THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON COMPETITION

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, the Industry Professionals at The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards are looking for three new writers to introduce to the Hollywood Film & Television Community.

Celebrate the New Year by entering the only accredited 90-day competition where every single word of your script is read and evaluated by working producers, writers, directors, and executives.

Finalists announced January 10th!
Winners announced January 15th!

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is the motion picture industry's PREMIER screenplay competition, featuring a 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!

FEATURE SCREENPLAY
• $1,000 CASH
• Holiday Award Trophy
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with our Judging Panel. Full breakdown at Slated.com
• Media Publicity

TV SCRIPT
$500 CASH
• Holiday Award Trophy
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with our Judging Panel.
• Media Publicity

SHORT SCREENPLAY
$250 CASH
• Holiday Award Trophy
• 1-to-1 personal consultation with our Judging Panel.
• 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: 130 pages or under
• Short Film Scripts: 30 pages or under
• TV Pilots: 75 pages or under

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  • It was truly an honor to have been selected as a Quarterfinalist in this well respected competition. I would highly recommend any serious Screenwriter to participate in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Competition.

    May 2019
  • Eric Sollars

    Professional contest run by professionals. Tough competition. Excellent feedback that is valuable in subsequent drafts.

    March 2019