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Big Break Screenplay Contest
CA
United States
800-231-4055
bigbreak@finaldraft.com
www.finaldraft.com/bigbreak

Description: Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.
Objective: To recognize talented screenwriters and provide them with inroads to the industry.
Entry Fee: $45-$79
Type: Screenplay, TV Scripts
Promotes: Specific Genres
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Software / Product
Start Date: 2/15/2022
Submission Deadlines: 7/31/2022
Year of Origin: 1999
Rules: Visit website for contest rules and conditions.
Prizes and Awards: One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners.

Each Grand Prize Award winner receives:

*An Apple iPad
*A Dell XPS 13 Laptop
*A trip to Hollywood – roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles plus hotel accommodations
*$10,000 cash
*UCLAex Masterclass
*One-on-one consulting services and 1-year subscription to ScriptHop
*Cocktails with Big Break Grand Prize Alumni
*60-90 Minute Career/Meeting Prep Session from screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup
*Copy of Save The Cat! Story Structure Software
*Admission to one Robert McKee Story Seminar in 2022 in London, New York or Los Angeles
*Extended Screenplay Coverage
*Query Letter or One-Sheet analysis and a personalized, signed copy of The Screenwriter’s Bible by Dave Trottier
*Script consultation with a Script Pipeline’s Director of Development for potential industry circulation
*The Final Draft Mobile™ App for iPad

Additional prizes for TV Grand Prize winner:

*Script Consultation from Jen Grisanti Consultancy including written/verbal notes and meeting to review the notes and your logline
*One-hour career consultation with Carole Kirschner of Park on the Lot to create a step by step, personalized game plan for leveraging the contest win

Each Feature and TV Award winner receives:

*$1,000 Cash
*Final Draft 12
*The New York Film Academy Fellowship
*Luncheon with Big Break judges and other industry professionals
*Writer brand assessment from Lee Jessup
*60-minute webinar with screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup on how to capitalize on your Big Break win
*Three months free hosting of your script on The Black List. Grand Prize Winners also receive two free evaluations from The Black List readers
*A 4-month InkTip Pro Membership
*Free entry to any Script Pipeline Season – Feature or TV
*StoryO from Jungle Software
*One-year International Screenwriters Association CONNECT membership
*Free Big Break Contest entry for 2023
*Script coverage from Big Break readers
*Copy of Save The Cat! Strikes Back by screenwriter Blake Snyder
*6-month subscription to ScriptHop

TV Format winners also receive:

*Level 1 participation in 6-Week TV Spec & Pilot Teleseminar from Jen Grisanti Inc.

 


 

 

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