ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest
2019 season now open
Final Deadline September 30th

About

Both last year's TV Comedy Winner and  TV Drama Winner signed with Hollywood Lit Managers!

The town is hungry for great TV writers -- share your script with one of the best TV writing competitions around!

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. 3 winners will receive cash awards and introductions to industry professionals!

Check out the amazing jury for this year:

Sam Esmail Corp.

Executives from Sam Esmail’s Production Company, headed by Golden Globe and WGA-Award winning creator, Sam Esmail. The writer, director, and creator of such shows as USA’s Mr. Robot and Amazon’s Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts.

Tim McNeal, Walt Disney Television

McNeal oversees Walt Disney Television’s Creative Talent Development hiring referrals and events, professional development offerings and talent programs, including the Walt Disney Television Writing Program, and Walt Disney Television Program. He is responsible for further expanding the scope of these programs across to include ABC, Freeform, and Disney Channel

Karyn Smith-Forge, Berlanti Productions

Karyn Smith-Forge, Senior Vice President of Productions at the production company of producer, writer, and director, Greg Berlanti, the television legend behind such network series as Dawson’s Creek, Riverdale, Brothers & Sisters, You, Arrow, Blindspot, Super Girl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Marissa Brooks, CBS Television

Marissa is a Drama Coordinator for CBS Television, the most watched television network in the United States for the last decade with such iconic shows as Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O, and Blue Bloods.

Jennifer Grisanti, Story Consultant and TV Network Writing Instructor

International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy, Inc. Grisanti is also a Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a former 12-year studio executive, and author of Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story, TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells, and, Change Your Story, Change Your Life. Jen’s students have sold 60 pilots (6 have gone to series) and she has helped to staff over 105 writers on TV shows! Learn more about Jen Grisanti Consultancy at jengrisanti.com.

Benefits

The number . one benefit of the competition is being read by the incredible jury. On top of that, ScreenCraft works with all of our winners to make sure that they take the next step in their writing careers through introductions to managers, networking opportunities, and development support.

1st Place Drama

  • $ 1,000 Cash
  • Professional consultation with the ScreenCraft team
  • Personal introductions by phone to top Hollywood managers, agents and producers who specialize in drama TV development and production.

1st Place Comedy

  • $ 1,000 Cash
  • Professional consultation with the ScreenCraft team
  • Personal introductions by phone to top Hollywood managers, agents and producers who specialize in comedy TV development and production.

1st Place Short-Form Series

  • $ 500 Cash
  • Professional consultation with the ScreenCraft team