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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
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Objective

To help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Pre-Registration December 31, 2015 $45 124
Early March 1, 2016 $50 185
Regular May 1, 2016 $55 246
Late May 15, 2016 $65 260
WAB Extended May 20, 2016 $65 265

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Notification: July 1, 2016

Rules

Basic guidelines:

  • Contact information (name, email address, etc.) preferred, but not required, on the cover page.
  • Co-writers are allowed and should be credited on the cover page.
  • PDF preferred, but will accept Final Draft, Celtx, and other file formats.
  • 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 of course 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. It is, however, recommended you copyright your material.
  • 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.
  • You have not sold or optioned any film screenplay to any entity or individual greater than $50,000.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner – announced August 2016:

  • $25,000 cash
  • Exposure to Script Pipeline's industry network and a personalized circulation plan
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with the Script Pipeline development team

Runner-up – announced August 2016:

  • $1,500 cash
  • Exposure to Script Pipeline's industry network and a personalized circulation plan
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with a development executive

Both the Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up receive these finalist benefits. . . .

Finalists (18) – announced July 1st, 2016:

  • Exclusive invitations to private industry/writer events throughout the year
  • Circulation to 200 companies and long-term development assistance

Semifinalists (up to top 3% of submissions) – announced mid-June 2016

Quarter-finalists (up to top 5% of submissions) – announced late June 2016

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Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

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Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Script Pipeline Names 2015 Film & TV Contest Winners

Script Pipeline announced the winners of the 2015 Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions at their Secret Door event in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 8th.

Top honors and $20,000 for Screenwriting went to Henry Dunham with his crime/thriller Militia. Grand Prize for TV went to the original pilot Beechwood, written by Eric Beu and Greg Martin.

Updated: 08/18/2015

Script Pipeline Names Finalists

Script Pipeline has named their Top 20 finalists from a field of 3,500 entries.

Updated: 07/02/2015

Script Pipeline Names Semifinalists

Script Pipeline has named their 55 semifinalists from a field of more then 3,500 entries.

Updated: 06/28/2015

Script Pipeline Names Screenplay Contest Winner

Hexen by Alex Ross has been selected from among 3,516 entries as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 08/09/2014

Script Pipeline Announces Screenplay Finalists

Script Pipeline has announced their 2014 Screenplay Contest finalists from among 3,516 entries.

Updated: 07/04/2014

Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2633 Lincoln Blvd. #701
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Contact: Matt Misetich, Contest Coordinator
MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Andrew Cannistra

An interview with screenwriter Andrew Cannistra regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: “Hero of the Day” is an epic fantasy set in the world of comedy… When I decided to write a sword and sorcery story my goal was to write something different. So instead of the handsome hero saving the pretty princess, blah, blah, blah… I wrote a tale about a sidekick who must defeat his evil counterpart, save the world and maybe even get the girl: A hero, Speare Von Dalius (not a bright guy), and his ever-trusty sidekick, Fidel, ride forth to save the world from the hordes of evil. But when a fair Princess momentarily dazzles Fidel - he drops his guard. And it is Speare who literally gets the arrow shot through his heart, struck down by the wicked Rakx Bakxstabber. Thus Fidel, only a sidekick and he knows it, must begin an impossible quest to resurrect his hero, Speare, in order to vanquish an evil minion bent on world domination. But along the way he will discover what it takes to triumph on his own, even if that means he’ll always be thought of as the sidekick… So once again as trouble brews in the west hills and the ever-dopey Speare rides east. A true hero is needed to save the day - a hero like Fidel.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I have a friend who lists a script on Script P.I.M.P. and he recommended the site to me. I checked it out only to discover the contest. Having just finished an extensive rewrite on “Hero of the Day” I decided to enter it in its first contest. Glad I did. Recently I entered a few other contests Zoetrope, Script Expo and the American Screenwriting Competition … results to come later this year.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes, I was extremely satisfied. Script P.I.M.P. is a professionally run contest where I received what was promised and more. They have a unique awards/comedy show that was exciting, entertaining and a great place to network. The cash prize wasn’t so bad either.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback was promised and none was formally given. But the people at Script P.I.M.P. did take some time with me after the awards show to chat. The questions posed were thought provoking and prepared me for the phone calls and inquiries I received.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Yes, several managers and producers have contacted me. Some seem promising… One seems very promising. Additionally I have queried several production companies citing the results and they have shown interest.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I have been writing like a madman for approximately eight years and belong to a weekly writers’ group. I have several film and television scripts in various stages of development… Isn’t that the stock line? It’s actually true - though my script “Jobbery” recently won both CineStory’s & Anything But Hollywood’s short script competitions. This is low budget indie-type script that I hope to direct. Here’s its very little pitch… It’s not just a job. It’s a robbery. I have also had success at American Accolades (top 15/top 3 drama category) and Make My Indie (top 20) with a supernatural drama recently re-titled “Jerusalem Slim”.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live in Manhattan but would move to Los Angeles if that’s what it took. My wife’s already packing my bags… She’s the optimist and quite the packer.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: First I need to finish the final cut on a little Indie feature film, which I wrote and co-produced. It’s called Persona Au Gratin or People with Cheese. (The title is currently in discussions). You can check out stills, info and a trailer at www.RedMonkeyFilms.com. Then I’m off to the CineStory writers’ retreat (www.cinestory.com) which sounds like a blast. I’m sure it will be a great learning experience as well as beneficial to my writing career. And as always I’ll keep plunking away at those keys, working on rewrites and creating new pieces, just to see where it may take me and hopefully… you.

Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2004