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Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series
Registration ended: 10/31/2015
Contest Begins: 12/28/2014   Ends: 10/31/2015
FEE: $30/$25 Registration Expired

Welcome to the Marquee Lights Competition! We discover new screenwriters and filmmakers, offering a $500 cash award to the top screenplay.

 

We invite you to enter the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition!

 

Cash Prizes

 

BEST SCREENPLAY: $500 Cash
One winner will be selected from the combined finalists in all categories.

 

Categories

 

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS (80-130 pages)
Live-action and animated feature screenplays of all genres.

 

ORIGINAL TELEVISION PILOTS (25-65 pages)
Pilot episodes for original television series.

 

TELEVISION SPECS (25-65 pages) - New Category!
Spec episodes for an existing television series.

*** NOTE: Please submit Television Specs via TV Pilot category. They will be separated after submission for judging purposes.

 

SHORT SCREENPLAYS / WEB SERIES SCRIPTS (under 20 pages)
Live-action and animated short screenplays of all genres.

 

SHORT FILMS / WEB SERIES (under 20 minutes) - New Category!
Live-action and animated short films of all genres.

 

Announcement Dates

 

The list of screenplays advancing to the next round of judging will be announced on the following dates:

 

Quarter-Finalists: November 21, 2015
Semi-Finalists: December 5, 2015
Finalists: December 19, 2015
Winners: December 30, 2015

Announcements

Feature - Finalists - 12/20/2015
Feature - Quarter-Finalists - 11/21/2015
Feature - Semi-Finalists - 12/13/2015
Feature - Winners - 12/30/2015

TV Pilot - Finalists - 12/20/2015
TV Pilot - Quarter-Finalists - 11/21/2015
TV Pilot - Semi-Finalists - 12/13/2015
TV Pilot - Winners - 12/30/2015

Short - Finalists - 12/20/2015
Short - Quarter-Finalists - 11/21/2015
Short - Semi-Finalists - 12/13/2015
Short - Winners - 12/30/2015

Web Series - Finalists - 12/20/2015
Web Series - Quarter-Finalists - 11/21/2015
Web Series - Semi-Finalists - 12/13/2015
Web Series - Winners - 12/30/2015

Categories/Genres

Feature [80-130 pages]
- All Genres

TV Pilot [25-65 pages]
- All Genres

Short [1-20 pages]
- All Genres

Web Series [1-20 pages]
- All Genres

Languages: English
Tags: Cash, Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series, USA, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, Feedback for an add’l fee, We accept Student writers, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Adaptation