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Finish Line Script Competition

Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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Objective

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created.

The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win. With the guidance of a seasoned script consultant, you can work on your rewrites AFTER submitting your script to the competition and then, after reviewing their notes, RESUBMIT your script to us, having improved your draft and thus bettering your chances to WIN!

Our screenplay consultants will provide comprehensive development notes (5-6 pages) on your screenplay or pilot, for as many drafts as you choose, focusing on the fact that the STORY and WRITER are KING. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early March 4, 2019 $35 82
Regular May 16, 2019 $40 155
Late July 11, 2019 $40 211

Final Re-submissions due - 08/29/2019
Final Drafts due for quarter-finalists - 09/30/19
Final Drafts due for semi-finalists - 10/22/19

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Notification: November 01, 2019

Rules

Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

The Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winner will receive $1750 as a cash prize.

The Grand Prize winner will either meet in person, Skype or speak via phone to up to 32 industry professionals ranging from literary managers, agents, development execs and producers. Please click on our mentors tab for full list.

The Grand Prize winner will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year. The Grand Prize winner will receive $125.00 to spend at The Writer’s Digest online.

The Grand Prize winner will receive one year free membership to ISA Connect.

The Grand Prize winner will have free and complete access to our knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.

And…..as a cherry on top, as we’re all living in a world that needs as much love as possible, 5% of the earnings from the competition will be donated to the winner’s favorite charity.

The First Runner Up

The First Runner Up will receive $500 as a cash prize.

The First Runner Up may choose to send their script to two of our industry pros.

The First Runner Up will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year.

The First Runner Up will receive $100.00 to spend at The Writer’s Digest online.

The First Runner Up will receive one year free membership to ISA Connect.

The Second Runner Up

Our Second Runner Up will receive $250 as a cash prize.

The Second Runner Up may choose to send their script to one of our industry pros.

The Second Runner Up will receive $75.00 to spend at The Writer's Digest online.

The Second Runner Up will receive one year free membership to ISA Connect.

Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Finish Line Script Competition Names Grand Prize Winner

Folklore by Sebastian Magiera has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Finish Line Script Competition. Set in 18th century colonial America, the script is about a Spanish priest and a cursed enchantress who band together to prevent malevolent supernatural forces from destroying the lives of helpless villagers.

Updated: 11/09/2018

Finish Line Announces 2018 Semifinalists

The Finish Line Script Competition has announced the 67 semifinalists for their 2018 contest.

Updated: 10/16/2018

Finish Line Script Competition Names Quarterfinalists

The Finish Line Script Competition has announced their 2018 quarterfinalists, a mixed list of television pilots and screenplays.

Updated: 09/18/2018

Finish Line Names Contest Winners

A TV pilot and two feature film scripts took top honors at the second Finish Line Script Competition. The winners were selected from more than 1,200 submissions, a more than 500 percent increase from the first competition, in 2016.

Updated: 09/26/2017

Finish Line Names Contest Quarterfinalists

The Finish Line Script Competition has announced their TV Pilot and Screenplay Quarterfinalists from among more than 1,100 submissions.

Updated: 08/17/2017

Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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