deadline: August 15th, 2018

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