Early Bird Deadline 4/30/18
Standard Deadline 6/15/18
Extended Deadline 8/8/18
“Our primary function is to create an emotion & our second job is to sustain that emotion.” –Hitchcock
A Note from Head Judge Tim Schildberger
Two simple truths drive our unique competition.
First, hearing your words read aloud is a crucial step toward improving your craft. I do it with all of my scripts. You can’t hide when the words don’t sound right, and the feeling when people engage with your work rekindles my passion every time.
Second, you need to be an exceptional writer to have a career in this town, and you only become exceptional by working hard, re-writing again and again, and being open to feedback. Talent alone may sell one script, but it’s not enough for a career.
Our competition will help build your skills, so when the opportunity arrives, you’ll be ready. I’ve been writing for thirty years and helping other writers almost as long. As I read your scripts, I’ll be looking for rich characters, an emotional connection, and passionate, focused storytelling. In other words, I’ll be looking for writers who are working hard and will make the most of this unique opportunity.
All the best of luck in the competition. I hope to see you in LA in January!
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