The Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Screenwriting Contest is Now Open for Entries

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Final Draft, Inc. announces the launch of its 11th Annual BIG BREAK International Screenwriting Contest which opens February 1st and closes June 15.

Final Draft, Inc., publisher of Final Draft®, the #1-selling scriptwriting software and Script magazine, announces the launch of its 11th Annual BIG BREAK International Screenwriting Contest which opens February 1st and closes June 15. Judges will read the top-10 scripts in September, and the top-three winners will be announced at an awards event in October.

About the Final Draft, Inc. BIG BREAK International Screenwriting Contest
BIG BREAK is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals. Since its inception in 1999, the Big Break Contest has awarded screenwriters with over $230,000 in cash and prizes and invaluable industry exposure. Now in its eleventh year, the BIG BREAK contest has become one of the most popular in the nation because of its generous payout and previous winners' successes.

BIG BREAK consistently lives up to its name, with a long list of success stories for its winners. The first contest's winner, Dawg, by Ken Hastings, was produced and shot by Gold Circle Films (starring Elizabeth Hurley and Denis Leary). The 2004 winner Rylend Grant was quickly signed by CAA and secured a six-figure deal to write for an A-list actress and an Oscar® -winning director. 2005 winner Julia Van Develder's The Escape Artist is in pre-production after being optioned by a U.K. production company with an award-winning director attached. The BIG BREAK 2007 winner Robert Frisbee and 2009 winner Wyatt Wakeman were both quickly signed by Benderspink management after their wins.

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About Final Draft, Inc.
Final Draft, Inc. was founded in 1991 to develop a scriptwriting program that allows the writer to concentrate on the creative process and not on Hollywood's stringent formatting rules. Since then, FINAL DRAFT has become the Hollywood professional's choice and the world's #1-selling scriptwriting program.

In September of 2006, Final Draft, Inc. acquired SCRIPT magazine.

Final Draft, Inc. seeks to educate, advance and celebrate the scriptwriter with a suite of offerings that now includes software, services, publications and events.

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