| American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest |
916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
|Description: ||Founded by Francis Ford Coppola. |
This year's guest judge Gus Van Sant will award the top prize of $5,000. The winning and the top-ten finalist scripts will be read by leading production companies and agencies.
In its first 30 years, American Zoetrope has produced some of the most important films in American cinema. At the core of this success is a steadfast dedication to storytelling. In the words of founding director Francis Ford Coppola, who won his first Oscar for the screenplay of Patton, "the story is the foundation upon which all else is built."
|Objective: ||To seek out and encourage compelling film narratives. To introduce the next generation of great screenwriters to today's leading production companies and agencies. |
|Eligibility: ||May not have earned more than $5,000 for script; must be 18 or older. |
|Entry Fee: ||$35 (by August 1, 2012); $50 (by September 4, 2012) |
|Type: || Screenplay|
|Originates From: ||United States|
|Sponsored By: ||Production Company|
|Start Date: ||6/1/2012|
|Submission Deadlines: ||9/4/2012|
|Winners Announced: ||February 2013|
|Rules: ||Please find Official Rules at the website: |
|Prizes and Awards: ||The Grand Prize-Winner will receive $5,000. |
The winner's and ten finalists' scripts will be considered for film option and development by American Zoetrope, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Entertainment, Paramount Classics, Icon Pictures, Working Title, Dimension Films, Antidote Films, Bull's Eye Entertainment, C/W Productions, Exile Entertainment, The Film Department, First Look, Frelaine, Greenestreet Films, Matinee Pictures, Michael London Productions, Number 9 Films, Phoenix Pictures, Pretty Pictures, The Schiff Company, This Is That, Roserock Films, Benderspink, Room 9 Entertainment, Industry Entertainment, Nine Yards Entertainment, and Ziskin Productions. Those writers will be considered for representation by ICM, UTA, Paradigm, William Morris Independent, The Gersh Agency, CAA, and The Firm.