March 16th, 2015: quarter-finalists announced on Stage 32
March 30th, 2015: semi-finalists announced on Stage 32
April 13th, 2015: Finalists announced on Stage 32
May 4th, 2015: Winners will be announced on Stage 32
1st place winners will receive the following:
2nd and 3rd place winners will receive the following:
4th and 5th place winners will receive the following:
Stage 32 2015 Feature Contest Winners & Executives from all over town!
We hosted a party for our Stage 32 Feature Contest winners in Los Angeles. Over a dozen industry executives attended the event to celebrate the writers and to discuss their projects. This was in addition to a bunch of meetings we had set up around town at studios, production companies and literary firms such as SONY, Universal, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment, Gotham Group and more. As rewarding a night as it was for the writers, it was equally rewarding for the staffs of Stage 32 and the Stage 32 Happy Writers. As you know, we pride ourselves on providing access and opportunity for our talented members and this night left us all fulfilled.
Stage 32 Happy Writers screenwriting contests are quickly becoming one of the most respected and popular contests in the industry! Why, you ask?
In fact, it is all of these reasons (and more!) that make the Stage 32 Happy Writers contests the only choice for you and your writing career! Check out a video from our most recent winners of our Stage 32 Happy Writers feature contest, Jenna Palermo and Brittni Brown. They just met with executives from SONY, Lionsgate, Universal, Warner Bros, 3 Arts Entertainment and Gotham Group to name a few:
In our quest to make sure every screenwriter gets the exposure they deserve, and by popular demand, we created our Annual Comedy Contest for our comedy writers! From current comedy films such as Trainwreck and Vacation to classic comedy franchises such as The Hangover and American Pie there is always a marketplace for feature comedy. In addition, current television shows such as Veep and Silicon Valley, as well as classic syndicates such as Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond make us aware that true comedy never goes out of style. We are looking for the next voices that make us laugh.
We want to give the freshest comedic voices a shot at getting heard by people who can make a difference in your career.
Original Feature length screenplays will be accepted in the following comedy categories:
Original TV pilots will be accepted in the following comedy categories:
(Click the PRIZES tab above to see a detailed listing of ALL our great prizes)
As always, we have brought in the best of the best judges in the business. And, as always, ALL of our judges are working industry professionals. These are just SOME of the films and TV shows our judges and their companies have worked on:
Our lineup includes:
Click on our JUDGES page above now for more details!)
- Glenn Forbes, Grand Prize Winner, Stage 32 Happy Writers Search For New Blood Contest, 2014; Signed with Infinity Management International and his feature 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; His script has been picked up for development by Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight, American Hustle) and recently signed to 3 Arts Entertainment! (The Dark Knight, American Hustle)
"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!"
- Michael Madden (Stanfordville, New York), winner of the 1st Annual Working Writers Contest. Michael was signed by Daniel Vang at Benderspink, which lead to being repped by ICM and being hired as a writer on ABC's show, Black Box.
"I was fortunate enough to win The Stage 32 Happy Writers Working Writers 2013 competition, and the enthusiastic endorsement of Joey Tuccio captured the attention of an outstanding managing agent. The agent read my script, offered representation, and soon thereafter I became a staff writer on the ABC drama, Black Box. It’s apparent that Joey is widely admired by agents and producers for his discriminating eye, and his recommendations are held in the highest regard. The success I‘ve enjoyed would not have been possible without the support and commitment of Joey and his staff at Stage 32 Happy Writers, and I’ll always be grateful."
Congratulations to the Stage 32 Happy Writers Comedy Contest Winners!
1st Place & Grand Prize Winner
Kelly Anelons - Life's A Beaut
Sherrie Sanet - Sleeping With Dogs
Kranti Pally - Man to Man
Wolfgang Wright - Not About Love
Giovanni Porta - The Hook Up
Adam Dasilva & David James - Counter-Intelligence
Kevin Mahoney & Zach Zachariadis - The Barry Steinwich Show
Joe Henriques - Castle "Death By Stockings"
Sundae Jahant-Osborn - A Lying Shame
Frank Gaydos & Mark Saunders - Hotel Manana
THE FINALIST COMEDY TV PILOTS & SPECS ARE...
THE FINALIST COMEDY FEATURES ARE...
THE SEMI-FINALIST COMEDY TV PILOTS & SPECS ARE...
THE SEMI-FINALIST COMEDY FEATURES ARE...
