Script Doctor Eric’s 2010 Screenplay Competition

Welcome to Script Doctor Eric’s 2010 Screenplay Competition!

**2010 CONTEST CLOSED**

See the Winners!

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Below you will find all the details for Script Doctor Eric’s 2010 Screenplay Competition including prizes and entry instructions. Be sure to check back regularly for contest updates.


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2010 Contest Deadline

March 31st, 2010 (Or when I receive 100 scripts – whichever comes first.)

Entry Fee

$35 – No Feedback
$50 – With Feedback (1 page of comments, ideas, and suggestions)

How to Enter (a two-step process):

1. Pay the entry fee using the PayPal icon on the right.

2. Email your 80-120 page screenplay to scriptdoctoreric@gmail.com (pdf, fdr, or doc formats only, please).

Two more things:

1. Sorry, I’m very strict about the 120 page limit since I’m reading these myself.

2. Multiple submissions are welcome as long as each script is accompanied by an entry fee.

Contest Details

Another screenwriting contest? Why the heck should I enter this one?

When asked about screenwriting contests, I always recommend smaller ones – they give you a far better chance of placing, or even winning.

And so I’ve limited this contest to one hundred entries. When I receive 100 scripts – and entry fees – the contest will be closed.

The other reason I’m limiting it to 100 scripts is because I’m reading them all myself.

Because the WORST thing about most screenwriting contests is that you never know who reads your scripts. The unpaid intern? The unpaid intern’s parents? Have they ever even read a script before, let alone written one? Who knows.

The Judges

In this contest, I, Script Doctor Eric, will read each and every one of your scripts looking for the most well-written, entertaining, and marketable movie. All genres are welcome, as long as they are feature length.

The top 10 scripts will be read by at least one other industry professional, but the final decision will still be mine.

I’m honored to have the following three guest judges this year:

-Suntaur Entertainment’s Zac Sanford

-Produced screenwriter Ashley Meyers of SellingYourScreenplay.com

-Screenwriter/blogger Emily Blake of Bamboo Killers

The three Grand Prize Winners will be decided by myself and the group.

The Prizes

1st Place

  • $200 Cash
  • Free Script Consultation with Script Doctor Eric
  • Your script will be personally handed to a literary manager, a producer, and a WGA agent. Please remember – there is no guarantee of a sale or representation.

2nd Place

  • $150 Cash
  • Free Script Consultation with Script Doctor Eric
  • Your script will be personally handed to a literary manager, a producer, and a WGA agent. Please remember – there is no guarantee of a sale or representation.


3rd Place

  • $100 Cash
  • Free Script Consultation with Script Doctor Eric
  • Your script will be personally handed to a literary manager, a producer, and a WGA agent. Please remember – there is no guarantee of a sale or representation.

Honorable Mention

  • Free Script Consultation with Script Doctor Eric
  • Your script may be handed to a literary manager, a producer, or a WGA agent. Please remember – there is no guarantee of a sale or representation.


The Timeline

May 1st – Top 25 Quarter Finalists announced

May 20th – Top 15 Semifinalists announced

May 30th – Top 10 Finalists announced

June 15th – The three Grand Prize Winners are crowned!

The Bonus

Everyone who enters the contest receives a 25% discount on one Full Service from Script Doctor Eric, redeemable on any script within the 2010 calendar year.

In Conclusion…

Remember, the deadline is March 31st, but if I receive 100 scripts before then I will close the contest early.

So what are you waiting for? Enter today…before it’s too late! 🙂

And if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Onward!

-Eric
scriptdoctoreric@gmail.com

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