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THE TV PILOT CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!

The TV Pilot Contest is for writers who are looking to get staffed on shows and have their original pilots picked up by production companies.


As a direct result of our TV Pilot Contest, past winners and finalists have gained representation and gone on to write for shows on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Universal, Syfy, Fox, Sony, SkyTV, Peacock, and others. We accept pilots for 1-Hour and ½-Hour TV Pilots for series of all kinds, including web series, limited series, and anthology shows.

THIS SEASON

We will be awarding a $2,500 cash prize to each of the two Grand Prize Winners (1-Hour and 1/2-Hour), and a $1,000 cash prize to each of the two 2nd Placed Winners (1-hour and 1/2-hour).

Plus, Both the 1-Hour and 1/2-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winners will get on a call with SEAN CHARLES, Development & Production Manager at AMC Networks, to discuss their winning scripts
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The Winners and Top 10 Finalists (both 1-Hour and 1/2-Hour) will have their pilot scripts circulated to our Industry Roster of 300+ managers, agents, and production companies which includes The Gotham Group, Radical Media, Bellevue, Verve, Grandview LA, Sugar23, FilmNation, Elation, Wildcard, and many more!

ENTER YOUR TV PILOT
 
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2023 TV Pilot Contest Early Deadline

“Shore Scripts reached out to me after placing in their contest and provided guidance in ways that gave me confidence in my work and elevated my projects. They stayed in touch for two years, encouraging my progress and circulating my work to managers. I’m grateful for their support during this transition from emerging to a working writer.”- Helene Taylor, writer of our 2021 TV Pilot Contest Semi-Finalist THE GRIFTER SISTERS.

Helene has now signed with The Characters Agency and THE GRIFTER SISTERS is now a thirty-minute comedy packaged with showrunner and talent attached.

SCRIPT & WRITER DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRY GUIDANCE & MEETINGS

CASH PRIZES

The TV Pilot Contest is for writers who are looking to get staffed on shows and have their original pilots picked up by production companies


This contest has a proven track record of helping emerging writers achieve their goals of becoming full-time working TV writers in the US & abroad. Writers through our TV Pilot contest have gained representation, and gone on to write and get staffed on shows for Netflix, HBO, HULU, Universal, SYFY, FOX, Sony, SkyTV, Peacock & Others.

FIND OUT MORE!

TV PILOT CONTEST ½-HR & 1-HR CATEGORIES

https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/

We accept 1-hour & ½-hour TV Pilots including web series, ongoing and limited series, and anthology shows

Don’t miss the Early Deadline on April, 28th.

We will always consult with you before we send out your script.

 
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2023 TV Pilot Contest Regular Deadline - May 31st

If you are looking to break into TV and want to get your script to the people who can make that a reality, Shore Scripts is the best way to do that.

We support the WGA strike and will work with our Winners and Finalists individually to ensure any industry opportunities arising from their placement will be pursued with respect for all involved.

SCRIPT & WRITER DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRY GUIDANCE & MEETINGS

CASH PRIZES

Who is our TV Pilot Contest For?

The TV Pilot Contest is for screenwriters who are looking to gain representation, sell their pilot, and get staffed on shows.


This contest helps emerging writers achieve their goals of becoming full-time working TV writers in the US & abroad. Over the last 12 years, we have forged solid relationships with members of our Industry Roster who have all come on board because they are looking to find and work with new screenwriting talent. Writers through our TV Pilot contest have gained representation, and gone on to write and get staffed on shows for Netflix, HBO, HULU, Universal, SYFY, FOX, Sony, SkyTV, Peacock & Others.

FIND OUT MORE

TV PILOT CONTEST ½-HR & 1-HR CATEGORIES

https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/

We accept 1-hour & ½-hour TV Pilots including web series, ongoing and limited series, and anthology shows.

Don’t miss the Early Deadline on May, 31st

We will always consult with you before we send out your script.

 

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2023 TV Pilot Contest Final Deadline - June 30th

3 WAYS OUR TV PILOT CONTEST CAN HELP START YOUR WRITING CAREER


This contest helps emerging writers achieve their goals of becoming full-time working TV writers in the US & abroad.

First, we bypass the gatekeepers. Over the years we have forged strong relationships with the 300+ people on our Industry Roster who have all agreed to read the best screenplays we send them each year. If the WGA strike is not over by the time we announce our 2023 TV Pilot Contest Winners, we will delay script circulation to our Industry Roster until a deal is in place so you won’t miss out on the opportunity to have your work read by the people and companies that can greenlight your script.

Second, this is a big one and rarely spoken about by other contests. We carefully curate the screenplays that we send to our Industry Roster so that they receive screenplays that they will seriously consider.

Third, we continue working with our writers well after the final contest announcement. After connecting with our Writer Development Team, we continue to develop writers and their scripts weeks and months after the announcement to maximize their chances of success.

FIND OUT MORE

We accept 1-hour & ½-hour TV Pilots including web series, ongoing and limited series, and anthology shows.

TV PILOT CONTEST ½-HR & 1-HR CATEGORIES
https://www.shorescripts.com/tv/
 
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2023 TV Pilot Quarter-Finalists

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We are delighted to officially announce the Quarter-Finalists for our 2023 TV Pilot Contest!


VIEW OUR QUARTER-FINALISTS
https://www.shorescripts.com/2023-tv-screenplay-contest-results/

Here at Shore Scripts, we are honored that you've entrusted us with your work and want to thank every writer who submitted their screenplay to our contest.

The quality of the scripts submitted continues to increase every year, and we are thrilled to share our Quarter-Finalists, who represent the top 10% of entries received.

We will be announcing our Semi-Finalists on Sunday, September 10th.

AND DON’T FORGET OUR FINAL DEADLINE FOR OUR FEATURE CONTEST IS IN 3 DAYS TIME
MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 31ST, Pacific Time.
SUBMIT YOUR FEATURE HERE
 
2023 TV Pilot Contest Semi-Finalists

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We are thrilled to announce this year’s Semi-Finalists.


VIEW THE FULL LIST
https://www.shorescripts.com/2023-tv-screenplay-contest-results/

The TV Pilot Semi-Finalists are now on their way to our Judges, where they will be competing to become one of our Top 10 Finalists, one of our two Grand Prize Winners, or two 2nd Place Winners in each of our 1-Hour & ½-Hour contest categories.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their work with us this year! It was such a pleasure reading so many great scripts.

OUR WINNERS and FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 5TH!

 
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2023 TV Pilot Winners & Finalists Announced!

It has been such a pleasure to immerse ourselves in the fantastic 1-hour and ½-hour screenplays submitted this year and proudly share them with our award-winning industry Judges.

And now the Judges have spoken!

“Such a strong bunch it's hard to choose the best.” Peter Mohan, Producer/Writer ORPHAN BLACK, MUTANT X.

“These are GREAT! Such high-caliber writing! Rebecca Gibson, Producer/Writer BURDEN OF TRUTH.

“They were all really great submissions.” Sean Charles, Producer at AMC Networks.

“Crisp writing, original ideas, distinctive voices. And very good storytelling.” Chris Provenzano, Producer/Writer MAD MEN, SILICON VALLEY, JUSTIFIED.


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We are honored to announce our 2023 1-HOUR & ½-HOUR TV PILOT WINNERS and FINALISTS.

VIEW THE LIST

https://www.shorescripts.com/2023-tv-screenplay-contest-results/

We are now in the process of awarding prizes and commencing our relationship with these wonderful new alumni.

For full details of what happens next, check out our Post Contest Timeline.
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