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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
United States
(855) 503-5500
[email protected]

Contact: Cameron Cubbison, Co-manager
Description: ScreenCraft is proud to partner with Celtx to bring you this TV and Film Screenwriting Fellowship, designed to advance the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing consultation and introductions to key entertainment industry executives and talent representatives.
Objective: Help talented feature film and television writers hone their project(s) and advance their careers via strategic introductions to industry veterans and mentors.
Entry Fee: $55
Type: Screenplay, TV Scripts
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Software / Product
Start Date: 11/25/2015
Submission Deadlines: 1/15/2016
Winners Announced: February 1st
Year of Origin: 2013
Rules: 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.

Entries must be received on or before the deadline and application fee must be paid in full at the time of the application submission. The application fee is non-refundable.
There is no entry fee waiver for re-entry of new drafts or corrections (so double-check your script and application materials before submitting!)
There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
It is strongly recommended that material be registered with the WGA East.
Writers who have earned more than $20,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year are not applicable.
Applicants anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
Applicants are not required to live in or relocate to Los Angeles but must be readily accessible via phone, email and Skype for meetings at the conclusion of the Fellowship.
Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the evaluation period will no longer be eligible.
Material should be submitted in industry-standard format, font, spacing and margins.
Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
Feature Screenplays longer than 140 pages, Drama Television Pilots longer than 70 pages and Comedy Television Pilots longer than 40 pages will not be eligible.
All material must be submitted as a PDF or it will not be eligible.

Between 2 and 4 recipients will be awarded (at the sole discretion of ScreenCraft and judges). The selected Fellowship recipients will be notified by e-mail on or about January 30th, 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 award. 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.


ScreenCraft or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this Fellowship claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this Fellowship. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this Fellowship remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.


All entries are non-refundable.


Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Fellowship constitutes each entrant’s consent to ScreenCraft and its agents’ and Fellowship 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.


By entering this Fellowship, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless ScreenCraft, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, Sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting the Fellowship, 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 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 Fellowship and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize.
Prizes and Awards: Through the ScreenCraft Fellowship, up to four screenwriters (TV and/or Film) will receive development and consultation with the ScreenCraft team, followed by:

$1,000 stipend and round-trip travel to Los Angeles* to be mentored one-on-one by industry professionals:

Consultation with Jen Grisanti! Jen’s clients have sold dozens of pilots and two have gone to series. She has helped several writers sign with top agencies and she has helped over 40 writers get staffed on shows.

Coffee with screenwriter/producer Don Handfield — Handfield is producing partner with two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner at The Combine. The company most recently produced Kill the Messenger (starring Jeremy Renner and Michael Sheen) for Focus Features/Universal. Don wrote and directed Touchback (starring Kurt Russell) for Anchor Bay and has written or sold projects to Paramount, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and others.

Lunch meeting with Michael Colleary, UCLA screenwriting professor and writer of such blockbusters as Face/Off and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Meeting with a literary agent from one of the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm)

Meetings with hand-picked development executives and industry representatives at such companies as Fox, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, Bold Films, Kaplan/Perrone, Anonymous Content.

1-year subscription to a Celtx online workspace, Script apps for iOS and Mac OS X, and a one-on-one Celtx consultation to personalize your workflow.




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