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Table Read My Screenplay Competition

Table Read

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Los Angeles, CA

Web:
http://www.TableReadMyScreenplay.com
Email:
Info@TableReadMyScreenplay.com

Contact: Danielle Green, Administrator

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Objective

An Unparalleled Table Read Experience

  • See your script brought to life in a rehearsed, professionally directed table read with experienced actors in front of a live audience. This isn't a standard table read. As an integral part of the creative process, you'll meet with the director, assist in casting actors, participate in the rehearsal and more, culminating in the live performance.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $1500 cash, flight and accommodations and consideration for the ISA Development Slate. Writers on the Slate are championed by the development team to producers, literary representatives and other industry executives from companies like CAA, Gidden Media, MGM, ICM, and more.
  • Past Table Read winners have been staffed and their projects have been optioned, premiered at Cannes and been nominated for Oscars among other successes. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Mega Early May 2, 2024 $29
Early May 23, 2024 $39
Final June 27, 2024
8
$59

Notification: Quarter-Finalists: August 8th; Semi-Finalists: August 22nd; Finalists - Top 10: August 29th; Grand Prize Winner: September 12th.

Rules

Please see the website.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner:

  • $1500 Cash
  • Trip to Hollywood - Flight and accommodations
  • Table Read of Your Script - Experience a live table read of your script with a professional director and actors.
  • ISA Development Slate Consideration - Development Slate writers are championed to top agents, managers and producing contacts.
  • Meeting with an Executive from Legion M
  • Two 1-Hour Sessions with Suzanne Gundersen of ScreenwriteNOW - Suzanne mentors screenwriters and industry creatives to clear the path that lets their writing flow.
  • Meeting with ISA Development Execs - Receive access to our industry contacts' current mandates plus development of a personalized producer outreach plan.
  • 16-Year Copyright - Provided by Creators Vault
  • 12-Month ISAConnect Membership - Access to the most comprehensive platform for screenwriters.

Top 10 Finalists

  • Consideration by Legion M
  • ISA Development Slate Consideration
  • Script Studio - Copy of the ultimate writer's toolbox
  • 1-Hour session with Suzanne Gundersen of ScreenwriteNOW
  • 10-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault
  • 1-Year WrapPro Membership - $150 value provided by The Wrap
  • ISAConnect Membership - 6 months full access to the most comprehensive platform for screenwriters. Learn More
  • Consideration for Grand Prize

Table Read

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web:
http://www.TableReadMyScreenplay.com
Email:
Info@TableReadMyScreenplay.com

Contact: Danielle Green, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 58    
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Table Read My Screenplay Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web:
http://www.TableReadMyScreenplay.com
Email:
Info@TableReadMyScreenplay.com

Contact: Danielle Green, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 58    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Stuart Land

An interview with screenwriter Stuart Land regarding the Table Read Writing Competition.


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

A: Todd McCoy's Adventure West won 1st place in the Action/adventure category. It's about a selfish NYC street-urchin who's thrown from a train in 1872 Wyoming when he discover something nefarioius. He's suddenly faced with rivers, trees, Indians, mountain men, and kidnappers. He finds his true self by losing everything, and then puts his life on the line to save his friends.

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

A: I liked the idea of going to Sundance and having actors read my script. I haven't seen snow in over 15 years, I miss skiing. I entered this script in two other contests. One had three reader: two liked it, but one didn't, so it didn't move up. The other is still in session, but I've placed as a semi-finalist so far, with results due in March.

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

A: So far they have honored all their prizes, but they're spread out, so won't know for another few weeks. Mostly I'm interested in who they showed the script to.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: Well, if you count waiting time, it took eight years. I pitched the initial synopsis at a conference eight years ago and everyone loved it, but said it would never get made because it starred a 12-year-old boy, and was a period piece. Stupidly, I listened to that nonsense and put off writing it for all that time. When I got back to it last fall, it took about six weeks to write and polish. I might add, that I understand structure quite well, and decided to structure the story from a different logic than "Save the Cat." Apparently, some people get it, and some don't.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I wrote this, and all my screenplay in Movie Magic Screenwriter. However, this contest awarded me Final Draft, so maybe I'll give it a try.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: When I'm in writing mode, that is, working a particular project, I write every day, 6-15 hours, seven days a week.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: Once I'm writing, luckily, I don't get writer's block, mainly because I allow my characters to tell the story, not me. Sometimes it takes me a while to get going initially, doing all the research and such. I teach writing, and when my student complain of writer's block, I tell them to stop trying to write for the characters, let them write for themselves. Every action and reaction, whether dialogue or situational, is a result of conflict where one character wants something, and the other character wants essentially the same thing. Only one can triumph. Approach writer's block as as a confrontation where there are countless ways to obtain your goal. Let your characters battle it out. You stay out of the way.

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

A: I've written 18 screenplays, and 8 published novels, along with a few TV hour-longs, and spec series, short stories, and poems. I've optioned some of my scripts and sold one to China last year.

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

A: I've lived in LA before for many years. I'd be happy to visit, but in this day and age, I see no reason to move back there. Of course, I might be persuaded with some nice digs in Malibu.

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

A: I'm presently writing the third book in my ORIGINAL BLOOD vampire series. You can find all my books on Amazon. I'm also scripting a romantic comedy.

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Table Read My Screenplay Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web:
http://www.TableReadMyScreenplay.com
Email:
Info@TableReadMyScreenplay.com

Contact: Danielle Green, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Report Cards: 58    
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