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Nov 12th
Early
Jan 14th
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Feb 18th
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Feb 25th
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Table Read My Screenplay
Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition
2021
6 Genre Winners will receive $1000 each, and one Grand Prize Winner will be selected for a Live Table Read with a roundtable of Industry Execs.
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts and Web Series
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Extended Deadline is 12 hours from now

About

We'll Bring the Festival Experience to You & Connect You to the Industry

✔️  Script Showcase - Live table read of your script with a professional director and actors.
✔️  Networking - Roundtable discussion with industry executives after the table read.
✔️  Cash - $1,000 to each Genre Winner.
✔️  Career Advice - A general meeting with an industry executive.
✔️  Connections - Continued career development, pitch consultation and more.

Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts & Web Series in:
ACTION / ADVENTURE
COMEDY
DRAMA
HISTORICAL / BIOPIC
HORROR / SCI-FI
MYSTERY / CRIME / THRILLER


INDUSTRY PROS ANNOUNCED

6 Genre Winners Will Have a General with an Industry Pro Including:

Pen Densham - Oscar-Nominated Producer & Writer 

Peter Katz - CEO at Story Driven Producer/Manager

4 more to be announced soon!

Table Read Winners Succeed! Read More

Prices & Deadlines

Feb 25th
Extended
Feature
$69.00
TV Pilot
$69.00
Short
$49.00
Web Series
$49.00

Benefits

1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER (Features/TV Pilots)

As the Grand Prize Winner, you’ll become an elite member of the ISA Development Slate where our team will get you and your script in front of producers, agents and managers.

Plus:

- Experience a live table read of your script with a professional director and actors.
- Participate in a roundtable discussion with the director, actors and industry execs following your table read.
- The Development Team will champion you and your scripts to agents, managers and producers for a minimum of 1 year.
- Pitch Practice & Guidance
- Industry Insight
- 12-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault
- Professionally Designed Movie Poster
- Plus, Genre Winner's Prizes


6 GENRE WINNERS (Features/TV Pilots)

- $1000 Cash Each
- 1 General Meeting with an Industry Pro
- ISA Development Slate Consideration
- 12 Month ISAConnect Membership
- Script Studio
- 6-Month WrapPRO Membership
- Screenwrite Now's "The Episode"

- 8-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault
- Consideration for Grand Prize


1 SHORT GRAND PRIZE WINNER (Shorts & Web Series)

- $750 Cash
- Recorded Performance of Your Script with Professional Actors
- ISA Development Slate Consideration
- Script Studio
- 6-Month WrapPRO Membership
- 12-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault


“Winning Table Read…changed the trajectory of my career and amplified my hard work in ways both wonderful and unexpected. I’ve pushed deep into the space where my writing goals have been – I found some amazing representation at Magnet Management and been hired to write two TV movies.”  ~R.B. RIPLEY (Table Read New Orleans)

Announcements

Mar 23rd
Top 25 Shorts
Apr 27th
Top 10 of Each Genres
Apr 27th
Top 10 Shorts
Apr 27th
Genre Winners
Apr 27th
Grand Prize (Short/Web Series)s
Apr 27th
Grand Prize (Feature/TV Pilot)s

