2nd Annual Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest 2018

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Contest Info

Winners Announced!

After our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy Contest resulted in our winners getting optioned and commissioned to write scripts for major producers, we are excited to bring back this highly popular screenwriting contest! We are on the hunt for our most talented writers bringing us mystical, magical and intergalactic worlds. As with all our writing contests, we aim to provide you with the tools and resources needed to excel in this industry and grow as a professional. We give our writers the opportunity to meet with industry veterans, with the grand prize winner being flown out to Los Angeles to meet with top executives that can really help move the needle on your career.

This year is no exception. Our grand prize winner will be meeting with Stephen Jones (Executive Producer of Wonder Woman and line producer for Maleficent), Shawn Burns (Talent agent - client credits include: X-Men Origins and Star Wars), and Craig Baumgarten (Manager & Producer, Zero Gravity Management, credits include: Hook, Universal Soldier)

 

What Types of Scripts Can Enter?

All types of sci-fi and fantasy feature scripts can enter. No shorts or TV pilots will be accepted.

 

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For an additional fee of only $49 (50% savings!) you can receive full coverage from our industry readers on your screenplay. Just check "coverage" upon checkout. Coverage will be returned after the winners are announced. 

 

Have a great story? Start writing! Our judges can't wait to read your scripts!

Grand Prize:

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FORGET-ME-NOTS JOHN DUMMER

Second Place:

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THE VR (THE VIRTUAL REALITY) TERENCE BRODY

Finalists

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FORGET-ME-NOTS JOHN DUMMER
GALáPAGOS LUKAS HASSEL
LUANA DANIELLE ERLICH
QUINCY HUNTER KARAS
SAVE THE PRINCESS ERIC JESKE
SIEGE PERILOUS BRIAN KAZMARCK
THE CHILDREN OF EDEN RAYMOND A. JUST
THE EMPATHY TEST NANCY DILLON
THE FABLE OF THE WOUNDED HEALER REBECCA DE FARGUES
THE VR (THE VIRTUAL REALITY) TERENCE BRODY

Semi Finalists

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ESCAPE TO HOLLOW EARTH COLIN K. STEWART
FORGET-ME-NOTS JOHN DUMMER
FRAGMENT CHAS FRANKO FISHER
GALáPAGOS LUKAS HASSEL
GIRL OUT OF TIME JAY J. FALCONER
HOLLOW CODE CHAS FRANKO FISHER
LEGACY DANIELLE ERLICH
LUANA DANIELLE ERLICH
M - DEMON KILLER MARK WILLIAM HAMMOND
NECROPOLIS STEPHEN COSGROVE
OTHERWORLD CHRONICLES BRANDEN SCRUGGS
PATCHWORK AMANDA KEENER
PATIENT ZERO PAUL ROSE JR
PLANET OF THE EGG PEOPLE TIMOTHY JOSEPH TYLER
PLOUGHSHARE AMV ADAM DICKTER
PRINCESS OF BANUU ERIKA STEINER
PROJECT: THESEUS JOSHUA MABIE
QUINCY HUNTER KARAS
REMBRANDT & THE SEEDLINGS (AN ANIMATED FAIRY TALE) DORIS B. GILL
REVOLT 2145 GENEVI ENGLE
ROBORAPIENS JOE CODDINGTON
ROBOT ZERO GEOFFREY UHL
ROCKHOUNDS B.J. WEST
RUNAWAY SHIP THEODORE CARL SODERBERG
SADIE SASQUASH FRANK VESPE
SAVE THE BUTTERFLY KEITH MALLORY
SAVE THE PRINCESS ERIC JESKE
SAVIOR BO SANDERS
SCION KEN FOLEY
SECOND TIME AROUND DANE MCCAULEY
SIEGE PERILOUS BRIAN KAZMARCK
SINGULARITY SCOTT SIMPSON
SOMETHING ROUND NIKHAIL ASNANI
SPACE RACE ROY ROCHA
SPLASHDOWN DON STROUD
STAR TRIPPIN CARY ABBOTT
TEDDY BEARS BRANDON MYHAN
THE ARROWHEAD PROJECT LIEUTENANT COOPWOOD
THE CHILDREN OF EDEN RAYMOND A. JUST
THE EMPATHY TEST NANCY DILLON
THE ETERNAL VIVEK CHOUDRY
THE FABLE OF THE WOUNDED HEALER REBECCA DE FARGUES
THE MUSIC BOX NATASHA ROSE
THE PARADOX MAN L.W. THOMAS
THE PRINCESS HONEY-BEE JAMES MCFARLANE
THE QUEEN OF THE SKY ROBERT L THOMPSETT
THE ROUTE ALICAN SERBEST
THE TIME RIPPERS PHIL MOORE
THE VATICAN ENCOUNTER ROBERT JOHN CHAPMAN
THE VR (THE VIRTUAL REALITY) TERENCE BRODY
THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND AMANDA KEENER
TIME FLIES MAX RISSMAN
TRANSMISSION JESSE RIVARD
TWO JOEY LANAI
UNPLUGGED ASSASSINS LEE MATTHEW GOLDBERG
UNSETTLED WATERS MONICA MINDLER
WAIT UNTIL MORNING MARK FEINSOD
WHALES GONE WILD THEODORE CARL SODERBERG
WIFE ONE NANCY DILLON
WILD WILD AMUSEMENT RIDES HARRY BAUER
WILL TO POWER MICHAEL MUL
XBP - EXTRATERRESTRIAL BORDER PROTECTION LARRY ROSEMANN
YOUR HEAVEN, MY HELL CHARLIE HERRMANN
ZIPPERS NEAL DHAND
ZMT: ZOMBIE MEDICAL TECHNICIAN GREGORY LEVRAULT

