21st PEOPLE’S PILOT WINNERS For contest ending June 1, 2012
First Prize–DR.HOPE ON CALL by Anyes Van Volkenburgh – Sitcom
Second Prize–THE B-TEAM by Shaan Kirpalani & Edward Salazar – Sitcom
Third Prize–THE NERD HERD by Jared Reise – Sitcom
1st Runner-Up–SIX STRING by Peter Sawyer & Nikhil Potdar – Sitcom
2nd Runner-Up–NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: A NEW BEGINNING by Corinna Luise Mendis – Sitcom
What more can we say but that the sitcoms killed this time out. The level of writing was simply extraordinary, and the contest results demonstrate it. Our congratulations to a group of Winners whose work tells us they already be established in the Biz and hard at work making the current crop of TV series far better than it already is.
And, yes, you can tell your agents, or any prospective agents, that we said so.
A note to the Winners: You’ll be contacted before the end of the week regarding receiving your prizes. Meanwhile, bask and enjoy!
18th SPEC SCRIPTACULAR SEMI-FINALISTS
For contest ending June 1, 2012
2 BROKE GIRLS: AND THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE CUPCAKE by Michelle McGee
30 ROCK: HEALTH SCARE PLAN by Alec Moore
ARCHER: OFFING DRONES by Sam Miller
BORED TO DEATH: THE CASE OF THE SICILIAN CURSE by Carla Custance
COMMUNITY: FORENSIC CRIMINOLOGY by Omar A. Karim & Kelly Stigleman
FAMILY GUY: A DOUCHE BAG COMES TO QUAHOG by George R. Stephenson
HAPPY ENDINGS: NEED FOR SPEED by Stephanie Olivieri
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: RUNNING ON EMPTY by Kathryn Graham
MODERN FAMILY: THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE BINGHAM by Nate Price
MODERN FAMILY: TRI PHI by Greg Wayne
PARKS AND RECREATION: SONS OF PAWN-ARCHY by Cynthia Furey
THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE GONORRHEA HYPOTHESIS by Fritz Staudmyer & George Kimmel IV
THE BIG C: CANCER INTERRUPTUS by Julie Livingston
THE MIDDLE: THE DOCUMENTARY by Omar A. Karim & Kelly Stigleman
THE OFFICE: THE BAD NEWS PIT BULLS by Andy Picarro
BODY OF PROOF: HEAVEN HELP US by Katie Hennicke
CRIMINAL MINDS: BABY, BABY by Cait Daly
CRIMINAL MINDS: ENTITLED by Barbara Miller
HOMELAND: BIRTH DAY by Larry Caldwell
JUSTIFIED: HELL-FIRED by Kyle Arrington
ONCE UPON A TIME: WOOL OVER HIS EYES by Jenn Dlugos
SOUTHLAND: MAMA KNOWS BEST by Marqueta Smith
THE GOOD WIFE: SINA QUA NON by P.M. Varney
THE WALKING DEAD: BROKEN STRINGS by Jeane Wong
HEATED by Julie Livingston
KHDZ by David Beshears
LANCER by Paul Hopper
OASIS FOR THE SOUL by Jennifer Carlevatti Aderhold
RAVENHILL COURT by David R. Beshears
RESURRECTING JANE DOE by Carla Custance
REVELATIONS by R.T. Allen
SECRET DISCIPLE by Christopher J. Valin
TRUSTED FRIENDS by Elizabeth Appell
TRUTH WILL OUT by Keiti Pierce
As usual, we had a very impressive group of entrants. The scores in general were unexpectedly high, making the judges’ choices extremely difficult. In all three categories, Semi-Finalists were separated from those that didn’t make the hunt by mere fractions of a point. In fact, for the first time in all 18 runnings of the SS, the judges considered over 90% of all the entries to be “professional quality.”
In other words, you were awesome. Everyone who entered should be beaming with delight. Our thanks and congratulations to all who entered.
As with the PEOPLE’S PILOT Semi-Finalists, we’re also posting this list of extraordinary Semi-Finalists on the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR News Page.
Come back in two weeks to see which of the above have made it to the Finals.
We admit it. We’re jazzed.
(Why two weeks? Because next week it’s The PEOPLE’S PILOT Finalists’ turn.)