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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

Scriptapalooza Interview Pilot Category Winner Bill Taub

How did you come up with your story idea?

If you’re talking about the idea itself, I am drawn to ‘high concepts’ – projects that are ‘concept driven’, such as, ‘aliens land on Earth Halloween night and get mistaken for trick-or-treaters’…I wish I had thought of that one. The idea for Raffle Guy came from a one paragraph newspaper clipping I came across several years ago in the ‘People in The News’ or ‘Factoid’ column of The New York Times which doesn’t exist any more. If you’re talking about the actual storyline this is a project that has evolved over several year and has taken on several different guises.

How long did it take you to write it?

Once I locked in the story for the present incarnation, it took about a month to write. But I had lots of existing material to draw on.

Is this your first script that you have written?

No. But it is the first ‘spec pilot’ I’ve written.

Have you entered other screenwriting competitions?

I’ve entered a couple of other competitions for screenplays, but this is the first ‘TV’ competition I’ve entered. In fact I don’t know of any other ‘tv’ competitions at all. And I love TV.

If so, have you been successful?

I haven’t won. But I entered a screenplay in the Scriptwriters Network, Producers Outreach Program. It was passed on but I was given some constructive feedback so that if I ever want to revise it and resubmit it, I can. But I’m not there yet.

Why did you enter Scriptapalooza?

Other than Chesterfield and Nicholls and things like that – of all the myriad other screenplay ‘competitions’ – Scriptapalooza seemed to have great popularity and recognition. And the only one that I came across that had ‘t.v.’ as a category.

Advice to other screenwriters?

This is not a business of geniuses. Besides ‘write every day’, the best advice I can give writers is BE YOUR OWN AGENT. Rely on them an agent for nothing and you won’t be disappointed. Do your own networking. Divide your day between a little bit of writing and a little bit of networking, then lunch.

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

Shocked. Stunned. In disbelief. I was casually scrolling down the list to see if there were any names I recognized, not remembering that I had entered it. There was one name I recognized – a girl I know who was a semi-finalist in the ‘sitcom’ category, and I knew the script she had written but didn’t know she had submitted it to the contest. I was happy for her. Then I got to the Pilot category at the end of the list and saw another name I recognized – mine – in First Place – for ‘Raffle Guy’. I had to read it a few times to make sure. Then I yelled out to my wife to come over and see if I was crazy or if my name was really there. She said ‘yes’ to both counts. Having seen the ‘down’ days, she was thrilled for me – and had a few suggestions on how to spend the 500 bucks.

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

More than a particular show I would love to work for the people who’s creative mindset I admire the most. I am in awe of the ‘three Davids’ – not the statue – David Kelley, David Milch, and Larry David (although there probably should be statue for them). I would be honored to sit at the feet of any or all of them. If I had to pick one show that is presently on t.v., it would probably be ‘Boston Public’. My wife is a teacher at Harvard-Westlake, an elite private school in Los Angeles, at the other end of the spectrum from ‘Boston Public’, and we watch it religiously – it’s got the blend of contemporary drama and comedic quirkiness that I love. I’m also going to keep my eye on Glenn Caron’s new show coming up, whatever that is…

Updated: 09/27/2002
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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.

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