$6,000 in Cash + Live Table Read + Consideration for Development

With a professional table read, the Grand Prize Winner will gain insight into their script from a working director and trained actors as it is rehearsed and performed, then showcased for an audience. This is how Oscar-winning writers tighten their story, sharpen their dialogue and fine tune pacing, character and other important elements of their latest projects. Past winners have been staffed, premiered at Cannes and been nominated for an Oscar among other successes.

Six Genre Winners will receive $1000 cash each and meet with execs from Circle of Confusion, 120E Film, United Talent Agency, Gramercy Park, Voltage Pictures and more to be announced.

Our trusted partners at Legion M will read the top 4 scripts, and they may be considered for potential development. The winner of FilmScout will get a one-hour general meeting with Legion M Development Executives.

Over the past 6 years Legion M has united more than 35,000 investors and a worldwide community of 150,000+ film and TV lovers to develop, finance and produce a diverse slate of feature films, TV, digital content, consumer products, live events, comic books, podcasts, and more. Some of their projects include DEFIANT, SAVE YOURSELVES, COLOSSAL, MANDY, TOLKIEN, JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT and more.

The Grand Prize Winner will be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate:
•The ISA Development Slate is the ISA's premier list of internationally talented screenwriters selected due to their talent, achievements, dedication to the craft, contest wins and industry-related success.
•The ISA supports, applauds and promotes these skilled individuals to producers, managers and agents in Hollywood and beyond, forging relationships and building careers.
•Relationships include: Disney+, Lakeshore Entertainment, CAA, ICM, Harpo Studios, MGM, Funny or Die, ABC Signature, Paramount Players and 80 other top studios, agents, managers and producers actively seeking content.
• 80 projects have been optioned or produced plus nearly 100 writers have been signed with a managers and agents.

6 Genre Winners will meet with agents, managers, producers and execs.

This season's industry pros include: 
✔️ Zach Cox - Manager, Circle of Confusion

✔️Liska Ostojic - Head of Development, 120E Film

✔️Megan Spanjian - Creative Development and Television Packaging, United Talent Agency

✔️Mitchell Bendersky - Manager, Gramercy Park Entertainment

✔️Darcy Donelan - VP, Development & Production, Voltage Pictures

More to be announced soon! 

Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts & Web Series in:

Feature/Pilot Grand Prize Winner will receive:

•Table Read of Your Winning Script
•Roundtable with Industry Executives
•ISA Development Slate Acceptance
•Pitch Practice & Guidance
•Industry Insight - Receive access to our industry contacts' current mandates plus development of a personalized producer outreach plan.
•12-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault
•Professionally Designed Poster
•Plus Genre Winners' Prizes

6 Genre Winners will receive:

•$1000 Cash Each
•1 General Meeting with an Agent, Manager or Executive
•ISA Development Slate Consideration
•12-Month ISAConnect Membership
•Copy of the ultimate writer's toolbox, Script Studio
•ScreenwriteNOW's "The Episode"
•8-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault
•Consideration for Grand Prize
•1-Year WrapPro Membership ($150 value)

Legion M Film Scout Award:

•Top 16 Featured on Film Scout - The Top 16 (6 Genre Winners + 10 more) will be showcased on the Legion M Film Scout App.
•Top 4 Read by Legion M Development Execs and May Be Considered for Production - Film Scout users will vote on projects based on the logline and synopsis. The Top 4 will then be read by Legion M Development Executives and may be considered for development.
•Legion M Film Scout Award - Top winner will receive a one-hour general meeting with Legion M Development Executives.

1 Short / Web Series Grand Prize Winner

$750 Cash
•Recorded Performance of Your Script with Professional Actors published on the Curious About Screenwriting Podcast Network
•ISA Development Slate Consideration
•Copy of the ultimate writer’s toolbox, Script Studio
•12-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault
•1-Year WrapPro Membership ($150 value)

“Winning Table Read…changed the trajectory of my career and amplified my hard work in ways both wonderful and unexpected. I’ve pushed deep into the space where my writing goals have been – I found some amazing representation at Magnet Management and been hired to write two TV movies.” ~R.B. RIPLEY (Table Read New Orleans)

