What do hit TV series The Walking Dead, Watchmen, Umbrella Academy & The Boys and films like Old Guard and Extraction all have in common?
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'.
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.
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.
2021 PREMIERE SPONSOR
Our premiere sponsor this year is MOSAIC, the management and production company behind films like ELF, STEP BROTHERS, THE OTHER GUYS and TV series like Stephen King’s THE STAND, and WEIRD CITY with Jordan Peele. Mosaic clients range from actors like Will Ferrell, Jessica Chastain, Tessa Thompson, David Duchovny, and Kumail Nanjiani, to writers and directors like Judd Apatow (40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, ANCHORMAN), Jay Roach (MEET THE PARENTS, RECOUNT), Barry Sonnenfeld (MEN IN BLACK), and Kevin Smith (CLERKS).
That means MOSAIC will be making at least one (if not more!) of our 2021 Prize Winners into a comic book or graphic novel. Not only will your story be published and on shelves nationwide, it will be put into Film/TV development by one of the most successful production and management companies in Hollywood.
Deadlines, entry fees and judging timeline for the 2021 Script2Comic Contest.
(All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.)
Enter by April 5, 2021
Early Bird - $50
Enter by May 5, 2021
Standard Entry - $60
Enter by July 5, 2021
Late Entry - $70
Enter by August 5, 2021
Last Minute - $80
Announced August 30, 2021
Announced September 20, 2021
Announced October 20, 2021
Feedback - $95
Feedback on your script is offered for an additional fee. It must be requested at time of entry.
Announced November 20, 2021
Your story will be made into a limited series or graphic novel and published by Scout Comics a leading indie publisher.
The Grand Prize-winning property will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development.
Grand Prize winner receives a custom 'holo-foil' CGC graded copy of their first issue as well as 100 individual copies of their work.
+ More to be announced!
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! This year we hope to have even more sponsors and prizes for our winners.
You 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 100 individual copies of your published work.
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 50 individual copies of your published work.
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 25 individual copies of your published work.
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 100 individual copies of their work.
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.
Alyssa Altman - VP
Roth Kirschenbaum Films
Alyssa Altman is the Vice President of Production at Roth Kirschenbaum Films where she oversees a diverse film and television slate. Her TV show, PANIC, based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Oliver, will be premiering on Amazon Prime later this year. On the feature side, Alyssa has projects in development at Netflix, Amazon, and various other studios. Before joining RK, she worked at Universal Pictures and the Gersh Agency. Alyssa is an alumna of Emerson College.
Elias Gertler - The District
Elias Gertler is a producer at The District (SUPERSTORE, THE BOLD TYPE, BAD TRIP), with director Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad. He has developed multiple comic book properties into film/tv, including STUMPTOWN at ABC and Scout’s own HENCHGIRL which is currently set up at Freeform.
Javier Chapa - Mucho Mas
Chapa is the founder and partner of Mucho Mas Media a company focused on producing Latinx content and representing people of color on both sides of the camera. He recently produced Blue Miracle starring Dennis Quaid and an all-Latinx cast which just sold to Netflix and recently secured the life rights to Myrtis Dightman, “The Jackie Robinson of Rodeo” and will star Jonathan Majors, with Gina Atwater writing and Dee Rees directing.
Roxanne Taylor - COO
Hidden Empire Film Group
Roxanne Avent Taylor is a leading producer and executive, who, alongside director Deon Taylor, formed the film company Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG). Recent projects include Lionsgate’s Fatale starring two-time Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank, 2019’s Black and Blue starring Academy Award® Nominee Naomi Harris, Frank Grillo, Tyrese Gibson and Mike Colter; and the thriller TRAFFIK which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. HEFG plans to release House Next Door and Don’t Fear later this year.
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.
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)
Adhrucia Apana - Curiosity Ent.
Adhrucia is a Producer and Executive Producer. Her credits include CAPONE starring Tom Hardy and directed by Josh Trank; the upcoming films NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK directed by John Ridley, and HARRY HAFT, starring Ben Foster directed by Barry Levinson.
Jon Levin - Fourward
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.
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.
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.
Don Handfield - Motor Content
Producer of THE FOUNDER starring Michael Keaton and co-creator of History Channel's KNIGHTFALL. Handfield co-wrote the season finale of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories reboot on Apple+ which was based on his original comic series THE RIFT.
James Haick III - 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 marketing division, web store and retail outlet in Fort Myers, Florida.
Judges assign a score based on the following elements (10 points each):