Enter now for a chance to have your script read by professional actors! Every script submitted (fee is $25 earlybird, $30 Standard) is in the running to be one of 2 scripts chosen to be read in front of our audience and Industry Insider Chris DeFaria - CEO of Dreamworks Animation a West Hollywood Theatre on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7.30pm.

Our event can also be Live Streamed. So if a writer is selected from outside LA they will be able to watch online and receive feedback live from the Insider, the audience, and the online viewers - as if they are sitting in the theatre.

We also offer really reasonably priced and super helpful written feedback. It's all done by our Series Director Tim Schildberger - so you can interact personally, rather than wonder which robot read your pages. Tim's an experienced writer/script coach, so we're confident the feedback will be helpful.

Whether you enter or not, join us, or tune in to watch the readings, interact with our Insider, contribute feedback and gain valuable insights into the feedback and re-write process.

This series is run by writers to help other writers improve their craft. Hearing a script read live is a vital part of the creative/re-write process, so is getting useful notes from someone in the business, especially if you don't live in Los Angeles. This is a unique opportunity...submit your script now!

2 Writers selected:
- Hear up to 30 pages of your script read by professional actors in front of an audience.
- Immediate feedback from an Industry insider, and other writers with one goal - to help the script improve.

Attendees to the Monthly Reading: Monday, December 10, 2018 (suggested contribution $10) and Live Stream Viewers:
- A chance to meet Industry Insider Chris DeFaria, get information and ask questions.
- Improve feedback skills - which improves writing skills.
- Cookies and water included for those in attendance only. Sorry online viewers.

- All scripts must be submitted as PDF files and written in english.

- Submission fee ($25 early bird, $30 standard) must accompany the script.

- Script can be no longer than 30 pages plus a title page in standard screenplay format (courier font). If the submitted script is over 30 pages, it will not be read, and the submission fee will not be refunded.

- We accept: Screenplay, TV Pilot, Web Series, Short Film, Stage Play. ANY GENRE.

- We DON'T ACCEPT - SPEC Scripts of existing series. (It's too hard to judge fairly against original material). Also, scripts already optioned/funded/in development/have had money invested are not eligible. The writer can have other projects in development, just not the particular script being entered.

- The reading can be live streamed, so an out of town writer can watch the reading and participate in the notes section live.

- At the conclusion of each competition's judging, all scripts will be archived, and the process will start again. No holdovers of any kind. All writers are encouraged to attend the readings, re-write and re-submit.

- Admission to the Live Read event on Monday, December 15th has a suggested contribution of $10.

- All audience feedback (apart from the Industry Guest and Moderator) will be limited to 2 minutes per person. Feedback submitted online will be selected by LiveRead/LA staff and read to the writer/audience by the Moderator.

- All feedback will be related to the script only. No-one is interested in opinions about the writer.

- Writers can submit from anywhere on earth, but please note, LiveRead/LA will NOT be paying for any airfare to, or accommodation in Los Angeles to any selected writer.

- LiveRead/LA is open to anyone 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

- Adaptations from other works are permissible provided that the writer has permission to adapt the work. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.

- Any script currently under option is NOT eligible.

- Collaborative work is eligible. By submitting, writing teams acknowledge that all members of the writing team agree to these terms and conditions.

- Do not include resumes, pitches, synopses, casting suggestions, letters, or other supporting documentation with your submission. Judges will not receive these materials.

- Entrants may submit multiple entries. Each submission must include its own unique script and entry fee.

- Once an entry has been submitted and payment has been processed, no refunds will be issued. No revisions or re-submissions will be accepted.

- Affiliates, employees, and family members of the readers, judges, and staff of LiveRead/LA, are not eligible for the competition.

- By entering LiveRead/LA, you acknowledge and agree that contest judges receive numerous submissions of ideas, stories, and scripts, and that your entry and the ideas and stories embodied in it may be similar or identical to other material already received and/or developed by one or more of the judges.

- By entering LiveRead/LA, you understand LiveRead/LA will be free to use your name, script title, and logline for promotional purposes.

- LiveRead/LA winners give permission to LiveRead/LA, to audio and video record their live read script reading for use on websites and social media platforms.

- By entering the LiveRead/LA competition, you agree that you have read the rules and conditions of the contest and that you have the authorization to submit your screenplay to the LiveRead/LA contest. You further agree that your screenplay is owned by you (and co-author(s)).

- The entrant shall indemnify and hold harmless LiveRead/LA, its employees, contractors, agents and judges from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and/or publicity to the Screenplay entered.

- VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Overall Rating
  • Jason Gilmore

    Supportive and encouraging with free feedback. And monthly!

    August 2018
  • Steve Trebilcock

    This event was everything promised and more! I was treated like a family member from the moment I came in the door. Absolutely everyone there was friendly and welcoming. The feedback was spot on and given with respect. Highly recommended!

    July 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words Steve! It was a pleasure meeting you, and thank you so much for making the trip from Nebraska to be with us for the reading! We are so grateful. You were treated like family because you ARE family! :)

  • Stephanie Neroes

    Tim is awesome and provides great positive feedback!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stephanie! Keep writing, I love reading your work!
    - TS

  • Erica Euphrasania

    The feedback I received at this festival was very helpful and precisely what I needed to tackle the next draft of my script. It's also a terrific event if you want the chance to network with other writers, actors and industry professionals!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Erica. So glad you got some benefit from your reading - you were a worthy winner, and we're looking forward to seeing how your career develops. Good luck with the next draft!
    - TS

  • I enjoyed this festival. Very friendly folk. Great feedback and the readings were fun!

    February 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Diana. Always a pleasure to see you at one of our events - hope to see you at many more!