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Script Pipeline Writing Competition

Script Pipeline Writing Competition


1304 N. Highland Ave. #272
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 424-4243 (voice)

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Contact: Chadwick Clough, President
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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, 2013 $40
Early March 1, 2014 $50
Regular May 1, 2014 $55 6
Late May 15, 2014 $60 20
WAB Extended May 20, 2014 $65 25

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Notification: July 1, 2014


  • Scripts may not have been previously optioned, produced or sold.
  • Contact information (name, E-mail address, etc.) may be added to the cover page
  • Scripts in PDF, Final Draft (.fdr), or Microsoft Word (.doc) are preferred
  • Script should be a feature-length screenplay. All genres, styles, lengths, etc. are fine
  • No limit on number of entries allowed, to either competition
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine (i.e. you can enter other screenwriting contests with the same script)
  • Synopses and loglines are optional. Send any additional materials to after entering
  • Previous Script Pipeline competition entries welcome to enter again and are guaranteed fresh reads
  • Additional notes on the script may be added during registration for $60


$20,000 in cash, $80,000 in prizes, including one-on-one mentor meetings, travel vouchers for the finalists, Script Pipeline Writers Workshop notes, Final Draft software, screenwriting magazine subscriptions, and more. Full listing of prizes on Script Pipeline website.

TV Writing Competition:
$2,000 in cash to winner, $75,000 in prizes. Full listing of prizes on Script Pipeline website.

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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

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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

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Script Pipeline has announced their 2012 Competition Finalists.

Updated: 07/01/2012

Scipt Pipeline Announces Screenplay and TV Finalists

Script Pipeline has announced their top 20 screenplay and top 10 TV finalists for 2011.

Updated: 06/30/2011

Interviews: Script Pipeline Writing Competition

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Scott Cunningham

An interview with screenwriter Scott Cunningham 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 Rise of Fred Amazing - it's about a foul-mouthed, alcoholic, deadbeat dad, retired superhero forced out of retirement to face his lifelong nemesis and redeem his past. And it's a comedy. A pretty funny one, too.

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

A: Just a gut feeling. ScriptPIMP seemed like a cool contest to participate in and it certainly was.

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: Chad Clough runs ScriptPIMP - does a great job with it. The absolute coolest thing was having the award ceremony at the Hollywood Improv. I can't believe that, still! It was a great night and a fabulous way to honor all of the writers who made it to the final round.

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

A: Yes - the feedback was helpful.

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

A: Yes, it has helped. It seems, that for a lot of people, this is just enough third-party validation for them to take the time to read the script.

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

A: I have a background in stand-up comedy and improv, which I did extensively before shifting my focus to screenwriting. I've written quite a few screenplays and teleplays - many of which I am very proud of. At the moment, I'm particularly happy with a Boston Legal spec I wrote, leaning much more toward the comedic side of that show.

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

A: I live in Los Angeles. If it helps, I'm in traffic right now.

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

A: I'm working on a few projects - a family dramedy script with an extremely talented writing partner, rewriting an intense action-drama, and developing a number of other ideas - mostly comedies of one sort or another.

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2007