Emerging Screenwriters 2012 Screenplay Competition

Emerging Screenwriters 2012 Screenplay Competition

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FINAL DEADLINE: Thursday, November 15th


Steven Atkinson

Steve Atkinson, last year's GRAND PRIZE Winner, signed an option with Peg Cafferty and Dahooma Productions late last week for his winning screenplay No Mountain Too High. Entering our screenplay competition DOES help your career!

Win Story Consultation with Robert McKee in New York City

Craig James Pietrowiak, a Chicago born filmmaker now living in Hollywood, California, and Stage 32 member, has been writing, producing and acting in independent films for years before deciding to launch the International Screenwriter's Association, a resource website for screenwriters. He created the site because he appreciates the hard work that screenwriters put into their screenplays and wanted to provide these writers all the tools necessary to improve their career. The Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition and Analysis Service are extensions of this philosophy. Craig knows how difficult it is to get your 'foot in the door' of the Hollywood system. With both the competition and analysis service, he hopes to find undiscovered but talented screenwriters and get them closer to fulfilling their ultimate dream.

The competition is currently in its 3rd season with the Grand Prize Winner receiving airfare and hotel accommodations to New York City where he or she will receive a STORY Consultation with the top screenwriting lecturer in the world, Robert McKee! The winner will also participate in a 4-day Story Seminar. During that time they can work out final thoughts on their next project before pitching their story to Robert. Then together, they will spend an hour developing their next screenplay, utilizing all of Robert's greatest techniques from his groundbreaking book, STORY. This is an opportunity of a lifetime!


2nd, 3rd and 4th PLACE WINNERS:

5th - 10th PLACE WINNERS:

Semi-Finalists (TOP 100) & Finalists (TOP 10)

  • Publicity
  • Press release announcing Semi-Finalists & Finalists
  • Loglines submitted to producers for consideration


  • Semi-Finalists: February 1, 2013
  • Finalists: March 1, 2013
  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER: March 15, 2013

FINAL ENTRY DATE - November 15th

To SAVE $15 on your entry, use discount code JE7Stage.

Click here to submit your screenplay for entry!

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