This contest has not opened yet -- please check back between late June 2020/ early July 2020.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY WRITER WHO ENTERS TWO SCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO TRACKINGB.COM! ($99 VALUE)**
**PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ABSOLUTELY ANYONE WHO WISHES TO ENTER (THIS COULD INCLUDE REPRESENTED WRITERS, SOLD OR PRODUCED WRITERS, FORMER FINALISTS/HONORABLE MENTIONS, ETC.)**
WHY ENTER CONTESTS THAT PROMISE TO CONNECT YOU TO THE INDUSTRY WHEN YOU CAN ENTER ONE THAT IS THE INDUSTRY?
"I've been plugging away at this dream for years. I have a master's degree in screenwriting and had written 17 scripts with no success when I submitted to the trackingb contest, and after becoming a finalist, I landed two of the best reps in town and sold my first feature within two months of the announcement. The Insider worked tirelessly behind the scenes and was instrumental in all of the success that I am now experiencing; which includes my first movie (EVIDENCE) being produced and a writing career that has taken off. I can say with all honesty that the trackingb contest was the launching pad. If that's not an endorsement then I don't know what else to tell ya!" John Swetnam - Finalist (and now Produced Screenwriter with EVIDENCE, STEP UP: ALL IN, & INTO THE STORM!)
"Sunday night I was grading papers in front of the TV when I got the call that I was a finalist in TrackingB. By Thursday I had a manager at Circle of Confusion, an agent at ICM, and my script was already in the hands of production houses. I've been busy ever since..." Emily Blake – Finalist
"I've placed in several big screenwriting contests before, but none of them delivered anything close to the results of my Honorable Mention in the Trackingb.com contest. I received over a dozen requests from top representatives and production companies, one of which became my first option. Now Mike (my co-writer) and I just sold a comedy pilot to Spike TV. It all traces directly back to the trackingb contest." Gabriel Snyder - Honorable Mention (And now Co-Creator of KIRBY BUCKETS on Disney XD!)
"After getting an honorable mention I landed my first manager and sold my first feature which ended up getting made. This contest placement was the beginning of my career." Matias Caruso - Honorable Mention (and now produced screenwriter with Honorable Mention script RAGE that was retitled and became the movie MAYHEM)
"The TrackingB competition delivers exactly what it promises: industry reads and industry attention. And in Hollywood, that is a BIG DEAL. It's more valuable than cash or coverage, because it actually helps you build a career. TrackingB understands this and will be there every step of the way to help you navigate the process. They want to see you succeed. Thanks to the competition, I ended up signing with a fantastic manager who is helping me deal with tons of interest in the script. And this is just the beginning. Hands down, TrackingB has done more for my career than all the other competitions combined!" Michael Thai – Finalist
"I've been writing for years non stop and never had any luck seeking representation. When I placed in Trackingb my whole life changed. My story got read by a ton of fantastic people in the entertainment industry. Within 3 months I signed with a manager, signed with an agent, and sold my first screenplay to CBS Films. I can't recommend this competition more." Cameron Alexander - Honorable Mention (And Now Sold Screenwriter with winning script I AM ORB -- retitled OMEGA POINT)
THE TRACKINGB.COM SCREENPLAY CONTEST:
We don’t offer any of the usual screenplay contest smoke and mirrors… No coverage from someone being paid $10 per script (please ask Mom). No cash (please ask Grandma) or writing clinics from gurus who have never sold a screenplay (Dad?). What our winners do receive is: INDUSTRY ACCESS AND INDUSTRY READS.
Three finalists will be promoted on trackingb.com to our community of entertainment industry insiders AND will also be read by each member of our esteemed judging panel who will pick an overall winner. Five honorable mentions will also be selected to receive exposure on trackingb.com.
THE INDUSTRY PANEL:
Brooklyn Weaver/Angelina Chen/Nelson Cole – Manager/Producer - Energy Entertainment
Anna Culp – EVP – Imagine
Jennifer Au – Lit Manager – Untitled Entertainment
John Campbell – Creative Executive - Bruckheimer Films
David Boxerbaum - Lit Agent/Partner - Verve
Ken Freimann - Manager/Producer - Circle of Confusion
Brin Lukens – Executive – AwesomenessTV
Norm Todd – Creative Executive - Infinitum Nihil
Erin Westerman - EVP - Lionsgate
Chris Sablan - Lit Manager/Producer - Avenue 220
Olivia Fanaro - Media Rights/Motion Picture Literary Coordinator - UTA
Tara Farney - Vice President - Vinson Films
Janet Jeffries - Development Executive - Lawrence Bender Productions
Lucas Carter - VP, Film - Intrigue Entertainment
Josh Goldenberg - Lit Manager - Kaplan/Perrone
Lucy Kitada - Executive - EVP, Picture Start
Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager/Producer - Anonymous Content
John Swetnam - Writer/Producer - Mad Horse Films
Natalie Laine Williams - Creative Executive - Makeready
TIMELINE & PROCESS:
All entered scripts will be read by trackingb staff who will select their top choices. Then, The Insider will consult with the industry panel to get their thoughts (based on concept/summary alone) on the top selections, and take their opinions into account in the final decisions. In early February, 2021, five honorable mentions and three finalists will be announced on-site, not emailed... (please note: honorable mentions cannot be finalists), and soon after an Overall Winner will be chosen by our judging panel from the three finalist scripts.
HOW TO ENTER:
Early Entry deadline is: July 13th, 2019 ($99). Late Entry deadline is: August 31st, 2019 ($119). And the Really Late Deadline is: October 5th, 2019 ($129). As long as the entry form below is still available, you may enter. You will be asked to make payment, attach a pdf of your script (with ONLY the script's title on the title page - as scripts will be read blind with no identifying information), and to include a logline/short description of your script, and your contact information.
**TRACKINGB, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL JUDGE SUBMITTED ENTRIES IN ANY MANNER THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE AND FIT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WRITERS RECEIVE ANY KIND OF FEEDBACK ON THEIR SCRIPTS OR ANY FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE JUDGING PROCESS.**
**TRACKINGB, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES MAY ALSO ENDEAVOR, WITH THE CONSENT OF AN ENTRANT, TO REPRESENT, AND/OR PRODUCE, PACKAGE, OPTION/PURCHASE SCRIPTS DISCOVERED THROUGH THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ACCEPTABLE AND AGREEABLE TO YOU.**
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