Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

StumbleUpon Launches Written Media Contest to Win First-Look Option

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 11, 2012 at 1:02PM

Interest-finder website StumbleUpon is launching a contest: the winner will get a first-look option with Hollywood producers. Most types of written media are fair game -- screenplays, short stories, novels, comic series, essays -- and the site's community of 25 million members will vote on the top 10.
0
StumbleUpon

Interest-finder website StumbleUpon is launching a contest: the winner will get a first-look option with Hollywood producers. Most types of written media are fair game -- screenplays, short stories, novels, comic series, essays -- and the site's community of 25 million members will vote on the top 10.

After ten works have made the shortlist, a panel of three Hollywood talent agents and script doctors will judge the material and pick a grand winner.

The concept of the contest (finding talent that might otherwise be little-known or completely undiscovered) fits the mission of StumbleUpon, which is to help members discover websites personalized to their interests.

The submission deadline is July 24, and complete rules can be found here.

This article is related to: StumbleUpon, Filmmaker Toolkit


E-Mail Updates








Thompson on Hollywood

Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.