Reduced Entry Fee Until January 20th - First Look Project

If you missed the recent First Look Project exclusive deadline, we're extending the reduced entry fee for the Script Pipeline community.

Use promo code: FLP10 during registration for $25/entry (code is valid until Monday, January 20th and only valid for those in our network).

The First Look Project awards $15,000 to winners, connects writers with leading producers and managers, offers long-term development and circulation assistance, and one-on-one support in getting other work introduced to industry. 

*and our newest addition: Script Pipeline is the only company providing no-cost Q&A follow-up calls for all entrants. Writers may request during registration.

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Book Pipeline: Unpublished - Considering New Fiction and Nonfiction

The 2020 Book Pipeline: Unpublished competition is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across 6 categories of fiction and nonfiction:

Young Adult
Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Mystery / Thriller
Outsider / Experimental

Awarding $15,000 to winners.

Select publishers and agents get first look at the top selections for each category, including LGR Literary Agency (Gone Girl), Katherine Tegen Books (Divergent), and Verve Publishing.

Submit a Manuscript


Script Pipeline "subplot" Article Series - Coming Soon

First article dropping by end of January. . . .

Subplot is a new long read monthly article series profiling emerging writers, filmmakers, and other creatives.


December 2019 Script Sales 

Some of the most notable script sales for December 2019:

– Jimmy Warden’s untitled bear spec has found a home with Lord/Miller (Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s production company), Radio Silence, and Universal Pictures. The horror/comedy is described as a cross between Good Boys and The Revenant, and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct.

– Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby were tapped to adapt the Skybound/Image comic book Stealth, written by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri. Lee Daniels will produce/direct for Universal.

– Todd Rosenberg to script a new draft of the live-action/animated hybrid Rabbids (based on the Ubisoft video game) for Lionsgate.

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Dolemite is My Name - Screenplay 

Over the past few decades, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have carved a niche for themselves in Hollywood. Although they’ve written in other genres, they’ve found the most success writing biopics about off-kilter or notorious individuals. The tone of these movies combines sharp social commentary and tragicomedy to create some of the best examples of the genre. Their scripts Ed WoodThe People vs. Larry FlyntMan on the MoonBig Eyes, and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story have all attracted A-list talent behind and in front of the camera because of the strength of their writing, the allure of their movies’ subjects, and the relevance of their stories’ themes. . . .


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Film Pipeline: Short Scripts and Films

The 3rd Annual Film Pipeline Competitions seek remarkable writers and directors with diverse, engaging work--the type defined by forward-thinking perspectives and unconventional yet universally appealing stories.

For produced shorts, Film Pipeline's platform is significantly different from the typical festival: selected entrants are given introductions to managers and agents for potential representation and extended promotion of their short or series pilot.

For unproduced scripts, Film Pipeline creates an opportunity to get your material financed and produced and collaborates with selected entrants from development to production. $5,000 in financing awarded to the winner.

Submit a Short Script | Submit a Short Film


Upcoming Competition Deadlines & Dates

2020 Great Movie Idea Contest - Next Season Opens February 1st

2020 Great TV Show Idea Contest - Next Season Opens February 1st

2020 First Look Project - Special Entry Deadline: February 20th

2020 Screenwriting Competition - Early Deadline: March 1st

2020 TV Writing Competition - Early Deadline: March 1st


Other Competitions:

Book Pipeline
Adaptation: Now Open for Entry
Unpublished: Now Open for Entry

Film Pipeline - Short Films and Scripts: Now Open for Entry


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