July 20th, 2016: quarterfinalists announced on Stage 32
August 3rd, 2016: semi-finalists announced on Stage 32
August 17th, 2016: Finalists announced on Stage 32
September 7th, 2016: Winners will be announced on Stage 32
The top three (3) winners will receive all of the following:
2nd and 3rd place winners will receive the following:
4th and 5th place winners will receive the following:
Three (3) Writers will receive Honorable Mentions. They will each receive the following:
Winners Announced! Click the "Winners" Tab Above!
Three (3) Grand Prize winners will be flown to LA for meetings with a group of leading industry executives
Every single one of our contest winners has been signed. Don't believe us? Click the "Winners" tab above to see videos and testimonials from our past winners! 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?
By immense popular demand, we are thrilled to bring you The 2nd 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. We develop and champion the best new writers in Hollywood, and executives across the industry love discovering talent from Stage 32 - click here to see what they say about us. Also, our success stories speak for themselves.
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 a group of 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.
2nd through 5th place winners will receive amazing opportunities including one-on-one meetings over Skype with our executives. And, in addition, 3 honorable mentions to round out the top 10 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!
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 Screenplay Contest.
It comes with great delight as we announce the 2nd Annual Feature Screenplay Contest Winners! Our judges were simply “wowed” by the writing caliber and talent of this group, and we couldn’t agree more. The 3 Grand Prize Winners are in for a Hollywood treat. They’ll be flown to Los Angeles to have meetings with a group of industry execs, enjoy a cocktail hour with some of our executive contest judges, be mentored by a Stage 32 Happy Writers team member for 1-year, have their logline sent to over 500 executives, and last but not least, their winning script’s title, logline and their name will be listed on the Stage 32 Happy Writers site accessible by industry executives.
Our hats are off to our winners!
THE LOT Adam Taylor
SCARED LITTLE GIRLS Amy Heidish
THE CURMUDGEONS Shiv Sudhakar
BE NORMAL Joanna Benecke
SPIRAL STAIRS The Cahill Brothers
THE SOLDIER NUN Gabriel Robinson
DANCING WITH MYSELF Carl Hippensteel
BAD COP Devin S. Hamilton
AMBER Gary A. Piazza
QUARTERBACK QUEEN Larry Woldenberg
All Finalists loglines will be listed on a special section on Stage 32 that only our executives can access. We will send out a notification with the announcement of the loglines to all of our executives. If a script is requested, the Stage 32 Happy Writers will act as the liaison.
Stage 32 Happy Writers has helped change the lives of hundreds of writers. Just look at our recent contest results:
- Jenna Palermo and Brittni Brown were the most recent winners of our Stage 32 Happy Writers feature contest. They met with executives from SONY, Lionsgate, Universal, Warner Bros, 3 Arts Entertainment and Gotham Group to name a few and were signed by Seth Nagel at Infinity Group International:
- Trish MacEnulty, winner or Stage 32 Happy Writers feature contest attached producer Gavin Dorman (former Creative Executive of Vertigo Entertainment) to her script.
- 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."