Script Development Fund | 2023

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Script Development Fund | 2023

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:53 am

THE NEW SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT FUND IS NOW OPEN!

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Every writer, at some point, struggles to finish their script, whether that's due to writer’s block, plotting issues, or just finding the time to sit down and write.

That’s why we created our Script Development Fund, to help you find the time to finish your screenplay with dedicated support from our expert team.

Our Cash Grants will allow you to go on a writer’s retreat, take time off work, or use the money any way you see fit in order to meet your writing goals.

Plus, our Head of Education, Lee Hamilton, will be there to champion your work every step of the way. [i]“I know the pitfalls of writing a screenplay. I’ve been there! I also happen to know a great deal about looking at a screenplay from the reader’s perspective, which is why I’m excited to help two upcoming writers overcome the same hurdles, share my industry knowledge, and be part of a 12-month journey that will ultimately help them to develop their core ideas into the final drafts that will showcase their talent to the world” [/i]-Lee Hamilton.

We are accepting submissions in the form of short treatments or the first 10 pages of a Feature, TV Pilot, or Short script that you are currently working on.

Projects must be personal/specs, and not projects you have been commissioned or paid to write by a production company or producer.

Treatments and scripts must be written in English.

Shore Scripts will not seek to obtain any rights over your script at any time.

PRIZE PACKAGES

$2,000 cash for the Grand Prize Winner

$1000 cash for the 2nd Place Winner

Plus, both Winners will receive one year of free script consultation with our Head of Education, Lee Hamilton; including three rounds of free coverage, meetings, and one-to-one email correspondence.


And, they will have the opportunity to have their screenwriting questions answered by representatives from the following organizations: McKee Seminars, ISA, Save The Cat, Women in Film & TV, InkTip, Pride Reads, and The British Blacklist.

The Top 5 Finalists will win 6 months of free access to Stage 32's Writers' Room.

Michael Wiese Books is proud to support the new Script Development Fund and specializes in filmmaking and creative content books. Both of this year's winners will receive a free screenwriting book of their choice.

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Re: Script Development Fund | 2023

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Oct 10, 2023 4:55 pm

DON’T MISS THE REGULAR DEADLINE ON OCTOBER 16TH!

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Do you need support to finish your screenplay? Maybe you’d like some cash to help you find the time to write? Or maybe you need someone to bounce ideas off, and help you craft a screenplay that fully tells your story?

We are accepting submissions in the form of short treatments or the first 10 pages of a Feature, TV Pilot, or Short script that you are currently working on.

The new Script Development Fund has been created to help you get to FADE OUT.

Projects must be personal/specs, and not projects you have been commissioned or paid to write by a production company or producer.

Treatments and scripts must be written in English.

Shore Scripts will not seek to obtain any rights over your script at any time.

PRIZES

$2,000 cash for the Grand Prize Winner

$1000 cash for the 2nd Place Winner


Plus, both Winners will receive one year of free script consultation with our Head of Education, Lee Hamilton; including three rounds of free coverage, meetings, and one-to-one email correspondence.

WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY, ENTER NOW - https://www.shorescripts.com/scriptdevfund/
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Re: Script Development Fund | 2023

Postby ShoreScripts » Wed Nov 08, 2023 5:46 pm

Would a writer's retreat to a tropical island help you finish your screenplay?

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We created the Script Development Fund to help writers find the time to write. That’s what it takes to write a great screenplay and that’s a commodity we are all short on.

Our Script Development Fund will give our Grand Prize Winner ($2,000) and 2nd Placed Winner ($1,000) cash prizes which they can spend in whatever way they see fit to help them find the time to write.

Plus, our two winners will also receive 12 months of script development with our Head of Education. This includes phone calls, script coverage, and emails to help you every step of the way with your story.

We are accepting submissions in the form of short treatments or the first 10 pages of a script that you are currently working on.

DON’T MISS THE FINAL DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 15TH

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Re: Script Development Fund | 2023

Postby ShoreScripts » Mon Dec 11, 2023 4:12 pm

Script Development Fund | 2023 | Top 15 Finalists

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We are honored to announce our first-ever Script Development Fund Top 15 FINALISTS!

VIEW THE LIST: https://www.shorescripts.com/2023_scriptdevfund_winners/


The Top 15 Finalist screenplays are now being reviewed by our Shore Scripts Team as we look forward to announcing our two Winners and Top 5 Finalists on December 18th.

We created our Script Development Fund, to help you find the precious time needed to not only finish your screenplay but to also provide you with the support to craft your very best story. It has been hugely inspiring to read the amazing scripts and treatments that our writers are currently working on and we want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered.

This year our cash grants will support our Winners to find the time to finish their scripts. On top of that, our Head of Education and Script Development, Lee Hamilton, will be there to support them with script development and coverage every step of the way over the next 12 months.

For full details of what happens next, check out our Script Development Fund post-contest timeline.
https://www.shorescripts.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-Script-Dev-Fund-Post-Process-Final.pdf

DON’T MISS THE WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT – DECEMBER 18TH
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Re: Script Development Fund | 2023

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Dec 19, 2023 10:09 am

We are thrilled to announce our Script Development Fund WINNERS & Top 5 FINALISTS!

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VIEW THE LIST: https://www.shorescripts.com/2023_scriptdevfund_winners/

It has been an honor to read the creative and imaginative entries for this year's Script Development Fund. The story ideas submitted were incredible in terms of the breadth and depth of concept and promise an amazing generation of new storytellers is on the cusp of entering the industry.

Our Script Development Fund doesn't end with the competition. We are humbled and thrilled to now support our two Winners as they write their screenplays in the coming year.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER | UNHIREABLE
by Tia Devlin

A recently widowed woman on the verge of turning fifty is being pushed out of the video production business by the new guard.

Tia will receive a $2,000 cash prize, plus 12 months of script development from our Head of Education and Script Development, Lee Hamilton, for her seriously funny contemporary comedy TV Pilot.

2ND PLACE WINNER | TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK
by Christy Smith-Sloman

Barrier-breaking playwright Lorraine Hansberry makes Broadway history while exploring her sexuality in bohemian 1960s Greenwich Village against a backdrop of repression, homophobia, and conventionality.

Christy will receive a $1,000 cash prize, plus 12 months of script development from our Head of Education and Script Development, Lee Hamilton, for her vibrant and witty historical feature screenplay.

This is only the beginning. For full details of what happens next, check out our Script Development Fund post-contest timeline: https://www.shorescripts.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-Script-Dev-Fund-Post-Process-Final.pdf

We will be supporting an even greater number of writers next year, by holding two seasons of the Fund in 2024. The new season opens on February 16th.

Find out more about how the Script Development Fund can help you finish your screenplay: https://www.shorescripts.com/scriptdevfund/
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