Exclusive Deadline: April 15th, 2018
The 5th Annual Book Pipeline Competition seeks material for film or television adaptation. Open to writers worldwide, the contest accepts any genre, fiction or non-fiction. Published and unpublished works are both acceptable.
One Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and circulation to Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby, American Pastoral), QC Entertainment (producer of Academy Award Nominee Get Out), Good Fear Film + Management (Polaroid), Energy Entertainment (Extant), Silent R Management (reps Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins), in addition to other leading production companies, managers, and agencies best-suited for developing the selected projects.
Finalists and semifinalists also receive circulation consideration with the specific intent of getting them on the fast track to film and TV production.
Most recently, contest winner I Am Raymond Washington was optioned by Zero Gravity Management (Ozark, Beasts of No Nation). Book Pipeline execs sent the material to several production companies before the biography was picked up.
“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 exist on either the small or big screen so audiences can learn of this amazing person and the life he lived.”
– Zach Fortier, Book Pipeline Contest Winner (I Am Raymond Washington)
DEADLINES & DATES:
Exclusive Deadline: April 15th, 2018 – $40/entry
Regular Deadline: November 15th, 2018 – $65/entry
2018 Semifinalists Announced: February, 2019