Are you an emerging writer working in audiofiction? We want to table read your script.

At PlanetM, audio fiction is at the heart of what we do, and we want to help new writers in the space get their start in the industry — we'll select at least one script to showcase in a virtual table read in December 2021, produced by PlanetM with professional actors working in film/tv/audio here in Los Angeles. The grand prize winner will also receive a $500 USD cash prize.

Deadline to enter is May 31, 2021. Early deadline is May 7!


Questions

When and where will the table read take place?
November or December of 2021, depending on talent needs and availability for the selected script. We anticipate that the table read for our first year will be virtual and live streamed.

How involved will the winning writer(s) be in the table read?
PlanetM will produce, cast and direct the table read on your behalf. You'll be asked to attend a rehearsal and introduce your show before the actual table read event itself.

Does my script need to be complete to enter?
Yes.

Do you offer fee waivers?
Students receive a discount through Filmfreeway and we have a limited number of waivers for writers who identify as LGBT+ and have financial need. Please send us an email to find out details.

Will I receive feedback on my script?
Everyone will be informed of their status in the contest by late fall, 2021. We don't offer feedback on individual scripts or judging decisions at this point.

Can I enter a pilot I originally wrote for TV?
One of the judging criteria is "suitability for audio" and we should be able to clearly hear everything that happens in your script (just like a camera must be able to film everything in a TV script), so while the format is the same, the script would likely need some adaptation first.

Rules & Terms

A complete list of official rules and terms is available on FilmFreeway.