TABLE READ AUSTIN

Semi-Finalists Announced on September 6th


The Table Read My Screenplay – Screenplay Contest will help you to propel your screenwriting forward with a career-launching Table Read showcase experience during the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference this October.

$1000
Cash
Live Table Read in Austin
Career Development
Austin Film Festival

Live Table Read During the Festival

Both the Grand Prize Winner and ISA Austin Writer Award Winner will gain exposure through a live Table Read during the Austin Film Festival, then have access to 5 days of festival events. As an elite member of the ISA Development Slate, the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of 1 year to continue getting you and your script in front of more producers, literary representatives and other industry executives from companies like Lakeshore Ent., Gidden Media, ICM, and others.  Learn More

“To date, the Table Read My Screenplay experience has been the best experience of my screenwriting career. For the four days, I was treated as an A-list writer, I bonded with the cast, facilitators, London, and had the best vacation of my life.” Mark Grisar (TRMS London 2016)
3 Winners This Season
Grand Prize Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)
ISA
Austin Writer Award
Shorts Prize Winner (& Web Series Pilots)

Career Coaching

All 3 winners receive a career consultation with Lee Jessup. Over the past 20+ years, Lee has mentored established and emerging screenwriters in film, television and new media, while also consulting and instructing for major networks and studios. Learn more.

After the Table Read…

A live table read and industry exposure at the festival is only the beginning of our support. The ISA Development team continues to work with you and get your script in front of producers, literary representatives and other Industry Executives from companies like Lakeshore Entertainment, Gidden Media, ICM, and more..

Shorts Prize Winner

The Shorts Prize Winner (includes Web Series Pilots) receives $750 Cash, the ability to have their screenplay read aloud by actors on the Curious About Screenwriting Network – over 10,000 downloads per month, and a consideration for the ISA Development Slate.


Prizes and Exposure From:

 
 

Success Stories


Grand Prize Short Premieres at Cannes

Denise Meyers’s 2015 Table Read My Screenplay – Austin Grand Prize Winning short, The Dark of Night, directed by Robin Wright and starring Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb, had its red carpet premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Meyers recently signed with an agent and also optioned three projects with actor and producer Jay Ellis, of HBO’S Insecure. Read More

2017 OSCAR nominee and TRMS Grand Prize Winner Timo von Gunten to direct Eiffel

Von Gunten’s 2015 TRMS Park City Short Grand Prize winning romantic drama screenplay, La Femme et le TGV was nominated for an Academy Award in the live action shorts category. Listen to the podcast.

TRMS London Grand Prize Winner Cleaning House Green lit for Spring

Mark Grisar’s 2016 TRMS London Feature Grand Prize winning thriller screenplay, Cleaning House, is currently in pre-production, set to begin principal photography in Spring with Goldcrest Films. Read More

TRMS Park City Special Mention The Night Witches Optioned by Eclectic Pictures

Steven Prowse’s script The Night Witches, which placed with a Special Mention in the 2015 TRMS Park City Contest, was optioned by Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace, Expendables) in a mid-six figure deal. Read More


TRMS JUDGES HAVE WORKED FOR THESE COMPANIES: