CELEBRATING WOMEN & DIVERSITY
The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing excellence in screenplays with compelling female protagonists and in screenplays that showcase diversity.
It all starts with a script
The Cynosure Screenwriting Competition seeks to reward screenplays in two categories: scripts with compelling female protagonists and scripts that showcase diversity. There will be one $5000 Grand Prize winner. This winner can come from either category. Additionally, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a Cynosure Mentorship – a meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager. The First Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $500. The Second Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $250.
Judges for the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards have been established actors and industry professionals from production companies, studios, agencies and management companies. A partial list includes:
- Fox Searchlight
- The Jacobson Company
- Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency
- Crescendo Productions
- New Regency Entertainment
- The Steve Tisch Co.
- Mandate Pictures
- DiNovi Picture
Cynosure scripts have been solicited by various studios and production companies, including Fox, ABC Television, Viacom, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation, Arpil Entertainment, Mohawk Productions, Flying Freehold Productions, Edmonds Entertainment, Klasky Csupo, Inc., Berg/Saccani Entertainment. In addition, scripts have been requested by agents and managers from Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency, the Radmin Company, Smith Entertainment, KPE Entertainment, Accurate Representation and Energy Entertainment, among others.
Most frequent questions and answers
Cynosure offers 2 ways to submit your script
- UPLOAD: You may upload your script using our online submission form.
- MAIL: If submitting by mail, please attach a signed copy of the .pdf application.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE .PDF ENTRY FORM
Please send completed application form, entry fee and script to:
Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
3699 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Make checks or money orders payable to the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards.
The appropriate application fee must accompany each submission.
Postmarked or Received by April 4, 2020: $50
Postmarked or Received by June 13, 2020: $65
EXTENDED LATE DEADLINE
Postmarked or Received by September 8, 2020 : $75
There will be one $5,000 Grand Prize Cash Award given to the best script from either category. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Cynosure Mentorship – a meeting with an established Hollywood Producer, Agent or Manager.
The First Runner-Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $500.
The Second Runner Up from each category will receive a cash prize of $250.
A panel of industry professionals from studios, production companies, agencies and management offices will conduct the judging. Winners will be announced on December 1, 2020.