The 2019 Write/LA competition is closed for entries.
Entrants will be notified regarding the quarterfinals on October 1.
By writers, for writers.
Write/LA is dedicated to helping writers improve their craft so that they can find success in the ultra-competitive world of screenwriting.
To that end, we award three writers of either feature or television projects the opportunity to come to Los Angeles to take part in a private screenwriting lab, experience the industry, and have their work celebrated at an exclusive live read event.
“We are writers, and we want to empower fellow writers with the necessary tools to build lasting careers.” –Tim Schildberger
Write/LA is sponsored by Movie Magic® Screenwriter
Movie Magic® Screenwriter is the industry standard screenwriting software for writing screenplays, teleplays, sitcoms, stage plays, musicals, comic scripts, graphic novels, and more.
Screenwriter has a massive set of features designed to make the writing process simple. Integrated outlining, the ability to compare drafts of screenplays, and the most comprehensive production features of any screenwriting software all make Movie Magic Screenwriter the clear choice for getting your stories from concept to screen.
Produced by Write Brothers® Inc., the only company that has received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for screenwriting software.
Michael Wiese Productions (MWP) has published some 200 books on the art, craft, and business of filmmaking. MWP bestsellers have been translated into 18 languages, are used in over 700 film courses, in the Hollywood studios, and by emerging filmmakers.
Michael says, “When you make a film or write a script, there is an implicit agreement between the filmmaker/writer and the audience. The audience says, ‘I’ll give you some money and a few hours of my time. In return you’ll show me something I’ve never seen before.’ Our books fulfill a similar pact with our readers who say, ‘Teach me something I didn’t know that will make me a better, more successful writer or filmmaker.’ We do this by demystifying the sometimes secretive worlds of screenwriting, directing, acting, producing, film financing, and other media crafts.”
Write/LA is sponsored by Michael Wiese Productions
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Write/LA is a partnership of LiveRead/LA & LA Screenwriter
Please check our Rules section for more details about the competition, the grand prize, and the announcement dates. If you still have questions, use this form to get in touch.