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Jun 24th
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Jul 31st
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Aug 30th
Final
Shore Scripts
Shore Scripts Feature Contest
2024
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Active Since 2012
Guaranteed Option Prize, 1-2-1 Judges' Feedback, Mentorships, Cash Prizes + Industry Meetings. We've launched screenwriting careers at Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, & Hulu.
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About

For over a decade, Shore Scripts has been shining a light on new screenwriting talent. This year we are presenting a unique opportunity for feature writers to go behind the scenes and start developing their screenplay with the support of Showdown Productions and our award-winning Judges.


Feature film production is a massive engine, made up of many moving parts and engaging the creative talents of a huge number of individuals, but as the well-known phrase goes, It all starts with the script.”


NEW FOR 2024 – A GUARANTEED PAID OPTION PRIZE with Showdown Productions!


Showdown Productions has come on board to select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. This will be a career-changing experience for an upcoming writer that will enable them to gain experience developing their work with a top production company. They will also build up their network, whilst giving their script the best opportunity of being taken through into production.


Showdown will be presented with a shortlist of the strongest screenplays for them to choose the winner.


To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the +Showdown entry when submitting your Feature screenplay.


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Showdown Productions is a Los Angeles-based Production Company founded by Bo Youngblood and John Ierardi, and repped by UTA. They have produced multiple feature films, including Blumhouse’s TORN HEARTS, FOLLOW ME & SAFER AT HOME. They are looking to work with writers and material that not only has a strong artistic vision but also makes a commentary on social and diverse issues.


+ OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY MENTORSHIPS

Our Grand Prize Winner will win a call with Laura Rosenthal CSA, the 2x Emmy-Winning Casting Director of CAROL, I’M NOT THERE, and LATE NIGHT

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and Maribeth Fox CSA, the Artios Award-Winning Casting Director of A QUIET PLACE, and A24’s A DIFFERENT MAN.

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Mentors will read and discuss your script with you, imparting expert advice on how to position yourself best to take the next step in your screenwriting career.

AND MORE!

This year, Shore Scripts will be awarding placings to five (5) Winners, Top 20 Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Quarter-Finalists.


Along with cash awards and development prizes, the Grand Prize Winner will have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in one-to-one calls with FOUR (4) of our Judges to get firsthand advice on how to polish their script with a view to successful production and get on a call with our Industry Roster Manager, Alec Ring at CINETIC, to receive must-have career advice and industry guidance.


Get feedback in 2024 from


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Alayna Glasthal Production Creative Exec. at Atomic Monster – M3GAN, THE CONJURING. 


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Antony Johnston Author & Screenwriter – ATOMIC BLONDE, RESIDENT EVIL, DEAD SPACE. 


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Alec Ring Manager at Cinetic – whose clients include the writers of BOOKSMART, MOONLIGHT, and PARASITE.


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Mitchell Altieri Screenwriter & Director – THE HAMILTONS, APRIL FOOL’S DAY.


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Alex Ranarivelo Screenwriter & Director – AMERICAN WRESTLER, THE RIDE, CASA GRANDE. 


PLUS GUARANTEED INDUSTRY MEETINGS!

 

This year, as well as the industry connections we create from our Writer Development Program, the following members of our Industry Roster have already signed up to meet with our Feature writers.

 

FOR WRITERS BASED IN THE U.S.

Danny Toth – Agent at Gersh | Saving Private Ryan

Sergei Bespalov – Producer at Aldamisa | Chef

Caitlin di Lisser-Ellen - Producer at Assemble Media | Mainstream

 

FOR WRITERS IN THE UK AND EUROPE

Lucy Fawcett – Agent at Sheil Land | The Limehouse Golem

Fiona Grant - Agent at Dench Arnold | Zelos


FOR ALL THE INFO: https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/.

 

SHORE SCRIPTS | DISCOVERING NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Prices & Deadlines

Jul 31st
Regular
Aug 30th
Final
2024 Feature +Showdown Entry
$80.00
$90.00
2024 Feature +Showdown Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$190.00
$200.00
2024 Feature +Showdown Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$230.00
$240.00
2024 Feature +Showdown Entry + 10-Page Feedback Report
$295.00
$305.00
2024 Feature Standard Entry
$65.00
$75.00
2024 Feature Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$175.00
$185.00
2024 Feature Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$215.00
$225.00
2024 Feature Entry + 10-Page Feedback Report
$280.00
$290.00

Benefits

NEW FOR 2024 – A GUARANTEED PAID OPTION PRIZE with Showdown Productions!


Showdown Productions is a Los Angeles-based Production Company who have produced multiple feature films, including Blumhouse’s TORN HEARTS, FOLLOW ME & SAFER AT HOME. Showdown will select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. This will be a career-changing experience for an upcoming writer that will enable them to gain experience developing their work with a top production company.

 

Showdown will be presented with a shortlist of the strongest screenplays for them to choose the winner. To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the +Showdown entry when submitting your Feature screenplay.


Our prestigious panel of Oscar & BAFTA winning Judges will decide this year’s 5 Winners.

 

* Grand Prize Winner - $5,000.

 

-    Writer Development Calls with our Judges, Antony Johnston (ATOMIC BLONDE), Alayna Glasthal (M3GAN), Mitchell Altieri (THE HAMILTONS), Alex Ranarivelo (THE RIDE), and Manager Alec Ring at Cinetic whose clients include the writers of BOOKSMART, MOONLIGHT, PARASITE.


-    A complimentary enrollment in a 10-week or shorter screenwriting course at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

 

* 2nd Place Winner - $1000.

 

* 3rd Place Winner - $500.

 

Plus, all FIVE (5) of our Winners will win 6 months of free access to the Stage 32 Writer's Room program.

 

In 2024 all of our 5 Winners and Top 20 Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in our Writer Development Program receiving one-to-one support from our Writer Development Manager, sending out their scripts to our roster of over 300 Managers, Agents, Producers, and Directors. This bespoke and personal approach to script circulation built on enduring, knowing what our roster members are looking for right now, and what our writers wish to achieve is what makes Shore Scripts stand out from the crowd, and has enabled us to help launch the careers of over 100 screenwriters to date.


And the opportunity to join our private alumni Facebook community where they can network with other winners, readers, and members of the Shore Scripts team, and our directors' roster and take part in exclusive live events and access specially provided learning materials.

 

Take a look at our alumni and see how placing in Shore Scripts contests can kick-start your screenwriting career: www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/.

 

Placing in Shore Scripts contests will boost your rating on Coverfly’s Red List. At the end of 2023, over 100 scripts by Shore Scripts writers were listed in Coverfly's Top 10%.

 

Plus, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED. 

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