ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

2019 season now open

About

 “Aspiring screenwriters, take note.”The Hollywood Reporter

“This is a damn good opportunity.”No Film School

“Jumpstart your writing career!”IndieWire

The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment studio executives, producers, literary managers and agents. To apply, simply submit your feature film script or original television script, along with an optional cover letter that expresses your vision and background as an emerging writer.

Past ScreenCraft winners have been hired by producers, optioned their projects to studios,  and signed with top representatives at CAA, WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, United Talent Agency, Anonymous Content, Paradigm Talent Agency, Untitled, ICM, Bellevue Productions, Plattform and many others.

See more ScreenCraft success stories here.

Benefits

There are cash grants, amazing dinners, an LA trip, and iconic hotel stays. But the real benefit of the ScreenCraft Fellowship is the boost in careers the fellows see. This is because of the endless meetings during Fellowship week that have helped nearly all of past ScreenCraft Fellows find representation and many of them to get paid writing assignments. The 6th Annual Fellowship will have the best set of meetings yet:

2019 Fellows will meet with the following Hollywood manager mentors:

★ Adam Kolbrenner, Madhouse Entertainment, renowned boutique literary management company known for such clients as Nicole Perlman, Scott Beck & Bryan Woods, Aaron Guzikowski, Josh Harto, Justin Marks and many more


★ Kailey Marsh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the management company behind such stars as Brad Pitt, Amy Adams, Rachel Brosnahan, Rachel Weisz,  Adam Sandler, Vin Diesel and many more


★ Ari Lubet, 3 Arts Entertainment, the management and production company behind such shows as Orange is the New Black, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Saint George and more. Clients of 3 Arts Entertainment include such legends as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Maya Rudolph, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, George Lopez, Matt LeBlanc, BJ Novak, James Franco, Charlie Day, and many more!


★ Scott Stoops, Good Fear, the management company behind such notable talent as Evan Daugherty, James Duval, Tiffany Dupont and Billy Brown


 ★Andrew Wilson, Zero Gravity, the management company behind many great writers and actors including Maggie Grace, Angela Lansbury, Katherine Heigl, Kellan Lutz and Will Yun Lee


★ Tracy Kopulsky, MXN Entertainment, the management company behind such celebrated filmmakers as Diablo Cody, Melina Matsoukas, Jesse Andrews and Amanda Marsalis


The Fellows will also meet with the following Hollywood Studios:

WARNER BROS

The studio behind such films as INCEPTION, HER, INTERSTELLAR, CREED, THE LEGO MOVIE, WONDER WOMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, HARRY POTTER, AMERICAN SNIPER, and such television shows as RIVERDALE, THE BIG BANG THEORY, SUPERNATURAL and WESTWORLD for HBO.

20th CENTURY FOX

The studio behind such acclaimed films as AVATAR, DEADPOOL, INDEPENDENCE DAY, X-MEN, LOGAN, THE MARTIAN and such celebrated television shows as EMPIRE, THE SIMPSONS, NEW GIRL, PRISON BREAK, LUCIFER and LETHAL WEAPON.

UNIVERSAL

The studio behind such films as JURASSIC WORLD, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS,  FAST & FURIOUS, KING KONG, GET OUT and such beloved TV shows as THIS IS US, WILL & GRACE, LAW & ORDER, EUREKA, IN PLAIN SIGHT and many more.

SONY PICTURES

The studio behind such celebrated films as SKYFALL, SPIDER-MAN, HANCOCK, MEN IN BLACK, GROWN UPS and such television shows as BREAKING BAD, THE GOLDBERGS, STRONG, ATYPICAL, THE PREACHER, and BLOODLINE for Netflix.

LIONSGATE

The studio behind such films as THE HUNGER GAMES, LA LA LAND, DIVERGENT, NOW YOU SEE ME, SAW and such television shows as NASHVILLE, MAD MEN, TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE and many more.

Rules

Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website only, between September 26th, 2018 and February 28, 2019. The application fee for each TV or feature film screenplay is $49 until the early deadline on November 2nd, and then $69 until regular deadline on January 31st 2019, and then $79 until the final deadline on February 28th, 2019. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit. If you advance to the semi-final round of consideration, you’ll be asked to submit a cover letter in which you can include a bit more information about yourself and your project(s). Quarter-finalists will be announced on or before April 10th, 2019. Semifinalists will be announced on or before May 8th, 2019. Finalists and winners will be announced on or before July 10th, 2019. Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s). Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, both writers will participate equally in the program. It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.