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May 2nd
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May 23rd
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Jun 27th
Final
Table Read My Screenplay
Table Read My Screenplay Competition
Hollywood 2024
Active Since 2010
Let US take YOU to Hollywood! Whether you’re a first-time writer or a film veteran, table reads can give you invaluable insight into your screenplay!
Accepting Features and TV Pilots
Enter Now
Final Deadline is 1 week and 1 day from now

About

Not only will we fly you to Hollywood to experience the town as an award-winning screenwriter but we'll set you up with one of the most invaluable tools every writer must use before production of their feature or pilot, a live table read! As an integral part of the creative process, you'll meet with the director, assist in casting actors, participate in the rehearsal and more, culminating in the live performance. You'll learn more about your script than any notes you've received by seeing your work performed by professional actors, led by a working director. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive $1500, flight and accommodations in Hollywood and consideration for the ISA Development Slate. 

Prices & Deadlines

Jun 27th
Final
Feature
$59.00
Television
$59.00
Feature + Feedback
$138.00
Television + Feedback
$138.00
Feature + Development Evaluation
$208.00
Television + Development Evaluation
$208.00

Benefits

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    Gain exposure with directors, producers and other industry pros through a live Table Read performance of your script, consideration for the ISA Development Slate, executive meetings and more.
  • • $1500 Cash 
  • • Trip to Hollywood - Flight and accommodations
  • • Table Read Performance - Experience a live staged reading of your script with a professional director and actors.
  • • ISA Development Slate Consideration - Development Slate writers are championed to top agents, managers and producing contacts. 
  • • Meeting with an Industry Pro - Meet with one of ISA's Industry Partners.
  • • Meeting with ISA Development Execs - Receive access to our industry contacts' current mandates plus development of a personalized producer outreach plan.

• Scriptation - 1-Year Subscription

  • • Two 1-Hour Sessions with Suzanne Gundersen of ScreenwriteNOW - Suzanne mentors screenwriters and industry creatives to clear the path that lets their writing flow. 
  • • 16-Year Copyright - Provided by Creators Vault
  • • 12-Month ISAConnect Membership - Access to the most comprehensive platform for screenwriters. 


TOP 10 FINALISTS

• ISA Development Slate Consideration

• Script Studio - Copy of the ultimate writer's toolbox

• Scriptation - 3-Month Subscription

• 1-Hour session with Suzanne Gundersen of ScreenwriteNOW

• 10-Year Copyright Provided by Creators Vault

• ISAConnect Membership - 6 months full access to the most comprehensive platform for screenwriters. Learn More

• Consideration for Grand Prize

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Announcements

Aug 22nd
Semifinalists
Aug 29th
Finalists
Sep 12th
Grand Prize Winners

Rules

  • This competition is open to anyone except all employees, directors, associates, and immediate families of the Table Read My Screenplay Competition.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, 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.
  • 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.
  • Promotional discounts or waivers offered may not apply on all submission platforms (i.e. ISA, Film Freeway).
  • Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrections will be considered past 24 hours from original submission time and date. After this time the writer may fill in an entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee to submit any script revisions or changes as many times as they like up until the deadline.
  • The writer understands that feedback can take up to 90 days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the contest.
  • TRMS Grand Prize winners from previous seasons may only submit to a contest city outside of the city in which they won and may only submit with a new screenplay.
  • TRMS 2nd-10th Place Finalists may submit again with a completely different screenplay. Those who have placed as a top 10 (2nd-10th place overall) winner three times with three different screenplays in two different cities (3 in each city for a total of 6 placements) are ineligible to submit in any future contest season.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided the writer has the original author's written permission to adapt the work.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible, however the writer is responsible for the legalities of this.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize(s).
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • The work or submitted material must not be in a current option agreement, or may not have been previously sold or produced for profit.
  • Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that the contest administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments on prize money to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  • Writer understands that it is his/her 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.
  • Recommended length of work:
    Feature – (70 – 120 pages), TV Pilots – (10 – 60 pages)
  • If a screenplay is submitted for feedback and is over 120 pages, an additional fee of $1 per page will apply and the contestant will be contacted and billed separately for the extra, or only the first 120 pages will be read.
  • 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.
  • Contestants may submit their screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization.
  • Contestants retain all rights to their screenplay, subject to the terms and agreements contained herein.
  • TRMS will only accept submissions if the writer assures us that to the best of their knowledge they are the sole originator of the idea and that they have the legal right to submit it for judging to TRMS.
  • The writer understand that their logline and / or screenplay will be reviewed by our 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 the submission and hereby waives any claim that TRMS, its employees or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of the submission logline or script.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the TRMS prizes listed, has been implied.
  • If the writer wins an ISAConnect membership, the membership will auto-renew after the free term if they do not cancel it, and they will be billed the regular monthly fee.
  • TRMS intends to submit the Finalists to respected producers with the writer's permission, which will be granted upon clicking the ‘I have Read and Understand the Contest Rules’ button. The writer can withdraw from this process at any time.
  • When the writer's screenplay, application, and payment have all been received, they will be notified by email only. If the writer's email address changes, it is their responsibility to let us know.
  • By entering this contest and in the event the writer / their screenplay places in the competition, they understand and accept that TRMS will be free to use their name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • If the writer is a GRAND PRIZE Winner, they agree to give TRMS permission to post their video or audio Table Read on its web site.
  • All contest participants understand and agree with the following:
  • TRMS reserves the right to award a cash prize, at its discretion. A Grand Prize 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. This includes local winners.
  • International flight not to exceed $1,500. Domestic flight not to exceed $800. There is no cash reimbursement for flights that cost more than the limit nor will there be a disbursement of the difference for flights that are less than the $1500 / $800 limit.
  • 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 contestants with offers to participate in any such production. Contestants are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • Contest applicants must 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.
  • There are no refunds for submissions at any time for any reason.
  • Additional rules may be amended at the sole discretion of TRMS.
  • By submitting to this contest, the writer's 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. The writer may unsubscribe at any time.
  • It is our full intention to fulfill all prizes as posted. However, due to any unlikely “force majeure” event (whether an act of God or otherwise), we reserve the right to update or edit prizes in our sole and absolute discretion, including, without limitation, the right to move any prizes and/or packages to an online format.
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