People’s Pilot & Spec Scriptacular Contests Close in 3 Weeks


TVWriter™’s People’s Pilot and the Spec Scriptacular Online Writing Contests close to entries in 21 days, plus or minus a tad, at 11:59 PM June 1, 2013.

Time to put the pedal to the metal. Yikes!

We’ve given out this info before, but we can never say too much about such a good thing:

Winners, Finalists, or Semi-Finalists of the two contests are currently on the staffs of CHICAGO FIRE, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE WALKING DEAD, and GREY’S ANATOMY, and that’s just the ones we know about because they’ve stayed in touch.

And that’s in addition to the combined $12,000+ Worth of Contest Prizes including:

  • 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
  • Winners will get really nice recommendations as needed (unless you act, you know, like a jerk)

Lest we forget: Free Feedback is yours for the entering. We’ll be sending out the individual scores and the criteria for those scores to all entrants after the Winners are announced. (And boy are we proud of ourselves for doing this.)

For more info:

The People’s Pilot is here.
The Spec Scriptacular is here.

Extra! Latest News About What’s Coming to TV Next Season

We were going to go down the line with all the info from each network about what’s being picked up, what’s being cancelled, what’s coming in that’s new, but wouldn’t you know it – the pros have beaten us to it.


The Hollywood Reporter has everything on this subject, so why screw around? Go there. Read. Learn.

Now if we could only get the Reporter to send a few visitors to us…

Top TVWriter™ Posts for the Week Ending 5/10/13


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

“Dammit, Why Didn’t my PEOPLE’S PILOT Script Make it to the Semi-Finals?”

People’s Pilot & Spec Scriptacular Contests Close in 4 Weeks

Now You Can Read the 2012 PEOPLE’S PILOT & SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Prize Winners

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

I won’t give Zach Braff one dime

And our most viewed resource pages were:


Writing the Dreaded Outline




It’s hard to miss the fact that articles and posts relating to our People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular contests dominated the field again this week. We think that’s a sure sign that it’s time to get your entries finished and enter the contest(s) of your choice ASAP. After all, as of this writing entries close for the year in only three weeks!

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

Extra! Mike Tyson Cartoon Coming to Adult Swim

mike_tyson_hMikey Won’t Just Talk Yer Ear Off, He’ll Bite It Off Too

Yeppers, the TV entertainment news just keeps getting:

  1. Better and better?
  2. Worse and worse?
  3. Stranger and stranger?
  4. All of the above?
  5. None of the above?

And we thought we’d lost our ability to be appalled.

EDITED TO ADD: Didja know that one of LB’s good buddies, the late Jim Jacobs, was Tyson’s first manager? Jim’s been described as Jiminy Cricket to Tyson’s Pinochio. Wonder if his ghost will make an appearance on this already conceptually tasteless show…

Extra! LB: Another Good Reason to Embrace E-Books

Fahrenheit_451Yep, it can’t happen, not anymore.

Literally, anyway.

Metaphorically – well, “they’ll” always keep trying, won’t they?


Hmm…Stuff that Makes Me Ponder: