6th Annual IndieProducer Screenwriting Contest

FilmMakers.com
Sponsors
Action/Cut Seminars
Action Cut Home Study VHS/DVD
View or Submit Literary Material
Add Your Contest to our Database
Screenwriting Contest Database
6th Annual IndieProducer 
Screenwriting Contest
IP Worldwide Screenwriting Contest
Deadline Entry Fee
August 31, 2008 $50
Award: $1,000 cash
Other Awards/Prizes: Beautiful IP award for best screenplay, 1 meeting with a executive at a major Hollywood studio, meetings with an agent, manager, attorney, FinalDraft software, Hollywood Creative Directory, your script is considered for option by Lucky Crow Films. Second Place Prize: $250 cash, IP Plaque for 2nd place screenplay, a meeting with a manager and agent, studio quality coverage on your screenplay, and FinalDraft software.

Third Place Prize: $150 cash, IP Plaque for 3rd place screenplay, FinalDraft software, Hollywood Creative Directory.
To encourage writers new to the craft of screenwriting and support screenwriters who want to take their work to the next level. 
Notification Date:   October 15, 2008, December 1, 2008

Eligibility:
  • Writer's must be 18 years of age or have a parent or guardian sign the release form.
  • Screenplays must be the original work of the author. No adaptations, unless from public domain works.
  • Applicants may not submit material that has already been optioned or sold
  • Multiple submissions ARE accepted. Please ensure that a signed entry form and correct entry fees are attached to each additional entry.
  • Co-written projects are eligible as long as both authors sign the application form , however, the winners are responsible for their own division of the contest prizes.
  • No revisions or missing pages will be accepted once the entry has been received.
  • IndieProducer REQUIRES that you register your script with the Writers Guild of America or the US Copyright Office for your own protection.
  • Does registration take the place of copyright? Registering your work with the WGAw Registry does not take the place of registering with the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office. However, both create valid legal evidence that can be used in court. Questions regarding copyright should be directed to the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 707-3000 or to an attorney specializing in that area of law. Visit http://www.loc.gov for more information.
  • If I've already registered my material with the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, do I need to register it with the Guild? Even if you have copyright through the Library of Congress, registering with the WGAw Registry creates a separate legal record for your material. In addition, you may consider registering treatments or drafts of your work-in-progress with our Registry prior to registering your final draft with the Copyright Office.
  • Members and employees of IndieProducer, Lucky Crow Films, and their immediate families are not eligible, nor are any judges and their immediate families.
  • A completed entry form, with the appropriate entry fee and an original copy of the signed release form must accompany each submission.
  • Please DO NOT include your resume, illustrations or cast lists, DO NOT submit shorts or TV scripts, DO NOT use material that is copyrighted by someone else, and DO NOT contact judges or sponsors directly.
  • Please provide a short synopsis with your screenplay and attach to the front page.
  • Any prizes not picked up by the winners after six months past the IP Gala will be forfeited.
Rules:

SCRIPT FORMAT GUIDELINES

All screenplays must be written in English

Submit one copy of the screenplay. Do not send originals. Submitted material WILL NOT be returned.

Screenplays must be feature length (90-130 pages), typed, using 12 pt. Courier font in standard speculation screenplay format, and printed on plain white paper. The pages must be numbered. Pages should be three holed punched, bound between covers and FASTENED by two or three metal brads. Pages may be two-sided.

Please submit two title pages. The first page, containing only the title of the entry should be attached directly to the screenplay. A second page containing the title, authorís name, address, and phone number must be submitted unattached to the script.

Screenplays may be sent using the above format to us via e-mail as a PDF file.



TERMS & CONDITIONS

(you will be asked to sign this on the submission form below)

I hereby grant IndieProducer, LLC (a California Limited Liability Corporation) (hereinafter "IP") and its agents and assigns, the right to read and assess the screenplay that I hereby submit to the IP screenwriting competition (the "Screenplay") and its agents and assigns, the right to read and assess the Screenplay for purposes of judging a screenplay contest, and for purposes of considering my Screenplay for possible film or television production. I acknowledge that the only obligation undertaken by IP in consideration of my submission is to accept the material for review and consideration for the contest. No further duties or obligations shall arise from or be implied by my submission.

I understand that the copy of my Screenplay submitted to IP will not be returned, and that the Screenplay may, but is not guaranteed to be, shown to third parties. I reserve the right to submit the Screenplay to any persons or organizations other than IP.

