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About the Final Draft, Inc. BIG BREAK International Screenwriting Contest
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Judges Announced for the Final Draft, Inc. BIG BREAK Screenwriting Contest
CALABASAS, CA — July 8, 2009, — Final Draft, Inc., publisher of FINAL DRAFT, the #1-selling scriptwriting software, announces jury members for its 10th annual BIG BREAK International Screenplay Contest. These exceptional jury members include award-winning writers, agents, producers, and development executives. In September, these individuals will judge the top-10 scripts. From those 10 they will choose the top-three winners who will be revealed at the annual awards event in October.
The 2009 judges are:
Now in its 10th year, the BIG BREAK contest has become one of the most popular in the nation because of its generous payout and previous winners' successes. The goal of the Final Draft, Inc. BIG BREAK contest is to expose the undiscovered talent of exceptional aspiring screenwriters. Winners are awarded $15,000 in cash plus meetings with industry professionals.
Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced, and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals. Recent 2007 BIG BREAK winner, Robert Frisbee, was quickly signed by BenderSpink management. He says about his experience, "A writer anywhere in the world can submit his or her script and know that it will be seen by people who will not only read it, but who care greatly about cultivating undiscovered talent." Julia Van Develder, 2005 winner for The Escape Artist, has her script in pre-production after being optioned by a U.K. production company with an award-winning director attached. For more information on these success stories and others including a winner signed by CAA, visit www.finaldraft.com/products/big-break/success-stories.php.
About Final Draft, Inc.
Final Draft, Inc. was founded in 1991 to develop a scriptwriting program that allows the writer to concentrate on the creative process and not on Hollywood's stringent formatting rules. Since then, FINAL DRAFT has become the Hollywood professional's choice and the world's #1-selling scriptwriting program.
For more information about Final Draft, Inc. and other product offerings, visit www.finaldraft.com