How do I submit my script to the competition or other services?
Registration can be made by visiting the individual contest or services pages. After registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with further instruction.
I registered, but didn’t see a place to upload my script. Where do I do that?
All scripts are emailed. Send your script to email@example.com and for notes services to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll confirm receipt within two business days, but usually within an hour or two after submitting.
For all the contests, what should be on my cover page for submissions?
Include the title of your script, the name of the author(s), your email, and phone, unless specified otherwise.
Who are your industry contacts?
We’ve formed a number of relationships with execs over the past 17 years, a group comprised of managers, producers, directors, and so forth who review our competition finalists as well as writers receiving a “Consider” or “Recommend” through a consultation or notes service. Companies include Good Fear Management, Lakeshore Entertainment, Energy Entertainment, UTA, Darko Entertainment, and over 200 more companies seeking new material.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of Script Pipeline’s industry network, email us.
Have writers from Script Pipeline found agents or managers, or sold their screenplays?
Many. With many others that have produced their films and started a career in writing for film and television: Script Pipeline Success Stories.
If I have an idea for a script, can I submit for review?
Yes, for synopses, treatments, and general pitches, you may submit for written notes or a consultation. We also have our Great Movie Idea and Great TV Show Idea competitions, which are exclusive to film and television concepts.
How do I know my work’s protected?
The rights to any creative material submitted for notes, a consultation, or the competitions remain with the writer. For more information on copyrighting your work, visit the Writers Guild of America West. We do not require scripts be registered with the WGA, but it’s recommended.
Let’s say I sell my screenplay as a result of Script Pipeline’s help, do you take a percentage of the sale price?
Nope. Script Pipeline never has, and never will, take a percentage if a writer sells or options a script we help develop. We’re all about success stories and providing our industry network with quality projects.
How do you select your readers?
When it comes to our reader selection process, we’re extremely picky, and a candidate must have a considerable amount of experience specifically in development. at minimum three years but preferably five. Most of our current readers have over 10 years experience and have worked for a number of studios and production companies. Consultants for Script Pipeline are comprised of Pipeline execs, in addition to hand-selected, active managers, agents, or producers.
Where can I find examples of scripts that have been produced or sold?
We currently have a growing database of produced screenplays listed here.
Can I pitch you my script ideas, or will you consider circulating my script without submitting to a contest or other Script Pipeline review channel?
In order to receive exposure to our industry contacts, and for us to assist in the circulation process, all material must be submitted first for notes, a consultation, or a Pipeline competition. We use this as screening process to ensure our partners receive only the best material.
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