Script Pipeline Pitch ContestSubscribe
The bi-annual Script Pipeline Pitch Contest is searching for original feature film and television series ideas—distinct stories a global, diverse audience can connect with. Any genre, studio-level or indie, is accepted. Entrants are not required to have a screenplay or pilot, as we help develop the selected projects.
One Grand Prize Winner is chosen amongst all pitches, as well as a minimum of one runner-up. For those writers, Script Pipeline provides additional long-term assistance to refine the pitch, the story, the vision, and help develop the script. Our in-house creative execs review and offer feedback at all stages. When the work is ready for circulation, we send to specific producers and reps looking for relevant, higher-concept material.
All writers retain the rights to their material, and development assistance for the winner is entirely optional.
Over $8 million in screenplays and pilots have been sold by Script Pipeline writers, with numerous scripts produced since 1999, including studio releases Stuber by Tripper Clancy and Snow White and the Huntsman by Evan Daugherty. Most recently, Pipeline finalist Bring Me Back by Crosby Selander sold to Legendary for seven figures—one of the biggest spec sales in years. Several finalists and winners have made The Black List, such as Cauliflower by Daniel Jackson (2021) and Pure by Catherine Schetina (2022), both landing at the #1 spot. 2022 saw a record four Script Pipeline contest selections on the list. While winners Daniel Jackson (Screenwriting), Elad Ziv (First Look Project), and Brian T. Arnold (First Look Project) signed with Bellevue over the past few seasons, many other writers have signed with reps at UTA, Kaplan/Perrone, Alibi Management, Zero Gravity, and more after Script Pipeline introductions. View notable success stories.
Grand Prize Winner (1) - $2,000: January 31st, 2023
Runner-up (1 minimum): January 31st, 2023
The Winner and Runner(s)-up will also receive:
- - Extensive development and assistance in completing a screenplay or pilot
- - Long-term circulation to producers and other companies
- - Review of additional pitches and completed film or TV material for industry consideration
Script Pipeline has cultivated relationships with over 250 production companies, managers, agents, directors, independent producers, networks, and other executives over the past two decades, leading to multiple writers signed and specs sold.
Some of the industry reviewing Script Pipeline material: