As one of the longest-running screenplay contests, we focus specifically on finding writers representation, supporting diverse voices, championing marketable, unique storytelling, and pushing more original projects into production. Finalists receive immediate circulation to Script Pipeline partners, in addition to the following: It marked one of the biggest studio spec sales of all-time and subsequently made Evan one of the most in-demand writers in the industry. Evan co-wrote an adaptation of the young adult novel Divergent for Summit Entertainment Twilight.
History[ edit ] InPreston Sturges is believed to have sold the first spec script in Hollywood history.
The movie did poorly at the box office. Spec scripts have not always held as much cachet in the business as they do now.
Ernest Lehman describes how his original script for North script writing awards Northwest was unusual at that point in his career: Originals were not smiled upon in those days, believe it or not. There was very little interest in originals in those days. Working on an original.
The script went on to win the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. This event precipitated a rise in screenwriters writing on spec. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Learn how and when to remove this template message If the writer of a spec script has an agent, the agent will identify a number of prospective buyers who may range from small independent producers to executives working in the major studios, and attempt to build up 'heat' under the script.
The script may be sent out simultaneously to all the prospective buyers in the hope of attracting a bidding war. If the script sells, the writer may receive a payment of anything from a few tens of thousands of dollars to several million.
If not, the script is sometimes dead in the water because it is now in the databases of the studios and development executives, and has been marked as having been 'passed' on.
If a spec script is not picked up, but the script is considered good, the screenwriter may be offered a writing assignment.
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