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Scriptapalooza Announces 13th Annual Screenwriting Competition
First Place Winner To Receive Ten Thousand Dollars
Company Celebrates 13 Years of Connecting Aspiring Screenwriters with Leading Entertainment Executives including Hollywood Producers and Literary Agents
Attention screenwriters… this could be a great opportunity for you!
Los Angeles, CA (October 6, 2010) Scriptapalooza today announces its 13th Annual Screenplay Competition to continue its mission in providing unparalleled creative opportunities for aspiring screenwriters in the fiercely competitive entertainment industry.
From now until the April 15th deadline, writers will be able to submit their screenplays through www.Scriptapalooza.com. Participants will have their individual entries read by more than 90 leading filmmakers, production companies and literary agencies including 2929 Productions, Anonymous Content, Industry Entertainment, Lawrence Bender Productions and The Orphanage.
As the leading screenplay competition, Scriptapalooza is fully endorsed by legendary author and screenwriter Robert McKee (Story) and the screenwriting software company Write Brothers Inc.
The first place winner, chosen by Scriptapalooza, »
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