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ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch
Fall 2024
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Active Since 2020
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to pitch directly to an A-list jury of industry insiders online. Open to writers worldwide!
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About

The ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch Competition gives writers the chance to pitch to industry professionals! Here’s how it works:

  1. 1. Submit your best elevator pitch - a written, typed pitch of no more than 350 words.

  2. 2. Semifinalists will be asked to submit a 2-minute video pitch.

  3. 3. The selected finalists will pitch virtually to a panel of A-list industry professionals.

Previous finalists have signed ON THE SPOT during the pitch competition with a Hollywood Lit Manager. Past winners and finalists have also landed meetings with companies like Verve, Page Boy Productions (Elliot Page's production company), and more. 

Prices & Deadlines

Jun 30th
Early
Jul 31st
Regular
Aug 31st
Final
Standard Pitch Submission
$24.99
$34.99
$44.99

Benefits

PRIZES

Finalists will pitch to our jury of top writers and industry professionals.

The overall Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 prize, and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood industry professionals who are looking for talented emerging TV screenwriters.

We will also recognize a first and second runner-up. These projects along with the Grand Prize winner will have their project info and log lines circulated and recommended to our network of over 150 Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives.

Past ScreenCraft winners have signed with reps at CAA, WME, 3 Arts, Anonymous Content, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and UTA.

Judges

The finalists of the ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch Competition will have the exclusive opportunity to pitch live, over Zoom, to a panel of entertainment industry leaders (Managers, Screenwriters, TV writers & Producers, etc).
Big Beach

Kristen Kiasaleh

Executive

Big Beach

Kristen Kiasaleh previously worked in development at Neflix on the Original Series, Drama team, Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah, and Amblin Entertainment.

Gersh

Lyra Tan

TV Literary Coordinator

Gersh

Lyra Tan works in the TV Lit department at Gersh, the major literary and talent agency who represents award-winning talent and filmmakers such as Sam Elliot, Anna Paquin, Sam Rockwell, J.K. Simmons, Mark Hamill, and John Goodman.

Literate Management

Elizabeth Newman

Partner/Literary Manager

Literate Management

Elizabeth Newman is a Partner/Manager at Literate, a boutique, independent management & production company representing unique and diverse voices in film, television, and theatre. Literate’s clients have created and executive-produced critical and commercial hits such as SUITS (USA), BRIDGERTON (Netflix), SUCCESSION (HBO), THE WALKING DEAD (AMC), ONE PIECE (Netflix), LUKE CAGE (Netflix), SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE (Freeform), LA BREA (NBC), JOE VS. CAROLE (Peacock), and more.

Good Fear

David Baggelaar

Literary Manager

Good Fear

David got his start at Benderspink in 2012 where he remained as the company transitioned to Good Fear in 2016. On the production side, he’s worked in some capacity on New Line’s WE’RE THE MILLERS, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 and VACATION, Disney’s MULAN, and A24’s UNDER THE SILVER LAKE. As a manager, his clients have worked at most of the streaming platforms, networks, and film studios.

Inclusion Management

Javier Chapa

Literary Manager

Inclusion Management

Javier Chapa’s debut feature film, Harvest of Redemption a true story and bilingual depiction of the struggle of Migrant Farm Workers won Best Foreign Drama at the 2007 International Family Film Festival. In 2021, Chapa and Fifth Season produced the film Blue Miracle starring Dennis Quaid. His film The Long Game, starring Jay Hernandez, Dennis Quaid and Cheech Marin premiered at SXSW last year where it won the Audience Award. His most recent release, The Black Demon a shark thriller starring Josh Lucas was a hit on Amazon Prime and has been in the top charts in the US and LATAM for weeks. Chapa is very proud of his heritage and was selected to be part of Latino Leaders Magazine and in 2017 was asked by Academy Award Winning Director Alejandro González Iñárritu to participate in his virtual reality project Flesh and Sand (Carne y Arena).

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Announcements

Oct 16th
Finalists
Nov 13th
Winners

Rules

Rules & Info:

  1. 350-word pitch submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.

  2. Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.

  3. There is no optional feedback option from a professional reader applicable to this competition. 

  4. All participants must first submit a written, typed pitch of no more than 350 words.  Your written pitch can include a brief description of characters, plot, themes, tone, writer background, comparable projects, etc. Any submission of more than 350 words will be disqualified from the competition. 

  5. Pitches should be for feature films and episodic series only.  Please do not pitch a short film. 

  6. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.

  7. All semi-finalists will be required to submit a filmed video pitch of themselves, via a private link.

  8. Instructions for submission of video pitch will be sent only to Semifinalists. Only submissions with a filmed video pitch will be eligible to advance to the finals.

  9. Semifinalists will be selected from the written submissions. 

  10. Video submission guidelines for Semifinalists:  

    1. Video can be hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or any public-access video hosting platform.

    2. Video must be 3 minutes or less in total, including stop/start time and a brief introduction. We ask that the pitch itself be no more than 2 minutes, but if you go over by a few seconds you will not be automatically disqualified.

    3. There is no judging criteria based on video quality other than the clear ability to see/hear the writer(s).  Self-filmed pitches via your smartphone are fine. 

    4. No additional props, guests or support materials may be in the video, only the writer(s). 

    5. Writers should - and the judges will - consider this video pitch a rehearsal for pitching live. 

  11. The finalists will be invited to pitch live to the Panel of Judges, over Zoom.

  12. Finalists must be available for the Pitch Finals online event. Finalists who are not available for the event will be disqualified.  

  13. Winners will be selected and announced at the Finals Event .

  14. Pitch entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

  15. All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).

  16. Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). 

  17. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, both members of the writing team must be available to live-pitch at the Finals event. 

  18. It is recommended (but not required) that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress US Copyright Office before submitting to any competition.

  19. Contact info may be included on the pitch, however, it is not required.

  20. ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remain with the original rights holder(s).

  21. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.

  22. In the event a juror, partner organization, mentor, or prize partner is no longer able to serve in their specified capacity, ScreenCraft will make its best effort to secure a replacement. ScreenCraft is not responsible for the failed delivery of any prize package by a juror, sponsor, or partner organization.

  23. ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.

  24. ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.


    For detailed terms and conditions, please visit ScreenCraft's Virtual Pitch Competition Page.

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