Are you a video producer who writes your own screenplays? Are you an aspiring screenplay writer who wants to gain recognition? Then the Final Draft Inc "Big Break" contest might be in your stars. The Final Draft "Big Break" annual contest has helped many startup screenwriters on their way to Hollywood fame, and big bucks to help launch their new vision. The Big Break contest offers more than $80,000 in cash and prizes and a chance to pitch your screenplay to high profile Hollywood movers and shakers.
The 2013 Final Draft Inc. Big Break contest now includes TV screenplays as a category in four formats: Half-hour, Hour-long, Pilots and Specs (on speculation.)
Winners of all categories will be flown to Los Angeles for some one-on-one meetings with industry executives, will get the chance to work with scribes who turn your ideas into textual concepts, and attend the Screenwriters Choice Awards among other Hollywood glitz events.
All you have to do is create a screenplay worthy of attention - which many aspiring screen-playwrights already have sitting in a virtual shoe box waiting to be dusted off and re-visited.
If you're interested in trying out, you have to move fast. The contest deadline has been extended to July 31st - that's next Wednesday. Entry fee is just $65... what are you waiting for? Time to burn the midnight oil - yet again!
Check out Final Draft's rules, policies and contest criteria on its website or at: www.finaldraft.com/products/big-break/
Contests are a way to challenge yourself and push your skills to a new level.
If you're interested in other contests focused at video producers? From graphics to viral video, there's lots of money and prizes flying around for good video skills. Check out Videomaker's contest page - we update it as often as we can...
And refresh your knowledge with what the judges are looking for in a good production by re-reading these helpful stories:
Impress the Judges: www.videomaker.com/article/9367-impress-the-judges-how-to-succeed-in-video-contests
Winning Video Contest and Film Festivals: www.videomaker.com/article/14945-winning-video-contests-and-film-festivals
Tips to Enter and Win Video Contests: www.videomaker.com/article/12760-save-as-tips-to-enter-and-win-video-contests