Introducing the first annual 2019 “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize winning film script for $250,000.00 USD. Open to anyone 18 years old or older across the world. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age may submit, but must have a parental consent form.
- Over $25,000.00 in cash awards!
- $250,000.00 Financed production budget!
- All Writers / Worldwide can submit! (except where prohibited)
- Film / Tv Scripts submitted in English language only!
OUR SPONSOR WILL PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT for $250,000!
There's no catch.
On top of having the winning script purchased for $10,000 and produced for $250,000, the top scripts (starting at the semifinalist level) will be read by our amazing industry judges:
Doval Bacall (Sponsor, Financier, Producer)
Doval Bacall grew up in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan. His ocean sized appetite for learning, and burning desire to succeed motivated him to educate himself and learn the foundation and skills necessary to become a successful writer/producer. He believes that you can never think of yourself as a master of any trade or skill, as it stands in the way of improving yourself. Always thinking like a beginner to be able to continue learning, improving, and make each day count.
In 2018, after a lengthy career in the Real Estate world working in a team referred to as “The Bacall Brothers” team, with over 120+ million in Real Estate acquisitions and developments in multiple categories. Dozen plus top hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Choice Hotels. Over half dozen restaurants, and big retailer brands and shopping centers encompassing over 1 million plus in square footage. Recently acquired, in December of 2018, a local burger franchise which the team plans to grow the chain and develop on a national level, and the list continues to grow!
After a successful run creating what is known today as the Bacall Capital, Doval Bacall has shifted his laser focus attitude to the Filmed Entertainment Industry. Always has been his passion, now he will turn into a reality. Doval Bacall Films is born.
Doval Bacall always believed that in order to be successful, you have to help others, along with your surrounding team to succeed in order to be labeled as a success, therefore, he agreed to sponsor “Your Script Produced !” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition. Mr. Bacall will finance the production of the Film category Grand Prize winner and fund the entire budget of $250,000.00 USD beginning in 2019. Mr. Bacall will finance production, and co-produce the film, along with other seasoned producers in the Filmed Entertainment World.
“Your Script Produced !” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition Is very unique, it helps give a creative writer/filmmaker their shot, and Mr. Bacall believes we all are unique in some sense, and he wants to help discover, launch, and provide a platform that is dedicated to giving a shot to those so creative, that Hollywood refused to give that one shot, one opportunity, for that individual to get discovered and launch his or her career.
If you have a script, and want to get produced, then submit your script to www.YourScriptProduced.com to get discovered, get noticed, GET PRODUCED!
Sheila Shah, (Judge, Ambassador)
An international actress and humanitarian. She landed her first role as an FBI Agent in the highly successful franchise “Saw V” (2008) directed by David Hackl.
She is also an Advocate for CARE to help fight poverty by empowering women and girls. She attended the National Conference to advocate for CARE in Washington, DC and the CAN summit in Atlanta in 2015. She has also helped other organization such as David Lynch Foundation and Go Campaign.
The sister of twin brothers, one with cerebral palsy, Sheila has become the Ambassador of March of Dimes of Canada and helped create awareness for the disease by attending and speaking at the celebrity golf classic tournaments and other events throughout the years. She is also an Advocate for CARE to help fight poverty by empowering women and girls. She attended the National Conference to advocate for CARE in Washington, DC and the CAN summit in Atlanta in 2015. She has also helped other organization such as David Lynch Foundation and Go Campaign.
Besides her acting career, Sheila earned a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, a Post Graduate Degree in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, and subsequently worked in the pharmaceutical industry in both Toronto and Miami. While in Los Angeles, she fulfilled another passion of hers, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Born in and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Damian (Irish, Mexican, Italian and Native American descent) grew up as the second eldest of 5 children; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Damian served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years, traveling the world on 3 different ships.
After serving in the military, Damian decided to follow in the footsteps of his favorite actor, Montgomery Cliff, and began a career in acting.
Soon, he had his first acting job in New York as a stand-in for Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" music video. This was his first step, and soon shot 2 films. His first starring role was In Blood In, Blood Out (1993), as Miklo Velka (for which he achieved worldwide notice and legions of fans, particularly within the Latino community, As well as having gone on to become the highest-grossing Latin film in history), followed by Under siege (1992).
Damian attended the 18th Street Theater in New York for many years, and was coached by master director Robert Easton.
