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ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition
2022
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2016
Featuring an explosive jury from top action companies behind THE LETHAL WEAPON franchise, X-MEN franchise, MOONFALL, OZARK, and more.
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ScreenCraft has relationships with action & adventure juggernauts that include MGM, Lionsgate, Netflix, CBS, HBO Max, and many more. Our past winners have gone on to sell their scripts to major studios and have been hired by companies like Universal, Amazon, Millennium, AMC, and Apple TV+ to name a few.  And over 275 ScreenCraft writers have signed with top management companies and agencies like CAA, Anonymous Content, Verve, Bellevue Productions, WME, UTA, Lit Entertainment, and many more.

This year's jury is behind some of the biggest franchises you know and love including X-MEN and LETHAL WEAPON, hit shows like OZARK, and includes AQUAMAN and GAME OF THRONES star Jason Momoa's production company.

So whether it’s a pressure cooker moment, a ticking clock, or saving the world from destruction, we're looking for talented action & adventure writers with genre-busting scripts  to kick open Hollywood's door and hook our jury.

Benefits

THE JUDGES
The top scripts are considered by our incredible industry jury looking for action & adventure projects.
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LORELLE LYNCH

Creative Executive, AGC Studios

Lorelle Lynch is the Creative Executive at AGC, an American film and television production company which has projects with Michael Bay, Neil Blonkamp, and Roland Emmerich.

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ERIC BORJA

Manager, Alldayeveryday

Eric Borja is a literary manager at Alldayeveryday managing screenwriters, directors and authors. His clients include David M. Booher (Canto), Karan Sunil (Code-Switched), C. Adele Williams (My Dad the Bounty Hunter) and Chris Ryall (Locke + Key). Alldayeveryday also represents F. Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Justin Malen (Yes Day) and Chris Borelli (The Vatican Tapes).

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PARIS HERBERT-TAYLOR

Creative Executive, Pride of Gypsies

Paris Herbert-Taylor is the Creative Executive at Pride of Gypsies, founded by Jason Momoa, star of beloved tentpole film and television series Aqua Man, Game of Thrones, and Dune.

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EMMA PUGLIA

Coordinator, Zero Gravity

Emma Puglia is a coordinator at Zero Gravity,  a film and television production and management company which projects includes The Accountant and Honest Thief.

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ANDREW BERGAMO

Creative Executive, The Donners' Company

When he isn't reading comics or playing video games, Andrew Bergamo is developing stories for some of the biggest franchises of the past decade. After first cutting his teeth as a development intern at Marvel Studios, he moved over to The Donners’ Company where he quickly worked his way up to become a creative executive, aiding in the development of films and shows in the X-Men cinematic universe as well as the upcoming Lethal Weapon 5 among several other projects. A few years ago, he started producing short films in his spare time and his latest, The Lonely Store, is currently making the festival rounds.

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LOWELL SHAPIRO

Literary Manager, Black Box Management

Lowell is a manager at Black Box Management, known for making action thrillers like ROTHCHILD in partnership with Unified Pictures.

THE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner

The overall grand prize winner in either feature or TV category will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary manager(s) who are looking for talented emerging Film & TV screenwriters.

ScreenCraft's genre specific relationships include companies like MGM, Lionsgate, HBO Max, and over 150 other Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives. 

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with managers, agents, and staffed in writing rooms.

They'll receive:

  • Personal Introduction to top literary managers
  • Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
  • $1,000 cash award
  • An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


Feature & TV Winners

  • $500 cash award
  • Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
  • An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


Finalists

  • An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


*NEW* ADD-ON PRIZE

ScreenCraft First Look Bootcamp with Kyle Benn of Creator Media Entertainment

ScreenCraft First Look The ScreenCraft First Look Bootcamp is a new optional add-on prize category that will grant one eligible writer the opportunity to learn, develop, and strengthen their project with guidance from an industry professional. This unique add-on benefit is separate from the ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Competition prizes and placements.

Kyle Benn is a Producer and the Principal of Creator Media Entertainment. A former Executive and Vice President at Lionsgate, he has worked on such major film franchises as John Wick, The Hunger Games, and Allegiant. His thriller feature, INTRUSION, premiered on Netflix last fall.

Kyle will select one writer/writing team with an outstanding concept from the competition to receive development guidance, personalized meetings, development notes, and a business strategy to position your project for success.

Only projects submitted to the ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Competition AND that select this add-on are eligible for consideration in this category. Additionally, all projects that place in the Top 10 of the competition will automatically be considered.

Writer Success

2022 Semifinalists on Coverfly

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Announcements

Sep 7th
Semifinalists
Sep 28th
Finalists
Oct 26th
Winners

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

  1. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.

  2. Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.

  3. Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback can be done through Coverfly.

  4. Entries may be any length --  the standard 1/2 hour is between 20 - 40 pages, and the standard hour long is between 40 - 70 pages, and the standard feature is between 85 - 120 pages. Any script submission longer than 120 pages will incur a $.50 per page overage fee for each page over 120 if it does not include feedback and $1 per page if the entry does include feedback.

  5. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.

  6. Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

  7. All submitted material must be owned by the writer(s), however the material may be based on other works not owned by the writers.

  8. 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).

  9. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing any prizes awarded as they deem fair (whether there is a cash value or not).

  10. Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will be allowed for a limited time with a $6 reentry fee through Coverfly. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.

  11. 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.

  12. Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required. ScreenCraft uses Coverfly to manage submissions and automatically removes cover pages before scripts are read by the judges.

  13. ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders. 

  14. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.

  15. ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.

  16. ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.

    For a full list of rules and eligibility please visit ScreenCraft.