Find the Funny Comedy Screenplay Contest

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Find the Funny Comedy Screenplay Contest

Find the Funny Comedy Screenplay Contest

Deadline Entry Fee
November 15, 2006 (early) 
January 31, 2007 (final)
$40 (by 11/15/2006)
$50 (by 01/31/2007)
Award: $2,000, award, prizes, access to production companies & agents & managers, listing on website.
Other Awards/Prizes: 2nd Prize $1,000, 3rd Prize $500, awards, gifts, access to production companies & agents & managers, listing on website.
Find the Funny is the only competition dedicated to comedy. The contest is designed to discover, reward, and promote new comedy screenwriting talent. Coordinated by award-winning screenwriters, Find the Funny Comedy Screenplay Contest is a much-needed showcase for writers of one of the most profitable genres in Hollywood.
Notification Date:  Finalists notified March 15, 2007; Winners Announced April 1, 2007 at the Find the Funny Awards.
Eligibility: 18 and over, WGA registered, any form of comedy.
Rules: 
  • Find the Funny is open to all screenwriters 18 years of age and older.
  • Only feature length COMEDY screenplays will be accepted. All comedy genres and sub genres are acceptable (romantic comedy, action comedy, dark comedy, comic horror, farce, etc.).
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All scripts must be in English.
  • All scripts must be registered with the Writers Guild (www.wga.org) or with the U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov).
  • Multiple scripts may be entered, but each script must have its own entry form, entry fee, and release form.
  • Scripts by multiple authors are accepted, but all authors must sign the entry and release forms.
  • All scripts must be the original work of the author(s). Adaptations and material based in any way on other media will be disqualified.
  • Substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.
  • All scripts must be in standard U. S. script format and in 12 point Courier type on white paper. Formatting software and books are available on line at www.writersstore.com and other sites.
  • Scripts must be between 90 and 120 pages. Longer or shorter scripts will be disqualified.
  • All scripts must be bound with WHITE cardstock covers and secured with two brads. Stapled or hardbound scripts will be disqualified.
  • White cardstock front cover must have title and author only.
  • Include a separate, unbound title page with title, author, and all contact information.
  • Scripts will NOT be returned. Make sure you keep a copy.
    Scripts postmarked after the final deadline will be disqualified.
  • Screenplays must not have been previously optioned or sold. In the event an entry is optioned or sold after being received but before the contest is over, it will be disqualified.
  • Entry fee: $40.00 (USD) early deadline by November 15, 2006, or $50.00 (USD) final deadline by January 31, 2007. Make check or money order out to Find the Funny.
  • Special multiple submission discount: take $5.00 off the regular submission fee for each additional submission.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a signed release form and the appropriate entry fee.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.  
Web Address: http://www.findthefunny.com
Contact & E-mail: Bill Graham
Contact Title: Director of Business Relationships
Organization: Find the Funny
2600 W. Vanowen St.
Burbank, CA 91505
United States
Phone:
818.845.6405
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