Road to New Republic Feature Competition

GRAND PRIZE: $10,000 Option with New Republic Pictures

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Roadmap Writers is proud to partner with production company and independent financier, New Republic Pictures to launch our “Road to New Republic” Feature Writing Competition!

The competition, which is open to feature scripts of all genres will award one grand prize winner a guaranteed $10,000 option fee for their feature script with New Republic Pictures!

Through partnerships with major studios, that include a co-financing deal with Paramount, and foreign sales companies, New Republic brings outstanding commercial motion pictures from distinguished filmmakers to theaters worldwide. Their slate of upcoming films includes the Elton John Biopic ROCKETMAN starring Taron Egerton which will be released by Paramount in 2019.

Founded by Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Oliver (BLACK SWAN, HACKSAW RIDGE, AMERICAN MADE, BLACK MASS, THE WOMAN IN BLACK), whose films have cumulatively grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and nominated for 13 Oscars, 14 Golden Globes and 23 BAFTA Awards, New Republic seeks to tell stories that entertain, inform and inspire audiences with intelligence, passion, and creativity.

As always, our runners-up and finalists will also receive prizes to help create opportunities to put them front and center with industry executives and reps.

Don’t miss out! This is a fantastic opportunity that can help launch your writing career!

Entry Instructions

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 jorge@roadmapwriters.com.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF REGISTRATION. SCRIPTS RECEIVED AFTER THIS PERIOD WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.

WINNER ANNOUNCED! View the full list

Grand Prize
$10,000 Option with New Republic Pictures
One year of Roadmap Writers' On-Ramp Program
5 Virtual Meetups with industry professionals
Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
Exclusive Interview, featured on Roadmap Writers' website

Runner-up
One Year of Roadmap Writers' On-Ramp Program
4 Virtual Meetups with industry professionals
Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
Featured on Roadmap Writers' website

Top 10: Finalists
Skype Meeting w/ New Republic Pictures exec
6 months of Roadmap Writers' On-Ramp Program
4 Virtual Meetups with industry professionals
Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
Featured on Roadmap Writers' website

Top 20: Semi-Finalists
One month of Roadmap Writers' On-Ramp Program
Featured in our Competition booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
Featured on Roadmap Writers' website

Top 50: Quarter-Finalists
60-minute strategy session with an industry executive
Featured on Roadmap Writers' website

Contest Deadlines & Pricing

Early ends: November 15
$45

Regular ends: December 15
$60

Late ends: January 31
$75

Add Feedback Notes: $45
One-two page analysis of your script

Announcements

Announcement Dates are tentatively scheduled as follows (dates subject to change):
Top 50 (quarter-finalist) - Thursday, March, 28th, 2019
Top 20 (semi-finalist) - Thursday, April, 11th, 2019
Top 10 (finalists) - Wednesday, April, 24th 2019
Runner-up - Thursday, May, 2nd 2019
Grand Prize Winner - Thursday, May, 2nd 2019


NEW REPUBLIC: ADDITIONAL INFO

Scoring

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria. The below explanations of each criterion is by no means an exhaustive list, but just an example of some of the questions readers and judges consider in each category.

Premise/Concept
Is it unique/original? Is it a new spin on a familiar story? Is it commercial? Is it a festival-worthy indie? Can it succinctly be explained? Do the actions and obstacles advance the story?

Characters
Are the characters fully developed? Is their purpose or struggle clearly identifiable? Do they have a clear and complete arc? Are they multi-layered? Are the characters relatable or accessible to the reader?

Dialogue
Do the characters have a distinct voice? Does the dialogue elevate the scene? Does it heighten the overall story? Does it propel the story forward?

Story
Is the story compelling? Does it serve to propel the characters and events forward in a meaningful way?

Structure
Does the story have a clear beginning, middle and end? Does it have the appropriate structural beats? Is the script formatted properly? Were there extensive typos?

Voice/Style
Does the writer use interesting word choice and sentence structure? Do they have a unique way to view and relay what’s happening in the story?