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No other screenwriting program has had the consistent, high impact success that the ScreenCraft Fellowship has had. With the support of ScreenCraft, former fellows have been hired to write film and television by Netflix, Apple TV+, ABC, The CW, Amazon, FX, NBC, USA, Hulu, and more. The ScreenCraft Fellowship doesn't just give out awards -- it starts writing careers.

We align our winners with mentorship meetings from industry leaders. This season's mentors include Vanessa Taylor (Oscar-nominated writer of THE SHAPE OF WATER, Co-EP on GAME OF THRONES), Doug Miro (Writer, Producer of NARCOS and NARCOS:MEXICO), and Glen Morgan (Writer and EP, THE X-FILES).

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is a virtual program designed to provide career guidance with personalized plans of action and thoughtfully curated industry meetings for emerging screenwriters. It is a growing and thriving community of talented screenwriters with meaningful connections to industry mentors.

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Week provides an intensive week of invaluable industry access and professional networking opportunities for emerging writers to succeed. The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Curriculum details are as follows:

• 3 emerging writers are selected for ongoing mentorship and professional support .

• Three months of one-on-one consultation with the writer development team.

• Networking opportunities to build relationships within the industry

• 7 days of professional virtual meetings with literary agents, managers and studio executives.

• Mentorship support from previous Fellowship winners.

TV pilot scripts and feature length screenplays are accepted. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.
Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.
Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback can be done through Coverfly.
Entries may be any length -- the standard 1/2 hour is between 20 - 40 pages, and the standard hour long is between 40 - 70 pages, and the standard feature is between 85 - 120 pages. Any script submission longer than 120 pages will incur a $.50 per page overage fee for each page over 120 if it does not include feedback and $1 per page if the entry does include feedback.
Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
All submitted material must be owned by the writer(s), however the material may be based on other works not owned by the writers.
Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing any prizes awarded as they deem fair (whether there is a cash value or not).
Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will be allowed for a limited time with a $6 reentry fee through Coverfly. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.
It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required. ScreenCraft uses Coverfly to manage submissions and automatically removes cover pages before scripts are read by the judges.
ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.
The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.
ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.
ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.

For full set of eligibility and rules, please visit: https://screencraft.org/fellowship/