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Final Draft, Inc. congratulates 2010 Big Break third-place winner Larry Brenner for the sale of his winning script Bethlehem to Universal Studios. Read more about his sale and other industry work since his big break.
Big Break is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with cash, prizes, and A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.
Over $80,000 in cash and prizes! The Big Break Contest coveted Feature Grand Prize is $15,000 cash and the Television Grand Prize is $2,500. Both winners are whisked away on an unforgettable experience of high-level industry meetings, one-on-one time with working scribes, and a red-carpet experience at the Final Draft Awards (plus much more)!
The Big Break Contest opens doors for new screenwriters. Agents, managers, and producers look for the list of Big Break winners and finalists to be announced every year. Those writers gain representation and even sell their scripts.
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