SCRIPT2COMIC
SCRIPT2COMIC
SCRIPT2COMIC

YOUR STORY. MADE REAL.

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What do hit TV series The Walking Dead, Watchmen, Umbrella Academy & The Boys and films like Old Guard and Extraction all have in common?  

THEY ALL

STARTED

AS COMICS

 Hard Truth 

99% OF SCRIPTS NEVER GET MADE.

Most scripts never get read by more than a handful of people. Even studio-commissioned and contest-winning screenplays very rarely get 'produced'.

 Real Opportunity 

WE WILL MAKE YOUR SCRIPT A REAL COMIC.

This contest is different. Winners get their scripts made into comic books or graphic novels and published by one of the top indie comic labels.

 Endless Possibility 

NOT JUST PUBLISHED. OPTIONED.

These comic properties will be optioned by leading Hollywood production companies and read by top industry producers, agents, managers and financiers.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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WEST MOON CHRONICLES
CHARM CITY
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TRANCE

2022 PREMIERE SPONSOR

PICTURESTART, which focuses on "discovery of voice" content and storytelling, is the media company founded by producer and former studio executive Erik Feig. Launched in May 2019, PICTURESTART has a rich and diverse slate of film, TV, and audio projects. Among seven films produced or financed since launch are UNPREGNANT, on HBO Max in 2020; AM I OK?, Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allyne's debut directorial effort, which premiered at Sundance 2022, and CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, the 2022 Sundance Audience Award winner, co-financed by PICTURESTART and sold to Apple.  

 

Working with nearly every outlet from Warner Brothers to Netflix to Apple to Lionsgate; and with stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Julianne Moore, Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, and Jamie Foxx, PICTURESTART is producing and shepherding such storied IP as GREASE, BORDERLANDS, and THE FUGITIVE, alongside original ideas from the top established and up and coming creatives in the business, and continuing its history of adaptations of New York Times bestsellers with such projects as LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, GREAT CIRCLE, and RULES OF CIVILITY. 

 
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DISCOVERY OF VOICE PRIZE

PICTURESTART is all about telling “Discovery of Voice” stories in every medium—from film and TV to audio and digital. These are stories about figuring out who you are, what your purpose is, who your people are, and what your place is in the world. With this prize, we have a chance to push that focus one step further, helping talented creatives build out universes populated by truly unforgettable characters who are discovering their places in those worlds. 

 

Tell us your best Discovery of Voice story, and we’ll select the most creative entry, with a singular voice and unique world at its center, as our grand prize winner. 

TIMELINE

Deadlines, entry fees and judging timeline for the 2022 Script2Comic Contest.

Entries open March 5th, 2022. (All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.)

Early Bird - $55

Enter by March 21st, 2022

Standard Entry - $65

Enter by April 11th, 2022

Late Entry - $75

Enter by May 8th, 2022

Last Minute  - $85

Enter by June 5th, 2022

Quarter-Finalists

Announced July 15th, 2022

Semi-Finalists

Announced August 5th, 2022

Finalists

Announced September 15, 2022

Feedback - $95

Available at time of entry

Winners

Announced December 1st, 2022

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PRIZES

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Grand Prize

Grand Prize -
Discovery of Choice

  •  Your story will be made into a limited series comic and published by Scout Comics, a leading indie publisher.

  •  Your comic series will be put into active development for either film or television by PICTURESTART, the Discovery of Voice media company founded by Erik Feig.

  • Grand Prize winner receives a custom 'holo-foil' CGC graded copy of their first issue as well as 50 individual copies of their work. 

  • + More to be announced soon!

 

In 2020 we launched with 4 prizes, with a guarantee one script would be made into a limited series or graphic novel and one script would be made into a one-shot comic. We ended up awarding six prizes, with plans to make most, if not all of those winning scripts into a comic book!  In 2022, Script2Comic we hope to see even more winners made into comics!

3rd Place

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1st Prize

  • Your story turned into a one-shot comic and published by Scout Comics or another leading indie publisher.

  • Your comic optioned by one or more of our production sponsors and put into active development.

  • Win a special 'Gold Foil' CGC award slab and 30 individual copies of your published work. 

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2nd Prize

  • Your story made into a comic and published by one of the top indie publishers.

  • Your comic will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development. 

  • Win a special 'Silver Foil' CGC award slab and 20 individual copies of your published work. 

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3rd Prize

  • Your story made into a comic short story and published in an anthology by a leading indie comic publisher.

  • Your property optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development. 

  • Win a special bronze-label' CGC award slab and and 20 individual copies of your published work.  

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Special Jury Prize

  •  Your story will be made into a comic, graphic novel, children's book or anthology excerpt that will published by Scout Comics or another leading comic publisher.

  •  The The Special Jury Prize-winning property will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development.

  • Special Jury Prize winner receives a custom 'ivory-foil' CGC award slab as well as 20 individual copies of their work. 

Script2Comic Grand Prize Award CGC

AWARDS

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SPONSORED BY

Each winner gets a custom CGC® Award Series slab perfect for displaying on your wall or desk. CGC® will also grade and slab each winner's comic when published.

Script2Comic CGC Award Series Silver
Script2Comic CGC Award Series Bronze
Script2Comic CGC Award Series White

JUDGES

 We have many of our original judges back for year two as well as some new faces from  the production   companies behind blockbuster movies like MALEFICENT, FAST & FURIOUS, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLETAP    and hit TV shows like SUPERSTORE and STUMPTOWN. 

