August 10, 2022

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.


Isleworth by Charlie Efron

After their marriage is shattered by the most public sex scandal in sports history, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren scramble to pick up the pieces while hiding out from the press and the police in their Florida mansion.

Management: Bellevue Productions

Managers: John Zaozirny

Producers: Bellevue Productions

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

TITLE: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

OR: The Meat Eaters

PREMISE: The plot of this film concerns 13-year-old Sita Gula, a member of a fundamentalist Muslim household in Afghanistan, learns English and begins to hang out with American soldiers. Not a good idea. There are several violent encounters with the Taliban. Sita might be a magical good luck charm or she might just be perceptive and smart leading the Americans out of danger.

GENRE: Military drama, War drama

TIME: Contemporary

SETTING: Afghanistan

MARKET: USA, International

WRITER: Alan Nafzger



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

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: What The F#@&, Over.

The Defender

The Defender by Nicholas Mariani

At the height of Jim Crow, a courageous black attorney with the audacious name of Scipio Africanus Jones risks his life and career to defend eighty-seven men wrongfully accused of murder, taking the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court and achieving a stunning victory that will change American history forever. Based on a true story.

Agency: Verve

Agents: Parker Davis, Chase Northington

Management: Writ Large

Managers: Britton Rizzio

Producers: 21 Laps

The Son Star

TITLE: The Son Star

WRITER: Michael Lindsay

Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Before she dies from recently diagnosed terminal cancer, a mother must get to Mars to see her adopted son, who’s traveled there to give a kidney to the sick biological mother that he’s never met. The story, set in the coming decade during the early human colonization of Mars, is a combination of heartbreak, humor, bravery, and love.

CONTACT: Michale Lindsay

Inhuman Nature

Inhuman Nature by Matt Fisch

When bio-tech titan Van Danzen is falsely convicted of murdering his business partner, he sends his greatest creation – a spitting-image humanoid robot – to serve a life sentence in his place. However, the humanoid’s militarized programming sends him on a rampage to escape prison and hunt those responsible for his creator’s set-up and imprisonment.

Management: Grandview

Managers: Josh Glick, Jeff Silver

Producers: Mandalay

Ask Me Anything

Ask Me Anything by John Wikstrom

A highly publicized AMA (Q&A) session between a fast-rising publicist and an aging music icon quickly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse when the event is seized by a hacker who systematically beings revealing dark secrets from both of their pasts, forcing them to publicly confront the horrific events they’ve committed on the largest social media platform in the world.

Agency: Verve

Agents: David Boxerbaum, Kyle Jensen, Nicky Mohebbi

Management: Good Fear Film + Management

Managers: Scott Stoops, Jake Wagner

The Hooverville Dead

TITLE: The Hooverville Dead

WRITER: Brantley Aufill

PREMISE: Set in St. Louis in the 1930s, washed up baseball player Will Cosgrove is a private eye with his brother Ross. When Ross goes missing, Will stumbles upon a deep secret that the disease taking over the town is not quite what it seems and a mob boss turned Governor will do anything to keep the town’s secret from being revealed.

CONTACT: Paradigm. Valarie Phillips