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Our fall/winter contests are now underway! Categories include feature film scripts, pilots/MOWs and TV spec scripts. Simply click on the FILM and TV links for info. Thanks to all who submitted to our sring/summer contests--all winners and finalists will be announced AUGUST 12, 2014
We are offering a special discount to students--only $25 per entry!
NOTE: Electronic submissions and payments now accepted! Please see guidelines for info or contact us at email@example.com with any enquiries.
Our affiliated production companies will have the chance to consider the scripts of the winners, runners-up and finalists, for our film and TV contests.
We're always expanding! Here are the latest companies to join us, showing great interest in reading scripts our winners and finalists.
(Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Secret Cutting)
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ACCLAIM'S ADVICE FOR SCREENWRITERS
Trusty nuggets of wisdom from our popular series on submitting, characterization, dialogue, storytelling ability, and just about anything concerning scriptwriting.
With all due respect, your are not shipping a Faberge egg. You are not sending a human heart or plutonium through the mail. Youíre sending PAPER. There is no need to insulate it with 30 yards of bubble wrap and incubate it in a cardboard box, with every crevice taped up so tightly itís impossible to breach without plastic explosives.
A standard manuscript envelope is preferred, and for a single script it is enough. If you do send multiple scripts in a cardboard mailer, make sure it has that nifty tab that allows for easy access when pulled.
On Format and Style:
USE THE RIGHT FONT
There is only one: Courier, 12 point. Nothing else, ever.
And donít think youíre pulling a fast one by using some microscopic lettering but still technically weighing in at 120 pages. This only ticks off the readers. And forcing them to squint repeatedly only frustrates them, another thing you want to avoid, believe me.
Stay tuned for more nuggets!