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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
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Objective

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have their material read by experienced production companies.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/24/2017

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Rules

Work must be original material of the author(s), and must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.

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.

Be sure to make a copy of your script before you mail it. Scripts will not be returned.

Electronic submissions accepted.

Awards

To winners of EACH category:

First Place: $500

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Acclaim Names Fall/Winter TV Winners

Winners for the Acclaim TV Fall/Winter Script Writing Competition have been announced.

PILOT/MOW CATEGORY

WINNER

SELF HELP by Julie Livingston
(pilot; comedy)
In a desperate effort to salvage her career and overhaul her hypercritical personality, a woman takes a job as an editor at a self help publisher where she hopes talking the talk of positivity and understanding will eventually teach her to walk the walk.

FINALISTS

CORNERS by Arthur M. Grubert
(pilot; drama)
Against the backdrop of New York City’s urban spiral in the 1960s, an Irish F.B.I. agent from the Bronx is assigned to investigate the murder of an African-American police officer’s sister and a Mafia lieutenant.

THE BANG by Brian Golden
(pilot; drama)
When a female combat medic returning from Iraq has her disability benefits cut by the Army, she finds that committing dangerous crimes is the only way to cope with her undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress.

COUNTING DAYS by Valerie Nies
(pilot; comedy)
After a drunken blackout where she mistakenly sexts her boss, an event planner will lose her job if she doesn’t get sober. She seeks help from a sober lesbian with food issues, but not before trying to save her job by taking a gig as a child's birthday party clown.

BOXCAR CANYON by Arthur Grubert
(MOW; drama)
An Irish saloon owner in a Rocky Mountains mining town, trying to put his troubled political past behind him, is drawn into a violent labor war after the murder of his union activist brother.

HELLHOUND: THE LEGEND OF ROBERT JOHNSON by Giancarlo Fusi
(pilot; horror)
During the Depression, Mississippi sharecropper Robert Johnson's burning desire to be a traveling blues man leads him to sell his soul to the Devil to become the greatest guitarist of all time.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
STRIPPED by Ilana Gordon (pilot)
VIRGIL ANNIE by B.J. Harris (pilot)
TWIN CITY BLUES by Elizabeth Gendler (pilot)
AREA 51-B by John Edward Uth (pilot)
DEVIL’S DUE by Connie O’Donahue (pilot)
PLATONICS by Marc Hecht (pilot)
KILLIN’ IT by Timothy Taylor (pilot)
NATURAL AFFECTION by Jacob Hampton (pilot)

SPEC SCRIPT CATEGORY

WINNER

THE GOLDBERGS by Jerell Rosales
“Going for the Gold…bergs”

FINALISTS

BLACKISH by Jo-Dean Seymour
“CP Time”

THE BIG BANG THEORY by Hamilton Mitchell
“The Mars-Lingerie Indication”

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Sarah James
“Kimmy Drives a Car”

BOB’S BURGERS by Brett Melnick
“Smoke on the Water”

THE AMERICANS by Susan Hippen
“The Engineer”

HONORABLE MENTIONS
MAJOR CRIMES, “Man Down” by Nicole C. Simeone
GRIMM, “The Loogaroo” by Coletta Preacely-Garcia
BOB‘S BURGERS, “The Theory of Every Kid” by Marc Hecht
THE BIG BANG THEORY, “Irritation By Train” by Chantal Maertens

Updated: 04/12/2016
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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Contact

300 Central Avenue
Suite 501
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Web: http://acclaimscripts.com
Email: info@acclaimscripts.com

Contact: Frank Drouzas, Coordinator

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.8/5.0)
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: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 10    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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