Damian has also worked behind the camera. In 1995, both he and Leonardo DiCaprio were in the running to do competing James Dean biopic. The James Dean Foundation, who held rights for the project, endorsed Chapa over DiCaprio.
In 2011, while filming a scene for his film, Brando Unauthorized, Damian was involved in a motorcycle accident, which nearly killed him. He suffered several injuries, including a broken hand and facial bruising. As a result, the production was temporarily delayed, however, after 8 hours he got back on his feet and resumed filming. A clip of the accident can be seen in the film, during the acid trip scene.
Damian wrote, directed, produced, also starred in the cult film “El Padrino,” starring Jennifer Tilly, Faye Dunaway, Brad Dourif and Stacy Beach. Damian subsequently won Best Director and Best Feature awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for his film BrandoUnauthorized (2011).
Damian's manager, Chuck Binder, whose long-time clients have included Sharon Stone and the late David Carradine.
Damian has had the privilege of directing talented actors such as: Stacy Keach and Rachel Hunter in 4 films, Robert Wagner and Joe Estevez in 3 films, and Faye Dunaway, David Carradine, Brad Dourif and Gary Busey in 2 films.
Damian's starred in a film he directed; Streets of East LA. The film features Paz De La Huerta, Angus Macfadyen, and Damian Chapa. Damian was nominated for Best actor/best director at the prestigious MIFF.
French Business School HEC alumni, began his marketing career with the largest international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT.
He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) He has launched over 200 films and has worked closely with key creative talents.
To name just a few: Claude Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Terry Giliam (3 films: Baron Munchausen, 12 Monkeys, Fisher King), Stephen Frears, Keneth Branagh, James Ivory (2 films: Remains of the Day...), Francis Coppola (Dracula), Steven Spielberg (Hook), Woody Allen (3 films: Alice...), Sean Penn, Tom Hanks (3 films: Philadelphia...), Al Pacino, Scorsese, Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich, Schwarzenegger (3 films: Total Recall, T2, Last Action Hero), Stallone (4 films : Rambo 2/3, Cliffhanger... ), Van Damme (2) and many more.
After Sony he merged 20th Century Fox with UGC in 1995 and quickly put the company in the N° 2 position on the market.
He co founded filmfestivals.com which regularly partners with the largest festivals and markets (Cannes, AFM, Toronto, Locarno, Venice...) and has served over 6.000 festivals worldwide and a community of 370 000 unique monthly visitors, and newsletter subscribers base of 193 000.
The company was one of VOD international pioneers (2001) and has opened a film and festival matchmaking community leading the way of many digital new developments in the industry.
International film marketing in Cannes (latest showcase was Bilal by Barajoun Ent premiered with red carpet and award in Cannes and Annecy 2016) Curator of Ones to Watch Film selection promoted for festival selections. Resulting in other 500 festival selections.
Shannon Makhanian is known as one of Hollywood’s best Casting Directors. With over 20 years of Casting, and more than 200 feature film credits under her, Shannon’s talents for thinking outside of the box and crafting and enhancing story has garnered her much success.
She possesses an incredible knowledge of the entire scope and process of Independent cinema. This has made her a valuable asset to Production Companies around the globe.
Her knowledge of story, film, talent and foreign sales makes her an ally to anyone working in a US and Foreign market in a collaborative way. She possesses a rare talent for understanding story and characters at a deep intuitive level that makes her a favorite of writers, directors, and actors alike.
Her unique experience working with film makers from England, Ireland, Australia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus Canada, and France have solidified her reputation as someone who can compete in any marketplace.
Shannon began her Casting Career working as an Associate Casting Director under the legendary duo, Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirschenson. While there, Shannon had the privilege of working and learning from the best, including iconic Directors Ron Howard, Rob Reiner, Wolfgang Peterson and Christopher Columbus (to name a few).
Shannon’s breakout success came whilst making the Massive Indie hit - ‘BRICK’ (helmed by Star Wars director Ryan Johnson) which was a Sundance favorite; and put Shannon on the map as a force to contend with. The success of ‘Brick’ at Sundance launched a frenzy where she had 2 films per year at the festival for 4 years in a row; a truly outstanding and unique accomplishment. Shannon has exhibited strength and success at all major festivals and markets.
Her unique and impressive vision helped to catapult several working actors, into a super-stardom they would maintain to this very day.
