Introducing Inaugural Drama Screenplay Competition!

by ScreenCraft on July 2, 2017

ScreenCraft's first Drama Screenplay Competition is open for feature screenplay submissions! After many requests from screenwriters around the world, and after much consideration, we finally assembled a drama contest jury worthy of discovering excellent dramatic feature film screenwriting.

In ScreenCraft's five years of existence, we've found lots of success for screenwriters seeking to gain exposure for their projects through commercially-viable genre-specific screenplay competitions. We have 6 annual contests, with prize packages and juries tailored to each genre: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Thriller, Family-Friendly - and because many writers requested a contest tailored for period dramas, romantic dramas, historic epics and others, now we announce our sixth (and last) genre-specific feature film screenplay contest: Drama.

Successful feature film dramas drive deep into the heart of what it means to be human, expressing universal themes with nuanced complexity. Our judges are looking for great dramatic stories with original voices and honest emotion. This competition celebrates great film writing. Whether you’re writing a sweeping period drama or a contained relationship movie, we want to read your script! All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader (highly recommended).


Grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash and personal introductions to some of the industry's top agents, managers, producers and film development executives. All top 3 finalists will receive complimentary screenwriting software, thanks to our official sponsor Final Draft.

The 2017 jury includes: 

Jordan Moldo, The Weinstein Company

Development Executive at The Weinstein Company which has produced such celebrated dramas as Academy Award-winner THE KING’S SPEECH, FRUITVALE STATION, Lee Daniel’s THE BUTLER, WIND RIVER, SNOWPIERCER, THE IRON LADY, LAWLESS, Academy Award-winner THE ARTIST, PULP FICTION, GANGS OF NEW YORK and many, many more.

Jewerl Ross, Manager

Manager / Producer with clients including Academy Award-winning writer-director Barry Jenkins, the filmmaker behind Best Picture MOONLIGHT, and Matthew Aldrich who is currently writing OPENING BELLE for Warner Bros. and Reese Witherspoon. Aldrich also wrote COCO for PixarAnimation Studios and director Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) which is slated for a 2017 release.

Andrea Dimity, Manager

Literary Manager / Producer with clients including Pete Barry who recently sold his spec script MARIAN to Amy Pascal/Sony with Margot Robbie attached. She is currently producing BURN RUN written by Mitch Lafortune that is set up at Thunder Road Pictures. She likes to spend time helping writers with their scripts and careers and she reads finalists for such screenwriting competitions as Austin, UCLA, and Page.

George Heller, Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Literary Manager at Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the company behind such renowned Hollywood talent as Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, Charlie Hunnam, Vin Diesel, Eva Longoria, Timothy Olyphant and many more. Manager George Heller and his assistant Kelsi Fleming are looking for unique voices in dramatic screenwriting.

Michael O’Sullivan, Broad Green Pictures

Director of Development at Broad Green Pictures, the financier and production company behind such award-winning and acclaimed dramatic films as 99 HOMES, SONG TO SONG, THE NEON DEMON and KNIGHT OF CUPS.

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