The Silver Bullet Contest puts a unique focus on writers and characters over 40

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 07, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ageism is a real problem for people working in any profession, especially in Media and Entertainment. To tackle this issue, Age Inclusion In Media (AIM) has launched a unique addition to the scriptwriting market: The Silver Bullet Screenplay Contest (Accepting Entries now).

The Silver Bullet Screenplay Contest is designed to discover and promote the work of writers over 40 and to create a more accurate representation of characters over 40; on the page and the screen.

Be written by a writer over the age of 40, OR
Revolve around a major character who is over 40 years of age

Besides original screenplays, Silver Bullet also allows entries:
Based on previously published material (i.e. adapted), AND
Scripts that have been optioned

With the age-empowering criteria as a core focus, Silver Bullet is dedicated to supporting writers over 40 and attract the best stories for a massive, underserved older audience.

AIM’s Executive Director, David Gittins, sees the Silver Bullet Screenplay Contest as a way to emphasize the organization’s mantra of Not the Same Old Story.

“We’re launching the Silver Bullet Screenplay Contest to find new stories and to amplify unheard voices that reflect and represent the diversity of today’s older audiences.”

Readers are drawn from an age-diverse pool of development professionals and the industry player judges will read all the finalists on their hunt for the next great script.

ALL ENTRANTS will receive a one-page professional rating of the screenplay’s major screenwriting elements, plus a 20% discount on a subscription to WriterDuet Pro and a $50 discount on an annual subscription to Prewrite, a groundbreaking visual screenwriting tool, and lastly, an invitation to our live event (more information to follow).

Sponsors include: Coverfly, WriterDuet, Prewrite, Specscout, Coverage, Ink

Silver Bullet is accepting submissions until January 3, 2021.

For additional information, visit AIM’s website at

Age Inclusion in Media is a 501(c)3 organization that champions age inclusion across all media and entertainment platforms through programs that support career, craft, and growth.

We were originally incorporated in 2013 (previously known as The TV Writers Fund for the Future) when our mission was to help over 2,500 TV writers who experienced ageism first hand, find new employment and networking opportunities. We have since widened our mandate to include creatives in other fields and have helped thousands of professionals. We see a future where talented people of all ages work together to accurately represent age as a natural part of life. We believe that age inclusion is not just about fighting ageism against older people; it’s about fighting any age-based exclusion. We believe that if you are talented, age should never be a factor.

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