6th Annual

The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline

December 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Screenplay - Action/Adventure
Open to feature-length screenplays. If your screenplay is an equal mix of genres (for example, action/comedy or sci-fi/horror), you may submit to whichever single category you feel fits best.

QC Entertainment (Get Out, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Feature Screenplay - Comedy
Open to feature-length screenplays. If your screenplay is an equal mix of genres (for example, action/comedy or sci-fi/horror), you may submit to whichever single category you feel fits best.

Panay Films (The Girlfriend Equation, Earth to Echo) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Feature Screenplay - Science Fiction / Fantasy
Open to feature-length screenplays. If your screenplay is an equal mix of genres (for example, action/comedy or sci-fi/horror), you may submit to whichever single category you feel fits best.

Lakeshore Entertainment (The Age of Adaline, Underworld) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Feature Screenplay - Horror / Thriller
Open to feature-length screenplays. If your screenplay is an equal mix of genres (for example, action/comedy or sci-fi/horror), you may submit to whichever single category you feel fits best.

Good Gear Film + Management (Rings) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Feature Screenplay - Drama
Original half-hour sitcoms, one-hour pilots, and TV movies/mini-series. Entries can be intended for network or cable television or digital. Spec scripts of existing shows or reality concepts will not be accepted. Must be for an original, scripted series.

Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners, The Ark) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Teleplay
Open to feature-length screenplays. If your screenplay is an equal mix of genres (for example, a dramedy), you may submit to whichever single category you feel fits best.

SIlent R Management (manager Jewerl Ross) and QC Entertainment (Get Out, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Short Film
Any type of produced narrative or documentary short film or series pilot (no scripts, we review the finished film or pilot only). Directing ability is taken into consideration. Submissions must be “short-form,” as judging will focus exclusively on the content’s potential for film or television adaptation.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

To circulate exceptional high-concept material to studios and push more scripts from our alumni into production.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 6th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of major studios, production companies, and top managers by finding fresh, high-concept material across three main categories:

Screenplay – divisions for Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Sci-fi

Teleplay – original pilots, any genre

Short Film – produced short films or series pilots

Supported by Good Fear Film + Management, Panay Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Silent R Management, Madhouse Entertainment, and other Script Pipeline partners, the competition presents the best scripts and filmmakers to major companies.

One winner in each category receives a share of $14,000 in prizes, industry circulation, and long-term personalized development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team. We also select up to 3 finalists for each division.

Unlike Script Pipeline’s main Screenwriting and TV writing competitions, entries for First Look are judged equally on writing ability and commercial potential. The originality of the concept and a strong understanding of genre and marketplace trends will take precedence, as well as overall writing ability.

Over the last 17 years, numerous Script Pipeline contest alumni have found representation and gained crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach execs. The result: $6 million in specs sold from Pipeline competition finalists and “Recommend” writers since 2000, in addition to several produced scripts, and many more currently in development and pre-production.

ORGANIZERS

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

GENERAL RULES

- Judging criteria equally emphasizes both writing ability and marketability, unlike our main Screenwriting and TV Writing competitions, which are centered almost exclusively on writing ability. Preference may be given to material intended for a broader, mainstream audience. In other words “studio-level.”

- There are no restrictions on amateur or professional status. The First Look Project is open to writers of all levels.

- Open to writers worldwide.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- For Screenplay and Teleplay, the script must not be under a representation, option, or purchase agreement at the time of entry.

- The same script cannot compete in multiple categories.
Writers who have sold, optioned, or produced scripts in the past are eligible, however, the material submitted must not have been produced as a feature or TV series at any time in the past.

- The material must be wholly original. For adaptations, the story must be in the public domain, or you have retained the adaptation rights to a particular work.

- Must be at least 18 to enter.