 
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 Jonathan Kadin - KadinCreative 

Prior to launching KadinCreative in 2019, Jonathan was a motion picture studio executive for 20 years at Sony’s Columbia Pictures label. During this time he rose up the ranks to Executive Vice President and oversaw over 30 films, including successful hits like the recent release of Bad Boys For Life, as well as the 21 Jump Street franchise, acclaimed comedies such as Superbad and Step Brothers, and the Academy Award best picture nominee, Moneyball. 

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 Erik Feig - PICTURESTART 

Erik Feig is the founder and CEO of PICTURESTART, a media company specializing in premium Discovery of Voice content for worldwide engagement across all platforms. Since PICTURESTART launched in 2019, Erik has produced a diverse slate of projects, including Sundance Audience Award winner, Cha Cha Real Smooth directed by Cooper Raiff, starring Dakota Johnson; Luckiest Girl Alive with Mila Kunis and directed by Mike Barker, based on Jessica Knoll’s NYTimes best-selling novel; Sharper directed by Ben Caron and starring Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan and Justice Smith; raunchy comedy Strays voiced by Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx, directed by Josh Greenbaum; and Borderlands, the ambitious video game adaptation starring Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black, directed by Eli Roth.

 

Prior to founding PICTURESTART, Erik was one of the founding partners of Summit Entertainment which became the most successful independent film studio of all time, and then served as co-president of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group when Summit was acquired by them.  He has produced, supervised or originated the production of over 100 films ranging from Step Up, Twilight, and Hunger Games series to Academy Award-winning films including La La Land and The Hurt Locker, and his films have collectively grossed over $13BN at the box office. 

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 Lezlie Wills - The SpringHill Co 

Lezlie oversees scripted television for The SpringHill Co., known for TOP BOY (Netflix), SELF MADE (Netflix) and THE CROSSOVER (Disney+). Prior to SpringHill, she worked at Get Lifted Film Co., Viacom, Good Universe and Overbrook. Lezlie also produced Lionsgate's supernatural thriller, ANTEBELLUM, starring Janelle Monae. She is a native of Los Angeles and an alumna of Spelman College.

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 David Bowles - Chispa Comics 

David Bowles is an award-winning author and translator from South Texas. Among his many works are the graphic novel series TALES OF THE FEATHERED SERPENT and CLOCKWORK CURANDERA. David is also the co-editor-in-chief of Chispa, the Latinx imprint of Scout Comics.

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 Jon Levin - Sustainable Imagination 

Jon Levin, President of Film and TV at Fourward, spent 30+ years at CAA, packaging such films as MIDNIGHT RUN, HOOK, UNBROKEN, HOSTILES, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, SHREK, CORALINE and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and has been Executive Producer of Oscar-nominated THE BREADWINNER and Disney Plus+’s STARGIRL; Co-Executive Producer of MARSHALL, THE CHAPERONE and EATING ANIMALS.

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 Josh McLaughlin - Wink Pictures 

As former President of Focus Features, Josh worked on films such as ATOMIC BLONDE, BLACKKKLANSMAN, and Academy and Golden Globe-winning THEORY OF EVERYTHING.

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 Patrick Newman - Mosaic 

Patrick Newman is a Literary Manager at Mosaic, a management and production company based in Beverly Hills, CA. He represents a wide variety of writers, producers, directors, animators, video game developers, and comic book creators. Previously he worked at Broadway Video after graduating from Wesleyan University.

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 Adrian Askarieh - Prime Universe Films 

Adrian Askarieh established Prime Universe Films, Inc with a vision to develop and produce high concept feature films based on established video game and comic book IP. Adrian was instrumental in setting up hit video game franchise HITMAN at 20th Century Fox and the KANE & LYNCH game franchise with Lionsgate. Prime Universe has a First Look deal with Constantin Film (RESIDENT EVIL franchise) and adapting JUST CAUSE together with Derek Koldsted (JOHN WICK).

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 Lauren Vilchik - Tonic Films 

Lauren produced the hit horror franchise CABIN FEVER, and is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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 Tony Bui - Filmmaker 

Tony won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for his film THREE SEASONS starring Harvey Keitel. He produced GREEN DRAGON starring Patrick Swayze and directed the TV pilot THE THROWAWAYS for Sony Crackle.

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 Jamie Iracleanos - Executive 

Jamie has developed many comic book adaptations such as DOOM PATROL and SWAMP THING and has produced animation (TRANSFORMERS: THE PRIME WARS) unscripted (COMIC BOOK MEN, HOGAN KNOWS BEST) and documentaries for Disney and DC Entertainment (DC SPOTLIGHT: SHAZAM! and AQUAMAN)

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 James Haick - Scout Comics 

James Haick III is President of Scout Comics and the writer/creator of SOLAR FLARE, THE MALL, & LONG LIVE PRO WRESTLING, & THIRD WAVE 99. He also heads Scout’s business operations, web store and retail outlet in Fort Myers, Florida. 

CRITERIA

  Judges assign a score based on the following elements (10 points each): 

1. Concept

The basic premise of your story -- what it is about.

2. Plot

What happens in your story -- how the events unfold.

3. Characters

How compelling and unique are your characters.

4. Theme

The universal message your story conveys.

5. Dialogue

Unique voices, buried subtext, real emotion.

6. Market Appeal

Commercial potential and audience demand. 

7. Pacing

The timing of plot and character development.

8. Structure

Does your story have a satisfying beginning, middle and end.

9. Presentation

The style and format with which your story is on the page.

10. Emotion

Does your story make people feel something. Good, bad or ugly.

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OUR SPONSORS

 
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Los Angeles, California 90035

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