Who can apply
- Submissions must be feature-length screenplays, completed after September 2019.
- All submitted screenplays must be in English.
- Filmmakers must be U.S.-based, meaning U.S. citizens or living & working in the U.S.
Q: I am an American producer/filmmaker working overseas. May I still apply to U.S. Features?
A: Yes. The program is open to any U.S.-based filmmakers, meaning any U.S. citizen or anyone working and living in the U.S.
Q: I submitted my screenplay last year. May I apply with the same script?
A: For projects that have been submitted before, we ask that the script be substantially (i.e. radically updated) in the last year. If it’s simply the same draft of a script that was submitted last year, we recommend not applying again.
Q: Does my project need to be registered with WGA?
A: Yes. All U.S. projects must be registered with the WGA.
Q: Is there a benefit to applying before the Early Deadline?
A: Yes. To encourage early submissions, applicants submitting by the Early Deadline pay a $45 submission fee. Applicants submitting by the Final Deadline pay a $60 submission fee.