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Contest Begins: 04/06/2016 Ends: 07/21/2016
The top three screenplay competition winners will be included in a table read of their first act in front of a live audience with critique and notes by an acclaimed Hollywood writer with the assistance of established actors at the 2016 Newark International Film Festival.
The top three screenwriters will also receive a 15 minute pitch opportunity with a major Hollywood studio executive.
The third place winner will receive $500 cash prize.
The second place winner will receive $1,000 cash prize.
The first place grand prize winner will receive $2,000 cash prize and will receive the award for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Newark International Film Festival awards show, which will be taped and televised.
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