Just about every writer has one or more projects on tap — a novel, short story, or play — that seems like a great candidate for TV or film. If you’re one of them, then you may want to check out this opportunity pronto: The deadline is August 15. The fee: $55.00.
The 4th Annual Book Pipeline Competition is on the hunt for material for film or television adaptations. Building on the success of the Script Pipeline writing competitions, which have discovered hundreds of new writers over the past 17 years, Book Pipeline’s goal is to get unique, compelling stories on the fast-track to film and TV production. The contest accepts any genre, fiction or non-fiction:
* Graphic Novels and comics
* Book proposals or pitches (fiction or non-fiction)
* Short stories
One Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and circulation to Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby, American Pastoral), QC Entertainment (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Good Fear Film + Management (Polaroid ), Silent R Management (Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins), in addition to other leading production companies, managers, and agencies best suited for developing the selected projects.
Most recently, Book Pipeline contest winner I am Ray Washington was optioned by Zero Gravity Management (Beasts of No Nation) in July 2017. Book Pipeline circulated the material to several production companies before the biography was picked up. Zach Fortier, the author of I Am Ray Washington notes:
“Prior to the option agreement, Book Pipeline pushed my book week after week, month after month to anyone who would listen to the potential Raymond Washington’s life story held. I am hopeful now that one day soon ‘I am Raymond Washington’ will on exist on either the small or big screen so audiences can learn of this amazing person….”
Finalists and semifinalists also receive personalized circulation to Script Pipeline’s network of over 100 producers and agencies, with long-term, ongoing assistance for the winner and finalists. Book Pipeline does not take a percentage of any future option or sale. All rights remain with the author, regardless of their final placement in the competition. Any genre is accepted, including children’s books and animation projects.
For more information visit: https://bookpipeline.com/. Write on!