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Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Shore Scripts Pilot

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Objective

EMMY & BAFTA Judges will decide this year’s Winners. Guaranteed Industry Meetings & Mentorships + Cash Prizes. Writer Development Program for Winners & Finalists.

The Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest is for screenwriters who are looking to get staffed on TV shows and have their pilots picked up by production companies. Many contests will quickly move on after announcing the placings. Not us. We are constantly getting each year's top scripts out to the industry and creating real and tangible opportunities and successes for our writers.

GUARANTEED INDUSTRY MEETINGS

This year, as well as the industry connections we create from our Writer Development Program, the following members of our Industry Roster have already signed up to meet with writers of one-hour and half-hour pilots. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early April 26, 2024 $50 (half-hour pilot); $55 (one-hour pilot)
Regular May 31, 2024
10
$60 (half-hour pilot); $65 (one-hour pilot)
Final June 28, 2024
38
$70 (half-hour pilot); $75 (one-hour pilot)

The contest opens on February 1st, 2024.

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Notification: October 7th, 2024.

Rules

* ½-Hour Pilots should be within 5-30 Pages. 1-Hour Pilots should be within 40-70 Pages.

* Writers can exceed the recommended limits by up to 30 pages, with an additional fee of $1 per page.

* We accept submissions for ongoing shows and limited series. Web Series and animations are accepted.

* Web Series should be submitted to the ½-Hour TV Pilot Contest category.

* Please only enter the first episode of your TV series or your series Pilot.

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

* Writers from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English.

* The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

* All ages are welcome.

* Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest and Fellowship awards and writing fees received outside of fiction screenwriting do not count toward this total).

* Please only include the Script Title on the cover page.

* You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There will be a small additional fee as the script will be reread. You may re-enter your script through our resubmission page.

* A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.

* If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

* Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

* We prefer scripts to be submitted as a PDF file.

* We accept all genres. It’s absolutely fine if your script is a combination of multiple genres or sub-genres. If that’s the case, use the Coverfly Genre dropdown to indicate the main genre on your submission, and make a note of other Genres, and any other information you feel will be relevant to the reader in the Comment to Reader field.

* The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

* If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and any other platform, whenever we see fit.

* Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter.

* The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges, and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

* By entering Shore Scripts, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online, cloud-based, and email services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or sending/transmitting your submission file(s).

* If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition. (Please note that this has never yet happened).

FOR ALL THE RULES & FAQ: https://www.shorescripts.com/rules-faq/#tv-rules

Awards

* Guaranteed Meetings for this year’s Winners. This year the following members of our Industry Roster have signed up to meet with writers of one-hour and half-hour pilots based in the U.S.A., Sugar 23, WPA, Stagecoach, and Epi Center.

For writers in the UK and Europe: Lookout Point, Elation Pictures, and Wildcard Films

* All of our Winners and Finalists have the opportunity to participate in our Writer Development Program receiving one-to-one support from our Writer Development Manager who will send out scripts to our roster of over 300 Managers, Agents, Producers, and Directors. This bespoke and personal approach to script circulation, built on knowing what our roster members are looking for, and what our writers wish to achieve, is what makes Shore Scripts stand out from the crowd, and has enabled us to help launch the careers of over 100 screenwriters to date.

* 1-Hour & ½-Hour Grand Prize Winners - receive $2,500 each.

Both of our 1hr and 1/2hr Grand Prize Winners will win a call with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production Manager at AMC Networks

Our 1hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with John Papsidera CSA, the 2x Emmy-Winning Casting Director of YELLOWSTONE, WEST WORLD, and OPPENHEIMER.

Our ½hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with Henry Russell Bergstein CSA, the Emmy-Nominated Casting Director of BLACK MIRROR, and SUCCESSION.

Mentors will read your script and discuss it with you, imparting expert advice on how to best position yourself to take the next step in your screenwriting career.

Plus, both Grand Prize Winners will receive a free call with Save The Cat’s Master Cat Team to discuss the craft.

* 1-Hour & ½-Hour 2nd Place Winners – receive $500 each.

All four (4) of our Winners will also receive four (4) months of free InkTip Pro membership & the opportunity to receive free one-to-one career advice from InkTip's staff.

* Top 10 Finalists in each category will have the opportunity to join our private alumni Facebook community where they can network with other winners, readers, and members of the Shore Scripts team, and our directors' roster and take part in exclusive live events and access specially provided learning materials.

