**A Moviebytes Top Contest for 2020**
Enter before the Early Deadline on May 5!
Or sign up for our mailing list (at the bottom of this page) to get a special code that extends the Early Deadline to May 15!
A Quick Note About COVID-19
Our prize package involves a trip for the winner to Los Angeles this November. We realize now isn’t exactly the best time to be making plans for trips, but we’re also hopeful that our world will be much healthier come November. If that’s not the case, we’ll work with whoever wins to come up with an alternate or postponed prize package of similar scope and value. Long story short: Virus be damned, we’ll make winning this thing worth your while.
Regular Deadline 5/25/20
Final Deadline 6/15/20
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Tim Schildberger (on the left)
Co-founder & Head Judge
Tim is a proud dual citizen of Australia and the USA. He wrote for the Aussie soap opera Neighbours when he was 21; he had a senior role on the movie Borat (he has stories); he created, wrote, and directed a 13-episode comedy series for the Travel Channel; and his feature scripts have been optioned, and made the Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinals twice, along with numerous other competition successes. Tim is our head judge, and for the last four years, he has dedicated himself to helping writers through his LiveRead/LA competition (livereadla.com), his script consulting, and his very cool writing workshops. He and his family also foster baby kittens. Seriously.
Angela Bourassa (also on the left)
Co-founder & Head of Marketing
Angela is a repped writer, mom, and not-so-secret fan of Survivor. In 2019, she won the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Gold Prize in the science fiction category and was a two-category finalist at the Austin Film Festival. A graduate of UCLA and founder of LA Screenwriter (la-screenwriter.com), Angela co-founded this bad boy with Tim and heads up Write LA’s marketing/communication efforts. (She’s slavishly devoted to creating Write LA’s Daily Writing Prompts. It’s not healthy.)
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Founded by Angela Bourassa, LA Screenwriter helps aspiring film and TV writers with articles, interviews, and invaluable writing resources.learn more
Founded by Tim Schildberger, LiveRead/LA offers live read competitions every two months, consulting services, and intimate writing workshops.learn more
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.