Although she is best known for her Film work, she has spent time working in Television, Web Series, Music Videos, as well as Animated Features & Commercials. She recently cast the Second Season of “Real Rob’, a Netflix Originals fan favorite.
Shannon’s desire to craft interesting and unusual stories, while supporting emerging talents has helped to solidify her reputation as a favorite CD within the community itself.
Shannon is probably best known for her incredible eye of discovering, nurturing and cultivating talent. This reputation has been consistent for years.
Shannon has strong long-term relationships with all high level agencies including CAA, WME and UTA.
Tim Abell is an actor, host and producer, living in Los Angeles, Ca. He starred as former Scout/Sniper Marine Benny Ray Riddle, in one of producer Jerry Bruckheimers' first TV series "Soldier of Fortune inc., and many other film and TV projects such as,"We Were Soldiers....", "Hatfield’s & McCoys: Bad Blood”, “Sniper: Special OPs”, “NCIS", "CSI:NY", "CSI:Miami","Sons of Anarchy", “Criminal Minds”, “Z Nation”..... he is currently Executive Producer along with Rob Van Dam, on Eric Beaches “Still Here” an important documentary about a soldier who survived being shot in the face and potential suicide by pursuing his dream of becoming a WWE wrestler. Tim, is proud to have served as a US Army Ranger w/ 2/75 Ranger Bn. and the 3rd US Inf., (The Old Guard) Caisson Plt. He was honored to be inducted in 2014 as a Distinguished Member of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment. (DMOR)Tim is a Lifetime member of the U.S. Army Ranger Association. Tim is also an avid outdoorsman who hosted and produced Red Arrow/ Dorsey Pictures' outstanding television series “Grateful Nation", honoring our returning wounded veterans on the Outdoor Channel for 10 seasons.
Rob Van Dam
Rob Van Dam, or RVD, is a world famous professional wrestler, actor, comedian and advocate for the legalization of cannabis.
He is best known for his championship career with the World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, as well as a number of motion pictures.
RVD utilizes his position in the spotlight to educate and share his insight with genuine approach. His positive outlook on life, impressive skills, and unique performances continue to inspire and entertain fans worldwide.
Angela is a television writer and producer whose credits include Teen Wolf (MTV), Salvation (CBS), and Station 19 (ABC). She's also as an independent film producer, most recently serving as executive producer on the award-winning feature Jinn and the recently wrapped feature film Max & Me.
Before launching her career in film and television, Angela worked for a non-profit agency where she traveled to disaster-stricken and war-torn areas, telling the stories of relief and triumph she found in the worst circumstances. Because of her experiences in global affairs and anti-poverty work, Angela strives to craft stories that open minds, enlighten spirits, and celebrate humanity.
Much was expected of Lounibos when he first entered the biz in the 90's. He was branded as part of an "exciting new breed of Asian American actors with widespread mainstream appeal" and went to work immediately on such shows as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Suddenly Susan, and The Nanny, as well as recurring guest stars on Beverly Hills, 90210, The Practice, JAG and The West Wing. He also starred in the feature film Erotique, which was one of the first US films shot in Hong Kong.
Eventually, Lounibos entered what one network executive termed the "tweener stage" -- too old to play the young buck, too young to play the dad -- so Tim made the difficult decision to leave Hollywood to provide for his growing family.
As fate would have it, Tim's acting would be greatly enhanced as he learned real-life experience running a business and supervising hundreds of employees, all the while striving to be a good husband and father and gaining a newfound sense of groundedness and gravitas.
Then, as onscreen diversity began reflecting the face of society, Tim realized his mixed-race combination of German/Irish/Asian along with his seemingly unlimited acting range made the timing right to leap back in.
So far it has proved to be quite successful as Lounibos has quickly stacked up a new set of credits, booking such shows as A.P. Bio, Criminal Minds, Doubt, The Real O'Neals, and The Young and the Restless. In 2019, Tim is set to guest star on Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS and recur throughout the fifth season of Amazon Studios' Bosch.
Mike Beckingham is an upcoming British actor who is known for his range, versatility and being as raw as possible. Mike is a third generation actor (Younger Brother to Simon Pegg) who grew up in the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire, Mike now resides in London, England. Following on from his first lead role in the feature film Subconscious (2013) he now has feature film ‘Redwood’ on VOD & The Horror Channel (Feb 2019) for which he won ‘Best Actor’ at the British Horror Film Festival 2017 in London, and was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at the National Film Awards 2018. (Redwood took home ‘Best Thriller’ at the National Film Awards 2018). With two more films currently in post production due for release is 2019 ‘Black Site’ & ‘AMS Secrets’, Beckingham is an exciting actor to look out for
Genevieve Wong is a four-time Emmy-nominated producer and writer from Los Angeles. She currently produces the hit true crime series, "People Magazine Investigates," on the Investigation Discovery network. Genevieve is also a partner at Queen Kong Productions, a production company she started with radio personality Kerri Kasem.
