SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Finalists are Here

18th SPEC SCRIPTACULAR FINALISTS
For contest ending June 1, 2012

SITCOM

ARCHER: OFFING DRONES by Sam Miller

BORED TO DEATH: THE CASE OF THE SICILIAN CURSE by Carla Custance

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: TRIVIA NIGHT by Tadhg Ferry

MODERN FAMILY: CO-DEPENDABLE by Cirocco Dunlap

MODERN FAMILY: FARMER’S MARKET by Andrew Lee

MODERN FAMILY: THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE BINGHAM by Nate Price

MODERN FAMILY: TRI PHI by Greg Wayne

THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE GONORRHEA HYPOTHESIS by Fritz Staudmyer & George Kimmel IV

THE BIG C: CANCER INTERRUPTUS by Julie Livingston

THE OFFICE: THE BAD NEWS PIT BULLS by Andy Picarro

 ACTION/DRAMA/DRAMEDY

BODY OF PROOF: HEAVEN HELP US by Katie Hennicke

CRIMINAL MINDS: ENTITLED by Barbara Miller

ONCE UPON A TIME: WOOL OVER HIS EYES by Jenn Dlugos

SOUTHLAND: MAMA KNOWS BEST by Marqueta Smith

THE WALKING DEAD: BROKEN STRINGS by Jeane Wong

 TV MOVIE/SCREENPLAY/SPECIAL

HEATED by Julie Livingston

LANCER by Paul Hopper

OASIS FOR THE SOUL by Jennifer Carlevatti Aderhold

RESURRECTING JANE DOE by Carla Custance

REVELATIONS by R.T. Allen

TRUSTED FRIENDS by Elizabeth Appell

How close was this contest? The Spec Scriptacular judges had such a difficult time narrowing their selections down that they grumbled throughout the entire process. Everything was so close that having to make these kinds of choices was exceedingly painful. We’re very proud of everyone involved. Our thanks and congratulations!

For those who frequent THE SPEC SCRIPTACULAR mini-site, this list of Finalists is on the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR News Page.

Come back in one week to see which of the above have become our Winners.

Yep, we said next week. It’s too important to make anybody wait any longer than they have to. Next Monday, September 10th, we’ll be posting both the People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular Winners together!

PEOPLE’S PILOT Finalists are Here

21st PEOPLE’S PILOT FINALISTS
For contest ending June 1, 2012

BLISS by Steve Elliott – Action/Drama

CARGO by Aaron Walker Sr. – Action/Drama

DR.HOPE ON CALL by Anyes Van Volkenburgh – Sitcom

GREASY SPOON: THE ARMADILLO by Antonio Gangemi & Aimee Parrott – Sitcom

MILLTOWN by Bob Gookin – Action/Drama

NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: A NEW BEGINNING by Corinna Luise Mendis – Sitcom

SHAMAN by Eric Ian Steele – Action/Drama

SIX STRING by Peter Sawyer & Nikhil Potdar – Sitcom

THE B-TEAM by Shaan Kirpalani & Edward Salazar – Sitcom

THE FLOCK by Christina Pamies – Action/Drama

THE NERD HERD by Jared Reise – Sitcom

This is without a doubt the best group of Finalists the People’s Pilot has ever had, and we are, in a word, very impressed. (So impressed that it took two words.)

Our congratulations to the fine writers named here for the genuine excellence of your projects.

Now brace yourselves because in two weeks we’ll be presenting the Winners! (EDITED TO ADD: Because next week will bring the Spec Scriptacular Finalists, whoo!)

PEOPLE’S PILOT Semi-Finalists are Here

21st PEOPLE’S PILOT SEMI-FINALISTS
For contest ending June 1, 2012

BLISS by Steve Elliott – Action/Drama

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO by Nathan Robert Price – Sitcom

CARGO by Aaron Walker Sr. – Action/Drama

DR.HOPE ON CALL by Anyes Van Volkenburgh – Sitcom

FINIAN’S BOG: SUPER WEINER by Rich Tayloe – Sitcom

GREASY SPOON: THE ARMADILLO by Antonio Gangemi & Aimee Parrott – Sitcom

HARD HITTERS: OLD FRIENDS by Ryan Sasinowski – Action/Drama

JACKIE FOX: SPECIAL AGENT by Keith Davidson – Action/Drama

MILLTOWN by Bob Gookin – Action/Drama

NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: A NEW BEGINNING by Corinna Luise Mendis – Sitcom

SHAMAN by Eric Ian Steele – Action/Drama

SIX STRING by Peter Sawyer & Nikhil Potdar – Sitcom

THE B-TEAM by Shaan Kirpalani & Edward Salazar – Sitcom

THE FLOCK by Christina Pamies – Action/Drama

THE HARBINGER by Travis Opgenorth – Action/Drama

THE NERD HERD by Jared Reise – Sitcom

THE PETTYGROVE HEART by Erick Mertz – Action/Drama

UBERMENSCH by Rakesh Bandaru – Action/Drama

WITH THE PESCIS by Barry Leach – Action/Drama

And, because we’re feeling proud and, yes, privileged as hell to be able to honor these very creative people, we posting this same list on the PEOPLE’S PILOT News Page as well.

Our thanks to everyone who entered. We had an extremely high-scoring group of entrants. Literally any one of the series concepts we received could be, in my mind, a successful television series.

And, for the record, this is the highest-scoring group of Semi-Finalists in the history of this contest. In fact, and I’m really impressed by this, five years ago the score received by the lowest-scoring Semi-Finalist in the 21st running of the PP would have been high enough to win.

Give yourselves a great big hand.

And be ready to come back in two weeks to see which of the above have made it to the Finals.

(Sorry it has to take that long, but next week belongs to the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Semi-Finalists. They too deserve their day in the sun!)

LYMI,

LB

People’s Pilot 2012 Contest Semi-Finalists Will Be Announced Next Week

Okay, so we’re not announcing 1st Place yet…but we’ll get there soon!

For those who’ve forgotten – after it all it has sorta been awhile – the 2012 running of TVWriter™’s People’s Pilot TV Writing Contest closed June 1st of this year, and we promised to start announcing the various finishers in mid-September. Life, however, is full of surprises, and every so often one of them is even good, so we’re proud to announce the good news (not to be mistaken for the “Good News” of religious fame) which is:

We’re ahead of schedule, darlin’s. And although our official People’s Pilot News Page hedges a bit and says, “Semi-Finalists will be announced by the end of August!” (how do you hedge with an exclamation point?) we’re here to tell you right now that we’ll be spreading the joy sometime in the week of August 13th.

Be there (um, that’s really here) or be square.

Here’s the official news announcement thingie.

TA-DA!!!