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Roadmap Writers
JumpStart Writing Competition
2020
Open to both feature scripts and original TV pilots of all genres, this year's competition features top judges and a new Guaranteed Signing partner!
Accepting Features and TV Pilots
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Late Deadline is 1 week from now

About

Roadmap Writers presents Season 3 of the JumpStart Writing Competition!

This competition is open to both features and pilots of all genres.

Roadmap Writers is a leader in screenwriting education and training taught by working industry executives & literary representatives. In just four years, Roadmap has helped 124 writers get signed to representation with agents and managers!


Past competition winners and semifinalists have signed with Echo Lake Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Recon Literary, Kersey Management, Housefire Management, Fictional Entity and more!


Guaranteed Signing Prize Included With Entry

In addition to top industry judges, we've partnered with management/production company Zero Gravity who will guarantee to sign at least one writer from this year's competition. Unlike other competitions that charge additional fees, this opportunity is included FREE with your entry.


JUDGES INCLUDE:
  • 3 Arts Entertainment - Ari Lubet (Manager)
  • Circle of Confusion - Daniela Gonzalez (Manager)
  • Fourth Wall Entertainment - John Huddle (Partner & Manager)
  • Gotham Group - Tony Gil (Manager)
  • Kaplan Perrone - Cassie Duffy (Manager)
  • Lee Stobby Entertainment - Lee Stobby (Manager/Producer)
  • Roar - Jay Glazer (Manager)
  • Strong Baby Productions - Brandon Loureiro (Manager of Development)
  • The H Collective - Tessie Groff (Director of Development)
  • Vertigo Entertainment - Andrew Childs (VP of Development)
  • Writ Large - Matthew Dartnell (Manager)
  • Zero Gravity - Joe Riley (Manager)


The Jumpstart Competition is designed to give writers unique opportunities to advance their creative careers. We work with more than 400 working industry professionals to help discover new and unique voices. And when we talk, they listen. This year we're excited to offer our Guaranteed Signing Prize with Zero Gravity.

Zero Gravity Management is an entertainment company whose strength lies in the development and representation of screenwriters, directors, and actors. They maintain a list of some of the industry's most established professionals in all areas.

They are also a well-respected full service production company handling the development, finance, execution and sale of projects in film, TV and new media. Their credits include Netflix's OZARK, the Octavia Spencer Netflix limited series SELF MADE, THE ACCOUNTANT, and many more.

All entrants are eligible to win the Guaranteed Signing Prize, so even if you don't place in the Top 50 or above you are still in contention for this prize! So whether you have a feature script or a TV pilot, the JumpStart Competition is here to bring you career changing opportunities.

Prices & Deadlines

Aug 24th
Late
Standard Entry
$75.00
Entry + Feedback notes
$120.00

Benefits

At least one entrant will be signed by Joe Riley at Zero Gravity!

Grand Prize (2) - Feature & Pilot Category

  • 10x private - “social distance friendly” virtual meetings with industry executives and/or competition judges.
  • A private Month Mentorship with an executive of your choice from Roadmap's list of available execs.
  • Steps 1 & 2 of Roadmap's Career Writer Program (Pitch Prep Program and Marketing Intensive)
  • 5x Free Exec Open Pitch Sessions via Roadmap Writers
  • 1 year of Roadmap's “Industry On-Ramp” Program
  • A 30-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap's CEO and Director of Operations.
  • Copy of Final Draft Software
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet, circulated to over 400 execs.
Runner-Up - (each category)
  • 3 Virtual meetings with industry execs
  • One year of Roadmap's "On-Ramp" Program
  • 3 Free Open Pitch Session credits. Choose to pitch to execs or reps.
  • 30-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap CEO and Director of Operations
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet, circulated to over 400 execs.
Top 5 Finalists - (each category)
  • 1 Virtual meeting with an industry exec
  • 3 months of Roadmap's "On-Ramp" Program
  • 1 Free Open Pitch Session credits. Choose to pitch to execs or reps.
  • One 60-Minute Group Strategy webinar with an industry exec.
  • 15-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap CEO and Director of Operations
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet, circulated to over 400 execs.
Top 20 Semifinalists - (each category)
  • 1 month of Roadmap's "On-Ramp" Program
  • One 60-Minute Group Strategy Webinar with an industry executive
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website
  • Logline and bio circulated to over 400 execs
Top 50 Quarterfinalists - (each category)
  • One 60-Minute Group Strategy Webinar with an industry executive 
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website
  • Logline circulated to over 400 execs

Announcements

Oct 26th
Semifinalists
Nov 5th
Finalists
Nov 12th
Winners