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Registration ended: 02/13/2015
Contest Begins: 01/12/2015   Ends: 02/13/2015
FEE: $45/$40 Registration Expired

Big Vision Empty Wallet wants to help you move your writing career forward NOW!  Two writers will receive a free trip to Costa Rica (March 26-29, 2015), develop relationships with amazing mentors, and create an actionable career plan for this year and beyond at BVEW’s 2015 Screenwriters Career Lab.


On March 2nd, we’ll announce the two screenwriters selected for the lab. The winners will receive:

  • Writers retreat in Costa Rica (complimentary housing and round trip airfare)
  • A private table read for special guests in NYC this Spring.
  • A meeting with each of the lab mentors, listed below.
  • All of BVEW’s educational programs for one year, worth several thousand dollars.

Mentors include:


Anna Gerb is a film producer best known for JC Chandor’s MARGIN CALL, ALL IS LOST & A MOST VIOLENT YEAR.


Marcus Dunstan is a screenwriter and director who wrote the screenplay for the film FEAST, which was the winner of Season Three of Project Greenlight, and is best known for writing SAW IV and THE COLLECTOR.


Melissa Breaux is an LA-based talent manager at Washington Square Films, who represents directors, writers, and actors.


James Belfer is an independent content producer and curator. He’s the Founder and CEO of Dogfish and an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


Steven C. Beer is a partner at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo and concentrates his practice on film, television, and music matters.


We’re looking for well-crafted scripts that are truly original and compelling.  And we love people who break the rules.  More that anything else, we’re looking for submissions that reflect the unique, creative badasses who comprise our collective.


Submissions will be accepted through February 13th, 2015.

All ISA registrants will receive a FREE 1 year membership with with Big Vision Empty Wallet - valued at $160!


The two winning writers will be announced on March 2nd, 2015


Feature - Winners Announced - 03/02/2015


Feature [60-120 pages]
- All Genres

Languages: English
Tags: Trip / Travel, Workshops, Other, Feature, USA, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, We accept Student writers, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Network / Industry Connections, Adaptation