ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
2020 season now open
Next Deadline January 31st

About

“One of the most prestigious screenwriting competitions”Film Daily

“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.

Apply now and join a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to Hollywood mentors.

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

2020 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

Jake Dellman, Verve Talent and Literary Agency, the agency behind many great writers, directors and actors as Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Greg Russo (Mortal Combat), Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Jurassic World 3) and many more!

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


Fellows will also meet at these major Hollywood studios:

WARNER BROS
Winners will meet with a development Executive at 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
Winners will meet with a Development Executive at 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
Winners will meet with a Development Executive at NBC 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
Winners will meet with a Development Executive at SONY / Screen Gems. Sony is 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
Winners will meet with a Development Executive at 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.

Stay in the heart of Hollywood!

Winners will stay at the historic Roosevelt Hotel, which was founded by a consortium of early Hollywood legends including Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman. Films shot on location at the hotel include Internal Affairs (starring Richard Gere), Beverly Hills Cop II (starring Eddie Murphy) and Catch Me If You Can (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg). Television shows shot at the hotel include Knots Landing, Moonlighting and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

ScreenCraft Fellows are accepted into the program to develop the specific feature or TV script with which they apply, but the Fellowship is designed to allow for development of additional projects as well.

Applications will be evaluated based on overall craft, including story, voice, originality, characterization, structure and dialogue. The judging panel, selected by ScreenCraft, will include studio executives and award-winning screenwriters and producers.

In the event that the winner cannot or does not wish to travel, some of the meetings and consultations will be coordinated via phone and/or Skype. The trip will be in the Fall of 2020, accommodating the selected winners’ schedules.