TV SCRIPT SUBMISSION Q & A
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- Special Early deadline on or before November 30th, 2018 - $50
- Early bird deadline on or before January 15, 2019- $60
- Regular deadline on or before February 15, 2019 - $65
- Special Late Deadline on or before March 15, 2019 - $70
- Extended Late Deadline on or before April 15, 2019 - $75
- Last Minute Submission Deadline on or before May 15, 2019 - $85
- SPECIAL FINAL deadline on or before June 15, 2019 - $100
QUARTER-FINALISTS: July 15, 2019
SEMI-FINALISTS: August 1, 2019
TOP FIFTY FINALISTS: August 15
1ST PLACE CATEGORY FINALISTS AND GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: August 30th, 2019
Yes. We do not CAP EARNED INCOME AS A WRITER. If you have a great script, submit it for a chance to get produced.
NO. While we do not cap income earned as a writer, BUT, WE DO NOT ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS FROM ANYONE BELONGING TO A UNION.
Yes. We are accepting TV Script submissions worldwide. Except where prohibited.
Your submission will be disqualified and your fee will be fully refunded.
Must be 18 years of age or older to submit your script. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age, must have parental consent form in order to submit.
The competition provides a complimentary Executive pass to The American Film Market. Winner is responsible for airfare/lodging. If the winner cannot attend the American Film Market due to flight/visa restrictions, then the winner forfeits the complimentary pass.
We award the primary writer the full award/prize and the primary writer will have to distribute it to his or her team.
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When submitting directly on our site or through the alternative options: Simply fill out the application, and attach your script in either PDF, WORD, or TEXT FORMAT and pay the fee required to enter this submission.
We do not accept scripts by regular mail. All entries must be online.
No. When you submit your script you will receive a confirmation letter within 48-72 hours. Use that confirmation letter as your receipt for the submission.
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No. All scripts must be submitted in the English language only.
If you are using Final Draft software it numbers body pages automatically. If you are using a different software, then manually number body pages if they are not automatically numbered.
We want the readers, judges, and sponsor to judge based on the creativity of the script and words.
Please expect the feedback to be emailed to you within 8-10 weeks after submission.
Because all notifications will be sent via e-mail. By entering competition you agree to receive periodic emails from “Your Script Produced! Competition future news and announcements.
Yes, as long as the script is not optioned, purchased or produced at the time of submission.
YES. You can submit as many scripts as you want separately including a submission fee for each script submitted.
No. Your second submission containing the revised script will be disqualified and no refunds will be applied. Your original script submitted will be the only script read and judged and able to advance within the competition.
We are awarding the following categories:
1 Hour Original Show
FORMAT REQUIREMENTS for the TV Script competition listed below. Please understand that sometimes your submission is under or over the page limit and that is acceptable. We do not disqualify entrants but we recommend you follow the requirements.
- 1 Hour original show 45 to 55 pages
- ½ Hour original show 20 to 25 pages
- 1 Hour Reality show 10 to 15 page treatment
Yes, you can order feedback on your entry at the same time when you enter the competition. The cost for your feedback is $75.00 USD. Your feedback will be emailed to you between 8-10 weeks after your submission.
Your feedback will include notes on both business and creative side.Your feedback will have detailed notes covering these categories:
- 3–4 pages max of notes covering: Story, concept, originality, plot, tone, pacing characters, dialogue, Commercial potential.
- How you can attract domestic and international buyers to buy your script.
- The right platform for your project.
- Can you pre sell your script in international or domestic market?
- How wide of an audience can your story reach, and what you can do to expand to larger scope.
- Advice on what to do next.
This only costs $75.00
Feedback MUST be purchased at the time of submission and cannot be added later.
This service is offered to help the entrant improve his or her script. So that they have a better shot at the grand prize the following year when they resubmit. We ONLY offer feedback service to those who submit their script to the competition.
Yes, only if you own the copyright, or possess the rights to the source material or use source material in the public domain.
No, scriptwriters must own all rights to the source material. When the source is optioned, the scriptwriter has not actually purchased the rights to use the work, he or she purchased the access to purchase the rights at some point in the future.
Yes, we reserve the right to ask for verification that you own the rights to the source material of an adapted work. Failure to provide verification when requested will result in the script becoming ineligible for our competition.
No. We are only accepting submissions of original TV scripts.
Yes, writers may submit as many screenplays to our competition as they would like, each submission requiring a submission fee.
No, we will only accept the one version of the script as a regular submission, even if you attend to make two separate payments.
Multiple writers are welcome, maximum up to 4 writers, and the prize money and other prizes offered will be equally split between all writers by the writers. Competition and Sponsor will split the prize/award equally among the group. Must choose one primary contact person and include his or her contact info on the submission page when submitting your script this way we communicate with only one writer.
You will not be disqualified but we recommend using Final Draft software, which automatically formats your screenplay to industry standards, or make sure you format according to industry standards if you opt to use other than final draft software.
See “Competition Structure” in the OFFICIAL RULES TAB for details on the scoring grid and criteria.
Sponsor requests background checks for anyone who makes it to the TOP 50 finalists. Sponsor reserves the right to do so to confirm the winner is cleared from anything that can affect the sponsor in any way. Also to confirm no felonies or current warrants against the winner.
CLICK HERE to be redirected to official rules, where you will find the answer to this question.
If your screenplay advances in the competition and appears published on our site, you may inform us of the name you would like to use.
However, we stress that for our application process, we do not allow pen names under any circumstances – all screenwriters must use their legal name on all submitted materials and applications.
We do not accept submissions from any union member. This competition is open to all NON-UNION members only.
Names of screenwriters cannot be changed on submissions or upon resubmission. If your screenplay advances in our competition and appears published on our site, you may inform us of the name you would like us to use in relation to your screenplay.
We will pay your winnings straight into your bank account using Pay Pal or Bank Transfer. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, you will get exactly what the exchange rate is. (We useXE.com to calculate this)
Our goal is to discover creative new talent based on original content to determine their skills and creativity.
We recommend registering your script with the Library of Congress, WGA, or whatever applicable in your state or country you live in.
Please email us your name, title of your script, and your new information so we update our records. Email us at Support@YourScriptProduced.com
The information you give us will only be used by “Your Script Produced” competition to contact you directly or to update you on any upcoming deadlines and announcements. WE DO NOT SELL OR SHARE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH ANYONE.
All submitted scripts that do not advance in the competition will be permanently deleted from our data base when competition is completed.
Yes. If you end up winning the category prize, then our sponsor will option your TV script for development. Rights will potentially transfer to the sponsor when sponsor exercises the option you and sponsor agree to. Other than that, if you are not the Grand Prize winner, then you own the rights until you agree to sell if the sponsor decides to purchase your script.
Yes. Sponsor will option the Script for minimum of 12 months, with one year extension, and after developing the script, and it meets the sponsor’s requirements for green lighting a project, at that time, the sponsor has the right to exercise the option and purchase the script for $10,000.00 and will co produce it along with a seasoned TV producer. Writer will be attached as a consultant and will receive writing credit.
This is the only competition where we don’t set you up with meeting after meeting and going no where. We don’t sell you dreams. We don’t sell you hope. WE ONLY WANT TO PRODUCE YOU!