Helping You Become a More Successful Screenwriter…


One of our main goals here at the PAGE Awards is to help educate you about the art and craft of screenwriting, to inform you about current trends in the industry and how Hollywood works, and to show you how you can become a better, more successful screenwriter.

With all that in mind, we’ve created a very special set of services and publications just for you!

First and foremost is our groundbreaking ebook “The Insiders’ Guide to Screenwriting,” written by ten of our top Judges. This comprehensive guidebook is one of the very best investments you’ll ever make in your screenwriting career. You can read more about it here.

In  addition, we’d love to send you a free subscription to our exclusive bi-monthly publication “LOGLINE: The Screenwriter’s eZine.” Each and every issue is jam-packed with exciting new ideas, valuable information and professional advice, all designed to help you write and sell your screenplay. Just sign up in the box on the bottom of this page, and you’ll begin receiving your complimentary subscription with the very next issue.

Plus, when you subscribe to our eZine, you’ll also receive two of our great eGuides completely free of charge: “How to Craft a Compelling Logline” and “Secrets of the 2-Minute Pitch”. These terrific publications will give you the critical information you need to market and sell your scripts.

It’s our gift to you!


Before You Submit Your Script,
Find Out How the Industry Professionals Will Respond…


In order to succeed in this business, you have to understand how industry execs think. So we invite you to take advantage of our terrific Script Services and learn straight from the pros how to develop and market your script!

ABOUT OUR JUDGES


The Judges who evaluate scripts for the PAGE Awards all have years of experience as professional script readers, story analysts, producers and development executives. Their combined credits include most of the major studios, agencies, production companies and management firms here in Hollywood, including places like Universal Studios, Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, CBS, NBC, WME, and CAA.

These are the industry gatekeepers. In their jobs at their various studios, agencies, and production companies, they have the power to either send your script straight up the ladder or send it straight to the recycling bin.

And now, they’ve agreed to go to work for you!

ABOUT OUR SERVICES


You can read more about the various development and marketing services we offer below.

We’ve kept the cost of these services as low as possible, so now, for much less than the prices most screenwriting “gurus” charge, you can receive expert notes, insights, and feedback on your script from working industry professionals. Our goal is to provide you with thoughtful, constructive input that will truly help advance your career!


This is the same great Feedback we offer our contestants each year. Your Judge will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your script, explain how he or she would score your script if you submitted it to the contest, tell you whether your screenplay would receive a Recommend, Consider or Pass if you submitted it to his or her studio, agency or production company, and offer suggestions and ideas designed to help you further develop and refine your script. (5-6 pages)
A comprehensive assessment of your screenplay.  Your Judge will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your script, provide you with detailed examples and page notes, and offer suggestions and ideas designed to help you further develop your material. (8-10 pages)
Notes on your treatment, outline, or story idea. (This is not for completed screenplays.) Your Judge will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your treatment or outline, offer suggestions on how best to develop your concept, and evaluate the marketing potential of your story idea. Concept Evaluations are designed to help you discover any potential pitfalls and resolve problems before you sit down to write your screenplay. (2-3 pages)
One of our industry pros will read your screenplay, then create three optional loglines and write a detailed synopsis of your script. This is comparable to the synopsis you would receive in standard coverage from agencies and production companies. You may need a synopsis for certain marketing purposes – for example, to promote your script online or for a proposal to raise funds for your film.
One of our industry experts will read your screenplay, evaluate it from a marketing perspective, and create three optional loglines, a customized query letter, and a compelling one-page sales summary (one-sheet) for your script. In addition, you’ll receive valuable information about who’s currently looking for material like yours, the potential market for your project, any special challenges you may face, and ideas on where you may want to submit your script.
If you’re in need of both a Marketing Package and a Synopsis for your script, you can order both of these services at this special reduced price.

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of our Marketing Packages is to create the professional materials you need to promote your script. We do not send out query letters or pitch your script for you. If you’d like to post your screenplay for industry consideration, please check out the terrific services offered by our co-sponsors InkTip and TV Writers Vault. And if you’re specifically looking for an agent or manager, we highly recommend the programs offered by Roadmap Writers.

HOW IT WORKS


When you fill out the order form below, you’ll have the opportunity to select the service you wish and tell us how many sets of notes you’d like to receive. Our Judges all work independently, and they will not see each other’s comments or exchange ideas about your script; they will each evaluate your material from their own unique perspective. So, if you request notes from more than one Judge, you can compare what they say and determine which of their thoughts and ideas are most useful to you. Plus, for each additional set of notes, we’ll give you a $10 discount!

When you place your order, you’ll also have the opportunity to tell us if you have any special requests. For example, if you received notes from one of our Judges in the past and you’d like that same Judge to review your latest draft, just let us know. Or if you’d prefer a fresh perspective, let us know that as well. We do our best to accommodate all requests, and if for any reason we’re unable to do so, we’ll inform you right away.

The turnaround time for Script Services is generally two to three weeks.

READY TO ORDER?


Simply click the gold button below! You will be prompted through the process. And if you have any questions along the way, please feel free to Contact Us.


Your Secret Weapon . . .

Our industry pros are here to help you develop and market your script!


Industry Executives Show You
How to Write a Screenplay That Will Sell


As a screenwriter, one of the most daunting tasks you face is submitting your work to the agents, producers and production execs whose approval you need in order to get your movie made. It can be an ego-bruising experience.

