Entry Pricing & Deadlines
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Early Bird: $45
Grand Prize: Guaranteed Representation by Schemers Entertainment + $1,000 cash prize
Roadmap Writers is proud to partner with management/production company Schemers Entertainment for our DARE to SCARE Horror Feature Competition. The competition is designed to discover the next great horror writer who can blend scares and story into a truly special script.
The competition, which is open to feature scripts in the horror/thriller genre will select one grand prize winner who will receive representation by Schemers Entertainment managers Gavin Dorman and Daniel Seco, a $1,000 cash prize, industry meetings, and a suite of online educational programs from Roadmap Writers.
Prior to launching Schemers, Dorman honed his craft as a development executive at Vertigo Entertainment, where he helped shape a number of the company's biggest studio hits including THE LEGO MOVIE, IT, and DEATH NOTE. Overseeing the "Dare to Scare" competition on behalf of Schemers is Daniel Seco, who joined the company as a literary manager in 2018 after cutting his teeth at several agencies, management, and production companies including CAA, Writ Large, and Netflix.
Beyond the Grand Prize winner, our runners-up and finalists will also receive prize packages to help create opportunities to put them front and center with industry executives and reps.
Horror writers, don’t miss out on this opportunity to scare your way to the top!
For more information, you can view the official rules.Enter Now
How it Works
Following your registration, you will immediately receive a receipt. A few minutes later, you will then receive a second email with instructions for submitting your script. If you do not receive the second email with the link to submit your material, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scripts will be evaluated by a professional team of independent industry experts and shared with Schemers Entertainment. The judging criteria for each evaluation will cover Premise/Concept, Characters, Dialogue, Story, Structure, and Voice/Style.
Interview with Daniel Seco of Schemers Entertainment