Deadline: Contact contest for current deadline. Eligibility: Open to anyone. Entry Fee: Screenplays: $35; TV Scripts: $25; Sitcoms: $25. Awards: Cash prizes and publicity. Screenplay, $10,000 first prize; TV Drama, $1,000 first prize; SitCom, $1,000 first prize.
Prime Time Teleplay Competition deadline: June 15th. Entry fee: $30. Categories: Sitcom and Drama.
Film Competition early deadline: June 15th. Entry fee: $40. Categories: Feature, Short, and Student Short. Late deadline: July 15th. Entry Fee: $50.
All rules, and entry forms are available at http://austinfilmfestival.com or call 1-800-310-FEST(3378).
Deadline: Visit website for latest details. Application available online, or send an SASE to address above.
The Writer's Film Project (WFP) is a fellowship that offers fiction, theater, and film writers the opportunity to begin a career in screenwriting. Those chosen to participate in the WFP receive a fellowship stipend, participate in a year-long Fellowship, write two feature-length screenplays, develop their scripts with the advice and guidance of professional screenwriters and executive mentors, and develop industry contacts with writers, agents, and producers. The WFP was originated by Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment and developed with Kathy Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Jonathan Zimbert at The Kennedy/Marshall Company.
Deadline: May 1. The Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program is an international competition open to screenwriters who have not earned more than $5,000 writing for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of a sole author, and they must have been written originally in English. Adaptations, collaborations and translated scripts are not eligible. Up to five $25,000 fellowships are awarded each year. Application available online at The Nicholl Fellowships website: http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html.
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Baldwin, MD 21013
Phone: (410) 592-3466
Fax: (410) 592-8062
Intended to recognize and promote previously unrecognized talent.
Deadline: Check website for latest information.
For more information and online application form please refer to http://www.scriptmag.com
Check website or contact Taos Land & Film Co. for latest information.
Offering Fellowships in the feature film and television areas. No previous experience is necessary; however, writing samples are required.
Eligibility: This Program is open to all writers. Writers with WGA credits are eligible for this Program, and should apply directly through the Guild's Employment Access Department at (323) 782-4648.
Submission Period: Visit website or contact the Fellowship Program for most up-to-date information.