Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition UPDATE

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The count down is on until the doors open on February 15th, 2013…

Congratulations to our 2012 Grand Prize Winner, Matthew Morgan! Read Matt’s blog post and get an idea of what winning is really like!

Every year we set ourselves apart by offering prizes that set YOU apart!

Now in its 6th year, The Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition’s grand prize winners get flown to Los Angeles, where they receive three nights free accommodation, spending money, a whirlwind of industry meetings, connections and read requests.

See what our past winners have to say…

Winning is only the beginning! Unexpected extra prizes and introductions are what we are all about – because that’s how we roll.

That’s why our tag line is Live the Dream. Because you really will have a Hollywood experience like none other. One that might just open some doors for you. This year that lucky person could be YOU.

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2013 Grand Prize

  • One round trip ticket to Los Angeles
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Minimum 3 industry reads by agents, managers and producers
  • $1,000 in cash
  • Lunch with an A-list screenwriter
  • Previous A-listers have included:

  • David Arata (Children of Men, Brokedown Palace)
  • Tom Benedek (Cocoon)
  • Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Last Action Hero and the upcoming Iron Man 3)
  • Jeffrey Bushell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Bernie Mac Show)
  • Steve Faber (The Wedding Crashers, We’re the Millers, Married With Children)
  • Dan McGrath (The Simpsons, King of the Hill, SNL)
  • Chris Sparling (Buried, upcoming M. Night Shyamalan project)
  • Stephen Susco (The Grudge, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D)
  • Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air, X-Men: First Class)


  • Best Horror/Thriller
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Best Drama
  • Best Leading Role for a Woman
  • One winner in each category above wins:

    • $250 in cash
    • A 30 minute career consult with Julie Gray
    • $150 Amazon gift certificate

    • 2013 Deadlines and Entry Fees

      DOORS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 15th – June 15th, 2013

      Early Bird: by April 15th, 2013 ($45)

      Regular Deadline: by June 1st, 2013 ($50)

      Final Deadline: by June 15th, 2013 ($60)

      Extended Procrastinator Deadline: by July 1st, 2013 ($70)


      Quarterfinalists: August 20th, 2013

      Semi-finalists: September 30th, 2013

      Finalists: October 15th, 2013

      Grand Prize: October 25th, 2013

      2012 WINNERS
      2008-2012 Winners
      Judging Guidelines and Policies

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