Al Maddin, exploded onto the scene as an urban promotions representative for major and indie record labels such as MCA, JMJ / Def Jam, Relativity, and Suave House Records. He has worked with such artists as New Edition, GUY, Mary J. Blige, 8 Ball & MJG, Fat Joe, RUN DMC and Jam Master Jay. Along with the late great Jam Master Jay, they began developing new artists such as 50 Cent.
Maddin has done urban marketing across the country for film giants Lions Gate, Foxatomic, Paramount, and Tyler Perry Films. After solidifying his mark in the music and entertainment industry, he started The Al Maddin Management Group an entertainment firm.
In 2004, Al Maddin produced and served as music supervisor on his first film entitled "Forbidden Fruits". The film was released to DVD in July of 2005. Since his first film he has continue to produce several indie films, presently.
- OPEN TO ALL WRITERS WORLDWIDE. 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
- WRITERS AGE 16 AND 17 CAN SUBMIT BUT MUST HAVE A SIGNED PARENTAL CONSENT, AND SUBMIT LETTER DURING THE SCRIPT SUBMISSION PROCESS AS INDICATED.
- PLEASE READ THESE COMMON RULES/GUIDELINES AND COMPETITION OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”) CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SUBMISSION PROCESS, PROCEDURES, AWARDS/PRIZES, ETC.
- These Official Rules state that the process for any dispute between you and Sponsors (defined below) regarding the Competition must be resolved in binding arbitration on an individual basis, and in any event may not proceed on a class basis or otherwise seek class-wide relief.
Doval Bacall Films is the sponsor of this competition and will be referred to as “Sponsor” in these official rules, where appropriate.
“Your Script Produced !” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition will be referred to as “Competition” in these official rules, where appropriate.
Competition was launched to discover and produce the overlooked talented writers along with those who have no access to present and introduce their completed scripts to get developed and ultimately produced whom otherwise would have gone unnoticed!
FILM CATEGORY: The Grand Prize Winning Screenplay will be purchased by Sponsor for Ten Thousand U.S Dollars ($10,000 USD). “Sponsor” will produce the script as a feature-length motion picture (“Grand Prize Winner”) for Two Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars ($250,000.00 USD). GUARANTEED. Winner will be included in the process of making the feature-length motion picture as a consultant and will also receive writing credit.
TV CATEGORY: $1,000 USD will be awarded to the grand prize winner + a one year option of the winning script with one year extension. Winner will be included in the process of developing the tv show as a consultant and will receive writing credit. Winner will learn hands on experience.
The entry fee must be paid online via credit card or debit card only.
Open to everyone worldwide 18 years old and older with internet access. Except where prohibited.
If you’re only 16 or 17 years of age, must attach a signed parental form required during the submission process,
Competition open to all creative writers worldwide with an original script can enter.
No limit to earned income as a writer.
“Initial Submission”: To enter the competition, each participant must submit/and or acknowledge the following materials at the site during the submission period for both FILM/TV
- Acknowledgement and acceptance of these Official Rules; and
- Acknowledgement and declaration that the screenplay submitted is your original work.
- You are submitting the Script voluntarily on a non-confidential basis.
- You are at least eighteen (18) years of age. 16 or 17 years of age is acceptable with parental consent form attached with the submission.
- You have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement, and you agree to abide and be bound the terms and conditions herein.
Read Q&A for both Film and TV to also understand script technical and procedural requirements/process. MUST READ.
Include entry fee.
FILM CATEGORY: An Original Screenplay for a feature-length motion picture that feasibly can be produced with an all-in budget of up to Quarter Million Dollars ($250,000.00). Further technical requirements for the film screenplay submission are described in the FILM SCRIPTS Q&A TAB.
TV CATEGORY: Our sponsor, along with a seasoned TV producer, will potentially fund, develop, package, and produce the TV show within 12-24 months if it meets creative/business guidelines set forth by the sponsor. When option is exercised, sponsor will purchase the winning TV script for $10,000.00 USD.
