Our TV Competition has a history of getting writers signed, staffed, and sold. It's one of our most successful competitions, period. Winners and finalists have signed with 3Arts, Management 360, CAA, Verve, Zero Gravity, and more.

New Finalist Benefits: All finalists will be invited to an exclusive Finalist+ workshop on how you can best position yourself and your writing to the industry. Also, all finalists will receive a free 6 month membership to The Tracking Board, so you can stay up-to-date on Hollywood's insider news!

So whether you’re writing a multi-cam sitcom, a high concept saga, or a character-driven drama, our jury wants to read your script.

We welcome Emmy-winning writer, creator, showrunner Damon Lindelof (WATCHMEN, THE LEFTOVERS, LOST) as our Grand Juror. Damon will meet with the grand prize winner of the program.

The top pilots are considered by our incredible industry jury.

Manager, Bauman Management

After more than a decade as a TV and film literary agent at Gersh, John Bauman started his own management company to represent writers and directors. John Bauman Management is a celebrity talent agency for numerous actors, musicians, sports athletes & more. His clients include Colin Bucksey and writers, directors and producers on the projects: ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING, LAW & ORDER, THE BLACKLIST, THE GREAT, THE SINNER.


Nelson Cole worked for Energy Entertainment, Bellevue and 1Community LLC before becoming an independent manager. He has clients with projects with Shondaland, Llewellen, Silkmass and many more. Nelson is excited to develop with new and diverse voices of all kinds.

Agent, A3 TV

A3 Artists Agency has hired Luis Pineiro as an agent within its TV Literary Division, with his experience in representing diverse writers and directors. Prior to joining A3 Artists Agency, Pineiro worked at Buchwald where he served as the TV literary coordinator. He also worked in management and production at Zero Gravity Management and Atlas Entertainment. He first began his Hollywood career working at ICM partners in the media rights department.

Executive, Not a Real Production Company

Chris is an Executive at Not a Real Production Company. Not A Real Production Company has several projects in various stages of development, including a previously announced original rom-com at Netflix that will mark Levy’s feature directorial debut. Levy will also write and star in the untitled film, which he and Zehmer are producing alongside Sister’s Stacey Snider and Kate Fenske.

1. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.
2. Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.
3. Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback can be done through Coverfly
4. TV pilots may be any length -- however the standard short pilot is between 1 - 20 pages, the standard 1/2 hour is between 20 - 40 pages, and the standard hour long is between 40 - 70 pages. Any pilot script submission longer than 70 pages will incur a $.50 per page overage fee for each page over 70 if it does not include feedback and $1 per page if the entry does include feedback.
5. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
6. Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
7. All submitted material must be owned by the writer(s), however the material may be based on other works not owned by the writers.
8. Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
9. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing any prizes awarded as they deem fair (whether there is a cash value or not).
10. Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will be allowed for a limited time with a $6 reentry fee through Coverfly. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.
11. It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
12. Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required. ScreenCraft uses Coverfly to manage submissions and automatically removes cover pages before scripts are read by the judges.
13. ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.
14. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.
15. ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.
16. ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.

Visit www.screencraft.org/pilot for a full list of rules