Dare to Scare Competition
2019 season now open
Next Deadline April 7th

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Grand Prize: Guaranteed Representation by Schemers Entertainment + $1,000 cash prize 

Roadmap Writers is proud to partner with management/production company Schemers Entertainment for our DARE to SCARE Horror Feature Competition. The competition is designed to discover the next great horror writer who can blend scares and story into a truly special script.

The competition, which is open to feature scripts in the horror/thriller genre will select one grand prize winner who will receive representation by Schemers Entertainment managers Gavin Dorman and Daniel Seco, a $1,000 cash prize, industry meetings, and a suite of online educational programs from Roadmap Writers. 

Schemers Entertainment is a full-service production and management company founded by producer/manager Gavin Dorman. Schemers represents a diverse slate of writer, director, and producer clients whose award-winning works have appeared at numerous film festivals - including Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW - and have been financed, produced, and/or distributed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Blumhouse, Netflix, and Hulu. Schemers prides itself on molding up-and-coming talent and helping them transition into the studio world.

Prior to launching Schemers, Dorman honed his craft as a development executive at Vertigo Entertainment, where he helped shape a number of the company's biggest studio hits including THE LEGO MOVIE, IT, and DEATH NOTE. Overseeing the "Dare to Scare" competition on behalf of Schemers is Daniel Seco, who joined the company as a literary manager in 2018 after cutting his teeth at several agencies, management, and production companies including CAA, Writ Large, and Netflix.

Beyond the Grand Prize winner, our runners-up and finalists will also receive prize packages to help create opportunities to put them front and center with industry executives and reps.

Horror writers, don’t miss out on this opportunity to scare your way to the top!

Benefits

Grand Prize

  • Guaranteed representation by Schemers Entertainment
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • 5 Virtual Meetups with industry professionals
  • Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
  • Exclusive Interview, featured on Roadmap Writers' website


Top 3: Finalists

  • Meeting with Schemers Entertainment (in person or via Skype)
  • 2 months of Roadmap's Manager Track Program
  • 3 Virtual Meetups with industry professionals
  • Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers' website


Top 10: Semi-Finalists

  • 3 months of Roadmap Writers' On-Ramp Program
  • 2 Virtual Meetups with industry professionals
  • Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers' website


Top 25: Quarter-Finalists

  • One month of Roadmap Writers' On-Ramp Program
  • Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers' website