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Virtual TV Writing Lab
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WeScreenplay’s TV Pilot Lab delivers a one-of-a-kind virtual writing lab hosted by top managers, agents, writers, and more. Winners take part in an interactive 4 day virtual lab with hands-on workshops, industry meetings, and will learn from working TV writers.


At least 4 winners will be selected to participate in this career-changing lab.


Free Feedback: All entrants will receive a page of written feedback on their script from their first round’s judge.


Past TV Pilot Lab winners and finalists have signed with representation at companies like Zero Gravity, Heroes and Villains, Echo Lake Entertainment, and have landed script deals with companies like Party Over Here, CBS Studios and more.


We want to find the best undiscovered TV writers out there, submit today!

Currently closed, but opening again next season.
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All coverage packages include a 72-hour turnaround time at no additional charge.




  • 72 hour turnaround time
  • 3 pages of detailed notes
  • Character, Plot, Structure, Dialogue, and Concept Analysis
  • A Pass, Consider, or Recommend rating
  • An overall impression that will highlight extra factors like voice
  • Qualitative scores to help compare your progress
  • 24-hour Rush coverage available during checkout




  • 72 hour turnaround time
  • Everything from the Classic package plus…
  • A customized marketing blueprint based on your TV pilot or spec script goal. Choose between:
  • GOAL #1: Pilot as a writing sample to find rep or submit to a fellowship
  • GOAL #2: Pilot to sell to a studio, network, or producer
  • GOAL #3: For specs of an existing show**
  • 24-hour Rush coverage available during checkout




  • 72 hour turnaround time
  • Everything from the Bespoke package plus…
  • Inline PDF notes throughout the script
  • Specific suggestions for detailed changes in your script
  • One follow-up question included ($29 value)
  • 24-hour Rush coverage available during checkout



Grand Prize

WeScreenplay Virtual TV Writing Lab

Grand Prizes

The top 4 winning scripts will be invited to WeScreenplay’s Virtual TV Writing Lab! This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to network, get exposure for your writing, and learn from working TV writers.

Winners will take part in an interactive 4 day virtual lab with hands-on workshops, industry meetings, and will learn from working TV writers. They will take meetings with development executives, TV writers, and learn how to make the most of a client/rep relationship from managers and agents.

Additionally, our top scripts are read by our incredible industry jury and the winners get access to ongoing mentorship from WeScreenplay including an initial phone call, guidance for drafting query letters, research methods for finding the right representation, prep before big meetings, and strategic planning for next steps in their careers — all based on the writer’s specific goals

WeScreenplay Lab Testimonials

See what some of our past Lab Mentors and Lab Winners had to say!

Quotation Mark

I loved the mock writers' room. Hearing from a veteran showrunner and getting a firsthand look into the process of creating a season of television was inspiring and invaluable.

Ellen Tremiti

Winner, 2022 TV Pilot Lab

Quotation Mark

Learning from showrunner Naren Shankar, about how a TV show breaks an entire season from the very beginning concepts to final locked-in scripts, pre production to post, was an amazing experience and great prep for anyone hoping to get staffed in a writers room one day!

Hymnson Chan

Winner, 2022 TV Pilot Lab

Quotation Mark

Thank you for such a spectacular week, it has been enlightening and life changing on so many levels. I feel like we had a whirlwind of a grad school education in only four days.

Allyn Rachel

Winner, 2022 TV Pilot Lab

Quotation Mark

The notes session was a great way to revisit my script after a long time with fresh eyes and even more excited feedback. I truly loved reading everyone's scripts and getting to collaborate on this small scale to hopefully help them continue to develop and strengthen their samples, because I know for a fact they did all of that for mine.

Aiko Hilkinger

Winner, 2022 TV Pilot Lab

Quotation Mark

I am loving the workshops and meetings - really I've learned a lot from everyone! Thanks for this intangible experience and for this chance to move forward as writers.

Larissa Gomes

Winner, 2022 TV Pilot Lab

Sample TV Lab Schedule


Learn About The Different Session Types

Notes Session


Group Mentorship Meetings

1:1 Curated Meetings

Before the lab, we will share all the winning scripts with the group. During a one to two hour session, the group will share script notes verbally. While all the winning scripts are already strong, the purpose of this notes session is to refine your work, to get thoughts on next steps, and to practice giving and receiving notes.

We will have exciting workshops for winners to get hands on experience with industry professionals. For our 2022 TV Pilot Lab, winners participated in a Writers’ Room Workshop with Naren Shankar, Showrunner on THE EXPANSE, a Rep’s Perspective Workshop with AE Jones of Stagecoach Entertainment, and a Pitching Masterclass with Jim Arnoff.

The writers had group meetings with executives, literary managers and other TV writers to learn more about the craft, industry to get a 360 educated learning experience of a professional screenwriting career. Each session had a mentor who would share their experience and area of expertise followed by a Q&A with the writers. The writers met with execs and managers from Make Good Content, Fourth Wall Entertainment, Sony, Stagecoach entertainment, TV Writers Brandon Hines and Lucy Luna.

WeScreenplay Development team curated 1:1 meetings for each winner keeping in mind their writing goals and strengths. The respective Lab recipients had individual general meetings with execs and managers from Grandview LA, Industry Entertainment, Bellevue, Authentic, Westbrook Studios, Khalabo Ink Society, Mucho Mas Media and Gato Grande.


Check out more of our Writers’ Successes.


Every Entry Includes Judge's Notes

A FREE, 1-page mini-version of our phenomenal coverage from the entry’s first round judge, including their scores!

*Note: You can upgrade your free Judges Notes to WeScreenplay’s famous Classic Notes for an additional fee!

