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Finish Line
The Finish Line Script Competition
2023-2024
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2015
$10K GRAND PRIZE - 6+ pages of actionable script notes - 40+ TOP MENTORS will read/meet writers - Resubmit new drafts for FREE throughout competition.
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Get your Script across the Finish Line! NEW GRAND PRIZE OF $10,000!

One of the most writer friendly competitions around, The Finish Line Script Competition helps showcase your writing skills, connects you with industry experts and lets you submit unlimited new drafts for free, improving your chances to WIN this career changing competition. We work internationally and provide access to industry professionals throughout the world.


Finish Line is run by an ex-literary manager who has 25+ years of experience in the industry developing writer's careers, seeing them through pitches, development and production, and has sold scripts to networks and studios worldwide.

Our script notes are among the best in the business. We employ professional consultants to provide 6+ pages of constructive and actionable script development notes and allow writers to complete rewrites and resubmit as many times as necessary - FOR FREE. If desired, writers can keep receiving notes as would be given at a studio or network, improving scripts as the process moves ahead.

Our mentors are high level decision makers with whom writers are guaranteed meetingsOur winners will have their scripts read by and will meet 40+ industry pros who may get directly involved in the winning material and will offer constructive guidance on writing and careers.

Throughout the competition and afterwards, Finish Line remains involved with our writers and offers mentorship and advice about log lines, query letters, basic contracts and representation - for free. We have phone/Zoom calls with all our Quarter and Semi Finalists and offer advice, insight and help moving forward. 

Benefits

Along with our new $10,000 prize for writers, Finish Line has a diverse list of 40+ agents, managers, producers, TV and movie executives, writers and filmmakers who read and meet our winners every year. These are guaranteed meetings with decision makers in the industry and our past winners and semi-finalists have gone on to sign and enter into business/creative relationships with many through the competition. 

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Though too many to mention here, our Mentors include executives from Warner Bros., Imagine Entertainment, AMC, Shudder, NBC, Esmail Corp., Fifth Season, Echo Lake, Circle of Confusion, Rain Management, Artists First, Netflix, Disney Television, Sugar23, Heroes and Villains, WME, Gersh, HBO and many more. Please check out the Mentor list on our website at https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/mentors 

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The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000 as a cash prize.The Grand Prize winner will either meet in person, Zoom or speak via phone with our industry professionals ranging from literary managers, agents, development execs and producers.
The Grand Prize winner will receive free script notes from our script consultants for a year.
The Grand Prize Winner will have a filmed table read of their script using Howard Fine's acting students.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of Script Reader Pro's course Script Hackr. http://www.scriptreaderpro.com
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a new copy of the screenwriting software of their choice.
The Grand Prize winner will have free and complete access to Finish Line's knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.
And…..as a cherry on top, as we’re all living in a world that needs as much love as possible, we will make a substantial donatiion to the winner’s favorite charity.

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The First Runner Up will receive $1000 as a cash prize.

The First Runner Up can send their script to 10+ of the industry pros on the list.

The First Runner Up will receive a copy of Script Reader Pro's course Script Hackr. http://www.scriptreaderpro.com

The First Runner Up will receive a Pitch Session, a Script Read & 30-minute call from Stage32. http://www.stage32.com

The First Runner Up will receive free script notes from our script consultants for a year.

The First Runner Up will have free and complete access to Finish Line knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.

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The Second Runner Up will receive $500 as a cash prize.
The Second Runner Up can send their script to 6+ of the industry pros on our list.
The Second Runner Up will have a filmed table tread of their script using Howard Fine's acting students.
The Second Runner Up will receive a copy of Script Reader Pro's course Script Hackr. www.scriptreaderpro.com
The Second Runner Up will receive a Pitch Session, a Script Read & 30-minute call from Stage32. http://www.stage32.com
The Second Runner Up will receive free script notes from our script consultants for a year.
The Second Runner Up will have free and complete access to Finish Line's knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.


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