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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: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 68    
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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, 2016 $45
Early March 1, 2017 $50
Regular May 1, 2017 $55 3
Late May 15, 2017 $60 17
WAB Extended May 20, 2017 $65 22

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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

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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 68    
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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 68    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

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 Names Finalists

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

Updated: 07/02/2015

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: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 68    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Brett Cooper

An interview with screenwriter Brett Cooper 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 script I entered is called SNOOP. It's a family adventure about a boy who fancies himself a professional Christmas present snooper. He goes to the North Pole to snoop on Santa Claus, and is recruited by a rogue elf to steal Santa's list.

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 had read about the Script P.I.M.P. contest here and there. My decision to enter was based upon the favorable report cards on MovieBytes, the long and impressive list of prodcos who would be reading the winning scripts, the $10,000 prize purse and the fact that it's split among four grand prize winners.

I have entered several other contests including Scriptapalooza, Five and Dime, Writer's Network, the Nicholl, the Chesterfield, Final Draft and Creative Screenwriting. SNOOP was a runner-up in Scriptapalooza, a finalist in Five and Dime and a quarterfinalist in Writer's Network.

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: I was thrilled with the way Script P.I.M.P. was run. Chadwick Clough is professional and genial in every respect: in person, in correspondence, in the meeting of deadlines and in the quality web site he maintains. Top notch.

I did receive all of the advertised awards. Script P.I.M.P. rented out the Hollywood Improv in Hollywood for the presentation ceremony. Scores of industry executives were there. It was extremely cool. (And the comics who performed were hilarious.)

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

A: I was not given any script feedback, nor was I promised any.

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

A: Yes, one prodco requested my script, as did one literary manager who recently passed SNOOP on to a young actor from a current hit movie. To me, this kind of exposure is invaluable.

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

A: I have written two other scripts, one prior to and one subsequent to SNOOP.

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

A: I live near Chicago but will move to LA at the first opportunity -- if not sooner! A script sale, of course, would be the ideal one-way ticket for me and my family...

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

A: I am now writing my fourth script, which I hope to finish by February.

Posted Monday, December 15, 2003