Special Entry Deadline:
April 15th, 2020
$2,000 | script development | industry circulation
The Great Movie and TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with. Any genre, studio-level or indie, is accepted. Completed scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a screenplay or pilot, as we help develop the selected pitches.
Each of the two divisions, Movie and TV, select one Grand Prize Winner and one Runner-up.
For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional, long-term assistance to refine the pitch, or help the writer draft a polished screenplay. 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 Zero Gravity Management (Ozark), Good Fear Film + Management (Mulan), and others looking for relevant, high-concept, marketable films and series.
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 this year, several films and series from Script Pipeline writers are in active development or production, with many due for release in 2020.
Special Entry: February 20th, 2020 - $25
Early: April 15th, 2020 - $30
Regular: June 15th, 2020 - $35
Late: June 22nd, 2020 - $40
Enter the 2020 season by filling out the form on this page. Writers may register at any time.
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