Congratulations to Jami Burke, the amazingly talented screenwriter of Scavengers for being the inaugural winner of the Equal Writes Screenplay competition. She will receive a $2,500 option from Duly Noted Inc, business and legal startup costs for her film, and hopefully, we'll all get a chance to see it in the very near future (we'll keep you posted). Congratulations also to the rest of our finalists as well (David Aslan, Laura Durkay, Latoya Morgan, Rachel Jackson and Ellyn Daniels, Rafael Del Toro, and Blaine Tyler). Your pitches were fantastic, and we were so proud to have you be a part of representing the first ever Equal Writes competition. We can't wait to see all of your films!

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We Make Movies and Duly Noted are changing the rules for making a film in Hollywood. We're raising the bar on what a micro-budget film can be, and creating a better pipeline for independent films to become developed, marketed, distributed and discovered. This isn't just a screenplay contest. This is about getting your movie made.

Think Scriptapalooza meets Project Greenlight meets Shark Tank. Send us your feature-length script and why you think it can be made for under $250k. We'll narrow it down to a lucky seven who will go straight to the source and make their pitches. At least one winner is going to get a $2500 option, a casting director attached, and the business and legal setup they can use to go out and secure investors.

However, that is not the cool part and not the reason you should enter. The real prize is that we're going to have three award-winning, ball-busting, ass-kicking Hollywood producers who want to find their next set of passion projects. No middle men. No agents. No assistants. No excuses. Just you, your script, and your pitch; three producers who are dying to say yes; and a live audience hoping
you'll pull it off.

At least this time it won't be about who you know. It'll be about what you can do and if you're any good.



Submissions Begin:
Tuesday, Feb 18th 2013

Submission Deadline:
Monday, April 15th 2013

Semi-finalists notified by:
Friday, May 10th 2013

Finalists notified by:
Saturday, June 8th 2013

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 2pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theater
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027