Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Wants to Read Your Screenplay

By Christopher Boone

Just make sure your screenplay is an offer he can’t refuse.

American Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola’s production company, has extended the final deadline for its 15th annual screenplay contest to October 1, 2017, 11:59:59 PT. American Zoetrope promotes its competition as a way to find and promote new, innovative voices in cinema. A group of professional readers read each script, and the final winner is chosen by Francis Ford Coppola himself. The grand prize winner receives a $5,000 prize.

When asked what the readers are looking for in the scripts, Zoetrope says, “The readers are looking for a screenplay with the best story and execution—regardless of genre or budget requirements. We seek original voices whose work will contribute to the quality, diversity, and longevity of contemporary cinema.”

Zoetrope will send the top ten finalist scripts to several top agencies and management companies for consideration for representation, including:

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From:: No Film School