7th Annual

The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, 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 Fear Film + Management (Polaroid) receiving first look at this category's winner.
Feature Screenplay - Drama
Open to feature-length Drama 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.

Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners, The Ark) receiving first look at this category's winner.
TV - Hour
Original 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.

Zero Gravity Management (Ozark, Beasts of No Nation) receiving first look at this category's winner.
TV - Half-hour
Original half-hour pilots. 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.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

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

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 7th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of studios, production companies, agencies, and top managers by finding fresh, high-concept material across two main categories:

Screenplay – divisions for Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror/Thriller, and Sci-fi/Fantasy

TV Pilot – divisions for Hour and Half-hour original pilots, any genre

Supported by Good Fear Film + Management (Rings, Polaroid), Panay Films (Masterminds), Lakeshore Entertainment (Age of Adaline), Silent R Management (reps Academy Award Winning director of Moonlight Barry Jenkins), Zero Gravity Management (Ozark), Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners, Awkward), CAA, and other Script Pipeline partners, the competition introduces the best scripts and filmmakers to major companies.

One winner in each category receives a share of $15,000 in prizes, industry circulation, and long-term personalized development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team. We also select up to 2 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 course of 20 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 currently in development and pre-production.

Our goal with The First Look Project is to present exceptional work to industry partners and push more scripts into 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.

- 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.

- 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.

For the complete official rules: http://scriptpipeline.com/the-first-look-project-official-rules