************** UPDATE on WGA strike!!! ******************

We support all writers as well as the WGA's decision to strike. We will continue to accept submissions and read them, but no option agreements or purchases will be done during the strike that would violate WGA rules.

With that said, our producers are excited to read your screenplays during this time and we are here to answer any questions you may have!

The Mad Wife Productions (https://madwifeproductions.com/) Screenwriting Fellowship program is for aspiring writers who want to get their big break in the film industry!

With 23 undiscovered writers produced and 8 writers optioned or hired on assignment in the last 2.5 years, Mad Wife Productions continues to offer writers the opportunity to work in the industry and learn the ins and outs of taking a story from script to screen.

Winning Prize:
---Paid writing position on a Mad Wife Productions' feature or tv project
---Production of a proof of concept film / short film based on winner's screenplay
---12-month mentorship with a multi-produced screenwriter/producer
---Call with a producer
---Opportunities to work on a film set

Three runner ups
---Call with a producer and career planning

Our previous winners/success stories include:
---Zach Jansen writer of a produced feature film Final Girl Halloween
---John Reizer writer of produced feature film Target List
---Jared Lamp writer of optioned feature screenplay Nidstang
---Rachel Taenzler writer of produced tv pilot Memory Lane
---Rajiv Kachappilly writer of produced web series No Virtue
---Chelsea Hazzard writer of in-development feature film Being Benjamin
---Bernhard Riedhammer writer of produced short film Tree O’mine
---Joe Thayer writer of produced short film The Other Side

Check out all our credits on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0828410

Unproduced and undiscovered screenwriters have an uphill battle to climb. Mad Wife Productions Fellowship Program is making this climb easier! Work with producers and a mentor to take you to the next level as a writer!

Submit your best work! Whether it is a short script, TV pilot or a feature script -- this is your opportunity to showcase your talent.

The submitted script does not need to be the script you want to produce or use for your 12-month mentorship.

You can resubmit a new version of the script at any point during the contest period for only $15. Contact Mad Wife Productions to get the password.

Winning Prize:

---Paid writing position on a Mad Wife Productions' feature or tv project
---Production of proof of concept film / short film based on the fellow’s screenplay
---12-month mentorship to develop the fellow’s screenplay and pitch deck
---Call with a producer
---Opportunities to work on a film set

Three runner ups
---Call with a producer and career planning

-- Winning writer needs to own all rights to the script and sign an option to purchase agreement.

-- Except where prohibited by law, submission of written materials constitutes each entrant’s consent to Mad Wife Productions and its agents’ and sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. This includes audio-visual information pertaining to the in-house development, analysis, and coverage in relation to writer’s submitted works. All uses of any entrants’ information will at all times be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

-- All fees submitted are non-refundable.

-- BY SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIALS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless Mad Wife Productions, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, screenplay analysts, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting your submission of material, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s submission of materials and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Mad wife Productions and its sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize.

-- By submitting, you acknowledge that because of Mad Wife Productions position in the entertainment industry Mad Wife Productions receives numerous submissions of ideas, formats, stories, suggestions and the like and that many such submissions heretofore or hereafter received by Mad Wife Productions are similar to or identical to those developed by you. You understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use of any such similar material by Mad Wife Productions.

--You agree to indemnify and hold Mad Wife Productions harmless from and against any and all claims, expenses, losses, causes of action, judgments or liabilities (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may be asserted against you or incurred by you at any time in connection with the screenplay, or any use thereof, including without limitation those arising from any alleged breach of the warranties and promises given herein.

--You understand that all the judges decisions are final and cannot be appealed against.

-- We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time, including extending the contest period if needed.

Overall Rating
  • Bruno Derlin

    Thrilled to have my feature script THRESHOLD honored as a quarter finalist and wishing all the best to Mad Wife and all the participants in this year's Fellowship campaign... Best to all!

    March 2023
  • Ben Fussiner

    Thank you so much for the recognition as a Quarter Finalist. I appreciate it.

    October 2022
  • Thanks for naming my "Winter Bird" a Finalist! Am still knocked out by your positive script analysis of its rather non-formulaic approach.

    August 2022
  • Veronica R. Tabares

    Thanks for naming Paranormal Rescue a quarter-finalist. It was great being part of the festivel.

    August 2022
  • Prompt communication, good value for the opportunities presented. Overall, well worth your submission.

    July 2022