Stage 32 is proud to present the 3rd Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest!

Our Grand Prize winner will:

- Be flown to LA for meetings (travel permitting) to meet with top industry professionals working in the industry with Innovative Artists, 3dot Productions, Iconic Media Productions and more!

- Work with Stage 32 to develop your script’s pitch deck for the market.

- Get a free membership to the Stage 32 Writers’ Room and free access to some of Stage 32’s educational resources

- Continued support from the Stage 32 team to help move your career forward and get you in front of decision makers!

ALL 10 Finalists will:

- Have your loglines presented to over 500 industry executives including literary managers, agents and producers in a Stage 32 lookbook. Past lookbook writers have been set up on meetings with 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA, APA, Art/Work Entertainment, Zero Gravity and more!

- Get a free one month membership to the Stage 32 Writers’ Room

Stage 32 will be a champion for your script - once you’re part of our community, we make sure you rise to the top!

Our Diversity Springboard See Results

So many of our previous Diversity Springboard contest winners and finalists have been signed. Click the "Success Stories" link here for testimonials from our past winners! Stage 32 has quickly emerged as the leading source for industry executives to uncover new talent! Is this your year to move the needle on your career?

- Winner Jeff Thompson recently started working in the writer's room of popular sitcom, The Goldbergs! 

- Last year’s winner, Lorna Green, had meetings with Warner Bros, ViacomCBS and more

- Finalists have had their work requested by managers and producers at Alibi, Lit Entertainment Group and many others.

About the Stage 32 3rd Annual Diversity Springboard Contest

Diversity is what makes our industry special - tell your unique story in this year's Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Connecting with diverse audiences and showing the world your story is exactly what film and television are for!

Stage 32 offers access to some of the biggest names in the industry, including executives from Iconic Media Productions, Innovative Artists, WeTV and more with credits like THE NOTEBOOK, THE LOST CITY and WHIPLASH to name a few! We are looking for diverse scripts of all subjects and tones. Whether your story is funny, tragic, or anything in between, our judges want to read them!

This contest is open to Features and Television Pilots for Limited and Recurring Series.

The Grand Prize Winner Will be Flown to Los Angeles to meet with:

Judi Bell, CEO, Iconic Media Productions (THE NOTEBOOK, CARRIE)

Greer Stanley, Creative Executive, 3dot Productions (THE LOST CITY, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL)

Emily Cameron, Literary Coordinator, Innovative Artists (clients include Amanda Seyfried & Ally Sheedy)

Samantha Schifrien, Development Executive, 93 Cedar (HUNG, THE RICHES)

Autumn Bailey-Ford, Producer/Founder, Autumn Bailey Entertainment (MAYNARD, TRADING PAINT)

Cindy Villarreal, Producer, Majestic Productions (SECRET DIARY OF AN AMERICAN TEENAGER, PETER PAN)

Felicia Villarreal, Producer, Icon Productions (WHIPLASH, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS)

Brodrick Haygood, Producer/Founder, Moon Howler (CRATE)

Olivia Charmaine Morris, CEO/Founder, Black Monarch Entertainment (THE LAST OG)

Sierra McDonald, Manager of Development & Original Programming, WeTV (BRIDEZILLAS)

Liam Oznowich, Writer/Coordinator (SUPERGIRL, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT)

In addition to these meetings, the winner will also receive unlimited access to Stage 32’s Educational resources, be promoted on Stage 32’s social media, and have their complete portfolios and professional biography sent to an exclusive roster of over 30 agents and managers hand picked by Stage 32 who are actively looking for new clients and material. Stage 32 will facilitate introductory meetings to any of the representatives who respond to your material and bio. This is the type of exposure that will change your career forever!

If you reach the Finals, you still get massive exposure to decision makers!

ALL FINALISTS will receive a FREE MONTH OF THE MEMBER'S ONLY STAGE 32 WRITERS' ROOM and will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are some of the most sought after talent resources for the industry and have helped secure meetings with places like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.


Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to 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.

Entrant acknowledges that because of the judges' and mentors' position in the entertainment industry they receive numerous submissions of ideas, formats, stories, suggestions and the like and that many such submissions heretofore or hereafter received by them are similar to or identical to those developed by them or their employees or, if an agent, are otherwise available to them.

Entrant acknowledges that they will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use by judges or mentors of any such similar material.

Entrant acknowledges that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between Entrant and judges or mentors, and Entrant further acknowledges that no such relationships are established between Entrant and judges or mentors by reason of this contest entry.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entrants must upload their submission within 72 hours of entry purchase.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.


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.

The Entrant retains the rights to his or her screenplay at all times.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

The screenplay can be submitted with or without a title page and/or contact information.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant unless it is confirmed in our records that the Entrant has paid for the "Resubmission" option.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document.

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.

Using our new Feedback & Resubmission Option you will get 3-5 pages of coverage/notes back in 5-days with a guaranteed option to resubmit one (1) revised draft of your script up to 10 days after the Final Deadline! See what elements of your script are working and what still needs to be developed. You can position yourself for the best chance of success - all for an additional fee of only $99.

This option is good for a one-time use and is non-refundable/non-transferable if you do not enter an updated draft. Updated drafts will need to be sent to to be scored.

Overall Rating
  • It was an honor to be selected for the Global Production Match Making Program. The hosts were warm and friendly and I enjoyed meeting with them in person briefly before the panel itself. Separate from the Program itself, I had planned to travel to Sweden and get a closer look at film production there, but unforeseen trouble at the airport got in the way...

    The SXSW panel was informative; this is a set of people in the business of bringing together opportunities for collaboration across borders, and they have a track record of success. I hope to continue learning from them.

    March 2017