Announcing the Winners of the 2020 TSL Free Screenplay Contest!

By September 30, 2020Contests, Screenwriting 101

Faster Than Bullets by Patrick Holden has been selected as the winner of The Script Lab’s 2020 Free Screenplay Contest. The feature tells the true story of Mirsada Buric, the Bosnian long distance runner who survived ethnic cleansing, concentration camps and Serbian snipers to compete in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

Kenova a thriller by Khaila Amazan has been selected as the runner up. It follows a black woman who goes on the run after witnessing her doppelgänger murder a cop.

Victoria II by Ruth Trippitt has been named third place. A one hour drama set in a dystopian future Britain where the young heir to the throne is hell-bent on revenge when her family is wiped out in front of her eyes.

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The Script Lab 2020 Free Screenplay Contest Winners

Please give a warm congratulations to these winners and to the more than 12,000 writers who submitted. In addition to The Script Lab team, the industry judges consisted of:


Adrian Garcia
Recon Literary
Adrian previously worked as an agent in the motion picture department at Paradigm Talent Agency, playing an instrumental role in packaging multi-million dollar projects. He has since left to start his own management company, Recon Literary, where he reps television and feature writers with network credits.

Andrea Dimity
Pannon Entertainment
Andrea Dimity is a film producer and literary manager based in Los Angeles. She started working in the entertainment industry while attending the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Since then she has worked for such prolific producers and directors as Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Todd Phillips and Chris Meladandri in feature film development.

Patrick White
Lit Entertainment Group
Patrick is a literary coordinator at the recently-formed Lit Entertainment Group, a management company headed by veteran rep and producer, Adam Kolbrenner, formerly of Madhouse Entertainment. Their clients’ recent credits have included the films Prisoners and Christmas Chronicles, and the ABC series, Designated Survivor.

John Beach
Gravity Squared
John is the founder of Gravity Squared Entertainment, a Los Angeles based Management/Production Company with the ability to carry Film & Television projects from concept to completion. He currently manages writers, producers and directors for film & television, while also controlling media rights for well over 150 published books – many of those being Pulitzer Prize winners and New York Times Best Sellers.

William Deasey
Zero Gravity Management
Will is a creative executive at Zero Gravity Management, the company that produces the TV series OZARK. Zero Gravity celebrity clients include Katherine Heigl, Angela Lansbury, Madison Iseman and Kellan Lutz

Mike Carrier
BuzzFeed Video
Mike is the host of Outsmarted at BuzzFeedVideo, a comedy writer, actor, and producer featured in Slamdance, Austin Film Festival, DreamworksTV, and McSweeneys.

Kat Sieniuc
Kat Sieniuc is a television writer and former journalist who is currently staffed on the Netflix drama The Order. Previously, she was the winner of the WeScreenplay Feature Contest and a Finalist for the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.