Final Draft Inc., makers of the Final Draft screenplay software, is taking entries for its fourth annual “Big Break” International Screenplay Contest.
This year’s winner will receive US$10,000 plus an all-expense-paid, three-day visit to Los Angeles, California to take meetings with studio executives and agents. Second prize is $3,000, and third prize is $1,000. The top 10 winners will be submitted to a Hollywood literary agent and will receive a copy of the Final Draft software, a one-year subscription to Creative Screenwriting Magazine, Script Magazine and RES Magazine, a $50 gift certificate from The Writer’s Computer Store, and a copy of The Hollywood Creative Directory Producers Guide.
Complete contest rules and entry forms can be downloaded from the
company’s Web site; scripts may also be submitted online. The deadline for entries is May 31
Final Draft, currently at version 6.0, runs on Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6-9.x. It requires 24MB of RAM and 15MB of available hard-disk space. The cost is US$199.95; educational pricing is also available.