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Cowrite: the community-sourced screenplay

Deadline Entry Fee
01/21/2009 $14
Award:  up to $11,000 + share of any script sale.
Other Awards/Prizes: Pitch meeting with Benderspink, software from Final Draft and Jungle Software, 1 year subscription to Script Magazine, Vouchers to LA Film Festival
To create a high-quality community-sourced screenplay and then try to sell it. Every other week the best ten-page script entry selected by the Cowrite judges will be added to the developing story until the script is finished and ready to be sold.

In association with respected management/production company Benderspink (A History of Violence, Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect) Cowrite is launching a truly innovative screenwriting competition open to aspiring writers and movie lovers everywhere. The contest will provide a unique opportunity to those who have always thought they could write a screenplay to play an essential role in a potential Hollywood blockbuster.
Notification Date:  January 26, 2009 and every other week.

Eligibility: Contest is open to all.
Rules: Official Contest Rules and Conditions of Cowrite Screenwriting Contest.


Submissions which do not comply with these rules will not be considered.

Please read this document carefully and follow these directions prior to submitting your entries. If submitting with a writing partner, the reference to pronouns within this document shall apply to each party jointly and severally.

Submission fees:

  • $10 per submission ($14 per extended deadline submission)
  • $40 for five submissions (includes extended deadline submissions)
  • $75 for eleven submissions (includes extended deadline submissions)
  • Each submission must be submitted electronically by the respective deadline date and include the following: (1) a submission of between 8-12 standard script pages (any script shorter or longer will not be considered) written in English,; (2) a submission form completely filled out (or accepted log-in), which indicates acceptance of terms and conditions; (3) submission fee.
Web Address: 
Contact & E-mail: Todd Soffian
Contact Title: President and Executive Producer
Organization: Cowrite
5 E. 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
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