8th Annual

Table Read My Screenplay

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A Table Read can help change your script, one of ours can jump-start your career!

Feature Films, Pilots and Shorts


Due to the exposure Aaron Rollins received from being a Semifinalist in the 2014-15 Table Read My Screenplay Contest (Park City) for his television pilot, ORDNUNG, he has been signed by CREATIVE ARTIST AGENCY and ECHO LAKE MANAGEMENT.

Aaron says he greatly appreciates placing in the TR contest - it helped him make the next step forward in his writing career.

WE'RE TAKING THE FEATURE OR PILOT GRAND PRIZE WINNER TO LONDON during the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL. This writer will be the official Spotlight Guest of the Table Read My Screenplay Showcase Event presented by the ISA.​​ In this showcase professional actors will perform scenes from your screenplay after you witness a workshop of your screenplay with an established Director!

Sponsored by the INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITERS' ASSOCIATION and listed as one of the TOP 20 Screenplay Competitions WORTH YOUR CONSIDERATION in 2015!

What else will this season bring?
Submit your best screenplays for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to London for 5 days and 4 nights where you will get to enjoy film events, parties, networking and more.

Table Read My Screenplay (TRMS) was developed to allow you, the screenwriter, the opportunity to both improve your work and advance your career. Most writers never get the chance to have a table read of their screenplays, let alone have it done by professional actors.

And we don't stop there. Our goal is to get you signed by an agent or manager or help you sell your work. We'll take you under our wing and guide your career. We're looking for talent we can develop, just after we have some fun doing a table read for you in LONDON


GRAND PRIZES - 1 Feature Winner & 1 Pilot Winner

* Flight & Accommodations during the 2016 London Film Festival.
* Official Spotlight Guest of the International Screenwriters’ Association Showcase Event.
*A Director will workshop scenes from your screenplay with professional actors.
*Professional actors will Table Read scenes from YOUR Screenplay.
*We record the Table Read scenes for you!
*Airfare and Accommodations are covered

*You'll receive a Script OR Career Consultation with Stephen Molton from WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY ($1000 value)
*Invited directly into the ISA Development Program.
*You'll be announced on The Tracking Board with a dedicated write-up and submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.
*Listed on the ISA website and The Tracking Board as Official ISA Spotlight Selection!
*All prizes in the Top 10 Category and Semi-Finalist Categories! ​

GRAND PRIZE - Short Winner

*You'll receive a Table Read recording of your Winning Screenplay by Professional Actors!
*You'll be announced on The Tracking Board with a dedicated write-up and submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.
*Listed on the ISA website and The Tracking Board as Official ISA Spotlight Selection!
*All prizes in the Top 10 Category and Semi-Finalist Categories!

TOP 10 Category Winners

* 1 Year ISA CONNECT Membership ($100 Value)
* WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP with Jacob Krueger in NYC or ONLINE, includes FREE One-on-One Consult with Professional Writing Coach ($350 Value)

HER: Seven Act Structure ($150 value)
w/ Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger

Learn An Organic Approach To Your Own Screenwriting
In this groundbreaking seminar, award-winning screenwriter Jacob Krueger will help you move beyond the tired formulas that are holding back your writing, by understanding the powerful organic approach used by Hollywood’s best writers. You’ll not only learn the underlying structure of this year’s Academy Award winning script, Her, but also discover a new way of thinking about the structure of your own screenplays, and the journeys of your own most compelling characters.

Everyone Who Enters Will Receive this Teleconference:

with Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger


Molly Kasch (Administrator); Sophie Margolis (Festival Registrar)


This contest is open to anyone except all employees, directors, associates, and immediate families of the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY - Screenplay Contest.
Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.
Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrections will be considered past 24 hours from original submission time and date. You may submit a revised logline or screenplay as a new submission as many times as you like, but you must fill in an entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee.
Those that receive free feedback are not eligible to receive a free resubmission, which comes as an option with purchased feedback, unless otherwise noted in the promotion.
Table Read My Screenplay cannot guarantee feedback will be received within enough time to resubmit.
The writer understands that feedback can take up to 90 days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the contest.
Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work.
Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible, however you are responsible for the legalities of this.
Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s).
Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian's permission to participate.
The work or submitted material must not have been previously sold, optioned or produced for profit.
Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that the contest administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writers Guild of America West or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
You must retain at least one copy of the submitted material, and you understand that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
Recommended length of your work: Feature - (70 - 120 pages), Shorts - (1 - 40 pages), TV Pilots - (10 - 60 pages)
If a screenplay is submitted for feedback and is over 120 pages, an additional fee of $1 per page will apply and the contestant will be contacted and billed separately for the extra, or only the first 120 pages will be read.
All entries must be received by Final Deadline. TRMS reserves the right to extend the contest deadline up to 90 days.
TRMS is not responsible for late, lost, unacceptably formatted, corrupt, or incorrect submissions.
Contestants may submit their screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.
Contestants retain all rights to their screenplay, subject to the terms and agreements contained herein.
TRMS will only accept your submission if you assure us that to the best of your knowledge you are the sole originator of the idea and that you have the legal right to submit it for judging to TRMS.
You understand that your logline and / or screenplay will be reviewed by our employees and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of these employees or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours and you hereby waive any claim that TRMS, its employees or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission logline or script.
No agreement for compensation, other than the TRMS prizes listed, has been implied.
TRMS agrees that your work is protected, and we have no intention of distributing it for our own benefit. We do, however intend to submit the TOP 100 to respected producers with your permission, which will be granted upon clicking the 'I have Read and Understand the Contest Rules' button. You can withdraw from this process at any time.
When your screenplay, application, and payment have all been received, you will be notified by E-mail only. Please provide an appropriate email address. If your email address changes, it is your responsibility to let us know.
By entering this contest and in the event you are declared a TOP 100 finalist (also known as Semi-Finalist), you understand and accept that TRMS will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
If you are a GRAND PRIZE Winner, 2nd or 3rd Place overall winner (if applicable), you agree to give TRMS permission to post your video or audio Table Read on its web site.
All contest participants understand and agree with the following:
TRMS reserves the right to award a cash prize, at its discretion. A Grand Prize Winner is under no obligation to accept the associated prizes but will not be awarded or owed a cash replacement upon electing not to move forward with prizes offered.
International or Domestic flight not to exceed $1500. There is no cash reimbursement for flights that cost more than the limit nor will there be a disbursement of the difference for flights that are less than the $1500 limit.
The SHORTS winning writer does not qualify for the Grand Prize trip. They do qualify to have their script read at the applicable venue, time permitting, and the winner can attend at their own expense.
TV Pilots are judged alongside Features and are therefore eligible for the Grand Prize trip.
TRMS may develop a series or documentary style program based on the inner workings of the contest and the production resulting there from. TRMS reserves the right to contact contestants with offers to participate in any such production. Contestants are under no obligation to participate therein.
Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
TRMS has the right to change the prizes at any time, without notice, and/or substitute prizes of equal or lesser value.
There are NO REFUNDS on any entries or feedback for any reason after 24 hours from submission.


See RULES above.