For FAQs, please visit. www.TableReadMyScreenplay.com

This contest is open to anyone except all employees, judges, directors, associates, and immediate families of the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY (TRMS) Contest.
The writer is under no obligation to participate in the contest and understands that it is not a guarantee or expectation of employment.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified submissions be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on script-related factors alone.
Up to two scripts may be entered on one entry form. Additional scripts can be entered through an additional entry form.
Promotional discounts offered may only be utilized at the time of submission, and no partial refund for a promotional code may be issued after an entry has been officially submitted.
Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrections will be considered after 24 hours from original submission time and date have passed. After this time the writer may complete a new entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee to submit a revised version of their script.
Loglines may be changed once during the competition by e-mailing info@tablereadmyscreenplay.com with a revised logline; the writer must include the Title and Date of the original submission in the body of the e-mail along with the logline.
Feedback is a separate service with an additional fee, and unless specifically part of a promotion, is not an expected part of any entry. Feedback is in no way tied to contest placement.
The writer understands that feedback, whether paid or received as part of a promotion, can take 90 days or more to be returned, and may not be received before the end of the contest. TRMS will make all attempts to return feedback as soon as possible.
TRMS does not provide notes and/or scoring with every entry.
Grand Prize Winners from previous TRMS seasons may submit again, provided the contest city is not the same for which they previously won, and they must submit a new screenplay to be eligible.
Previous Shorts Prize Winners may enter a feature/pilot to any contest. If a writer wins the Grand Prize in two cities they may no longer submit.
Those who have placed as a Top 10 or Category Winner three times with three separate screenplays are ineligible to submit in any future contest season.
If two or more of a writers scripts place in the same prize category, they will be eligible for only one set of those prizes.
International writers are eligible to participate in the contest, as long as their participation is not prevented by law in either country.
Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission to adapt the work from the original source.
Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible, however the writer assumes all responsibility assuring copyright status.
Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s). Only one pass and airfare & hotel for a single writer will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.
Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
The script and any related materials must not be in a current option agreement, and/or may not have been previously sold or produced for profit.
The writer understands and accepts without reservation that they are an independent contractor and that the contest administrators and sponsors are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments on prize money to any government agency, at any level, be it local, state, or federal.
The writer understands that it is their sole responsibility to register material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writers Guild of America West or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
The writer must retain at least one copy of the submitted material and understands that any material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
Script Length Guidelines: Feature – (70 – 120 pages), TV Pilots – (10 – 70 pages), Shorts – (1 – 45 pages), Web Series Pilots (1-20 pages)
Scripts longer than recommended length will still be considered for the contest and will not be disqualified.
If a screenplay is submitted for feedback and is over 120 pages, an additional service fee of $1 per page will apply; the writer will be invoiced separately for the fee. If the writer does not wish to pay an additional fee, the Feedback Reader will be instructed to read the first 120 pages only.
All entries must be received by Final Deadline. TRMS reserves the right to extend the contest deadline up to 90 days.
TRMS is not responsible for late, lost, unacceptably formatted, corrupt, or incorrect submissions, and may not be able to honor such entries.
The writer may submit their screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.
The writer retains all rights to their screenplay, subject to the terms and agreements contained herein.
The writer assures that to the best of their knowledge they have the legal right to submit it for judging to TRMS.
The writer understands that their logline and/or screenplay will be reviewed by ISA and TRMS employees and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. The writer also understands that any one of these employees or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to those contained in scripts they read, and hereby waives any claim that TRMS, its employees or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of their submission logline or script.
No agreement for compensation, other than the TRMS prizes listed, has been implied.
Confirmation of entry will be received once a script is submitted with an entry form and completed with an entry fee through our payment vendor. The writer must provide a valid e-mail address with entry; if an email address should change after submission, it is the writer’s responsibility to let us know.
The writer understands that the ISA and TRMS will be free to use their name, likeness and voice for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration, should the writer make it past the first round.
All winners agree to give permission to the ISA, TRMS and other sponsors for associated contest audio and video recordings of the Table Read and other events to be used on websites and social media platforms.
TRMS reserves the right to award a cash prize at its discretion. The Winner is under no obligation to accept the associated prizes but will not be awarded or owed a cash replacement upon electing not to move forward with prizes offered.
TRMS may develop a series or documentary style program based on the inner workings of the contest and the production resulting there from. TRMS reserves the right to contact the writer with offers to participate in any such production. The writer is under no obligation to participate therein.
All Grand Prize, Top 10 and Semifinalist choices are made at the express decision of TRMS, and once made are considered final. The writer agrees to accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
There are no refunds for submissions at any time for any reason.
TRMS has the right to change or add to the prizes at any time, without notice, and/or substitute prizes of equal or lesser value.
Additional rules may be amended at the sole discretion of TRMS.
By submitting to this contest, 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 any unlikely “force majeure” event (whether an act of God or otherwise), we reserve the right to update or edit prizes in our sole and absolute discretion, including, without limitation, the right to move any prizes and/or packages to an online format.
By selecting ‘I have Read and Understand the Contest Rules’ on the entry page and submitting, the writer agrees to all of these rules.