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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 (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/20/2016

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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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
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 (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 1.5 stars1.5 stars (1.3/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 67    
Have you entered this contest?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

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