Fellowship Recipient Will Receive:

  • Fellowship recipient will be sent to a Robert McKee Story Seminar.
  • Airfare and Hotel to Los Angeles or New York.
  • 6 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza's network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.

5 Recipients Will Receive:

  • 3 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza's network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.
  • We will offer advice, guidance and direction on your script.

Fellowship Fees:

  • Fellowship entry only $45
  • Fellowship entry with 4-5 pages of feedback $105

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application and fee.
  • Your screenplay emailed to us in PDF format.
  • Applicant must answer the following essay question:
    Why are you interested in this fellowship and what do you hope to gain from it? (1 page maximum)

Timeline:

  • Fellowship currently accepting screenplays. Deadline is July 1st.
  • Applicants get their feedback between July thru September.
  • We announce the top 6 Fellows on October 9th.
  • We announce the Fellowship recipient on October 23rd.
  • Fellowship recipient attends the McKee Story Seminar in 2018.

The system of reviewing the applicants is anonymous. The reviewer will not know the applicant’s gender, name or address.

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The fellowship is an opportunity for a writer to focus, learn, grow, and gain confidence.

Meet Our Mentors

Jeff Garlin : Garlin Pictures

Garlin Pictures is an LA-based production company with a literary management arm, specializing in the development and production of independent and studio films, television and web content.

Travis Bell : Seven Bridges Group

The Seven Bridges Group is recognized as one of the top 100 Sports/ Talent Management firms since 2012. Travis Bell, started the firm in 2008 and has achieved massive success in several verticals while representing clients on a global scale.

Justin Ross : Bohemia Group Originals

Bohemia Group Originals utilizes our domestic and international relationships in the entertainment business to help develop, sell and produce feature films, television, and web series.

Alexia Melocchi : Little Studio Films

Partner of Little Studio Films, had a successful career in the international film industry, both as a producer of international projects as well as a worldwide sales agent.

Katrina Nahikian : Bullet Heart

Producer/Development Executive in television, features and commercials and has worked at Lions Gate, Fox, Universal and Disney. With a strong belief that "content is king" she loves the opportunity to discover new and unique voices in storytelling.

Lawrence B. Mott : 51 Minds

Widely credited for creating the celebreality genre of reality programming, 51 Minds Entertainment has amused and shocked viewers with its enormously popular television series. Now the company has moved into developing scripted content for film, television, and digital.

Apply for the Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Terms:

  • You must be 18 or older to apply.
  • Your script must be in English. All genres are accepted.
  • We only accept feature film screenplays between 80-140 pages.
  • Your script must be in PDF format.
  • This is an international Fellowship, we do accept scripts from around the world.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • We recommend you register your script with the WGA or the US Copyright Office.
  • We do accept writing teams. If a team wins the Fellowship, one (1) prize is awarded.
  • Your script cannot be under an option when submitting.
  • Once you submit your script, we do not accept revisions or replacements.
  • You may submit more than one entry, but they must be submitted separately with their own application and fee.
  • If your script becomes optioned, sold or produced during the timeframe of the fellowship, your entry will be disqualified.
  • Adaptations are eligible if the work is in public domain or writer has the rights to it.
  • All entries are non-refundable.
  • Any candidate who does not meet the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified.

Past Fellowship Recipients

  • 2017 Jonathan Ammon
  • 2016 Inger Dietrichs

About Scriptapalooza

The Scriptapalooza Fellowship was founded in 2016 and was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help accommodate their creative process and skills. Helping as many writers as possible has always been the foundation and heart of Scriptapalooza, and this mission will be furthered with the Fellowship.

Copyright and Ownership

Scriptapalooza Inc. or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this Fellowship claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this Fellowship. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this Fellowship remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

Publicity

Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Fellowship constitutes each entrant’s consent to Scriptapalooza Inc. and its agents’ and Fellowship sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.