Scriptapalooza Announces 13th Annual Screenwriting Competition First Place Winner To Receive Ten Thousand Dollars
Company Celebrates 13 Years of Connecting Aspiring Screenwriters with Leading Entertainment Executives including Hollywood Producers and Literary Agents
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 6, 2010) Scriptapalooza today announces its 13th Annual Screenplay Competition to continue its mission in providing unparalleled creative opportunities for aspiring screenwriters in the fiercely competitive entertainment industry.
From now until the April 15th deadline, writers will be able to submit their screenplays through www.Scriptapalooza.com. Participants will have their individual entries read by more than 90 leading filmmakers, production companies and literary agencies including 2929 Productions, Anonymous Content, Industry Entertainment, Lawrence Bender Productions and The Orphanage.
As the leading screenplay competition, Scriptapalooza is fully endorsed by legendary author and screenwriter Robert McKee (Story) and the screenwriting software company Write Brothers Inc.
The first place winner, chosen by Scriptapalooza, receives a $10,000 grand prize. In addition, Scriptapalooza offers its full support to the winner; finalists and semifinalists of the screenwriting challenge by promoting each work for one year after the winners’ announcement.
“Since its inception in 1998, the Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition has grown exponentially to become one of the well-respected competitions within the entertainment industry,” said Mark Andrushko, president and co-founder of Scriptapalooza. “Through this competition, we have optioned more than 40 scripts and opened new doors to unknown talent. We are pleased to move forward in our 13th year and continue helping participants receive introductions or representation with some of biggest players in the industry.”
Within the past 13 years, Scriptapalooza participants have gone on to receive incredible success based on their submission through the Screenplay Competition. Select highlights include:
2009 Winner John Todd options his script Madam I’m Adam to Alan Ladd Productions.
2007 Finalist John Muscarnero shoots his film, Dark Woods.
2005 Winner Patrick Andrew O’Connor sells his movie The Break-Up Artist during the Cannes Film Festival.
2005 Finalist Craig Clyde’s film, The Holidays airs on Lifetime.
2006 Semi-Finalist Eric D. Howell shoots his short film, Ana’s Playground.
2003 Semi-Finalist Rodney Johnson’s Queen Sized airs on Lifetime.
2003 Scriptapalooza’s TV Winner Barbara Schwartz wins EMMY for Rugrats.
For more information regarding the competition or to submit a screenplay online, please go to www.Scriptapalooza.com.
About Scriptapalooza, Inc.
The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition was founded in 1998 with the goal of discovering promising writers and creating opportunities for them in the fiercely competitive entertainment industry. Each year, dozens of production companies and literary representatives sign on to read the participating scripts, resulting in many being optioned or bought outright. The first place winner receives $10,000, and Scriptapalooza promotes the semifinalists and finalists for a full year. Scriptapalooza, Inc., along with its divisions, is widely regarded by writers, producers and agents alike as the most influential and successful competition company of its kind. Divisions include Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition and Scriptapalooza Coverage Professional Script Analysis. For more information, please visit www.scriptapalooza.com
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