The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest

31 October 2010

Think you can turn this logline from master screenwriter Simon Kinberg into a killer script?

“A spy who has spent life wining and dining young women suddenly gets a major surprise when his daughter knocks on the door.”

Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to spin this idea into solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is a quarterly International competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.

Here’s how it works:

  • Write up to the first 15 pages of a script based on the logline above, provided by Simon Kinberg
  • The top 10 finalists receive a copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software, Development Notes, and a letter of congratulations from Kinberg
  • Each of the 10 finalists enter into a 12-week Story Specialists mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay
  • Simon Kinberg and Production Company Benderspink judge the completed screenplays and choose a winner

The lucky winner receives transportation and lush accommodations at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, a classic Industry lunch with Simon Kinberg at The Ivy, a one-on-one with a top Industry Agent, a meeting with Benderspink and more.

Ready for your shot at the big time? Enter the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. Final submission deadline is November 30.

Fees, Dates and Deadlines:

  • Contest Begins: October 1, 2010
  • Standard Submission Fee and Deadline: $50 to enter between November 1- 30, 2010
  • Contest Deadline: November 30, 2010
  • Finalists Announced: Early January 2011
  • Mentor Program Begins: Early January 2011
  • Mentor Program Completes: Mid-April 2011
  • Winner Announced: Late-April 2011
  • Lunch with Simon Kinberg & Meetings: Late April / Early May 2011

Visit the website for details:

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