TV Pilot / Web Series Competition

Submit a teleplay or web series today to the Fade In Awards TV Pilot/Web Series Contest.

Early Deadline

November 30, 2023

Regular Deadline

December 31, 2023


February1, 2024


First Prize

Michael Brandt

Grand Prize

Patricia Weitz

Second Prize

James M. Russell

1st place
2nd place

Our Winners Work!

The Blacklist Executive Producer/Creator Jon Bokenkamp calls his decision to enter the Fade In Awards, “The most important moment in my career.”  

Cold Pursuit screenwriter/Your Honor co-Executive Producer Frank Baldwin says, “I owe my success to Fade In. These guys don’t just promise access – they deliver it!”

Welcome to the 28th Annual Fade In Awards.  We’ve created nine individual contests for you to compete in.  Submit a script or web series to the best teleplay competition and web series contest in the world, according to Hollywood A-list buyers and reps.  With 27 years experience discovering, mentoring and promoting aspiring writers and filmmakers, Fade In Award winners have gone on to sign with major Hollywood talent agencies ICM, UTA, APA, CAA & WME; write/direct hit feature films and television shows (e.g., The Marksman (2020), Your Honor, The Blacklist, Cold Pursuit (2019), Blades of Glory, Adam, Office Christmas Party, If Only) and; be nominated for Academy Awards (Culture).

“After winning [the Fade In Awards], we optioned [our award-winning] script to a prominent producer who had made one of the Speed films. The award gave us motivation and encouragement, which has huge value when starting out.” – Danny Kravitz, The Marksman

“When CBS Studios producer Todd Nelson encouraged me to submit,” continues Bokenkamp, “my inclination was to say, ‘No.’ I remember thinking there was no way I could afford it. But my script Preston Tylk won and got me an [CAA] agent. It was huge for me.”  Bokenkamp went on to work with Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry on Taking Lives and Perfect Stranger, respectively.

The Fade In Awards deliver by working closely with Grand Prize winners to make sure their contest submission gives them the best chance at launching their filmmaking career.

The Fade In Awards TV Pilot/Web Series Competition is open to aspiring TV writers of scripted one-hour, half-hour teleplays, limited series, mini series and movies-of-the-week, and filmmakers of completed (filmed) web series. All genres are welcome.

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