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SWN TV Pilot Screenplay Competition
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The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.
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The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.


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- TV Pilot up to 75 pages

We offer the choice of receiving feedback on your screenplay at an extra cost. Feedback will be provided by our qualified script consultants.




SCRIPT FEEDBACK


We provide an in-depth and thorough analysis of your screenplay. Passing through not one, but two pairs of eyes!

Notes submitted by the judge of your script will be passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).


For more information on our script consultants: https://www.screenwritersnetwork.org/script-coverage/


OUR JUDGES


Shawna Benson is a screenwriter and producer. Shawna’s screenwriting credits include The 100, Wu Assassins, Emma Approved and Game Room. Shana also has co-produced episodes of Star Trek: Prodigy. Shawna also has many writing credits alongside her sister, Julie, including popular comic “Batgirl and the Birds of Prey”.


Rebecca Klingel is a TV screenwriter and has written episodes for gothic romance/drama Netflix TV series The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Haunting of Hill House. Rebecca has also written episodes for the TV series Borrasca and has been published in multiple writing publications.



Olivia Cuartero-Briggs is a screenwriter, producer, and actress. Olivia has writing credits for The Netflix series Queen of the South and The Arrangement. Olivia is widely known for her work on the TV series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and broke into acting in the mid-2000s. Olivia has recently published a new comic for the first time solo, named Silver City.



Tyler Straessle is a screenwriter known for his work on popular TV series The Good Place, Love and Forever in my Heart. He has also been a production assistant for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and on the production team for Desperate Housewives. Straessle’s new movie “Sweet Autumn”, was just released in September 2021.




NOTIFICATION DATES


Quarterfinalists | 29th December

Semi-Finalists | 6th January 

Finalists | 13th January

Winners | 31st January




OUR PARTNERS


The 2021 SWN Screenplay Competition is proudly partnered with InkTip and Final Draft.

Final Draft is the industry-standard software for screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights, and more.


www.finaldraft.com


InkTip has a secure network of more than 4000 Industry Professionals. More than 393 films have been made from scripts and writers found through InkTip, and each year, an average of 28 movies go into production from scripts and writers found through InkTip.


Prices & Deadlines

Nov 30th
Late
TV Pilot
$60.00
TV Pilot (Receive Feedback)
$150.00
TV Pilot Film Script (Receive In-depth Feedback)
$170.00

Benefits

BENEFITS

For entering alone, you will receive all three of our submission benefits:

Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers’ guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).

FREE eBook

You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.


★★★ PRIZES ★★★

Grand Prize Winner

$500 Cash prize

Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)

Your script listed in InkTip’s script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)

A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside

A promotion in InkTip’s magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)

Your script will be sent to our judges and select members of our contacts

Jed Mercurio WRITING DRAMA FOR TELEVISION online BBC maestro course

One the Storrior Box - https://www.storriorbox.com/

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Quarterfinalists – 29th December

Semi-finalists- 6th January

Finalists – 13th January

Winners- 31st January

 

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Announcements

Jan 6th
Semifinalists
Jan 13th
Finalists
Jan 31st
Winners

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

RULES

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

 

Contest Eligibility

 – All submissions must be written in English.

 – All ages are eligible.

 – Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting it.

– You may submit as many entries as you like.

– All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

– You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

– If submitting as a team a singular prize package (only) will be made out to the initial person who submitted.

– Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

-Up to 75 pages. 

 

FAQs

1) Submissions are welcome from any country.

2) There is no limit to the number of materials you may submit.

3) We do not issue refunds.

 

Terms

 

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