Rules

This contest is open to anyone except all employees, judges, directors, associates, and immediate families of the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY (TRMS) Contest.
The writer is under no obligation to participate in the contest and understands that it is not a guarantee or expectation of employment.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified submissions be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on script-related factors alone.
Up to two scripts may be entered on one entry form. Additional scripts can be entered through an additional entry form.
Promotional discounts offered may only be utilized at the time of submission, and no partial refund for a promotional code may be issued after an entry has been officially submitted.
Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrections will be considered after 24 hours from original submission time and date have passed. After this time the writer may complete a new entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee to submit a revised version of their script.
Loglines may be changed once during the competition by e-mailing info@tablereadmyscreenplay.com with a revised logline; the writer must include the Title and Date of the original submission in the body of the e-mail along with the logline.
Feedback is a separate service with an additional fee, and unless specifically part of a promotion, is not an expected part of any entry. Feedback is in no way tied to contest placement.
The writer understands that feedback, whether paid or received as part of a promotion, can take 90 days or more to be returned, and may not be received before the end of the contest. TRMS will make all attempts to return feedback as soon as possible.
TRMS does not provide notes and/or scoring with every entry.
Grand Prize Winners from previous TRMS seasons may submit again, provided the contest city is not the same for which they previously won, and they must submit a new screenplay to be eligible.
Previous Shorts Prize Winners may enter a feature/pilot to any contest. If a writer wins the Grand Prize in two cities they may no longer submit.
Those who have placed as a Top 10 or Category Winner three times with three separate screenplays are ineligible to submit in any future contest season.
If two or more of your scripts place in the same prize category, you will be eligible for only one set of those prizes.
International writers are eligible to participate in the contest, as long as their participation is not prevented by law in either country.
Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has written permission to adapt the work from the original source.
Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible, however the writer assumes all responsibility assuring copyright status.
Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s). Only one pass and airfare & hotel for a single writer will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.
Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
The script and any related materials must not be in a current option agreement, and/or may not have been previously sold or produced for profit.
The writer understands and accepts without reservation that they are an independent contractor and that the contest administrators and sponsors are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments on prize money to any government agency, at any level, be it local, state, or federal.
The writer understands that it is their sole responsibility to register material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writers Guild of America West or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
The writer must retain at least one copy of the submitted material and understands that any material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.
Script Length Guidelines: Feature – (70 – 120 pages), TV Pilots – (10 – 70 pages), Shorts – (1 – 45 pages), Web Series Pilots (1-20 pages)
Scripts longer than recommended length will still be considered for the contest and will not be disqualified.
If a screenplay is submitted for feedback and is over 120 pages, an additional service fee of $1 per page will apply; the writer will be invoiced separately for the fee. If the writer does not wish to pay an additional fee, the Feedback Reader will be instructed to read the first 120 pages only.
All entries must be received by Final Deadline. TRMS reserves the right to extend the contest deadline up to 90 days.
TRMS is not responsible for late, lost, unacceptably formatted, corrupt, or incorrect submissions, and may not be able to honor such entries.
The writer may submit their screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.
The writer retains all rights to their screenplay, subject to the terms and agreements contained herein.
The writer assures that to the best of their knowledge they have the legal right to submit it for judging to TRMS.
The writer understands that their logline and/or screenplay will be reviewed by ISA and TRMS employees and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. The writer also understands that any one of these employees or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to those contained in scripts they read, and hereby waives any claim that TRMS, its employees or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of their submission logline or script.
No agreement for compensation, other than the TRMS prizes listed, has been implied.
Confirmation of entry will be received once a script is submitted with an entry form and completed with an entry fee through our payment vendor. The writer must provide a valid e-mail address with entry; if an email address should change after submission, it is the writer’s responsibility to let us know.
The writer understands that the ISA and TRMS will be free to use their name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration, should the writer make it past the first round.
All winners agree to give permission to the ISA, TRMS and other sponsors for associated contest audio and video recordings of the Table Read and other events to be used on websites and social media platforms.
TRMS reserves the right to award a cash prize at its discretion. The Winner is under no obligation to accept the associated prizes but will not be awarded or owed a cash replacement upon electing not to move forward with prizes offered.
TRMS may develop a series or documentary style program based on the inner workings of the contest and the production resulting there from. TRMS reserves the right to contact the writer with offers to participate in any such production. The writer is under no obligation to participate therein.
All Grand Prize, Top 10 and Semifinalist choices are made at the express decision of TRMS, and once made are considered final. The writer agrees to accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
There are no refunds for submissions at any time for any reason.
TRMS has the right to change or add to the prizes at any time, without notice, and/or substitute prizes of equal or lesser value.
Additional rules may be amended at the sole discretion of TRMS.
By submitting to this contest, your email address will be added to the contest database as well as the International Screenwriters' Association newsletter for weekly updates, contest promotions and other notifications. You may unsubscribe at any time. 
It is our full intention to fulfill all prizes as posted. However, due to an unlikely event, act of God or other, we reserve the right to update or edit prizes.
By selecting ‘I have Read and Understand the Contest Rules’ on the entry page and submitting, the writer agrees to all of these rules.