\ Big Break Prizes - Final Draft®


All prizes and awards are subject to change, including changes which are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 Grand Prize Award Winners

  • One Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
  • These two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for meetings and networking with executives, producers, agents and managers

2020 Feature Grand Prize Winner
by Stacie Gancayco-Adlao

2020 TV Grand Prize Winner
by Mira Z. Barnum

Each Grand Prize Award winner receives

  • An Apple iPad
  • A Dell XPS 13 Laptop
  • A trip to Hollywood – roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles plus hotel accommodations
  • $10,000 cash
  • UCLAex Masterclass
  • Free consultation/review of a ScriptHop pitch deck
  • Cocktails with Big Break Grand Prize Alumni
  • 60-90 Minute Career/Meeting Prep Session from screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup
  • Copy of Save The Cat! Story Structure Software
  • Admission to one Robert McKee Story Seminar in 2022 in London, New York or Los Angeles
  • Extended Screenplay Coverage
  • Query Letter or One-Sheet analysis and a personalized, signed copy of The Screenwriter’s Bible by Dave Trottier
  • Script consultation with a Script Pipeline’s Director of Development for potential industry circulation
  • The Final Draft Mobile™ App for iPad

Additional Prizes for TV Grand Prize Winner

  • Script Consultation from Jen Grisanti Consultancy including written/verbal notes and meeting to review the notes and your logline
  • One-hour career consultation with Carole Kirschner of Park on the Lot to create a step by step, personalized game plan for leveraging the contest win

11 Feature & TV Awards

  • 11 Feature and TV Winners, including the Grand Prize Winners, share over $100,000 in cash and prizes!
  • 8 Feature Winners in each of the following genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy/Rom-Com, Diversity, Drama, Family/Animated, Period/Historical/War, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Thriller/Horror
  • Three TV Winners in the following formats: Half-Hour Pilot, Hour-Long Pilot, and Diversity Pilot

Each Feature and TV Award winner receives

  • $1,000 Cash
  • Final Draft 12
  • The New York Film Academy Fellowship
  • Luncheon with Big Break judges and other industry professionals
  • Writer brand assessment from Lee Jessup
  • 60-minute webinar with screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup on how to capitalize on your Big Break win
  • Three months free hosting of your script on The Black List. Grand Prize Winners also receive two free evaluations from The Black List readers
  • InkTip Script Listing: a 4 month listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you
  • InkTip Weekly Leads: weekly production leads for writers to pitch to
  • Free entry to any Script Pipeline Season – Feature or TV
  • StoryO from Jungle Software
  • One-year International Screenwriters Association CONNECT membership
  • Free Big Break Contest entry for 2022
  • Script coverage from Big Break readers
  • Copy of Save The Cat! Strikes Back by screenwriter Blake Snyder

TV Format Winners also receive

  • Level 1 10-Week TV Spec & Pilot Teleseminar from Jen Grisanti Consultancy