Crowdfunding: ON THE ROCKS is Off to a Big Start on Kickstarter

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For the past couple of months, Andrew Orillion has been posting about all the steps in the creation of ON THE ROCKS,  a web series he’s involved in. We at TVWriter™ have been rooting – and sometimes bleeding – for the show all the while, and we’re proud to be able to announce that last weekend ON THE ROCKS passed two big milestones.

Milestone #1:

The first episode of ON THE ROCKS, “Old Fasioned,” is now on the web and ready for your viewing pleasure.

Milestone #2:

The ON THE ROCKS Kickstarter campaign is live and ready for your contributions.

Oh, and as of yesterday afternoon there was a sort of Almost-A-Milestone as well.

Almost a Milestone AKA Milestone #2 1/2:

ON THE ROCKS already has over $15,000 of the $20,000 needed to produce the remaining first season episodes, with 31 days still to go.

Now we ask you. Can crowdfunding get any hotter than this?

We like ON THE ROCKS cuz it’s well done. Simple as that. And also cuz it harkens back to a grand old TV sitcom tradition – as in it’s shot multi-camera style, before a live audience. In other words, the laughs you hear are – OMG! – real.

We love this show, and we hope everybody reading this will check it out ASAP:

The Kickstarter page is HERE.
The Facebook page is HERE.
And the first episode is here:

And don’t forget Andrew’s entertaining and informative posts:

ON THE ROCKS 1
ON THE ROCKS 2
ON THE ROCKS 3
ON THE ROCKS 4
ON THE ROCKS 5

2013 SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Winners

19th Spec Scriptacular Winners

For contest ending June 1, 2013

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SITCOM

    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!