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The Golden Script Competition
The Golden Script Competition
2021
THE BEST SCRIPTS will be read by 40 production companies & agencies (SCOTT FREE, AMBLIN PARTNERS, RELIANCE, SIGNATURE, KILLER FILMS, SHORELINE, etc.)
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts, Web Series, Treatments, Feature Documentaries, Short Documentaries and Pitches
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About

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world.

You will be submitting to the 2021 edition and the best scripts of this edition will be read by some of the greatest production companies & literary agencies (including some that have won several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented!


Who's reading our top scripts:

✦ Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, The Martian)

✦ Reliance Entertainment (1917, Ready Player One)

✦ Killer Films (Still Alice, Carol)

✦ Amblin Partners (Green Book, The Girl on the Train)

✦ Benaroya Pictures (Lawless, Margin Call)

✦ Broken Road Productions (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Next)

✦ Shoreline Entertainment (The Man from Earth, The Signal)

✦ Simon West Productions (The Expendables 2, Tomb Raider)

✦ West Coast Film Partners (Olympus Has Fallen, Donnie Darko)

✦ Lit Entertainment Group (Prisoners, Free Guy)

✦ Stone Village Productions (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner)

✦ Knight Hall Agency (repr.  writers of  In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

✦ Signature Entertainment (Predestination, The Guilty)

✦ Salon Pictures (McQueen, Churchill)

✦ Affirm Films (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Soul Surfer)

✦ Bellevue Productions (repr. writers of Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle)

✦ Julia Tyrrell Management (repr. writers of Downtown Abbey, The Musketeers)

✦ Hurricane Films (A Prayer Before Dawn,  Sometimes Always Never)

✦ 1821 Pictures (The Invention of Lying, Machete Kills)

✦ Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)

✦ Schemers Entertainment (The Greatest Showman, Mara)

✦ Tempo Productions (The Wife, Churchill)

✦ Sui Generis Pictures (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette)

✦ Underground Films (Remember Me, Deep Blue Sea)

✦ Met Film Production (God's Own Country, Little Ashes)

✦ Corona Content (Truth or Dare, The Liability)

✦ Cinelou Films (Cake, The Comedian)

✦ Gemma Hirst Associates (The Crown, Father Brown)

✦ Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag, The Missing)

✦ Sid Gentle Films (Killing Eve, The Durrells)

✦ Sheil Land Associates (repr. writers of Cloud Atlas, Torchwood)

✦ Sundial Pictures (Obvious Child, Amazing Grace)

✦ Linda Seifert Management (repr. writers of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Small Soldiers)

✦ Blake Friedmann (repr. Matthew Chapman - Runaway Jury, The Ledge)

✦ Grade A Entertainment (Gifted, Untraceable)

✦ Cedar Park Entertainment (Bright, The Tax Collector)

✦ Cinema Libre Studio (Betty Blue, Worlds Apart)

✦ Unstoppable (The Anomaly, Adulthood)

✦ Collective Talent (repr. writers of The Truth about Love, Hollyoaks)

✦ Freestyle Digital Media (Tomorrow, When the War Began, Samsara)

Prices & Deadlines

Oct 29th
Deadline 1
Mar 29th
Deadline 2
NEW❗ Feature OR Short OR TV Pilot Screenplay + 1on1 Online Consultation
$179.99
$179.99
Short Screenplay (1-45 pages)
$35.99
$35.99
Short Screenplay + Review
$53.99
$53.99
Short Screenplay + Feedback
$44.99
$44.99
Short Screenplay + In Depth Critique
$62.99
$62.99
TV Pilot Screenplay (20-70 pages)
$44.99
$44.99
Feature Screenplay (45-140 pages)
$51.29
$51.29
Feature Screenplay OR TV Pilot + Review
$66.99
$66.99
Feature Screenplay OR TV Pilot + Feedback
$59.99
$59.99
Feature Screenplay OR TV Pilot + In Depth Critique
$71.99
$71.99

Benefits

GOLDEN LISTS

Each year in July, we promote our best scripts in the competition by creating a list called a Golden List. We make the list available to producers/directors who can find more information about the scripts there, with the option to request them. Please note that except from our partners and our direct contacts, no one will be able to read the scripts without the writers' consent.

AWARDS

There will be quarter-finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a second runner up, a runner up and a WINNER will be designated. Only one script from each category can win THE GOLDEN SCRIPT award.

FEATURE SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER - Trophy + Award Certificate +  1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Free WriterDuet license + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $90 + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 6mo Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $60 + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion​

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)

SHORT SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

​THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion​

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + Trophy + Award Certificate + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place)

TV PILOTS

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER TV SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate +1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE TV SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)

Announcements

Jul 5th
Finalists
Jul 5th
Winners

Rules

1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced. Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to register their screenplay and secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work

2) All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country.

3) All entries must be in English.

4) We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length. For scripts over 140 pages, you would need to pay an additional fee. 

5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.

6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format. Contact details or names   are allowed  to be on the title page.

7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).

8) Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are not encouraged. However, should you resubmit, please note that ONLY ONE resubmission is possible (you would need to pay an additional fee) and that you may do so no later than 40 days before the deadline.

9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning and finalist scripts are also NOT eligible. 

10) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).

11)  By entering The Golden Script Competition you agree to all the rules listed. Regardless of your status (winner or nominee), please note that your script may be shared with our partners and sponsors, and by submitting you agree with that. You also agree to release and hold harmless The Golden Script Competition and its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s entry, participation in the contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize.

The Golden Script 2021 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 5th of June, 2021.