We will be accepting entries for our 2014 screenplay contest beginning in December!
Now celebrating our 10th Anniversary Year, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition was established in the fall of 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development executives.
Our goal: to discover the most exciting new screenplays by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world.
And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE screenwriting contest has now become one of the most important sources for new writing talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.
It’s a Catch 22… While producers and agents continually complain that they can’t find good material, talented writers who live outside Los Angeles and have no “connections” within the movie industry find it virtually impossible to penetrate the barriers of the Hollywood system.
The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest was designed to bridge that gap – giving new screenwriters the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of industry professionals, while also serving as a much-needed resource for Hollywood producers, agents, and studio execs who are searching for quality material.
Among our latest Success Stories:
- A few days after the 2012 Awards were announced, 2012 Gold Prize winner Graham Norris was signed by PAGE Judge Joe Riley of Eyes on the Road Management. Graham has since been signed by UTA, and he is now developing a new series with a top network showrunner.
- After her PAGE win, 2011 Grand Prize winner Pat White was signed by Brandy Rivers at The Gersh Agency, and she is now developing the book version of her award-winning feature ESCAPE.
- 2011 Silver Prize winner Joe Webb was also signed by The Gersh Agency, and his PAGE Award-winning TV Drama Pilot ICON has been optioned by Sony, with John Amiel attached to direct and Deb Spera and Maria Grasso attached to executive produce.
- 2011 Bronze Prize winner Christian Ryden was signed by PAGE Judge Josh Goldenberg at Kaplan/Perrone, and his Award-winning thriller THE TENTH COMMANDMENT was picked up by Atlas Entertainment and producer Rick Suckle.
- The 2010 Gold Prize-winning feature MAGGIE, by John Scott III, is being produced by Inferno Entertainment, starring Paddy Considine and Cloe Moretz. Shortly after his PAGE win, John was signed by CAA, and he has since been hired to adapt Isaac Asimov’s THE CAVES OF STEEL for Twentieth Century Fox, Ted Williams’ OTHERLAND for Warner Bros., and Francesco Calabrese’s LOVELY MONSTER for Lionsgate.
- Steve Allrich’s 2010 Bronze Prize-winning thriller BAD KARMA was filmed on location in Australia, starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell, and his new feature THE TIMBER was filmed in Romania, produced by ANA Media and starring James Ransone. Steve is represented by PAGE Judge Eric Williams.
- PAPER TRAIL, by 2010 Gold Prize winners Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum has just been picked up by Sidney Kimmel, and Louis and Joe’s spec MINDPLAY recently sold to Echo Lake. Louis and Joe are repped by Zero Gravity Management.
- Trigger Street Productions and American Original Pictures are now on board to produce Alex Hollister’s 2009 Silver Prize-winning action script SHOTGUN CINDERELLA. Alex also recently landed an assignment to adapt a DC/Vertigo graphic novel for the screen. Alex is repped by PAGE Judge Jeff Belkin.
- Following his PAGE win, 2008 Gold Prize winner Simeon Goulden was signed by the Curtis Brown Agency in London, and he has since been working steadily writing for television. Simeon is the creator/writer of the hit sitcom SPY, which is now in its second season on SKY 1 HD in the U.K.
- 2008 Gold Prize winner Bill Dubuque has been working non-stop. His spec THE ACCOUNTANT is being produced by Silverwood Films; he did a book adaptation of THE BROTHERHOODS for Warner Bros.; he wrote THE JUDGE for Robert Downey, Jr.; and he is now working on a two picture blind deal for Team Downey and Warner Bros. Bill is represented by Zero Gravity and Paradigm.
- 2007 Gold Prize winner Marc Conklin was commissioned to write the new feature MEMORIAL DAY, which was filmed on location in Minnesota, starring James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett. The movie is being distributed by Image Entertainment.
- The 2007 Bronze Prize-winning drama DONOVAN’S ECHO, by Jim Cliffe and Melodie Krieger, was filmed on location in Vancouver, starring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood. The movie is being distributed by Union Pictures.
- 2006 Silver Prize winner Sang Kyu Kim has been working steadily ever since his PAGE win: first as a staff writer on the Starz TV series CRASH, then as a story editor on the TNT series HAWTHORNE, and currently as a producer on the hit AMC series THE WALKING DEAD.
- 2005 Silver Prize winner Janet Lin was hired as a staff writer on the FOX TV series BONES shortly after her PAGE win, and she has now become a producer on the show. Janet is repped by The Gersh Agency.
- 2005 Bronze Prize winner Rob Frisbee was recently hired to write a remake of the classic Japanese film YOUTH OF THE BEAST for Lion Rock Productions and director John Woo. Rob is represented by Brian Spink at Realm Management.
- 2005 Silver Prize winner Adam Balsam wrote the new animated feature adaptation of the Roger S. Baum novel DOROTHY OF OZ. The movie is slated for release in 2013, voiced by an all-star cast that includes Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart.
Would you like to get your script into the hands of industry professionals who can help advance your career? Find out more about our 2013 screenwriting contest!
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