Limitless entries to how many submissions a participant can submit. Each Film/TV script submission must be accompanied with a submission fee. The more submissions you enter, the more chances to win the ultimate grand prize.
New drafts, substitutions or corrected pages will not be accepted after initial script submission. Competition or Sponsor are not responsible for submissions that are incomplete, lost, unintelligible, or misdirected.
Any improvement to an already submitted script will not be accepted and no refund will be issued. Once the script is submitted, thats final.
FILM category: original screenplay can be in any of the following genre: Action / Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi / Fantasy, Thriller /Horror.
TV Category: original script can be in any of the following formats: 60 Minute show, 30-minute show, and Reality show format.
FILM category: Feature Length Screenplay may be in any genre, but must be intended for production as a live action (not animated) motion picture capable of securing an MPAA rating of “R,” “PG-13,” “PG,” or “G.”
TV category: Scripts may be in any of the format listed in the submission form and submission guidelines, but must be intended for production as a live action (not animated) and suitable for kids, adults, and families. Not having nudity or profanity to be able to capture a release through SVOD and BASIC TV NETWORK.
Script Rights / Original work:
- Scripts must not have been previously produced as a live stage production, theatrical motion picture, television or online program.
- Participant will inform competition If his or her script is a winner in another competition. Competition reserve the right to disqualify the screenplay.
- If any of the above occurs, competition reserves the right to remove the screenplay from advancing to the next level and no refunds issued.
- Participant acknowledges that Sponsor and Competition Entities may have motion pictures, television programs, and other creative materials in development or production that include ideas, concepts, plots, characters, settings, and themes similar to participant’s screenplay and the participant will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with sponsor because of nay such similarities. Nothing in these official Rules or related materials shall create an implied or express contract to compensate participants for their screenplays, except as specifically described in these official rules.
Competition and Sponsors recommend that Participants register their Screenplays with the U.S. Copyright Office or the Writers Guild of America. If you live outside of USA, Register with the appropriate office within your state or country.
“Transfer of script rights”
Participants must retain all rights to their Screenplay throughout the Competition, so that if the Participant wins the grand prize, Participant can assign rights in and to the Screenplay to sponsor/producer to produce the winning Screenplay, free of any limitations, restrictions or third party obligations, when Sponsor purchases the script.
Feature Length Screenplay:
Screenplay must be in standard feature length (85-130 pages)
12 point Courier font
Must be in English only,
Formatted to industry standard using software such as Final Draft, Celtx, etc
While we will accept all screenplays no matter the format, but we do recommend adhering to Industry format standards.
Must submit script in PDF format.
Script page count for each category:
1 Hour Original Show: 45-55 pages
½ Hour Original Show: 20-25 pages
Reality Show:10-15 pages / treatment
12 point Courier font
Must be in English only
Formatted to industry standard using software such as Final Draft, Celtx, etc
While we will accept all scripts no matter the format, but we do recommend adhering to Industry format standards.
Must submit cript in PDF format.
Initial submissions that do not conform to technical requirements in these official rules will be automatically disqualified with no refunds.
Each initial submission that satisfies all the requirements in these rules will be reviewed by an experienced industry script reader and ranked based on the following criteria on a scale from 10 (poor) to 100 (outstanding), with each professional script reader assigning a score for each of the listed criteria that will be added together to arrive at a total score for the submission (with a minimum score of 10 and a maximum score of 100):
3 PLOT STRUCTURE
9 “Produceability” Ability to be produced for Quarter Million U.S. Dollars ($250,000.00).
10 COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL: Audience appeal and box office potential.
3. All scripts will be read once in the initial round. Screenplay submissions with the highest score based on the Criteria listed above will advance to the second round: Quarterfinalists announced on July 15, 2019.
4. Scripts that advance to the second round, Quarter Finalists, will be read two times, (1) by script reader. (2) by Your Script Produced! Team staff. Scripts that advance to the third round, Semi Finalists round, will be announced on August 1, 2019.
5. Scripts that advance to third round, Semi Finalists, will be read three times. (1) by a script reader. (2) by Your Script Produced! Team competition staff member. (3) by seasoned professionals active in the film industry. Scripts that advance to round 4, TOP 50 FINALISTS, will be announced August 15, 2019.
