Top TVWriter™ Posts for the Week Ending 9/27/13

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Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts for the past week:

Here’s One Way to Get Noticed

munchman: Stephen Merchant Goes into Comedy Biz with HBO

2013 SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Winners

LB: What Everyone Can Learn From the 2013 People’s Pilot & Spec Scriptacular Competitions

Peggy Bechko: The Writer’s Questions

And our most viewed resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE SPEC SCRIPTACULAR

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

Recommended Writers

THE BASICS OF TV WRITING: Overview

Thanks for making this another great week here at TVWriter™, and don’t forget to read what you missed, re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

Top TVWriter™ Posts for the Week Ending 9/13/13

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Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts for the past week:

2013 SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Winners

2013 PEOPLE’S PILOT Winners

The Joy of Not Wasting Your Life

Peggy Bechko: Have You Thought About Action in Your Writing?

LB: I Yam What I Yam

And our most viewed resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE SPEC SCRIPTACULAR

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

THE SPEC SCRIPTACULAR: Prizes

THE BASICS OF TV WRITING: Overview

Thanks for making this another great week here at TVWriter™ – and for caring so much about our two contests. They mean a hell of a lot to us, that’s for sure.

Oh, and don’t forget to read what you missed, re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more (including Larry Brody’s contest analysis) soon!

2013 SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Winners

19th Spec Scriptacular Winners

For contest ending June 1, 2013

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    1st Place: VEEP: WHITE HOUSE OF CARDS by Sam Miller
    2nd Place: ANGER MANAGEMENT: THE BI-CURIOUS SWINGERS by Corinna Luise Mendis
    3rd Place: THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE DREAM DIFFERENTIAL by Shayla D. Height

ACTION/DRAMA/DRAMEDY

    1st Place: THE NEWSROOM: BROTHERS IN ARMS by Cara Winter
    2nd Place: ELEMENTARY: THE LADY OR THE DEVIL by Larry Caldwell
    3rd Place: SUPERNATURAL: ALL THOSE YESTERDAYS by Cait Daly

TV MOVIE/SCREENPLAY/SPECIAL

    1st Place: RESURRECTING JANE DOE by Carla Custance
    2nd Place: ENSEMBLE by Chris Mann
    3rd Place: MALE ORDER by Carla Custance

Way to go, gang! These scripts are awesome. The judges had their usual tough time, but all of them agreed on the 1st Place finishers. Just as all of the judges agreed that every one of the teleplays listed above is of top professional caliber.

This is the first time TVWriter™ hasn’t chosen an Overall Winner for this entire contest, and we’re glad we made that decision way back last January. There is no way any of the top teleplays here can be said to be “better” than the others. Good stories, good dialog, the kind of work nobody here could put down until they’d finished reading. We fully expect to find all of you are on show staffs in coming years.

Over the weekend we’ll be contacting all the Winners in both the Spec Scriptacular and the People’s Pilots regarding how to claim your prizes, and during the week LB will post his thoughts about the results – and the entries that prompted them. Next week you all should also start receiving your free Feedback, but please don’t freak out if you don’t get it right away. We’re talking about hundreds of scripts here and that means that this will probably have to be spread out over a fairly long time.

Oh, while we’re at it, we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you to mark your calendars: The 2014 People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular competitions open January 1, 2014. And you know how sorry you’ll be if you miss them.

Congratulations to the Winners for their outstanding work and to everybody who entered. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: As far as TVWriter™ is concerned, you’re the best!