Quarter Finalists

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AMARIS IAN WHITE
CLOCKWATCHERS DAVID STERNFELD
COMIC BOOK KINGS AMANDA KEENER
DEAN FLOWERS JONAH JONES
ESCAPE TO HOLLOW EARTH COLIN K. STEWART
EXABYTE DANIEL ABRAMS
FORGET-ME-NOTS JOHN DUMMER
FRAGMENT CHAS FRANKO FISHER
GALáPAGOS LUKAS HASSEL
GIRL OUT OF TIME JAY J. FALCONER
GODS OF NEVERLAND CAL BARNES
HOLLOW CODE CHAS FRANKO FISHER
LEGACY DANIELLE ERLICH
LILITH TOBY TATE
LUANA DANIELLE ERLICH
M - DEMON KILLER MARK WILLIAM HAMMOND
MACROCOSM BRETT ROSENBERG
NECROPOLIS STEPHEN COSGROVE
NOWHERE GIRL CARL LINDBERGH
OTHERWORLD CHRONICLES BRANDEN SCRUGGS
PAINTED MEMORIES ALEX MCCORD
PATCHWORK AMANDA KEENER
PATIENT ZERO PAUL ROSE JR
PLANET OF THE EGG PEOPLE TIMOTHY JOSEPH TYLER
PLOUGHSHARE AMV ADAM DICKTER
PRINCESS OF BANUU ERIKA STEINER
PROJECT CODE-X, THE ALPHA PLAN SARAH JANE ROBINSON
PROJECT: THESEUS JOSHUA MABIE
PROVING HUMAN ALEXANDER NAUMENKO
QUANTUM SUICIDE STEPHEN WILLIAM KILLAM
QUINCY HUNTER KARAS
REIGN OF BLOOD TIMO LOMBECK
REMBRANDT & THE SEEDLINGS (AN ANIMATED FAIRY TALE) DORIS B. GILL
REVOLT 2145 GENEVI ENGLE
RISE OF THE FAIRIES ROY STEWART
ROBORAPIENS JOE CODDINGTON
ROBOT ZERO GEOFFREY UHL
ROCKHOUNDS B.J. WEST
RUGISTAN JOEL KARLINSKY
RUNAWAY SHIP THEODORE CARL SODERBERG
SACRED PROFANITY MALCOLM WONG
SADIE SASQUASH FRANK VESPE
SAVE THE BUTTERFLY KEITH MALLORY
SAVE THE PRINCESS ERIC JESKE
SAVIOR BO SANDERS
SCION KEN FOLEY
SECOND TIME AROUND DANE MCCAULEY
SIEGE PERILOUS BRIAN KAZMARCK
SILVERLIGHT VICTOR SPIEGEL
SINGULARITY SCOTT SIMPSON
SKYWORLD ROBERT WRIGHT
SMOKE CARLOS PEREZ
SOMETHING ROUND NIKHAIL ASNANI
SPACE RACE ROY ROCHA
SPACE/TIME DANNY BARAM
SPLASHDOWN DON STROUD
STAR TRIPPIN CARY ABBOTT
STORMWOOD DAVID PEKAREK KROHN
SYNERGIZERS CRAIG CAMBRIA (AKA DANIEL JAY)
TEDDY BEARS BRANDON MYHAN
THE ARROWHEAD PROJECT LIEUTENANT COOPWOOD
THE BLACK DIAMOND RANDALL BERGER
THE BULL OF HEAVEN TS ROBOTHAM
THE CHILDREN OF EDEN RAYMOND A. JUST
THE DOGS STIMSON SNEAD
THE DRAGON RIDER GEOFF DUPUY-HOLDER
THE EMPATHY TEST NANCY DILLON
THE ETERNAL VIVEK CHOUDRY
THE FABLE OF THE WOUNDED HEALER REBECCA DE FARGUES
THE MUSIC BOX NATASHA ROSE
THE PARADOX MAN L.W. THOMAS
THE PRINCESS HONEY-BEE JAMES MCFARLANE
THE PROTECTORS FRANK VICTORIA
THE QUEEN OF THE SKY ROBERT L THOMPSETT
THE ROUTE ALICAN SERBEST
THE SEEDLING STéPHANIE JOALLAND
THE TIME RIPPERS PHIL MOORE
THE VATICAN ENCOUNTER ROBERT JOHN CHAPMAN
THE VR (THE VIRTUAL REALITY) TERENCE BRODY
THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND AMANDA KEENER
TIME FLIES MAX RISSMAN
TRANSMISSION JESSE RIVARD
TWO JOEY LANAI
UNPLUGGED ASSASSINS LEE MATTHEW GOLDBERG
UNSETTLED WATERS MONICA MINDLER
VETERANS OF THE PSYCHIC WARS: PART I - JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS WAYNE GERARD TROTMAN
WAIT UNTIL MORNING MARK FEINSOD
WAKE RENé GARCIA, JR.
WHALES GONE WILD THEODORE CARL SODERBERG
WIFE ONE NANCY DILLON
WILD WILD AMUSEMENT RIDES HARRY BAUER
WILL TO POWER MICHAEL MUL
WORLDS APART JOHN PURVIS
XBP - EXTRATERRESTRIAL BORDER PROTECTION LARRY ROSEMANN
YESTERDAY OR TOMORROW DORIS B. GILL
YOUR HEAVEN, MY HELL CHARLIE HERRMANN
ZARKWIN'S REVENGE JAMES RAVEN
ZIPPERS NEAL DHAND
ZMT: ZOMBIE MEDICAL TECHNICIAN GREGORY LEVRAULT

