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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 $45 133
Final April 16, 2018 $50 147

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 Television Competition Interviews

ScriptapaloozaTV interviews contest winners Adrienne Simpson (Reality Category), C.M. Robinson (Pilot Category), Luke Yankee (1-hour Category), and Taryn Bailey (Sitcom Category):

Adrienne Simpson
1st Place Winner - Reality Category



How did you come up with your story idea?
I am the daughter of two professional musicians so classical music is the family business, I know it front to back, left to right. As a reality TV fan, it was very natural for me to craft a show that featured artists in that genre.

How long did it take you to write it?
The concept came to me immediately as far as the logline and synopsis. The episodic breakdown took no more than two days. Then I spent plenty of time fine tuning the language prior to submission.

Is this the first script that you have written?
Technically, yes. This is my first completed reality project. However, I have an endless supply of outlines and treatments (both reality television and feature film) that I am committed to completing. My Scriptapalooza win has definitely lit a fire. Additionally, I spent eight months co-producing a documentary film and earned a writing credit in the process.

Why did you enter Scriptapalooza TV?
I contemplated entering Scriptapalooza, with various projects, for about three years. Virtuoso had been on my PC in some form or another for close to four years. Although writing for film and television is what I have always wanted to do, I held onto the ambition so tightly I nearly smothered it. On April 30th, 2009, I clicked submit and let it go. If you could write for any TV show, which would it be?
Law and Order SVU.

C. M. Robinson
1st Place Winner - Pilot Category



How did you come up with your story idea?
I've always been a sucker for a good fish out of water story, and in my script I added the dimension of exploring a lead character who has his fresh start thrust upon him, ready or not. It really is the story of one young man, and the people around him who force him to grow up. How long did it take you to write it?
I almost don't know. I wrote this script in bits and spurts while working another job. It took at least two months to write, but by then I had already done quite a bit of research to spice up the back story. Is this the first script that you have written?
No, I've written several television and feature scripts. I also wrote two plays while in college.

Why did you enter Scriptapalooza TV?
I entered Scriptapalooza because it is one of the few television competitions I know of that accept pilots. If you could write for any TV show, which would it be?
I'd love to write for something like Lost which combines character moments into its storyline, and always keeps the viewer guessing.

Luke Yankee
1st Place Winner - 1 hour Category



How did you come up with your story idea?
My script deals with a recovering addict falling off the wagon at a Mother's Day dinner. Something similar happened in my family with my middle brother and it seemed to fit the storylines of "Brothers & Sisters" perfectly. At the end of the episode, Justin presents his mother with the broken pieces of a very expensive alabaster vase he bought her as a Mother's Day present and then dropped in a drug induced stupor. My brother actually did this.

How long did it take you to write it?
About two months, including several polishes.

Is this the first script that you have written?
While I have written several since then, this was my first TV drama spec, so I was doubly thrilled to win.

Why did you enter Scriptapalooza TV?
It has a reputation as one of the best TV contests out there. While there are hundreds of screenplay contests, there are far fewer for TV.

If you could write for any TV show, which would it be?
I know you should never write a spec for a show you want to write for, but I am obsessed with "Brothers & Sisters". I also love "Mad Men" and "30 Rock".

Taryn Bailey
1st Place Winner - Sitcom Category



How did you come up with your story idea?
When you work in any type of a Cube Farm, you're always looking for a reason to stop working and celebrate anything. "I Didn't Fall Asleep Before Noon Day", "My Socks Match Day", etc. The story of Boss's Day came from that experience, plus I thought that Boss's Day is something Michael Scott would have circled in red on his calendar a year in advance of the actual day and have colorful post-it notes all over his computer monitor as reminders.

How long did it take you to write it?
Once I had the idea, the writing moved right along. I did one complete draft and then went back in and read it through, changed the Cold Open slightly and made a few other minor adjustments. It made me laugh, but then again, I find most things funny so I just hoped someone else would think it was funny too!

Is this the first script that you have written?
No, I have others in my arsenal. But this is the first script I've entered in a major writing event.

Why did you enter Scriptapalooza TV?
Scriptalooza is a well respected writing competition and I felt if I could do well in it I'd know I was headed in the right direction with my writing.

If you could write for any TV show, which would it be?
There are so many great shows out there right now. I love The United States of Tara, The Office, Fringe, Saving Grace, Modern Family& I wouldn't mind writing for any of those!

Updated: 10/02/2009
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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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