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    
Have you entered?
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

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

Contest Comments

You must login to post a comment.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!

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 Sitcom First Place Winner Kris Rasmussen

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

Thank goodness for funny parents! The idea was inspired by my mom. We happened to be watching t.v. one night at my parent's house, and it was the King of Queens, and she mentioned out of nowhere how she and my Dad had picked out their tombstones and really wanted me to see them because they were so nice. So I put two and two together and wrote the script.

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

The first 18 pages came in a heartbeat but then it took awhile to finish the rest of the script. Like a couple of months, I think! I knew it was a really good premise so I stuck with it.

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

No. This is only the fourth spec sitcom script I have written in the last year.

Scriptapalooza: Have you entered other screenwriting competitions?

I entered Scriptapalooza once previously and was a semi finalist earlier this year. I have entered some theatrical playwriting competitions previously and won two of those, in 1999 and in May of 2001.

Scriptapalooza: Why did you enter Scriptapalooza?

Scriptapalooza seemed like one of the better competitions to enter because of strong sponsorship and ties to specific production companies/agents. Being a semi-annual competition helps, too.

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

I visited the website about a million times on the 15th waiting for the results to be posted!!! I was surprised I won. I was just hoping to move up to being a finalist.

Scriptapalooza: Advice to other screenwriters?

Well, if you haven't read Evan Smith's book on televison writing, you should. I've been able to work closely with 2 or 3 other writers in the last year, sharing scripts back and forth, and it's really helped the level of my writing, I think. So if you can find a good group of writers to meet with and work with, do it!

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

I'm in love with Everybody Loves Raymond and would give my right arm to write one scene for Doris Roberts and Patricia Heaton!

Updated: 08/31/2001

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

Submit Report Card

You must login to read or submit report cards.

First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!