The Euroscript Screen Story Competition was launched fourteen years ago in 1994 under the auspices of the European Union’s Media II programme. Producers throughout Europe complained that European scripts were going into production too early. In Hollywood, it was argued, scripts commonly go to ten or eleven drafts whereas in Europe it’s substantially fewer. In part, this is because European Producers do not have the funds to pay writers to develop their scripts adequately. It was to meet this need that the Euroscript Screen Story Competition was launched.
Winners of the Euroscript Screen Story Competition write three drafts of their script within a specified time period. Working one-to-one with a script consultant they receive as much face-to-face and written feedback as is required to complete each of the three drafts. Once each draft is complete, they receive a full script report, usually running to eight or nine pages, together with an annotated script. At the end of the process they are offered marketing advice.
We welcome submissions from all over the world.
Previous entrants have come from countries as diverse as Bulgaria, France, New Zealand, Israel, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Spain and Hungry.
2007’s winning treatment, The Lost and Found by Alexis Roberts came from South Africa.
The deadline of the 2009 Euroscript Screen Competition is midnight, 31st March 2009.
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