Reel Authors was set up by freelance film industry workers to encourage
NEW writing talent and to BANISH genre subjectivity in screenplay
Therefore, we are the FIRST contest to have a 'script to reader genre
We currently offer two biannual screenplay contests:
*International Break Out Screenplay Contest
-For all genres, both TV and Film scripts are accepted
*Pulsar Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest
- Exclusively for Sci-Fi
Film and TV scripts
Soon, our exclusive Action genre contest will be up and running too. From
experience we know that Drama and Comedy scripts currently rule the top
placings of most contests (due to storyline and character aspects scripts
are heavily judged upon), so we wanted to set up exclusive genre contests
to ensure new talent of all genres have the chance of shining through to
get the recognition they deserve.
Now more about our 'script to reader genre match' guarantee...
At Reel Authors, we've all been in the industry for so long and wonder how
new talent can ever be discovered if screenplay contests continue to be so
subjective?! So we made sure that we have different readers for each genre
(meaning readers only read scripts for genres they truly love!), (as well
as having an even ratio of male and female readers), that way, contestants
can be 100% sure their script will be read by someone who appreciates that
genre (for eg. a Western script will be given to someone who loves
Westerns, not someone who loves RomComs and despises cowboys).
Therefore screenplays will be judged fairly on talent and industry related
content (Reel Authors offers a 100 point industry orientated scorecard
complete with an analysis of approx. 400-600 words) so writers know
exactly where they stand and have full assurance that the readers have
read their scripts to its entirety. (I'm sure a lot of you would have
experienced doubt as to whether a reader actually read your script or just
skim-read the first 20 pages!)
All our standard regulations are consistent throughout all our contests and our contests run every 6 months so you will never have to play the waiting game for a
year for results. If you opt for feedback/analysis and scorecard, you will
receive them within a month (30 days).
Contest entry is $25.
Contest entry with analysis and scorecard is $45.