MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. WeScreenplay has helped our winners sign with top Hollywood Literary Management Companies and option projects to active Hollywood Production Companies. Plus, every finalist gets industry level notes from their finalist round judge.

JURY:
Dave Green is the director of Earth to Echo and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

Juliet Berman is a Creative Executive at Treehouse Pictures (ALL IS LOST, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT)

Le’Ander Nicholson is a literary manager at BelieveLand who signed the 2016 winner Kenlon Clarke.

Melissa Azizi is an executive at Pretty Pictures (THE DANISH GIRL, KINSEY)

FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ scorecards to every entrant at no additional charge.

PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

JUDGING: Our judges are all industry-experienced gatekeepers. The final round of judging will be completed by the industry jury of managers, directors, execs, and producers.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize
• $1,000 Cash Writing Grant
• Distribution to Producers, Agents, and Managers
• Free course on pitching from GOOD IN A ROOM
• LA-Screenwriter Personal Logline Mentor
• Save the Cat! Book and software
• ISA Connect Membership
• Writer Duet
• Storyboard Development Group
• 1 WeScreenplay Premium Coverage on any script
• 2 WeScreenplay Full Coverages on any scripts
• 5 WeScreenplay Basic Coverages on any scripts
• Inktip 6-month Hosting & Magazine Listing
• Writing the Master Screenplay
• TSL Summit 1-year access

Second Place
•  Distribution to Producers, Agents, and Managers
• LA-Screenwriter Personal Logline Mentor
• Storyboard Development Group
• ISA Connect Membership
• 3 WeScreenplay Basic Coverages on any scripts
• Inktip 6-month Hosting & Magazine Listing
• Writing the Master Screenplay
• TSL Summit 1-year access

Third Place
• Distribution to Producers, Agents, and Managers
• ISA Connect Membership
• LA-Screenwriter Personal Logline Mentor
• 1 WeScreenplay Basic Coverages on any scripts
• Inktip 6-month Hosting & Magazine Listing
• Writing the Master Screenplay
• TSL Summit 1-year access

Honorable Mentions
• 1 WeScreenplay Basic Coverage on any script
• ISA Connect Membership
• 1 Free entrance to any WeScreenplay Contest
• Judge’s Notes on your script
• TSL Summit 1-year access

Finalists
• Free entrance to any WeScreenplay Contest
• Judge’s Notes on your Script
• ISA Connect Membership
• 50% off TSL Summit 1-year access

Rules & Terms

1. Void where prohibited.
2. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to WeScreenplay and its agents’ and contest sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
3. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless WeScreenplay, Red Ampersand, Inc., WeScreenplay.com, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, judges, screenplay readers, Sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of Prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the WeScreenplay.org and its Sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of WeScreenplay and their immediate families are ineligible to participate in this contest. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. ENTRY TO THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided entries will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.
4. Screenplays entered must:
a. Be screenplays that are a minimum of 60 pages. (All scripts under 60 pages will be accepted, read, and considered through the finalist round – but cannot win one of the top 3 prizes)
b. Not include the writer’s or writing team’s name or contact information on any page of the script including the title page.
c. Include a title page with no name(s) of the writer or writing team.
d. Be submitted in PDF form and must fit all standard screenplay format guidelines. Personal formatting conventions will be accepted but must not intentionally or accidentally alter the page count of the project as determined by the judges. A rule of thumb, if your script is formatted properly and under 120 pages, it will likely not be more than 23,000 words.
e. Be owned solely by the writer or writing team listed. It may be an adaptation or reimagining of true events or fictional stories.
f. Be written in English. However, scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.
g. Have pages numbered. Scripts of any length will be accepted for an additional fee, but we’d advise that scripts over 160 pages should be edited down before being submitted.
5. Screenplays entered may be in any genre or combination of genres. All will be treated equally and read by an unbiased panel of judges.
6. Entrant’s total earnings for screenwriting for either film or tv, produced or unproduced, must not exceed $50,000 in the previous 18 months from submission or $250,000 lifetime earnings. This excludes any prize money from competitions or fellowships and only applies to fund or money transferred in exchange for an option or sale of a script, treatment, idea, intellectual property, or other writing for filming. Money earned from acting, directing, producing, or any other film work outside of writing is not included.
7. Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced unless said sale or production was competed with no financial gain to the writer.
8. For a submission to be valid it must be accompanied with the appropriate payment based on the submission deadlines.
9. Purchasing Judge’s Feedback, Basic Coverage, or Full Coverage will in no way impact the scoring of the screenplay or its chances of winning or placing in the competition.
10. All deadlines are at 11:59pm PST on the date listed. Any deadline alteration or promotion of any kind does not make any entry valid of a refund of any kind.
11. RESUBMISSIONS will be accepted. Resubmissions will be at the regular price and will be re-scored by two new judges. You may resubmit up to ONE TIME per contest.
12. There are no refunds for any submitted screenplay. Coupons may not be applied to previously submitted scripts. Coupons deemed for WeScreenplay coverage may not be used for submission to the contest or addition of coverage to any submission unless explicitly stated or exempted on the coupon or by a WeScreenplay representative via e-mail communication only.
13. There is no limit on the number of scripts a writer or writing team may submit.
14. New drafts of an entry will be accepted at any time during the contest.
15. Prizes are award per script and teams of writers are expected to divide prizes on their own accord. WeScreenplay will send prizes to the writer who submits the project and will in no way be responsible for how the prizes are distributed among the writing teams.
16. 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 score in the competition.
17. Scorecards can be accessed on the writer’s dashboard. Feedback and Coverage will ideally be distributed between 2 and 3 weeks following submission, but this is not guaranteed. We only guarantee that coverage will be provided before the quarterfinalist announcement.
18. WeScreenplay reserves the right to delay announcements for any reason. Delay may last up to but never more than 180 days. While we never anticipate any delays, such delays will not alter the standing of any screenplay entry and will qualify no script for a refund under any circumstance.
19. By entering the WeScreenplay contest every entrant is agreeing to all WeScreenplay Terms and Conditions listed and available before checkout. If you disagree with any terms you may not submit to the contest.
20. By submitting to the contest you are releasing your script to WeScreenplay and holding harmless WeScreenplay or any affiliates from any claims, expenses, and liabilities, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, copyright, libel, trademark infringement, slander, personal property infringement, etc.
21. Any prize winners will be required to sign an affidavit validating their entry into the contest.
22. Any cash prize winners of over $599 will be required to file a W-9 before the cash prize is distributed.
23. All prizes provided by sponsors or mentors are subject to said sponsor or mentor providing the prize. WeScreenplay will do everything in its power to collect the prize packages promised, but is not responsible for a sponsor’s failed delivery.
24. The mentorship means that the industry executive has agreed to read your script in full and will meet with you or take a phone call to discuss your script and writing career. The mentor may extend their contact information for further discussions, but that is completely dependent on what is best between the mentor and the writer.
25. Any winners may have their name, script title, and picture used for any WeScreenplay promotions or promotions of our sponsors or affiliates.
26. Former Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize Winners of the contest may enter so long as it is NOT the same script that won in a previous year. Any other placement in former years does not disqualify the script from being entered this year.