Mad Wife Productions is launching season 2 of their annual screenplay contest, now looking for low budget horror, thriller, or other genre feature-length screenplays!
***WINNER(S) WILL GET PRODUCED!!!!!***
The winner of their first contest -- Rachel Taenzler’s TV show Memory Lane is currently in post-production and slated for release in early 2022: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14153744/
You can check Mad Wife Productions reel here: https://vimeo.com/475248128
Mad Wife will pick between 1 and 3 scripts and take them to production ASAP!
The story needs to meet the requirements listed below or can be revised to meet these criteria:
-- Ideally 60 to 100 pages (see below re shorts and treatments)
-- Horror or thriller scripts in the following subgenres such as:
*Other (as accepted by the judges)
-- All other genres accepted as long as they meet the below requirements.
-- Story needs to take place mostly in ONE LOCATION (large house, hotel, camp, forest, desert etc, but rooms/sublocations within the main location are allowed)!
-- Limited cast (ideally 5 or less main characters and no more than 20 total)
-- Minimal SFX, VFX and makeup.
Any stories that can be revised to meet the above requirements will be eligible as well as early drafts/treatments/shorts as long as it can be turned into a feature.
If you submit a short script or a treatment, you can update that to a full feature script for free at anytime during the contest period. If you submit a feature script and want to update that to a new version at any time during the contest period, you can do that for $15.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
If you have more than one script that fits the criteria, you can submit subsequent scripts for 50% off after your first submission (please contact us to get discount code).
Winning screenplay(s) will get produced!
Writer(s) will get writing credit!
Minimum 1 but up to 3 scripts will win the grand prize!
All finalists will receive Thank You IMDb credit in the film(s)!
-- Winning writer(s) need to own all rights to the script and sign an option to purchase agreement.
-- Winning writer(s) grant the producers and directors of Mad Wife Productions full creative control.
-- 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.
-- We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time, including extending the contest period if needed.