Posted by Jason Mirch

We think the world could use a good laugh right now. And we’re not alone! Streamers, Studios, Producers, and Literary Managers have been clamouring for more Comedy features and television series. Some of the most popular films of 2020 - including the zany Romantic Comedy THE WRONG MISSY, the underdog Comedy EUROVISION, while instant holiday classics like THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES and HOLIDATE - prove that Comedy is experiencing a resurgence around the world. In fact, the Action-Comedy CHICK FIGHT was a just released in theaters and VOD with Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, and Bella Thorne. That script was found through Stage 32!

The great Mel Brooks says “Life literally abounds in Comedy if you just look around you.” What an enormously important idea to bear in mind after a year like this! Comedy is a deceptively nuanced genre. It dares you to take a look at both your grimmest realities and your most outlandish dreams, and to laugh in spite of them both. 

Now we’re back to answer the call for exciting new comedy! Which is why Stage 32 is excited to announce our 6th Annual Comedy Writing Contest!

As it is Stage 32's ongoing mission to find the best, unrepresented talent around the globe, our 6th Annual Comedy Writing Contest is a worldwide search for the best screenplays that keep us laughing. And we’re bringing in some of the biggest names in Comedy including the creative minds behind Kevin Hart’s NIGHT SCHOOL, DEADPOOL 2, “THE DAILY SHOW”, “DAVE” and“CONAN” as well as managers who represent writers and producers on "CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND", "THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL", and "SMILF".


Learn more about the Stage 32 6th Annual Comedy Writing Contest by clicking here. 


The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to meet one-on-one with our incredible panel of judges whose credits include DEADPOOL 2, NIGHT SCHOOL, "DAVE", "THE DAILY SHOW", "CONAN", and representing writers & producers whose credits include "CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND", "THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL", "SMILF", the upcoming film VACATION FRIENDS for Broken Road and Hulu, and more!

ALL Finalists will have exposure to these judges, & both their titles & loglines will be featured in our Industry LookBook (sent to over 500 executives & professionals who work directly with Stage 32)! Previous Stage 32 finalists have had their projects optioned &/or been signed because of their inclusion in our LookBooks!


Stage 32 screenwriting and television writing competitions have launched over twenty screenwriting careers!


Greg Mania signed with Cohn/Torgan Management as a result of winning the Stage 32 4th Annual Comedy Contest!


“I signed with Cohn/Torgan Management out in LA which was a direct result of the dozen or so meetings that Stage 32 set up for me...Stage 32 is obviously very important to me now and going forward..." says Greg Mania the Winner of the Stage 32 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest! 

Our past winners and finalists have been either signed, optioned, or are now working screenwriters in the industry! Most recently...

The winner of the Microbudget Horror Screenwriting Contest - Martin Reese - was awarded a $5,000 option and is eligible for $100,000 in production financing with producer Trick Candle Productions and Glass House Distribution.

The 5th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest winner - Eric Jeske - was just signed by literary managers Krista Sipp and Devon Byers of First Friday Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!

The 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest winner - Greg Mania - was signed by Laina Cohn and Jon Taub of Cohn/Torgan Management after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!

The 5th Annual Search for New Blood winner - Christina Pamies - was signed by Jake Wagner after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32! She was hired to write the Horror Thriller BAGHEAD for StudioCanal!

The 4th Annual Television Writing Contest Winner - Christine Torres - signed with prolific Manager and Producer Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!



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