Stage 32 is proud to present the 2nd Annual Feature Screenwriting Fellowship, an incredible opportunity to be mentored by top tier industry professionals and participate in round table discussions with a variety of producers, managers, and writers. Our mentors are looking for the next wave of screenwriting talent -- and we want them to discover YOU!

For the last 12 years, Stage 32 Contests have led to dozens of success stories including writers getting representation, sold, optioned, staffed, given writing assignments and getting produced. No other contest opens more doors and we want to do the same for you.

If you're a screenwriter with a story to be told, now is the time to show us what you've got, because our goal is to amplify your voice, give you the access Stage 32 is known for, and take your writing career to the next level!

About the Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Fellowship Competition

At Stage 32, we’re always working to help our writers grow, learn, and find success. That’s why we created the Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Fellowship Competition. We’re giving our panel of five Fellowship Mentors the option to choose mentees from our group of 10 finalists. And if you’re chosen as a mentee, you won’t just have one meeting with your mentor; you’ll meet with them consistently for six months, building a relationship with them, getting career advice, and of course, improving your script and other materials.

That’s not all we’re offering either. The winners of this contest will also have their complete portfolios sent to an exclusive roster of agents and managers hand picked by Stage 32 who are actively looking for new clients and material. We’ll also be organizing group panel events for ALL finalists each month throughout the six month fellowship period with experienced industry professionals. A different, exciting executive will join the panel discussion each month to answer your questions and share advice.

We are looking for feature scripts of all subjects and tones. Whether your story is a comedy, drama, or anything in between, our industry professionals want to read it! This contest is open to Feature scripts only.

How Do I Apply?

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit all of the following:

1) Your Feature script of any genre through Stage 32

2) A biography detailing your professional experience, previous work, any accolades you have received, and any other information you believe will be valuable for the Fellowship Mentors to know about you. Please limit your biography to one page.

3) A cover letter explaining why you are ready for this career changing opportunity. Please limit your cover letter to one page.

Submit your bio and cover letter here:

Please note: In order for your application to be considered you must submit all required documents and pay the submission fee. Only one script per entry fee will be allowed.

Entrants can submit multiple scripts for consideration but each submission must be under separate entries with separate submission fees paid.

Only one biography and cover letter is required per entrant.

The biography and cover letter can be submitted at any point prior to the Final Deadline.

The Prizes

Our Grand Prize winners, each selected by one of our Fellowship Mentors, will:

*Be mentored by an industry professional through one-on-one virtual meetings for 6 months
Jake Wagner, Manager, Alibi Management
Adam Novak, Head of the Story Dept, WME
Val McLeroy, Literary Manager, Epigram Entertainment
Henry Hereford, Producer/Actor
Olivia Hurd, Development Coordinator, Amasia Entertainment
*Have your portfolio sent to an exclusive roster of over 30 agents and managers who have a First Look deal with Stage 32 and are actively looking for new clients and material after the strike is over.
*Participate in exclusive round table discussions each month for 6 months with a different top industry professional
David Chien, Literary & Talent Manager, Art/Work Entertainment
Audrey Knox, Literary Manager, The Cartel Management
Steve Desmond, Screenwriter, A KNOCK THE CABIN
Matt Sacca, Head of Development, American High
Jaylen Moore, Producer/Writer/Actor, Rumble Riot Pictures
Jordan Barel, Writer/Producer/Publisher/Entertainment Attorney
*Receive a free membership to the Stage 32 Writers’ Room, a private, virtual community of writers from around the world the meet and learn from industry professionals like Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT, CAPTAIN MARVEL) and Aimee Riviera, VP of Motion Picture Production at Skydance Media (TOP GUN: MAVERICK), Tripper Clancy (STUBER) and managers & agents from WME, CAA, Gersh, Circle of Confusion, Zero Gravity & more!
*Free access to Stage 32’s educational webinar library, which includes over 3,000 hours of content featuring top industry professionals
*Continued support from the Stage 32 team to help move your career forward and get you in front of decision makers!

If you reach the Finals, you still get massive exposure to decision makers and get to join exclusive round table discussions with our Round Table Mentors!

ALL FINALISTS will participate in exclusive virtual round table discussions each month for 6 months with a different top industry professional, receive a FREE MONTH OF THE MEMBER'S ONLY STAGE 32 WRITERS' ROOM, an exclusive community of writers who gather online for inspiring and educational webcasts from top industry pros, and will be in a Stage 32 Lookbook which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Lookbooks are some of the most sought after talent resources for the industry and have helped secure meetings with places like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.

Stage 32 will be a champion for your script - once you’re part of our community, we make sure you rise to the top!


Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrant acknowledges that because of the judges' and mentors' position in the entertainment industry they receive numerous submissions of ideas, formats, stories, suggestions and the like and that many such submissions heretofore or hereafter received by them are similar to or identical to those developed by them or their employees or, if an agent, are otherwise available to them.

Entrant acknowledges that they will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use by judges or mentors of any such similar material.

Entrant acknowledges that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between Entrant and judges or mentors, and Entrant further acknowledges that no such relationships are established between Entrant and judges or mentors by reason of this contest entry.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entrants must upload their submission within 72 hours of entry purchase.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.


Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

The Entrant retains the rights to his or her screenplay at all times.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

The screenplay can be submitted with or without a title page and/or contact information.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant unless it is confirmed in our records that the Entrant has paid for the "Resubmission" option.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

Overall Rating
  • I'm truly honored to have my post-apocalyptic thriller, “BLOOD OF ANGELS”, selected as a Finalist. My horror feature, “BOX OF GLASS”, was also a Quarter-Finalist in 2022. Stage 32 is very supportive of its writers and has great communication.

    February 2023
  • Christopher Blackwell

    Stage 32 is a wonderful resource for people. I can't say enough good things about what they do and their wonderful team. Thank you Stage 32 for honoring my writing.

    February 2018