The best screenwriting competition of the year is back!

Stage 32 is proud to announce its 5th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest

Winner flown to Hollywood to meet with Gersh, Good Fear Content, Verve, Pathfinder Media, Pense Productions, Elevate Entertainment and more!

All finalists loglines mailed to hundreds of industry executives!

This competition that has launched screenwriting careers is back! Over a dozen of our past winners and finalists have been either signed, optioned, or are now working in the industry!

Last Year’s Grand Prize winner, Tom Batha, took meetings with executives all around Hollywood, including Robert Downey Jr.'s production company, Team Downey, literary managers at Zero Gravity, Cohen/Torgen Management and Bohemia Group Originals, and film financiers Three Point Capital!

This year we are welcoming another all-star panel of judges from Gersh, Good Fear Content, Verve, Pathfinder Media, Pense Productions, and Elevate Entertainment! Our judges have sold dozens of spec scripts and some currently represent writers they've found on Stage 32. (see more info below)

This is why, over the last 5 years, Stage 32’s screenwriting contests have gained a reputation as one of the “most worthwhile screenwriting contests to change your career.” No other contest provides their winners and finalists with the same level of direct access to industry leading professionals who can take your career to the next level!

And this is our biggest, most inclusive contest of the year. This contest has produced some of the most sought after material from our finalists and winners. Requests for our finalists scripts have increased year over year and our winners have met face to face with a who’s who of working industry executives and gatekeepers.

No matter what your genre, no matter the size of your project's budget, whether you write indie or studio, small scale or blockbuster, it doesn’t matter. Our judges simply want to find the most talented writers and the more interesting projects from around the world! And this year, it could be you!

Our grand prize winner will be flown to Hollywood to have in person, one-on-one meetings with all our judges and other executives. ALL of our finalists will have their loglines presented our network of over 500 executives we work with in a private section of Stage 32.

Unprecedented access. Better exposure. More reads. Real success!

Grand Prize Winner

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood and sent on private one-on-one meetings with the contest judges from Gersh, Good Fear, Verve, Pathfinder Media, Pense Productions, and Elevate Entertainment!

In addition, Stage 32's executive team will send your screenplay title, logline, writer bio & script synopsis to over 500 development executives, producers, managers & agents who work with Stage 32. If an executive requests the script or a meeting, we will facilitate the delivery.

Second and Third Place Winners

Stage 32's executive team will send out your screenplay title, logline & writer bio to over 500 development executives, producers, managers & agents who work with Stage 32. If an executive requests the script or a meeting, we will facilitate.

You will also receive 2 free Stage 32 pitch sessions, a free Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and a free Stage 32 Next Level Class.

Top 10 Finalists

All Top 10 Finalists will have their screenplay title, logline & writer bio sent to over 500 development executives, producers, managers & agents who work with Stage 32. If an executive requests the script or a meeting, we will facilitate!

ENTRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Void where prohibited by law.

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

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com 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.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.

SCREENPLAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

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.

BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE ENTRANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND STAGE 32 LLC, BLACK AND BLUE LLC, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

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  • 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