Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

By immense popular demand, 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!



Our Contest Winners See Results

Every single one of our contest winners has been signed. Stage 32 has quickly emerged as the leading source for industry executives to uncover new talent! Is this your year to move the needle on your career?

  • Benji Smith (Feature Script Contest Winner) signed with Conrad Sun from Meridian Artists.
  • Brittni Brown and Jenna Palermo (Feature Film Script Contest Winners) signed with Seth Nagel from Infinity Management International.
  • Trish MacEnulty (Feature Script Contest Winner) attached producer Gavin Dorman (former Creative Executive of Vertigo Entertainment) to her script.
  • Scott Waldvogel and Matt DeMartini (TV Writing Contest Finalists) signed with Gotham Group and APA.
  • Frank Ponce (Search for New Blood Contest Winner) signed with 3 Arts Entertainment and signed a shopping agreement with Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight, American Hustle).
  • Glenn Forbes (Search For New Blood Contest Winner) signed with Infinity Management International and his feature was recently optioned by Glider Films.
  • Richard Hobley (Feature Film Contest Winner) signed with Paradigm. His script Slumber was recently picked up by Goldcrest Films International.
  • Michael Madden (TV Writing Contest Winner) signed with BenderSpink and ICM and landed a full-time writing gig on an ABC series.

About the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Feature Contest

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.

We are also offering our Second through Fifth Place Winners amazing opportunities including one-on-one meetings over Skype with our executives. In addition, 3 Honorable Mentions will also receive a Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch session with the executive of their choice and a free screenwriting class on the subject of their choice. All of the Second through Fifth Place and Honorable Mention Winners will have their loglines mailed directly to over 500 executives.

That's right. Ten writers will place in this contest! Enter here!

But that's not all. As we all know, screenwriting is an extremely subjective craft. Some very deserving scripts may make the finals but not move on. In this contest, that's OK. We're still creating opportunity by placing all our finalists' loglines on a special section of Stage 32 that only our 500+ executives can access. If any request your script, we will notify you and ask your permission to forward your work.

We have worked tirelessly to come up with the best possible opportunities for our writers from all over the world. With that, we are extremely proud to announce our Stage 32 Happy Writers Second Annual Feature Contest.


To read more about the contest, past winners & to sign up, click here!


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