Trackingb's prestigious contests discover and promote writers and have lead to some of the biggest contest success stories in the industry.
"I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about trackingb and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS. I know that's a million to one shot, but it happened, and trackingb's tv pilot contest was the very first step."
- Mickey Fisher (contest finalist & now Executive Producer/Creator - "Extant" & "Reverie").
"After becoming a finalist, I landed two of the best reps in town and sold my first feature... the trackingb contest was the launching pad."
- John Swetnam (contest finalist with "Evidence," screenwriter of "Step Up: All In," "Into The Storm" & "Breaking Through")
"I've placed in several big screenwriting contests before, but none of them delivered anything close to the results of my Honorable Mention in the Trackingb.com contest. I received over a dozen requests from top representatives and production companies, one of which became my first option. Now Mike (my co-writer) and I just sold a comedy pilot to Spike TV. It all traces directly back to the trackingb contest."
- Gabriel Snyder - (contest Honorable Mention and now Co-Creator of KIRBY BUCKETS on Disney XD)
"The TrackingB contest changed my life as a screenwriter. As a finalist, my script was read by industry professionals all over town, and I ended up signing with an amazing management company (Benderspink). Not only was the exposure great, but I was touched by the personal dedication the TrackingB staff put into answering questions, giving advice, and offering encouragement along the way. There is no question that this competition is the launching point of my career. Can't recommend it enough!"
- Ashleigh Powell - Finalist (& Now Sold Screenwriter after selling SOMACELL to Warner Brothers!)
"After getting an Honorable Mention I landed my first manager and sold my first feature which ended up getting made! This contest placement was the beginning of my career."
- Matias Caruso (contest Honorable Mention and now produced screenwriter with Honorable Mention script RAGE that was retitled and became the movie MAYHEM)
Five Finalists will be selected and promoted on trackingb.com to our community of entertainment industry insiders and will also be read by each member of our esteemed judging panel who will pick an Overall Winner.
THE INDUSTRY JUDGES PANEL:
Berry Welsh - SVP, Production & Development - Tribeca Film
Natalie Haack Flores - VP, Development & Kevin Sauer - DIrector of Development - Nuyorican Productions
Karyn Smith-Forge - President - This Radical Act (Don Cheadle)
Jeff Portnoy - Lit Manager - Bellevue Productions
Dustin Davis - President - Bandera Entertainment
Anil Kurian - Head of Development - G-Unit Films & Television
Brin Lukens - SVP, Programming, AwesomenessTV
Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager - Anonymous Content
Raquelle David - Lit Manager - Lit Entertainment Group
Brooklyn Weaver/Angelina Chen - Lit Managers - Energy Entertainment
Natalie Laine Williams - Producer, David Weil
Mike Goldberg - Producer - Story Kitchen
A.B. Fischer - Lit Manager/Producer - Literate Management & Production
Josh Goldenberg/Ben Neumann - Partner/Lit Managers - Kaplan/Perrone
Erin Betz - VP, Current Programming, Warner Brothers Television
Derrick Eppich - Lit Manager - Empirical Evidence
Josh Adler - Lit Manager - Circle of Confusion
Daniel Vang - Lit Manager - 3Arts Entertainment
Entered scripts will be read by trackingb staff who will select their top choices. Then, we will consult with the industry judges panel to get their thoughts (based on concept/summary alone) on the top selections, and take their opinions into account in the final selections. Five Finalists will be chosen and an Overall Winner will be chosen from those five finalists by our judging panel, and results will be announced on-site here and at trackingb.com.
Cover page should include the title, but not any contact information (name, email address, phone number, etc.).
Co-writers are allowed. List each writer's name when inputting your information.
PDF is highly preferred.
Script should be a TV pilot screenplay. All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements.
Adaptations are accepted.
No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed (i.e., you can submit to the industry, and enter other contests with the same script).
All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they are selected as a finalist/honorable mention or not.
Electronic submissions only.
**TRACKINGB, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES SHALL JUDGE SUBMITTED ENTRIES IN ANY MANNER THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE AND FIT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WRITERS RECEIVE ANY KIND OF FEEDBACK OR COMMENTS ON THEIR SCRIPTS OR ANY FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE JUDGING PROCESS.**
**TRACKINGB, INDUSTRY JUDGES AND THEIR ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES MAY ALSO ENDEAVOR, WITH THE CONSENT OF AN ENTRANT, TO REPRESENT, AND/OR PRODUCE, PACKAGE, OPTION/PURCHASE SCRIPTS DISCOVERED THROUGH THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ACCEPTABLE AND AGREEABLE TO YOU.**