I am the sole author(s) of the Screenplay and hereby warrant and represent that (a) I am the sole and exclusive owners(s) of all rights thereto, (b) that I have full authority to submit the Screenplay to the IP screenwriting competition, (c) that the Screenplay is not currently optioned by any third party, and (d) that there are no disputes regarding ownership of the submission.

I attest that I am at least 18 years of age and hereby affirm that my submission of the Screenplay to IP is voluntary and hereby agree to pay the fifty dollar (50.00 USD) non-refundable submission fee that is enclosed with my submission.

I guarantee that to the best of my knowledge, the Screenplay does not invade or defame the rights of any person, living or dead.

I fully understand the prize specifications as detailed on the indieproducer.net Web Contest pages.

I understand the following contest procedures and agree to adhere to them accordingly: Should I become one of the winners of the IP contest, I hereby grant IP the right to use the name of the Screenplay as well as a story synopsis, in all forms of communication and publicity that IP may decide, in its sole discretion.

I fully understand the following stipulations: The IP website(s) may contain facts, views, opinions, statements, and recommendations of third party individuals and organizations. IP does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinions, statements, or any other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the IP website. I acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, statement or information shall be at my sole risk. IP makes no warranty regarding any content, services or products provided through or in connection with their website(s). IP expressly disclaims any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation: (a) any warranties as to the availability and accuracy of content or information, products or services which are a part of the IP website; and (b) warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, or merchantability or against infringement. In no event will IP, its affiliates, licensors, employees, agents or contractors be liable for any damages or losses, including without limitation indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages resulting from or caused by the IP contest, IP website, its content or any errors or omissions in its content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Any liability of IP, its affiliates, licensors, employees, agents or contractors, including without limitation any liability for damages caused or allegedly caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to alteration of, or use of records, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence, or any other cause of action shall be strictly limited to the amount paid IP by or on behalf of you in connection with the IP Screenwriting contest. Notice of termination or disqualification to IP is the only remedy afforded contestants dissatisfied with the content, or changes in policies, terms of this agreement or services fees relating to the IP contest.

I understand and acknowledge that IP considers a large number of scripts, ideas, and literary works, and accept that many narratives can contain similar story elements including, without limitation, character types and locales, and that even dissimilar stories and concepts may share one or more ideas or themes, or elements or aspects which are not new, novel or unique. Accordingly, I acknowledge that if and to the extent the material is protected by copyright law, I am not granting you the right to use the material unless you and I enter into an agreement regarding such use. I acknowledge, however, that by IP accepting and reviewing the material, IP is not agreeing to refrain from, or to compensate me for, the use of any of these elements or the material which are not protected by copyright law, including, by way of illustration, ideas, historical or factual matters or other public domain elements or aspects of the material. The foregoing shall apply whether or not IP has obtained such ideas and/or other elements from other sources.

I hereby agree to hold IP, its affiliated companies, employees, readers, agents, and third-party information providers harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, whether or not groundless, with respect to the contest or based on the Screenplay submitted to IP or on any screenplay developed out of such submissions. I also agree not to assert against IP and said related parties any claim or action based on plagiarism, infringement, confidential relationship, implied contract, idea theft or any other theory arising out of IP's review of the submitted materials or any alleged use by the related parties of the submitted materials. If, notwithstanding my release hereunder, I should bring any action against IP or its related parties and am unsuccessful in such action, I hereby agree to pay IP and/or its related parties all of their costs and expenses in defending such an action.

I attest that I have read all of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement and understand and agree to all of its provisions, and that no other promises or agreements, either written or oral, have been offered by IP or entered into between myself and IP, and that no confidential relationship is established by my submitting the material to IP.

This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, with venue in Los Angeles County.

If more than one person signs this agreement as the submitting party, all references to "I" or "me" contained herein shall apply to all persons signing, jointly and severally.

Web Address: http://www.indieproducer.net 
Contact & E-mail:

Kerry David

Contact Title: IndieProducer.net Team
Organization: Indieproducer.net
4335 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 355
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
United States
Fax: 818.783.7594
Contest News - Press Releases
top of page

| Home Page | Contests | Indies | Features | News | Resource Links | Advertise With Us |

Important disclaimer

Copyright © 1999-2011 by FilmMakers.com.  All rights reserved.
 FilmMakers.com is a division of Media Pro Tech Inc.