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Feature, TV Pilot
Regular Registration ends: 06/26/2017
Contest Begins: 02/22/2017   Ends: 07/14/2017
FEE: $50 Enter Contest

Grand Prize Winners

2 Grand Prize Award Winners
  • One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
  • These two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for a series of meetings with industry professionals
  • $15,000 cash for Feature Winner, $2500 cash for TV Winner
  • Apple iPad loaded with Final Draft Writer
  • Roundtrip flight to Los Angeles plus hotel accommodations 
  • Breakfast with screenwriter/producer Pen Densham (Riding the Alligator, Moll Flanders, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, producer of Backdraft)
  • Lunch with Big Break judges and other industry professionals
  • Dinner with working screenwriters and producers
  • 60-90 Minute Career/Meeting Prep Session from screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup
  • Copy of Save The Cat! Story Structure Software
  • Admission to the August 2017 Script Pipeline Secret Door Pitchfest
  • Admission to any one of John Truby's Anatomy of Story Master Class in 2016
  • Admission to one Robert McKee Story Seminar in 2017 in London, New York or Los Angeles
  • Extended Screenplay Coverage
  • An Email Query Blast to market your screenplay and capitalize on being a Big Break Winner — from Melody Jackson, Founder of Smart Girls Productions
  • Query Letter or One-Sheet analysis and a personalized, signed copy of The Screenwriter's Bible by Dave Trottier
  • Script consultation with a Script Pipeline’s Director of Development for potential industry circulation
Additional Prizes for TV Grand Prize Winner:
  • 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple screenwriting book and The Show Starter reality pitching book
  • Script Consultation from Jen Grisanti Consultancy including written/verbal notes and meeting to review the notes and your logline
  • One-hour career consultation with Carole Kirschner of Park on the Lot to create a step by step, personalized game plan for leveraging the contest win

11 Finalists

11 Feature & TV Awards
  • 11 Feature and TV Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes!
  • 7 Feature Winners in each of the following genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy/Rom-Com, Drama, Family/Animated, Period/Historical/War, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Thriller/Horror
  • Four TV Winners in the following formats: Half-Hour Spec, Half-Hour Pilot, Hour-Long Spec, and Hour-Long Pilot
  • $1,000 cash
  • Final Draft/NYFA Fellowship in Writing for Film and Television
  • Final Draft version 9
  • InkTip Script Listing : A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you
  • InkTip Magazine: Publish your logline in InkTip’s magazine sent to 4000+ producers and reps
  • Writer brand assessment from Lee Jessup
  • Truby’s Blockbuster Genres: How The Top 11 Genres Really Work Audio Course
  • Five-year Writers Database Membership courtesy of Script Pipeline - Winners reviewed by Script Pipeline Director of Development for assistance with industry circulation
  • StoryO from Jungle Software
  • Pitch Your Screenplay Like a Pro Ebook and Bonus Videos on marketing your screenplay plus guidebook "How To Capitalize on Your Big Break Win" by Melody Jackson, Founder of Smart Girls Productions
  • One-year International Screenwriters Association CONNECT membership
  • Free Big Break Contest entry for 2017
  • Script coverage from Big Break readers
  • The 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System ebook and Show Starter Scheduling & Budgeting Plus software 
  • Copy of Save The Cat! Strikes Back by screenwriter Blake Snyder

  • TV Format Winners also receive:
  • The Show Starter Reality TV Made Simple System ebook
  • Show Starter Scheduling & Budgeting Plus software
  • Level 1 10-Week TV Spec & Pilot Teleseminar from Jen Grisanti Consultancy


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