The 2nd Annual First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline, fulfills the current requests of studios and top-tier production companies by finding new, high-concept material across four categories: Feature Screenplay (4 genre divisions), Teleplay, and Adaptation.
With the support of Vinson Films, Green Hat Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment, Paradigm, and Benderspink, the goal of the competition is to present the best scripts and ideas to major companies. The winner in each category receives personal development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team, followed by meetings to discuss potential production.
Regarding judging criteria, all entries must be considered “studio-level”–in other words, concept, writing ability, and a stellar understanding of genre will take precedence. Any genre, any budget, and anyone can enter, both amateur writers and those who have had their work produced or published.
This is an international competition, and writers worldwide are welcome to submit.
Completed scripts OR pitches that fall into the following category:
- Studio-level feature screenplay (must be action/adventure, comedy, horror/thriller, or sci-fi/fantasy)
- Original teleplays, any genre and for any outlet, cable or network
- Adaptations for film or television
If submitting a pitch only, a 1-2 page synopsis or full treatment is acceptable. Entries can be submitted into more than one category, if applicable, at no additional entry fee. Animation can be submitted as well.
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ABOUT SCRIPT PIPELINE
Launched in 1999, Script Pipeline has since become an industry leader in connecting writers with studios, producers, agents, managers, and entertainment executives, resulting in spec sales totaling $4 million over the past decade. The company helped launch the career of Evan Daugherty, writer of Snow White and the Huntsman, and most recently, adaptations of major studio projects Divergent, Ninja Turtles, and GI Joe 3.
Script Pipeline’s contest-winning script Killing Season was released in July 2013, starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta, and numerous writers in recent years have found representation with companies such as Benderspink, WME, CAA, and other major agencies and managers as a direct result of Script Pipeline’s facilitation.
Through The First Look Project, Script Pipeline continues to serve a crucial role in funneling quality film and TV material to the proper outlets, in addition to discovering new talent and scripts that would otherwise have limited chance for exposure.
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