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Finish Line Script Competition

Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
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Objective

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created.

The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win. With the guidance of a seasoned script consultant, you can work on your rewrites AFTER submitting your script to the competition and then, after reviewing their notes, RESUBMIT your script to us, having improved your draft and thus bettering your chances to WIN!

Our screenplay consultants will provide comprehensive development notes (5-6 pages) on your screenplay or pilot, for as many drafts as you choose, focusing on the fact that the STORY and WRITER are KING. Just as with development execs at studios, production companies or networks, we will go through draft after draft with you to get your script into TIPTOP shape. With the Finish Line, winning is always within reach, perhaps only a draft away.

Following our process, everyone who enters The Finish Line Script Competition comes out a winner. One writer will win our amazing Grand Prize, while two others will receive First and Second Runners Up prizes. Everyone else who takes advantage of our consulting services will leave the competition with the insight to get them to the real victory—the consideration of managers, agents, producers and studio or network execs.

If your script is already in perfect shape, great! Submit it as is. We are looking for the best writer in the bunch. Enter the Finish Line Script Competition and come out a winner!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/18/2018

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Notification: November 08, 2018

Rules

Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

The Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winner will receive $1750 as a cash prize.

The Grand Prize winner will have their script sent to any actor, director, producer or studio of their choice. Anyone at all. We guarantee that person will receive your script for consideration but we cannot guarantee they will pursue it further. We want to help you get access and we will back the winner to that degree.

The Grand Prize winner will either meet in person, Skype or speak via phone to up to 32 industry professionals ranging from literary managers, agents, development execs and producers. Please click on our mentors tab for full list.

The Grand Prize winner will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year. The Grand Prize winner will receive $125.00 to spend at The Writer’s Digest online.

The Grand Prize winner will receive prizes from Stage 32, which links them to networking opportunities, industry pitches and executive meetings around the world.

The Grand Prize winner will have free and complete access to our knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.

And…..as a cherry on top, as we’re all living in a world that needs as much love as possible, 5% of the earnings from the competition will be donated to the winner’s favorite charity.

The First Runner Up

The First Runner Up will receive $500 as a cash prize.

The First Runner Up may choose to send their script to two of our industry pros.

The First Runner Up will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year.

The First Runner Up will receive $100.00 to spend at The Writer’s Digest online.

The First Runner Up will receive prizes from Stage 32, which links them to networking opportunities, industry pitches and executive meetings around the world.

The Second Runner Up

Our Second Runner Up will receive $250 as a cash prize.

The Second Runner Up may choose to send their script to one of our industry pros.

The Second Runner Up will receive $75.00 to spend at The Writer's Digest online.

The Second Runner Up will receive prizes from Stage 32, which links them to networking opportunities, industry pitches and executive meetings around the world.

Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Finish Line Announces 2018 Semifinalists

The Finish Line Script Competition has announced the 67 semifinalists for their 2018 contest:

PILOTS
COASTAL SHELF by Michael Berlind
CROSSROADS by George Gutierrez
DRAG by Nick Kirby
EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES by Holly Scarabosio
END OF LIFE by Sean Collins-Smith
FOLKLORE by Sebastian Magiera
HOT STEAMING GARBAGE by Brandon Brown
JUICE HEADS by Milan Tomasevic
LIFT by Quinn Spicker
MIDNIGHT SUN by Jennifer Titus
MURDER OF CROWS by Jason Forbach
QUEEN OF SPADES by Rafael Peixoto
RIDE THE FENCE by RM Shafer
SAVAGE by David Schlow
SAVIOR by Tim Molloy
STRANGE FRUIT by Jordan Traylor
THE CHOP by Ryan O'Leary
THE DILETTANTES by Ellen Doyle
THE HALL MONITOR by Chris Caleo
THE HARLOW EFFECT by Nathan Adolfson
THE RESURRECTIONISTS by Travis Opgenorth
THE SWITCH by Thomas Clary
THE TROUBLE WITH AUDREY by Paul Ashton
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND by Brian Burstein TWIST by Damian Wayling

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS
ANVIL JACK by Kerry Mark
A YACHT IN THE APACHE JUNCTION by Avi Glick
BAD MARK by Elizabeth Delaney
BEHIND THE BADGE by John Martins III
BLISS by Peter Sreckovic
BROKEN SINCLAIR by Beth Ashby
BULLET CATCHER by Graham Bowlin
DARKNESS AWAITS by Christopher Blackwell
DRONEGAMES by Jay Kim
EXPERIENCE by Taj Musco
FAST FASHION aka NOTES FROM NADIA by David Mandell
FORGET-ME-NOTS by John Dummer
FREQUENTLY USED, EASILY FORGOTTEN by Audrey Cornett
HANNA GLADE by Leslie Witter
JUNIPER'S POINT by Amber Alexander
KILLING KELKO by Kieran Angelini
LIKE A BLOODY MONKEY by Maurizio Caduto
LION KILLER by Adam Scheiner
LOS IDIOTAS by Renee Phoenix
MY BIG BLACK GAY WEDDING by Caryn K. Hayes
NANCYGIRL by David McMahon
NONE IS TOO MANY by Brian Wilson
ONE SHOT by Dave Thomas
PALEO by Octavia Martin
RISE by Ruth Setton
SETTLEMENT by Jason Sheedy
SHRIMP by Nicole Jones
STEAM by Robert Languedoc
THE BAD HABITS OF UNHAPPY PEOPLE by Chantal Massuh-Fox
THE BEER-DIE KID by Matthew Chaffee
THE CARRINGTON AFFAIR by Devon Lehr
THE DEAD AND THE LIVING by Jaeden Henkel
THE DEAL by Andi Delott
THE HAMMER by Jason Hunter
THE REBOOT CAMP by Martin Burke
THE WARRIORS’ CONCERTO by Jamaal Pittman & Lila Hood
THE WEIGHT OF LIES by Amanda Samaroo
UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE by Phillip Hardy
VIVIAN'S TAI CHI ROLE by Costas Anastasiadi
WAITLIST by Sheila Jenca
WARBRAVE by Andres Rivera
YELLOW by Josh Walkling

Updated: 10/16/2018
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Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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