The 2013 People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular Contests are Now Closed


EDITED JUNE 4th TO ADD: Our contests are now closed, and at first glance this is the most successful running of both in terms of the number of entries. Our thanks to everyone who entered. You’ll be hearing from us soon about our thoughts regarding all the contest excitement, after which we at TVWriter™ will embark on what to us is the next big challenge: The judging!

EDITED JUNE 2nd TO ADD: GOOD NEWS! Our merchant account is up and running again and people are entering the contest once more. We said we would keep entries open until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on June 3rd and that’s what we’re doing. The People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular Contests march on! Our thanks to everyone for your patience!

EDITED JUNE 1st TO ADD: UNBELIEVABLE! On June 1st, with only 5 1/2 hours to go on our original deadline, TVWriter™’s merchant account went down. Its servers are completely out, so there’s no way to process any payments. 

In order to make it up to everyone affected by this, we’re officially extending the deadline by 48 hours, until June 3, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. Our apologies to everyone. Thanks for understanding. And special thanks to Daymond Roman for being the first person to tell us of the problem.

The deadline for entries into the People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular writing contests is 11:59 pm June 1, 2013, June 3, 2013 so this is it, gang. Time to stop delaying and propel yourselves into the future.

There are only hours This means you’ve still got a couple of daysleft to enter the pilot script for your own self-created TV series, or a spec episode of a current or recent series, or an original screenplay that could be produced on network, cable, or web TV in either – or both – of TVWriter™’s two flagship contests.

The People’s Pilot, of course, is the contest for original pilot scripts, while the Spec Scriptacular is the go-to competition for spec episodes and screenplays.

Past Winners, Finalists, or Semi-Finalists of the two contests are currently on the staffs of CHICAGO FIRE, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE WALKING DEAD, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, GREY’S ANATOMY, NTSF:SD:SUV, ANIMAL PRACTICE, and ROME, and that’s just the ones we know about because they’ve gotten in touch.

Besides getting a hell of a chance to, you know, achieve your greatest dream, what can you win if things go your way? Well, our combined $12,000+ Worth of Contest Prizes includes:

  • 1 month (4 weeks) of Weekly Mentorship (by phone, e-mail, or, if possible, in person with producer-writer Larry Brody of TVWriter™
  • Individual mentorship sessions
  • Cash money
  • Free admission to the TVWriter™ Advanced Online TV and Film Writing Workshop
  • 1 year of Gold Plan Spotlighted Screenplay Posting Service at ScreenwriterShowcase.Com
  • Inclusion in the vaunted TVWriter.Com List of Recommended Writers
  • Free Feedback on all entries
  • Winners will get really nice recommendations as needed (unless you act, you know, like a jerk)

Get all the info on The People’s Pilot here.
Find all you need to know about The Spec Scriptacular here.

Or just go to TVWriter™ and click on the contest of your choice in the righthand index