Fellowship Recipient Will Receive:

  • Fellowship recipient will be sent to a Robert McKee Story Seminar.
  • Airfare and Hotel to Los Angeles or New York.
  • 6 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza's network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.

5 Recipients Will Receive:

  • 3 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza's network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.
  • We will offer advice, guidance and direction on your script.

Fellowship Fees:

  • Fellowship entry only $45
  • Fellowship entry with 4-5 pages of feedback $155

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application and fee.
  • Your screenplay or pilot emailed to us in PDF format.
  • Applicant must answer the following essay question:
    Why are you interested in this fellowship and what do you hope to gain from it? (1 page maximum)

Timeline:

  • Accepting screenplays and pilots. Deadline is April 29, 2019.
  • Applicants get their feedback between March thru April 2019.
  • We announce the top 6 Fellows on May 15th.
  • We announce the Fellowship recipient on May 22nd.
  • Fellowship recipient attends the McKee Story Seminar in 2019.

The system of reviewing the applicants is anonymous. The reviewer will not know the applicant’s gender, name or address.

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Winning the Scriptapalooza Fellowship has been a real blessing! It's certainly a big help when I pitch my feature and mention it. It was an amazing experience to attend the Robert McKee Story Seminar and meeting the people who attended as well. Thank you again Scriptapalooza!
—2017 Recipient Natasha Paris

When I entered the Scriptapalooza Fellowship, I honestly had no dreams of winning it, I was just looking for feedback. Feedback from friends is great, but feedback from a stranger who reads a lot of scripts is obviously going to be more honest, and therefore more valuable.
—2017 Recipient Jonathan Ammon

Accepting feature film screenplays and tv pilots.

Meet Our Mentors

Pascal Le Comte : TTOU Ltd.

Pascal is a European producer of feature films with commercial potential. He is currently in development with a variety of projects and always looking for new material.

Arnon Louiv : International Media

Arnon is also the writer/producer of the feature films MY DAUGHTERS DILEMMA and OUT OF BALANCE, as well as one of the producers of the short film THE GIRL WHO DANCED WITH THE DEVIL which won a Special Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

Michele Kanan : Flip Creative

Michele Kanan has been a produced solo writer for over 3 years but has worked on several collaborative projects. She has a preference for drama, comedy and suspense, but is versatile enough to work in any genre.

Alexia Melocchi : Little Studio Films

Partner of Little Studio Films, had a successful career in the international film industry, both as a producer of international projects as well as a worldwide sales agent.

Shannon Pierce : 4th Dimension Mgmt Group

4th Dimension Management Group is an LA-based management company focused on talent representation and production. We work with a number of A-list talent, and have a strong outreach to independent and studio producers/investors for full feature films.

Josh Berger : Berger Bros. Entertainment

Berger Bros. Entertainment is a comprehensive multi-media production and development company, with the ablility to take projects from concept to completion.

Apply for the Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Terms:

  • You must be 18 or older to apply.
  • Your script must be in English. All genres are accepted.
  • We accept feature film screenplays and pilots only.
  • Your script must be in PDF format.
  • This is an international Fellowship, we do accept scripts from around the world.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • We recommend you register your script with the WGA or the US Copyright Office.
  • We do accept writing teams. If a team wins the Fellowship, one (1) prize is awarded.
  • Your script cannot be under an option when submitting.
  • Once you submit your script, we do not accept revisions or replacements.
  • You may submit more than one entry, but they must be submitted separately with their own application and fee.
  • If your script becomes optioned, sold or produced during the timeframe of the fellowship, your entry will be disqualified.
  • Adaptations are eligible if the work is in public domain or writer has the rights to it.
  • All entries are non-refundable.
  • Any candidate who does not meet the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified.

Past Fellowship Recipients

  • 2018 Lyn Pinezich
  • 2017 Jonathan Ammon & Natasha Paris
  • 2016 Inger Dietrichs

About Scriptapalooza

The Scriptapalooza Fellowship was founded in 2016 and was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help accommodate their creative process and skills. Helping as many writers as possible has always been the foundation and heart of Scriptapalooza, and this mission will be furthered with the Fellowship.

Copyright and Ownership

Scriptapalooza Inc. or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this Fellowship claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this Fellowship. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this Fellowship remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

Publicity

Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Fellowship constitutes each entrant’s consent to Scriptapalooza Inc. and its agents’ and Fellowship sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.