The peeps from The Shoreline Scripts Contest have been in touch… Check it out!
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There’s lots of paid-for screenwriting contests around… why should Bang2writers choose Shoreline?
A writer should look at not only the monetary prizes of a competition, but how that competition will help get his/her work out there. Shoreline Scripts has a great set of producers, industry judges, and production companies attached. The money and other prizes will help, but unlike many other competitions, our main goal is to get the best work into the right people’s hands. We have over 50 production companies onboard to read the top scripts, not to mention agents from WMA and United Talent, and our judges with their industry expertise and connections.

What are the prizes?
The prizes for our top five winners are:
1st
reddot.jpg £2500 Cash. ($3870 approx)
reddot.jpg Final Draft Version 8 Software. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage. (worth £120)
reddot.jpg Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Free IMDB Pro Account (worth £120)
reddot.jpg VIP Package. (10 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com (worth £60)
reddot.jpg Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
reddot.jpg Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com. (worth £60)
2nd
reddot.jpg £500 Cash. ($775 approx)
reddot.jpg Final Draft Version 8 Software. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage. (worth £120)
reddot.jpg Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Free IMDB Pro Account (worth £120)
reddot.jpg (5 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com
reddot.jpg Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
reddot.jpg Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com. (worth £60)
3rd
reddot.jpg £250. ($380 approx)
reddot.jpg Final Draft Version 8 Software. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage. (worth £120)
reddot.jpg Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Free IMDB Pro Account (worth £120)
reddot.jpg Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
reddot.jpg Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com. (worth £60)
reddot.jpg (2 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com
4th
reddot.jpg Final Draft Version 8 Software. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Free IMDB Pro Account (worth £120)
reddot.jpg Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
reddot.jpg Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com. (worth £60)
reddot.jpg (2 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com
5th
reddot.jpg Final Draft Version 8 Software. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership. (worth £160)
reddot.jpg Free IMDB Pro Account (worth £120)
reddot.jpg Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
reddot.jpg Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com. (worth £60)
reddot.jpg (2 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com

Who are the judges?
Our judges to read the final three scripts include:
Oscar Nominated Writer Jeffrey Caine: (Constant Gardener, GoldenEye)
BAFTA Winning Writer Tony Grisoni: (Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Tideland)
Cannes Palme d’Or Nominated Director Ray Lawrence: (Lantana & Jindabyne)
Producers: Andras Hamori, (Crash, The Sweet Hereafter, Big Nothing and Morvern Callar)
Christopher Figg, (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Dog Soldiers, Hellraiser)
James Simpson (The Merchant Of Venice and Beowulf & Grendel).

Why did you set up Shoreline scripts?
We set up Shoreline Scripts because it is extremely tough for talented screenwriters to get their work read by people in the industry. If you don’t an agent then producers won’t read unsolicited work; yet, 9 times out of 10, you need to have had a piece of work produced before an agent will sign you. So, there’s a catch 22 situation.

We work as a platform for writers, and as a free service for producers, production companies and agents. They know the screenplays we send through will be of the highest quality. It won’t guarantee a writer a sale or representation, but it will guarantee that the scripts read by someone who can actually do something with it.

Are you looking for genre or drama scripts? (Or both)?


We don’t discriminate genre-wise. Any genres are welcome. We love it all! :-)


What’s the mark of a “good” 1) opener? 2) Screenplay as a whole in your view?
1) The key to a good opener is that a reader wants to keep reading after the first 10-15 pages.
That’s a lot harder to do than it sounds and is half the battle.
A hook, inciting incident, the world the writer creates, dialogue and a million other things.

It’s important to think about the latest point you can start your character’s story. Start with a bang!

can help make that possible.

2) There’s no set formula to creating a great screenplay. Taking as much action and dialogue
out of a script as possible really helps. Conflict = progression, and helps the page turn.
A great script comes from planning, then rewriting until it is as tight as possible!


I hear you send script out to producers before the contest has even finished… How come?

Why wait until the competition is over? A producer or production company might be looking for their next project now, and if we feel it’s there sitting in-front of us, why wait? The chance might go.
We will always consult the writer before any script is sent out. If interest arises, we put them directly in touch with that person. We never have any rights over the material.
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Wow, sounds a great contest with great prizes – and real chances to get your script in the right hands. Visit the official website to enter.

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One Response to Shoreline Scripts: Q & A

  1. Mark says:

    Sounds pretty cool!

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