Enter now for a chance to have your script read by professional actors! Every script submitted (fee is $25) is in the running to be one of 2 scripts chosen to be read in front of our audience and this month's Industry Insider, Julie Ann Crommet - VP Multicultural Audience Engagement for Walt Disney Studios in a West Hollywood Theatre on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 7.30pm. Julie Ann leads Disney's diversity push in casting, and project development and has a lot of fascinating insights into the industry.

Our event will 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.

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!

Awards & Prizes

Writers selected (2 or 3):
- 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, January 29th, 2018 (suggested contribution $10) and Live Stream Viewers:
- A chance to meet an Industry Insider, get information and ask questions.
- Improve feedback skills - which improves writing skills.
- Cookies and hydration Station included for those in attendance only. Sorry online viewers.

Rules & Terms

- All scripts must be submitted as PDF files.
- Submission fee ($25) must accompany the script.
- Script can be no longer than 30 pages plus a title page (One act of your feature script, most of your pilot, some of your play etc.). 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, TV Spec, Web Series, Short Film, Stage Play. ANY GENRE.
- The reading will 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 month'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, January 29th has a suggested contribution of $10. Live Stream viewing is free.
- All 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.

14 Reviews

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    Chris Desmond

    Very welcoming group of talented artists. Nice constructive feedback from industry guest. Will definitely attend and submit more!

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Welcome aboard Chris! Glad you had a positive experience, and thanks for sharing your script with us!

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    Stuart Creque

    Tim is a fantastic festival organizer and puts a great deal of thought into his script notes. Having my script read at the live event was a wonderful experience and very helpful.

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stuart. I've enjoyed reading your work, and I'm glad you had the chance to hear it read. As for notes - as a fellow writer, I know how hard it is to subject your material to feedback, so I treat every script and every writer with the respect the achievement deserves. Plus, I really like helping!
    - Tim

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    Robin Conly

    Feedback was excellent. The Live Read Event was a lot of fun.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    We're lucky to have you in our community Robin! Thank you for the kind words - we're here to help in any way we can.

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    Steven Morrison

    Writers gathering to help, inspire, suffer, and bleed with other writers... thoroughly enjoyable time!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    That's exactly what we are aiming to do Steven! We'll do a better job of introducing you to more people when you come back!

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    Jenna Wycoff

    Aside from the great pleasure of hearing my script read aloud the feedback from the Insider, Tim, and the audience was insightful and made me excited for another pass at the script. I would highly recommend this monthly festival not only for submissions but also for attendees, all aspects of LiveRead/LA are beneficial for growing in writing regardless of if your script is selected!

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks again Jenna, and thanks for the bit about attendees - we firmly believe writers gain wisdom about their own scripts by actively listening and analyzing other people's scripts being read. It's a powerful tool. Congrats again, and hope to see you soon!