We started the Staged Reading Screenplay Contest because we wanted to find the best new screenplays around and get them up “on their feet”. When we set out to produce our films, a major part of the development process is a Staged Reading. You never know exactly what you have with a script until you've heard it read aloud with professional actors reading it, and we want to give some talented writers that same chance! The winners in both the feature and short categories get prize money, plus an opportunity to have their scripts read in front of a live audience at a theater in Seattle.
WHO WE ARE: TBCFILMS is an independent Film Production Company known for it's cult classic in the making, "Love In The Time Of Monsters"; recently named a "Top Ten Bigfoot Film Of All Time" by SlashFilm and a "Top Ten Horror/Comedy of the 21st Century". We know how to make good low budget films and get them released!
Short screenplays (up to 35 pages) and Feature Length Screenplays (up to 130 pages) will be accepted. All genres will be accepted.
First Place, Feature Screenplay: $250 and your script performed with professional actors in a Staged Reading in front of a live audience.
Second Place, Feature Screenplay: $150
First Place, Short Screenplay: $100 and same Staged Reading experience as First Place Feature.
1. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.
2. Screenplays written by teams of two or more writers are eligible for the contest. Any award won by a co-authored script will be divided evenly among the writers listed on the entry form.
3. Screenplays and any source material must be the original work of the author, unless such source material is in the public domain.
4. Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.
5. A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.
6. Contestants retain full ownership of their material.
7. We shall not provide any feedback or coverage of submitted scripts.