Over $15,000 in Prize Money, Hollywood Mogul Meetings and More!
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest
Think you can turn this logline from Just Go With It and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps screenwriter Allan Loeb into a killer script?
A group of married men desperate for one last bachelor party invents a long-lost friend who’s about to be wed, but things get out of control when their wives want to meet the groom before the big event.
Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn this idea into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is a quarterly international competition that awards over $15,000 in prizes and facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.
Working from this A-list logline, you’re challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. You can make it your own and take it anywhere your imagination takes you.
But it doesn’t stop there. The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest goes much further than your average competition, by providing the top 10 finalists with mentors to guide them through the entire script creation process, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay to be judged by a panel of Hollywood power players.
Here’s how it works:
Entrants write up to the first 15 pages of a script based on the logline above, provided by Allan Loeb
- The top 10 finalists receive a copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software, Development Notes, and a letter of congratulations from Allan Loeb
- Each of the 10 finalists enter into a 12-week Story Specialists mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay based on the given logline
- Allan Loeb and production company Benderspink judge the completed screenplays and choose a winner
The lucky winner receives a classic Industry experience, including transportation to Los Angeles and:
Lush Accommodations at the Chateau Marmont
The chic Chateau, conveniently nestled right off the Sunset Strip, will serve as the home base for the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest winner. Thinking of the many opportunities to network and hobnob with the Hollywood elite that frequent this hotspot is mind-boggling!
One-on-One with Allan Loeb at The Ivy
First on the agenda? Lunch with screenwriter Allan Loeb at Robertson Blvd.’s uber-popular bistro, known for its steady stream of celebs and location near power-agency ICM. The winner will take in some serious knowledge and know-how from Loeb, while filling up on the Ivy’s famous nouvelle American cuisine
Meeting with Benderspink
The Hollywood treatment continues through a conference with Benderspink, a diversified management/production company with credits including The Hangover, American Pie, and The Ring. Aspiring screenwriters dream of this kind of opportunity to meet with such an influential group, a fantasy that will come true for the lucky winner!
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest can give you the tools and the resources you need to complete a saleable screenplay. But besides the experience and the mentoring you could receive, placing in this competition shows that you can take another’s idea and turn it into a winning script - a trait that’s truly valued in Hollywood, and serves as a priceless addition to your screenwriting resume.
Fees, Dates and Deadlines:
- Contest Begins: February 1, 2011
- Early Submission Fee and Deadline: $40 to enter before February 28, 2011
- Standard Submission Fee and Deadline: $50 to enter between March 1- 31, 2011
- Contest Deadline: March 31, 2011
- Finalists Announced: Late May 2011
- Mentor Program Begins: Late May 2011
- Mentor Program Completes: Late August 2011
- Winner Announced: September 2011
- Lunch with Allan Loeb & Meetings: September 2011
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More Info at The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest
A few words about The Writers Store
The Writers Store is the premier resource center for software, books, supplies and services dedicated to writers and filmmakers since 1982. We’re an independent Burbank-based company catering to both professionals and aspiring writers, specializing in story development, script formatting and production software.
Always on the cutting-edge of advancements in the craft, we know that the one-of-a-kind products and services available from The Writers Store will benefit you with the artistic process. And we know this because we’re writers and filmmakers, too. We use our passion for creative expression to aid us in our search for the gear that will raise your writing to unprecedented new heights.
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