ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest

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CLOSED FOR ENTRIES UNTIL 2015.  Good luck to all our entrants!  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

The 2nd Annual ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest is open for entries!  This year we’ve partnered with ShockTillYouDrop.com and our Hollywood judges are looking for the next fresh voice in horror screenwriting.  

Thanks to our official sponsors:

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The 2014 jury includes Hollywood’s top representatives and producers of the genre:

PRIZES:

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CLOSED FOR ENTRIES UNTIL 2015. 

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TERMS OF SERVICE

RULES:

 

ELIGIBILITY:

The judging panel, selected by ScreenCraft or its representatives in its sole discretion, will include one screenplay development professional from each of these three studios or their subsidiaries: Paramount, Sony and Lionsgate, however these studios are in no way official sponsors or endorsers of this contest.  The top 10 finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria: (i) originality; (ii) visual inventiveness; (iii) story; and (iv) 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 selected 2 winners will be notified by e-mail on or about July 1st, 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

Entry fees 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.org, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, the judges and their employers, Sponsors, 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.org 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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