Script Search Entry Page

#ScriptSearch is now CLOSED for submissions – thank you to all those that entered. Please see below for a reminder of how the selection process works and the key dates. 

 

How to enter #ScriptSearch

Get your feature film idea into development with Greenacre Films.

Calling all writers! We’re launching #ScriptSearch with Greenacre Films, to help them find their next feature film project to develop.

We did of course consider delaying this programme until after the crisis, but we felt that it would be best to keep going and offer this amazing development opportunity for writers, especially as it will result in paid commissions.

If you’re stuck at home and looking to flex those creative muscles, check out all the details below and get entering!

Greenacre Films, producers of Netflix Original feature film Been So Long starring Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene, are looking for exciting new film ideas to take into paid development. It is free to enter, and all we need you to submit is a 2 page pitch of a feature film idea and 10-15 pages of the script.

Greenacre will choose the projects they’d like to take through to the next stage. Selected writers will receive a fee to develop their idea into a 10 page treatment. If you are then selected to go through and are asked to develop the full script, you will be paid industry standard fees.

“We’re excited to be working with the Triforce Creative Network on #ScriptSearch. We’re keen to find exciting new projects – and it’s great to offer writers the rare chance to have their feature film idea developed” Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Greenacre Films.

 What are we looking for?

Now, more than ever, it is hugely important to give a platform to unheard voices. Through Script Search, Greenacre are looking to provide diverse talent with a burning feature film idea the opportunity to develop that idea further with support from their team. We’re looking for stories that you feel haven’t been told before – in any genre at all. This is open to all, with or without literary agents. We want fresh, original projects that haven’t been out in the world yet, so bring us your newest work!

The projects are going to be developed over the next year or so, so please don’t be limited by current social distancing restrictions in your writing.

If you’ve been writing away on continuing drama, or working on short form content, this is your opportunity to get that feature film idea developed.

What do I need to submit?

Not everyone has the time to sit down and write a complete script. All you need to send us is:

  • A 2 page pitch of your idea.
  • 10-15 pages of the script.
  • A short 150 word personal biog – tell us a bit about you.
  • We are looking for feature film ideas for this opportunity, so please do NOT submit TV series ideas.

Click here to go to the submission page and enter.

When do I need to submit?

Submissions are open from 08 June – 11.59pm on 19 July 2020.

Are there any restrictions?

You must submit a feature film idea. We are not looking for TV series ideas for this opportunity.

What’s the process?

  • All submissions will be read
  • Up to 50 submissions will be shortlisted by the TCN
  • Greenacre will select 10 submissions as finalists.
  • We will invite 10 writers to an online writing workshop, planned to take place on Wed 02 Sept 2020.
  • These 10 writers will receive in-depth advice and expertise from an industry Script Editor.
  • Greenacre will select up to four of the projects from these final 10 to take forward into paid development.

What is the prize?

Greenacre will choose the projects they’d like to take through to the next stage. Selected writers will receive a fee to develop their idea into a 10 page treatment. If you are then selected to go through and are asked to develop the full script, you will be paid industry standard fees.

What are the rules?

To see the full terms and conditions for the competition, please go to our T&C’s page.

By entering the competition you are confirming that you abide by the rules.

Click here to go to the submission form.