The Final Draft, Inc. Annual Award Event will take place February 7, 2013 at the location TBD in Los Angeles, CA. As in previous years, the top-three winners from the annual Big Break Contest will be announced as well as the Final Draft, Inc. 2013 Hall of Fame Award honoree Lawrence Kasdan who has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Grand Canyon (1991), and for Best Picture for The Accidental Tourist (1988).
New to the stage is the first annual Screenwriters' Choice Awards. Final Draft, Inc. will provide an open forum for our users to vote on the best screenplays and teleplays of the year. For the first time, writers from outside the guilds can cast their votes to recognize the writers of the best scripts and teleplays of 2012, and the winners will be honored on stage at our gala event. More than just another awards show, this unique event is designed to give both aspiring and professional screenwriters a voice in acknowledging the outstanding work of screenwriters at the top of their craft.
Writers will be honored for Best Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best One-hour Drama, and Best Sitcom. Winners will be announced during the awards presentation. Presentation host is still to be determined.
If you are a registered owner of Final Draft, the Final Draft Writer app for iPad or any other Final Draft, Inc. software, click here to submit your vote for the Screenwriters' Choice Awards.