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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 33    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind.

The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies. Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza TV is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscovered writer.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early-bird deadline April 2, 2018 $45 130
Final April 16, 2018 $50 144

You can order FEEDBACK with your entry. That costs $110.

Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza TV is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscovered writer.

Scriptapalooza TV Alumni:

     
  • Barbara Schwartz wins Daytime Emmy for Rugrats
  • Andrew Colville wins WGA award, writes for Mad Men
  • Aaron Blitzstein writes for Comedy Central
  • Jason Nieves develops and produces Latino 101
  • Scott Gray writes The Backyardigans
  • numerous writers have gotten agents, managers and meetings

Notification: February 15, 2018

Rules

  1. Any spec script from any existing television show, or any original television pilot will be considered. Reality shows are accepted also.
  2. Entered scripts may not have been previously sold.
  3. Multiple entries are accepted, provided a signed entry form and appropriate entry fee is attached to each submission.
  4. Multiple authorship is acceptable.
  5. Scripts must be the original work of the author(s),18 or older.
  6. Scriptapalooza recommends registering your script with The Library of Congress.
  7. No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
  8. Emailed entry must be accompanied by the following:

    a. Completed official entry form
    b. Entry fee
    c. Completed original script

  9. Submit scripts in English only.
  10. Do not send originals. Scripts will not be returned under any circumstances.
  11. Please submit your entry with all your information on the cover page: The title, author's name, address, phone number and email address.
  12. Body pages must be numbered.
  13. Scripts must be in television standard format.
  14. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

Awards

The television competition is awarding over $3000 in cash prizes.

We are giving awards in the following categories:

  • Pilot Category
  • 1/2 Hour Category
  • 1 Hour Category
  • Reality Shows

    All the winners will be sent to over 50 producers, managers and agents.

    After Scriptapalooza announces the TV winners we do call and promote the 12 winners to all of our contacts. Also we do get calls from interested agents, managers and producers looking to read the top winners. The goal of Scriptapalooza TV is to connect writers with producers, managers and agents...people that can make a difference in a writer’s career.

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 33    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 33    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

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Updated: 03/18/2017

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Scriptapalooza has named its latest Pilot, 1-Hour, Sitcom and Reality TV Contest winners.

Updated: 02/20/2017

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Updated: 10/04/2016

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 33    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter NATASHA WILLIAMS

An interview with screenwriter NATASHA WILLIAMS regarding the Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: I entered in the Reality Show category with a show concept called "Couple Up". I describe it as "Paradise Hotel" meets "The Love Boat" where two are better than one and no one wants to be the third wheel. I got the idea based on some situations I noticed just people watching while on a cruise.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I entered Scriptapalooza TV because of the success some of the past winners had garnered. Also, I was looking for a contest that had a reality show category since I had four show ideas I wanted to pitch. The show idea that won 2nd place was actually going to be a pilot script but through the outline process, I thought it would make a great, fun, summer-type reality show so I gave it a shot and glad I did. So far, I haven't entered this particular show in any other contest because it's out to producers. One of my other reality show concepts was a finalist and the third was a quarterfinalist in the same contest. I guess I was on a roll.

Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Very satisfied with how they handled the winners. Prize monies were sent out straight away and also the requests from industry professionals. The administrators keep us informed and replied promptly to emails.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: I spent a month creating the show to see what worked, what didn't, how to setup situations to enhance the drama; then I spent a couple weeks before the deadline to fine tune the details. Numerous drafts were written just to work out all the nuances since it's a game type of reality show. I had to make sure the rules were clear and how the show plays out was easy to understand and follow especially with how the elimination rounds work.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I used Microsoft Word for this particular project but I normally use Final Draft when I write standard screenplays.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I do not write every day but I do try to write 3 or 4 days every week. Each time I sit down to write, I usually write for 2 - 3 hours. If it's a weekend, I tend to write longer with breaks in between.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I don't really have writer's block. I usually have at least two different projects going at the same time so if I get stuck on one, I move on to the next. Or, I'll make a note to come back to a particular scene or a note as to what is missing then move on to write another scene. I'm using the sequence approach so it aids in being able to skip around and work on other elements of a story and not necessarily write linearly.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I have written several screenplays over the years. I have two credits on imdb.com and I've been optioned and have sold a script.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live in Northern California. I don't have any immediate plans to move to LA but I do keep my options open.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm working on turning the reality show concept into a romantic comedy which was the original intent. Also, I'm rewriting a suspense script with paranormal elements set in Louisiana and an ebook.

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011