We Seek Romantic Comedy Screenplays And Stage Plays, up to 120 Pages In Length.

GOAL: We Hope To Discover Amazing Stories, Have A Great Time With Cool People, Improving Movie Development Along The Way. We’re Creating A Slate Of Romantic Comedy Stories That We Can Stage And Shortly Thereafter – Shoot As Movies.

YOU: You Write, And Have A Fresh, Fun Romantic Comedy With Great Structure, Juicy Plot And Vivid Characters – And You’d Like To Share It With Us! Your Piece May Be A Feature Length Movie Screenplay, Or A Play That Would Adapt Well To A Movie.

Winners will receive live or zoom readings with professional actors in New York City.

A Scorecard Rating Your First 10 Pages On

Selected Scripts Will Receive A Live Table Read on Zoom With Professional Actors In New York City
Writers May Attend And Invite Guests
With Participant Feedback Provided ($500 Value)

Finalists Will Have Their Scripts Staged In A Public Reading In New York City on Zoom With Professional New York Actors And Director ($3,000 Value)
Full Written Coverage (Valued At $250)
Industry Guests And Audience Feedback Provided ($1,000 Value)
Serious Consideration To Develop As Feature-Length Movie

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Staged & Online Video Readings in NYC will be held October-November 2021

DETAILS – Your Script (Or Play) Is:
Funny And Romantic! Not Cliched, Doesn't Rely On Special Effects, Animals, Children, Explosions, Doesn’t Take Place On Water Or A Boat, Not A Period Piece
-120 pages or less
-Locations – 10 Or Fewer
-Characters – 10 Or Fewer

Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery by the Competition, will disqualify the applicable entrant.

No entrant may have been previously produced as a film, or under option to a production company. Screenplay and stage play submissions must be the original work of the applicant. If the script is an adaptation or based on source material to which the applicant does not own rights, this must be noted on the entry form and on the script. The rights to the submitted screenplay/teleplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Submissions should be in the U.S. Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format and must be written in the English language. Scripts should be between 80 and 120 pages long. Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of scripts be accepted.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
Collaborative work is accepted. One of the writing partners should be selected as the primary contact. Writing partners selected as winners will divide the award equally.

Entrants must submit scripts and payment online.

An entry fee must be paid online by credit card at the time of script submission.

The winner will receive readings in New York City with professional actors and consideration to develop as a feature film. Live readings may be substituted for streamed readings via online (Zoom or other technology) pending pandemic situation and ongoing. A maximum of three winning scripts may be selected and two to four honorable mentions will be announced on November 1, 2021. It is possible that no scripts may win in any category. The Competition is under no obligation to award any prizes.