Monday, 28 November 2016

Writer's Digest 2016 Book Pipeline Competition - deadline 1 December

For those of my followers who write for film or television, the 2016 Book Pipeline competition deadline is looming, details below:

The 2016 Book Pipeline Competition


Writer's Digest
The 3rd Annual Book Pipeline Competition is searching for authors with material appropriate for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will receive circulation to Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby, American Pastoral), Energy Entertainment (Extant, I Am Legend), Good Fear Film + Management, Darko Entertainment (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and other top production companies and agencies best-suited for developing the selected projects.
Continuing to build upon the success of the Script Pipeline writing competitions, which has discovered hundreds of new writers over the past 16 years, Book Pipeline aims to deliver unique, compelling stories to the industry with the specific intent of getting them on the fast-track to film and television production. The contest is open to all genres, and both new and established writers may enter.
"As I considered entering Book Pipeline's competition, I thought, 'this is a long shot--no one will ever seriously consider my book or the controversial subject matter.' I entered anyway and crossed my fingers. . . . This contest is legit. Since my book was selected, we have been in nearly constant contact discussing options for promoting the book as a film and TV series. If you are doubtful of their commitment to your project, rest easy. They do exactly what they say they will do and keep at it until they see the project succeed."
- Zach Fortier, 2015 Book Pipeline Winner (I Am Ray Washington)
Deadline: December 1st, 2016
Acceptable entries include:
  • Novels and non-fiction books (up to approximately first 5,000 words)
  • Plays
  • Graphic Novels
  • Book proposals or pitches (fiction only)
  • Short stories
Entry Fee: $65 per submission
Criteria & Review: All entries are judged on the basis of concept originality, writing ability, and primarily the property is viability as a film or television series. Judges will consist of Script Pipeline executives and the supporting management/production companies in the latter rounds of review.
Every entrant will receive brief, general feedback on their submission, specifically on the materialĂ­s adaptation potential, once results have been announced.
Grand Prize Winner Announced April 1st, 2017: 
  • $5,000 Airfare to Los Angeles for meetings with development executives, as well as agencies and literary reps. 
  • Editorial write-up from Script Pipeline covering the material.
Finalists (2-8) and Winner Announced April 1st, 2017: 
  • Industry circulation to over 200 companies searching for new literary material. 
  • Additional one-on-one development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives. 
  • Editorial write-up from Script Pipeline covering the material
For additional details, including criteria, awards, and other FAQs, visit Book Pipeline.

Writer's Digest


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