But what if you could get inside the minds of those Hollywood gatekeepers before you submit your script and learn how they make their decisions?

What if industry pros from Hollywood studios, networks, agencies and production companies – the same people who are reviewing the scripts you submit here at the PAGE Awards – took you through their thought process and explained the criteria they use to evaluate your script?

What if they told you how to get a “Yes”?

That idea was the inspiration for our groundbreaking PAGE Awards ebook:

“The Insiders’ Guide to Screenwriting:
How Hollywood Evaluates Your Screenplay”


The Judges for the PAGE Awards all have years of experience evaluating scripts and participating in the acquisition, development and production process at major Hollywood studios, agencies and production companies. Some of them are also professional screenwriters themselves!  (You’ll find all the authors’ bios in the ebook.)

These working professionals are the eyes and ears of the industry. They know the current trends, they know the marketplace, and they know what makes for a winning screenplay.

And now, they’re sharing their secrets with you!

Each chapter of the ebook focuses on one specific aspect of screenwriting, based on the judging criteria used here at the PAGE Awards.  In each chapter, these industry pros explain how they evaluate scripts, both for the PAGE Awards and for the companies they work for.  They talk about how these various elements are key to a successful screenplay, they show how top screenwriters do it, and they offer a wealth of insights and ideas to help you elevate your script to a professional level and help kick-start your screenwriting career.

Plus, along with your copy of “The Insiders’ Guide to Screenwriting” we’ll also send you these three bonus gifts:

BONUS #1:   Screenplay Format Sample

Screenplay formatting is very specific, and there are only a few minor options in style.  There’s an entire chapter in “The Insider’s Guide” explaining the details, and we’re also going to send you a example of how a well-formatted screenplay looks. Format your script the way the pros do, and Hollywood execs will know you’re serious about your work!

BONUS #2:   PAGE Awards Scorecard Template

We’re going to send you the scorecard template used by our PAGE Awards Judges, so now you can be the Judge! Print out copies of these scorecards, cut them into thirds (they’re set three to a page), and use them to evaluate your own work. Or give them your classmates, fellow screenwriters or members of your writing group, and use them to help evaluate each other’s scripts.

BONUS #3:   PAGE Judging Instructions

This is the 2-page “crib sheet” of scoring instructions we give to our Judges. It explains the various things you should consider as you score the ten elements of a script: 1 (low) to 10 (high) for a total possible score of 100.  You’ll find the more you study the chapters of our ebook, the more scripts you read, and the more you hone your understanding of how to write a successful screenplay, the easier it will become to differentiate between what deserves a score of 2 and what deserves a 10!

Whether you’re prepping your screenplay to enter next year’s contest or getting ready to send your script out to the industry, this is the critical information you need to help move your script up the ladder.

Best of all, right now we’re making this entire package available to you for just $27! And if you like, for just $7 more, we’ll also send you a copy of:

“13 Screenwriting Misdemeanors: Don’t Get Caught!”


Based on his years of experience evaluating scripts for ABC, The Donners’ Company, and Kopelson Entertainment, PAGE Judge and “LOGLINE” editor John Evans has compiled a list of the 13 most common mistakes that get screenwriters into trouble, and in his funny, irreverent way, John lays it all out for you! Are you unwittingly committing any of these “crimes”? In Hollywood, ignorance of the law is no excuse! So get your copy of “13 Screenwriting Misdemeanors” and find out what you need to do to keep a clean record.

This insightful and comprehensive package of materials is one of the very best investments you will ever make in your screenwriting career. Order your copy today and find out how to convince the Hollywood decision-makers to say “Yes!”


Get the Inside Scoop . . .

Order your ebook and all these great bonus materials today!


Connect with Hollywood Executives and Expand Your Knowledge of the Industry…


The PAGE Awards competition is very proud to partner with Roadmap Writers, an educational hub for writers who are ready to connect with and learn from top Hollywood executives.

The team at Roadmap is dedicated to assisting talented new writers who are committed to their craft and ready to make screenwriting more than just a hobby. Their monthly programs are stepping stones to help you create the strongest portfolio and pitching materials possible, while you simultaneously build valuable relationships with industry professionals.

Over the past two years, Roadmap has helped over 40 writers from around the world get signed by Hollywood agents and managers.

Most of these success stories have come from their Career Screenwriter Program, a feedback-driven, month-to-month, step-by-step training program designed to help you polish your pitch, sharpen your meeting skills, and connect with working industry professionals.

Are you ready to become a Career Screenwriter?

Check out this terrific program!

Find out more…

Subscribe to our Free eZine:
Find Out How Hollywood Works and What it Takes to Succeed…


To receive your complimentary subscription to our bi-monthly publication “LOGLINE: The Screenwriter’s eZine” please sign up in the box provided on the bottom of this page. You’ll begin receiving your subscription with the very next issue!

In the meantime, please feel free to browse through our current and past issues…


LOGLINE: The Screenwriter's eZine

        In This Issue:


Failing Up
by John Scott III
The Right Way to Launch a Franchise With Your Spec
by Mike Kuciak
8 Ways to Boost Your Story’s Build
by Ray Morton
Those Doggone Slugs
by Dave Trottier
How Much Should Representation Cost You?
by Lee Jessup

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