The 2019 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions head into their 17th and 12th seasons, continuing the search for up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers.
The company’s intensive facilitation process, which consists of long-term writer development and circulation of material, helps contest selections gain elite representation and crucial introductions to Hollywood. $6 million in screenplays and pilots have been sold by competition finalists and "Recommend" writers, with several scripts produced since 1999.
--Grand Prize Winner: $50,000 - $25,000 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing
--Runners-up: $5,000 - $2,500 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing
--Introductions to managers, producers, agents, directors, and others searching for screenplays
--Long-term script circulation to industry and continual guidance connecting with companies
--Development assistance from Script Pipeline's senior execs
--Additional script reviews and consideration of other material for industry exposure
--Exclusive invitations to annual writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group
-Cover page should include the title, but remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.) from the script. Logline and genre on the title page as well is preferred, but not required. If contact info is left on the script, we'll adjust the file accordingly—the writer will not be disqualified.
-PDF preferred, but will accept Final Draft, Celtx, and other file formats.
-Co-writers are allowed. Just list each writer's name when registering your script.
-Script should be a feature-length screenplay. All genres are allowed, and there are no length requirements. If it's a multi-part series, please send only the first part.
-No limit on the number of entries. Each entry is a separate fee.
-Simultaneous submissions are allowed (i.e., you can enter other screenwriting contests with the same script).
-Previous Script Pipeline competition entrants welcome to enter again and are guaranteed fresh reads from a new judge. Former finalists are not allowed to enter the same script again.
-All rights to the material remain with the entrant, whether they place as a finalist or not.
-Electronic submissions only.
Some general rules:
-The script entered must not have been produced in its full form. (Shorts based on the script are fine.)
-Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry.
-No restrictions on money earned as a writer, as long as the script entered has not been sold and is not under option at the time of entry.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)