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Cloud Creek Institute For The Arts
(415) 634-4103 (voice)


Contact: Larry Brody, CEO, Cloud Creek Communications, Inc.

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The People's Pilot is a chance for writers who aren't yet on the "Go-to" list for television pilots to contribute to their work and themselves known to the medium they love by creating the kind of series they want to see, without worrying about the politics of television network and cable channel sales. See website for additional info.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early March 1, 2014 $35
Final June 1, 2014 $50 47

Bonus: Free feedback on all entries.

Notification: Within two months of deadline


See website for rules.


THE PEOPLE’S PILOT is divided into 2 categories: One-Hour Scripted Series and Half-Hour Scripted Series. 2 sets of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize Winners are announced every year.

First Prize:
  • 2 weeks of Weekly Mentorship (by phone, e-mail, or, if possible, in person with producer-writer Larry Brody of TVWriter™ ($700 value)
  • Free admission to the TVWriter™ Advanced Online TV and Film Writing Workshop ($140 value)
  • US $275 from Manner Movie Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • 1 year of Gold Plan Spotlighted Screenplay Posting Service at ScreenwriterShowcase.Com ($84 value)
  • Inclusion in the TVWriter™ List of Recommended Writers (priceless)
Second Prize:
  • 1 free Mentorship Session (by phone, e-mail, or in person with producer-writer Larry Brody of TVWriter™ ($350 value)
  • US $75, courtesy of Manner Movie, Ltd.
  • Inclusion in the TVWriter™ List of Recommended Writers
Third Prize:
  • US $50, courtesy of Manner Movie, Ltd.
  • Inclusion in the TVWriter™ List of Recommended Writers

After the Winners are announced, all entrants will receive an e-mail containing the actual score given by the judges, an explanation of what its point value means, and the judges’ general reaction to the entry.

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News: People's Pilot

People's Pilot Announces Contest Winners has announced the winners of the 16th People's Pilot TV writing Competition:


First Prize--PAUL VOLKMER: FICTIONAL P.O. by Anil Sthankiya - Other
Second Prize--THE ARTS by Linda Sue Browne - Action/Drama
Third Prize--GAME ON by Eddie Pavuna - Sitcom


1st Runner-Up--QUIET HEROES by Kate L. Mucci - Reality
2nd Runner-Up--UN-HITCHED by Kenneth J. Lemm - Sitcom

Updated: 10/29/2008
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Updated: 01/18/2008

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An interview with screenwriter Kevin Sielky regarding the People's Pilot Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/17/2004
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