Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Scriptapalooza TV

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
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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 October 5, 2020 $45 9
Final October 19, 2020 $50 23

You can order FEEDBACK with your entry. That costs $115.

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

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

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

Scriptapalooza Interviews TV Pilot Category Winner Scott Alan Thomas

Scott Alan Thomas

(1st place winner in pilot category for I WILL DARE)

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

A: I’ve wanted to write about a band for quite some time, but it’s hard to make sympathetic characters out of rock stars. So I turned to one of my favorite bands—The Replacements—for inspiration. From there I developed the story of a great unknown band that doesn’t want to make it big, but circumstances in their lives force them to try.

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

A: About two weeks.

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

A: No, I’ve written eight or nine screenplays, but I’m only happy with about three of them. This was my second attempt at writing for TV.

Scriptapalooza: Have you entered other screenwriting competitions?/ If so, have you been successful?

A: Last year, I entered three different screenplays in a handful of contests. I was a semi-finalist in a couple of them and a finalist in one. I only entered I WILL DARE in Scriptapalooza.

Scriptapalooza: Why did you enter Scriptapalooza?

A: Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more about Scriptapalooza. I couldn’t afford to enter every single contest out there, so I chose the ones I knew had good reputations. Also, Scriptapalooza is one of the few TV contests that accepts original pilots.

Scriptapalooza: Advice for other screenwriters?

A: I’m an aspiring screenwriter myself, so I don’t feel comfortable giving out advice. I still have a lot to learn.

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

A: Actually, after my near misses and not-so-near misses in screenwriting contests last year, I assumed that was it…I didn’t place in any of them. Then I heard the message on my answering machine saying I had won first place in the pilot category. It was a much-needed boost of confidence.

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

A: Any TV show, ever? Twin Peaks. Second runner-up would be The X-Files. As for current shows, I would say…Alias, Six Feet Under, Boomtown, 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer…I really enjoy genre stories that have a sense of humor.

Updated: 03/21/2003

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

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

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 50    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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