First Look Project - Deadline November 15th

Writers & Filmmakers,

The 5th Annual First Look Project is seeking high-concept material across three main categories:

Screenplay – four genre divisions
Teleplay – original pilots, any genre
Media – produced short films, reels, or pilots/series

Supported by Good Fear Film + Management, Energy Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment, and other Script Pipeline partners, the competition presents the best scripts and filmmakers to major companies. One winner in each category receives personal development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team. We will also select up to 5 finalists for each division.


Script Pipeline success stories over the last few months include. . . .

- Production wrapped on the feature Galileo, written by competition finalist Jen Goldson. At the Script Pipeline writer/industry event, Jen met director Jay Silverman and producer Bethany Cerrona, who optioned the script immediately. It took less than a year to get the film made. Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Dania Ramirez (Entourage) star.

- As a result of Script Pipeline’s long-term facilitation, Debbie Chesebro and Tyson FitzGerald optioned their 2010 contest-winning screenplay Prom Queen to Classy Films.

- TV Writing Competition Runner-up Laura Bensick (The Mother) signed with UTA after placing in the 2016 Script Pipeline TV Competition.

- Screenwriting finalist Andrew Martin Robinson signed with Peter Katz (Story Driven) in August 2016--less than a week after his horror screenplay was circulated to Script Pipeline’s industry network.