**A Moviebytes Top Contest for 2021**


Our 2020 Winner Nathan Dame signed with management company Fourward following our introduction! 

Read the Loglines of All Top 15 Scripts!

The Write LA 2021 season will open on April 15.

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Write LA gives one winning writer the opportunity to…

Be Considered by Reps

Meet with  Industry Insiders

See Your Entire Script Read

And Much More!


Early Deadline



Regular Deadline 5/25/21


Final Deadline 6/15/21


In this competition, feature and pilot scripts are judged together. We’re looking for great writers, and great writing isn’t limited by genre or format.

The Winner Receives…

– Consideration by leading literary management companies, including our partners Circle of Confusion and Zero Gravity Management
– Q&A meetings with two Industry Insiders specifically chosen to match your interests and career goals
– A reading of your entire script by professional actors
– A professionally edited video recording of the script read posted online
– A free copy of Final Draft 11 courtesy of Final Draft
– 3 screenwriting books courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions
– 1 beautiful eco-friendly notebook courtesy of Decomposition by Michael Roger
– A professional logline polish
– A sweet trophy

The Finalists Receive…

– Consideration by leading literary management companies, including our partners Circle of Confusion and Zero Gravity Management
– A free copy of Final Draft 11 courtesy of Final Draft
– 2 screenwriting books courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions
– 1 beautiful eco-friendly notebook courtesy of Decomposition by Michael Roger
– A professional logline polish

The Semifinalists Receive…

– Written feedback on your script from Head Judge Tim Schildberger
– 1 free screenwriting book courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions
– 1 beautiful eco-friendly notebook courtesy of Decomposition Books

“Five stars all around. This contest is valuable at every tier.”

– Jenna Wycoff, 2018 Winner


Circle of Confusion is a premiere management and production destination for exceptional actors, writers, directors, content creators, publishers and journalists. Circle is active in creating a broad spectrum of television series and feature films, and specializes in the discovery of original, unique and compelling voices. We proudly support diverse artists from all backgrounds and actively encourage creative freedom.


Zero Gravity Management is a progressive entertainment company whose strength lies in the development and representation of screenwriters, directors, and actors. ZG maintains a list of some of the industry’s most established professionals in all arenas. In the literary world, ZG’s reputation has been built upon its hands-on development process, working intimately with our clients to generate the most elevated and unique material possible.


Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, has published Final Draft® software – the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world – for 28 years. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, James Cameron and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. Final Draft also offers the Final Draft Mobile™ app for iPhone and iPad, making creativity truly portable.


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 Roger, a family-owned and operated company since 1949, designs and produces eco-conscious products with a whimsical, fashion-forward aesthetic. We use eco-friendly methods and materials for each project and manufacture our products here in the USA whenever possible.


What makes Write LA different?

We’re writers just like you, and we know exactly how hard it is to succeed in this business.

With this competition, we’ve worked incredibly hard to curate a set of prizes that will advance the careers of writers in tangible ways – through access to representation, access to the Industry, a once-in-a-lifetime live read experience, and more.

Check our reviews on FilmFreeway and Moviebytes. (Moviebytes selected Write LA as a Top Contest to Enter in 2020 & 2021!)

Film and TV Scripts Judged Together

We’re looking for great stories, regardless of genre or style. Film or TV, comedy or drama, sci-fi or gory horror — we’re looking at your overall skills as a writer.

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A Live Read Event Unlike Any Other

The winner will have their entire script read on stage by truly talented professional actors in LA. The reading will be video recorded, and you’ll be able to invite your network to attend.

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A Select Group of Judges

We don’t farm judging out to unknown readers. Our judges do all reading in-house, and we have a head judge with a name, a face, and a real desire to find the very best writers.

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Helpful Prizes for the Top 15

We want every entrant to benefit, not just the winner. We work hard to spread the love as far and wide as we can. 

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What are you waiting for!?

What Past Entrants Have to Say…

Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received over the years from winners, finalists, semifinalists, and other entrants.

Tim and Angela at Write LA have given me endless support and have been tireless in their commitment to helping me make connections in the industry. I wouldn’t have gotten representation without them. I’m so glad I entered Write LA!

Nathan Dame
2020 Write LA Winner

Five stars all around. This contest is valuable at every tier. The script feedback is insightful and clearly communicated… I’ve recommended this contest to all of my up-and-coming writer friends.

Jenna Wycoff
2018 Write la Winner

As a semi-finalist, I had an awesome notes session that was well worth the price of entry. Great feedback and super supportive. I’d definitely enter again.

Michi Broman
2018 Write LA Semifinalist

Tim and Angela’s ability to spot talent is proven. Tim has a fantastic eye and with Angela has built a wonderful platform for writers.

Sean Woods
Manager, Fourward

Tim and Angela, who run the competition, genuinely want to make you a better writer.

Nick Alverson
2019 Write LA Winner

I can’t recommend this contest enough. I now have awesome new industry friends because Tim and Angela got behind my script … JUST DO IT!

Matt White
2020 Write LA Finalist

Write/LA was a great experience! … We got long, informative meetings with actual industry insiders (a major studio exec & a working network staff writer – not the way some competitions set you up with people on the fringe of the industry). … And we even got engraved glass awards – super classy!

Paula Dixon
2019 Write LA Winner

Thank you so much for these notes. These are the most coherent, straight-forward, ACTIONABLE notes I’ve received on this script yet. You have no idea how much I’ve missed getting feedback like that (he says, after having received so many conflicting observations recently that his eyes are bugging out). I appreciate it.

Brian Farrey-Latz

A quality well run event. Tim and his team should consult for other competitions. This is the way it should be done. I did not win, but will use Tim’s advice to improve my future scripts.

John McCarney

Check Out Our Videos on YouTube

We’ve created some videos for you with tips, advice, and amazing stories from leading Industry Insiders who have spoken with Head Judge Tim Schildberger at his LiveRead/LA events. We’ve even dragged Tim in front of the camera to offer helpful suggestions as you get your script ready to be read by strangers.

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Tim Schildberger  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  Co-founder

Angela is a working screenwriter, mom, and repeat-binger of THE OFFICE. 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. In 2020, her script IF YOU WERE THE LAST landed on the annual Black List. Her first feature is scheduled to shoot in May 2021 — hopefully to be followed by many more! Angela is repped by Fourward and UTA.

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Have a Question?

Please check our Rules section (top menu) for more details about the competition, the grand prize, and the announcement dates. If you still have questions, send us an email at info@write-la.com

We’re excited to read your story!