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Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Objective

This season we're taking the Feature/Pilot winner to Austin during during the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference this October. Like those Table Read winners who have received Oscar Nominations, or have premiered their produced scripts at a major film festival like Cannes, Table Read My Screenplay will help to motivate your passion for writing through the film festival and showcase experience, put some cash in your pocket, give you the opportunity to confidently network with the title of “Grand Prize Winner,” and a support mechanism for layering a long-term career with an invitation to be a part of the elite ISA Development Program Slate. We cover Hotel & Airfare expenses during the festival. Enjoy Parties, Movies, Celebs & more!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early June 21, 2018 $35 (features & pilots); $15 (shorts)
Final August 1, 2018 $55 (features & pilots); $25 (shorts) 10

Notification: TOP 100 - Sept 6, 2018;
GRAND PRIZE Winner - Oct 4, 2018

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Both the Grand Prize Winner and ISA Austin Writer Award Winner will gain exposure through a live Table Read during the Austin Film Festival, then have access to 5 days of festival events. As an elite member of the ISA Development Slate, the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of 1 year to continue getting you and your script in front of more producers, literary representatives and other industry executives from companies like Lakeshore Ent., Gidden Media, ICM, and others.

The Grand Prize Winner will be honored as a special guest at the Austin Film Festival sanctioned event, Heart of Film Conference Party, presented by the International Screenwriters’ Association.

Visit website for more prizes and details.

Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

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Stringer by Elaine Loh has been named the winner of the 2018 Hollywood Table Read My Screenplay Contest.

Updated: 07/18/2018

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Table Read my Screenplay has named their 2018 Park City Contest Winners.

Updated: 02/23/2018
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Interview with Table Read My Screenplay Winner Mark Grisar

Screenwriter Mark Grisar scored a big 2016 contest win when his script Cleaning House was selected as the winner of the London edition of the Table Read My Screenplay Contest. The script has been optioned for production and is scheduled to shoot this spring with Nick Quested attached to direct.

Updated: 03/18/2017

Table Read My Screenplay Announces Contest Winners

Derek Asaff's The Wheelman has been named the Grand Prize Winner of 2014 Table Read My Screenplay (London) screenwriting competition. Sam McClure's Mind of a Child was the short screenplay winner.

Updated: 10/15/2014

Table Read My Screenplay Announces 2014 Contest Winners

Nick Schober's Given has been named the Grand Prize Winner in the Feature/Pilot Category of the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 02/19/2014

Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Sophie Margolis, Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Paul Corricelli

An interview with screenwriter Paul Corricelli regarding the Table Read Writing Competition.


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

A: Inked in Blood.

It's the story of a unique and tortured young man who returns to the town he ran away from as a boy, to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him.

The story of his tormented past is uncovered as confronting each victim brings new horrors to the surface. One by one he will make them pay, until the one man responsible for his suffering pays-his father.

Inked in Blood is dark and gritty. The main character is a tattooed Albino. One side depicting images of Heaven, the other side Hell. Although there is NO religious message in the film, the tattoos play a big part in the look and feel of the story.

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 entered because I thought the idea of a table read was interesting. I have entered several other contests. In 2012 my screenplay placed in the semifinals of the 8th annual Action On Film International Film Festival. Inked placed in the quarterfinals of the PAGE screenwriting contest in 2013 and the semifinals of the Screenplay Festival. In December of 2014 Inked won the Table Read contest, horror category.

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: I was very satisfied with the results and received all the award promised.

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

A: I wrote it straight through in about six weeks. I made a few minor changes and submitted it to a few contests without much success. In 2012 I did a much bigger rewrite and began getting good response. I did write a very broad outline before I started writing. I wrote four drafts.

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 used Final Draft, and still do. I've used Contour and Scrivener. I'm not the most organized writer, so the software helps me keep things moving. It is also helpful when coming back to an idea some time later.

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

A: I try and write for two hours a day when I'm working. If I'm off work I try and work four to six.

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

A: Yes, I do. Sometimes I revisit past script ideas. If that doesn't work I will make up a few characters and just write dialog. I wrote a sequel to inked in Blood a few years ago when I was blocked, and since I was familiar with the characters, it got my writing.

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

A: I actually work in the film industry,(not as a writer). I wrote the above mentioned sequel to Inked in Blood. Also, a Super Hero screenplay, a Zombie western (short) and I am currently rewriting an Action script that I wrote several years ago.

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

A: Yes, I do live in Los Angeles.

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

A: Yes I am. As I continue to try and make something happen with "Inked", and my newest screenplay, Super Humans, I keep writing.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014