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The 2021 ATX Television Festival Pitch Competition Partnership


ATX Television Festival and The Black List are partnering for a sixth year to help aspiring television writers achieve their goals.

Writers who host their completed television pilots on The Black List will have the chance to opt-in for Semi-Finalist consideration in ATX Television Festival’s annual "The Pitch Competition."

To be eligible for consideration, writers must host their original pilots on The Black List website for at least one full week during the period from 11/18/20 to 2/1/21. Based on all data collected about the scripts during their hosting on the site through February 1, 2021, The Black List will identify 5-10 of the strongest scripts (both hour-long and half-hour) to be submitted to "The Pitch Competition."

These finalists will be notified by February 7, 2020, and will automatically be given the option to submit directly to the Semi-Finalist Round of The Pitch Competition based on their selected script, and an accompanying 90-second video pitch, to be submitted by February 26, 2021.

For a full competition timeline, rules & regulations, and prize details for "The Pitch Competition," please visit: atxfestival.com/pitch

ATX Television Festival Pitch Competition Timeline:

  • November 18, 2021: Submissions open
  • January 1, 2021: Evaluations deadline for ATX Television Festival Pitch Competition
  • February 1, 2021: ATX Partnership Deadline
  • February 7, 2021: Black List Finalists notified
  • February 26, 2021: Pitch Materials due
  • April 16, 2021: ATX Pitch Competition Finalists announced
  • June 6-10, 2021: Live ATX Pitch Competition Finale, winner announced