ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Contest
2018 season now closed


Last year’s winners signed with a top literary management company and have projects in active development!

We’re looking for ACTION MOVIES and carefully crafted THRILLERS. Whether you have a tense thriller or a big, effects-driven action film, we want to read your screenplay. Professional feedback from studio-trained readers is available on all entries.


Top scripts will be considered by our industry jury of executives, writers, and managers who focus on the action and thriller genres:

Jenny Wood, Elevate Entertainment

Manager of Taylor Sheridan, writer of Hell or High Water, Sicario and Sicario: Day of the Soledado.

Belle Avery, Appelles Entertainment

Producer of The Meg, a big budget action adventure starring Jason Statham in theaters August 10th.

Matthew Leonetti, Columbia Pictures

Executive at Columbia Pictures, production company and distributor behind such action titles as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Spider Man: Homecoming, and The Equalizer 2.

Andrew Bergamo, Donners' Company Development

Executive at The Donners Company, company behind such titles as Deadpool, Logan, Constantine and The X Men films.

Jeannette Francis, Bad Robot

Creative Executive at Bad Robot, JJ Abram's company behind such franchises as Cloverfield, Star Wars, Mission Impossible and Star Trek.

Steven E. de Souza, Screenwriter

With his films grossing over $2 Billion at the box office, he is the voice behind such legendary action films as Die Hard, 48 Hrs., Commando and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

The winners will be strategically sent to executives and managers with whom ScreenCraft has a relationship to help the winners advance their careers depending on their career goals. First place will also receive a $1,000 writing grant and second place will receive a $500 grant.