We boast a roster of judges that include Emmy and Oscar winners, WGA, PGA, DGA talent, and prolific showrunners and TV writers. The Industry Professionals at The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards are looking for three new writers to introduce to the Hollywood Film & Television Community.

So don't hesitate to join the only accredited 90-day competition where every single word of your script is read and evaluated and reviewed by working producers, writers, directors, and executives; our panel of judges who are each established Hollywood pros focused on discovering, promoting, and producing the works of new writing talent.

This year's judges include Producer Stuart Benjamin (Ray, Mortal Thoughts), Marla White (Development Executive at Sony), Screenwriter/showrunner Bob McCullough (Star Trek, Soldier of Fortune), Screen and TV writer Ron Friedman (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Series creator Michael Sloan (The Equalizer, Kung Fu), Director Jerry London (Hawaii Five-0, Shogun), Writer-Producer Garner Simmons (Poltergeist, The Last Samurai), Writer-consultant Suzanne Herrera (Zorro, Falcon Crest), and many more!

Our team has been instrumental in helping writers sign with major talent agencies (CAA, WME, ICM, et al), and has sold original material to major Hollywood studios, including Universal, ​Paramount, Fox, and Warner Bros.

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is dedicated to the cultivation, mentorship, and employment of talented up-and-coming screen and television writers. Winners not only win a cash and development deal, but they will also be identified and promoted as ready to present to major Hollywood agents, producers, and studios.

So if you're serious about your writing... so are we. And if your work is a standout... we want to read it!

• $1,000 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
• Media Publicity

$500 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
• Media Publicity

$250 CASH
• Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Commemorative Rewards Certificate
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with a producer, literary agent, or literary manager.
• Media Publicity

All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older
• Entries must be in English
• Submissions via PDF file only
• Resubmits/changes incur additional fee
• Produced/optioned or otherwise encumbered scripts are ineligible
• All submitted materials must be the original work of the author(s)
• Adaptations of prior works must give source material credit
• Entrants need not reside in the U.S.
• Decisions of judges are final as per industry criteria​
• All material should be in standard screenplay format, set in 12-point Courier font.
• Pages should be numbered.
• Full-Length Feature Scripts: 140 pages or under
• Short Film Scripts: 30 pages or under
• TV Pilots: 75 pages or under
• All written or verbal coverage, critique, criticism, or analysis of submitted material is provided subjectively based upon objective standards as they are applied to the writing submitted and under consideration.
• No warranties are expressed or implied as to the utility, value, or accuracy of statements written or spoken by our reader-analysts with regard to material submitted to us by writers, customers, or contest entrants.
• Comments provided by judges, readers, administrators, or other writers are based upon personal opinion only and do not reflect the opinions of management; management assumes no responsibility the academic, creative, professional, economic, or emotional impact or consequences of the opinions we provide.
• Submitting writers agree to hold harmless against claims of any and every kind, each and every employee, independent contractor, reader, analyst, system administrator, or officers of the company in perpetuity.
• By entering this contest or any others with which The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards (LAISA) is affiliated, you agree to receive email marketing messages and updates relative to this contest and any affiliated sources and providers from us. You may opt out/unsubscribe from those messages and marketing protocols at any time simply by letting us know at
• Material submitted to the competition is solely at the risk of the individual registering, entering, or offering written material for scoring, analysis, judgment, or commentary.
• Once submitted material has been read, reviewed, analyzed, critiqued, scored, or commented upon by agents, employees, representatives, or management of the company, no refund of entry fee will be made.

Overall Rating
  • Seth Jarrett

    Incredibly excited that my script GRANDPA has been selected for the festival. This is a great festival and I am honored to be a part of it.

    January 2023
  • Dear Folks,
    I can't tell you how much it means to have my screenplay, Brem & Me, selected by you, and the in-depth analysis provided by D. Montgomery was spot-on amazing. The comparisons you made of the main character's relationship to Karate Kid and Dead Poets Society were eye-opening- even to me!

    December 2022
  • Jose Martinez

    Thank you for advising me of the exciting news of my screenplay The Three Days of The Lion being selected in your competition. Your message was very inspiring and I convey my best wishes for your event!

    December 2022
  • I’m honored to have been included in this prestigious event!! Thank you 💕

    October 2022
  • FilmFreeway requires organizers of awards to "view and consider" submissions before disqualifying them. The operators of these awards accused me of having a habit of writing negative reviews. I have written three, this being the fourth. They also know I questioned another organization's diversity initiative's apparent ageism. On these bases, they disqualified my submission to their Diversity Initiative, not on the basis of the quality of my work. They refunded my money, but they eliminated the opportunity they offer, which is what FilmFreeway requires. Fact is, they know nothing about me. My work has won several awards in competitions and is evolving as I integrate more and more feedback.

    October 2022