Got an email from the folks at the Scriptapalooza screenwriting contest, which opens for submissions in a couple months, so just wanted to pass along the info! Here ya go...
Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by a manager, agent
or producer at 90 participating companies including Disney, Miramax, Big
Light, and Bender-Spink, among others.
Scriptapalooza has grown to be one of the most recognized
screenwriting competitions with over 30 scripts optioned, two Emmy winners
and is as the only screenwriting competition endorsed by the WGA.
What sets Scriptapalooza apart is that it offers what even the largest grand
prize could never buy: a guarantee that an “unsolicited” script will be read
by leading industry decision-makers. In many cases, the Scriptapalooza
scripts are even bought outright by enthusiastic production companies.
The first place winner, chosen by Scriptapalooza, receives a $10,000 grand
prize. In addition, the Scriptapalooza staff will promote the semifinalists
and finalists for a full year after the winners are announced.
Deadlines are as follows:
• “early bird” deadline is January 5, 2010 (application fee $40)
• regular deadline is March 5, 2010 (application fee $50)
• final deadline is April 15, 2010 (application fee $55)