The biggest genre screenwriting competition of the year is back!

Winner to be flown to Hollywood to meet with Good Fear Management + Film, Zero Gravity Management, Circle of Confusion, Machete & Sin City Filmmaker Ethan Maniquis and more!

All finalists loglines mailed to hundreds of industry executives!

When floors creak and door knobs rattle at midnight...and strange sounds echo through the air...whenever lightbulbs flicker and you feel a cold whisper on the back of your neck — that is when you know it's that time of year...

The 6th Annual Search for New Blood Contest!

We have brought in another all star roster of industry judges including:

Shaked Berenson - Board Member, Independent Film & Television Alliance & Co-Founder of Epic Pictures, which acquired Dread Central and created Dread Originals
Scott Stoops - Manager, Good Fear Management + Film (client credits include Polaroid, Child's Play, The Ward)
Will Deasey - Creative Executive, Zero Gravity (client credits include SAW 2, 3 & 4, When a Stranger Calls, Hitcher, Amusement
Antonio D'Intino - Manager, Circle of Confusion (Mayhem, "The Walking Dead", "Fear the Walking Dead")
Horror filmmaker Ethan Maniquis (Machete, Sin City, Planet Terror, From Dusk 'Til Dawn)
We’re looking for the next Us, Brightburn, Midsommar, Crawl, Escape Room, The Dead Don't Die, The Lighthouse, A Quiet Place, The Purge, Truth or Dare, Get Out, Hereditary, or whatever horror or thriller concept your twisted mind can dream up.

We're giving one deserving screenwriter the opportunity of a lifetime. Our Grand Prize Winner will be flown out to Hollywood for one-on-one private meetings with each one of our prolific judges!

Plus ALL our finalists will have their material exposed to a full list of industry executives. Last year's Grand Prize Winner - Christina Pamies - was signed by Good Fear Management + Film off of her winning script, A Good Deed!

Winners and finalists from the last 5 contests have been produced, signed, or are in development. How's that for opening doors and creating opportunity?

OUR TRACK RECORD

Over the last 4 years, our New Blood contest winners and finalists have been signed, optioned, put in development, and secured high level meetings with some of the top executives and companies in the film industry.

Last Year's Grand Prize winner Christina Pamies (A Good Deed) was signed by Good Fear Management+Film, met with Blumhouse and received a mentorship from Pete Goldfinger (Jigsaw & Upcoming SAW Reboot). She just met with Producer Chris Bender (The Ring 2, Final Destination) and developing her script in order to bring it to market!

Our 2017 winner Kevin Bachar (Blood Relative) was sent on 10 meetings for his script Blood Relative and as a result he is now working with producer Mike DeTrana from Anvil Entertainment, attached director John Poloquin (Grave Encounters 2) to his screenplay, and signed an option for financing with Three Point Capital!

2016 Winner Alyssa & Griffin Devine met with Dino De Laurentiis Company, The Asylum, Crypt TV, Good Deed Entertainment, Samaco Films, Chris Sparling, and ultimately signed with HG5 Entertainment. Their film, Recovery, was released in 2018!

2015 Winner Glenn Forbes signed with manager Infinity Management International. His script is now set up with Glider Films

2014 Winner Frank Ponce signed with 3 Arts Entertainment and now has a mini-series in development with Atlas Entertainment (American Hustle) and Universal

Unprecedented access. Better exposure. More reads. Real success!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Flight to Los Angeles to meet with the Stage 32 judges from Good Fear, Zero Gravity, Circle of Confusion, producer Shaked Berenson, horror filmmaker Ethan Maniquis and more!
Script title and logline listed on Stage 32
Logline sent to over 500 industry executives, managers, agents and producers

2ND PLACE / RUNNER UP

Two Skype meetings with an industry executive
Logline sent to over 500 industry executives, managers, agents and producers
Script development notes from a Stage 32 executive
2 Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions
Free Stage 32 Next Level Webinar
Script title and logline listed on Stage 32

ALL TOP 10 FINALISTS will have their screenplay title, logline & writer bio sent to over 500 development executives, producers, managers & agents who work with Stage 32. If an executive requests the script or a meeting, we will facilitate!

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.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

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.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

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.

BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE ENTRANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND STAGE 32 LLC, BLACK AND BLUE LLC, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.