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Shore Scripts 1-Hr & 1/2 Hour TV Pilot Contest
171 Pier Avenue, #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363
United States
contact@shorescripts.com
www.shorescripts.com/tv/

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests
Description: The Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest is for screenwriters who are looking to get staffed on TV shows and have their pilots picked up by production companies. Many contests will quickly move on after announcing the placings. Not us. We are constantly getting each year's top scripts out to the industry and creating real and tangible opportunities and successes for our writers.
Objective: With the rise of TV since the advent of streaming, the prestige of the showrunner, and the growth of the writer's room, there has never been a better time to set your sights on a writing career in the industry. Backed by our unique Writer Development Program, our alumni have gone on to write and get staffed on shows for Netflix, HBO, HULU, Universal, SYFY, FOX, Sony, and SkyTV. Take a look at some of our successes - www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/.

OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP

Both of our 1hr and 1/2hr Grand Prize Winners will win a call with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production Manager at AMC Networks.

Our 1hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with John Papsidera CSA, the 2x Emmy-Winning Casting Director of YELLOWSTONE, WEST WORLD, and OPPENHEIMER.

Our ½hr Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with Henry Russell Bergstein CSA, the Emmy-Nominated Casting Director of BLACK MIRROR, and SUCCESSION.

Mentors will read and discuss your script with you, imparting expert advice on how to best position yourself to take the next step in your screenwriting career.

The 2024 panel of Judges including EMMY & BAFTA nominees will be awarding prizes for ½-Hour and 1-Hour pilot scripts. We welcome submissions from writers around the world creating ongoing shows or limited series. Web series pilots should be entered in the ½-hour category.

The 2024 JUDGES PANEL includes:

- Randall Keenan Winston, Emmy-nominated Writer & Producer - SHRINKING, GRACE & FRANKIE, COUGAR TOWN, SCRUBS.

- Kirstie MacDonald, Bafta-nominated Producer � OUTLAWS, LINE OF DUTY, IN PLAIN SIGHT.

- Michael Hyatt, Actress � NIGHTCRAWLER, SNOWFALL, FAME, THE WIRE.

- Joseph Mallozzi, Writer & Producer � STARGATE SG-1, DARK MATTER, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES.

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

FOR ALL THE INFO: https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/.

SHORE SCRIPTS | DISCOVERING NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.


Eligibility: Open to all. ½-Hour Pilots should ideally be within 5-30 Pages and 1-Hour Pilot within 40-70 Pages.
Entry Fee: $50-$75
Type: TV Scripts
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 2/1/2024
Submission Deadlines: 6/28/2024
Winners Announced: October 07, 2024
Rules: * ½-Hour Pilots should be within 5-30 Pages. 1-Hour Pilots should be within 40-70 Pages.

* Writers can exceed the recommended limits by up to 30 pages, with an additional fee of $1 per page.

* We accept submissions for ongoing shows and limited series. Web Series and animations are accepted.

* Web Series should be submitted to the ½-Hour TV Pilot Contest category.

* Please only enter the first episode of your TV series or your series Pilot.

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

* Writers from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English.

* The script must be the writer's original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

* All ages are welcome.

* Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest and Fellowship awards and writing fees received outside of fiction screenwriting do not count toward this total).

* Please only include the Script Title on the cover page.

* You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There will be a small additional fee as the script will be reread. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page: https://www.shorescripts.com/resubmission/

* A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.

* If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

* Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

* We prefer scripts to be submitted as a PDF file.

* We accept all genres. It's absolutely fine if your script is a combination of multiple genres or sub-genres. If that is the case, use the Coverfly Genre dropdown to indicate the main genre on your submission, and make a note of other Genres, and any other information you feel will be relevant to the reader in the Comment to Reader field.

* The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

* If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and any other platform, whenever we see fit.

* Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter.

* The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges, and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

* By entering Shore Scripts, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online, cloud-based, and email services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or sending/transmitting your submission file(s).

* If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition. (Please note that this has never yet happened).

FOR ALL THE RULES & FAQ: https://www.shorescripts.com/rules-faq/#tv-rules.
Prizes and Awards: * All of our Winners and Finalists have the opportunity to participate in our Writer Development Program receiving one-to-one support from our Writer Development Manager who will send out scripts to our roster of over 300 Managers, Agents, Producers, and Directors. This bespoke and personal approach to script circulation, built on knowing what our roster members are looking for, and what our writers wish to achieve, is what makes Shore Scripts stand out from the crowd, and has enabled us to help launch the careers of over 100 screenwriters to date.

* 1-Hour & ½-Hour Grand Prize Winners - receive $2,500 each.

Both of our 1-Hour and ½-Hour Grand Prize Winners will win a call with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production Manager at AMC Networks.

Our 1-Hour Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with John Papsidera CSA, the 2x Emmy-Winning Casting Director of YELLOWSTONE, WEST WORLD, and OPPENHEIMER.

Our ½-Hour Grand Prize Winner will also win a call with Henry Russell Bergstein CSA, the Emmy-Nominated Casting Director of BLACK MIRROR, and SUCCESSION.

Mentors will read and discuss your script with you, imparting expert advice on how to best position yourself to take the next step in your screenwriting career.

Plus, both Grand Prize Winners will receive a free call with a Save The Cat Master Cat to discuss the craft.

* 1-Hour & ½-Hour 2nd Place Winners will receive $500 each.

All four (4) of our Winners will also receive four (4) month's free InkTip Pro membership & the opportunity to receive free one-to-one career advice from InkTip's staff.

* Top 10 Finalists in each category will have the opportunity to join our private alumni Facebook community where they can network with other winners, readers, and members of the Shore Scripts team, and our directors roster and take part in exclusive live events and access specially provided learning materials.

Placing in Shore Scripts contests will boost your rating on the Coverfly Red List. At the end of 2023, over 100 scripts by Shore Scripts writers were listed in Coverfly's Top 10%.

Plus, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

More: Dates & Fees

Opening Date - FEBRUARY 01, 2024
½ Hour Pilot $50
1 Hour Pilot $55

Early Deadline - APRIL 26, 2024
½ Hour Pilot $50
1 Hour Pilot $55

Regular Deadline - MAY 31, 2024
½ Hour Pilot $60
1 Hour Pilot $65

Final Deadline - JUNE 28, 2024
½ Hour Pilot $70
1 Hour Pilot $75

AUGUST 26, 2024
Quarter-Finalists Announced

SEPTEMBER 11, 2024
Semi-Finalists Announced

OCTOBER 07, 2024
Winners & Top 10 Finalists in both Categories Announced

ALL the details can be found on our website https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/

 


 

 

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