The 15th Annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest and 10th Annual TV Writing Contest continue a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with numerous screenwriting contest alumni finding elite representation and gaining crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach industry execs.
The result thus far has been over $6 million in screenplays and TV pilots sold from competition finalists and “Recommend” writers since 2003. Last year, over 10,000 screenplays, pilots, and pitches were reviewed across all competitions and services, making Script Pipeline one of the leading companies in the world receiving spec material.
Finalists are given exposure to Script Pipeline industry partners, approximately 200 qualified contacts, and the following:
- Over $40,000 awarded to the winners and runners-up
- Consultations with Script Pipeline's Director of Development and other execs
- Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, and others searching for new screenplays, tailored to each individual project
- Additional material review for potential circulation
- Long-term circulation and development for all finalists (and select semifinalists)
- Exclusive invitations to private writer/industry events hosted by Script Pipeline
Our intent: to circulate exceptional material industry-wide, support our writers long-term, and launch careers.
Awards & Prizes
--Grand Prize Winner: $25,000 for Screenwriting / $15,000 for TV Writing
--Runners-up: $1,500 for Screenwriting / $1,000 for TV Writing
--Consultations with Script Pipeline’s Director of Development
--Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, and others searching for new screenplays, tailored to each individual project
--Exclusive invitations to private industry/writer events throughout the year, including the finalist event in July
--Circulation to 200 companies
--Long-term development assistance on the writer's finalist script as well as additional projects
Rules & Terms
--International competition open to all English-written scripts.
--Accepted submissions are completed screenplays and teleplays ONLY. No concepts or treatments. Ideas may be submitted to our separate Movie and TV Idea competitions.
--Title only on cover page; no contact information.
The complete rules and terms can be found here: http://scriptpipeline.com/2017-screenwriting-and-tv-writing-competition-official-rules.