Moviemaker magazine named Script Pipeline as a “submission-worthy” competition in 2020.
Excerpt from the Greg Gilman article:
“Evan Daugherty has adapted Snow White, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, and He-Man for the big screen, but he didn’t get his big break while working in Hollywood. He lived in Dallas when he funneled a fresh spec script, Shrapnel, through Script Pipeline’s 2008 screenwriting competition, and won.
“I decided to actually fly out to L.A. for the ceremony. I had no expectation of winning,” he told Script Pipeline. “I was just using it as an excuse to visit some L.A. friends. So, when I was announced as one of the Grand Prize winners, it was a real shock.”
The win helped him land a manager, an agent, and his first job—writing a draft of Warner Bros.’ Masters of the Universe film. Shrapnel became the Robert De Niro-John Travolta film Killing Season. And he also sold Snow White and the Huntsman, a script he’d written as an NYU sophomore, for $3.25 million.
We can’t promise that every one of our 15 Submission-Worthy Screenwriting Competitions of 2020 will change your life as dramatically as Script Pipeline changed Daugherty’s. But screenplay competitions can be an excellent resource for writers, offering valuable feedback, industry connections, mentorship, and even monetary prizes.
Of course, there are a lot of contests out there, and they all cost precious cash to enter. So in the interest of saving screenwriters time and money, while simultaneously supporting competitions with proven value, MovieMaker has sorted through dozens of them. . . .”