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 29
Early March 1, 2022 $55 89
Regular May 1, 2022 $60 150
Late May 15, 2022 $65 164
Extended May 31, 2022 $70 180

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

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Jason Whiton

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

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: The Bonsai is a drama about an elderly Japanese man who overcomes isolation when he experiences the history of a mystical Bonsai tree. The lives of all the people that cared for the tree come to him in visions and he's changed by what he sees. He's able to start reaching out and reconnecting with family and friends before he runs out of time.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: In addition to the ScriptPIMP Grand Prize, The Bonsai has won Best Feature Screenplay (Drama) at Moondance, as well as top placements at Beverly Hills, Acclaim, Cinequest, and American Zoetrope. I entered ScriptPIMP because I'm excited by the energy and support they offer to scripts, as well as offering very supportive prizes.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: They have been fantastic! I've been in regular e-mail touch with them, particularly to work on a query strategy for The Bonsai. Other prizes (check, inkTip listing, ScriptPIMP membership) have arrived like clock-work.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: The Bonsai has received a lot of praise and support, as well as requests from producers. This is very helpful. Formal critique hasn't been expected.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: It's still rather early to tell, though I have already received a request from an agency. Through inkTip, part of this award, I have received a lot of requests from agents and producers in the past, and more are coming in due to ScriptPIMP's support.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I began writing television scripts on spec, and selling cartoons to national magazines. But over the past few years, I've put all focus on writing feature screenplays. The Bonsai was my first! I've since written a quirky Romantic Comedy called Romancing The Dead, which won a Best Feature Screenplay at Moondance this year. It's about a divorcee in the afterlife who must leave his hipster fantasies and past behind to find love again. There's a little haunting, a little murder...it's dark fun!

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I'm living in Vermont right now, which is an absolutely beautiful place to sit and focus on writing. My plan is to go anywhere I need to go in order to work as a writer. I'm willing to commute until the work demands a move. I'm driven to work, so we shall see where it leads.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm in the middle of writing a horror script. It's creepy, visual, and I can't wait to start sending it out! The story is something that I had originally intended for IDW (30 Days of Night), and ended up just running with it as a feature script. It has a bit of a Ringu/Juon tone to it...It's calling me...gotta go!

Posted Friday, August 12, 2005

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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