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6th Annual Screenplay Contest
American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Deadline Entry Fee

August 03, 2008 (early)
September 08, 2008 (final)

$35 (by 08/03/2008) 
$50 (by 09/08/2008)
Award: $5000 Grand Prize.
Other Awards/Prizes: 

American Zoetrope 7th Annual Screenplay Contest

The winner's and finalists' scripts will be considered for film option and development by American Zoetrope, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Entertainment, Paramount Classics, Icon Pictures, Working Title, Antidote Films, Bull's Eye Entertainment, C/W Productions, Exile Entertainment, Film Colony, First Look, Fortis Film, Frelaine, Greenestreet Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment, Matinee Pictures, Michael London Productions, Number 9 Films, Phoenix Pictures, Pretty Pictures, The Schiff Company, This Is That, Roserock Films, and Ziskin Productions

Those writers will be considered for representation by ICM, UTA, Paradigm, William Morris Independent, The Gersh Agency, CAA, and The Firm.

The purpose of this contest is to give new screenwriters industry exposure. In its first thirty years, American Zoetrope has produced some of the most important films in American cinema--films that have been recognized with sixteen Academy Awards and seventy-two nominations. At the core of this success is a steadfast dedication to storytelling. In the words of founding director Francis Ford Coppola, who won his first Oscar for the screenplay of Patton, "the story is the foundation upon which all else is built."
Notification Date: February 2009.

Eligibility: 18 years or older. No earnings greater than $5,000. See website for details.
Rules: Please visit the Zoetrope website for the Official Rules.
Web Address:
Contact & E-mail: Krista Halverson
Contact Title: Contest Coordinator
Organization: American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States
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