Placing in Shore Scripts contests will boost your rating on Coverfly’s Red List. At the end of 2023, over 100 scripts by Shore Scripts writers were listed in Coverfly's Top 10%.

Plus, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

TO ENTER THE CONTEST GO TO: http://www.shorescripts.com/tv/

Shore Scripts Pilot

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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Contest News

Shore Scripts Announces TV Pilot Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV Pilot Semfinalists, which represent the top 5% of this year's submissions.

TV PILOT 1 HOUR SEMIFINALISTS

(47 screenplays)

NAME(S): SCRIPT TITLE

Aimiende Negbenebor Sela & Andrew Rubin: Wake Up! Wake Up! Wake Up!
Alex Vickery-Howe: Gemini
Alyssa Kramer: DALE: Keep Your Eyes Open
Amanda Prentiss: Black Caesar
Annique Arredondo: Scene Queen
Barry Leach: Same Old Tricks
Brandon Gale: Magneto
Brandon Shorter: The Experimenters’ Game
Bruce Buschel: Vial
Calum James: TWENTY7
Charlotte Balogh: Kill the LAX Bro
David B. Guthrie: Nightfall
David Christopher Loya: Esperanza
Elena Zucker: The Ten Plagues
Gregory Abbey: Shark
Gregory Field: Wearing the Flag
Heather Farlinger: The Lavender Panthers
Hue Anthony: My Brother’s Keeper
Hugo Lasalle: Body Electric
Irene Jiang: The Extraordinary Disappearance of Morwenna Gray
Jamee Decio: Esperanza
James Rushbrooke: Afterglow
Janna Jilnina: The Three of Us
Jarod Backens: The Bubble
Jay Tigers: Dirtbag Fantasies
Jo Harper: Tiger mum
Joe Wolff: Buntline & Cody
John Bensink: Corner of Crenshaw & Life
Johnny Gilligan: Alphastate
Kris Hall: Red World
Lorraine Flett: The Believer
M. Rowan Meyer: New Cardiff
Marine Mondelot: Eon
Mia Volta: Sunnier Climes
Neiman Outlen: The Mighty Mind of Imani Strong
Parker Whitmore: Eden’s Valley
Patrick Tierney: M&Ms
Paul Knox: Bailey House
Philip Enchelmaier: Rudy Champion and the Edge of the Earth
Rae Binstock: Butch
Shiloh Creveling: The New World
Simon Foster: NightFall
Sophia Dienstag: Echo Falls
Stephen Scarlato: When the War Came Home
Stuart Creque: Aspmnia
Tavish Gudgeon: Rats
Tim Kontje: Black Butterfly

TV PILOT 1/2 HOUR SEMIFINALISTS

(35 screenplays have progressed)

NAME(S): SCRIPT TITLE

Adrián Burke: Laughey Giraffey
Amy Depaola: Tiki Bar Funeral Home
Ana-Marija Stojic: Stefan
Andy Knuth: Mortified
Anna Kate Fahey: Techies
Annie Fick: The 6 Chick
Carly Silverman: The Apothecary’s Apprentice
Chris Watt: Southbank
Daniel Sussman: BOOKED: Library Day
David Murphy & Ric Marble: The Right Track
Emily E. Ellis: Stuntwomen
Francesco Capussela: GIN-VERSE: A Ginless Bar
Jackson Hukari & Landon Laub: Lap of Luxury
Jasmine Aziz & Dan McNeil: Here She Comes
Joel Michalak: Re-Gifted
Kimberly Gore & David Sanchez: CLiCK!
Lavar James: Guards
Luna Al-Kaisy: Student Debt
Maria Hinterkoerner: Young Agatha
Marty Johnson: In the Wings
Matija Sraj: Queenmaker
Max Conroy: The Oracle
Mike Nielsen: Living Assisted
Mischa Webley: Hasaan Hates Portland
Natalie Bendheim: The Struggler
Pearse Lehane: Written Out
Phil Hamer: The Davieses
Robert Knoll: The Eye In Time
Rudi O’Meara: AMENDS: It’s All Gooooood…
Ryan O’Donoghue: Mom Crush
Samuel Sutton: The Megalomaniacs
Simon Pond & Joe Clabby: Shaky Town
Teri Shavoz: SHE.e.o
Tony Hendriks: Mystic Pictures
Will Clempner: My Father is Dead to Me

Updated: 09/10/2023

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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