Final Deadline: May 2nd
The Table Read My Screenplay – Screenplay Contest will help you to propel your screenwriting career forward with a transformative Table Read showcase experience, an opportunity to confidently pitch to a range of over 200 industry professionals with the title of “Grand Prize Winner” at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival, and a support mechanism for layering a long-term career with an invitation to be a part of the elite ISA Development Slate.
Live Table Read in Hollywood
Live Table Read &
The Hollywood Pitch Festival
The Grand Prize Winner and ISA Hollywood Writer Award Winner will gain exposure through a live Table Read at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival, then participate in 2 days of pitch events on August 3-5 with over 200 prominent Hollywood studios, agencies, producers, management and production companies. 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)
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..
3 Winners This Season
Grand Prize Winner (Feature or TV Pilot)
Hollywood Writer Award
Shorts Prize Winner (includes Web Series Pilots)
Prizes and Exposure From:
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 in May.
Von Gunten’s 2015 TRMS Park City Short Grand Prize winning romantic drama screenplay, La Femme et le TGV has been nominated for an Academy Award in the live action shorts category. Listen to the podcast.
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
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