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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 $45 132
Final April 16, 2018 $50 146

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

Scriptapalooza TV Interviews Pilot Winner Jason Bright

Jason Bright
1st Place winner
Pilot category


Scriptapalooza: How did you come up with your story idea?

The story is based on a friend of mines true life story. We are working on a book deal as well. It's kind of a "Erin Brockovich" and "Bewitched" together. Fortunately there's nothing like it on TV right now and the timing seems appropriate.

Scriptapalooza: How long did it take you to write it?

About a month and a half. Completely finished in two months. This is the first TV script I've written. Up until now I've only written features so it took a little while to get it exactly the way I wanted it. Plus, I had to stay true to Tracy's life story so I couldn't add anything to help the flow or add humor or drama where needed. Fortunately, her story is great by itself.

Scriptapalooza: Is this your first script that you have written?

Yes, this is the first television script. I actually just finished a sitcom version of the story as well. I did however practice the format by writing a "West Wing" spec.

Scriptapalooza: Have you entered other screenwriting competitions?

This is the first competition I entered.

Scriptapalooza: Why did you enter Scriptapalooza?

I had a good feeling about Scriptapalooza and it has a good list of sponsors. There are a lot of competitions out there, but this one struck a chord in me so I decided it would be the first one I entered.

Scriptapalooza: How did you feel when you saw your name as one of the winners?

I'm currently working on "That 70's Show" and "That 80's Show" and got the call I won at lunch last Friday. It was a great way to start a three day weekend.

Scriptapalooza: Advice to other screenwriters?

Advice to other writers: 1. Move to LA. Don't even bother if you can't. 2. Don't get pulled into buying book after book on "how to write" Just get one of the stand by books and keep your money. 3.Just because one or two people may not like your idea or story, don't get discouraged. All you need is one or two people to like it and cut you a check. Everyone's imagination and tastes are different. Some people just won't get it. 4. Be prepared for a fairly bad existence for a while. 5.Get a job in the industry. You learn what will sell and what is a waste of time. I've worked as Bob Rehme's director of development and worked over at Jerry Bruckheimer's. You meet other people in the business as well as agents and managers. You also learn what agents and managers are professional and a pleasure to work with (Nicole Clemens, Tammi Chase) and which ones are legends in their own minds (no names). Although there is no shortage of less than desirable people in Hollywood, there are also some extremely nice people who will help. It's amazing what can get done over "drinks."

Scriptapalooza: If you could write for any TV show, which one would it be?

I'm a poli-sci major from SMU so I'd love to write for the "West Wing", but my politics differ from Aaron Sorkin although I have a great spec of the show. I'd love to write for "Buffy", "24", "Alias", "CSI", "Undeclared" "The Agency" or travel back in time to write for a Michael Mann show. I loved the stylized look and feel of "Miami Vice" and "Crime Story" growing up.

Updated: 03/19/2002
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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.

Interviews

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Updated: 02/03/2011

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Updated: 12/28/2006

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Updated: 06/02/2006

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Updated: 06/01/2006

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Updated: 06/24/2004

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Updated: 05/15/2004

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Updated: 02/05/2004

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Updated: 12/23/2003
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