6. Scripts that advance to round 4, Top 50 Finalists, will be read three times, (1) Judging panel, the judges will be an assortment of entertainment industry professionals, filmmakers and festival programmers. (2) Competition staff. (3) By our sponsor, Doval Bacall Films in-house producers.
Scripts that advance to round 5, Category Finalists, the final round, the decision to choose the GRAND PRIZE WINNERS for both film and TV categories will be a unanimous vote/decision made by the Judges, Doval Bacall Films in-house producers, and by Producer Doval Bacall.
7. Final Decision to choose the Grand Prize winners will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Final decision cannot be challenged, as the final decision set forth by Sponsor will be the final irreversible decision.
8. Once the Participants reach the TOP 50 Finalists category, Your script produced LLC will perform background check/Clearance. Competition and Sponsor have the right to disqualify with no refunds any participant who may have current charges pending against him or her.
Also, If the participant speaks negatively of the competition or sole sponsor in any way, may be disqualified from the competition, without any refunds.
9. Sponsor will request a copy of proof of ownership of the script to be emailed via email to Finalists@yourscriptproduced.com to validate that the writer(s) have 100 percent full ownership to the script submitted into the competition. If the participant fails to provide such document within 5 days from the time requested, then the participant forfeits their position within the competition and will be disqualified with no refunds.
There will be one (1) Grand Prizes awarded in this Competition for both Film and TV Categories:
FILM CATEGORY: Sponsor (or sponsors successor) will enter into a standard purchase agreement with the winner to acquire all rights, title, and interest in and to the screenplay (“purchase agreement”) for $10,000 USD (“Screenplay Purchase Price”).
TV CATEGORY: $1,000 USD will be awarded to the grand prize winner + one year option of the winning script with 1 year extension beyond the first 12 months. Winner will be included in the process of developing the tv show as a consultant and will receive writing credit. Winner will learn hands on experience..
If the winner does not execute the Purchase Agreement for any reason, the winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize, and sponsor(s) reserve the right to award the Prize to one of the Category finalists in both Film and TV as an alternate winner, decision based on sponsor’s choosing.
• The feature film screenplay purchase price for the grand prize winning script will be in addition to financed budget of $250,000.00 funded by the Sponsor.
• FILM CATEGORY: Development/pre production for the grand prize winning feature film screenplay will commence same year the winners are announced.
• TV CATEGORY: Our sponsor, along with a seasoned TV producer, will potentially fund, develop, package, and produce the TV show within 12-24 months. When sponsor approves/green light the project and option is exercised, sponsor will purchase the winning TV script for $10,000.00 USD.
The Prize will be awarded subject to the condition that the winner is and remains in compliance with
the official rules. The prize cannot be substituted, shared, assigned, transferred, or exchanged. If the
winner is found to be ineligible or in violation of the representations and warranties in these official
rules, winner will forfeit his or her entitlement to the prize.
If the Winner engages in (1) criminal conduct; (2) behavior (or makes statements), including, without
limitation, on social media platforms that is obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, or illegal, or which
shocks, insults, or offends a substantial portion of the community or reflects unfavorably on winner and
sponsor(s) in a significant and material way; (3) behavior that is intended to abuse, threaten, or harass
any other person, Competition/sponsor reserves the right to terminate participants right to receive the
prize. In either case, sponsor will determine in sponsors sole discretion whether to award the prize to
the participant next highest score winner or one of the category finalists, or another alternative if such
second place winner is disqualified.
Winner will be required to sign and deliver additional documents to confirm Winner’s grant of rights
to the Screenplay and other submitted materials to producer (“Additional Documents”). If winner does
not complete and return additional Documents within 5 business days after Producer’s (or its
designee’s) request, Winner hereby irrevocable appoints Producer as Winner’s attorney in fact with the
full power to execute, acknowledge the additional Documents and to record the additional documents
in the U.S Copyright Office or elsewhere.
Winner is solely responsible for all federal state, and/or local taxes that may be come due as a result
of Winner’s receipt of the prize. An IRS form 1099, or any other form necessary (if outside of U.S.A) may
be issued in the name of the Winner for the value of the prize and for any other compensation or funds
provided to the winner in connection with the Competition or Project.
Consent to use Name and Likeness
Except where legally prohibited, each participant grants permission to producer, sponsor(s), competition
to use participants name, address, photograph, voice, likeness, and prize information for advertising,
promotional, or other purposes in all forms of media, now know or developed later, worldwide, without
further compensation, notice or permission.
