13th Annual

Script Pipeline Great Idea Contests

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

Movie Idea
The 13th Great Movie Idea Contest is searching for original feature film concepts. Ideally, unique stories that a global, diverse audience can connect with.

Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, and video pitches. Completed screenplays are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a screenplay. You only need one spectacular idea. Any genre, studio-level or indie.

For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional development assistance to refine the pitch, or help the writer draft a polished screenplay. At that point, we circulate the material top studio producers, including execs from Lakeshore Entertainment (Age of Adaline), Good Fear Film + Management (Rings), Vinson Films (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners), QC Entertainment (Get Out), and other major companies looking for new concepts. Note that all entrants, including the winner and runner-up, retain the rights to their submission.
TV Show Idea
The 11th Great TV Show Idea Contest is looking for the next big television series–a story that puts a clever spin on the types of successful shows picked up by networks and digital outlets. Think of the evolution of TV programming: what’s next, what haven’t we seen yet, and what type of an idea holds the potential for a long-running series?

Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, “show bibles,” or video pitches. Completed pilot scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a completed pilot.

For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional development assistance to refine the pitch, the series “bible,” or help the writer draft a circulation-ready pilot. At that point, we connect the writer with top studio producers, including execs from Energy Entertainment (Extant), Good Fear Film + Management (Rings), Vinson Films (Intelligence), Madhouse Entertainment (The Ark), and other major companies looking for new concepts. Note that all entrants, including the winner and runner-up, retain the rights to their submission.

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 and Movie Idea Competitions look to not only increase that total, but push worthwhile stories into production

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The 13th Great Movie Idea and 11th Great TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 13th Great Movie Idea and 11th Great TV Show Idea contests are searching for original feature film and television series concepts. Ideally, unique stories a global, diverse audience can connect with.

Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, video pitches, and series "bibles" for TV entries. Completed screenplays and pilots are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a finished script. You only need one spectacular idea, any genre.

For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional development assistance to refine the pitch, or help the writer draft a polished screenplay. At that point, we circulate the material top studio producers, including execs from Energy Entertainment (Extant), Lakeshore Entertainment (Age of Adaline), Good Fear Film + Management (Rings), Vinson Films (Intelligence, Journey to the Center of the Earth), Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners, The Ark), QC Entertainment (Get Out), and other major companies looking for new concepts. Note that all entrants, including the winner and runner-up, retain the rights to their submission.

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 and TV Show Idea Competitions look to not only increase that total, but push worthwhile stories into production.

ORGANIZERS

Chadwick Clough (Contest Director); Matt Misetich (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.

- 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 idea in the TV Show Idea division.

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