Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

 

Submissions are now CLOSED!

 

 

CONTACT: Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org

 

The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so they may learn the skills necessary to help them achieve their goal of obtaining representation, selling or optioning their work, and/or landing a writing assignment. This program is for feature-length screenplays only.

 

PROCESS:

Phase One: Two readers will evaluate your feature-length screenplays and provide written feedback analyzing structure, story development, characterization, dialogue, format, as well as overall impressions. If recommended by two readers, the script will advance to Phase Two.

Phase Two: Loglines of scripts that receive a double recommend from Phase One will be forwarded to our list of agents, managers and producers.

Please note, our readers will read your entire script and you will receive two detailed evaluations from two different readers. (All evaluations will be returned in the middle-end of January, 2021).

The Scriptwriters Network reserves the right to publicize the writer’s name and selected scripts.

 **As an educational organization, SWN’s Hollywood Outreach Program’s objective is to better assist you in achieving your goals of becoming a better writer by providing positive, constructive detailed feedback/evaluations on your entire script.

 

PRIZES:

  • Loglines and/or Scripts will be eligible to be read by industry professionals including studio executives, production companies, agents and managers based on their request from interest in the logline and genre.
  • Receive a one year membership or a one year membership renewal to the Scriptwriters Network (SWN).
  • InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
  • The top three winners will be selected to meet one-on-one with a Working Writer and/or Producer.

ELIGIBILITY and ENTRY RULES:

 
    1. HOP is open to both SWN members and non-members who are 18 years of age or older.
    2. Interstate and international entries are allowed.
    3. All scripts must be wholly original works of the writer or writing team, unproduced and unoptioned, and, responsibly registered with the Writers Guild of America and/or the U.S. Copyright Office.
    4. Electronic submissions must be posted by midnight on the entry deadline.
    5. Do NOT put your name or contact information anywhere on the script or title page you submit. Personal information should ONLY be included in the entry form, so that scripts remain anonymous. Title is only allowed on the title page.
    6. Please conform to standard industry feature screenplay format.
    7. Multiple submissions are allowed by an entrant or writing team per session.
    8. Scripts are to be in PDF format only.
    9. Scripts are to be submitted in English language only.
    10. Submissions that do not meet the full requirements will be disqualified.

SUBMITTING SCRIPTS:

1) Go through the PayPal button below with a credit or debit card. Pay as a guest user if you are not registered with PayPal.

–  SWN Members will then be directed to log-in with their membership info to access the member rate.

–  Non-members will have access to the nonmember rate. Please apply any applicable discount code.

2) After submitting the required information on PayPal, click to return to the SWN page, where all entrants will be directed to upload their scripts in a PDF format on the following page.

3) Check the box confirming you agree to the competition rules and regulations.

4) The script submission will now be accepted.

5) Check e-mail for successful completion of entry.

6) Any questions, please email the Directorhop@scriptwritersnetwork.org

Entries occur once per year.

OCCURRENCE & SUBMISSION FEES:

  • Early bird DeadlineCLOSED 
    • Member Fee – $99  30% OFF = $69
    • Non-Member Fee – $149  30% OFF = $119
  • Regular Deadline:    CLOSED
    • Member Fee – $114  30% OFF = $84
    • Non-Member Fee – $164  30% OFF = $134
  • Non-SWN Member Special:  CLOSED
    • SWN 1-Year Membership & TOP fee – $299  30% OFF = $269

PAY HERE:

Early bird Deadline – July 31st – SWN Members – $114  30% OFF = $84

CLOSED

Early bird Deadline – July 31st – Non-Members – $164  30% OFF = $134

CLOSED

Non-SWN Member Special –  $299  30% OFF = $269

CLOSED

There are NO REFUNDS.

Final results are announced the end of  January 2021.

 

NEW READERS:

We are always looking to expand our pool of experienced readers in HOP. Please contact us at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org for details.

 

QUESTIONS: 

Please contact the Director – hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org.

 

INDUSTRY CONTACTS:

Producers, production companies, agents, and managers who would like to read winning scripts may join our list by completing the Industry Contacts form. It can be downloaded from the documents section below. In the interim, please check out our previous winners.

 

Disclaimer: Participation in SWN events, programs, contests, classes and workshops is not a promise or guarantee of employment, and is intended for educational and networking purposes only.

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