Representations and Warranties
By entering the Competition, participant represents and warrants that: (a) except for elements that are
in the public domain, all elements of the script are wholly original and are not a copy of imitation of
other material; (b) Participant has the right to grant all rights granted to sponsor in these official rules
and sponsor may exercise such rights without obligation or liability to any third party; (c) the script will
not defame nor infringe the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, copyright, privacy
rights, false light; (d) the script is not the subject of any threatened litigation or dispute that could give
rise to a litigation.; (e) Participant has not previously sold or transferred rights to the Script to any third
party; (f) Participant has satisfied all eligibility requirements in these rules at the time of entry into the
competition and will notify competition and or sponsor if circumstances change which would make
participant ineligible; (g) Participant created the script without knowledge of the competition.
No obligation to use
The Sponsor guarantees the production of the grand prize winning script which is fully funded by the
sponsor. But, The Sponsor reserves the right not to produce, release, or otherwise exhibit, distribute or
exploit the winning script. Although the sponsor intends to produce the Grand Prize winning scrip, but
we have to include this clause as a safety precaution for events beyond the competition or sponsor’s control.
By entering the competition, participant consents to the use of any information submitted in connection
with the competition as described in these official rules.
Participant will indemnify and hold harmless the released parties (competition and sponsor) from any
third party claims arising from participants failure to comply with the eligibility requirements and/or
breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants in these official rules.
Compliance with Rules
All determinations by competition and sponsor shall be in their sole and absolute discretion and shall be
final and binding on all participants. By entering the competition, each participant agrees to be bound
by these rules and accept all decisions regarding the competition as binding, final and not subject to
challenge, review or appeal.
Competition, and sponsor may, in its sole discretion, amend, delete, suspend or otherwise modify or
replace these rules prior to or during the competition, whether in writing or orally, and participants shall
be bound thereby.
All disputes concerning the interpretation, validity and enforcement of these rules or the rights and
obligations of participants, Competition, sponsor or the released parties in connection with the
competition will be resolved in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Michigan, USA, without
giving affect to Any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application
off any other laws.
Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties, Your Script Produced! LLC and Doval Bacall Films LLC are not responsible for: (a)
any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in
part, from Participant’s participation in the Competition; (b) technical failures of any kind; (c) technical
or human error that may occur in the administration of the Competition or processing of submissions;
(d) incorrect information, whether caused by Participants, printing errors or any equipment used in the
Competition; or (e) any inability of the Winner to accept or use any prize for any reason.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMPETITION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT COMPETITION, SPONSORS,
COMPETITION ENTITIES AND THEIR PARENT COMPANY, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES,
CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL,
FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING, WEBSITE PROVIDERS, WEB MASTERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE
OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) WILL
HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY
LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL
INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM
OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION OR ANY COMPETITION RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS
BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE
NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR
INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMPETITION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR
TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
COMPETITION OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM
No Rescission or Injunctive Relief
All rights granted to sponsor under these Official rules are irrevocably vested at the time of submission.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, no breach by sponsor of these official rules will entitle
participants to equitable relief, whether injunctive or otherwise; and participants explicitly waives the
right to seek or obtain any form of equitable relief, including the right to enjoin the development,
production, exploitation our marketing of the script/project. Participants’ sole remedy for any breach of
these official rules or any other dispute related to this competition and sponsor shall be an action at law
for solely for compensatory damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Participant
expressly waives all rights to seek incidental, consequential, special, punitive damages, or lost profits.
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Suspension / Termination
Sponsors have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition, if an event beyond Sponsors’
control prevents Competition and or Sponsors from continuing with the Competition (e.g., fire, flood,
labor dispute, war, terrorist threat) (each, a “force majeure event”).
Additionally, Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Competition, or any part
of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsors’ reasonable control impairs the
integrity or proper functioning of the Competition, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE
ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPETITION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF
THE COMPETITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN
ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY
SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Sponsors reserve the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to
tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website associated with the Competition, and/or the
legitimate operation of the Competition; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or
disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any
reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion,
void any suspect entries and (a) modify the Competition or suspend the Competition to address the
impairment and then resume the Competition in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these
Official Rules; or (b) terminate the Competition altogether and not award the Prize, or select the Winner
based on the non-suspect Scripts submitted as of the effective termination date and full refund would
be issued for all submissions if sponsor terminates the competition.