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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Submit a Report card

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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?
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Contest News

Script Pipeline Names 2017 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Semifinalists will be announced June 26th.

A Cowboy and an Angel by Conor Walsh
A Day In Another Life by Mark Jacobsen
A Dirty Little Coup by Margaret Riseley
A Soldier’s Mission by Erica Mountain
A Wonderful World by Geoffrey Uhl
Accidentally by Mallory Carra
Adam² by Dennis Luu
Anaphora by Elliot Glass
Bandits, Bullets and a Whole Lotta Bad! by Phillip Rogers
Be Normal by Joanna Benecke
Between Kings and Queens by Max Schloner
Big Future Ahead by Rick Mashburn
Blood Crawl by William Klazura
Blood on the Gold by Dennis DeBon
Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Farahday Morgan
Cat Traps in the Garden by Julian Barnett
Children of Pan by Candela Echenique
Chimera by Jen Badasci & Christopher Allan Poe
Clean Plate Club by Margaret Maloney
Concrete Blonde by Cameron Beyl
Concrete Jungle by Lee Ross
Crave by Ariel Ehrlich
Cult-De-Sac by Charles Stulck
D.R.T. – A Love Story by Melissa Emery
Daffodil by Nikai Johnson
Dago Harlem by Chris Caleo
Dancing in the White Room by David Sabbath
Darkness in Tenement 45 by Nicole Groton
Dead, But Whatever by Boris Coll
Détente, Ohio by Ernie Altbacker
Devil’s Delights by Toni Wynne
Devil’s Fork by Jordan Galland
Do You Take This Man? by Rebecca Fink
Dogtown by Michael Sloane
Echelon Park by Patrick C. Bowden
End of Life by Ashley Locher
Exile by Roxanne Conrad
Fathom by Christopher Blum
Fear God by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli
Fellow Man by Brian Smolensky
Flyover State by Sarah Tither-Kaplan
Getaway by Joshua Johnson
Glitches by Kelly Byrnes
Go Heavy by Kristina Lyons
Guns and Gods by Taylor Haisch
Heaven Sent by Jade Syed-Bokhari
Hidden Monsters by Kristen Batko
Hide Your Fires by Brianna Janes
Hollow Body by Alex Keledjian
Iron Maidens by John Smith
Kennedy Space Center by Dennis Luu
Kevin Christ by Robert Lundgren
Let’s Kill D.B. Cooper by Mark Price
Life on a Leash by Dru Miller
Lifelike by Lisa Steen
Little Bird by Julie Wittrock
Lovecraft by Philip Kreyche
Mad Jack by Jeremy Christensen
Martyr by Scott Pittock
Medicine Show by Christina Wollerman
Meet Me in the Woods by W. Spencer Janes
Miss Diagnosis by Derek Dubois
Money & Other Love Stories by Jennifer Abbott
Most Wanted by Brad Crowe
Mr. Moon by Michael Langer
Next Gen by Carolyn Kras
Nix by Evan Muehlbauer & Jesse Keller
No Man’s Land by Michelle Davidson & Jeffrey R. Field
North Channel by Michael Davis
Par 3 by Todd Scheiperpeter
Persephone by Mia Farmer
Play Dirty by Jeff York
Race the Dead by Patrick Roche
Rebecca and Quinn Get Scared by Nanci Katz-Ellis
Red Velvet by Tom Radovich
Sovereign Citizen by Craig Peters
Stella and Marlon by Julia Batavia
Summer’s Snow by Phillip Hughes
The Alternate by Dennis Luu
The Bullshit Boys by Nickolas & Toni Shepherd
The Crying Man by Walker Hare
The Experiment by Lynda Lemberg
The Extraordinary Ordinary by Natalie Rodriguez
The Fishbowl by Paul Clarke
The G.O.A.T. by Sid Grey
The Kevin by Charles Fisher
The Lucky Ones Drowned by Jason Goldberg
The Mars Generation by Alyson Nicholas
The Royal Pains by Julia Bergeron
The Slide by Dennis Luu
The Way Out Is Through by Tyler Theofilos
Till Death Do Us Part by Terry Hesser
Trick Roller by Erik Shill
Tweed by Darren Ursino
Unbalanced by Adrianna Cote
Unseen by Stuart Flack
Wendigo by Michael Langer
What Rough Beast by Kranti Pally
X-Ray by Thomas Ecobelli
Zoey Ramone by Steven Boltz

Updated: 06/20/2017

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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