Enter the Contest

NEXT DEADLINE: September 15th, 2014


The 3rd 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 main categories:


Feature Screenplay | Adaptation | Media | Teleplay


Supported by 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.

With regards to 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.

Submit to the contest through Script Pipeline here. Or via Withoutabox*:

NEXT DEADLINE: September 15th, 2014



Completed scripts, media, or pitches that fall into the following categories:

- Studio-level feature screenplays (must be action/adventure, comedy, horror/thriller, or sci-fi/fantasy)
- Original teleplays, any genre, cable or network
- Adaptations for film or television
- Media such as short films, webseries, clips, or other short-form narrative or documentary content

If submitting a pitch only, a 1-2 page synopsis or full treatment is acceptable. Entries can be submitted into more than one category for separate entry fees. Animation can be submitted as well to any category, including Media.

For details on submissions, deadlines, and more information, visit our FAQ page.

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 $5 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. His script Killing Season (formerly Shrapnel) was produced and released last year, starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta.

Pipeline contest alum Tripper Clancy (Benderspink) sold The Ambassadors to 20th Century Fox, as well as the pitch Winter Break to QED International. Tripper is currently writing the animated comedy Shedd for Paramount and has multiple projects in development with studios, including the action/adventure comedy Stranded from Sony, starring Kevin James (The King of Queens, Hitch).

In recent years, numerous writers have found representation with companies such as Benderspink, Madhouse Entertainment, 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 Hollywood, in addition to discovering new talent and scripts that would otherwise have limited chance for exposure.

To view more recent success stories and other Script Pipeline competitions and services: ScriptPipeline.com.

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