TV Pilot Screenplay Submissions Wanted! Are YOU Ready To Enter?

Contest is now open!

Winners receive the Ultimate Screenwriting Mentorship, media exposure, and an introduction to one of our working producers!

EARLY

04/10/20120

REGULAR DEADLINE

05/04/2020

LAST MINUTE DEADLINE

05/25/2020

FINAL DEADLINE

06/18/2020

Results Announced

JULY 18, 2020

TV Pilot
Standard Entry

Enter the running for the grand prize.

Receive a page of feedback as part of the Standard Entry Fee.

TV Pilot + Full Coverage

$99

Enter the running for the grand prize.

Full Coverage earns you 5+ pages of professional analysis regarding the 10 elements of your script: Character, conflict, craft/formatting, dialogue, logic, originality, pacing, premise, structure, and tone.

Your Full Coverage will return to you within 10 business days.

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Rules

RULES & GUIDELINES

Eligibility

  • Writers of all ages are eligible.
  • The material submitted must be in English and electronically via PDF format.
  • Material should be entered in standard format, font, and spacing.
  • There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship.
  • Material must be submitted in PDF format. All PDF’s must not be encrypted or password protected.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be fully owned by the writer(s).
  • There is no limitation to the amount of times one may resubmit their script.
  • All resubmissions receive feedback.
  • Each submission stands alone in the competition and does not replace previous submissions. Only the highest scoring submission will advance to the elimination rounds (Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, etc).
  • Feature scripts that exceed 140 pages will be disqualified.
  • TV scripts that exceed 75 pages will be disqualified.
  • Short scripts that exceed 30 pages will be disqualified.
  • Past winners of NYCISA are not eligible to submit.
  • There is no limit to the amount of entries one may submit.
  • All material submitted to other contests are eligible for this contest.
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible.

TERMS OF SERVICE

The NYCISA invites various writers, agents, producers, and actors to be part of the jury every season. No two seasons are ever the same. All scripts are judged based on the following: concept, story, character, dialogue, marketability, structure, and clarity. Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will be notified by email. Announcements will be made within 30 days following final submission deadline. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.

 

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

Neither NYCISA nor any other partner, employee or agent associated with these awards claims any ownership in or first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to us. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

 

PUBLICITY

Except where prohibited by law, submission of written materials constitutes each entrant’s consent to NYCISA and its agents’ and sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. This includes audio-visual information pertaining to the in-house development, analysis, and coverage in relation to writer’s submitted works. All uses of any entrants’ information will at all times be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

 

REFUND POLICY

All fees submitted are non-refundable.

 

SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

BY SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIALS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless NYCISA, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, screenplay analysts, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting your submission of material, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s submission of materials and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the NYCISA and its sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of NYCISA and their immediate families are ineligible to submit materials. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided submission fees will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.