The basic fact about the television business is that in order to get into it you, the writer, must have at least 3 great spec episodes written for existing shows. These episodes are your calling card. They demonstrate that you have what it takes to write "on assignment." In other words, they show that your writing can meet the demands of a show's individual (we would never say "peculiar") style.
The Spec Scriptacular gives you a chance to show your stuff in 3 categories: Sitcoms, Action/Dramas, and Screenplay/MOW/Specials. Prizes are for each category plus an overall Grand Prize.
|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||March 1, 2013||$30|
|Final||June 1, 2013||$40||7|
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Notification: Within two months of deadline.
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Jennifer Carlevatti Aderhold's Oasis for the Soul has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 18 Spec Scriptacular TV Writing Competition.
The results of the 14th Spec Scriptacular TV writing competition have been announced.
TVWriter.com has announced the finalists of the 14th Spec Scriptacular TV writing competition.
TVWriter.com has announced the semifinalists of 14th Spec Scriptacular TV writing competition.
TVWriter.com has announced the winners of the 13th SPEC SCRIPTACULAR TV Writing Comptition.
An interview with screenwriter Samantha Lavin regarding the Spec Scriptacular Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: I entered a Becker and a Queer as Folk spec script. QUAF came in 2nd and Becker came in 3rd!Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?
A: The Becker Spec came in 3rd last year at the Acclaim TV writing competition. This was the first time I submitted the Queer as Folk spec.Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?
A: Yes.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: No.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: Not yet.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I've written two other sitcom specs (which have been finalists in Scriptapalooza) and two feature screenplays (one which was a finalist at OUTfest).Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: Yes. I moved here a year ago from New York and what a good move that was! I love NY, but the business is definetely here in LA.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: Always! I can't stop writing, I love it. I am doing a rewrite on one of the feature scripts and am going to write another 1 hour dramatic spec.