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Film
Walt Disney Pictures picks up "The Lion King 2" by Jeff Nathanson
"Be My Baby" by Jackie Sibblies Drury sells to New Regency
Universal Pictures makes a deal with Ali Kinney for "Catch the Wave"
Television
ABC picks up "Acts of Crime" by Sam Esmail
"Uglies" by Krista Vernoff sells to Netflix
Scholastic Entertainment makes a deal with Joe Casey and Joe Kelly for "JumpScare"
"Untitled CDC Project" is acquired by Universal Content Productions
"Black Equals Beauty" is acquired by Quibi
NEWS
Chernin Entertainment Sets Film & TV Deal with Spotify

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020

Spotify and Chernin Entertainment set multiyear first-look film and TV deal.
NEWS
2020 Emmy Winners Announced

Sunday, Sep 20, 2020

Emmy winners were announced tonight for the 2019-2020 television season.

NEWS
Reginald Hudlin in Early Development on "Static Shock"

Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

Filmmaker Reginald Hudlin is in discussions about bringing Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static Shock, to the big screen.
NEWS
New Republic Sets Finance Deal With Paramount

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

New Republic Pictures has set a multiple picture co-financing deal with Paramount Pictures.




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Contest

10/11/2020    ScreenCraft Script Contests
  Our screenwriting competitions have secured managers and agents for screenwriters around the world. Are you looking for the best screenplay contests to connect you with Hollywood executives? We’re committed to championing our winners’ screenplays through much more than email blasts. We hand-pick the managers, agents and producers that are the right fit for our winning screenwriters and foster meaningful relationships with entertainment industry executives. Our script contests have discovered rising TV scripts and feature film spec scripts from around the world. Are you writing a script that will win you a cash prize and introductions to top Hollywood executives who are looking for good screenplays? By specializing by genre, we eliminate any bias that other major screenwriting competitions may have. Our screenplay contests are considered the best in the industry. We uniquely tailor the prizes, jury and readers to the specific genre (comedy, horror, action, family, short, and TV). And we keep our entry fees lower than almost any other contest. We also provide destination screenwriting residencies and our annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. We look forward to reading your script! Click on an of our screenplay contests above. And mark your calendar so you don’t miss a competition deadline!
 
10/15/2020    Script2Comic Contest
  Submit your screenplay, teleplay, short script, comic script or short story for a chance to have it brought to life as a comic book series or graphic novel and published by one of the top indie publishers in comics.
 
10/19/2020    Scriptapalooza TV Competition
  Scriptapalooza TV - Since 1999

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include one hour existing shows, ½ hour existing sitcom, original pilots, and reality shows.

The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies. Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza TV is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscovered writer.

Accepting pilots, sitcoms, 1 hour dramas and reality shows.

 
10/24/2020    Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
  Breaking Walls is the leading screenplay contest for writers in the thriller genre. Hollywood literary reps and production companies have agreed to receive the winning script as well as consider all of the finalists' loglines. Plus, the winner receives a free Script Listing from our sponsors at InkTip, where hundreds of other reps and producers can also find your contest winning screenplay!
 
10/31/2020    Shore Scripts Short Film Fund
  The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced.
 
1/21/2021    Shore Scripts Fiction Podcast Contest
  TWO WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN TO HAVE THEIR PILOT SCRIPTS PRODUCED, EACH WITH BUDGETS OF $5000. Plus, each winner will also receive $1000 Cash! Podcasts are kind of a big deal! In the USA, over 100 million people listen to at least one Podcast a month and that rate is increasing by 20 million year-on-year. Many writers, including our Judges, have forged writing careers for themselves through Podcasts. Hollywood is taking notice! A number of podcasts have been adapted for television, including Homecoming, Limetown, Lore, and Blackout.
 
4/5/2021    Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition
  Since 1998 - Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents, and managers who read your scripts.

Our past winners have won Emmys, been signed by agents, managers, had their scripts optioned, and even made into movies.

But the most important prize of all is this: Scriptapalooza will promote, pitch, and push the Semifinalists and higher for a full year. No other competition in the world does that.

  • Over $50,000 in prizes awarded
  • Robert McKee endorses Scriptapalooza
  • Over 90 producers reading all the entries
  • We promote the TOP 100 scripts for an entire year
  • Endorsed by Write Brothers Software
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    Chernin Entertainment Sets Film & TV Deal with Spotify

     

    2020 Emmy Winners Announced

     

    History to Focus on Limited Dramas

     

    Reginald Hudlin in Early Development on "Static Shock"

     

    New Republic Sets Finance Deal With Paramount

     

    2020 BAFTA TV Awards Winners Announced

     

    BuzzFeed & Lionsgate Partner for Films


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