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  • “Thank you, Finish Line, for the excellent set of notes on my script. They really identified a few weak areas that needed urgent attention! I have redrafted the script and feel that is all the stronger for it.” - Sam K.

  • "Finish Line is really good at what it does. Writing is such hard work. We can tell when someone has put the effort in to sharpen our stories." – Chris C.

  • "These notes are incredibly helpful. Entering Finish Line was sure a smart investment! Your comments were wonderful. They will be most helpful when we revise." - David B.

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:

  • Screenwriters looking to advance their career;
  • Screenwriters looking to improve their craft;
  • Screenwriters who see the value in receiving notes and guidance from top-level mentors, coaches and industry professionals.

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!

"This is incredibly helpful. Finish Line sure was a smart investment! Your comments were wonderful. They will be most helpful when we revise." - David B.

"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")

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