Thank you to everyone who entered our Action Contest last season! As usual, we received some exceptional scripts and are excited to push the top-tier work forward toward the marketplace. We want to extend sincere congratulations to everyone who placed in the contest as the competition was neck in neck in many regards. That being said, it is important to keep in mind that here at Scriptmatix, we approach our selections & winners from the standpoint of the marketplace. Our staff are enmeshed and communicate with the biggest companies in the industry and we have our finger on the pulse of what’s in demand across the industry landscape. A major part of what factor’s into our decision is how “ready” the material is for the market and/or how ready the writer appears to be for representation in the marketplace. Congratulations to everyone listed below who placed as either Finalists or Semi-Finalists!
The Finalists of the Scriptmatix Action Contest 2023 are as follows:
|Prisoners of the Rising Sun||Mark Arament|
|Deep Blue||Warren Bouchier|
|Don’t Call Me Hero||Michael Elliott|
|Lara and the Dead Boy||Erin Reinelt|
|Major League Drones||Selvir Katich|
|Rude Mechanicals||Julian Hoxter|
The above finalists are being invited to meet with Literary Managers and are in consideration for the grand prize, which will be announced later next week!
The Semi-Finalists of the Scriptmatix Action Contest 2023 are as follows:
|Battle for the Godstones||Brenda Lee|
|Escape from Land of Tears||Xiao Tarr|
|Flash Card||J Stephen|
|Fleur Fleur||Rob Messenger|
|Forgotten Heroes||Ariel Mayer|
|Mexican Wall Affair||Monette Bebow-Reinhard|
|Protocol Destiny||Selvir Katich|
|Sacrificial Lambs||Georgette B.|
|Sons of Distant Fathers||Debra Gipson|
|Templin Highway||William Prosser|
|The Electors||Donald Morgan|
|The Kiss-Off||Gio Forlenza|
For the rest of the screenwriters in this season’s fellowship who didn’t place, your work was read, acknowledged and discussed internally like everyone else. Many of you showed tremendous promise and glimmers of brilliance and we encourage you all to continue writing. We understand that when you don’t place in a screenplay contest, it can be frustrating and may feel like you’re not on the right track. That’s not the case at all! Having worked with dozens of professional screenwriters, it’s important to acknowledge that you’re always one script away from breaking open your career and hitting a new threshold in your screenwriting abilities. Your focus should be on doing what you need to do to reach the prime of your screenwriting career because this is precisely what every represented screenwriter has going for them; they’re either in their prime or just entering their prime. And don’t forget…everything in this industry takes time. Nothing happens overnight; projects don’t get made, talent doesn’t rise, and careers don’t get launched overnight. Every overnight success story has years if not decades of work behind it! It’s a slow process of maturity and the spoils go to those who stay honest, work hard, write inspired work, and always try to get better.
If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with Scriptmatix and learn more about how this company operates and how we service screenwriters, you can schedule a free consultation here. A professional is happy to meet you face-to-face and learn more about you. Wishing you all the best and hoping to see more of your work in the future.