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This extraordinary conference, featuring a Trade Show for writers to assist them in their craft, will be held at the Los Angeles Hilton and Renaissance Hotel. Over 4,000 writers, directors, production companies, agents, managers, and script analysts will be attending this event, coming together from all over the world to share their passion for filmmaking.
Early bird submission deadline for features and television is July 1, and the midnight oil deadline for procrastinators is August 14. Fees for first feature, each additional feature, teleplay, and short vary depending on the entry category and date the script is submitted.
Applications, contest rules, regulations, and release information can be downloaded from http://www.screenwritingexpo.com/. Early registration entitles participant to be among the first in line to pitch tickets for seminar seating if the Pass is purchased before September 14, 2007.
A Grand Prize of $20,000 will be given to the winner of the screenwriting competition and a trip to Los Angeles to attend the Screenwriting Expo.
Expo 6 offers opportunities that include:
New this year is the Television category. Writers will be given $1000 for best hour-long and best half-hour television script. Creative career counselling and access to television agents and managers is included in this category.
For two winners, the Writer's Boot Camp Prize delivers $8,500, a Professional Membership, and a 22 month career development program called the Think Tank, in which three features will be developed. Manager, Andrew Kersey will offer representation to one feature writer.
Dabel Brothers Production and Marvel Comic Book will make a competition script into a graphic novel with a budget of $50,000 for the winner of the DBPro Prize.
All 20 semi-finalists will receive John Truby's Blockbuster, notes from the Script Whisperer, admittance to Expo 6, and a subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
Barbara Bordenave is a freelancer of magazine writer and a script supervisor for independent films. Her passion is screenwriting and she's working on the next Rush Hour. Her goal is to speak to the reader in every scripted word.
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