Script Competition

Hollywood’s #1 playwriting competition. Accepting stage play scripts with adaptation potential for film or television.



Drawing on a long history of playwrights transitioning to screenwriting, this competition seeks to celebrate excellent plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential. Featuring a jury of Hollywood professionals and award-winning playwrights, ScreenCraft’s Stage Play Competition is a great opportunity to have your work considered by influential writers and industry professionals.


Get in front of theater professionals and award-winning playwrights:



Jump-start your writing career

Grand Prize Winner

The grand prize winner will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary managers who are looking for talented emerging writers.

Both the winner and runner-up will have their material circulated to ScreenCraft’s network of over 60 literary managers, agents, producers, creative executives, and other industry professionals. ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with representation, and staffed in writing rooms.

Personal Introduction to top literary managers
Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
$1,000 Cash
Complimentary Badge for the 2021 ScreenCraft Summit + Travel Stipend
In partnership with IAMA Theater Company, a week long workshop and production of the winning play in Los Angeles in May of 2021

The winning play will receive a workshop and performance in partnership with IAMA Theatre. IAMA Theatre Company: Now in its 13th season, IAMA is an ovation award winning Los Angeles-based ensemble of artists committed to invigorating live performance for a streaming generation.

Through cutting-edge, cool, and hyper-modern stories, IAMA is invested in the immediacy of production and strives to bring audiences out of their personal space and into a shared experience. In addition to the world premieres of all 7 of Leslye Headland’s “The Seven Deadly Plays,” IAMA has produced over 15 premiere plays, garnering multiple awards and nominations, including; FOUND: A New Musical, Shiner, A Dog’s House, Do Like The Kids Do, Mama Metal, Canyon, The Recommendation, Sixty Miles To Silverlake, Redline, Sinner’s Laundry, Species Native to California, American Hero, Unbound, and A Kid Like Jake.

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Winning a ScreenCraft competition can launch your career.

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