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Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Objective

To discover original, high-concept feature film ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for studio circulation.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Deadline October 15, 2017 $30
Regular Deadline December 10, 2017 $35 22
Late Deadline December 20, 2017 $40 32
WAB Extended Deadline December 27, 2017 $45 39

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Notification: February 1, 2018

Rules

Written or video submissions accepted.

For written pitches:

  • A two-sentence logline to a 3-5 page treatment–entirely up to you on how to best present your idea. We don’t judge on format, we judge on the idea itself. Extended treatments and supplemental materials (illustrations, etc.) are also allowed. Please do not send full-length screenplays–summaries ONLY. Pitches may be emailed direct or uploaded.
  • Remove your name and contact information from the materials prior to submitting.
  • Longer submissions are judged on the SAME criteria as short ones, so whatever length you think is best.

For video pitches:

  • Submit a link to the video after registration through email. We prefer a private link on YouTube, Vimeo, or any other video hosting site, or your personal website. *make sure to include the password, if private
  • Videos can be any length, but shorter is typically better. No short films (or for that matter, features). Must adequately convey to overall premise.

General rules:

  • Concept MUST be for a feature-length film. Ideas for TV pilots, novels, short stories, and any other creative medium are not accepted.
  • It is highly advised that you register your concept with the WGA prior to submitting, however it is not required. Script Pipeline will not share your idea with anyone unless you’re chosen as a finalist and give us explicit permission to do so.
  • Previous Script Pipeline writers and former Great Movie Idea entrants are welcome to submit.
  • Goes without saying, but the concept needs to be WHOLLY ORIGINAL and not based on an existing franchise. In other words, don’t send us the next Avengers installment. Come up with your own epic story.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner (1) - Announced February 2018:
  • $1,000
  • Consultation sessions with Script Pipeline executives to get your concept ready for circulation
  • Assistance in getting a completed TV pilot script circulation-ready (depending on the writer's experience level)
  • Exposure to producers and other companies for potential development
  • Review of additional pitches and material
Runner-up - Announced February 2018:
  • Extended consultation with Script Pipeline's Director of Development to fine-tune your pitch
  • Consideration for industry circulation

Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Script Pipeline Announces Movie & TV Show Idea Winners

The conclusion to the 2013 Great Movie and TV Show Idea Contests proved that fresh thinking and hitting the sweet spot between marketability and originality is alive and well.

Winning entries for Movie & TV Idea included a broad, studio-level comedy feature, and a TV series that pushes the boundaries of a typical network or cable mystery/thriller. Both were considered top-notch pitches. "What's great about the winners this year is how they both sit in that 'Goldilocks zone' of movie or TV ideas," said Script Pipeline Director of Development Matt Misetich. "In other words, they're not too experimental or far-fetched, and they're not too genric. Both writers clearly put some time into these, really understanding the market they're targeting. Same for the runners-up."

Mark Stouffer, who won with his pitch Wild & Wilder, had been fine-tuning the concept for years.

"Just one day after winning, their creative team is already working with me to refine and ready my project pitch for presentation to top-tier producers," Mark said. "$35 to enter that Contest was the best investment I've made in a long time."

A four-time Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition finalist, Kevin Jones finally broke through to claim first place in a Pipeline competition. Judges considered his TV series pitch Horizon a concept ripe for further development. Something Kevin envisioned from the start:

"Horizon is, interestingly enough, a point of convergence in my journey, a story that finally marries the more subtle, character-centric elements typical of my writing with the kind of giant, spectacular adventure I've wanted to tell since I was a kid. I've been entering and placing in contests for several years now. Through each of those 'almosts,' I've uncovered my strengths, found my voice, defined my realm. . . . It's all led to this, and I'm excited to see where things go from here."

The runners-up for Movie Idea: Shawn Holmes, with a crime/noir thriller, and Heather Thompson, who managed to secure two runner-up spots, with a thriller and a horror pitch. For TV, a crime/dramedy from a writing team, the Affolter brothers, was selected alongside a sci-fi procedural crime/drama and a comedy that should appeal to either network or cable.

"To win or place in this contest requires you to have a solid indication of who your audience is and how your story is different from the thousands of other pitches out there," Misetich added.

The 2014 Great Movie and Great TV Show Idea seasons will open on February 15th and run until June.

Updated: 02/12/2014
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Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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