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Shore Scripts Feature & TV Pilot Screenwriting Competition
United States
[email protected]
www.shorescripts.com

Description: Shore Scripts holds an annual screenwriting contest for Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot/Web Series screenwriters.
Objective: DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?
- We’ve helped 70+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced.
- 30 Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions.
- 150+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read this year’s best scripts.
- 80+ Award-Winning Directors are on our roster to read the best Features & TV Pilots.
- $28K in Cash to giveaway to 2021’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes.
- There will be 6 Feature Genre Prizes in 2021! Best Action/Adventure, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Sci-Fi, Best Thriller, and Best Horror.
- PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

*2021’s PRIZES INCLUDE THESE INDUSTRY MEETUPS!

Our Feature Contest Grand Prize Winner will meet with Julia Berg | Untamed Stories.

Julia is a Development Producer based in Australia and the UK. Before setting up Untamed Stories, she was an Executive at Maven Pictures. She has worked on projects for Charlie Kaufman, Jonathan Glazer, and Lynne Ramsay, including Cannes award-winning YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.

Our 1-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner will meet with Mike Vanderhei | Rain Management Group.

Mike Vanderhei is a literary manager/producer from Chicago. Mike’s clients have written on many popular series including THE BLACKLIST, CHARMED, DOCTOR DEATH, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, THE NEVERS, HAPPY!, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, MARCO POLO, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and WESTWORLD to name a few.

And with Peter Katz | Story Driven.

Peter Katz is a manager and producer, and CEO of the management/production company Story-Driven, where he supports the vision of writers and directors for film, TV, and emerging mediums. Known for the award-winning POP SKULL, Peter likes to focus on serious genre stories.

Our ½-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner will meet with James Cristiano | Seven Summits Films.

James represents a variety of comedic writers and actors who work on shows such as THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central, PATRIOT ACT on Netflix, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING on truTV, TRL on MTV, BIGGER on BET, and BROCKMIRE on IFC.

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can jump-start your screenwriting career: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

All our FEATURE & TV-PILOT FINALISTS will have their script sent to our roster of industry award-winning Judges.

6 of our 15 Feature Judges:
- Kasi Lemmons, Black Film Critics Circle Winner - HARRIET, EVE’S BAYOU, TALK TO ME.
- Ben Hardy, Screen Actors Guild Nominee Actor - X MEN, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, THE GIRL BEFORE.
- Stephen Woolley, Oscar-nominated Producer - CAROL, THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.
- Patrick Lussier, Writer, Editor & Director – SCREAM, HALLOWEEN H20, TERMINATOR GENISYS.
- Liza Marshall, Bafta-nominated Producer – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH.
- Tony Grisoni, Bafta-winning Writer - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY.

6 of our 15 TV Pilot Judges:
- Daisy Haggard, Writer & Actress – EPISODES, BREEDERS, BACK TO LIFE.
- Chris Provenzano, Emmy-nominated Writer & Producer – MAD MEN, JUSTIFIED, GET LOW, SILICON VALLEY.
- Paula Jai Parker, Actress - THEM, INSECURE, HUSTLE & FLOW.
- Chris Lang, Writer - INNOCENT, UNFORGOTTEN, DARK HEART, THE TUNNEL, PRIMEVAL.
- Joseph Mallozzi, Writer & Producer - DARK MATTER, STAR TREK SG-1, TRANSPORTER, UTOPIA FALLS.
- Randall Keenan Winston, Writer & Producer - MIXED-ISH, GRACE & FRANKIE, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, SCRUBS.

See the full list of our Judges here - http://www.shorescripts.com/shore-scripts-judges/

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending this year’s scripts to our Industry Roster. You don’t need to be one of our winners to have your script sent out. We will always consult with you before we send out your work.

NOTE: Shore Scripts never has any rights over a writer’s work.

Our Industry Roster includes:
BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, 3ARTS, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE & many more.

See our complete Industry Roster - http://www.shorescripts.com/production-companies/ and Directors Roster - https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

Dates & Fees

Opening Date - March 1, 2021
TV ½ Hour Pilot $40
TV 1 Hour Pilot $45
Feature Screenplay $45

Early Deadline - May 31, 2021
TV ½ Hour Pilot $40
TV 1 Hour Pilot $45
Feature Screenplay $45

Regular Deadline - July 31, 2021
TV ½ Hour Pilot $50
TV 1 Hour Pilot $55
Feature Screenplay $55

Final Deadline - August 31, 2021
TV ½ Hour Pilot $60
TV 1 Hour Pilot $65
Feature Screenplay $65

October 25, 2021
Quarter-Finalists Announced

November 15, 2021
Semi-Finalists Announced

November 30, 2021
Finalists Announced

December 18, 2021
Winners Announced
Eligibility: Anyone, anywhere.
Entry Fee: $40 to $65
Type: Screenplay, TV Scripts
Promotes: Specific Genres
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 3/1/2021
Submission Deadlines: 8/31/2021
Winners Announced: December 18, 2021
Year of Origin: 2012
Rules: Feature scripts should be within 80-120 Pages.
Web Series should be submitted to the ½-Hour TV Pilot Contest category.
½-Hour Pilots should be within 5-30 Pages.
1-Hour Pilot should be within 40-70 Pages

RULES, FAQ’s & MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/
Prizes and Awards: FEATURE PRIZES
* $10,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner.
* $1000 to each of our 6 Genre Prize Winners.
° Best Action/Adventure Screenplay
° Best Comedy Screenplay
° Best Drama Screenplay
° Best Sci-Fi Screenplay
° Best Thriller Screenplay
° Best Horror Screenplay
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. Including a guaranteed meeting with Julia Berg at Untamed Stories for our Grand Prize Winner.
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.
* Each of our 7 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft 12.

Top 5 Finalists in each Genre category - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also receive TWO FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL PASSES to RAINDANCE 2022, the independent filmmakers festival.

TV PILOT PRIZES

* $10,000 in cash shared between our two Grand Prize Winners
- $5K to our 1-Hour Pilot Winner
- $5K to our ½-Hour Pilot Winner
* $1000 in cash for each of our 1-Hour & ½-Hour runners-up.
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. Including a guaranteed meeting with James Cristiano at Seven Summits for our ½-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner. Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. Including a guaranteed meeting with James Cristiano at Seven Summits for our ½-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner. Plus, a guaranteed meeting with Mike Vanderhei at Rain Management Group and Peter Katz at Story Driven for our 1-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner
* Your script will be sent out to our Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrolment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.

Top 10 Finalists in both categories - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winners and our two runners-up will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft 12.

AND, both our Grand Prize Winners will each receive TWO FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL PASSES to RAINDANCE 2022, the independent filmmakers festival.

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/
More: Placing in Shore Scripts contests offers an outstanding opportunity to get your script into the hands of 290+ industry insiders who can make a difference.

 


 

 

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