Even the Writers Guild Understands How Important Contests Have Become

…Especially for TV writers:

I got the above email yesterday and really was amazed that the WGAw has actually been holding a contest – for members only – for four years. It took me completely by surprise.

To be sure, this email isn’t exactly using the word “contest,” but let’s be real here. “[W]riters selected as honorees have found the experience beneficial to their writing careers” is another way of saying, “Winning (or being among those whose work got a gold star) has been good for the winners,” is it not?

Unfortunately, this Not-A-Contest won’t help non-WGAers. But there are alternatives. Including a certain PEOPLE’S PILOT and its sister contest, the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR, which have been going since 2000 and 2002 respectively. I really hope you’ll check ’em out.



Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.