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28-Feb-2015 6:00am PDT  


Table Read My Screenplay

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We're proud to offer you the chance of a lifetime! Your incredible talent will win you a trip to Park City, Utah during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals, one of the best places an up-and-coming screenwriter like yourself can network in the world! You will be flown to Park City, Utah during the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals, where a director will workshop scenes from your script with a group of talented professional actors. Then they will perform a table read of your screenplay at the Waldorf Astoria. Afterwards, you'll have the time of your life making your way around the festivals. This social experience is like no other. If you want to network and meet people to pitch your screenplay, this is the opportunity of a lifetime!

GRAND PRIZE Winner - Feature/Pilot Category

*We FLY YOU to Park City, Utah during the SUNDANCE and Slamdance Film Festivals!
*A Director will workshop scenes from your screenplay with professional actors.
*Professional actors will Table Read YOUR Screenplay at the Waldorf Astoria.
*We record the Table Read for you!
*Airfare and Accommodations are covered.

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

GRAND PRIZE Winner - Short Category

*You'll receive a Table Read recording of your Winning Screenplay by Professional Actors!
*You’ll receive a signed copy of your screenplay by the Actors and Director.

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

TOP 10 Category Winners

*1 Year ISA CONNECT Membership ($100 Value)
*SELL YOUR SCRIPT! (Without Selling Your Soul) Video Seminar with Jacob Krueger. ($150 Value)
*20 Min. Pitch Consult w/ a Professional Writing Coach from Write Your Screenplay Pro - Trak. ($85 Value)

TOP 100 Overall

* FROZEN: Seven Act Structure ($45 value)
Theme & Your Character's Journey w/ Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger - HER - Seven Act StructureGreat Screenplays Defy The Formulas

* 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)
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.
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.
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 $500. 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 $500 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, 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.