Finalist entries are carefully read and given full and complete confidential script analysis (available for distribution with Pro/Advanced Analysis submissions) by our Senior Judging Panel.
These judges are award-winning working professionals who are in ongoing contact with agents, managers, development executives, and producers eager to see your best work and to help you move forward in your writing career.
Oscar-nominated theatrical, film & television Producer & Grammy winner. His credits include "Ray", "White Knights", "La Bamba", "Long Walk Home", "Rooftops", "Mortal Thoughts", "Safe House", and multiple hit sound tracks and film scores. Experienced at identifying screenplay contest grand prize winners with genuine production potential.
Producer of the 2018 box office hits "The Equalizer" and "The Equalizer 2" starring Denzel Washington, with hundreds of TV and movie credits. Served as Jury President of the Television Festival of Monte-Carlo, author of bestsellers The Equalizer: A Novel and Killed in Action. Guides screenplay competition winners toward active industry career opportunities.
European-based independent script editor/story analyst bringing international perspective and keen insights into areas of character development, story and writing technique solutions.
A seasoned leader in every aspect of international film and television, with deep experience in overseas filmmaking. Producer of Hack, Assassin Nine, Variant, and the forthcoming Scorched Earth. Independent film and low budget screenplay specialist
WGA, DGA, Creator and showrunner of multiple pilots, miniseries, and new media projects. Bob has a history of promoting unknown writers to star status. Author of Amazon #1 Seller Stop Screwing Around and WIN Your Next Screenplay Contest.
WGA, DGA, WGC, ATAS, writer/producer of "Yellow Rose," "V", "Poltergeist: The Legacy", Features include "A Rare Breed," "Miracle Landing." Acclaimed author of Peckingpah: A Portrait in Montage, WGA award winner with a keen eye for talented writers and taking them to the finals of leading screenplay contests.
A development executive, director, producer, and financier, he is the CEO of Play Think Entertainment, a full scale production company and script development firm looking for character-driven feature film content within the $1-5m range.
Marla is a television development executive and producer of award-nominated television movies in multiple genres. Currently Director of Development for Sony Television networks. Renowned coach for for screenwriters with serious aspirations to win screenplay competitions.
Howie has expertise in script analysis from casting, marketing, and financing perspective. Develops and mentors screenplay contest winners through production. Credits include "Dolphin Tale", "Dexter", "Mission: Impossible III", "Lore", "Mars", "Hit & Run", "Speed II: Cruise Control".
Former CAA, WME packaging agent, producer. Responsible for the development of hundreds of major film & television writing careers, constantly discovering and nurturing new screen and television writing talent; founder of Marc Pariser Consulting, Eager to read and promote material from screenplay contest winners.
Legendary film and television star known for "Falcon Crest", "Dark Shadows", "Social Network", "Batman: The Dark Knight", "Soldier of Fortune". PhD, published poet and author of A Better Place. Enjoys discovering new writers who place well in leading screenplay contests.
Prolific award-winning producer of nearly two dozen major feature films, including "Kindergarten Cop", "Dave", "Six Days Seven Nights", "Ghostbusters", "Fletch", "Brubaker", "Space Jam". Produces contest-winning screenplays by working closely with writers and directors.
One of Hollywood's most seasoned and prolific TV movie producers, a veteran of Paramount, Warner Bros, and NBC. He's worked with major stars like Neil Diamond, Burt Lancaster, and Jerry Seinfeld,and has developed projects from the treatment stage to finished screenplay.
WGA, DGA, Emmy-nominated Showrunner, UCLA Screenwriting Professor, professional consultant and author of Fiction Writing Demystified, as well as multiple novels.
Co-founder of Maker Studios, now known as Disney Digital Interactive, Rawn is a strategic ssocial media marketing innovator focused on discovering new voices and content.
Professional actor and renowned voice-over performer. Known as the voice of iconic animated superheroes. Credits include "Batman", "Toy Story", "Wolverine", "Social Network", "Full House", "Picket Fences", "Big Little Lies".
Known for "Jane the Virgin", "Bones", "Pretty Little Liars", and "Californication", she's an independent producer with a proven track record in acquisitions and private funding of screenplay competition winners.
WGA, DGA, SAG. One of the most prolific and celebrated television writers of all time, live action and animation writing guru behind "Transformers", "G.I. Joe", "Fantastic Four." Author of best-selling I Killed Optimus Prime. USC & Chapman University Professor of Screenwriting, a sought-after screenplay contest analyst, mentor, and workshop leader.
Emmy-nominated winner of the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement, with 100+ credits, known for creating "Shogun", and "Ellis Island." Author of best-selling From I Love Lucy to Shogun...and Beyond
WGA, DGA, SAG, with more than 300 directing, writing, producing credits. Renowned author of Find Me a Spy", "Catch Me a Traitor as well as the Beauford Sloan Mystery series
Emmy winning screenwriter, with hundreds of animated and live-action. TV and film writing/producing credits , Jeffrey is the acclaimed author of How to Write for Animation.