It's Time! The Winner of the Stage 32 Search For New Blood Contest

It's Time! The Winner of the Stage 32 Search For New Blood Contest

It's Time! The Winner of the Stage 32 Search For New Blood Contest

Another exciting day here at the Stage 32 offices...

After some down to the wire judging, we have a winner for our 4th Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest. Please help us congratulate Kevin Bachar! Kevin's script, Blood Relative, floored our panel of executive judges, all of whom are anxious and ready to meet Kevin in person. And that's exactly what's going to happen! As with all our contest winners, Kevin will be flown to Los Angeles for meetings and mentoring sessions with some of the top executives working in the industry and within the horror space.

In second place this year is Tom Manning, writer of The Halo Thieves. Tom's work was also highly praised by our judges.

There were so many creative ideas well executed this year. And the scoring for the scripts reaching the finals was, in many cases, razor close. We're excited to send the loglines for all of our finalists to the hundreds of industry executives and professionals we work with at Stage 32.

Congratulations to Kevin, Tom and all the incredible writers who reached the finals this year!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest!


Written by: Kevin Bachar

A teenager related to the ax murderess Lizzie Borden is the main suspect when a serial killer stalks her town. With her BFF by her side she struggles to find out if she’s the culprit or the next victim? Based on True Events. Scream meets Veronica Mars.

Congratulations to 2nd Place of the 2018 Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest!


Written by: Tom Manning

God and Satan are at war and the battle for human souls is being waged on the city streets. Satan’s soul-sucking vampires are out in force, so God Himself recruits a renegade cop to track these sinners down.

Congratulations to our 13 Finalists in the 2018 Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest!

Writer Title Christopher Dennis EMERGENCE Christopher Gaynor CARRIER Don Stroud CONSUMED Justin White J.R. Kevin Bachar BLOOD RELATIVE (Grand Prize Winner) Matthew Viscuse FACE THE COLOR Rick Mele LAWN OF THE DEAD Robert Dorian LIVING IN HARMONY Scott Hartman THE DONOR Tamra Teig DEADRISE Ted Campbell STRICKEN Tom Manning THE HALO THIEVES (2nd Place) Tyler Tice DAY SHIFT Like this blog post? Please share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email etc) by using social media buttons at the top of the blog. Or post to your personal blog and anywhere else you feel appropriate. Thank you.

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Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Artist

Richard "RB" Botto has created the online platform and marketplace designed to democratize the entertainment industry, Stage 32. By leveling the playing field for all film, television and digital content creators and professionals worldwide, Stage 32 provides networking and training opportunities as...

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