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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 $45 135
Final April 16, 2018 $50 149

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 Announces TV Contest Winners

Pilot Category Winners
1st Place
Learning To Fly by Michael North

2nd Place
Home Court by David Mickel

3rd Place
Teenage Wasteland by John Erle Mundle

1/2 Hour Spec Winners
1st Place
Will & Grace ‘Star Gayzing’ by Monica McDaniel

2nd Place
Two and a Half Men ‘Where Are you Superman?’ by Matt Payne

3rd Place
Curb Your Enthusiasm ‘The Boat’ by Tatyana Gelfond

1 Hour Spec Winners
1st Place
24 ‘2:00PM - 3:00PM’ by Nikki Toscano

2nd Place
Six Feet Under ‘The Hunt’ by Dave Maher

3rd Place
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ‘True Colors’ by Kira Snyder



Finalists for pilot category
Greek Row 'Crossing Time' by Andre L. Gaines
Ben's Issues by Alex Kerr
County Jail Nurse 'Jailhouse Rock' by Karen Fayette, Linda Fayette and Debra Brown
The Home Version by Ursula Ziegler and Michele Gendelman
Cha' Ranga by Christopher Dack, Michael Dack and Aaron Cox
Intelligence by Julie Gaw and M.D. Scharfman

Finalists for 1/2 hour spec category
Scrubs 'My Aunt Betty' by Brian Dawson
Arrested Development 'Emus & Taxes' by Sarah Sheikh
Arrested Development 'St. Valentine's Day Massacre' by Stephen O'Brien
Will & Grace 'A Fish Called Roger' by Maria Ferrari
Everybody Loves Raymond 'Passion's Fire' by Patricia Huber
That 70's Show 'Suffragette City' by Peter Sayn-Wittgenstein

Finalists for 1 hour spec category
The Sheild 'Black Star' by David Cirone
Cold Case 'The Fortune Cookie Suicide' by Andrew Gerngross
Enterprise 'Inquisition' by Shaene M. Siders
Alias 'Wool and Water' by Amanda Mason
Gilmore Girls 'It Takes A Village...' by Jessica Fass
Alias 'New Recruit' by Rick Baraff

Semi-finalists for pilot category
Fruit Chat by Asad Jung and Najla Zaidi
A Feeling For It by Ben Gwynne
Shagg's Place by John Lynch
The Keeper 'A Day at the Rodeo' by Barbara Clopton
Cracker Jacks by Annette King
Bliss by Scott Cunningham and Abi Estrin
Gigs, Inc. by Karl B. Sanger
On The Side by Kimberly Orr
Drawing Bored 'Homeward Bound' by Steven Chang
The Biz by Matthew Fischer and Blaine Ross
Suds by Brian Koppel
Joaquin Stick: Insect Detective by Sherry Strub

Semi-finalists for 1/2 hour spec category
Yes, Dear ' Chateau Casita' by Brian O. McMahon
King of the Hill 'O Other, Where Are Thou?' by Liz Adams
The Simpsons 'Club Homer' by Pete Diamond
The King of Queens 'The Good, The Bad and TheRodentia' by Lorraine Aronowitz and Joann Lassus
Will & Grace 'The Tween Drama of Dorian Gray' by Peter Phelan
Scrubs 'My Disguise' by Alex Fayle and Rebecca Saxon
Scrubs 'My Replacement' by Sarvenaz Taghavian
Curb Your Enthusiasm 'The Best In The World' by Michael Golding
That 70's Show 'Is That Love I Taste?' by Adam Watson
Two and a Half Men 'The Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol' by David Hill
Arrested Development 'Sores and Holiday Cheer' by Obele Brown-West
Everybody Loves Raymond 'Dirty Secrets' by Scott Donnelly

