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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
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Objective

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have their material read by experienced production companies.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/24/2017

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Rules

Work must be original material of the author(s), and must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.

Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).

Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.

Format and bind your script according to industry standards.

There are two categories:

Spec scripts (for a show already in existence) of half-hour or one hour length, comedies or dramas (The Office, CSI, etc.)

Pilots and MOW (Movie of the Week). Pilots for comedies or dramas may be up to two hours in length. MOW: please follow standard MOW format. Sorry, we are not accepting mini-series at this time.

Be sure to make a copy of your script before you mail it. Scripts will not be returned.

Electronic submissions accepted.

Awards

To winners of EACH category:

First Place: $500

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Acclaim Names 2015 Spring/Summer Film & TV Contest Winners

Acclaim has announced their Film and TV Contest Winners for Spring/Summer 2015:

FILM SCRIPT CATEGORY

WINNER

EVERLEIGH YOURS by Vanessa Carmona (drama)
Two sisters struggle to establish a high-class brothel amongst the slums of 1890s Chicago while keeping under the radar from the newly appointed mayor, who has committed his term to setting an example for the entire nation to restore a Great American City by cleansing Chicago of its infamous Red Light District once and for all.

RUNNERS UP

IGNORANT by Anita J. Justice (drama)
In 1950s Kentucky, a young girl is shielded from society by a nervous mother so effectively that by the time she comes of age, she knows nothing about men or sex--with disastrous results.

DRONE WARS: REDEMPTION by Peter Stevens (action)
Facing a drone pilot draught, the U.S. Air Force recruits an ace gamer as its unlikely savior to stave off a terrorist drone attack on American soil.

FINALISTS

SOME KIND OF MIRACLE by Arun Narayanan (comedy/drama)
In a small town in Maryland, a relentless pragmatist loses his mind trying to hunt down the mystery man that impregnated his shy, strange twelve-year-old daughter, who seems to believe that the father of her unborn child is her invisible friend.

GRACE by Jeffrey Allen Russel and Lynda Lemberg (historical drama)
In 1830, a wealthy Scottish woman with tremendous empathy and courage risks everything when she joins the struggle to stop the ethnic cleansing of the Gaelic Highlanders.

"DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" by Izzy Mariano (comedy-drama)
Secretly on the take from the paparazzi, a studio security guard's efforts to dig up celebrity dirt are complicated, when he befriends a young actress, who is hiding a dark secret.

GRAVITY'S PULL by Robert Sivigny (fantasy/drama)
A desperate carnival con man, who claims to be able to speak with the dead, tries to pull one last big score on a wealthy widow. He gets ensnared in a murder mystery, and discovers the dead really can talk back.

TASTING HOME by Judith Newton (dramedy)
When a young woman with a painful past marries a witty young man who thinks he might be gay, she learns that love and family take many forms.

SEMI-FINALISTS

MY FRIEND POE by Fil Marchese
DOWN A LONG COTTON ROW by Franklin David Richardson
THE VIKING by Graham Parke
SPACED OUT by Kristopher M. Newcome and Marilyn Pesola
MIGHTY MICAH by Lesley Suel Kim
TRIPPING THROUGH THE MULITIVERSE by Joe Borriello

HONRABLE MENTIONS

PASSING by Priscilla E. Macias-Rosa
SEA TURTLES by Justin Enjo
OH CRAPPY DAY by Jon Lance Bacon
HAROLD THE PEACEFUL by Sebastian van Hoek
VICTOR by Tony Heaver-Wren
ALIEN IN MY POCKET by Joe Borriello
ACCOMPLICE by Christopher T. Phillips
LIVE, FROM THE MILKY WAY by Joe Borriello

TV

PILOT/MOW CATEGORY

WINNER

HIPSTER'S PARADISE by Ellen Thompson (pilot; comedy)
A successful lawyer's picture perfect life plunges into chaos when her husband's stoner sister moves in.

FINALISTS

TEEN SHOW by Natasha Don and Kelly Roderick (pilot; comedy/drama)
A behind the scenes look at the cast and crew of a CW-esque teen drama.

THROUGH THE CRACKS by Brian Grady (pilot; drama)
A high school counselor with questionable boundaries struggles to serve his at-risk students amidst bitter teachers, damaged parents, corrupt edu-crats, and his personal demons that surface in the process.

STAKE YOUR CLAIM by Michael Lederer Kellner (pilot; comedy)
A mentally unstable ex-child star and an illiterate comedian star in a Western series created by a desperate television network.

FASHION SHARKS by Leigh Rudd (pilot; drama)
A look inside the female-driven fashion world of 1970s New York City.

BOSTON by Kadyn Michaels (pilot; drama)
A family of grifters must make peace with the past and each other when threatened by a common enemy.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

FORGOTTEN by Chris Hutton (pilot)
UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN by Isaac Esparza (pilot)
TEEN ZOMBIE SHOW by David Santo (pilot)
THE CAGE by Chris Hutton (pilot)
ACTING OUT by Jeremy Leder (pilot)
THE 89er by Daniel Keenan (pilot)
YONKHEER by Wendy Jane Henson (MOW)
IN HOUSE by John L. Horan (pilot)

SPEC CATEGORY

WINNER

2 BROKE GIRLS by Arun Narayanan
"And The Rainbow Sprinkles"

FINALISTS

VEEP by Brett Melnick
"Having Reservations"


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE by Timothy Taylor
"Go On, Girl"

THE BIG BANG THEORY by Hamilton Mitchell
"The Pointer Mystification"

BATES MOTEL by Michael Glenn
"Sanctuary"

THE BIG BANG THEORY by David Minaskanian
"The Click-Clunk Malfunction"

HONORABLE MENTIONS

THE AMERICANS, "The Peace Keeper" by Pamela Mora
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, "Charlie Auditions For Survivor" by Karin Nord
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, "The Snow Angel" by Jonathan Medici
MODERN FAMILY, "A Girl's World In A Man's Body" by Andy Gilchrist
NEW GIRL, "Normal Up" by Will Strode
THE FOSTERS, "Looking Back, Looking Forward" by Alessandra Bautze
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, "The Recently Escaped Convict" by Goeff Hemingway
ARROW, "Control" by Douglas Corriveau

Updated: 08/18/2015
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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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