ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest
2018 season now closed


2019 Season will open for entries on July 1st. 

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! Accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots as well. Three winners will receive cash awards and introductions to industry professionals. 

The Industry Jury: 

This year's jury is our best one yet! Our industry judges are looking for fresh voices in comedy and drama writing for television and web series! Our mission is to connect great TV writers with great TV producers, managers and development executives.

Amanda Verdon, AMC

Scripted Television Exec at AMC, the network behind popular shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Better Caul Saul, The Walking Dead and Preacher.

Ari Lubet, 3 Arts Entertainment

Manager at 3Arts Entertainment, the management and production company behind such shows as ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, SILICON VALLEY, PARKS AND RECREATION, 30 ROCK, THE MINDY PROJECT, LOUIE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SAINT GEORGE and more. Clients of 3Arts Entertainment include such legends as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Maya Rudolph, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, George Lopez, Matt LeBlanc, BJ Novak, James Franco, Charlie Day, Ray William Johnson and many more!

Francesca Orsi, HBO

Co-Head of Drama Series at Home Box Office (HBO), the network behind award-winning television series such as Game of Thrones, West World, Silicon Valley, True Detective, The Wire, The Leftovers and The Sopranos.

Brenna Xiang, Amazon Studios

Drama Coordinator at Amazon Studios, the studio behind such television series as Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Goliath. 

Jennifer Grisanti, TV Writing Instructor for NBC

Jen Grisanti is a writing instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge and former network executive. As a consultant, Jen’s students have sold 40 pilots (5 have gone to series) and she has helped to staff over 75 writers on TV shows.


The real prize is the ScreenCraft team's dedication and energy to work with the winners to find them reps, get them staffed, and advance their writing goals whatever they may be. Not to mention, all the top scripts are read by the incredible industry jury -- which is fantastic exposure from decision makers. ScreenCraft also provides these prizes for the winners:

The drama winner will get a $1,000 cash grant and professional script development for ScreenCraft.

The comedy winner will get a $1,000 cash grant and professional script development for ScreenCraft.

The webseries winner will get a $500 cash grant and professional script development for ScreenCraft.