ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest

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Whether you have a romantic comedy or an action-comedy blockbuster, we want to read your script.  Big or small, we want to read smart movies with strong command of the craft and lots of heart.  Winner receives $1,500 cash and exposure to some of the top comedy production companies in Hollywood!  We’re looking for fresh comedic voices – in feature length and short screenplays.  Enter your script today!

The 2014 jury features Hollywood’s hottest comedy producers: 

Prizes:  

Entry: 

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TERMS OF SERVICE 

RULES:

ELIGIBILITY:

Early entry deadline is May 15th.  Final deadline is August 1st.  The top 5 finalists in the feature category will be chosen based on the following criteria: (i) originality; (ii) story; (iii) characterization; (iv) dialogue; (v) visual inventiveness; and (vi) overall impression. The top 10 finalists will be notified by email and may be contacted by interested industry representatives, such as managers, agents or producers. Entrants may be required to submit further information to assist in the judges’ verification of eligibility. Any entrant may be deemed ineligible at the sole discretion of ScreenCraft.  The judges and their companies are in no way responsible or officially affiliated with this contest.  The selected 2 winners will be notified by e-mail on or about September 15th, 2014.  Finalists may be required to sign and return within five (5) business days of receipt a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release and Indemnification and any other documents that ScreenCraft or any other partner may require before receiving prize payment. Failure to respond to the initial notification within ten (10) days or return of notification will result in disqualification. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time. COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP  ScreenCraft or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this contest claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this contest. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made. REFUND POLICY  All entries are non-refundable. PUBLICITY  Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to ScreenCraft and its agents’ and contest sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance with our Privacy Policy. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE  By entering this contest, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless ScreenCraft LLC, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize Contributors, Sponsors, Judges, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting the Contest and Promotion, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance or use or misuse of Prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the ScreenCraft LLC and its Sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize.

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