The Film Empire

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Bring your horror short to life!

Scrypt to Screen

The Film Empire’s Scrypt to Screen Horror Contest will offer a winning writer-director the chance to shoot a horror short under the mentorship of the lineup in Los Angeles. The screenplay will be co-directed by Adam Robitel (Insidious: Chapter 4, Netflix’s The Taking of Deborah Logan) and further developed alongside screenwriter Jeff Howard (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil).

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Submit a film script or TV pilot.

Rising Writers Initiative


Submit your screenplay to any of the three Rising Writers Initiative packages:

Screenwriting for Film

Be mentored by Jim Uhls, screenwriter of Fight Club, Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek, screenwriters of Mulan (2018) and Danny Manus, consultant of No BullScript

Screenwriting & Producers

Be mentored by Declan Baldwin, executive producer of Manchester by the Sea, Frankie Lindquist, producer and literary manager at Scooty Woop Elite, and Jen Grisanti, consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy

TV Writing

Be mentored by Aurin Squire, writer of This Is Us, Tia Napolitano, writer/producer of Grey’s Anatomy, and Suzanne Mackie, producer of Netflix’s The Crown

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