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Project Greenlight Screenplay Contest

Deadline Entry Fee
July 14, 2004 $30
Award: Guaranteed production of project by LivePlanet and Miramax Films.
To reward the best with the best.
Other Awards/Prizes: 
Notification Date:  TBA

Eligibility: US Residents over 18.
Rules and Guidelines: 
  • The screenplay must be written in the English language; 
  • The screenplay must be written in so-called "industry standard" screenplay format and be no less than eighty (80) pages and no more than one hundred forty (140) pages in length; 
  • The screenplay must be the submitting Screenplay Contestant's original, previously unpublished, work and must be previously unproduced as a film, movie of the week, mini-series, or otherwise produced for home video, television, paid stage production or similar medium (please note that a screenplay which is an adaptation from source material or is based on other works will not be accepted as a valid submission and will be subject to disqualification from the contest); 
  • The screenplay must be registered with, or, on the date the screenplay is submitted to the Contest, in the process of being registered with, both the United States Copyright Office (see ) and the Writer's Guild of America (see  (each Screenplay Contestant will be required to provide Promoter with documentary proof of such registrations promptly upon Promoter's request); 
  • The screenplay must be written for a live action feature film (e.g., animated feature film screenplays will not be eligible) with a budget of approximately One Million Dollars ($1,000,000); 
  • The screenplay must not contain the name(s) of or other identifying information relating to the submitting Contestant or any Writing Team member, as applicable (in other words, Contestants must take their names off the screenplay to insure that they remain anonymous to reviewers); 
  • The screenplay must be submitted only in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and only through the Site in the manner described on the Site (do not send hard copies via mail, fax, or any other means-they will not be accepted, and there will be NO EXCEPTIONS!). Adobe Acrobat screenplay files must end with the standard Adobe Acrobat file extension, ".pdf," be viewable with Adobe Viewer 5.0 and higher, and must not exceed a file size of 2.0MB; 
  • A non-refundable Submission Fee in the amount of $TBD must accompany each Screenplay Submission that is entered into the Contest. Screenplay Contestants must pay the Submission Fee by major credit card; 
  • The Screenplay PDF file MUST NOT require a password to open/view. By their nature password protected files are protected and cannot be opened by those attempting to review and are consequently rendered unreviewable. Such files will be removed from the competition; 

See website for complete rules. 

Web Address: 
Contact & E-mail: Katie Baldwin
Contact Title: Coordinator
Organization: Project Greenlight
No address required. Submission via E-mail only!
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