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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 the chance to get their material read by experienced production companies.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early August 10, 2018 $40 18
Regular September 10, 2018 $45 49
Late October 10, 2018 $50 79

$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.

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).
  • Pilots and MOW (Movie of the Week) accepted. Pilots for comedies or dramas may be up to two hours in length.
  • Electronic submissions accepted.

Awards

Winner receives:

  • $500
  • Winner and finalists receive consideration by established production companies and agencies.

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 2017 TV and Film Contest Winners

Cara Hanson's romantic comedy Fourth Down and Love took top honors in the Acclaim feature screenplay category, while Josh Bressler's Playing By Ear, a pilot centered around a jazz genius, won the pilot/MOW contest. Matt Kenny's TV spec for Archer, Registered Sexy Offender won the TV spec contest.

ACCLAIM SPRING/SUMMER 2017 WINNERS

FILM SCRIPT CATEGORY

WINNER
FOURTH DOWN AND LOVE by Cara Hanson (romantic comedy)
A prudish English Lit. professor dates an egotistical NFL star to jump-start her brother's sports career.

RUNNERS UP
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Scott Marshal Taylor and Patrick Wiegers (drama) Five, fun-loving, late 20's former high school teammates grow up while they travel to see a game in every major league ballpark with their dying friend.

STORMCLOUD by Marat Berdyyev (sci-fi)
Born with the ability to swap souls with anyone he sees, the mysterious man known as Stormcloud is the people’s last hope to bring down a corrupt government withholding water from its desperate public, but the more he uses his powers, the more he loses of himself.

FINALISTS
SHARPIE by Mary Sette (coming-of-age dramedy)
Two sisters run away from home to confront their mother , who has recently abandoned them.

NUDIE MAG by Kevin Dembinsky (comedy)
In the '80s, before internet porn, a horny adolescent gets his older brother’s prized Shannon Tweed Playboy magazine confiscated, and he and his band of merry cohorts go on a road trip to find a replacement.

CHARMER by David Kurtz (romantic action-comedy)
A burned out accountant and a young daredevil woman form an improbable alliance on a dangerous hostage rescue-mission to Mexico.

DRIVE-THRU by David Stehman (dark comedy)
A publicly notorious fast food worker, whose life was ruined when a video of him physically assaulting a customer went viral ten years before, reflects on the absurd and tragic events that led to the incident and how his anarchic workplace environment changed him from college boy to criminal.

BOY CALLED PROPER by Sam Thomas (drama)
After the Civil War, a Confederate veteran must war with early New Orleans mafia to rescue his 13-year-old gay baby brother from sexual slavery.

SEMI-FINALISTS
THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS by Martin Keady
AURORA by Leon Langford
DARK ALLIANCE by Michael Casey
MUFFLED by Joe Borriello
THE LADIES' GUIDE TO HACKING by Ben Gross
GODS OF ROCK by Roi Tamkin and Leanna Adams


TV

PILOT/MOW CATEGORY

WINNER
PLAYING BY EAR by Josh Bressler (pilot; comedy)
Fallen from grace, an arrogant, enigmatic jazz genius strives to become one of the greats.

FINALISTS
WHOREFAX: SEXUAL HISTORY REPORTS by Kevin Dembinsky (pilot; comedy)
When an old-fashioned, newlywed guy discovers on his honeymoon that his wife is a swinger, he gets divorced and unintentionally creates a dating app that pulls people’s sexual history reports to use on his quest to find love again.

FLYING TOMATO by Kylie Rolincik (pilot; comedy)
A quirky headstrong female movie star pushes for more creative power on the male-dominated set of a 1920's Hollywood film set.

MIXED by Christopher Moore (pilot; comedy)
A mixed-race (Black/Italian) family navigates social stigmas and identity crises in the San Diego suburbs.

AREA 51 by Josh Smooha (pilot; comedy)
A science fiction workplace comedy about the infamous Air Force base and the unqualified agents protecting the Earth from alien invasions.

THE OLD ONES by Rob Sivigny (pilot; drama-horror)
A deadly struggle with a demon in a remote castle leads a hedonist priest and a cynical surgeon across 16th century Europe on the trail of a Vatican plot to awaken Elder Gods to enslave humanity.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
THE CABAL by Frank Perrotto (pilot)
HUGE RUDE SONS by Sam Sawyer (pilot)
ECHO LAKOTA NINE by Scott Fishman (pilot)
ROGUES by Justin Searles (pilot)
CREED OF THE CROOK by Alexander Fraser (pilot)

SPEC CATEGORY

WINNER
ARCHER by Matt Kenny
"Registered Sexy Offender"

FINALISTS
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER by Darnell Jones
"History Repeats"

SUPERNATURAL by Bonnie Bonaduce
"Timing Is Everything"

AMERICAN DAD by Thomas Morgan
"Three Tickets to Paradise"

BOB'S BURGERS by Sam Sawyer
“B.E.W.”

RICK AND MORTY by Brad Beideman
"I Know What You Ricked Last, Summer"

Updated: 07/18/2017
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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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