2019 Winner Announced:
February 3rd, 2020
$1,000 | script development | industry circulation
*feedback included on all entries
The 15th Great TV Show Idea Contest is looking for the next big television series--a story that puts a clever spin on the types of successful shows picked up by networks and digital platforms. All genres and formats allowed, including anthology, limited series, and short-form digital series. Completed pilot scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a pilot, as we help develop the winner and runner-up.
Every entrant receives brief feedback from a judge with remarks on the pitch's marketability and originality, sent after final judging is completed. Optional extended notes are available during registration.
For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional, long-term assistance to refine the pitch, or help the writer draft a polished pilot or series outline. Our execs review the project and offer feedback at all stages of development. When the work is ready for circulation, we send the material to specific producers who would be a good match, including partners at Good Fear Film + Management (Mulan), Zero Gravity Management (Ozark), QC Entertainment (Get Out), and others looking for relevant, high-concept, marketable films.
All writers retain the rights to their pitch, and development assistance for the winner is entirely optional.
The company’s intensive process, consisting of long-term writer development and widespread circulation of material, gives Script Pipeline writers access to some of the top industry execs worldwide. $7 million in screenplays and pilots have been sold by competition finalists and "Recommend" writers, with several scripts produced since 1999. As of summer 2019, over 10 films and series from Script Pipeline writers are in active development or production, with some due for release later this year. The Great Movie and TV Show Idea Competitions aim to continue this successful process by working one-on-one with writers to fine-tune their writing skills and push worthwhile stories into production.