Announcing the 2018 ScreenCraft Public Domain Contest Finalists

By October 4, 2018Blog, Contests, Featured, Public Domain

We’re excited to feature the ten scripts listed below that comprise the finalists of the 2018 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest. This competition highlights Hollywood’s longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

Our jury’s credits this year include Frost/Nixon, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Machine Gun Preacher, Dredd, and The Brother’s Grimm.

This year’s contest is officially sponsored by the HartChart story-mapping software, created by ScreenCraft judge and acclaimed screenwriter James V. Hart.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcement of the grand prize winners here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! Without further ado, here are the finalists:

A Better Place Katterina Powers
Anne Bonny Allison Quiller
Formerly Fat Housewife Hilary Gish & Carolyn Getches
Lost Kids Molly Gerth
Sedger Mor Catherine Wright
The First Detective James Spector
The Lost Wendy Dominique Hinman
The Silver Screen J.J. Bitters
Yellow Zara Meerza
Zenda Paul Mendelson & Paul Alexander

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