SOURCE: Final Draft

March 07, 2007 13:56 ET

Final Draft, Inc. Announces 8th Annual Big Break International Screenwriting Contest

Winners Receive Over $30,000 in Cash and Prizes Plus Meetings With Industry Professionals

CALABASAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2007 -- Final Draft, Inc.,, publisher of Final Draft®, the #1-selling scriptwriting software, today announced the Grand Prizes for its 8th Annual Big Break International Screenplay Contest. Big Break is an annual, global screenwriting competition designed to promote emerging creative talent. The Top Ten Finalists in the competition receive generous prize packages that include a gift certificate from The Writers Store, a subscription to Script Magazine, a current version of Final Draft software, having the winning script read by top industry writers and agencies, free admission to Gotham Writers' Workshop ten-week class, free admission to any 2008 Take a Meeting, a Final Draft event, additional prizes and $500 in cash.

The First Place Winner will be receiving all of those prizes in addition to cash totaling $15,000 and the possibilities to which this kind of recognition can lead. In fact, the winner from the 2004 Big Break Contest, Rylend Grant, was quickly signed by CAA and secured a six-figure deal to write for an A-list actress and an Oscar®-winning director. Two of the 2006 finalists' scripts have already been optioned!

"We are thrilled to create inroads into a challenging industry, and look forward to paving the way for the next generation of screenwriters," said Liz Alani, Contest Director. For more information about the Big Break Contest, visit

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