Just stumbled upon a website called COWRITE which is a screenplay contest by production/management company Benderspink. The gist of the contest is that they are going to build a screenplay by committee. The first round is the first ten pages of a script based on the given premise. Every other week, contestants will write the next ten pages based on the previous winner's 10 pages.
The premise of the script is: Determined to be a high-level Jason Bourne type operative, an awkward teenager enlists the help of a mysterious, supposed ex-CIA agent in his hometown and finds himself entangled in a dangerous plot that is way over his head.
The producers have also said that they are looking for a Pineapple Express meets Napolean Dynamite feel to the film so also have to work within those parameters and can't make a Bourne spoof movie.
The contest appeals to me for three reasons: it's only ten pages so shouldn't take THAT long, the winners are announced every week so it's instant gratification as opposed to most contests which take months to announce even the quarter-finalists, and I'm unemployed so $3000 bucks would be a nice boost to the ol' savings balance. (Also, entries only cost 10 bucks so it's pretty cheap). Also, the winner gets a meeting with Benderspink so it's a shot at getting my foot in the door.
And did I mention it only costs 10 bucks (14 if I'm so lazy that I can't get the 10 pages done until the late deadline of the 21st).
Should be interesting.