After a storm destroys her small farm, killing her mother and father, an adolescent girl is sent off on a journey of survival.This logline comes from Oscar-winning producer Edward Saxon (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Ulee's Gold, Adaptation). Early deadline is February 28 and final deadline is April 30.
The way the contest works is that you submit up to the first fifteen pages of a feature script based on the logline provided. Genre is up to you - you can write it as comedy, drama, sci-fi, horror or anything else that floats your boat. I do have to wonder how many Wizard of Oz-type scripts they're going to get.
Prizes are pretty sweet - the top ten finalists go into a twelve week mentoring program to finish their scripts, then a winner is chosen to take meetings with Saxon and Benderspink.