Semi-finalists for 1 hour spec category
Crime Scene Investigation 'Forty Four Minutes' by Carri Karuhn
Monk 'Mr. Monk Goes Under The Knife' by Carri Karuhn
Gilmore Girls 'What Time Is It?' by Dan Michael McDermott
Joan of Arcadia 'With God On Our Side...' by Arika Lisanne Mittman
24 "Between 10am and 11am' by Claire Dunne
Everwood 'Adjudication' by Mark Jacyszyn
The Shield 'Sinless' by Ian Clark
Las Vegas 'Political Warfare' by Michael Flynn II
Joan of Arcadia 'God Takes A Holiday' by Leah Evert-Burks
The Shield 'Father's Day' by Jim Eckels
ER 'War Hits Home' by Marian Kelly
Without A Trace 'What's Going Down' by Michael Branch
Law & Order 'History Repeating' by Nancy Jack
Nip/Tuck 'Heather Gordon' by Elizabeth J. Musgrave
Gilmore Girls 'In Dreams Begins Responsibility' by Bethany G. Phillips
Smallville 'A Flash of Lightning' by Michael S. Fish

Quarter-finalists for 1 hour spec category
Smallville 'Venom' by C.M. Houghton
Monk 'Mr. Monk's Marching Orders' by Kelly Jo Brick
Dead Like Me 'Full Moon Fever' by Peter Calloway
Crime Scene Investigation 'Something's Queer' by J. T. O' Neal
Gilmore Girls 'It Happened One Night' by Deana Feldman
Crime Scene Investigation 'Bushido' by Dylan Brody
Alias 'Father's Daughter' by Michael Branch
The West Wing 'The Price of Freedom' by Shaun Jorgensen
Without A Trace 'Ancestral Ties' by Tanya Ishikawa
Joan of Arcadia 'Relative Truths' by Michael Davidson
Crime Scene Investigation 'Daisies and Despair' by Michael Davidson
Smallville 'Hunger' by Brad Schreiber
Cold Case 'Memories of Father' by Chris Young
Without A Trace 'Old Dogs' by Shelley Stuart & Jennise Hall
Monk 'Mr. Monk and the Stud' by Shelley Gabert and Jason Sabich-Robison
The Shield 'Bitches Scorned' by Nikki Toscano

Quarter-finalists for 1/2 hour spec category
The Simpsons 'Homer the Oracle' by Peter Phelan
The Kong of Queens 'Earning It' by Beth Hall and Tammy Dahlstrom
Less Than Perfect 'The Married Man by Julie Dove
That 70's Show 'Moving Violation' by Dov Mostovoy
Everybody Loves Raymond 'A Family Affair' by Susan Schrader
Curb Your Enthusiasm 'The Whispers' by George Ellis
Everybody Loves Raymond 'Father-Daughter Dance' by Cynthia Soderholm
Everybody Loves Raymond 'The Will' by R. J. Anderson
Curb Your Enthusiasm 'Rusty Fraud' by Rob Drummond
Arrested Development 'All Fired Up' by Jameeleh Shelo
The Bernie Mac Show 'Smells Like Romance' by Jana Godshall
Arrested Development 'The Hunger' by J. A. Haskins
Will & Grace 'Don't Drag Me Into This' by Jennifer Bohler
Hope & Faith 'The Odd Job' by Heidi Manteuffel
Curb Your Enthusiasm 'The C List' by Matthew Rose
South Park 'Dr. Kinderlover' by Allen Glover

Quarter-finalists for pilot category
A Thin Line Between Gay and Straight by Maia Akiva
Shrinks Inc. by Will Coker and Zina Zaflow
The Board 'Flame Wars' by Steve Krutzler
Laffs 'Creator' by Ben Zlotucha
Paper Girl by Marc Ardito
The Three Of Us by Erica Miner
Product Placement 'Breakthrough' by Fred Leo
Sty Guys 'Dating Yourself' by Rob Putnam
Connections by Albert Gilkey
Moore or Les by Rob Drummond
California Ice by Gary Kennedy
Me and JC by Thomas Price
Maddy Malone 'Empire of the Lesbo Lair' by Sara Mattison and M.G. Maloney
Fortune, Mass. by Marcus A. York and Randy Schultz
Woman On The Waterfront by Jerii Rodman
24 Hours Till Breakdown by Scott Liapis


Updated: 02/15/2005
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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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