11th Annual

Script Pipeline Great Idea Contests

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Movie Idea
The 11th Great Movie Idea Contest is searching for original, innovative material. Ideally, groundbreaking film concepts that are both marketable and fresh–something a global audience can connect with. Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, video pitches, or full treatments. Completed screenplays are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a completed script. You only need one spectacular idea. Any market, studio or indie.

Script Pipeline provides additional development assistance to polish the pitch, or help the writer complete a circulation-ready screenplay. At that point, we connect the winner with top studio producers, including execs from Lakeshore Entertainment, Good Fear Film + Management, Darko Entertainment, and other major motion picture producers looking for new concepts.

Since 2000, Script Pipeline has established relationships with hundreds of production companies, managers, and agents, resulting in $6 million in specs sold from previously undiscovered writers. The Great Movie Idea Competition looks to not only increase that total, but help visionary creatives get on the right track toward exposing their stories to the world.
TV Show Idea
The 9th Great TV Show Idea Contest is searching for the next big television series–marketable concepts that can legitimately stand out on concept alone. A story that opens the door for an engrossing plot and a clever spin on the types of successful shows currently getting produced. Think of the evolution of TV programming: what’s next, what haven’t we seen, and what type of an idea holds the potential for a long-running series?

Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, video pitches, or full treatments and outlines. Completed pilot scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a completed pilot.

Script Pipeline provides intensive development assistance to polish the pitch, or help the writer complete a circulation-ready pilot. At that point, we’ll help connect the winner with top producers and other major companies looking for material.

Since 2000, Script Pipeline has established relationships with hundreds of production companies, managers, and agents, resulting in $6 million in specs sold from previously undiscovered writers. The Great TV Show Idea Competition looks to not only increase that total, but get visionary creatives on the right track toward exposing their stories to the world.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea and Great TV Idea Contests are looking for the most original and marketable ideas for film and TV. No need to be a writer, professional or otherwise--just think big. Winning entries receive extensive development assistance from Script Pipeline execs.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 11th Great Movie Idea and 9th Great TV Show Idea contests are searching for original, innovative material. Ideally, groundbreaking film and TV concepts that are both marketable and fresh--something a global audience can connect with.

Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, video pitches, or full treatments. Completed screenplays are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a completed script. You only need one spectacular idea. Any market, studio or indie.

Since 2000, Script Pipeline has established relationships with hundreds of production companies, managers, and agents, resulting in $6 million in specs sold from previously undiscovered writers. The Great Idea Competitions look to not only increase that total, but help visionary creatives get on the right track toward exposing their stories to the world.

Previous winners have found representation with major producers, had their pitches developed into scripts with the guidance of Script Pipeline execs, and circulated to leading networks and studios.

ORGANIZERS

Chadwick Clough (Contest Director); Matt Misetich (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

- It is advised that you register your concept with the WGA prior to submitting, however it is not required. Script Pipeline will NOT share your idea with anyone unless you are chosen as a winner AND give us explicit permission to do so.

- Adaptations from your own published or produced work (e.g. a graphic novel) are accepted, as well as anything in the public domain, or if an idea is "inspired" by true events you do not retain the rights to.

- Writing teams may submit

- International writers are welcome

- You do NOT need the completed script if you win. Only the pitch.

- Previous Script Pipeline writers (Workshop, contest winners, etc.) are welcome to submit. If you entered the contest before, you may enter the same or a different idea as well.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- Concept must be for a feature-length film in the Movie Idea Competition, or a scripted, reality/game show, or mini-series idea in the TV Show Idea division.

- Goes without saying, but the concept must be WHOLLY ORIGINAL and not based on an existing franchise. Public domain adaptations, however, are 100% acceptable.