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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    
Have you entered?
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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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 28, 2017 $40
Regular March 31, 2017 $45
Late April 29, 2017 $50
Extended May 27, 2017 $55
FINAL June 24, 2017 $60 27

$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.

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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

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Acclaim TV has named their Fall/Winter 2016 Pilot/MOW and Spec Category Contest Winners.

Updated: 02/18/2017

Acclaim TV Names Pilot and Spec Contest Winners

Acclaim TV has named their Pilot and Spec Contest Winners scripts for Spring/Summer, 2016.

Updated: 08/09/2016

Acclaim Names Fall/Winter TV Winners

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

Updated: 04/12/2016

Acclaim Names 2015 Spring/Summer Film & TV Contest Winners

Acclaim has announced their Film and TV Contest Winners for Spring/Summer 2015.

Updated: 08/18/2015

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Acclaim TV has announced their latest TV Pilot and TV Spec contest winners.

Updated: 02/20/2015

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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Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter J. Elizabeth Martin

An interview with screenwriter J. Elizabeth Martin regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.

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

A: “Awakening” is the story of a young woman who develops extrasensory powers and finds herself pulled between a powerful telepath with a dark past and a dangerous, secret agency bent on controlling her. It’s a thriller with a lot of action and a dash of sci-fi. The nice thing about the story is that the heroine is a real “girl next door type”, that is, until her powers appear. It was originally written as a feature but I saw it had a TV Series potential. I wrote a treatment and continued refining the story until it became an exciting pilot. It’s still available as a feature as well.

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

A: I like both the Acclaim contests because of the feedback. Most contests don’t have any. I had done well with a "Stargate SG-1" script in the TV contest (Finalist) and decided to enter my feature “The Road to Ravenscar” and the pilot “Awakening” in the TV and Film contest in Spring 2004. I was fortunate to place in both contests with both scripts. The feedback is brief but helpful and I have found the organizers are professional.

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: I was very happy with the contest and received my awards promptly.

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

A: The feedback was brief but helpful. It can be very hard, starting out, to get feedback. Acclaim has that and prizes too!

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

A: I did not get contacted about my win. I think that’s the trade off of doing smaller contests. I really didn’t expect to – especially with TV scripts. I'm still looking for an agent or manager...nudge, nudge.

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

A: When I placed in Acclaim, I had a couple TV specs and a feature. Now I have a handful of both covering many genres. I’m a former film student who worked in computers for many years before returning to screenwriting.

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

A: I live in San Diego. I'm moving to Los Angeles this year.

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

A: I’m working on a new feature – a thriller. I've been updating my TV spec scripts to keep them current as well as researching agents and managers. On top of all that, I'm working with a local prod co developing new TV shows and sending out queries for my features. So much to do! Check out www.jemartin.net for more information...

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2005