Stage 32 is excited to present our Feature Screenwriting Fellowship Contest!
This contest is open to feature scripts NOW through August 31st!
Submit today for unprecedented prizes, including one-on-one mentoring with industry executives for 6 months!
At Stage 32, we’re always trying to find new ways to help our writers grow, learn and find success. That’s why we decided to create the Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Fellowship Contest. This is a completely different type of contest than the ones we’ve hosted in the past, and we’re so excited to bring you this amazing opportunity.
This contest won’t have only one winner - we’re giving our panel of five industry 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, getting to build a relationship with them, career advice, and of course, improving your script.
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. This is the type of exposure that really can change your career forever.
We’ll also be organizing group panel events for the mentees 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 dole out advice. We can’t wait for you to meet our incredible mentors and industry insiders who want to make a difference in your career!
SUBMIT YOUR BIO AND COVER LETTER HERE TO BE CONSIDERED: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Stage32FeatureScreenwritingFellowship2022
What Types of Scripts Can I Enter?
We are looking for feature scripts of all subjects and tones. Whether your story is a comedy, drama, or anything in between, our judges want to read it! This contest is open to Feature scripts only. Please also submit a cover letter and bio at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Stage32FeatureScreenwritingFellowship2022
The winners will be personally mentored by our judges for 6 months:
Danny Toth, Literary Manager, The Gersh Agency
Antonio D'Intino, Manager, Circle of Confusion
Olivia Hurd, Development Executive, Amasia Entertainment
Tiffany Boyle, President of Packaging and Sales, Ramo Law PC
Scott Schulman, Manager, Schulman Management
The winners of this contest will also have their portfolios (all completed scripts, pitch decks and bibles) sent to an exclusive roster of agents and managers that are actively looking for new material! Once a month during the six month fellowship, we will also gather the mentees for a group panel discussion with a different industry executive each month.
If you reach the Finals, you still get massive exposure to decision makers!
ALL FINALISTS will receive a FREE MONTH OF THE MEMBER'S ONLY STAGE 32 WRITERS' ROOM and will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using our new Feedback & Resubmission Option you will get 3-5 pages of coverage/notes back in 5-days with a guaranteed option to resubmit one (1) revised draft of your script up to 10 days after the Final Deadline! See what elements of your script are working and what still needs to be developed. You can position yourself for the best chance of success - all for an additional fee of only $99.
This option is good for a one-time use and is non-refundable/non-transferable if you do not enter an updated draft. Updated drafts will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to be scored.