Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest
2020 season opens March 1st

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DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?
- We’ve helped 60+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced.
- 15 EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 
- 120+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read this year’s best scripts.
- 70+ Award-Winning Directors are on our roster to read the best TV Pilots. 
- Over $10K in Cash to giveaway to 2020’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes. 
- Plus, every writer who enters receives a 20-page booklet on How to Get Your Screenplay Produced & FREE access to our Definitive Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter. 

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can kickstart your screenwriting career: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

All our TV-PILOT FINALISTS will have their script sent to our roster of industry award-winning Judges.

Our Judges include:
- EMMY NOMINATED WRITER & PRODUCER, CHRIS PROVENZANO – MAD MEN, JUSTIFIED, GET LOW
-      WGA NOMINATED WRITER, JAMI O'BRIEN, NOS4A2, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, FLESH AND BONE
- EMMY NOMINATED WRITER & PRODUCER, FRANK RENZULLI - THE SOPRANOS, CRASH, THE WALKING DEAD
-      BAFTA NOMINATED WRITER, MATTHEW GRAHAM - DR. WHO, LIFE ON MARS, THIS LIFE, BYKER GROVE
-       EMMY NOMINATED WRITER & PRODUCER, LAWRENCE KAPLOW - HOUSE, BRAINDEAD, LAW & ORDER

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending this year’s scripts to our Industry Roster. You don’t need to be one of our winners to have your script sent out. We will always consult with you before we send out your work. 

NOTE: Shore Scripts never has any rights over a writer’s work.

See the full list of our Judges here - http://www.shorescripts.com/shore-scripts-judges/ 

Our Industry Roster includes:
BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, 3ARTS, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE, BLACK PILLS, & many more.

Benefits

* $10,000 in cash shared between our two Grand Prize Winners
- $5K to our 1-Hour Pilot Winner
- $5K to our ½-Hour Pilot Winner
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. 
* Your script will be sent out to our Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script coverage and development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrolment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winners and our two runners-up will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.

AND, our Grand Prize Winners will also get the choice of receiving a FREE Pass to one of these film festivals:
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Rules

Web Series should be submitted to the ½-Hour TV Pilot Contest category.

½-Hour Pilots should be within 5-30 Pages. 

1-Hour Pilot should be within 40-70 Pages

If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact @ shorescripts.com

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts. All scripts must be in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx.) in writing fees since 2017. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. Screenwriting contest awards do not count toward this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There will be a small fee involved. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page or via our industry partner’s platforms.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

Scripts must be submitted in PDF format.

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition.

By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or transmitting your submission file(s).

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/