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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 36    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

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

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/20/2017

WinningScripts Pro 10% Off Coupon

Notification: July 2017

Rules

Basic guidelines:

  • Cover page should include the title only. Remove any contact information (name, email address, etc.) on 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.
  • Co-writers are allowed. Only one writer needs to register.
  • 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 late July 2017:

  • $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 late July 2017:

  • $2,000 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, 2017:

  • 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 late-June 2017

Quarter-finalists (up to top 5% of submissions) – announced mid June 2017

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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 36    
Have you entered?
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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 36    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Script Pipeline Names 2017 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Semifinalists will be announced June 26th.

Updated: 06/20/2017

Script Pipeline Names Screenplay and TV Contest Winners

The winners and runners-up of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions were announced Saturday, July 23rd and awarded over $35,000. The private event in Los Angeles connected top industry execs and the finalists, as well as other recent Script Pipeline writers.

Updated: 07/27/2016

Script Pipeline Names 2016 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Semifinalists will be announced on June 24th.

Updated: 06/16/2016

Script Pipeline's Matt Misetich

Matt Misetich started as a freelance reader at Script Pipeline in 2006, and gradually assumed more managerial duties until he eventually became the contest's full-time Director of Development. Prior to joining Script Pipeline, Matt worked at the film distribution company, Alpha Media.

Updated: 01/12/2016

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 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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 36    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Jason Whiton

An interview with screenwriter Jason Whiton 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: The Bonsai is a drama about an elderly Japanese man who overcomes isolation when he experiences the history of a mystical Bonsai tree. The lives of all the people that cared for the tree come to him in visions and he's changed by what he sees. He's able to start reaching out and reconnecting with family and friends before he runs out of time.

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

A: In addition to the ScriptPIMP Grand Prize, The Bonsai has won Best Feature Screenplay (Drama) at Moondance, as well as top placements at Beverly Hills, Acclaim, Cinequest, and American Zoetrope. I entered ScriptPIMP because I'm excited by the energy and support they offer to scripts, as well as offering very supportive prizes.

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: They have been fantastic! I've been in regular e-mail touch with them, particularly to work on a query strategy for The Bonsai. Other prizes (check, inkTip listing, ScriptPIMP membership) have arrived like clock-work.

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

A: The Bonsai has received a lot of praise and support, as well as requests from producers. This is very helpful. Formal critique hasn't been expected.

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

A: It's still rather early to tell, though I have already received a request from an agency. Through inkTip, part of this award, I have received a lot of requests from agents and producers in the past, and more are coming in due to ScriptPIMP's support.

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

A: I began writing television scripts on spec, and selling cartoons to national magazines. But over the past few years, I've put all focus on writing feature screenplays. The Bonsai was my first! I've since written a quirky Romantic Comedy called Romancing The Dead, which won a Best Feature Screenplay at Moondance this year. It's about a divorcee in the afterlife who must leave his hipster fantasies and past behind to find love again. There's a little haunting, a little murder...it's dark fun!

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

A: I'm living in Vermont right now, which is an absolutely beautiful place to sit and focus on writing. My plan is to go anywhere I need to go in order to work as a writer. I'm willing to commute until the work demands a move. I'm driven to work, so we shall see where it leads.

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

A: I'm in the middle of writing a horror script. It's creepy, visual, and I can't wait to start sending it out! The story is something that I had originally intended for IDW (30 Days of Night), and ended up just running with it as a feature script. It has a bit of a Ringu/Juon tone to it...It's calling me...gotta go!

Posted Friday, August 12, 2005