One of the topics in yesterday’s wide ranging discussion was screenwriting competitions. The two specifically mentioned were Scriptapalooza and the Nicholl Fellowship. While both are no doubt ultra-competitive, the benefits of being read by industry professionals and that level of exposure for the script and writer is compelling.
Has anyone submitted scripts to these or any other high profile competition and, if so, what was the experience like? Did you register your script with the WGA first? Get requests for the script or contacts from production companies after the competition? Did it further your writing career?
All feedback greatly appreciated!