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Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest Semifinalists

by ScreenCraft on June 26, 2019

Listed below are the semifinalists for the screenplay and concept categories of the 2019 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest, selected from nearly 1,000 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far, and thanks to everyone who submitted. The jury this year includes a producer from Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillip's Joint Effort, executives from Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, and a literary coordinator from Artists First Management.

The winner of the concept category will receive an exclusive developmental mentoring prize package with Joseph Garner of Joint Effort.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the finalists and grand prize winner here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks!

And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the semifinalists

Screenplay Category:

432 Park Avenue Tal Almog
A Bloody Affair Scott Jeschke
A Carol Rebekah Hughes
Alexa Pops Up Rylan Rafferty
Altar Ego Alexandra Keister
Ambush in Courtroom D Michael de Silva
At the Hip Rakel Joyce & Ryan Geffert
Balkan-ish Ani Jarrett
Breaking the Law Heather MacArthur & Kerry Anderson
Bun in the Coven Sara Lohman
Charlie Goes to Peru Eljohn Macaranas
Chassie Loves Satan K.K. Wootton & Ben Fasching-Gray
Cold Feat Trent Tackbary
Cooking4Luv Tony Bracy
Covfefe David Gero, Tahir Jon
Derby Queen Wendy Moulton Tate
Eleven Thirty-Five Motown Maurice
Fag Hags Simon Corfield & Kim Taylor
Fake It 'til Ya Make It Alexander Carver
Family of Sons Andrew Templeton
Felix's Bar Mitzvah Sammy Sultan
Finding Cumberbatch Ivan Tsang
Fitter Families Caitlin Scherer
FUJH Margaret Colligan
Funeral of a Lifetime Sarah Newton
Glorious Mack Vern Lien
Graduate Assassin Barry Ambrose & Armand Kachigian
Grand Thef Rental Beatrice Lovett
Grave Heather Ellingwood
Heroman Timucin Leflef
Holy Fool Kenneth Butler
Homesick Michelle Harper
Honour Richard Sloggett
Hugh Jackman Stole My Husband Maisie Culver
Industrial Musical Carolyn Cameron
Italy in August Andrew Stone
Jason and the Silent Knight Eric Sandefur
Juicy Hotdogs Aaron Kozak
Just Shoot The Fucking Deer Robert Lowe
Kernel Panic Eric Wong
Love Sick Sherrill Schmidt
Love's Faire Game Robert Tolz
Manapult John Taylor
Max's Journey Jerome Dean
Minor Irritations Sam Peter Jackson
Mother of the Bride Tyler Kempf & Lauren McCarthy
Murph Leanna Adams
Nomads Brent Hartinger
None That I Know Of Patricia Jones
Now I'm Dating Chicks Stacy Keane
Nutcrackers Chrissy Lessey
Old People Michael Richey
Old Scratch Tyler Moore
One Summer Night at the Royal Athenian Margaret MacDonald
Perfect copy Chris Webb
Possessive Ervin Anderson
Postpartum Brie Mitchell
Princess Royale Karel Ebergen & Jonathan Rechter
Proudly Made in Buffalo Erick Pausz
Raw Data Gareth Wronski
Remakers of the Lost Ark Jonathan Meltzer
Rodeo Clown School Stan Williamson
Ron Runs For Mayor Roy Rhodes
Roomies Gareth Wronski
Sadie Slay Rosario Pellerito
Saigon Special Kyle Little
Saving America Michael Lederer
Shakespeare & Marlowe Chris ONeill
She's Got Cojones esther geller
Singletown Alex Klein
Soy Off Odin Ozdil
Starting Over Curt McCray
Stone Cold Crazy Mother Tucker Katterina Powers
Str8 to the Altar Devin Lotfi
Suicide at Area 51 Jac Roberts
The Bad Driver Russell Smith
The Bayside Boyz Zachary Swickey
The Bijou Chronicles Demetra Pittman
The Chemistry of Joy Monique Patterson
The Curse Of The Cum Rag Matt Clemons
The Feminine Side Stephen Woodworth
The Franchise James Grayford
The Further Adventures of Jimmy Lynch Robert Rossetti
The G.O.A.T. Sid Patwa
The Good News Desk Judith Coppinger & Megan Day
The Reality of Dirk Fathom James Sweeney
The RomCom Rafael Diez
The Sherwood Forest Christian Wolf
The Steven of Planet Earth David Sajadi
The Wedding Toaster Elisabeth Tyler
This Is the Year Jerome Velinsky
Till Debt Do Us Part Mirana Comstock & Elizabeth Joyce
Tinderella Jane Henning
Together Again Owain Paciuszko
Toy Box Steve Holinsworth
Turf Wars Kelsey Ross
Turnover Matthew Borlik
Two Legs for Bubba Jeremy Filiatrault
UFO Phil Eric Huffman
Unvali-Dated Joe Borg
Upbeat Jessica Keaveney & Pam Przybylski
Victoria's Dirty Secret Heather MacArthur & Kerry Anderson
Wanna Be Spies Terence Murphy
We Love Celebrities Tom Slevin
When the Joke Tells You Peter Gazdag
White Lie Wedding Whitney Powell
Yes, And... Christine Sneed
Yule Logs & Snow Balls Don Ammon

Concept Category:

Do As I Say Jenny Chang
Don't Let Me Down Nick Boocock
How To Be Paki Vedesh Nath
JavaGinas Denisha Read
King of the Spiders Matthew White
Mourning After Pitch Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich
Pox: A Dirty Love Story J.J. Bitters
Super Villain Troy Graham
They Knew too Much Eric Seale
Three Unwishes Troy Graham
Wedding Day Allison Hogge
Win Streak Chaco Daniel

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