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 (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Objective

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/30/2020

Notification: July 1, 2020

Rules

Basic guidelines:

  • Cover page should include the title only. Remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.) on the script. Logline and genre on the title page as well is preferred, but not required. If contact info is left on the script, we'll adjust the file accordingly--the writer will not be disqualified.
  • Co-writers are allowed. Only one writer needs to register.
  • PDF preferred, but will accept Final Draft, Celtx, and other file formats.
  • Script should be a feature-length screenplay. All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements. If it's a multi-part series, please send only the first part.
  • No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
  • Simultaneous submissions are of course allowed (i.e. you can enter other screenwriting contests with the same script).
  • Previous Script Pipeline competition entrants welcome to enter again and are guaranteed fresh reads from a new judge. Former finalists are not allowed to enter the same script again.
  • All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they place as a finalist or not. It is, however, recommended you copyright your material.
  • Electronic submissions only.

Some general rules:

  • The script entered must not have been produced in its full form (shorts based on the script are fine).
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry.
  • You have not sold or optioned any film screenplay to any entity or individual greater than $50,000.

Awards

  • Grand Prize Winner: $50,000 - $25,000 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing
  • Runners-up: $5,000 - $2,500 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing
  • Introductions to managers, producers, agents, directors, and others searching for screenplays
  • Long-term script circulation to industry and continual guidance connecting with companies
  • Development assistance from Script Pipeline's senior execs
  • Additional script reviews and consideration of other material for industry exposure
  • Exclusive invitations to annual writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group

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 (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
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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 (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Brett Cooper

An interview with screenwriter Brett Cooper 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 script I entered is called SNOOP. It's a family adventure about a boy who fancies himself a professional Christmas present snooper. He goes to the North Pole to snoop on Santa Claus, and is recruited by a rogue elf to steal Santa's list.

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 had read about the Script P.I.M.P. contest here and there. My decision to enter was based upon the favorable report cards on MovieBytes, the long and impressive list of prodcos who would be reading the winning scripts, the $10,000 prize purse and the fact that it's split among four grand prize winners.

I have entered several other contests including Scriptapalooza, Five and Dime, Writer's Network, the Nicholl, the Chesterfield, Final Draft and Creative Screenwriting. SNOOP was a runner-up in Scriptapalooza, a finalist in Five and Dime and a quarterfinalist in Writer's Network.

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: I was thrilled with the way Script P.I.M.P. was run. Chadwick Clough is professional and genial in every respect: in person, in correspondence, in the meeting of deadlines and in the quality web site he maintains. Top notch.

I did receive all of the advertised awards. Script P.I.M.P. rented out the Hollywood Improv in Hollywood for the presentation ceremony. Scores of industry executives were there. It was extremely cool. (And the comics who performed were hilarious.)

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

A: I was not given any script feedback, nor was I promised any.

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

A: Yes, one prodco requested my script, as did one literary manager who recently passed SNOOP on to a young actor from a current hit movie. To me, this kind of exposure is invaluable.

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

A: I have written two other scripts, one prior to and one subsequent to SNOOP.

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

A: I live near Chicago but will move to LA at the first opportunity -- if not sooner! A script sale, of course, would be the ideal one-way ticket for me and my family...

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

A: I am now writing my fourth script, which I hope to finish by February.

Posted Monday, December 15, 2003

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 (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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