Discovering & Promoting Writers Since 1998

From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents, and managers who read your scripts.

Our past winners have won Emmys, been signed by agents, managers, had their scripts optioned, and even made into movies.

But the most important prize of all is this: Scriptapalooza will promote, pitch, and push the Semifinalists and higher for a full year. No other competition in the world does that.


We are accepting screenplays and shorts. First deadline December 16th.

LATEST NEWS

  • Over 95 producers reading all the entries
  • We promote the Semifinalists and higher for a full year
  • Over $50,000 in prizes awarded
  • You can now order feedback with your submission
  • Robert McKee endorses Scriptapalooza
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LATEST STATS

  • 35 writers have sold or optioned their script
  • 131 writers have been hired to write on film or tv
  • 69 writers have films in production or release
  • 159 writers have gotten agent or manager

OUR PAST WINNERS

  • Randall Greenland
    Til’ Death
  • Adam Balsam
    Legends Of Oz
  • Josh Hope
    Wild Blue
  • Chris Pentzell
    Love Addict
  • Rodney Johnson
    Queen Sized
  • Patrick O’Connor
    The Break Up Artist
  • John Muscarnero
    Dark Woods
  • Mollie Reeder
    Aria Appleton
  • Barney Cheng
    Baby Steps
  • Brian Nolin
    Bathwater
  • Dustin Kahia
    Call of the Void
  • Adria Tennor
    Pie
  • Violet Myers
    The Swing of it
  • Ryan McDonough
    Last Night in Rozzie
  • Catherine Fridey
    Enchanted Christmas

SUCCESS STORIES

  • – Smart Entertainment options BROKEN CHAIN in 2017
    – Bohemia Group Originals options BATTLE and THE CLOCK MAKER in 2017
    – Cloud Burst Productions options THE POST-IRONIC HIPSTER MASSACRE
    – Hudson River Entertainment option A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIM in 2009
    – Hero Pictures options LA COINCIDENTAL by Mike Mason in 2008
  • – Jo Films options GO AHEAD BACK UP by Sarah Skibinski in 2006
    – Catchlight Films options BLACK MOUNTAIN by Pezhman Jatala in 2005
    – Enterprise Ent. options THE CURSE OF OLD BOB by A. Stitt & J. Trently
    – Catchlight Films options REMAINS by Jennifer Boch-Wawrzyniak in 2005
    – Garlin Pics optioned SON OF A GUN by M.J. Anderson & Richard Rossner
  • – MFD Films option PULP CHICKEN by Michael Gibson, 2002 entrant
    – Bon Mar Entertainment option BEDBUGS by Colin Costello, 2001 entrant
    – Marc Platt Productions option FALLING OVER VENUS, 1999 entrant
    – Barbara Curry, 2002 entrant, sold her script THE INTRUDER to Senator Films
    – Klasky-Csupo gives Jamie Wilson, 1999 runner-up a development deal

SCRIPTAPALOOZA ALUMNI

  • – United Foreign Media options 2015 Semifinalist A MEMORY THIEF
    – Matty Smith, 2016 Semifinalist is a head writer for GEEKLY
    – Bosco Entertainment has optioned THE REPLACEMENT by Mark Simborg
    – Heidi Haddad, 2017 Finalist, writing a drama for David Friendly Productions
    – David Welch, 2010 Semifinalist, created the HULU series Dimension 404
  • – Steve Alten’s film THE MEG starring Jason Statham and Ruby Rose premieres
    – R. Eric Lieb co-writing a comic series with writer Darick Robertson
    – Amanda Ashley Miess, 2017 Semifinalist, producing shows for Warner Bros.
    – Jameel Saleem, 2017 Finalist, writing for South Park
    – Nguyen Nguyen, 2017 Semifinalist, film NOTHING LIKE THE SUN premieres
  • – Ryan Herring, 2016 Runner-Up, turns THE OLYMPIANS into novel
    – Dave Seropian adapts script QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE into a comic book
    – Scott Baron, 2015 Runner-Up, adapted his script, LIVING THE GOOD DEATH
    – Birdwatching Naked by Tom Blatt, 2015 Runner-Up optioned by CK Films
    – Teresa Lo’s book THE RED LANTERN SCANDALS being adapted for TV
  • – Christopher Craig, 2010 Semifinalist, is a showrunner for FAMILY VALUE$
    – Curtis Adair, Jr. 2015 Semifinalist, is in pre-production on his short film
    – Sean McConville, 2013 Finalist, is in pre-production on THE LAST MOON
    – 2010 Semifinalist Steven Mayoff, has had 2 books of fiction published
    – Martin Gomez, 2013 Finalist, has had 2 features optioned
  • – 2011 Semifinalist Catherine Fridey, wrote ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS
    – Frank Tumminia, has a series at CAA with Jennifer Esposito attached
    – 2015 Finalist Mark Eccleston, script optioned by Qwerty Films in London
    – Paige Deponte, 2014 Semifinalist is in Hawaii working on a documentary
    – 2010 Finalist Anton A. Hill, his sitcom is in development at Bold Soul Studios
  • – Carly Woodworth, 2014 Runner-Up, is a script coordinator on LUCIFER
    – Margaret Riseley, 2010 Semifinalist, writing for Screen Queensland
    – Violet Myers, 2016 Semifinalist, is in pre-production on GREED AND BOSS
    – R. Eric Lieb co-writing a comic series with writer Darick Robertson
    – Amanda Ashley Miess, 2017 Semifinalist, producing shows for Warner Bros.
  • 2018 1st Place Winners Angela & Darren Croucher

  • Go finish your script.

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