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Apr 26th
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May 31st
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Jun 28th
Final
Shore Scripts
Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest
2024
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2016
EMMY & BAFTA Judges will decide this year’s Winners. Guaranteed Industry Meetings & Mentorships + Cash Prizes. Writer Development Program for Winners & Finalists.
Accepting TV Pilots
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Final Deadline is 6 days and 14 hours from now

About

The Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest is for screenwriters who are looking to get staffed on TV shows and have their pilots picked up by production companies. Many contests will quickly move on after announcing the placings. Not us. We are constantly getting each year's top scripts out to the industry and creating real and tangible opportunities and successes for our writers.


GUARANTEED INDUSTRY MEETINGS

This year, as well as the industry connections we create from our Writer Development Program, the following members of our Industry Roster have already signed up to meet with writers of one-hour and half-hour pilots.

FOR WRITERS BASED IN THE U.S.

David Katsman - Manager at Sugar 23 | True Detective, Dickinson

Liz Orr - Agent at WPA | 3 Body Problem

Steve Smith - Manager at Stagecoach | The Aviary

Allard Cantor - Manager at Epi Center | The Purge

FOR WRITERS IN THE UK AND EUROPE

Ajay Sisodiya - Producer at Lookout Point | Happy Valley

Emily Jouffroy - Producer at Elation Pictures | Tides

Adam Morane-Griffiths - Producer at Wildcard Films | The Investigator


PLUS OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY MENTORSHIPS


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Both of our 1hr and 1/2hr Grand Prize Winners will win a call with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production Manager at AMC Networks.

 

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Our 1hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with John Papsidera CSA, the 2x Emmy-Winning Casting Director of YELLOWSTONE, WEST WORLD, and OPPENHEIMER.

 

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Our ½hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with Henry Russell Bergstein CSA, the Emmy-Nominated Casting Director of BLACK MIRROR, and SUCCESSION.

 

Mentors will read and discuss your script with you, imparting expert advice on how to best position yourself to take the next step in your screenwriting career.



With the rise of TV since the advent of streaming, the prestige of the showrunner, and the growth of the writer's room, there has never been a better time to set your sights on a writing career in the industry. Backed by our unique Writer Development Program, our alumni have gone on to write and get staffed on shows for Netflix, HBO, HULU, Universal, SYFY, FOX, Sony, and SkyTV. Take a look at some of our successes https://www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/.



This year’s panel of EMMY & BAFTA Judges will be awarding prizes for ½-hour and 1-hour pilot scripts. We welcome submissions from writers around the world creating ongoing shows or limited series. Web series pilots should be entered in the ½-hour category.


THE 2024 JUDGES PANEL INCLUDES


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Michael Hyatt, Actress – NIGHTCRAWLER, SNOWFALL, FAME, THE WIRE.



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Randall Keenan Winston, Emmy-nominated Writer & Producer - SHRINKING, GRACE & FRANKIE, COUGAR TOWN, SCRUBS.


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Kirstie MacDonald, Bafta-nominated Producer – OUTLAWS, LINE OF DUTY, IN PLAIN SIGHT.


See the full list of our TV Pilot Judges here: http://www.shorescripts.com/judges/.



FOR ALL THE INFO: https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/.



SHORE SCRIPTS | DISCOVERING NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Prices & Deadlines

Jun 28th
Final
2024 Half-Hour TV Pilot Entry
$70.00
2024 One-Hour TV Pilot Entry
$75.00
2024 Half-Hour TV Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$160.00
2024 Half-Hour TV Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$219.00
2024 One-Hour TV Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$185.00
2024 One-Hour TV Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$225.00
2024 One-Hour TV Entry + 10-Page Feedback Report
$290.00

Benefits

* Guaranteed Meetings for this year’s Winners. This year the following members of our Industry Roster have signed up to meet with writers of one-hour and half-hour pilots based in the U.S.A., Sugar 23, WPA, Stagecoach, and Epi Center.


For writers in the UK and Europe: Lookout Point, Elation Pictures, and Wildcard Films.


* All of our Winners and Finalists have the opportunity to participate in our Writer Development Program receiving one-to-one support from our Writer Development Manager who will send out scripts to our roster of over 300 Managers, Agents, Producers, and Directors. This bespoke and personal approach to script circulation, built on knowing what our roster members are looking for, and what our writers wish to achieve, is what makes Shore Scripts stand out from the crowd, and has enabled us to help launch the careers of over 100 screenwriters to date.


* 1-Hour & ½-Hour Grand Prize Winners - receive $2,500 each.


Both of our 1hr and 1/2hr Grand Prize Winners will win a call with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production Manager at AMC Networks.

 

Our 1hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with John Papsidera CSA, the 2x Emmy-Winning Casting Director of YELLOWSTONE, WEST WORLD, and OPPENHEIMER.

 

Our ½hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with Henry Russell Bergstein CSA, the Emmy-Nominated Casting Director of BLACK MIRROR, and SUCCESSION.

 

Mentors will read and discuss your script with you, imparting expert advice on how to best position yourself to take the next step in your screenwriting career.


Plus, both Grand Prize Winners will receive a free call with Save The Cat’s Master Cat Team to discuss the craft.


* 1-Hour & ½-Hour 2nd Place Winners – receive $500 each.


All four (4) of our Winners will also receive four (4) month's free InkTip Pro membership & the opportunity to receive free one-to-one career advice from InkTip's staff.


* Top 10 Finalists in each category will have the opportunity to join our private alumni Facebook community where they can network with other winners, readers, and members of the Shore Scripts team, and our directors roster and take part in exclusive live events and access specially provided learning materials.

 

Placing in Shore Scripts contests will boost your rating on Coverfly’s Red List. At the end of 2023, over 100 scripts by Shore Scripts writers were listed in Coverfly's Top 10%.

 

Plus, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED. 

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