***5/21/17 UPDATE: Grammy winning and Oscar nominated Producer, Stuart Benjamin, has joined our panel of judges.***

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards are the motion picture industry's PREMIER screenplay competition, with emphasis on assembling judging panels comprised entirely of working, established Hollywood pros focused on discovering, promoting, and producing the works of new writing talent.

This years amazing panel of judges includes Stuart Benjamin (Ray, Mortal Thoughts), Bob McCullough (Star Trek, Soldier of Fortune), Ron Friedman (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Michael Sloan (The Equalizer, Kung Fu), Mikhael Bassilli (Blue Bloods, Royal Pains), Jerry London (Hawaii Five-0, Shogun), Garner Simmons (Poltergeist, The Last Samurai), Suzanne Herrera (Zorro, Falcon Crest), PLUS more to come!

Our team has been instrumental in helping writers sign with major talent agencies (CAA, WME, ICM, et al), and has sold original material to major Hollywood studios, including Universal, ​Paramount, Fox, and Warner Bros.

The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is dedicated to the cultivation, mentorship, and employment of talented up-and-coming screen and television writers. Winners not only win a cash and development deal, but they will also be identified and promoted as ready to present to major Hollywood agents, producers, and studios.

So if you're serious about your writing... so are we. And if your work is a standout... we want to read it!

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize:
• $5,000 cash
• Production Company Development Contract
• Press Releases & Media Publicity
• Personal Contact & Consultation with Producers Seeking Properties
• 1 InkTip Script Listing & 1 Inktip Magazine Publicity Listing where Writer will be introduced to InkTip's Large Network of Producers
• 1 Bronze Pass to SCRIPTFEST 2018

2nd Place Prize:
• $1,000 cash
• Story meeting with producers seeking properties
• Complete coverage and written feedback from judges
• 1 InkTip Script Listing & 1 Inktip Magazine Publicity Listing where Writer will be introduced to InkTip's Large Network of Producers

Feature Screenplay Winner:
• $500 cash
• Professional Script Analysis
• Press Releases & Media Publicity
• Phone consultation with member of Judge's panel

TV Script Winner:
• $500 cash
• Professional Script Analysis
• Press Releases & Media Publicity
• Phone consultation with member of Judge's panel

Short Screenplay Winner:
• $250 cash
• Professional Script Analysis
• Press Releases & Media Publicity
• Phone consultation with member of Judge's panel

Feature, TV, and Short Script Finalists:
• Professional Script Analysis
• Phone consultation with member of Judge's panel

Rules & Terms

All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older
• Entries must be in English
• Submissions via PDF file only
• Resubmits/changes incur additional fee
• Produced/optioned or otherwise encumbered scripts are ineligible
• All submitted materials must be the original work of the author(s)
• Adaptations of prior works must give source material credit
• Entrants need not reside in the U.S.
• Decisions of judges are final as per industry criteria​
• All material should be in standard screenplay format, set in 12-point Courier font.
• Pages should be numbered.
• Full-Length Feature Scripts: 70-140 pages
• Short Film Scripts: under 50 pages
• TV Drama Pilots: 40-85 pages
• TV Comedy Pilots: 20-45 pages