April 11, 2021

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.

Lonely Boy

TITLE: Lonely Boy

WRITER: Neville Kiser

PREMISE: When a young hospital orderly and cinephile is recently diagnosed with terminal skin cancer, his world is turned upside down the moment his cancer comes to life in the form of actor Bill Murray.

CONTACT: UTA, Keya Khayatian & Amanda Hymson

Originally posted 2019-01-16 09:41:20.

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One Night in Mississippi

One Night in Mississippi by Michele Atkins

An elderly black man in present day with onset dementia must confront the secrets of his past in order to pursue a man, thought deceased, involved in the white supremacist killing of his brother in 1964 Mississippi. Kevin Bray is attached to direct in addition to producing.

Producers: Kevin Bray, Caviar, Francey Grace

Originally posted 2019-12-31 04:22:10.

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The Half of It

The Half of It by Alice Wu

A smart, lonely teen is commissioned by the high school running-back to write love letters to the object of his, and her, affection.

Agency: Creative Artists Agency

Agents: Stevee Jo Eads, Darian Lanzetta, John Mcgregor

Producer: Anthony Bregman

Financier: Netflix

Originally posted 2019-12-25 05:50:07.

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Pray for Rain

TITLE: Pray for Rain

PREMISE: In the middle of the worst drought in modern history, a West Texas rancher prays for rain. He gets Rain, a Hollywood starlet. This is the story of an improbable romance between an embattled rancher and a Hollywood starlet. When Rain visits Randy’s ranch, he learns that he has competition for Rain’s affection. With water, grass and financial problems brought on by the drought, Randy must fend off Adonis-like professional baseball players, tattooed rock musicians and the sons of a big time film producer.

GENRE: Contemporary Western, Romantic drama

TIME: Contemporary

SETTING: West Texas

MARKET: USA, International

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2015

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

Originally posted 2019-08-23 10:45:05.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood by Ross Lazar, Sebastian Shepard

When a new job transplants an upper-middle class family from San Francisco into an up-and-coming neighborhood outside of Portland, they don’t get the neighborly welcome they were expecting.

Agency: WME Entertainment

Agents: Mike Fera, Nick Hoagland

Originally posted 2019-12-12 09:49:33.

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The Red And White Blues

WRITERS: Nelson Handel, Ron Taylor

PREMISE: Two college football teams collide in a game with implications far beyond the scoreboard. On November 9, 1912, twenty years after the massacre at Wounded Knee, the teams from Army and the Carlisle Indian School play for the national championship.

CONTACT: Nelson Handel, Ron Taylor

Originally posted 2019-09-18 10:42:51.

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John L.

TITLE: John L.
WRITER: Ryan Gallagher

PREMISE: A troubled prizefighter in the 1800s must defeat his enemies, in and out of the ring, in his quest to become bare-knuckle champion of the world. But as the violent bloodsport comes under fire, the aspiring champion must fight for his life, his freedom and his place in a changing America.

CONTACT: Ryan Gallagher

Originally posted 2019-01-28 07:29:27.

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South China Sea

TITLE: South China Sea

PREMISE: A transgender Filipino becomes the victim of discrimination but rises to hero status when hostilities erupt in the South China Sea.

GENRE: LBGTQ drama, drama, war drama

TIME: Future

SETTING: Philippines

MARKET: Asia, USA, International

WRITER: Alan Nafzger

CONTACT: alan.nafzger@gmail.com

COPYRIGHT: 2016

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

Philippines Fishermen vs The Chinese Navy in the South China Sea

LOGLINE: A transgender woman must join a Philippine fishing crew to escape homelessness. In the South China Sea, Riley finds discrimination, adventure and in the end personal victory.

CHARACTERS

Riley: Homosexual male thrust into life of hardship. She must abandon her true sexuality to survive.

Nobleza: Owner of a fishing fleet. When her boat is rescued from a typhoon, he adopts Riley and places him as a cook on a fishing boat.

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Originally posted 2019-08-24 11:14:59.

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The Seventh

The Seventh by Reiss Clauson-Wolf, Julian Silver

A look at the regiment led by Colonel Custer in the days leading up to the disastrous fight at Little Bighorn against Sitting Bull.

Agency: Paradigm Talent Agency

Agents: Mark Ross, Zac Simmons, Chris Smith

Management: Hollander Entertainment

Managers: Russell Hollander

Originally posted 2019-12-03 18:11:14.

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