ScreenCraft Action Adventure Contest
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Last year's finalist signed with a Hollywood Literary Manager!

The action genre is the one genre that producers and literary managers have recently requested the most, and which we have the least. So this could be one of our most successful competitions! Our jury is looking for emerging voices in the action movie genre. Whether you have a big-budget, tentpole family adventure movie, or a taught, low-budget action film, we want to read your screenplay. Professional feedback from studio-trained readers is available on all entries.

Haven't finished your screenplay yet? Check out the Action Adventure Concept Contest. Submit your idea, up to 5 pages. The winner will be mentored by an executive from J.J. Abram's Production Company Bad Robot to turn the concept into a screenplay.


Winner receives a $1,000 cash grant and top scripts are considered by our incredible jury. Top scripts will be considered by our industry jury of executives, writers, and managers who focus on the action adventure genre:

Jeanette Francis

Creative Executive at Bad Robot, the production company of JJ Abrams, the director behind such franchises as STAR TREK, STAR WARS, CLOVERFIELD, and SUPER 8.

Jon Gonda

VP of Production at Paramount, the iconic studio behind such film franchises as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, TRANSFORMERS,  XXX, THE TERMINATOR, and JACK REACHER.

Francesca Muscamesci

Coordinator at XYZ Films, the international sales distribution and production company behind 2018’s modern classic, MANDY, starring Nicholas Cage

Aimee Rivera

Creative Executive at Skydance Films, production company with first look deal at Paramount, behind such films as Geostorm, World War Z, Mission Impossible, and Top Gun

Sandino Moya-Smith

Creative Executive at MGM Studios, the iconic film studio behind such film franchises as James Bond, Tomb Raider, G.I. Joe, RoboCop, and Creed.

2019 Winner on Coverfly

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