June 1st, 2020
$15,000 split amongst 6 winners
industry exposure | development assistance
The 9th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of studios, production companies, and top managers by finding unique, high-concept material across two main categories:
- Screenplay - divisions for Action/Sci-fi, Comedy, Drama, and Horror/Thriller
- TV Pilot - divisions for Hour and Half-hour original pilots, any genre
One winner in each division receives a share of $15,000, industry circulation, and long-term development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team. A minimum of one finalist is also chosen for each category.
Supported by Zero Gravity Management (Ozark), Grandview Management, QC Entertainment (Get Out, Us), Good Fear, (Under the Silver Lake), Destro Films (Lizzie), and other Script Pipeline partners, the competition introduces the best scripts to major companies.
Unlike Script Pipeline's main Screenwriting and TV writing competitions, entries for First Look are judged equally on writing ability and commercial potential. The originality of the concept and a strong understanding of genre and marketplace trends will take precedence, as well as overall writing ability.
The company’s intensive process, consisting of long-term writer development and widespread circulation of material, gives Script Pipeline writers access to some of the top industry execs worldwide. $7 million in screenplays and pilots have been sold by competition finalists and "Recommend" writers, with several scripts produced since 1999. In the last few years, over 10 films and series from Script Pipeline writers were released or are in active development or production, including 2019 releases Stuber, from Fox, and the indie hit The Standoff at Sparrow Creek.
All entrants may request a no-cost call with our Creative Executive, who can answer general questions on the industry or the Script Pipeline process.