QUARTERFINALISTS - THE TOP 50 COMEDY TV PILOTS ARE...
|Adam DaSilva & David James||Counter- Intelligence|
|Alberto Lopez||Working From Home: "Brain Storm" Pilot|
|Andra Lee||Adventures in La-La Land|
|Annie Bradley & Daniela Saioni||IR-Reverend|
|Ash Louis||Regional Artifacts|
|Ben Kawaller||The Next Best Thing|
|Branden Hood||The American Way|
|Brett Cameron Thompson & Jormond Louis Thompson||Retail Therapy|
|Bryan Roy||Part Time “Crime Pays”|
|Capri Sampson & Myles Warden||Forrest Hill Academy|
|Charles Price||Rock Hard|
|Dave Bekerman||Dirty 30|
|Erik Christiansen||The Voice of Rome: "The Apology" Pilot|
|Evan Iwata||This Bar Sucks - Pilot|
|Frank Gaydos and Mark Saunders||Hotel Mañana|
|Greg S. McDonald||Cliff on the Edge|
|J.R. Barr||project xx - Girl Code(r)|
|Jack Bennett||Motor City Sales|
|Jessica Combs||New Girl “Book Club”|
|Joe Brukner||Transplant - Pilot|
|Joe Henriques||Castle: "Death by Stockings"|
|Joe Henriques||Modern Family|
|Johnny Pappas||Common Interest Development-”Roblesians”|
|Jon Harrison Taylor||Neighbors|
|Karl Sonnenberg||Bridget Devine|
|Kathleen Puls Andrade & Andrew Eninger||Spark!|
|Kay Kaanapu||Witch Cops - Pilot|
|Kelly Marcus||Party Lines|
|Kevin Mahoney Zach Zachariadis||The Barry Steinwich Show|
|Kezia Brett||Veep Spec Script: Presidential Asylum|
|Kristin McGraw||FOPS (Fathers of Preschoolers)|
|Lisa Laureta||Modern Family - Heart Attack-ack-ack|
|Megan Karasch||W.H.C. (White House Council)|
|Melissa K. Willis||We Live with VIV 1X1: Yesterday's News|
|Michael DiGaetano||I Used tobeJoshua Fink|
|Nathan Price||Breaking Up is Hard To Do: "Mayonnaise Blowback" Pilot|
|Nick Fanego||And We're Back|
|Rosalyn Rosen||My Sex Life|
|Sean Ericson Quetulio||New Owl|
|Simon Fox||Freak Like Me|
|Stacey Baker Masand||Dr. Feel Good|
|Sundae Jahant-Osborn||A Lying Shame|
|Suzanne Stinnet and Ray White||Puncher's Chance|
|Terry Gehring||Two Broke Girl$: “And the Ten Pound Cupcake|
|Tim Snook||Modern Family: "Retire-Vention"|
THE TOP 50 COMEDY FEATURES ARE...
|Aarthi Ramanathan||Double Decker|
|Adam Nagy||Guy Walks Into a Bar…|
|Amanda Blake Davis & Brendan O. Kelly||Means to an End|
|Anthony James Donnelly||Big, Fat Fatty!|
|C.K. Steefel||PTA Wars|
|Christina Lopez-Hidalgo||Bikini Blues: My Summer at Fat Camp|
|Christina Pamies||Life shares|
|Cliff McClelland||Gender Bender|
|Craig Berger||Christmas Survival Guide for the Modern Vampire|
|Craig Berger||The Devil and Agent Webster|
|Dan Borengasser||World Enough, And Time|
|Dana Whitney||Baked Off|
|Daniel Chavez||The Id|
|Daniel J. Knauf||Heavenly Acres|
|Danny Baram||Test of Strength|
|David Bardos||Meet the freedles|
|Denise Landau||Grease Monkey|
|Diane Liberman||Ines Rents a Room|
|George Spicer||Birthday Magic|
|Giovanni Porta||The Hook Up|
|Harvey Z. Yazijian||The Afterlife of Erotica Evans|
|Ian Keldoulis||Toyz on Demand!|
|James Klein||Hot Mess|
|Jeff Eagle||The Count of Mount Ceito|
|Jody Ellis||Girl Undercover|
|Joe Henriques||Picture This|
|John Jack McGuire||The Down Payment|
|John Killoran||School Nights|
|Kelly K. Anelons||Life's a Beaut|
|Kenneth Kemp||Becoming Austin Ford|
|Kranti Pally||Man to Man|
|Larry Shulruff||Keeper of the Cup|
|Lionel M. Lober||Long shot|
|Manuel Salazar||The Latin Lover Arrives|
|Mark and Anna Casadei||Pink Slipped|
|Megan Karasch||Must Hate Christmas|
|Michele Cannon||Poochie & Lil Bit|
|Nat Topping||King Ant|
|Nicholas Kaleel and Michael Pica||Lollapalooza|
|Quinn L. Orr||Claus Encounters|
|Robert Rosenbaum||The Manny|
|Scott Baron||Living the Good Death|
|Sherrie Sanet||Sleeping with Dogs|
|Stink Fisher||Bro Mitzvah|
|Thomas Whitlock||Annie’s Song|
|Tony Boland||One Night Stan|
|Wolfgang P. Wright||Not About Love|
|Yolanda Colston Avery||The Baking Club Chronicles: Nana's Bammy Sweet Shop|