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Shore Scripts 1-Hr & ½-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: DISCOVERING NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

- $6K in Cash to giveaway in the 2023 1-Hour & ½-Hour TV Pilot Contests.
- Our prestigious panel of EMMY & Golden Globe winning Judges will decide this year’s Winners.
- We’ve helped 100+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced.
- Over 300 Production Companies, Agents, Managers & Directors are signed up to read this year’s best scripts.

In addition to the cash prizes, our 1-Hour & ½-Hour Grand Prize Winners will each win a call with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production at AMC Networks where they can discuss their script and screenwriting career next steps.

And they will each be offered Meetings with industry execs from our Roster, which includes BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE & many more.

2nd Place Winners in each category also receive Industry Meetings.

And the Top 10 in each category will have the opportunity to have their scripts read by our Industry Roster, and receive writing career development from Shore Scripts Writer Development Program.

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

THE 2023 JUDGES PANEL includes.

- Michael Hyatt, Actress – WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, SNOWFALL, BETTER THINGS, THE WIRE.
- Chris Provenzano, Emmy-nominated Writer & Producer – MAD MEN, JUSTIFIED, GET LOW, SILICON VALLEY.
- Daisy Haggard, Writer & Actress – EPISODES, BREEDERS, BACK TO LIFE.
- Randall Keenan Winston, Writer & Producer - MIXED-ISH, GRACE & FRANKIE, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, SCRUBS.

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

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending 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. Shore Scripts never claims any rights over a writer’s work.

Take a look at our previous winners and see how placing in Shore Scripts contests can kick-start your screenwriting career: https://www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/
ALL THE INFO: https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/
Objective: $6,000 in Cash Prizes + Industry Meetings. For screenwriters who are looking to get staffed on TV Shows and have their pilots picked up by production companies. A panel of EMMY & Golden Globe-winning Judges will decide this year’s Winners. Managers, Agents & Producers to read the best scripts.

Eligibility: Open to all. ½-Hour Pilots should ideally be within 5-30 Pages and 1-Hour Pilot within 40-70 Pages.
Entry Fee: $40-$65
Type: TV Scripts
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 2/1/2023
Submission Deadlines: 6/30/2023
Winners Announced: October 05, 2023
Rules: * ½-Hour Pilots should ideally be within 5-30 Pages and 1-Hour Pilot within 40-70 Pages. There is a small additional fee for scripts over this length.

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

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

* Screenwriters 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.

FOR ALL THE RULES & FAQ: https://www.shorescripts.com/rules-faq/#tv-rules
Prizes and Awards: * 1-Hour Grand Prize Winner - $2,500 in cash

* ½-HourGrand Prize Winner - $2,500 in cash

* Both Grand Prize Winners will have the opportunity to discuss their scripts and career next steps with SEAN CHARLES - Development & Production at AMC Networks.

* Plus, both Grand Prize Winners will receive a Free 1-Year Pro Membership to Raindance.

* 1-Hour &½-Hour Runners Up - $500 each.

* Plus, all our Grand Prize Winners and 2nd Place Winners will be offered meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers specially selected from our Industry Roster and writing career development from Shore Scripts Writer Development Program.

* And receive a Free Screenwriting Book of their choice from Michael Wiese Productions.

* Top 10 Winners in each category - Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry Roster & Directors.
More: Following each contest, we begin the process of sending 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. Shore Scripts never claims any rights over a writer’s work.

Take a look at our previous winners and see how placing in Shore Scripts contests can kick-start your screenwriting career: https://www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/

Dates & Fees

Opening Date - FEBRUARY 01, 2023
TV ½ Hour Pilot $40
TV 1 Hour Pilot $45

Early Deadline - APRIL 28, 2023
TV ½ Hour Pilot $40
TV 1 Hour Pilot $45

Regular Deadline - MAY 31, 2023
TV ½ Hour Pilot $50
TV 1 Hour Pilot $55

Final Deadline - JUNE 30, 2023
TV ½ Hour Pilot $60
TV 1 Hour Pilot $65

August 25, 2023
Quarter-Finalists Announced

September 10, 2023
Semi-Finalists Announced

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

 


 

 

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