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Monterey Screenplay Competition 2007

Deadline Entry Fee
May 19, 2007 (early)
July 31, 2007 (final -extended)
$40 (postmarked by 05/19/2007)
$50 (postmarked by 07/31/2007)
Award: $2,000 Grand Prize
Other Awards/Prizes: $1,000 Runner-Up; $1,000 On Location Award.

The Monterey Screenplay Contest is a competition designed to encourage and promote new screenwriters to Hollywood.
Notification Date:  See website

Eligibility: Visit website
  • Submissions must be full-length film or television movie scripts. No one-hour television dramas or sitcoms accepted.
    Screenplays must not have been optioned or sold at the time of submission.
  • Screenplays must be the original work of the applicant(s). If based upon the work of another's life story, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their rights to make such adaptations. Neither the competition nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant's statement of authorship or rights.
  • Applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the contest jurors.
  • A submission may involve two or more writers as applicants. Division of the award will be the sole responsibility of the winners.
  • Screenplays must be submitted in English.
    Screenplays must be between 90 pages and 120 pages in length.
  • No substitutions or corrections may be made after the script has been submitted.
  • The script should be in U.S. Motion Picture Industry standard screenplay format. (Follow standard industry guidelines for format or consult any popular screenwriting text for assistance). Pages must be numbered.
    Pages should be three-hole punched and bound by two metal fasteners. Card stock (heavier paper) covers are required.
  • Only the title of the screenplay should appear on the front card stock cover. (The authorís name should not appear anywhere on the script but only on the Application Form submitted with the script).
  • Submissions must also include a completed Application Form with Synopsis Information.
    More than one screenplay may be submitted; however, each screenplay must be accompanied by a separate Application Form with Synopsis Information and entry fee.
Web Address: http://www.filmmonterey.org 
Contact & E-mail: Jean Wells
Contact Title: Board Member
Organization: Monterey County Film Commission
801 Lighthouse Ave
Suite 104
Monterey, CA 93940
United States
Fax: 831.582.4024
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