The Southern California Screenplay Competition
2019 season now closed

About

The Southern California Screenplay Competition is based in San Diego, California. It was founded by writer/director/producer Theo Davies, to discover fresh, new writing talent.

There are many undiscovered storytellers who have a voice, but that voice is never heard. We want to create a platform where the screenwriters of tomorrow have a place to showcase their talent, today. To us, this is not just a screenplay competition. We want to create exposure for screenwriters. We want to get your stories into the hands of the people who option, buy and produce scripts.

Every North American writer who submits to us receives a phone call. We love meeting screenwriters, so this gives us an opportunity to talk about your background as a screenwriter and the script we're about to read.

Benefits

Winners and runner ups will connect with professional writers and producers, will have their script sent to relevant executives with first look deals, and take home $3,000 in cash.

Feature Script Grand Prize:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Script read by Jeffrey Reddick (Writer/Creator, 'Final Destination' franchise). 
  • 1 hour video call with Jeffrey Reddick to talk about your script. 
  • Script sent to Hollywood Producers with a first look option to buy or produce the screenplay. 
  • Pitch meetings set up between you and any Producer interested in acquiring your script. 
  • Free entry into all future competitions.

Feature Script Two Runners-Ups Prizes:

  • $250 cash
  • Video Call with SoCal Screenplay founder to discuss your script. 
  • Two AMC Movie Theater Tickets. 
  • Free entry into all future competitions.

TV Pilot Script Grand Prize:

  • $750 cash
  • Script read by Arturo Guzman (Producer, 'Orange is the New Black') 
  • 1 hour video call with Arturo Guzman to talk about your script. 
  • Script sent to Hollywood TV Producers with a first look option to buy or produce the screenplay. 
  • Pitch meetings set up between you and any Producer interested in acquiring your script. 
  • Free entry into all future competitions.

TV Pilot Script Runner Up Prize:

  • $250 cash
  • Two AMC Movie Theater Tickets. 
  • Free entry into all future competitions.

Short Script Grand Prize :

  • $500 
  • Video Call with SoCal Screenplay founder to discuss your script. 
  • Four AMC Movie Theater Tickets. 
  • Free entry into all future competitions. 

Short Script Runner Up Prize:

  • Video Call with SoCal Screenplay founder to discuss your script. 
  • Two AMC Movie Theater Tickets. 
  • Free entry into all future competitions.