Quarterfinalists - Top 20%

A new reader and another read for every script that makes it to this round.

*Note: You can upgrade to include a fresh round of Judges Notes for a small fee!

Semifinalists - Top 5%

Another new reader and another full read for every script that makes it to this round … and you are welcome to submit an updated version of your script for only $6.

Finalists - Top 25 Scripts

Scripts that make it to this round will be read internally by the WeScreenplay team as well as our industry jury. Scores will not be provided for this round, as judging will be discussed privately.


The top scripts selected by the Judges and WeScreenplay team! We’ll be reaching out to the winners with mentorship to help take their career to the next level.

Rules & Details

  1. Screenplays entered must:
      1. Be screenplays that are a minimum of 18 pages. (scripts under 18 pages will be accepted, read, and considered through the finalist round – but cannot win one of the top 4 prizes).
      2. Be submitted in PDF form and must fit all standard screenplay format guidelines. Personal formatting conventions will be accepted but must not intentionally or accidentally alter the page count of the project as determined by the judges.
      3. Be owned solely by the writer or writing team listed. It may be an adaptation or reimagining of true events or fictional stories. Spec scripts of existing shows are NOT accepted.
      4. Be written in English. However, scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.
      5. Be under 70 pages – Anything over 70 pages will be charged an extra $1 per page.
      6. NOTE: WeScreenplay automatically removes the cover page before assigning scripts to readers, so writers may include any typical information on their cover page. Scripts are accepted with or without cover pages.
  2. Writer must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the winner’s announcement.
  3. By entering this screenplay into the competition, you must have full permission from all co-writers and any attachments to the project.
  4. WeScreenplay claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remain with the original rights holder(s).
  5. Screenplays entered may be in any genre or combination of genres. All will be treated equally and read by an unbiased panel of readers and jury members.
  6. The following formats will be accepted: Original TV pilot screenplay
  7. Entrant’s total earnings for screenwriting for either film or tv, produced or unproduced, must not exceed $50,000 in the previous 18 months from submission or $250,000 lifetime earnings. This excludes any prize money from competitions or fellowships and only applies to funds or money transferred in exchange for an option or sale of a script, treatment, idea, intellectual property, or other writing for filming. Money earned from acting, directing, producing, or any other film work outside of writing is not included.
  8. Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced unless said sale or production was completed with no financial gain to the writer.
  9. Purchasing Additional feedback throughout the competition will in no way impact your standing or odds of advancement.
  10. For a submission to be valid it must be accompanied with the appropriate payment based on the submission deadlines.
  11. All deadlines are at 11:59pm PST on the date listed. Any deadline alteration or promotion of any kind does not make any entry valid for a refund of any kind.
  12. RESUBMISSIONS will be accepted. Alterations can be re-uploaded via our submissions management platform at for $6. New drafts of an entry will be accepted at any time during the contest.
  13. There are no refunds for any submitted screenplay. Coupons may not be applied to previously submitted scripts. Coupons deemed for WeScreenplay coverage may not be used for submission to the contest or addition of coverage to any submission unless explicitly stated or exempted on the coupon or by a WeScreenplay representative via e-mail communication only.
  14. There is no limit on the number of scripts a writer or writing team may submit.
  15. Prizes are awarded per script and teams of writers are expected to divide prizes on their own accord. WeScreenplay will send prizes to the writer who submits the project and will in no way be responsible for how the prizes are distributed among the writing teams.
  16. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.
  17. Scorecards can be accessed on the writer’s dashboard. Feedback will be delivered before the next announcement but usually sooner. Feedback for each round of the competition, whether it’s the 1 Page or 3 Page option, will be returned before the next competition announcement.
  18. WeScreenplay reserves the right to delay announcements for any reason. While we never anticipate any delays, such delays will not alter the standing of any screenplay entry and will not qualify an entry for a refund under any circumstance.
  19. By entering a WeScreenplay competition every entrant is agreeing to all WeScreenplay Terms of Service listed on the website and additional terms agreed upon at checkout. If you disagree with any terms you may not submit to the contest.
  20. By submitting to the contest you are releasing your script (but not it’s underlying rights) to WeScreenplay and holding harmless WeScreenplay or any affiliates from any claims, expenses, and liabilities, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, copyright, libel, trademark infringement, slander, personal property infringement, etc.
  21. Any prize winners will be required to sign an affidavit validating their entry into the contest.
  22. Any writer winning a cash prize of over $599 will be required to file the appropriate tax and legal documentation before the cash prize is distributed.
  23. All prizes provided by sponsors or mentors are subject to said sponsor or mentor providing the prize. WeScreenplay will do everything in its power to collect the prize packages promised, but is not responsible for a sponsor’s failed delivery.
  24. Former Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize Winners of the contest may enter so long as it is NOT the same script that won in a previous year. Any other placement in former years does not disqualify the script from being entered this year.
  25. By entering the competition, entrants are acknowledging their eligibility for the competition. 99.9 % of entrants enter in good faith, and validating everyone at that stage would be inefficient and take away from efforts reading and finding the best scripts. We do check eligibility at the finalist stage before picking winners or distributing any prizes. We also advance a few additional scripts to ensure no one is missed by someone entering who is not eligible. We check all finalists and on a case by case basis in earlier rounds if something seems like it may not be eligible.
  26. Void where prohibited.
  27. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to WeScreenplay and its agents’ and contest sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  28. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless WeScreenplay, Red Ampersand, Inc., Industry Arts, LLC.,, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, judges, screenplay readers, Sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of Prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the and its Sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of WeScreenplay and their immediate families are ineligible to participate in this contest. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. ENTRY TO THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided entries will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.
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