| Finish Line Script Competition|
Los Angeles, CA
|Contact: ||Finish Line Script Competition, Contest Director|
|Description: ||The Finish Line Script Competition was started by two professionals in the entertainment industry with a combined 40 years of literary management, script consultation and content creation experience. Believing that the writer is King, they decided to create a competition where writers could not only win and receive exciting and helpful prizes but where every entrant could improve their script, increase their chances of winning and leave with a better piece of material than when they entered. |
|Objective: ||We want the writer to have the best script possible by the time the winner is chosen. We want to HELP you win this competition and entrants can work closely with a script consultant to get them through to the finish line!|
|Entry Fee: ||$40 March 7 (Early); $45 June 20 (Regular); $55 Aug. 8 (Final)|
|Type: || Screenplay|
|Originates From: ||United States|
|Sponsored By: ||None|
|Start Date: ||11/2/2018|
|Submission Deadlines: ||8/29/2019|
|Winners Announced: ||November 1, 2019|
|Year of Origin: ||2016|
|Rules: ||The most special aspect of this competition is that the writer can re-enter their script after having completed any number of rewrites. They can receive comprehensive (5-6) page notes provided by a top-notch, experienced script consultant.. We have set up the competition to follow the development process where a script is submitted, receives extensive story notes, is then rewritten and resubmitted until it is in it’s best form.|
|Prizes and Awards: ||The Prizes|
*The Grand Prize winner will receive $1500 as a cash prize.
*The Grand Prize winner will have their script sent to any actor, director, producer or studio of their choice. Anyone at all. We guarantee that person will receive your script for consideration but we cannot guarantee they will pursue it further. We want to help you get access and we will back the winner to that degree.
*The Grand Prize winner will either meet in person, Skype or speak via phone to up to 15 industry professionals ranging from literary managers, agents, development execs and producers. Please click on our mentors tab for full list.
*The Grand Prize winner will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year.
*The Grand Prize winner will receive $100 to spend at The Writer’s Store online.
*The Grand Prize winner will receive a year long membership to International Screenwriters Association’s CONNECT, which links them to networking opportunities, industry information and screenwriting jobs around the world.
*The Grand Prize winner will have free and complete access to our knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.
*And…..as a cherry on top, as we’re all living in a world that needs as much love as possible, a percentage of the earnings from the competition will be donated to the winner’s favorite charity.
First Runner Up
*The First Runner Up will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year.
*The First Runner Up will receive $75 to spend at The Writer’s Store online.
*The First Runner Up will receive a year long membership to ISA’s CONNECT, which links them to networking opportunities, industry information and screenwriting jobs around the world.
Second Runner Up
*The Second Runner Up will receive $50 to spend at The Writer’s Store online.
*The Second Runner Up will receive a year long membership to ISA’s CONNECT, which links them to networking opportunities, industry information and screenwriting jobs around the world.
Karen Barna, SVP Business & Legal Affairs, Bold Films. Previously at Summit Entertainment. Worked on SHOT CALLER, TWILIGHT franchise, RED franchise, and NOW YOU SEE ME among others. Screenwriter, STEP UP 2 and Writer on THE MOUNTAIN on the WB.
Evan Corday, Literary Manager, Partner, Cartel Entertainment. Previously, Literary Manager at Evolution Entertainment.
Paul Cotter, Writer/Director of BOMBER (winner of 12 Best Director prizes) and Writer/Director of short films including the award-winning, DIE BERLINER MAUER. Has directed UK television such as VERA and SHAMELESS.
Elizabeth Dench, Literary Agent, C0-Owner Dench/Arnold - London.
Jim Donnelly, SVP Comedy Development, Universal Television. Previously, VP Comedy Development CBS Studios.
Neal Edelstein, Producer of THE RING, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, THE INVISIBLE. Director & Creator of HAUNTING MELISSA and DARK HEARTS.
Bryan Goluboff, Currently Writer/Producer on Showtime's THE AFFAIR. Previous Writer/Producer duties include FX’s drama series LIGHTS OUT as well as on LAW AND ORDER: SVU, SMASH and BLUE BLOODS. Writer of THE BASKETBALL DIARIES starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Korin Huggins, Head of TV, Will Packer Productions. Previously, Director of Drama Development at Warner Bros. Television Studios.
Damani Johnson,Co-Producer on MAJOR CRIMES. Previously staff writer on UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS and PRISON BREAK.
Brad Kaplan, Sr. Literary Manager/Producer, Primary Wave. Previously, Literary Manager/Producer, Evolution Entertainment.
Isaac Katz, Development Exec, Tribeca Prods.
Sam Lavender, Senior Creative Executive, Film 4. Developed/Executive Produced 45 YEARS, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE LOBSTER, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, HIGH RISE, SLUMDOG MLILIONAIRE, among others.
Jack Leslie, President of Production, The Donner's Company. Produced all X-MEN movies and DEADPOOL
Cathryn Michon, Screenwriter of the upcoming Dreamworks film A DOG'S PURPOSE and the Temple Hill/Fox 2000 film THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS. An alumnae of The Second City, she stars in the upcoming film COOK OFF! with Melissa McCarthy and directed, wrote and stars in MUFFIN TOP: A LOVE STORY.
Melissa Orton, Literary Agent, ICM Partners.
Sean Robins, Sean Robins has been at Broken Road since its inception and has been a partner for the last eight years. Robins has helped steer Broken Road’s slate including films such as PAUL BLART: MALL COP and PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, KNIGHT AND DAY, ZOOKEEPER, HERE COMES THE BOOM, SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, JACK AND JILL, INTO THE STORM, THE SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE and the forthcoming TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN amongst others. On the television side, Broken Road produced MTV’s cooking show SNACKOFF and has recently sold eight new projects.
Ryan Saul, Literary Agent, Head of Feature Animation at APA.
Sidney Sherman, Literary Manager/Producer and Founder/CEO of Rosa Entertainment, an independent film/television production and management company.
Mr. X, Literary Manager/Producer. Former Agent at The Gersh Agency.