Write/LA 2019 Open for Entries!

by Angela Bourassa

I am thrilled to announce that the second season of Write/LA is open for entries. The early deadline is on 6/5, the regular deadline is 6/25, and the final deadline is 7/15. Write/LA accepts both feature and original pilot scripts.

Write/LA is an annual screenwriting competition that LA Screenwriter co-runs with the wonderful LiveRead/LA. We had our first season last year, and it was an amazing success. Take a look at what we did:

What Makes Write/LA Worth Entering?

Write/LA is a competition created by writers, for writers. We created the contest that we would want to win.

Three grand prize winners get flown to LA, put up in a hotel, participate in a two-day private screenwriting workshop focused on craft and career, and then have their work celebrated at an invite-only live read event.

We’re not about making empty promises or offering “guarantees,” because we’ve been in this business long enough to know that guarantees don’t exist. Instead, we’re offering knowledge, exposure, and some awesome celebration of all you’ve accomplished thus far as a writer.

We also strive to create a deep prize package that offers real value to entrants well beyond the top three. More on that below…

Write/LA’s Amazing Sponsors

This season Write/LA has two new sponsors — Movie Magic Screenwriter and Michael Wiese Productions.

Movie Magic Screenwriter makes the only screenwriting software to receive a Technical Achievement award from the Academy. All 50 quarterfinalists will receive a discount code to purchase Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 for just $50 (80% off MSRP). Our 15 semifinalists and above will all receive a FREE copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter 6.

Michael Wiese Productions is the foremost publisher of screenwriting and film books. MWP’s 200 titles have been published in 18 languages and used in over 700 film courses. Our semifinalists will each receive one free book from MWP, the finalists will each get two books, and the winners will get three.

Thank you, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Michael Wiese Productions!

The Complete Prize Package

3 Grand Prize Winners receive… 
– Domestic airfare and a 3-night hotel stay in Los Angeles 
– A private 2-day screenwriting lab in Los Angeles 
– Up to 25 pages of your script read on stage by professional actors in front of a theater audience in LA 
– Breakfasts with Industry Insiders 
– 1 free copy Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 
– 3 screenwriting books (your choice of five options) courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions 
– Written feedback on your script from a working Industry Insider 
– A professional logline polish by Angela Bourassa, founder of LA Screenwriter 
– All of the finalist prizes…

8 Finalists receive… 
– Written feedback on your script from a working Industry Insider 
– 1 free copy Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 
– 2 screenwriting books (your choice of five options) courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions 
– A 10-minute feedback phone call after the contest wraps with head judge Tim Schildberger 
– A professional logline polish by Angela Bourassa 
– All of the semifinalist prizes…

15 Semifinalists receive… 
– 1 free copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 
– 1 free screenwriting book (your choice of five options) courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions 
– A 10-minute feedback phone call after the contest wraps with head judge Tim Schildberger 
– A professional logline polish by Angela Bourassa 
– Your logline posted on the Write/LA, LiveRead/LA, and LA Screenwriter websites 
– All of the quarterfinalist prizes…

50 Quarterfinalists receive… 
– A voucher to purchase Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 for $50 (regular price $249.95) 
– 25% off LiveRead/LA entries & services for one year 
– 2 tickets to the invite-only Grand Prize Live Read in Los Angeles in December 2019

The Write/LA early deadline is 6/5, the regular deadline is 6/25, and the final deadline is 7/15.

Learn more about Write/LA at the official competition website.

Or if you’re ready to enter, head straight to FilmFreeway.

Thank you for submitting!

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