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EARLY DEADLINE: 2017 First Look Project – July 20th

Winners Receive:

$10,000 (Screenplay), $2,000 (TV), $2,000 (Short Film)
Studio-level exposure | Development assistance | Long-term industry circulation

The 6th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of major studios, production companies, and top managers by finding fresh, high-concept material across three main categories:

Screenplay – divisions for Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Sci-fi
Teleplay – original pilots, any genre
Short Film – produced short films or series pilots

Supported by Good Fear Film + Management, Panay Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Silent R Management, Madhouse Entertainment, and other Script Pipeline partners, the competition presents the best scripts and filmmakers to major companies.

One winner in each category receives a share of $14,000 in prizes, industry circulation, and long-term personalized development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team. We also select up to 3 finalists for each division.

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.

Our goal with The First Look Project is to circulate exceptional high-concept material to studios and push more scripts from our alumni into production.

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ANNOUNCED: 2017 Screenwriting and TV Writing Contest Finalists

After reviewing more than 7,000 screenplays and pilots this season, the Finalists for the 2017 Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions have been selected:

TV Writing

The winners and runners up will be announced at Script Pipeline's finalist/industry event late July.

Next season opens in August for early registration.

Thanks to all who entered! 

View open Script Pipeline competitions

June 2017 Script Sales 

June was a lighter month for script sales. 20th Century Fox picked up Courage, a sci-fi spec written by Karl Gajdusek. The movie is described as in the same vein as Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. Amazon Studios meanwhile has picked up Flint Wainess's 2016 Black List script Linda and Monica about the relationship between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinski. Zodiac Features is teaming with Bankside Films and Head Gear Films to produce Devon Graye's horror/thriller I See You. Helen Hunt is set to star. . . .

Read More Script Sales

GLOW – Pilot

Welcome to G.L.O.W. - The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling!

Set in the 1980s, GLOW follows the nascent women's wrestling league as its pieces come together. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the show fictionalizes the actual league and follows in the tradition of Jenji Kohan's Weeds and Orange Is the New Black by weaving together comedy, drama, and strong female characters. (Not coincidentally, the show is also produced by Kohan.) Even in the pilot, the show feels confident in its tone and story, and the world is so spot-on that it could almost be a documentary. . . .

Read the GLOW Pilot