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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 October 2, 2017 $45 6
Final October 16, 2017 $50 20

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

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Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with recent contest winners David Schlow & Dan Sheehan, Shandton D. Williams II, and Robert Wheaton.

Updated: 03/18/2017

Scriptapalooza Names TV Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has named its latest Pilot, 1-Hour, Sitcom and Reality TV Contest winners.

Updated: 02/20/2017

Scriptapalooza TV Producer Requests

Updated: 11/10/2016

Scriptapalooza TV Announces Script Requests

Updated: 10/04/2016

Scriptapalooza TV Names Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has named their latest Pilot, Sitcom, 1-Hour, and Reality TV Contest Winners.

Updated: 08/30/2016

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.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Earl Hamilton Jr.

An interview with screenwriter Earl Hamilton Jr. regarding the Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: "Hal-of-a-deal" - Malcolm in the Middle. Hal tries to save some money by buying some cheap meat from a mobil butcher, but when Lois notices the foul smell and the newspaper wrapping it came in, she tells Hal to throw it away. Hal decides to eat some anyway and ends up getting sick. Meanwhile, Dewey is stealing from the family to pay for his video game addiction at the local arcade.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Scriptapalooza has become a pretty big name in the industry, so I figured, the bigger the better. Some other contests I've entered were, aTalentScout, which I was a finalist, Disney Fellowship and The Austin Film Festival.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: They always answer all my questions promptly and they posted the winners when they said they would. It took a month to get the check but all went well.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: No success or calls yet, but I read that one of the previous winners wasn't contacted until six months later and that led to a writing job, so I'm trying to be patient. It always looks good to add something like this to a resume.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I started out doing lights & sound in the theatre and even some acting, which eventually led to me writing. Since then I've writen nine stage plays, nine television specs, a couple of shorts and three screenplays, one I was hired to write for Faizon Love ("Friday", "Made", "The Big House", "Torque"). I've even written some commercial specs but I'm not quite sure how to market them yet.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I don't live in Los Angeles right now, but I do plan to move there soon.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm putting the polish on a Bernie Mac Show spec. I'm also working on a comedy screenplay about a couple of kids who are mutated into super heros and have to defend their town from aliens.

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2004