Family Screenwriting Competition

Family-friendly, four-quadrant movies and TV are the engine of Hollywood! ScreenCraft is celebrating great emerging writers with our Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition. We’d love to read your script!

Throughout Hollywood history, broad family-friendly storytelling has been at the forefront of box office and television success. Whether you have a faith-friendly movie or an adventurous TV series, we want to read your script if it’s appropriate for an audience of all ages. We’re not just seeking stories for kids – we’re seeking stories that transcend age groups and appeal to the whole family. Our judges are looking for TV pilots, short scripts, and feature screenplays.  

ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sell their scripts to major studios and have been hired by companies like Universal, Netflix, Amazon, Millennium, CBS, and many more. ScreenCraft’s winners are also highly sought after by literary managers and agents who are open to signing to new writer clients. Over 100 ScreenCraft writers have signed with top management companies and agencies like 3 Arts, Anonymous Content, CAA, WME, UTA, Paradigm, Lit Entertainment, and many more. 

Get in front of Hollywood judges who love great family films.

Creative Executive, Walden Media
At Walden Media Julia Friley works to create and develop film and TV projects, including the recently-released THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB on Netflix. Prior to Walden she worked at Sony and Columbia Pictures on such projects as SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING and VENOM. With a passion for literature and a passion for four-quadrant stories, she is always looking for new ways to tell classic stories.

Head of Children’s Programming, Hello Sunshine
At Hello Sunshine, Curley heads the Kids & Animation division, to create stories for the next generation of women... girls of today. Prior to that, she was the senior vice president of franchise animation at Nickelodeon and spearheaded the development on THE JOJO AND BOWBOW SHOWSHOW, MIDDLE SCHOOL MOGULS and more. As a producer at Sesame Workshop, her contributions to THE ELECTRIC COMPANY led to a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Series in 2012.

Director of Development, Sony’s Affirm Films
Director of Development at Sony’s Affirm Films, the studio behind SOUL SURFER, COURAGEOUS, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and more successful and acclaimed faith-friendly films. Affirm Films is a film studio and label of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which produces, markets, and acquires faith-based films.

President, Mischief Productions
Emmy Award-winning producer, director and writer Jessica Yingling launched Mischief Productions in 2014. Her projects include LOVE UNDER THE OLIVE TREE and ANYTHING FOR LOVE for the Hallmark Channel. She previously worked as an executive with film/TV producer Arnold Rifkin and was actively involved with acquiring, developing and packaging projects for the company’s production slate, including LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, DECEPTION, and NIGHT TRAIN.

Writer and Producer
Redefining the genre of Family content, Jeff Pinkner is the Writer and Producer of the wildly successful JUMANJI and JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, co-written with Scott Rosenberg. He also wrote for J.J Abrams’ hit ABC spy series ALIAS, helped create the Emmy and Golden Globe winning ABC series LOST, and served as a showrunner for FOX’s science fiction series FRINGE. Pinkner remains active in television under his Midnight Radio banner, responsible for HIGH FIDELITY on Hulu starring Zoe Kravitz and the upcoming series for the company include CITADEL for Amazon, and COWBOY BEBOP for Netflix.

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Thursday 8 October, 2020
Thursday 31 December, 2020

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