Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Scriptapalooza TV

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 44    
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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 October 5, 2020 $45 57
Final October 19, 2020 $50 71

You can order FEEDBACK with your entry. That costs $115.

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

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

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 44    
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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 44    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

ScriptapaloozaTV Interviews Contest Winner Angie Comer

1st Place winner - Angie Comer - Pilot Category

Scriptapalooza: How did you come up with your story idea?

A: I am convinced that every small town has a dirty little secret just waiting to come out of the closet. I love the idea of the combination of Comedy and the supernatural. Almost a year ago, I thought I should stop writing for other TV shows that weren't giving me the time of day and create my own Pilot with those elements. I remembered Kim Basinger once owned a town that went bankrupt and then thought about a woman who went on TV and fabricated a story that someone had stolen her winning lottery ticket. I put in the murder mystery with the entire family (that seemed more dramatic and tragic) and some teen characters to grab that demographic, some self-centered adults and the rest equals Mystic Valley.

Scriptapalooza: How long did it take you to write it?

A: I'd say about 3-4 months to complete the entire package.

Scriptapalooza: Is this your first script that you have written?

A: “Mystic Valley” is my fourth TV Pilot and it is my 14th script overall, including 8 features and two short scripts.

Scriptapalooza: Have you entered other screenwriting competitions?

A: Yes.

Scriptapalooza: If so, have you been successful?

A: Yes. In 2002 My Romantic Comedy won the Grand Jury Prize in Screenwriting at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. My short script “Confessions of a Reluctant Bra Buyer” won the 2005 Duke City Shootout Comedy category. I won the opportunity to direct my short and screen it at the festival. My actress won Best Actress at the closing ceremonies. And this script also won 1st Place at the 2003 Organization of Black Screenwriters Short Script Contest and I have been a Semi-Finalist and Quarter-Finalist with the Writer's Network's Competition with my other Rom Com, “How to Date a Celebrity” and my Psychological Thriller, “Hoodwink”.

Scriptapalooza: Why did you enter Scriptapalooza?

A: I consider Scriptapalooza to be the epitome of screenplay competitions. They have an excellent history and offer the opportunity to get your script through doors I could not have possibly imagined. They care about TV and features and are doing their best to get new voices heard.

Scriptapalooza: Advice to other screenwriters?

A: I'd like to quote Sister Sledge from one of my favorite old school songs; “Have faith in you and the things you do and you won't go wrong.”

Scriptapalooza: How did you feel when you saw your name as one of the winners?

A: I thought I had been drinking that night when I saw my name, but remembered I didn't have one drink. I was completely surprised, scared and honored. I checked back the next day to make sure it wasn't a joke.

Scriptapalooza: If you could write for any TV show, which one would it be?

A: It was Six Feet Under. But I will have to find a new one now.

Updated: 10/05/2005

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Contact

Hollywood, CA
(310) 594-5384 (voice)

Web:
http://www.scriptapaloozaTV.com
Email:
info@scriptapalooza.com

Contact: Mark Andrushko, President and CEO

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 44    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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