Midnight Evil's 

Short Zombie Horror Screenplay Competition

Sponsored by:

Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group

Entry Rules and Guidelines  

Midnight Evil's Short Zombie Horror Screenplay Competition is unlike most other screenplay contests.
There are No Entry Fee's.
There are no empty promises of shopping your screenplay around Hollywood.
There are no worthless trophies, plaques or certificates.
That's because our four Grand Prize-winning screenplay's will actually be produced by
Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group into a feature-length DV motion picture!


Plus, the Four winning screenwriters will each
a one time cash payment. 

1st Place    $200 

2nd Place   $150

3rd Place    $100

4th Place    $50

So, don't delay. Enter today!

THE RULES

Eligibility: The screenplay competition may be entered by anyone throughout the world who is 18 years of age or older. The judges of the competition, Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group , their employees and immediate families are disqualified from participating in this competition. Multiple entries (with multiple fees) by an individual or group are acceptable. Each entrant assumes the sole responsibility for determining this competition's legality in his or her place of residence. Applicants may not have entered into any prior option or sale agreement with respect to the submitted work.


Judging:
Midnight Evil Productions and
CCI Media Group. along with a team of affiliated persons will select the top 100 screenplays. A panel of industry judges will judge the final selections. The judges (who are all well respected and vital members of our indie community) will select four winners.
Standards for Judging: The judges shall read and evaluate each of the 100 final selections properly submitted with an attached valid entry fee. Each screenplay, which meets the technical requirements, as set forth in these rules, shall be judged on the basis of originality, thought, passion and the desire to create a unique cinematic experience. This is a competition of skill - not chance. The four most compelling screenplays as determined by the judges will be the winners.


Technical Requirements: Each entry shall: 

1) Consist of not more than 30 pages (20 pages is ideal) written in English. Submitted screenplays must be in standard format typeset. Courier 12 point, pages must be numbered, with margins not less than 1 inch. Screenplays must be 3-hole punched and bound with brass fasteners (a.k.a. brads).

2) Please include a cover with your screenplay providing us with your name, address, telephone number and email address (if applicable). 

3) The entry shall be accompanied by two (2) SELF- ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPES to be used for the acknowledgement of receipt of entry and a second for either a list of the winning entries (on request). 

4) Entry submission: a) Read and follow all the rules on the Online Entry Form b) Include a copy of your screenplay. c) Include a copy of the Submission Agreement and Release form with your signature. d) Include a completed copy of the Entry Form. e) Mail to: Midnight Evil Productions P.O. Box 425 Brea CA 92821-0425. When we have received your entry we will mark your entry as received and send you your receipt and confirmation by email (if applicable) or in the SASE you have provided. Please tell us on your cover page how you heard about the competition.


Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before
October 31, 2006  and must arrive at Midnight Evil Productions, Inc. by November 11, 2006. The entries should be addressed to Midnight Evil Productions, Inc. P.O. Box 425 Brea CA 92822-0425, to insure proper delivery. Midnight Evil Productions and
CCI Media Group. are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail. Any entry posted or received after the above deadlines will be ineligible unless Midnight Evil Productions announces an extension of the competition.


Deadline for Determination of Winning Screenplays and Runners-up:
The four winners shall be chosen on December 3, 2005.

The successful entrants will have their screenplays produced by Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group, on DVCAM after they have received their qualification letter from Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group. If the winner's refuse in writing to accept the prize, does not qualify by the competition rules or if we are unable to contact him/her within two weeks, then the prize shall be awarded to the first runner-up and if necessary the second runner-up. We will use the address or email information provided to notify entrants of any extensions and to contact winners at the end of the competition. Please notify us of any changes in your contact information.


Publication: By entering the screenplay competition, entrant grants permission for sponsors to publish all or part of their submitted screenplay and to use the entrant's name and photograph to publicize the successful entries - all without royalty or other consideration.
Taxes / Fees: The successful entrant shall be solely responsible for any and all taxes, including but not limited to any transfer taxes and fees, income taxes, legal fees, or any fees of any kind imposed upon or arising out of the successful participation in this screenplay competition.


Description of the Prize: The Screenplay  Prize
Grand Total $500 = 1st Place $200 - 2nd Place - $150 - 3rd Place $100 - 4th Place $50. Midnight Evil Productions and
CCI Media Group. will produce a feature-length DV motion picture (the "DVFilm") based on the four Winning Screenplays. Subject to availability and contractual or professional commitments, Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group. will act as producers and/or executive producers of the DVFilm. The four Winning Screenplay Contestant (s) will be receive a 1099 tax form and are responsible for reporting there  income to the IRS and pay there own taxes .   Contestant (s) will not participate in the future earnings of the DVFilm. Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group. plans to seek distribution of the production in all worldwide markets upon completion of the DVFilm, or at such other time as Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group. determines in its sole discretion to be appropriate. Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group. shall have all approvals and controls over the production and distribution of the DV Film. Production is being presented "as is" with no guarantee as to the success of the winners in regards to distribution or to earnings expectations.
Extensions: Midnight Evil Productions and
CCI Media Group. solely reserves the right to extend the deadline of the screenplay competition entry, determinations of the winning entries and judges statement for one extension period of up to 120 days.


Prize Transfer: All prizes awarded in connection with the Competition are nontransferable and non
endorseable.


Force Majeure: Entries will be deemed VOID if incomplete or illegible. Promoter reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition and these Official Rules if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Competition is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the
Competition. In the event Promoter is prevented from continuing with the Competition or the production of the Picture by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Promoter's control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), Promoter shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition or the production of the DVFilm, as applicable.


Local, State, Federal and International Regulations: This competition is subject to provisions of all applicable local, state, federal and international regulations. This offer is void where prohibited.


Competition "winners" are subject to the approval of Midnight Evil Productions and CCI Media Group.


Questions regarding the
Midnight Evil's Short Zombie Horror Screenplay Competition should be directed to the Competition Director by sending email to: Contest@midnightevil.com

 

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