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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Like those Table Read winners who have received Oscar Nominations, or have premiered their produced scripts at a major film festival like Cannes, Table Read My Screenplay will help to motivate your passion for writing through the film festival and showcase experience, give you the opportunity to confidently network with the title of “Grand Prize Winner,” and a support mechanism for layering a long-term career with an invitation to be a part of the elite ISA Development Program Slate.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Everyone Who Enters Receives
GETTING PAST THE GATEKEEPERS: HOW TO GET PRODUCERS, MANAGERS, AND AGENTS ON THE PHONE
FEATURE/PILOT GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Gain exposure with the Directors and Producers attending the 2018 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals with you, through a live Performance of scenes from your winning script.
-Flight & Lodging
-ISADevelopment Slate invitation
-ISAConnect 1 Year Membership
-Sundance Movie Tickets
-4 Days of Festival Events
Our Director is guaranteed to personally sit and meet with you in addition to work shopping your script with professional actors. You’ll be invited in as a member of the elite “ISA Development Program Slate”, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of 1 year to get you and your script in front of Producers, Literary Representatives and other Industry Executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and more…
SHORT/WEB SERIES GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Gain exposure with Directors and Producers visiting the ISA website with a podcast of your winning script on ISA’s Curious About Screenwriting Network.
-ISADevelopment Slate Invitation
-ISAConnect 1 Year Membership
-Sundance Movie Tickets
The ISA Development Program will share your script and podcast episode to new media outlets including AwesomenessTV and more. If you produce your short script within 18 months of winning, we’ll pay entry into 3 film festivals.
Both Grand Prize Winners Also Receive:
COACHING in a Script OR Career Consultation with a professional coach from Jacob Krueger Studio ($1000 value) Listen to his podcasts on ISA
EXPOSURE through The Tracking Board website’s ISA Spotlight section, and a dedicated announcement submitted to over 1,700 Industry Professionals for review.
A COPY OF (Not Just) Another Book on The Craft of Screenwriting by Max Timm, Director of Education and Outreach with the International Screenwriters’ Association.
ADDITIONAL PRIZES from the Top 10 and Semi-Finalist categories.
TOP 10 WINNERS
1 Year ISAConnect ($100 Value)
Write Your Screenplay Class with Jacob Krueger in NYC or Online. ($350 Value)
Seven Act Structure by Jacob Krueger
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 a renowned screenplay, but also discover a new way of thinking about the structure of your own screenplays, and the journeys of your own most compelling characters with Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger.
Ayla Rose (Creative Director); Craig James (Owner); Molly Kasch (Administrator); Sophie Margolis (Administrator)
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This contest is open to anyone except all employees, directors, associates, and immediate families of the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY Contest.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified submissions be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on script-related factors alone.
Promotional discounts offered may only be utilized at the time of submission and no partial refund for a promotional code may be issued after an entry has been officially submitted.
Promotional discounts or waivers offered may not apply on all submission platforms (i.e. ISA, Film Freeway, Withoutabox).
Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrections will be considered past 24 hours from original submission time and date. After this time you may fill in an entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee to submit any script revisions or changes as many times as you like up until the deadline. You are free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a revised logline or contact details at no additional charge.
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 a promotion.
Eligible resubmissions will be honored in the succeeding contest.
Table Read My Screenplay cannot guarantee feedback will be received within enough time to resubmit within the same contest.
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.
TRMS Feature or Pilot Grand Prize winners from previous seasons may only submit to a contest city outside of the city in which they won and may only submit with a new screenplay. Previous Short Grand Prize winners may enter any contest provided they enter a feature next. If a writer wins the Grand Prize in two cities they may no longer submit.
TRMS 3rd-10th Place Finalists winners may submit again with a completely different screenplay. Those who have placed as a category or top 10 (3rd-10th place) winner 3 times with three separate screenplays are ineligible to submit in any future contest season.
TRMS Top 10 Finalists may submit again with a completely different screenplay. Those who have placed as a Top 10 or category winner 3 times with three separate screenplays are ineligible to submit in any future contest season.
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 be in a current option agreement, or may not have been previously sold 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 on prize money 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), TV Pilots – (10 – 60 pages), Shorts – (1-40 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 intends to submit the Semi-Finalists 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 email 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 / your screenplay is declared a 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. This includes local winners.
International flight not to exceed $1500. Domestic flight not to exceed $800. 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 / $800 limit.
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 or add to the prizes at any time, without notice, and/or substitute prizes of equal or lesser value.
TRMS is not affiliated directly with the Sundance Film Festival. Winner passes and access to the festival does not imply an association or additional access.