25 May 2011

Call for Screenplay with Gay/ Lesbian Characters: One In Ten Screenplay Contest

Post date: 25 May 2011
Deadline: 1 September 2011

One In Ten Screenplay Contest is open to all writers and offers cash awards and industry contacts to the winners. A requirement of the competition is that at least one of the primary characters in the screenplay be gay or lesbian (bisexual, transgender, questioning, and the like) and that gay and lesbian characters must be portrayed positively. All writers are encouraged to enter!

Winners announced on November 15, 2011.


1. Screenplays must not have been previously optioned, produced, or purchased prior to September 1, 2011.
2. Screenplays must be original work of applicant(s).
3. Winning screenplay submissions written by 2 or more writers require all awards to be divided equally among the writers.
4. Screenplays must be in English.
5. Multiple submissions are accepted but each submission requires a separate entry form and separate fee.
6. Screenplays must be between 90 - 125 pages.
7. Cherub Productions is not responsible for screenplays lost, stolen, or lost in shipping.
8. Judges decisions are final.
9. Screenplays must contain at least one primary character who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning.
10. Screenplays must portray the primary gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning character positively.
11. Entry must be postmarked by September 1, 2011.
12. Each submission must be accompanied with a $45.00 (US) submission fee** (Payable to: Cherub Productions, One In Ten Screenplay Contest).

Entrants Outside of the United States

Please submit $45.00 (US) in cash or an international money order drawn on a US Bank.
Entry fees not drawn on a US Bank are subject to a $25.00 (US) bank processing fee.

Prizes for the 2011 Contest
  • 1st Place $1000 cash prize and submission to 5 studios / producers / agents
  • 2nd Place $500 cash prize and submission to 3 studios / producers / agents
  • 3rd Place $100 cash prize or Jungle Software
*Additional prizes provided by Script P.I.M.P.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: cherubfilm@aol.com

For submissions: click here

Website: http://www.screenplaycontests.com/oneinten/index.html
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