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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

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 Jordan Hunter

An interview with screenwriter jordan hunter 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: "Deal With It" is about a young, creative, and very contrary young woman who runs away from a bascially loving family because of her abusive step-father and ends up carving a very independent but insolated life in NYC working as a dominatrix. Keeping people at arms length, she uncharacteristically lets herself get involved with a handsome charmer, not suspecting that he is the agent of some really, really bad people who are trying to find certain contraband that her now-dead step-father stole from them. ...Oh yeah, and did I meantion... she's just discovered that her estranged mother, whom she dearly loved, is in jail for her step-father's "murder"?

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've entered this script in previous contests. Have receieved semi-finalist status twice with it. I entered Acclaim because I read some of the testimonials on the contest website. People were quite positive about the care and treatment their scripts rec'd.

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've had a very positive experience in entering the Acclaim script competition. I've submitted to many contests and this is the first one where I was really given any direct personal response both to my entering the contest in general, and, specifically, to my work. It was truly apparent by the notification email I rec'd that they had taken great time and care when reading my script, understood it and responded to it as I'd intended. That means a great deal in an industry when apathy or simply a lack of knowledge can be quite common.

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

A: Yes, surprisingly, I did receive feedback. This, again, is wholly uncommon in contests such as these, unless you ante up a bunch of your ducats for "coverage." And often those expensive commentaries seem to come out of left field. As I said previously, re: Acclaim, I felt that I was getting support from someone who really dug into my work and cared about it. Plus, yes, the feedback was very useful.

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

A: Okay, in all fairness, I was notified about winning the contest only two days ago. You can check with me in a month or so, and I'll let you know about all the people who were savvy enough to beat down my door to get their hands on this project! ;)

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

A: Yes. I've been writing scripts for many years. I produced two of my short plays (comedies) here in New York City. I've written many TV spec scripts, and a couple screenplays. I've interviewed for a staff position on one network show so far, and I'm developing a mystery/comedy hourlong series project to hopefully be pitching after this coming pilot season winds down. Oh, and I've been writing incisive, astoundingly perceptive, and hilarious film reviews for a couple of websites for several years, as well.

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

A: I live in New York, which I love. And "Deal With It" is a TV pilot set in New York, so if there's interest in it, I would, of course, stay here to work on that. I like to promote TV and film production here. I think it's an exciting place to live and work. But, having said that, my other project takes place in Anytown, USA and could easily be shot in Cali. So, sure, I'd totally callously bail on my friends, family, and painstakingly cultivated network of peers in a New York Minute if work calls me to L.A.! (Just kidding about the "callously" part. I'd need a lotta Kleenex.) Frankly, I wouldn't be completely heartbroken to leave the cold winters behind.

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

A: As I said in my usual blabbery fashion, yes, I am working on a very exciting TV pilot project right now that will be fun for young and old alike. I'm totally and madly in love with the concept, and it's UNBELIEVABLY commercial with GOBS of cross-promotional tie-ins up the ying yang. And, for those who have read "Deal With It," you already know how I like to create quirky characters and put them very unlikely circumstances. Well, this new project is that -times ten... and with comedy.

Posted Sunday, March 4, 2007