2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Script Contest
We are thrilled to bring you The Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Script Contest. We are looking to find the top undiscovered writers and the best feature scripts of 2016. As a result of our history with industry insiders and our global reach, we are able to connect the top writers from around the world to leading executives who can make a difference in their career. Enter here!
At Stage 32, we take access and exposure very seriously. To that end, we've lined up amazing opportunities for the top 10 writers of our feature contest. This year we will be flying out the top THREE Grand Prize winners of The 2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Contest to Los Angeles! Each winner will meet with 10 executives from top literary and production companies all around Hollywood. In our previous contests, our winners met with executives from Universal, RatPac Entertainment, Lionsgate, SONY and APA to name a few. And, as if that isn't enough, the top three Grand Prize Winners will also get unlimited access to a Stage 32 Happy Writers team member who will continue to champion their work for one year. With over 500 executives in our roster (many of them working exclusively with Stage 32), that Stage 32 Happy Writers team member will act as a gateway for the writer to gain access to the industry's leading companies and executives in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Plus, we are excited to announce two new judges:
The first, actress and producer Alysia Reiner who formed her own production company, Broad Street Pictures, with her producing partner Sarah Megan Thomas, sought to "find wildly entertaining and thought-provoking tales about brilliant women doing rad things." Broad Street Pictures' first film, Equity, premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival and was promptly acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. In addition, Alysia Reiner is just finished her fourth season in her work as the tough as nails assistant warden “Fig” on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, as well as an arc on Shonda Rhimes’ breakout hit HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.
Alysia loves working as a change maker for women, and last month spoke at the UN about this very thing. Additionally, she was just awarded the Sarah Powell Huntington Leadership Award by the Women’s Prison Association, was recognized as an INTELLIGENT OPTIMIST in Ode Magazine and profiled by New York Women in Film and Television as a woman to watch.
The second is producer Sev Ohanian, a native to Los Angeles. He has been a producer on 9 feature films. His first feature was as the Co-Producer on Fruitvale Station, written & directed by Ryan Coogler, starring Michael B. Jordan & Octavia Spencer. Fruitvale Station premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. The film was released by The Weinstein Company in theaters everywhere 2013. Sev helped produced The Labyrinth, Memoria, and Yosemite for James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions. He was an Executive Producer on the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Film Results, shot in Texas, and released by Magnolia Pictures. Sev also producedTenured, a feature film for Fox Digital Studios, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. He Executive Produced a high profile Chinese co-production, the Untitled Papa Project to be released in China. Finally, he recently produced Clea DuVall’s directorial debut, to premiere in 2016. In 2014, Sev was recognized by The Wrap in their annual list of 11 Innovators Changing Hollywood, alongside Angelina Jolie, Jimmy Fallon and other industry names. In 2013, he was awarded the annual Breakthrough Filmmaker Award by the Arpa International Film Festival.
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