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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
2024
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Active Since 2018
Author/producer Sara Shepard (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) joins as VIP mentor! Jury includes Showrunner Charlie Craig,and industry professionals from Appian Way, Color Force, & Howland Agency.
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About

Our Jury is looking for great stories with potential to be adapted for the screen. We’re looking for novels, novellas, true stories and biographies. 

This year we welcome VIP mentor Sara Shepard! She is the author of nearly 40 books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling series, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, which aired for seven seasons on Freeform.

Add feedback notes to your entry, and receive insight into the story, characters, and commercial potential showcased in the first 50 pages and synopsis of your project.

VIP MENTOR

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Sara will identify two writers from this year's competition who will receive personalized feedback on their project, as well as a general meeting.

Sara Shepard is the author of nearly 40 books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling series, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, which aired for seven seasons on Freeform. She has also had two other book series adapted for television, writes and illustrates novels for teens, adults, and elementary age children, and writes and produces for television and podcasts as well.

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Benefits

JURY
Get in front of Hollywood judges who love great books!

CHARLIE CRAIG

Writer, Showrunner, Pretty Little Liars

Charlie Craig is an award-winning TV Writer/Showrunner who’s credits include everything from the X-FILES, EUREKA and THE 100, to running PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and its spin-off THE PERFECTIONISTS. He most recently sold and developed a pilot for NBC. He has taught Television Writing both at USC and UCLA.

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LINDA C. RIEDMANN

Assistant Producer, Color Force

Linda is an LA-based producer originally hailing from Austria. She is now the assistant producer at Color Force, in film and TV production (HUNGER GAMES, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, AMERICAN CRIME STORY), and produces her own content.

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TAYLOR DIGILLIO

Executive, Appian Way Productions

Taylor DiGilio graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Film & Television before moving to Los Angeles. He started his career working under the President of Jerry Bruckheimer Television on projects such as P-TOWN, LUCIFER, and AMERICA GIGOLO, before taking an executive role at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way. He was most recently a Co-EP on the Netflix documentary THE VOLCANO: RESCUE FROM WHAKAARI and has sold projects to Sony, Apple, and CNN Films, among others.

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ERIN CLYBURN

Literary Agent, Howland Literary

Erin Clyburn is a literary agent with Howland Literary, representing middle grade, YA, and adult fiction and nonfiction. Prior to joining Howland Literary, Erin was an associate agent with The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She has over a decade of experience in magazine publishing, having worked for brands including Food & Wine, Cooking Light, People, and Entertainment Weekly.

GRAND PRIZE


The overall Grand Prize winner will receive a mentorship opportunity with writer/author Sara Shepard (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS). They will also be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top industry producers, agents, or managers.


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


They'll also receive:

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


Runner-Up

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


Finalists

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

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Feb 7th
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Mar 20th
Finalists
Apr 17th
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