GAUNTLET

Unrivaled Access

A revolutionary gateway into the industry —
where no script is ever at the mercy of a
single gatekeeper's opinion.

The Gauntlet is not a script competition.

It is a system that grants each screenwriter access to a
pool of professional readers who actually work for well-known
agencies, studios, and production companies.

Impress them, and they could become your advocates...

Nothing like the Gauntlet exists.

Industry readers for well-known entities.
Industry readers for well-known entities.
Reps, execs, producers, and established writers.

All scripts get a direct route to at least 7 industry insiders — and more, if your script has what it takes.

* a majority of recommendations () sends a script to the next level (and a passionate minority can, as well).

It isn't always majority rules. If even just two readers rate the script highly, it climbs to the second level.

* for the initial reads, the Gauntlet is generous and elevates any script that gets passionate supporters, even if it's only two of the seven readers.

Level 1:  First 20 pages (30 if needed), plus reading logline, hook, and short synopsis.
Level 2:  Minimum half-script read; full read if first half is solid.
Level 3:  Full read by (2) established writers; minimum 10-page read by (3) reps, execs, and producers.

A structured approach to vet material so quality scripts can climb to the top at a managable cost.

Industry readers for well-known entities.
Industry readers for well-known entities.
Reps, execs, producers, and established writers.
Top Agency

And...regardless of which level you reach, any single reader can choose to promote your script to a company they work for.

* readers are provided incentives, such as bonuses to promote.

Michelle Amor

Shane Black

Don Bohlinger

Akela Cooper

David Hayter

Hilliard Guess

Brian Gunn

Peter Hanrahan

Jim Herzfeld

Dale Launer

Randy McKinnon

Jason Newman

Gladys Rodriguez

Chris Schwartz

Ed Solomon

Dana Stevens

Jim Uhls

CJ Walley

Amy Wang

Ivan Williams

David Zucker

Conceived and designed by the industry itself.

See the Advisory Board See the Gauntlet Readers

Advisory Board

While some of the members of our Advisory Board do read on the Gauntlet, not all do. Click here to see the official list of readers.

Michelle Amor

Shane Black

Don Bohlinger

Akela Cooper

David Hayter

Hilliard Guess

Brian Gunn

Peter Hanrahan

Jim Herzfeld

Dale Launer

Randy McKinnon

Jason Newman

Gladys Rodriguez

Chris Schwartz

Ed Solomon

Dana Stevens

Jim Uhls

CJ Walley

Amy Wang

Ivan Williams

David Zucker

The signature of success.

Scripts that make it through the Gauntlet with high marks qualify
for the Seal of Consensus — an endorsement from industry pros
that has real power to promote and propel your script.

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Industry Pros

The apex of assessment

Each script gets a detailed interactive report and tools to help easily
understand the analyses and notes of up to 17 individual reviews.

Sci-fi scripts will be read by someone hungry for sci-fi.

Scripts are matched with analysts to ensure that your romantic
comedy won't be assigned to a horror enthusiast. Gender, race,
and LGBTQ+ identity are also taken into consideration.

Free script registration.

To help protect your intellectual properly, every script gets a free
ScriptHop registration that offers a verification of ownership and
our fingerprint technology to help identify stolen works
entering our platform in the future.

* Not a replacement for US Copyright protection.

Gauntlet Weekend Read

A Friday afternoon email for reps, execs, and producers with
scripts that scored high that week, customized to their
interests (e.g. horror with a Gauntlet score over 70).

* Opt-in feature; writers choose whether scripts can be promoted.

ScriptHop makes scripts move.

The Gauntlet vs Script Competitions

Gauntlet
Competitions
Every script is seen by a minimum of 7 vetted industry readers working for known agencies, studios, and production companies.
vs
A single low-level staff member or intern could "weed out" your script before a judge even sees it.
Every script gets an equal chance to climb the ladder and be noticed.
vs
There are only so many winners, and you can be eliminated early simply by one opinion.
Get the cold hard facts by the actual people making decisions in the industry.
vs
Even if you win, you may still question if Hollywood agrees.

The Gauntlet vs Coverage Services

Gauntlet
Coverage
Receive a detailed interactive report with no less than 7 (and up to 17) opinions and tools to help navigate the different evaluations and notes.
vs
High dollar for usually a single person's taste and opinion.
Any Gauntlet analyst has the option to promote your script to the company they work for.
vs
Rarely does the service alone place your script in front of people actually working in the industry.

No A.I.

involved.

Ever.

Optimized human intelligence only.

Not only does the Gauntlet employ the highest caliber of readers,
it is the only service that created its own script reading platform
that restricts readers from using A.I. to assess a script.

Isn't it time to get real?

You haven't spent months crafting, revising, and polishing
every word of your script just to have it judged by interns
and unnoticed on bulletin-board websites.

It's time for a new approach.

Enter the Gauntlet today.

FEATURES

$380 per script (USD)

(covers a script's entire run; no additional fees)

TV PILOTS

coming soon

BOOKS

in the works

* Special pricing options coming soon for agencies, studios, management and
production companies who wish to submit scripts to the Gauntlet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still want to know more? Please consult our FAQ for the Gauntlet.

View Gauntlet FAQ

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