"Finish Line is one of the cooler competitions. It benefits you early on when you’re trying to make sense of an early draft. No one paid me to say this, I just found their notes very helpful and you get them immediately." - William S.
"I want to thank Finish Line for delivering one of my pilots in the hands of The President of a TV studio that produces some of our favorite series. Their notes were definitely part of getting the pages in shape." – Chris C.
"Finish Line’s script notes are always so comprehensive, kind, constructive and thought provoking. I feel like I’ve learned as much from submitting to this competition as I have from classes and workshops. I can’t express how much I value their input and encouragement." – Jason F.
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 four 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 40 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!
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")