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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
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Objective

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Pre-Registration December 31, 2014 $45 60
Early March 1, 2015 $50 120
Regular May 1, 2015 $55 181
WAB Extended May 20, 2015 $65 200

WinningScripts Pro 10% Off Coupon

Notification: July 1, 2015

Rules

Basic guidelines:

  • Contact information (name, email address, etc.) preferred, but not required, on the cover page.
  • PDF preferred, but will accept Final Draft, Celtx, and other file formats.
  • Script should be a feature-length screenplay. All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements. If it's a multi-part series, please send only the first part.
  • No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
  • Simultaneous submissions are of course allowed (i.e. you can enter other screenwriting contests with the same script).
  • Previous Script Pipeline competition entrants welcome to enter again and are guaranteed fresh reads from a new judge. Former finalists are not allowed to enter the same script again.
  • All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they place as a finalist or not. It is, however, recommended you copyright your material.
  • Open to writers worldwide.
Some general rules:
  • The script entered must not have been produced in its full form (shorts based on the script are fine).
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry.
  • You have not sold or optioned any film screenplay to any entity or individual greater than $25,000.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner:

  • $20,000 cash
  • Direct circulation to Script Pipeline's industry network
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with the Pipeline development team
  • Airfare reimbursement (up to $250) to fly to LA and meet with execs

Runner-up:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Direct circulation to companies in Script Pipeline's industry network
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with a development executive

Both the Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up receive ALL the finalist prizes listed below. . .

Finalists (18):

  • A seat to Script Pipeline's Secret Door Pitchfest in August 2015 as a recognized contest finalist to pitch to 25-30 industry reps ($8,000)
  • Exposure to 200 companies
  • Memberships to Script Pipeline's Writers Database ($1,400)

Everyone who enters the 2014 Screenwriting and TV Writing competitions are eligible for the following prizes (random selections unless noted):

  • 100 entries to the 2015 Great Movie Idea Contest ($4,500)
  • 100 entries to the 2014 Great TV Show Idea Contest ($4,500)
  • 50 entries to the 2014 First Look Project ($3,000)
  • 50 memberships to Script Pipeline's Writers Database ($3,500)
  • 5 free entries to the Secret Door Pitchfest with personal pitch consultation [writers hand-selected amongst entrants based on merit, such as those who came close to the top 20 but fell short] ($2,125)

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Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Script Pipeline Announces Contest Finalists

Script Pipeline has announced their contest finalists: top 20 for screenwriting, top 10 for TV. The Grand Prize winners will be announced on July 25th at their awards party at Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica.

SCREENWRITING
Black Friday - Greg Ernstrom
Bread Route - Amanda Ronconi & Jeff Wiens
Dangerous Waters - Matthew Altman & David Matalon
Freud - Daniel Ragussis
Henry the Second - Tripper Clancy
Horror Comic - Stephen Hoover
Jenna's Gone - Russ Meyer
Madness - Teresa Lo
Niger Delta - Jordan Breen
Precious Cargo - Max Adams
Prom Queen - Debbie Cheseboro & Tyson FitzGerald
Re/Surfacing - Susan Chiu
Second Born - David Jagernauth
Sleeping Beauty - Anthony Boland
Tesla - Steve Hull & James Stuart
The 49th Day - Craig Peters
The Big Screen - Sarah Rassoul
The Physicist - Teresa Lo
The Source - Nisso Cohen
Yeah, I Blew Up the Internet - Michael Ashely & Charles Borg


TV WRITING
Curb Your Enthusiasm, "The Tribe" - David Love
Dexter, "A Family Affair" - Luther Mace
Domain - Jennifer Ruisch
Eastbound and Down, "Sex Ed" - Haji Outlaw
Friday Night Lights, "Survive and Move On" - Clayton Henry
Holden 2.0 - Sean Mach & Jessica Dolan
Modern Family, "Guarding Lily" - Benjamin Morgan
Modern Family, "Let's Get this Party Started" - Teresa Lo
Obnoxious Older Sister's Know-it-all Guide to Your Teens - Julie Anne Wight
Rescue Me, "Feelings" - Alex G. Pickering

Updated: 07/01/2010
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Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

An interview with Chadwick Clough regarding the Script Pipeline Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/19/2012

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Scott Cunningham

An interview with screenwriter Scott Cunningham regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 10/11/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Deborah Baxtrom

An interview with screenwriter Deborah Baxtrom regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/12/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jason Whiton

An interview with screenwriter Jason Whiton regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/12/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Andrew Cannistra

An interview with screenwriter Andrew Cannistra regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/24/2004

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brett Cooper

An interview with screenwriter Brett Cooper regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/15/2003
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