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The Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest brought out some of the most impressive undiscovered voices in the suspense/thriller/sci-fi horror genres. The competition was fierce and scores were very, very close in the final rounds. The creativity and imagination of our writers continually came up from our judges. Ultimately we discovered some amazing new writers as a result.

As promised, all Stage 32 Happy Writers contests are about giving our winners access and exposure to the top decision makers in Hollywood. Our top 3 scripts have already been requested by dozens of industry execs and our writers have received interest from some of the top literary management companies, agencies and production companies in Hollywood including Gersh, Benderspink, ICM, WME and more. And our winner will be brought to Los Angeles to meet directly with multiple industry executives face to face.

Today we announce the winners of the 2015 Stage 32 Happy Writers Search For New Blood Contest. Congratulations!


1st Place

THE INTRUDER - Robert Rhyne

After moving into an isolated farm with a strange history of suicides, a newly-single mother discovers a ghostly intruder living there, and must protect her troubled teenage son from becoming his next victim.


2nd Place

GENTLEMAN CALLER - William Jeffrey

After her sister is kidnapped by a psychopath claiming to be the long-dead serial killer known only as The Gentleman Caller, Detective Wendy LaSalle enlists the help of Calvin Roe, the man who hunted down & killed the original psychopath 30 years prior, in a race against time to save her.


3rd Place


When adventurous strangers at a psychic party accidentally contact the spirit of a young murdered girl, they discover their host's intentions are much darker than anyone first believed.

Here's wishing all of you the best!


Update About Last Year's Search for New Blood Contest Winners

- Glenn Forbes, Grand Prize Winner, Stage 32 Happy Writers Search For New Blood Contest, 2014; Signed with Infinity Management International and his script THE WRECKAGE was recently optioned by Glider Films.

"I have signed with a management company in LA, Infinity Management International. I met them when Stage 32 flew me down to LA, and now the deal is done. I'm so thrilled to have Stage 32 Happy Writers in my corner for this ride. I've been plugging away for more than 10 years to secure representation. My message is never give up on your dream, and surround yourself with people who can help you get there. For that, Stage 32 has become my lynchpin."

- Frank Ponce, 2nd Place, Stage 32 Happy Writers Search For New Blood Contest, 2014; Frank has been signed to 3 Arts Entertainment and his script has been picked up for development by Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight, American Hustle). To read Frank's Blog Update - Click Here

"My only wish was to find this site sooner for the sake of saving time, discovering in-depth educational value, and making legitimate connections. I have to tip my hat at RB, Joey and the gang for changing the game and helping shape my future in filmmaking. I’m honored to be swimming in a community of like-minded individuals. I’m proud to be Stage 32’s HAPPIEST WRITER right now!"


Plus, a Reminder for our Comedy Writers!

A reminder to all our television writers, our Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Writing Contest is still open for submissions. This contest also offers access and exposure to industry executives. All final judges work within the comedy realm. To learn more and to register, please click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Writing Contest


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