Thanks for the Fish…

…And for your support of the 21st PEOPLE’S PILOT
and 18th SPEC SCRIPTACULAR writing contests.

The contests are closed now, and if all goes well
we’ll begin judging them soon enough to start
announcing Semi-Finalists and Finalists in September
and October, and Winners right afterward.

In the meantime, some data, and even a few thoughts,
about how these most recent PPs and SSs (?) have
gone down.

The PEOPLE’S PILOT showed a 15% increase in
entries over last year.

Entries in the Action/Drama category accounted
for 45% of the total.

Entries in the Sitcom category accounted for 48%
of the total.

Entries in all other categories accounted for 7%
of the total.

The SPEC SCRIPTACULAR showed a 20% increase
in entries over last year.

Entries in the Action/Drama category accounted
for 21% of the total.

Entries in the Sitcom category accounted for 52%
of the total.

Entries in the MOW/Screenplay category accounted
for 27% of the total.

As a result of the above, here’s what we’re wondering:

With the number of dramatic and comedic entries
almost evenly divided in the PEOPLE’S PILOT, why
are there so many more comedy entries than dramas
in the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR?

Today’s current comedy crop sparks more writerly
interest than today’s drama? Sitcoms are shorter
and therefore more appealing to write?

And here’s what we’re thinking:

We’re thinking about how appreciative we are of
the screenwriters who answered our call and
entered the fray. Everyone at TVW.C is looking
forward to reading the entries, which, if the
titles are any indication, are going to be as
fresh, original, and fascinating as anyone could
ever hope for.

And speaking of titles, here’s a couple of
some strange numbers for all of us to chew on.
The entry forms for both the PP and the SS
require the title of each script entered.

Almost 100% of the PP entries went along with
this. Only 1 entry left that field blank.

But, and this really seems amazing, 57.5%
of the SS entries missed that one completely.

Huh?

We’re eager to hear your thoughts on all of this.
Feel free to email tvwriter@tvwriter.com or visit
our Facebook page or Tweet us with your comments.

Oh, most important thanks of all, even more than
for the fish. Thanks for your continued visits and
contest entries and message comments and all
those other good things over the years. Can’t
exactly complete the giving back/paying
forward process unless someone accepts, and
we appreciate your acceptance to the utmost.

LYMI,

LB
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Larry Brody & Team TVWriter
https://tvwriter.com
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Last Day to Enter TVWriter.Com Writing Contests

Gang–

The fat lady sings tonight at the stroke of midnight.

Today, June 1st, is the last day to enter the the 21st
PEOPLE’S PILOT and 18th SPEC SCRIPTACULAR
contests, so it’s time to get your stuff together and
upload it.

The PEOPLE’S PILOT is for pilot scripts for a series
you’ve created, and the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR is for
spec TV episodes of existing or recent TV series in all
lengths and genres.

The prizes are money, advice (not the free kind except
to winners), website memberships, and, most of all,
showbiz cred. The Biz knows and respects TVWriter.Com
and its contests, and winning (or placing highly) opens door.

The entry fee is forty bucks. For other details, including
prizes, how to enter, all that neat stuff, click your way to:

http://peoplespilot.com
http://specscriptacular.com

Remember, if you miss this call we won’t open again until
2013. And in showbiz success doesn’t necessarily come
to “he who waits.”

Go, go, go!

Larry Brody and Team TVWriter.Com
https://tvwriter.com

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1 1/2 Days Left to Enter the People’s Pilot & Spec Scriptacular Contests

Gang–

That’s, right. Entries in the PEOPLE’S PILOT and SPEC
SCRIPTACULAR Contests are due by the end of the day
tomorrow, June 1st.

The PEOPLE’S PILOT is for spec pilot scripts for original
series. Entry forms and full info are at
http://peoplespilot.com

The SPEC SCRIPTACULAR is for spec scripts written for
current or recent TV series. Entry forms and full info are at
http://specscriptacular.com

This is, um, almost it!

LB
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Larry Brody & Team TVWriter.Com
TV Writer.Com
https://tvwriter.com

2 1/2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER PEOPLE’S PILOT & SPEC SCRIPTACULAR CONTESTS

Gang–

Oh, the stress!

The agony!

Only 2 1/2 days left to enter the current PEOPLE’S PILOT
and SPEC SCRIPTACULAR writing contests sponsored by
TVWriter.Com and Manner Movie Ltd. of Hong Kong.

Entries are due by the end of the day, on the stroke of
midnight, Friday June 1st 2012 via the online
upload forms for each contest.

The PEOPLE’S PILOT is for spec pilot scripts for original
series. Entry forms and full info are at
http://peoplespilot.com

The SPEC SCRIPTACULAR is for spec scripts written for
current or recent TV series. Entry forms and full info are at
http://specscriptacular.com

2 1/2 days!

Don’t miss your chance to, oh, you know, become YOU.

In other words, HURRY!

LB
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Larry Brody & Team TVWriter.Com
TV Writer.Com
https://tvwriter.com

 

LB: What’s the Connection between the Silver Surfer and My Favorite Failed Web Site?

by Larry Brody

TVWriter.Com has been a very successful website for a very long time. But that hasn’t kept me from thinking about ways to make our little home away from home a bit more than it’s been.

Got to thinking about a website Dan Davison and I put together about five years ago. The object behind PeerProducer.Com was to – for free – teach newbies how to make the best video they could. We never really got it flying for all the reasons most people don’t get things flying.

But today I ran across this promo video I made with another Dan, Dan Reynolds, President of TV station KTO 8 in the garden spot (I mean this) of Harrison, AR. And, dammit, I don’t care if it only got 187 views. I like it.

And now I’m getting the itch to make more.