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Philly Film Office Holding Screenplay Competition

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Submissions are being accepted by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for an annual screenplay competition.

It’s called “Set In Philly.” Full length screen plays or original TV pilots to be shot in Philadelphia can be submitted by anyone from around the world.

There is a total of $18,000 in cash prizes, not to mention the exposure. Sharon Pinkenson is with the Greater Philadelphia Film office.

“The top people in the industry, if you get to the finals, are going to read your screenplay. That’s the hardest thing in the world for budding film writers to achieve, is to get people to read their screen plays, and this is a way to do it,” said Sharon Pinkenson with the Greater Philadelphia Film office.

March 6 is the early submission deadline with a $45 fee. The Final deadline is April 3rd, and there’s a $65.00 fee.

“Maybe some listeners have a screenplay that they would want to submit,” said Pinkenson.

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  1. Did you confirm it’s open to non-residents? Their rules say this:  “To be eligible for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Regional Award, entrants must be
    residents of either Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties in the
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer or Salem counties in the state
    of New Jersey or New Castle county in Delaware for the calendar year prior to the March 6, 2017

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