Script Pipeline Great Idea Contest
16th season now open
Next Deadline June 15th

About

The 16th Great Movie Idea and 14th 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, and video pitches. For video pitches, please submit a document with a link to the pitch on YouTube or Vimeo. Completed screenplays are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a screenplay. You only need one spectacular idea. Any genre and budget range, studio-level or indie, including true stories.


Every entrant receives brief feedback from a judge with remarks on the pitch's marketability and originality, sent after final judging is completed.


For the winner, Script Pipeline provides additional, long-term assistance to refine the pitch, or help the writer draft a polished pilot or series outline. Our execs review the project and offer feedback at all stages of development. When the work is ready for circulation, we send the material to specific producers who would be a good match--a network of over 200 companies that includes partners at Good Fear Film + Management (Mulan), Zero Gravity Management (Ozark), QC Entertainment (Get Out), Lakeshore Entertainment (Age of Adaline), and others looking for relevant, high-concept, marketable films.


All writers retain the rights to their pitch, and development assistance for the winner is entirely optional.


"Script Pipeline helped me develop my pilot, found me representation, and played a key role in getting a very ambitious TV project to some of the top producers, showrunners, and even networks. Their continual support and guidance has been invaluable--they are second to none."

- Kevin Jones, TV Show Idea Winner, 3x Script Pipeline Finalist


Since 1999, Script Pipeline has established relationships with hundreds of production companies, managers, and agents, resulting in $7 million in specs sold from previously undiscovered writers. The Great Movie and TV Show Idea Competitions aim to continue this successful process by working one-on-one with burgeoning writers to fine-tune their writing skills and push worthwhile stories into production.

Benefits

Every entrant receives brief feedback from a judge with remarks on the pitch's marketability and originality, sent after final judging is completed.

Winners Receive:
  • $2,000 (each winner for Movie and TV receives $1,000)
  • Extensive development sessions with Script Pipeline to get your concept ready for circulation
  • Assistance in completing a screenplay or TV pilot (optional)
  • Long-term exposure to producers and other companies for potential development


Since 1999, Script Pipeline has established relationships with hundreds of production companies, managers, and agents, resulting in $7 million in specs sold from previously undiscovered writers. The Great Movie and TV Show Idea Competitions aim to continue this successful process by working one-on-one with burgeoning writers to fine-tune their writing skills and push worthwhile stories into production.