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Attention Filmmakers: How to Win $2,000 for Your Horror Screenplay

Indiewire By Max O'Connell | Indiewire February 14, 2014 at 1:45PM

With the rise of found footage and the so-called "mumblegore" movement, it's a crowded field for up-and-coming horror filmmakers, but ScreenCraft hopes to give a few aspiring writers a chance. In a partnership with ShockTillYouDrop.com, ScreenCraft has announced the jury of the second annual ScreamCraft Horror Screenplay Contest, which opens for entries today.
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With the rise of found footage and the so-called "mumblegore" movement, it's a crowded field for up-and-coming horror filmmakers, but ScreenCraft hopes to give a few aspiring writers a chance. In a partnership with ShockTillYouDrop.com, ScreenCraft has announced the jury of the second annual ScreamCraft Horror Screenplay Contest, which opens for entries today. 

This year's jury consists of:

  • Ryan Turek, founder and editor of ShockTillYouDrop.com
  • Scott Henderson, agent at Paradigm Talent, represents James Wan and Leigh Wannell
  • Andrew Wilson, manager at Zero Gravity, represents Clive Barker
  • Amotz Zachai, manager at Echo Lake Management, represents John Carpenter
  • Jessica Hill, Senior Vice President at Blumhouse Productions, the company behind the "Insidious," "Paranormal Activity," "The Purge," and "Sinister" franchises
  • Lucy Mukerjee, Vice President of Production and Development at After Dark Films

The contest awards a cash prize of $2,000 (doubled from last year) and a one-on-one phone consultation with Scott Derrickson, writer-director of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," "Sinister," and the upcoming "Deliver Us from Evil." Last year's winner was Lichelli Lazar-Lea's screenplay for "Vera."

To enter, visit http://www.screencraft.org/horror

This article is related to: Filmmaker Toolkit: Screenwriting, Horror