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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: 34    
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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: 05/20/2017

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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

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: 34    
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: 34    
Have you entered?
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.

Australia-based writing team Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini won the Grand Prize for screenwriting with the adventure/fantasy Cinderella Must Die. Runner-up: The Coat, a thriller by Ross Saxon.

For television, another writing duo claimed the top spot--Kay Tuxford and Elizabeth Dahl's original pilot 40 Elephants, a period drama based on a true story. Runner-up for TV was The Mother, by Laura Bensick.

"After hearing that Script Pipeline had launched so many writers' careers, I decided to take a shot and enter," Laura said. "I wrote this script to explore a taboo social topic that was very important to me personally. I'm so grateful Script Pipeline is giving this quiet story a loud introduction to the town."

Laura also had another pilot, Widows, in the top 10. She's currently repped by Think Tank Management.

"The quality of scripts ticks up a bit overall every season--this time, it took a giant leap," said Script Pipeline's Director of Development, Matt Misetich. "The bar has been set so high now, writers need to push the boundaries of their own abilities in order to stay ahead of the curve. Which is great. Forces everyone to keep improving."

The 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions will open on August 15th, and writers can submit for a reduced entry fee until September 1st. Final deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Updated: 07/27/2016
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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: 34    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Chadwick Clough

An interview with Chadwick Clough regarding the Script Pipeline Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/19/2012

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Scott Cunningham

An interview with screenwriter Scott Cunningham regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 10/11/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Deborah Baxtrom

An interview with screenwriter Deborah Baxtrom regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/12/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jason Whiton

An interview with screenwriter Jason Whiton regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/12/2005

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Andrew Cannistra

An interview with screenwriter Andrew Cannistra regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 08/24/2004

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brett Cooper

An interview with screenwriter Brett Cooper regarding the Script P.I.M.P. Writing Competition.

Updated: 12/15/2003
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