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ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
2023
Active Since 2018
Last year's Grand Prize Winner signed with Gravity Squared Entertainment. Past finalists and semifinalists have signed with reps at companies like YRG Partners, Echo Lake, and Martin Literary Management. Plus this year, writer/producer Richard Kahan (OUTLANDER) will select one writer to receive a mentorship opportunity!
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Hollywood has a long history of creating film and television from books. Does your book have cinematic potential? Our judges are looking for great stories with potential to be adapted for the screen. We’re looking for novels, novellas, true stories and biographies.

ScreenCraft is thrilled to include a one-of-a-kind mentorship opportunity with writer/producer Richard Kahan (Starz's OUTLANDER, AMC's upcoming series BEACON 23). This is an incredible opportunity for anyone with a book or manuscript!

ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sell their scripts to major studios and have been hired by companies like Universal, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, CBS and many more. ScreenCraft’s winners are also highly sought after by literary managers and agents who are open to signing to new writer clients. Over 150 ScreenCraft writers have signed with top management companies and agencies like 3 Arts, Anonymous Content, CAA, WME, UTA, Paradigm, Lit Entertainment, and many more. 

Benefits

JURY

NELSON COLE
Literary Manager, Bellevue Productions

Nelson Cole is a Junior Literary Manager at Bellevue Productions, a management and production company that produced literary adapted films like INFINITE and ELI. Prior to joining Bellevue, Nelson worked for One Community LLC, City of Los Angeles and Energy Entertainment.

KIMBERLEY CAMERON
President, Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency 

Kimberley is the president of Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency. This agency represents many great authors, some of which have adapted their novels into feature films like THE TOY SOLDIERS and ADAM which was distributed through Searchlight Pictures. 

ELIZABETH KRACHT
Literary Agent, Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency 

Elizabeth Kracht is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates and the author of The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript. Elizabeth represents both literary and commercial fiction as well as nonfiction, and brings to the agency experience as a former acquisitions editor, freelance publicist, and writer. In fiction, she represents thrillers, mysteries, literary, commercial, women’s, and historical.

EMILY FORNEY
Literary Agent, BookEnds Literary 

Emily Forney is a literary agent at BookEnds Literary, specializing in children's literature and adult fantasy. She has a diverse list of authors who seek to write stories about identity and community, and celebrate joy and messiness in marginalized communities who haven't gotten to see themselves flourish in traditional publishing. She's been on the young leaders council for Feminist Press and was a Publishing fellow for the LA Review of Books. 

DREW BRENNANN
Creative Executive, Aggregate Films

Drew Brennann is the creative executive for Aggregate Films, a production company principled by Jason Bateman and most recently produced the multifacetd adaptation UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN on Hulu. 

CARLY WATTERS
SVP and Senior Literary Agent, P.S. Literary

Carly Watters is a SVP and Senior Literary Agent at P.S. Literary and the sitting VP of PACLA, the Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents. Her clients’ books have been translated into 40 languages, optioned for TV and film, adapted into podcasts, and have been on every bestseller list from coast to coast, including the New York Times, USA Today, the LA Times, the Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and the Globe and Mail. 

PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner

The overall Grand Prize winner will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary managers.

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

- Personal Introduction to top literary managers

- Accepted into the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program
- $1,000 Cash
- Invitation to the Finalist+ Networking and Development Event

Runner - Up
- $500 cash award
- Accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program
- Invitation to the Finalist+ Networking and Development Event
- A 1:1 consultation with Gravity Squared

Finalists
- Invitation to the Finalist+ Networking and Development Event
- Consideration by Gravity Squared for Signing
- Specific virtual event with Gravity Squared
- Ten chosen finalists receive a 1:1 consultation with Gravity Squared

Writer Success

2022 Winners on Coverfly

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Announcements

Feb 8th
Semifinalists
Mar 8th
Finalists
Apr 5th
Winners