Are you ready to pitch your TV Pilot to a panel of industry professionals?
Here's your opportunity! Submit your 90 second verbal pitch videos to be considered to pitch during the ISA Virtual Pitch Panel on May 18, 2023. Past industry panelists have included execs from Warner Bros., MGM, Zero Gravity, 1993, SAGindie, Lit Entertainment Group and more. Several ISA Pitch Challenge winners have gained representation, had meetings with execs and had script materials requested after pitching at the event.
Accepting TV Pilots in:
Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Young Adult
4-Quadrant Kids & Family
Our mission, as always, is to shine a light on talented writers who are typically underrepresented in the industry. In order to find those unique and diverse voices, we need to read them. To that end, we highly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and all diverse voices to submit. We have our eye on the future of this industry and are genuinely looking to amplify your story.
How to Submit:
Please note that video pitches must not be password protected. We are seeking direct-to-camera or voice-over pitches in video format, not trailers or proofs of concept.
Pitches from Past Winners:
Pitch Challenge Winner Crystal Harris is now managed by Matt Prater of Citizen Skull Productions after meeting him at the Pitch Panel.
MGM Executive, Sandino Moya, requested materials from two Pitch Challenge winners.
Gramercy Park Literary Manager, Mitchell Bendersky requested materials from two Pitch Challenge winners.
All three season one Pitch Challenge Winners secured a meeting with a top Literary Manager.
3 Grand Prize Winners - Pitching Live to Industry Pros
• Three writers will be selected to pitch to a panel of industry executives from top companies.
• The industry experts will provide quality feedback and invaluable exposure in a friendly, constructive environment during the ISA Virtual Pitch Panel.
• Consideration for acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate
• Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software (Newest Version)
• 1-Year ISAConnect Membership.
Finalists - Industry Exposure
• Finalists will be promoted, and their work will be seen! We will showcase the Finalists in the ISA newsletter, website and social platforms in an effort to promote them and their work.
Final Deadline: April 5, 2023 - Announcement: May 2, 2023 - ISA Virtual Pitch Panel: May 18, 2023
All writers from all countries are welcome to submit, but all scripts and pitches must be submitted in English.
Script must be the original work of the submitting writer and may not be encumbered by any third party.
Original TV Pilots only are accepted. Anything else, including but not limited to features, short scripts or web series, novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, documentaries, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Script submissions must be an original teleplay.
Screenplays adapted from the submitting writer's own self-published books, plays, or other source materials are eligible if the writer retains all rights to the work.
Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission by the owner to adapt the material.
Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
Each writer may submit no more than 2 entries.
Applicants must submit materials online only.
Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
The writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register material to be submitted with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
ISA Pitch Challenge Winners and Finalists understand and accept that the ISA will be free to use his/her name, likeness, and voice for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
Writers retain the rights to their screenplay.
Applicants are non-exclusive to ISA and may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.
We do not accept erotic genre submissions.
No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed.
Length requirements are as follows - TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.
ISA is not responsible for any applicant errors or omissions on any submitted application materials.
You accept without reservation that the submitted logline, screenplay and pitch video will be reviewed by ISA staff and/or panel of industry judges for evaluation and that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to the submitted material. The applicant hereby waives any claim that the ISA, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of the submission, logline or screenplay.
By submitting to the ISA TV Pilot Pitch Challenge, your email address will be added to the contest database as well as the International Screenwriters' Association newsletter for weekly updates, contest promotions and other notifications. You may unsubscribe at any time.
It is our full intention to fulfill all prizes as posted. However, due to an unlikely event, act of God or other, we reserve the right to update or edit prizes.
To submit your materials and be considered you must agree to the rules.