The Fresh Voices Pitch Contest affords aspiring writers the opportunity to turn great ideas into salable screenplays through experienced script guidance, professional mentoring, cash & prizes, plus the chance to pitch your winning project directly to producers, executives, agents and managers! An experienced manager/ producer will work with the winning screenwriter to turn their million dollar idea into a salable screenplay ready for the marketplace.
One on One mentorship with a Literary Manager/ Producer
$500 Cash Prize or $500 Travel Reimbursement
Final Draft v8 Screenwriting Software ($250 value)
Question 1.) What is a pitch?
Your pitch can be a synopsis, treatment, short story, outline, beat-sheet or concept summary. Your pitch can be for a feature film or TV show, reality show, game show, 1/2 hour sitcom or hour long episodic, procedural or serial. It doesn't matter how the story's told, just make it engaging, exciting and fun to read. The pitch must be no longer than 3 pages - but you may include additional supporting material such as underlying properties, supporting articles, illustrations, poster art, or other references.. Whatever you have to sell the idea.
Question 2.) Can I submit a pitch based on a screenplay or teleplay I already wrote?
As long as you are open to notes and possible revisions then yes.
Question 3.) Do you take any ownership in the finished script and is my payment contingent on writing the script?
No. You retain all the rights and you are under no obligation to write the script if you decide not to. You can walk away with your idea and the prize money at anytime.
Question 4.) How can I protect my original idea?
You can copyright treatments, synopsis and outlines with the WGAw Registry the same way you would a script. An often overlooked step in proving the date and genesis of your original idea. Over and above, we'll take great care not to share your idea with anyone outside of our small development team.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)