Contest Prizes

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

  • A round trip plane ticket to Los Angeles, CA with scheduled meetings around town with executives.
  • Meetings with Shawn Burns (Talent agent - client credits include: X-Men Origins and Star Wars), Stephen Jones (Executive Producer of Wonder Woman and line producer for Maleficent), and Craig Baumgarten (Manager & Producer, Zero Gravity Management, credits include: Hook, Universal Soldier)
  • Your logline posted on Stage 32 and sent to over 500 industry executives
  • Free Stage 32 Next Level Webinar

2ND PLACE WINNER

  • Your logline posted on Stage 32 and sent to over 500 industry executives
  • Two Skype meetings with a top executive, producer, manager, or agent
  • Two Stage 32 Happy Writers online pitch sessions
  • Free Stage 32 Next Level Webinar

FINALISTS

  • Your logline exposed to over 500 executives on Stage 32
  • A Free On-Demand Stage 32 Next Level Webinar

Our Track Record

Our First Annual Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest winners had incredible success!

Our Grand Prize Winner Ben Gross, writer of THE LADIES' GUIDE TO HACKING met with and is working through concepts with manager Daniel Vang from Good Fear Film + Management, has been commissioned to write a script for Daniel Herther, VP of Development from Baker Entertainment Group and met with Spencer Malof from the Illusinarium and met and was mentored by Marc Zicree (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica).

Our 2nd Place Winner, Ryan Lee, writer of TOWER 9 was optioned by studio producer Mitchell Peck!

Want to see the successes of ALL Stage 32 contests? CLICK HERE!

 

Contest Judges

Craig Baumgarten

Craig Baumgarten - Manager & Producer, Zero Gravity Management & Baumgarten Management & Productions

Veteran Craig Baumgarten is one of the most sought after manager and producers in the industry having a long and storied career. He is currently a Manager at Zero Gravity Management, with his own production company Baumgarten Management & Production. Prior to this, he served as VP of Paramount Pictures, Executive VP of Columbia Pictures, President at Lorimar Motion Pictures, Executive VP at Twentieth Century Fox, Partner at LINK Entertainment and Manger at Zero Gravity..

Upon leaving the studio system, Baumgarten became a successful independent producer. Among the many films he produced or co-produced are Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg; Shattered Glass written and directed by Billy Ray; The Order written and directed by Brian Helgeland and staring Heath Ledger; William Friedkin’s Jade; Disney’s Blank Check; It Could Happen to You (starring Bridget Fonda and Nicholas Cage); Love Stinks; Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich; and Never Back Down starring Djimon Hounsou.

His clients includie: Dolph Lundgren who is in the James Wan film Aquaman; the seven-time Grammy winner and TV star Toni Braxton; director Rob Cohen, Category 5; Roland Joffe, The Forgiven (starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana) as well as the TV series Sun Records; iconic writer Joe Eszterhas (who scripted The Lady of Guadalupefor Mark Burnett and Roma Downey at MGM); and multi-hyphenate Michael Jai White.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones - Executive Producer

Stephen Jones has been in the entertainment industry for over three decades working on some of the largest studio, independent and television productions. Getting his start as a production manager, Stephen moved into line producing, UPM, and is now an executive producer on some of the biggest blockbusters of the recent years including: Wonder Woman (2017), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), and Maleficent (2014).

Shawn Burns

Shawn Burns - Talent Agent, Rocket Science Talent

With decades in the business and now managing her own talent agency, Shawn Burns has represented some of the top VFX, SFX, and Design Talent who have worked on incredible productions such as: Altered Carbon, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Star Trek: Beyond, Passengers, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Winner Announcements

* Announcement dates subject to change.
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