Q.  Can we provide previously made screenplays for the 1st Round entries?

A.  No.  All screenplays must be created during the competition and must be based on the genre and subject provided.


Q.  Can I see an example of proper screenplay format?

A.  Check out this link for an explanation and examples of proper screenplay format.  Please keep in mind that the title page used in these examples is different than the title page required for the Screenwriter's Challenge.  In the Screenwriter's Challenge, the only information on your title page should be the title and logline.  The author's name should not appear anywhere in the screenplay, including the title page.


Q.  Can teams of writers (more than 1) work on the screenplays?

A.  Yes.  You may list additional writers on the registration form, but please note that ONLY the writer who registers will be eligible for the prizes.


Q.  Who owns the rights to the screenplays created during the competition?

A.  You, the writer.  NYC Midnight reserves the right to publish the logline and e-mail address of any writer that enters the competition for publicity purposes, but that's it.


Q.  What kind of feedback will we get for our screenplays?

A.  Every registered writer has a great chance to receive feedback.


Judges Comments / Critiques : For the first time ever in our screenwriting competitions, we will be providing judges comments and critiques for every entered 1st Round Screenplay.


Peer Review : During the 1st Round judging, we set up a Screenplay Review Forum for the participants to submit their scripts for review from fellow writers.  Last year, there were over 2,400 comments made on the 100+ scripts submitted on the forum.


Celtx Project Central : Celtx will be providing a dedicated page on their Project Central website for writers that use Celtx to write their 1st Round entries.


Q.  Can we e-mail you the 1st Round scripts?

A.  Yes, actually it is mandatory that all the scripts are sent electronically.  When the 1st Round starts, we will e-mail all registered writers with the electronic submission details and an e-mail address where you can send your screenplays.


Q.  What are the acceptable formats for the 1st Round screenplays?

A.  The only acceptable formats are .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) or .doc (Word Document).  We are no longer accepting hard copies of the scripts.


Q.  What is a logline?

A.  A logline is a 1-2 sentence synopsis of your story.  It should be simple, yet very enticing (the main goal is to make the reader excited to read your screenplay).







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