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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
Celebrating great books that have cinematic adaptation potential. Our Hollywood judges are looking for great novels and true stories.
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This unique literary competition seeks book manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential.

Is your book especially suited for adaptation to film or TV? Our jury is looking for books (published or not published) that would be great for film and/or television.

This year’s jury specializes in evaluating books for Hollywood. We’d love to read your work.

*Note: In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.


The winner will receive $1,000, a phone call with a literary manager, and distribution of their script. One of the best parts of being among the top scripts is the incredible industry jury who will be reading your work:

Hannah Vaughn, The Gersh Agency

Book to Film/TV and Publishing Coordinator at The Gersh Agency. The Gersh Agency’s books department represents a range of writers, including best-selling and prize-winning novelists, prominent journalists, academics, self-help authors, and historians. Vaughn also focuses on developing, packaging, and selling material for feature and television.

Rachel Kim, 3 Arts Entertainment

Specializing in book-to-film rights and literary intellectual property, Rachel Kim is an agent at 3 Arts Entertainment, the management and production company behind some of Hollywood’s top talent and productions, including TV shows such as King of the Hill, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Vandal as well as blockbuster and dramatic films The Matrix, Edge of Tomorrow, Unbroken and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

Meredith Miller, United Talent Agency

Meredith is a literary agent at United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry’s top agencies representing such stars as Don Cheadle, Johnny Depp, and M. Night Shyamalan.

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