Big Apple Film Festival screenplay competition entries are reviewed by readers who have had experience in either one or more of the following areas: screenwriting, film production, creative writing, film festival programming, film and/or screenwriting review and analysis, film, screenwriting and/or creative writing education. 

OUR ESTEEMED LIST OF JUDGES HAVE INCLUDED:

Writers, Directors and Producers who have developed projects for:

  • Netflix

  • Twentieth Century Fox

  • CBS

  • Hulu

  • HBO

  • NBCUniversal

Agents and Managers from the following companies:

  • Anonymous Content

  • APA

  • Stobby Entertainment

Additional examples of our readers credits have included:

  • Academy Award nominated writer/director

  • Senior Director at NBCUniversal

  • ​Script analyst providing coverage for Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Academy Nicholl Fellowship, NBC/Universal Studios Writers Program, Writers Guild of America-West, Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition

  • Script analyst who has provided coverage for outlets including HBO, Sony International, Amazon and Sundance Feature Lab, instructor for UCLA MFA program, as well as mentor for CineStory TV writers program

  • Writer Guild of America Member, Global Independent Film Award winner, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards nominee, reader for screenplay competitions including Final Draft, Screencraft, Nantucket and more...as well writer, director of producer of numerous films featuring leading international cast members, films distributed by Hewes Picture

  • script reader previously for Warner Brothers, assisted in creative development at New Line Cinemas and NBCUniversal, consulted writers who have placed as Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinalists

  • writer for ABC, who has previously written and developed projects for 
    Spike TV and The Weinstein Company

  • writer/director who has had films released by Warner Brothers, Paramount and HBO

and more...