SCRIPTS FOR SCREEN CONTEST
JANUARY 31, 2020
Scripts for Screen FEATURE is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get your dramatic screenplay fully produced. We are searching for unique voices and compelling original dramatic stories. One of our missions is to support diverse artists who might otherwise not have these opportunities. Our directors will select one unique story that they will direct and produce. We are searching for screenwriters who have written features or short films before, and have a polished feature length script ready to be produced.
Scripts for Screen FEATURE is presented by Maybe…Yes! Productions, inc. and Whole Picture Films. Our program teaches writers how directors transform their screenplay into a shooting script. We believe that writers benefit from learning how production works in order to become better writers. Each application season our program selects one dramatic feature length screenplay to be produced. Your script will be directed by Co-Directors Julie Petrusak and Jermaine Burrowes, who will take the script from pre-production to post-production.
Our directors are in control of all creative aspects of the film. Writers will receive credits as per WGA guidelines. Whole Picture Films will own the rights of the completed film. Once completed the film will be added to our roster of work and will have opportunities for release and distribution.
Selected candidates will be invited for Round 2 no later than January 2020
Finalists will be invited to an in person interview
The winner will be announced in 2020
Preproduction will begin fall end of 2020
Scripts must be dramatic original screenplays only, NO adaptations. This is a low-budget production, therefore we are looking for scripts that reflect that. Our production will apply for SAG eligibility.
Our selection process will be divided into three rounds:
Round 1: CV, Bio, Logline, Synopsis
Round 2: Complete script
Round 3: In person Interview
What we are looking for:
Must be written in English
Must be in standard script format
Dramatic Scripts Only
80 page minimum
Screenwriters have to be 18+ to apply
Application fee $25
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What we will provide:
Full production of your work
Credits as per WGA guidelines
Sit in meetings with the directors during development of the shooting script