Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Roadmap JumpStart

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Roadmap Writers is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural JumpStart Writing Competition. The competition is open to both feature scripts and original television pilots. Roadmap Writers - a leader in screenwriting education taught by executives and literary representatives currently working in the industry - have helped 46 writers get signed to representation in just two years with companies that include Gersh, Circle of Confusion, APA, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, and more!

Much like our educational programs this competition is designed to give writers exposure to industry professionals who can help jump start their writing careers!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early June 29, 2020 $45
Regular July 27, 2020 $60
Late August 24, 2020 $75 21

Add $45 for Feedback Notes.

Rules

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria. The below explanations of each criterion is by no means an exhaustive list, but just an example of some of the questions readers and judges consider in each category.

  • Premise/Concept
  • Is it unique/original? Is it a new spin on a familiar story? Is it commercial? Is it a festival-worthy indie? Is it clear whether the pilot is a network, cable, or streaming show? Can it succinctly be explained? Do the actions and obstacles advance the story?
  • Characters
  • Are the characters fully developed? Is their purpose or struggle clearly identifiable? Do they have a clear and complete arc? Are they multi-layered? Are the characters relatable or accessible to the reader?
  • Dialogue
  • Do the characters have a distinct voice? Does the dialogue elevate the scene? Does it heighten the overall story? Does it propel the story forward?
  • Story
  • Is the story compelling? Does it serve to propel the characters and events forward in a meaningful way?
  • Structure
  • Does the story have a clear beginning, middle and end? Does it have the appropriate structural beats? Is the script formatted properly? Were there extensive typos?
  • Voice/Style
  • Does the writer use interesting word choice and sentence structure? Do they have a unique way to view and relay what’s happening in the story?
See website for additional rules and guidelines.

Awards

Pilot Category & Film Category
  • 10x private - "social distance friendly" virtual meetings with industry executives and/or competition judges.
  • A private Month Mentorship with an executive of your choice from Roadmap's list of available execs.
  • Steps 1 & 2 of Roadmap's Career Writer Program (Pitch Prep Program and Marketing Intensive)
  • 5x Free Open Pitch Sessions
  • 12 months of Roadmap's "Industry On-Ramp" Program
  • A 30-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap's CEO and Director of Operations.
  • Copy of Final Draft Software
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet, circulated to over 400 execs.

Roadmap JumpStart

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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

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Web:
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Email:
joey@roadmapwriters.com

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Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Roadmap Writers Names JumpStart Winners

Max Rissman's Grandpa has been named the Feature Script Winner of the 2018 JumpStart Writing Competition, while Alan Baxter's Lost Eden Canyon has been named the Pilot Winner.

Pilot Winner
LOST EDEN CANYON - by Alan Baxter
Logline: Set on Arizona's Lake Powell, the story follows a blue-collar dock worker who turns to heisting multi-million dollar houseboats in order to pay for his sick daughter's medical care.

Pilot Runner-up
MIRACLES INC. - by Rebecca Graham Forde
Logline: A famous magician and his business partner travel the world investigating miracles while running a famous magic act in Vegas.

Feature Winner
GRANDPA - by Max Rissman
Logline: In the wake of a school shooting, the president of a gun lobby and his young granddaughter are haunted by the ghosts of the victims.

Feature Runner-up
DUSTED - by Guy McDouall
Logline: A timid hospital janitor becomes a conflicted vigilante after she discovers a magic artifact that allows her to cure terminally ill children by making human sacrifices.

Signing Prize Winner
THE PIONEER - by Ziyad Saadi
Logline: A freethinking Muslim girl is forced to transfer to an extremely conservative Muslim high school, only to end up shaking the establishment completely out of order.

Updated: 11/30/2018

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

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Web:
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Email:
joey@roadmapwriters.com

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Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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