|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||August 30, 2013||$40|
|Regular||September 27, 2013||$45|
|Late||October 25, 2013||$50|
|Extended||November 22, 2013||$55|
|Extended Again||December 27, 2013||$60||17|
$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.
Notification: February 3, 2014.
Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.
Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
There are two categories:
Spec scripts (for a show already in existence) of half-hour or one hour length, comedies or dramas (The Office, CSI, etc.)
Pilots and MOW (Movie of the Week). Pilots for comedies or dramas may be up to two hours in length. MOW: please follow standard MOW format. Sorry, we are not accepting mini-series at this time.
Register your script with the WGA or Library of Congress.
Be sure to make a copy of your script before you mail it. Scripts will not be returned.
Electronic submissions accepted.
First Place: $500
The top two winners will also receive an annual subscription to Scripped Pro.
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HELLO, BEAUTIFUL, by Nicholas Johnson & Elena Zaretsky, has been named the winner of the Acclaim Fall/Winter 2012 TV Writing Competition, Pilot/MOW Category. Ali Gusberg's 30 ROCK spec "A Hairy Situation" was Spec Category Winner.
DEMON WHISPERER by Vivi Anna (pilot; drama)
In a reality where possession has become the new big disease, a young exorcist and his demon friend fake exorcisms to scam the idle rich out of their money.
HELLO, BEAUTIFUL by Nicholas Johnson & Elena Zaretsky (pilot; comedy/drama)
In 1980s Reagan America, a repressed, upper-middle class housewife's sexual reawakening finds her accepting a part-time job as a phone sex worker.
HOUSEKEEPING by Irene Merrow (pilot; comedy)
A young woman is forced to drop out of college due to expenses and finds herself working at a local inn full of quirky characters.
HANNAH by Emma Jean-Weinstein (pilot; drama)
In 1977, a budding thirteen-year-old girl is uprooted from Paris to California and tries to protect her mother and sister from an abusive stepfather while reuniting with the father she never knew.
UNIFORMED GRACE by David Minaskanian (pilot; comedy)
A cop discovers he's been assigned a partner by the big heavenly Kahuna upstairs who's bent on keeping him safe.
DR. MICKEY by Sharon L. Turner (pilot; comedy)
A psychologist trained in treating children and adolescents finds a niche treating grown professional athletes.
30 ROCK by Ali Gusberg
"A Hairy Situation"
Liz worries she's "letting herself go," while Jack hires Tracy to baby-sit his racist baby, and Kenneth grows a Hitler mustache.
MODERN FAMILY by Michael Gorrie
COMMUNITY by Sean Steffen
ARCHER by Jacob Davidson
"Escape from Alaska"
HAPPY ENDINGS by Christian Estrada
"End of the World"
FUTURAMA by Sean Steffen
"Que Viva La Luna!"
An interview with screenwriter jordan hunter regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Adam Balsam regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter J. Elizabeth Martin regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Alex Sabeti regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.