Press Release 03/01/2022
Industrial Scripts launches The 2022 TITAN Screenwriting Prize
The second year of the prestigious annual screenwriting prize opens for submissions from writers and filmmakers globally, judged by a triumvirate of heavyweight Hollywood film and television producers.
The 2021 TITAN judges are as follows:
$3.85bn in career box office
(Credits include: John Wick franchise, Clash of the Titans franchise, Sicario franchise, Greenland, Wind River, Hotel Mumbai, A Private War)
Oscar-nominated film producer
(Credits include: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Cinderella)
(Credits include: Breaking Bad, Hannibal, House of Cards, Chambers, Blood & Oil)
In addition to the outright winners, genre category winners will also be announced, and these will range from Best Action Feature to Best Series Bible to Best TV Drama.
On the production side, the contest will also award a specific prize for the Best Diverse Script and Best Short Film Script, with the intention of aiding both towards production.
The three outright winners of The TITAN Awards will be announced in October 2022 and will receive: one year’s continuous script and career promotion; project-specific support from Industrial Scripts; marketing to the IS industry roster of executives, agents, managers and producers; a formal introduction to the three judges (who will also read their work); cash awards, software and more.
Open only to writers and filmmakers who have earned less than $50,000 from writing services in the preceding year, the contest will also award a special prize for the leading diverse script featuring underrepresented voices, and recognise the best “Wildcard” – one writer with obvious, if unvarnished, talent.
The company’s readers will assess the early rounds of the prize, before entrants are filtered down to the category winners. From these winners, Industrial Scripts will determine the Grand Finalists, and these three scripts will be submitted to Iwanyk, McIntosh and Moore for final evaluation.
After due consideration, the judges will exclusively determine the Gold-Silver-Bronze order of merit, and the prizes will be awarded in late 2022.
JOHN WICK Producer Basil Iwanyk commented:
“I don’t like writers who are perfectly cookie cutter-ish. So to be able to read writers before they start adjusting to fit their perceived audience in showbiz is really exciting to me…”
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Producer Shannon McIntosh said:
“I’m thrilled to be involved with this year’s TITAN awards because it’s a tremendous opportunity for fresh and exciting voices to find a platform to stand on and grow from…”
BREAKING BAD Producer Karen Moore commented:
“Having judged the inaugural TITAN, I found it a lovely surprise to read the 2021 winners and am excited to uncover more fresh voices in 2022…”
Further Information, Partners & Sponsors
The TITAN Awards is kindly partnered with and supported by leading non-profit bottled water company Belu, who have donated over $7m to WaterAid, to-date, as well as screenwriting software providers Arc Studio Pro and Final Draft.
The TITAN Awards opened for entries on 1 March 2022 and closes for entries on 30 June 2022:
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