EARLY DEADLINE IS in 25-06-2024

APRIL 3RD

FEATURE OPENS

JUNE 24TH

Early Deadline

July 31st

Regular Deadline

Aug 30th

Final Deadline

Oct 25th

Quarter-Finalists

Nov 11th

Semi-Finalists

Dec 9th

Winners & Finalists

FEATURE CONTEST - IS NOW OPEN!

WHO IS IT FOR?

Our Feature Contest is geared towards screenwriters looking to gain representation with a manager or agent, sell their screenplay, and get hired on writing assignments.

This contest has a proven track record of helping emerging writers achieve their goals of becoming full-time working screenwriters. Writers through our Feature contest have gained representation, and gone on to write for Blumhouse, Netflix, Paramount, Film4, NBC, Hulu, & many others. 

HOW WE HELP SCREENWRITERS BREAKTHROUGH

PRIZES

Showdown Productions have come on board to select and sign a Paid Option Agreement with one of Shore’s 2024 feature writers, working with the writer to develop their project before taking it out to market. This will be a career-changing experience for an upcoming writer that will enable them to gain experience developing their work with a top production company. They will also build up their network, whilst giving their script the best opportunity of being taken through into production.

• To be eligible for consideration for the Guaranteed Option Prize you must select the Add-On feature when submitting your Feature screenplay.

• Showdown will be presented with a shortlist of the strongest screenplays for them to choose the winner.
• The option and any script development fees will be discussed and agreed upon by both parties (writer and production).

Showdown Productions is a Los Angeles based Production Company founded by Bo Youngblood and John Ierardi, and repped by UTA. They have produced multiple feature films, including Blumhouse’s Torn Hearts, Follow Me & Safer At Home. They are looking to work with writers and material that not only has a strong artistic vision but also makes a commentary on social and diverse issues.

GUARANTEED MEETINGS

INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP

OUR FEATURE JUDGES

SOME OF OUR JUDGES WHO WILL READ THIS YEAR’S TOP TV PILOT SCRIPTS

RON LESHEM – PRODUCER, WRITER, SHOWRUNNER

Ron Leshem created the original EUPHORIA and executive produced the Emmy® -nominated HBO remake of the same title. The Israeli-American TV/film writer-producer also co-created HBO Max’s VALLEY OF TEARS and co-wrote the film BEAUFORT, which was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. His next big project is the upcoming juvenile jail series BAD BOY from Peter Chernin’s The North Road Company and Israeli studio Sipur. A bestselling author published in 20 languages who won Israel’s top literary award, The Sapir Prize, Leshem’s lengthy credits additionally include co-creating and co-writing Hulu and Arte’s Syrian civil war drama NO MAN’S LAND, as well as Israeli Academy Awards-winning film, INCITEMENT. On television, his work as creator and writer includes the drama THE GORDIN CELL – adapted by NBC as ALLEGIAN – and script editor for the comedy-drama THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY, adapted by ABC. While serving as head of content for Keshet, Leshem picked up and oversaw the development of PRISONERS OF WAR (original HOMELAND), THE A-WORD, and many other critically acclaimed international shows. He started his media career as a war correspondent and a news editor, later serving as deputy editor-in-chief of the second-largest circulation daily newspaper in Israel at the time.

EUPHORIA | 2019

ALAYNA GLASTHAL – CREATIVE EXECUTIVE (FEATURES)

Alayna began working for the President of Atomic Monster, Michael Clear, in 2018 and has since advanced into an executive role. In addition to managing all film development for the company, she most recently worked on the production of Blumhouse/Atomic Monster film, NIGHT SWIM, starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon. Next, she’ll be production point for the company on THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA sequel with New Line and a Blumhouse/Universal film based off a James Wan original idea.

ANTONY JOHNSTON – WRITER

Antony Johnston is one of the most versatile writers of the modern era, with a body of work spanning books, film, graphic novels, videogames, and non-fiction. An award-winning author and New York Times bestseller, his creations include ATOMIC BLONDE, THE DOG SITTER DETECTIVE, the BRIGITTE SHARP thrillers, and many more.

NIKKI SOOHOO – ACTRESS

Best known for her roles in the movies: THE LOVELY BONES directed by Peter Jackson, STICK IT the gymnastics movie costarring alongside Jeff Bridges, and BRING IT ON FIGHT TO THE FINISH the cheerleading movie, Nikki has been a professional film and television actor for the past 17 years. You can see her on TV shows like THE RESIDENT, HEATHERS, SPEECHLESS, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. 

ADRIAN STURGES – PRODUCER

Adrian began his career producing short films with such directors as Rupert Wyatt – SUBTERRAIN and GET THE PICTURE and Sam Taylor-Wood – LOVE YOU MORE, the latter being nominated for a BAFTA and the Palme d’Or. His first feature was THE BAKER. Subsequently, he produced THE ESCAPIST, ALBATROSS, and the BAFTA nominated THE ENFIELD HAUNTING. 

INDUSTRY ROSTER

SOME OF THE COMPANIES THAT WILL READ THIS YEAR’S TOP 1HR AND 1/2 HR TV PILOTS

CASE STUDIES

SUCCESS STORIES

A FEW OF OUR FEATURE SUCCESSES

GET FEEDBACK WITH YOUR SUBMISSION

3, 6 & 10 PAGE COVERAGE FOR YOUR FEATURE SCRIPT
Coverage Report includes a Logline and feedback on your script's Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot,, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion providing a summary of your script's key strengths and areas for improvement. Includes an Industry Scorecard.

  • Constructive, actionable feedback
  • Scores and Industry Pass/Consider/Recommend
  • Detailed Coverage
  • Additional industry exposure offered to submissions with strong evaluations

2024 6-Page Feature

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