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||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early Bird||March 1, 2015||$35||180|
|Final||June 1, 2015||$50||272|
Bonus: Free feedback on all entries.
Notification: Within two months of deadline
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:
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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With almost 300 entries, this PEOPLE'S PILOT is proving to be the toughest one to judge yet. Every entry was a genuine possibility, with the potential to become a successful series on either broadcast or cable TV. The following series premises, however, stand out as those that most impress the judges in terms of their creatively and marketability.
Narrowing the field down further to Finalists and then Winners is not going to be easy! Our congratulations to:
24-SEVEN by Dean Widenmann
A PLACE TO CALL HOME by Kim Besancon
BATTLE QUEST by Martin Poirier
BY THE GODS by Bill Stea
CAESAR'S WORLD by Cindy Boucher
CITY HALL by Owen Lancer
CLUB HOT by Gwen Banta
COLD SHOT by Gordon Langlois
DARE TO BARE by Janiece Adams
EVERYBODY'S LIFE by Wanda Hite-Lista
FAIR HAVEN by Brandon Whigham
FAMILY MANOR by Iain Stoen Steinberg
FRENCH FRIES by Dawn McElligott
FUHGEDDABOUDIT by Carri-an Varga
GENEFREAKS by Lisa S. Knopp
GLITTER GULCH by James Horton
GRACIE MANSION by Dawn McElligott
HARMONY HILL by Jen Sotham
HAVEN by Deidre Hemminger Gould
HEWITT'S GATE by Christopher Bell & Timothy Aberle
HOMELAND SECURITY by Scott Kraus
H.O.T.S. by James A. Kononoff
IN STITCHES by Lauri Williams
IN THE BEGINNING by Anita Lawson
JACKIE'S PLACE by Jonathan Sang & CJ Ryan
LIVING DREAMS by Brice Parker
MIXED REALITY by Chamein Canton
MOTOR CITY SALES by Jack A. Bennett
MURPHY'S LAW by Helen Marie Giese
MY GENERATION by Joy Broome
MY LIFE IS A SITCOM by Brian Ford Sillivan
NASHVILLE by Bronwyn Billard & Rowena Billard
NEW SEALAND by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
OPEN MIKE by Carl Megill
PATCHES THE PATCHWORK RABBIT by Matthew D. Shepherd
R.S.V.P. by D.A. Stenard
REHAB'ED by Barbara Gailliard
ROCK'N THE CLASSICS by Anita Lawson
RULES OF THE ROAD by Cindy Boucher
SECOND CHANCE by Richard P. White
SELL OUT by Christina C. Shinn
SHORT TALES by Sabrina Zachery
SPACE CHIMPS by Joan Easley & Mike Janowiak
STARFIGHTER by James Telford
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE by Joe Pepitone & John Summa
TBA by Doug Gordon
THE BODHI by Greg Peterson
THE FIRST DAUGHTER by Candy Kirby
THE GIFTED by Tim Swetland
THE MEGA SQUADRON by Thomas Zapiecki
THE NEW SCHOOL by Gavin Purcell
THE RnR HOTEL by Scott B. Barr
THE THIRD WING by Joan Milligan
THE VILLIKON CHRONICLES by Bryan J. Kinnaird
TWICE BLESSED by Cindy Boucher
WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE by Roberta Degnore & Roz Kern & Steve Posner
WINNEBAGOS by Miro
Although the submissions aren't being judged by category, the breakdown, which reflects the interests of the entrants and the judges, is as follows:
An interview with screenwriter John Adcox regarding the People's Pilot Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Kevin Sielky regarding the People's Pilot Writing Competition.