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ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition
2023
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2015
Renowned for getting writers signed and staffed, ScreenCraft’s TV Pilot Competition is the way into Hollywood for emerging TV writers.
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Our TV Competition has a history of getting writers signed, staffed, and have helped them land development deals for their own projects. It's one of our most successful competitions, period. Winners and finalists have signed with 3Arts, Management 360, CAA, Verve, Zero Gravity, and more.

Mentorship that Matters
This year’s mentors are three incredible showrunners: one comedy, one broadcast drama, and one premium cable drama. They have created and served as EP on shows like PEN15 and THE HANDMAID’S TALE, have overall deals with major studios like Universal, and have written for NBC, Netflix, and countless other streamers, networks, and series. Each of these mentors will select one Grand Prize writer to mentor. They will help their chosen writers develop their craft and guide them toward career success in their writing journey.

Finalist Feedback
All 10 Finalists will receive written feedback from one of this year's industry jury members.

Ready to launch your TV writing career? Enter today.

Benefits

JURY
The top pilots are considered by our incredible industry jury.
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KATHLEEN DOW

Literary Manager, Management 360

Kathleen Dow is a literary manager at Management 360, which is a management company that represents clients like the Duffer Brothers, creators of the hit series STRANGER THINGS.

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MIKE GRIFFIN

Manager and Producer, Make Good Content

Mike Griffin is a talent manager and producer at MAKE GOOD Content. Mike and MAKE GOOD is partnered with Starburns Industries, the animation studio behind RICK AND MORTY and the Oscar-nominated ANOMALISA, and its affiliated podcast network, Starburns Audio. Mike works alongside Paul Young, the Emmy-winning producer of KEY AND PEELE. Paul and Mike have produced dozens of movies and television shows, including RENO 911 for Comedy Central, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and KEANU and so much more.

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CHRIS NOLD

Literary Manager, MGMT

Chris Nold is a literary manager for MGMT, a management company that represents Dan Levy from SCHITT'S CREEK and Stefani Robinson from WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS to name a few. They are also involved in the TV projects, THE OLD MAN and THE GOOD LORD BIRD. 

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SARA HENDEL

Manager of Development, Legendary TV

Sara Hendel is the manager of development for Legendary TV, a global entertainment company that produced LOST IN SPACE, THE EXPANSE, and CARNIVAL ROW.

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VICTORIA PALMERI

Creative Executive, New Line Cinema

Victoria Palmeri is the creative executive, in development at New Line Cinema, which is currently producing Lord Of The Rings Series, THE RINGS OF POWER on Amazon Prime.

SCOTT SCHULMAN

Manager, Schulman Management

Scott Schulman is the manager at Schulman Management an entertainment talent management company, which represents the co-executive producers of UMBRELLA ACADEMY.


TV MENTORS

ANNA KONKLE

Anna Konkle is the co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed Hulu series “Pen15,” produced by Odenkirk Provissiero and The Lonely Island. She made her directorial debut in the second season. The series won the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series and was nominated for four primetime Emmy's, three WGA Awards, and three Critics Choice Awards.


KATHERINE COLLINS

A screenwriting graduate of UBC, York University, and the CFC, Katherine spent her early years writing while punching the clock at Canada’s largest private investigation firm. She went on to write for TV with Endgame; Primeval: New World; and Motive. In 2015, Katherine joined the writing staff of NBC’s Blindspot before becoming a writer and producer on all three seasons of the Netflix series, Lost in Space, Katherine is currently a writer and co-Executive Producer on The Handmaid’s Tale.


LISA ZWERLING
Writer-producer Lisa Zwerling (Betrayal) of Carpool Entertainment has signed an overall deal with Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, to develop, write and executive produce programming for network, cable and streaming platforms. Zwerling, who got her start on the NBC series ER, previously had an overall deal with Universal TV and wrote drama project Midnight Sun, which went to pilot at NBC starring Julia Stiles. As part of an overall deal with ABC Studios, Zwerling executive produced Betrayal and co-executive produced FlashForward.



THE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winners

3 Grand Prize winners will be selected for this year's competition. One by Anna Konkle (Pen15), one by Katherine Collins (Lost in Space, Handmaid's Tale), and one by Lisa Zwerling (The Rook, When We Rise, Betrayal). Each Grand Prize winner will receive from their respective mentor: a personalized round of notes, virtual meeting, and project development insight.


The Grand Prize Winners will also be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and calls with one or more top Hollywood literary manager(s) who are looking for talented emerging TV writers.


ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with managers, agents, and staffed in writing rooms.


They'll receive:

  • - Personal Introduction to top literary managers
  • - Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
  • - $500 cash award
  • - An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


Top 10 Finalists

  • - Written Feedback from a jury member
  • - Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
  • - An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry

Writer Success

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Announcements

Dec 7th
Semifinalists
Jan 11th
Finalists
Feb 1st
Winners