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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

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Email: joey@roadmapwriters.com

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Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Objective

Roadmap Writers is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural JumpStart Writing Competition. The competition is open to both feature scripts and original television pilots. Roadmap Writers - a leader in screenwriting education taught by executives and literary representatives currently working in the industry - have helped 46 writers get signed to representation in just two years with companies that include Gersh, Circle of Confusion, APA, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, and more!

Much like our educational programs this competition is designed to give writers exposure to industry professionals who can help jump start their writing careers!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early June 9, 2019 $45
Regular July 10, 2019 $60 21
Late August 11, 2019 $75 53

Add $45 for Feedback Notes.

Rules

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria. The below explanations of each criterion is by no means an exhaustive list, but just an example of some of the questions readers and judges consider in each category.

  • Premise/Concept
  • Is it unique/original? Is it a new spin on a familiar story? Is it commercial? Is it a festival-worthy indie? Is it clear whether the pilot is a network, cable, or streaming show? Can it succinctly be explained? Do the actions and obstacles advance the story?
  • Characters
  • Are the characters fully developed? Is their purpose or struggle clearly identifiable? Do they have a clear and complete arc? Are they multi-layered? Are the characters relatable or accessible to the reader?
  • Dialogue
  • Do the characters have a distinct voice? Does the dialogue elevate the scene? Does it heighten the overall story? Does it propel the story forward?
  • Story
  • Is the story compelling? Does it serve to propel the characters and events forward in a meaningful way?
  • Structure
  • Does the story have a clear beginning, middle and end? Does it have the appropriate structural beats? Is the script formatted properly? Were there extensive typos?
  • Voice/Style
  • Does the writer use interesting word choice and sentence structure? Do they have a unique way to view and relay what’s happening in the story?
See website for additional rules and guidelines.

Awards

  • Trip to LA for 5x In-Person Meetings w/ industry execs
    • Airfare to Los Angeles
    • $300 credit towards hotel accommodations
  • + 1x Virtual General Meeting with an industry exec every month for up to a year until you are either signed to representation or option your script
  • A Roadmap Month Mentorship with an executive of your choice (choose from our list of available execs)
  • One year of Roadmap's Industry Access "On-Ramp" Program
  • 30-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap CEO and Director of Operations
  • Copy of Final Draft
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website in an exclusive video interview
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet, circulated to over 300 execs
See for website for additional awards.

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: joey@roadmapwriters.com

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: joey@roadmapwriters.com

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Roadmap Writers Names JumpStart Winners

Max Rissman's Grandpa has been named the Feature Script Winner of the 2018 JumpStart Writing Competition, while Alan Baxter's Lost Eden Canyon has been named the Pilot Winner.

Updated: 11/30/2018

Roadmap Writers Names JumpStart Finalists

Roadmap Writers has announced the Top 10 Pilot and Feature Finalists for their 2018 JumpStart Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/05/2018

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Contact

Web: Click here
Email: joey@roadmapwriters.com

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 1    
Have you entered?
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