Feature Script Contest – Closed For Entries!
**PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY WRITER WHO ENTERS TWO SCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO TRACKINGB.COM! ($89 VALUE)**
**PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ABSOLUTELY ANYONE WHO WISHES TO ENTER (THIS COULD INCLUDE REPRESENTED WRITERS, SOLD OR PRODUCED WRITERS, FORMER FINALISTS/HONORABLE MENTIONS, ETC.)**
WHY ENTER CONTESTS THAT PROMISE TO CONNECT YOU TO THE INDUSTRY WHEN YOU CAN ENTER ONE THAT IS THE INDUSTRY?
“I’ve been plugging away at this dream for years. I have a master’s degree in screenwriting and had written 17 scripts with no success when I submitted to the trackingb contest, and after becoming a finalist, I landed two of the best reps in town and sold my first feature within two months of the announcement. The Insider worked tirelessly behind the scenes and was instrumental in all of the success that I am now experiencing; which includes my first movie (EVIDENCE) being produced and a writing career that has taken off. I can say with all honesty that the trackingb contest was the launching pad. If that’s not an endorsement then I don’t know what else to tell ya!” John Swetnam – Finalist (and now Produced Screenwriter with EVIDENCE & BLACK SKY!)
“Sunday night I was grading papers in front of the TV when I got the call that I was a finalist in TrackingB. By Thursday I had a manager at Circle of Confusion, an agent at ICM, and my script was already in the hands of production houses. I’ve been busy ever since…” Emily Blake – Finalist
“I’ve placed in several big screenwriting contests before, but none of them delivered anything close to the results of my Honorable Mention in the Trackingb.com contest. I received over a dozen requests from top representatives and production companies, one of which became my first option. Now Mike (my co-writer) and I just sold a comedy pilot to Spike TV. It all traces directly back to the trackingb contest.” Gabriel Snyder – Honorable Mention
“The entire experience with TrackingB was phenomenal, from the submission process through the finalist notification, but that was just the beginning. I received over 30 requests from top tier agencies, managers and production companies. The Insider was a tremendous host throughout the whole process and helped me navigate the requests and phone calls as they poured in. I highly recommend this contest for anyone looking for an edge into the screenwriting industry and a possible life and career changing experience.” Alveraz Ricardez – Finalist
“My script was one of the finalists in the first trackingb contest and I wound up getting approached by a who’s who of agents, managers, and production companies asking to read it. I ended up signing with a respected agent and currently have two scripts in play with major producers.” Phil Berger – Finalist
“I’ve been writing for years non stop and never had any luck seeking representation. When I placed in Trackingb my whole life changed. My story got read by a ton of fantastic people in the entertainment industry. Within 3 months I signed with a manager, signed with an agent, and sold my first screenplay to CBS Films. I can’t recommend this competition more.” Cameron Alexander – Honorable Mention (And Now Sold Screenwriter with winning script I AM ORB — retitled OMEGA POINT)
THE TRACKINGB.COM SCREENPLAY CONTEST:
We don’t offer any of the usual screenplay contest smoke and mirrors… No coverage from someone being paid $10 per script (please ask Mom). No cash (please ask Grandma) or writing clinics from gurus who have never sold a screenplay (Dad?). What our winners do receive is: INDUSTRY ACCESS AND INDUSTRY READS.
Three finalists will be promoted on trackingb.com to our community of entertainment industry insiders AND will also be read by each member of our esteemed judging panel who will pick an overall winner. Five honorable mentions will also be selected to receive exposure on trackingb.com.
THE INDUSTRY PANEL:
Brooklyn Weaver – Manager/Producer – Energy Entertainment
Anna Culp – Vice-President, Motion Pictures – Imagine
Jennifer Au – Lit Manager – Caliber Media
John Campbell – Creative Executive – Bruckheimer Films
David Boxerbaum – Lit Agent – Paradigm
Ken Freimann – Manager/Producer – Circle of Confusion
Brin Lukens – Executive – Varsity Pictures/AwesomenessTV
Norm Todd – Creative Executive – Infinitum Nihil
Erin Westerman – Director of Development – Walt Disney Studios MP Production
Chris Sablan – Lit Agent – Original Artists
Ava Jamshidi – Lit Manager – Industry Entertainment
Scott Carr – Lit Manager – Management SGC
Janet Jeffries – Development Executive – Lawrence Bender Productions
Lucas Carter – VP, Film – Intrigue Entertainment
Josh Goldenberg – Lit Manager – Kaplan/Perrone
Ryan Cunningham – Lit Manager – Madhouse Entertainment
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER… THE NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT/APA PRIZE:
For an extra $25 per entry, you can have your script be considered for The New Wave/APA Prize—Guaranteed representation for one chosen WRITER (not one particular script) by APA Literary Agent Mike Goldberg & New Wave Entertainment Literary Manager Josh Adler.
TIMELINE & PROCESS:
All entered scripts will be read by trackingb staff who will select their top choices. Then, The Insider will consult with the industry panel to get their thoughts (based on concept/summary alone) on the top selections, and take their opinions into account in the final decisions. In mid-January, 2014, five honorable mentions and three finalists will be announced (note: honorable mentions cannot be finalists), and soon after an Overall Winner will be chosen by our judging panel from the three finalist scripts. The New Wave/ APA Prize Winner will also be announced in mid-January, 2014.
HOW TO ENTER:
Early Entry deadline is: July 28th, 2013. Late Entry deadline is: September 1st, 2013. And the Really Late Deadline is: October 27th, 2013. Please make payment for each entry using the appropriate paypal link below and then send the script pdf (with ONLY the script’s title on the title page - as scripts will be read blind with no identifying information), logline, & your contact information and paypal transaction i.d. # in the body of your e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
**TRACKINGB, NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT, APA, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL JUDGE SUBMITTED ENTRIES IN ANY MANNER THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE AND FIT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WRITERS RECEIVE ANY KIND OF FEEDBACK ON THEIR SCRIPTS OR ANY FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE JUDGING PROCESS.**
**TRACKINGB, NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT, APA, & INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES MAY ALSO ENDEAVOR, WITH THE CONSENT OF AN ENTRANT, TO REPRESENT, AND/OR PRODUCE, PACKAGE, OPTION/PURCHASE SCRIPTS DISCOVERED THROUGH THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ACCEPTABLE AND AGREEABLE TO YOU.**
Early Entry ($75)
Early Entry With New Wave/APA Prize ($100)
Late Entry ($85)
Late Entry With New Wave/APA Prize ($110)
Really Late Entry ($100)
Really Late Entry With New Wave/APA Prize ($125)
TRACKINGB.COM – GET THE INSIDE TRACK… FOR YOUR SCRIPT TODAY!