Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Script Pipeline Screenplay/TV

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web:
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Email:
entry@scriptpipeline.com

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

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 46    
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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, 2021 $45 27
Early March 1, 2022 $55 87
Regular May 1, 2022 $60 148
Late May 15, 2022 $65 162
Extended May 31, 2022 $70 178

Notification: August 13, 2022

Rules

Judging is based primarily on the overall quality of the script, including storytelling ability and fundamental components (e.g. dialogue, plot, structure, and characterization). Concept marketability, originality, and writing style are also taken into consideration.

Best piece of advice is to submit material that highlights your distinct voicewhat separates your script from the norm. Although we're strict on judging and only work with a select group of writers annually, all types of genres and styles are fair game. In the past, finalist and winning screenplays have ranged from microbudget indies, to true stories, big-budget sci-fi, straight genre pieces, and everything in-between.

Being selected as a Quarterfinalist or higher means that we feel the script has potential, the writing is above average, and it's a project we're confident in helping further develop and promote to industry.

All contest judges are comprised of our regular Script Pipeline development execs and senior-level staff. We don't use unpaid interns or volunteers.

Basic guidelines:

  • Cover page should include the title, but remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.). Logline and genre on the title page as well is preferred.
  • Co-writers are allowed. List each writer's name when registering your script.
  • PDF required. All software should have a convert to PDF function, including Final Draft and other screenwriting software.
  • For the Screenwriting Contest: Script should be a feature-length screenplay.
  • For the TV Writing Contest: Script should be an original pilot. We will NOT be accepting spec scripts of existing shows.
  • All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements for either contest. If it's a multi-part series, please send only the first part.
  • Script Pipeline Screenwriting or TV Writing winners, runners-up, and finalists since 2011 are not eligible.
  • No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed (i.e., you can enter other screenwriting contests with the same script).
  • All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they place as a finalist or not.
  • The script entered must not have been produced in its full form. Shorts based on the script are fine.
  • Electronic submissions only.
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry.

Awards

  1. Grand Prize Winner: $25,000 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing ($50,000 total)
  2. Runners-up: $2,500 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing ($5,000 total)
  3. Introductions to managers, producers, agents, directors, and others searching for screenplays
  4. Long-term script circulation to industry and continual guidance connecting with companies
  5. Development assistance from Script Pipeline's senior execs
  6. Additional script reviews and consideration of other material for industry exposure
  7. Exclusive invitations to annual writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group Up to 75 Quarterfinalists and 30 Semifinalists will receive general feedback on their work from Script Pipeline's development execs, plus consideration for industry circulation.

Script Pipeline Screenplay/TV

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 46    
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Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 46    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Script Pipeline Names Screenplay and TV Contest Winners

The winners and runners-up of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions were announced Saturday, July 23rd and awarded over $35,000. The private event in Los Angeles connected top industry execs and the finalists, as well as other recent Script Pipeline writers.

Australia-based writing team Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini won the Grand Prize for screenwriting with the adventure/fantasy Cinderella Must Die. Runner-up: The Coat, a thriller by Ross Saxon.

For television, another writing duo claimed the top spot--Kay Tuxford and Elizabeth Dahl's original pilot 40 Elephants, a period drama based on a true story. Runner-up for TV was The Mother, by Laura Bensick.

"After hearing that Script Pipeline had launched so many writers' careers, I decided to take a shot and enter," Laura said. "I wrote this script to explore a taboo social topic that was very important to me personally. I'm so grateful Script Pipeline is giving this quiet story a loud introduction to the town."

Laura also had another pilot, Widows, in the top 10. She's currently repped by Think Tank Management.

"The quality of scripts ticks up a bit overall every season--this time, it took a giant leap," said Script Pipeline's Director of Development, Matt Misetich. "The bar has been set so high now, writers need to push the boundaries of their own abilities in order to stay ahead of the curve. Which is great. Forces everyone to keep improving."

The 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions will open on August 15th, and writers can submit for a reduced entry fee until September 1st. Final deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Updated: 07/27/2016

Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 46    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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