Ernest Hemingway famously said,
“The only kind of writing is rewriting.”
Elmore Leonard said,
“If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.”
And, most succinctly,
William Faulkner said, “Kill Your Darlings.”
Screenwriting is often a lonely, frustrating yet irresistible endeavor. That’s why so many writers are entering – and benefitting from – The Finish Line Script Competition.
In a business where the rulebook changes constantly, Finish Line provides concrete, actionable advice that participants use to become better writers and, in the process, advance their screenwriting career.
Over the past three years, The Finish Line Script Competition participants have parlayed the guidance they received and the connections they made from entering the contest into better scripts, spec sales, industry representation, and writing assignments. With more than 30 high-level, well-connected mentors offering constructive guidance to our winners’ writing and career plans, it’s no wonder this competition gets results. Could you be the next winner?
Here’s who should enter:
It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful script, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.
After paying an entry fee you have the choice of receiving the guidance of a seasoned script consultant who provides 6+ pages of detailed, constructive development notes. Armed with that guidance, you can do your rewrite, and RESUBMIT your script to us for NO EXTRA CHARGE as many times as you like. This allows you to improve your draft and your chances to WIN! (click here to learn more about the prizes)
If your script is already in perfect shape, great! Submit it as is and later you can resubmit new drafts at no extra cost. We are looking for the best writer in the bunch. Enter the Finish Line Script Competition and come out a winner!
"Writers seem to forget that people in the industry are desperate for good material. It's a world that's so desperate for good writers, so, if you can build it, they'll be there. If you write something great, it'll get read and if it's really good, it'll start your career."
-Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada", "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend")