October 21, 2020

Premise Wars Screenplay Contest

Dubbed by the media as the “People’s Screenplay Contest,” our new screenplay voting site could revolutionize the process of greenlighting films. We want the scrutiny and competition to refine and improve your idea and in the end the film scripts.

Sure, we have our favorite screenplay contests. We respect and follow: Nicholl Fellowships, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and of course The Black List. There are too many to list, but we do things a little differently. Our members, the same people that visit box offices, vote for in this screenplay contest.

We Love Screenwriters…

We think we’re more democratic and so writers love us in return. Members of this website vote on the premise submitted. The cost is $24 per year and screenwriters can submit unlimited premise for review. They can submit their screenplays for our members to review, but its not required. Members only vote on the premise.

Whatever premise category you submit to, every entrant should receive multiple reads and feedback. There are opportunities for mentorship. And fellowships. And sales! Premise Wars creator, Lee Miller, says entries should be short and distinct and beg “film professionals to read the script.”

He advises entrants with multiple film ideas to submit to different categories or consider adapting a script for other competitions including Playwriting, Shorts, Digital Series, and Fiction Podcasts.

And, We Love Movie Fans Too…

So you want participate in the voting? You want to help us change the way screenplays are selected? GREAT! Glad to have you. Your opinion is welcome. While we do invite industry professionals based on merit. We also invite film fans, movie aficionados, people like you and I. There is a simple test. A survey of interest. But its nothing any a free thinker should fear.

Originally posted 2019-08-20 14:14:26.

Harry’s All Night Hamburgers

Harry’s All Night Hamburgers by Steve Desmond, Michael Anthony Sherman

A down-on-his-luck high school senior discovers that the old roadside diner outside of town is secretly a hangout for parallel universe travelers. He sets off on a mind-bending adventure across the multiverse that takes him beyond his wildest dreams.

Agency: Agency For The Performing Arts

Agents: Adam Perry, Sheryl Petersen

Financier: Warner Bros

Producers: Mad Chance

Originally posted 2019-09-05 09:27:27.

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Grace

Grace by Will Lowell

When Grace and her husband Jay retreat to an empty vacation island to escape his grueling political campaign, Grace begins reliving traumatic experiences from her past, forcing her to question what is real. After she discovers that powerful people behind Jay’s campaign have been manipulating her experiences, Grace’s struggle to retain her sanity becomes an all too real fight for survival.

Management: LBI Entertainment

Managers: Harry Lengsfield, Sam Warren

Producers: Marc Evans

Originally posted 2019-09-05 05:16:04.

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Dersu, the Hunter

TITLE: Dersu, the Hunter

PREMISE: A Moscow reporter mistakes a professional hunter for a politician. Soon the hunter is ushered into high society, and his unaffected hunting wisdom makes him the talk of the town and propels him toward the Russian presidency

GENRE: Adventure, Comedy, Political drama

TIME: Contemporary

SETTING: Moscow, Russia

MARKET: Russia

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2013

OTHER INFORMATION: This is a reboot of the classic Akira Kurosawa, Dersu Uzala. It is a complete and ready to shot screenplay.

Originally posted 2019-08-20 09:44:46.

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All Things Falsely

TITLE: All Things Falsely
WRITER: Suzanne Faber

PREMISE: A true 14th century story deeply resonant today. A medieval Countess leads an army, fights in armor, and defeats the forces of France only to be locked away, falsely declared mad by a jealous English King. Opposed by a brutal religious fanatic (a man who lobs the heads of his prisoners over town walls to announce a siege), it is she who is forgotten to history while he ends up canonized.

CONTACT: Suzanne Faber

Originally posted 2019-02-06 13:57:40.

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The Fisherman’s Wife

TITLE: The Fisherman’s Wife

PREMISE: In the Philippines, a woman isn’t supposed to make more money than her husband. But still, a fisherman’s wife becomes an international celebrity causing a disruption of the husband and village’s calm.

GENRE: Romantic comedy.

TIME: Contemporary

SETTING: Philippines

MARKET: Philippines, USA, International

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2015

OTHER INFORMATION: This is a compete and ready to shot screenplay.

LOGLINE #1: The Fisherman’s Wife is about a young filipino woman having a husband in a village and a job in the city.

LOGLINE #2: Jazzy is the beautiful and charismatic (and restless) wife of Ramon, who is a proud fisherman. In fact, they practically feed their small village. That is until the fish become rare.

FULL TREATMENT & LARGER SUMMARY

Originally posted 2019-08-27 12:07:40.

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Of The Shadows

TITLE: Of The Shadows
WRITER: Glenn Gers

PREMISE: Cal, a solitary Midwesterner, comes to Los Angeles looking for his aspiring-actress sister, who vanished after moving into a shabby, sinister apartment building. As he pursues conflicting clues from the eccentric tenants, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare: is this building a hallucinatory labyrinth that brings out the hidden darkness in everyone who enters…or is an out-of-place innocent losing his mind?

CONTACT: Gersh, Greg Pedicin

Originally posted 2019-01-14 09:25:22.

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The Restaurateur

TITLE: The Restaurateur

PREMISE: A Port Aransas restaurateur and his elderly father reach an accommodation.

GENRE: Drama

TIME: Contemporary

SETTING: Port Aransas, Texas

MARKET: USA

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2017

OTHER INFORMATION: Complete and ready to shot screenplay.

Originally posted 2019-08-26 11:46:15.

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American Corporate Culture

TITLE: American Corporate Culture

PREMISE: A group of socialist/anarchist invade and eventually gain control of a U.S. Corporation.

GENRE: Drama

TIME: Contemporary

SETTING: Manhattan, New York

MARKET: USA, International

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2015

OTHER INFORMATION: This political and business drama explores the actual intent of Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 and in a biting satire exposes the mind-set and agenda of socialist/anarchist ideology in America. Orwell’s Animal Farm meets 1984. If you’re on the left, you are not alone.

This is a complete and ready to shot screenplay.

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Originally posted 2019-08-21 09:48:37.

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Lev

TITLE: Lev

PREMISE: An autistic boy must travel from Moscow to Leningrad to find his mother when his father is caught up in a Stalinist purge.

GENRE: Drama, Juvenile Drama

TIME: 1940

SETTING: Moscow, Russia

MARKET: Russia, USA, International

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2014

OTHER INFORMATION: This is a compete and ready to shot screenplay.

Originally posted 2019-08-20 10:05:40.

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Christy’s Got Cancer!

WRITER: Kim Turner

PREMISE: Kate’s hypochondriac, pot-loving mother, Christy, is heading back to live with her and her patient husband. After a seemingly innocuous procedure reveals the unexpected, Christy, Kate and their family must deal with the consequences (and each other) with their own unique brand of humor and chaos.

CONTACT: Kim Turner

Originally posted 2019-09-18 10:58:07.

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