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

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/19/2020

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?
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Contest News

Scriptapalooza TV Interviews 1/2 Hour Spec Winner Scott C. Gray

Scott C. Gray
1st Place winner
1/2 hour spec category


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

Malcolm’s family is very much the blue-collar garage sale type, so that inspired the A story. The B story of Hal facing his childhood bully was inspired by my own childhood. Barry Boehmer, if you’re reading this, thanks for making me eat dirt! And Francis falling for a hippie girl and ditching the academy just seemed like a natural. I brainstormed a lot of ideas, typed them all in, categorized them as A, B or C, and then mixed and matched until the combination seemed right.

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

A few weeks for the first draft, followed by a few months of fine-tuning off and on. I cut scenes, shortened, reordered, etc. The final version is Version Number 8.

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

Nope. My previous spec sitcoms consist of two Seinfelds, two Frasiers, a Dharma and Greg, and a Friends. Other specs I’ve written include an X-Files, an Outer Limits, a Tales from the Crypt, a Hey Arnold, a Pinky and the Brain, a few screenplays, and a horrendously bad musical. I have also written a lot of produced animation scripts, and am currently the Story Editor for “Rugrats.”

Scriptapalooza: Have you entered other screenwriting competitions?

Yes.

Scriptapalooza: If so, have you been successful?

No.

Scriptapalooza: Why did you enter Scriptapalooza?

To meet chicks. (but don’t tell my wife) Also, it’s a well-known competition and I hoped to get some recognition for my work.

Scriptapalooza: Advice to other screenwriters?

Keep plugging away. Taste is a very subjective thing. This script didn’t seem any different to me than my others. And of course it always helps to write a spec for a show you actually like and watch. I can’t write a spec for a show I don’t really like and watch religiously, even if it’s the hot new show everyone’s writing a spec for.

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

I was in the middle of an “industry lunch” when my wife paged me with the news. I got to look important by actually getting a legitimate page, (usually it’s a wrong number) and then coming back in and announcing that I won to the group. I actually “wahoo-ed” when my wife told me, and I’m not really a “wahoo” type of guy! It was great, very exciting.

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

The Dick Van Dyke Show. But since that doesn’t look to be renewed anytime soon, I love Malcolm and Friends.

Updated: 03/19/2002

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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