Stage 32 is proud to present the 8th Annual Feature Comedy Screenwriting Contest!

Our Grand Prize winner will:

- Be flown to LA for meetings (travel permitting) to meet with top industry professionals working in the industry with Artists First, 3Pas Studios, American High and more!
- Work with Stage 32 to develop your script’s pitch deck for the market.
- Get a free membership to the Stage 32 Writers’ Room and free access to some of Stage 32’s educational resources
- Continued support from the Stage 32 team to help move your career forward and get you in front of decision makers!

ALL 10 Finalists will:

- Have your loglines presented to over 500 industry executives including literary managers, agents and producers in a Stage 32 lookbook. Past lookbook writers have been set up on meetings with 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA, APA, Art/Work Entertainment, Zero Gravity and more!
- Get a free one month membership to the Stage 32 Writers’ Room

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

Our Feature Comedy Winners See Results

So many of our previous Feature Comedy contest winners and finalists have been signed. Click the "Success Stories" link here for testimonials from our past winners! Stage 32 has quickly emerged as the leading source for industry executives to uncover new talent! Is this your year to move the needle on your career?

- Eric Jeske, winner of the 5th Annual Feature Contest, was signed by First Friday Entertainment after meeting with them as part of his Stage 32 contest win!
- Last year’s winners, Rachel & Bobby Eddy, are currently working with executives they met through Stage 32 to develop their winning script, Jew-ish
- Finalists have had their work requested by and met with managers and producers at Good Fear Content, Amasia Entertainment, Aspire Talent and many others

About the Stage 32 8th Annual Feature Comedy Contest

Comedy features always have the potential to become classics - we all want more reasons to laugh! Your script could be the beloved film of a generation, and we want to help it get there. 

If you write comedy, this contest could launch your career. We are looking for feature comedy scripts of all subjects - whether your film is edgy, wholesome or anything in between, our judges want to read it! This contest is open to feature length scripts only.

About the Exposure For Your Script

The Grand Prize Winner Will be Flown to Los Angeles to meet with:

Agustine Calderon, Development Executive, 3Pas Studios (HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, HORRIBLE BOSSES)

Matt Sacca, Head of Development, American High (PLAN B, CRUSH)

Kevin Parker, Manager, Artists First (Client Credits Include 21 JUMP STREET, FIRED UP!)

Christina Campagnola, Founder/Manager/Producer, GRLBND Media (Client Credits Include TRAINWRECK, STUBER)

Ryan Christians, SVP of Scripted Development, Campfire Studios (PLAYERS)

Jason Benoit, Head of Development & Production, WideAwake, Inc (THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, KILLERS)

Aaron Cruze, Producer, Cruze & Company (OPERATOR, ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE)

Kayla Rosenberg, Creative Executive, Osbrink Media (GET SMART)

In addition to these meetings, the winner will also receive unlimited access to Stage 32’s Educational resources, be promoted on Stage 32’s social media, and have their complete portfolios and professional biography sent to an exclusive roster of over 30 agents and managers hand picked by Stage 32 who are actively looking for new clients and material. Stage 32 will facilitate introductory meetings to any of the representatives who respond to your material and bio. This is the type of exposure that will change your career forever!

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.

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  • Totally thrilled my first Rom-Com effort ‘MIC CHECK; KARAOKE LOVE’ made it to Quarterfinals!! Thank you for the support & inspiration!

    March 2022
  • Brian Michaels

    It's been a pleasure entering and then winning a Stage 32 contest prize package. The prizes were just as advertised and the communication with the Stage 32 staff has been nothing but professional.

    August 2019