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Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
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, 2014 $45 67
Early March 1, 2015 $50 127
Regular May 1, 2015 $55 188
WAB Extended May 20, 2015 $65 207

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Notification: July 1, 2015

Rules

Basic guidelines:

  • Contact information (name, email address, etc.) preferred, but not required, 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.
  • Open to writers worldwide.
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 $25,000.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner:

  • $20,000 cash
  • Direct circulation to Script Pipeline's industry network
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with the Pipeline development team
  • Airfare reimbursement (up to $250) to fly to LA and meet with execs

Runner-up:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Direct circulation to companies in Script Pipeline's industry network
  • 1-on-1 consultation sessions with a development executive

Both the Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up receive ALL the finalist prizes listed below. . .

Finalists (18):

  • A seat to Script Pipeline's Secret Door Pitchfest in August 2015 as a recognized contest finalist to pitch to 25-30 industry reps ($8,000)
  • Exposure to 200 companies
  • Memberships to Script Pipeline's Writers Database ($1,400)

Everyone who enters the 2014 Screenwriting and TV Writing competitions are eligible for the following prizes (random selections unless noted):

  • 100 entries to the 2015 Great Movie Idea Contest ($4,500)
  • 100 entries to the 2014 Great TV Show Idea Contest ($4,500)
  • 50 entries to the 2014 First Look Project ($3,000)
  • 50 memberships to Script Pipeline's Writers Database ($3,500)
  • 5 free entries to the Secret Door Pitchfest with personal pitch consultation [writers hand-selected amongst entrants based on merit, such as those who came close to the top 20 but fell short] ($2,125)

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Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
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

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
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 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 Names Contest Winners

Morgan von Ancken's dramedy Cutting Numbers has been named the winner of the 2013 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Haji Outlaw's western/thriller Deademen has been named runner up.

Updated: 08/09/2013

Script Pipeline Announces Contest Finalists

Script Pipeline has announced their TV And Screenplay Contest finalists from among 4,500 entries.

Updated: 07/12/2013

First Look Project: 2012 Announcement

Script Pipeline's First Look Project has announced their 2012 Contest Winners.

Updated: 03/07/2013

Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Contact

2900 Airport Ave. Unit F
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 Deborah Baxtrom

An interview with screenwriter Deborah Baxtrom 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: Monstrous Passions is a dark and quirky bio on the life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.

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 entered Script Pimp because it's a highly influencial screenwriting contest. They have excellent industry contacts and they work hard to promote the winner's and finalist's scripts.

I also entered Monstrous Passions in Scriptapalooza (and won) and in the Nicoll Fellowships (it is currently a semi-finalist).

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, Chad and everyone at Script Pimp are wonderful. They're professional, helpful, and they really care about the success of the writers. I received all the awards promised and more!

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

A: I was given professional feedback and I found that it was accurate and very helpful.

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

A: Yes, winning Script Pimp has helped me to market the script. I now have a literary manager who has sent my screenplay to six well known producers and I have a meeting next week with the head of a top production company.

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

A: I'm originally from Wisconsin but have lived in NYC, London, and currently Los Angeles. I've worked as a story analyst and freelance writer and have written and directed two award-winning short films. I've also written several feature-length screenplays. One, titled Imps, has also won contests.

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

A: Yes, I live in Studio City in LA.

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

A: I'm currently working on a romantic/action comedy.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007