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!

2013 PEOPLE’S PILOT Winners

22nd People’s Pilot Winners

For contest ending June 1, 2013

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ONE-HOUR SHOWS

WINNERS

First Prize–LAWMAN by Robin Russin & Greg Klein

Second Prize–IN THE CUT by William Maurer

Third Prize–FRIENDS OF DOROTHY by Giorgis Despotakis

 Runners-Up:

 1st Runner-Up–RAT CITY by Robert Herold

2nd Runner-Up–GRINGOS by Rogers Turrentine

HALF-HOUR SHOWS

WINNERS

First Prize–AD GAME by Greg Wayne

Second Prize–LET’S GET SPUNKEY: WISE GUYS FINISH LAST by Robert Glenn Plotner

Third Prize–BOBBY BOTELLI, GM by Edwin Daniel Beach

 Runners-Up:

 1st Runner-Up–MISSION MARS by Andrea Schwartz

2nd Runner-Up–UNDERWORLD by Justin Cloyd

Congratulations, congratulations, and more congratulations. This stuff was dynamite.

For awhile there, we were worried that we’d never have a decision. The level of writing was so high that the judges didn’t settle on the finishing order until literally the last minute – Wednesday afternoon.

This is the first time TVWriter™ has divided the People’s Pilot into two divisions, but considering the all-around excellence it definitely was the thing to do. No way could anyone have decided between, say, LAWMAN and AD GAME as an overall winner. They’re both winners in every sense of the word.

Next week we’ll be announcing the equally impressive Spec Scriptacular Winners, and the following week Winners of both categories will be contacted regarding your prizes and LB will post his thoughts on what this running of the TVWriter™ writing competitions means to entrants regardless of their placings, the television industry as a whole, and to him.

At that point we’ll also update everybody on the state of the Feedback. In fact, if things go according to plan, LB will be well into the process of sending it out. (Pray for the plan.)

Again, congratulations to the Winners and everybody who entered this time around. You’re the best!