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5th Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition

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TV Script Writing Contest

5th annual

Launch Your Screenwriting Career Today. Enter Top Screenplay Contest Now! 1st TV Script Writing Contest is judged by Hollywood's Leading Film & TV Exec's who search for Top Scripts & Writers in television.

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, 1st TV Script Writing Competition: presented by Filmmakers Magazine***, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film & TV; Television Writing Industry Exec's in search of talent and TV scripts..

 

1st TV writing Contest has been in existence for 5 years.

 

TV Script Writing competition Categories for Television & the World Wide Web

TELEVISION PILOTS OR EXISTING SCRIPTS FOR: TV SHOWS;  TV MOVIES; 
REALITY SHOWS ON TELEVISION OR THE WORLD WIDE WEB; DIGITAL OR WEBSERIES;
ALL TELEVISION SHOWS, VIDEO, MOW; GAME TV SHOWS, VIDEO BLOGS, ETC.

1. HALF HOUR, EXISTING OR NEW 
2. ONE HOUR, EXISTING OR NEW
3.
OTHER: Realty Show, talk show, game show, extreme show, variety show, MOW, teleplay, miniseries, digital series, Webisodes, etc.

TV Script Writing Awards & Prizes

Top 10 SCRIPTS to be READ by Leading Hollywood Television
Producers, TV Development Executives and TV & Literary Agents for
 Production Representation and/or Consideration


01)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER (FROM ALL CATEGORIES)

A) 1000 (USD) + 
B) a copy of screenwriter or Dramatica Pro by Write  Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for Best script of the Year +
E) an Official Selection laurel*


02) ELITE PRIZE WINNER - HALF HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) $250 (USD) + 
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for Best Screenplay in a category
E) an Official Selection laurel*


03) ELITE PRIZE WINNER - ONE HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) $250 (USD) + 
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for Best Screenplay in a category
E) an Official Selection laurel*

04) ELITE PRIZE WINNER - ALL OTHER CATEGORIES

A) $250 (USD) + 
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for Best Screenplay in a category
E) an Official Selection laurel*

05) DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - HALF HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 2nd Best Screenplay in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel*

06) DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - ONE HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 2nd Best screenplay in a category.
B) an Official Selection laurel*

07) DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - ALL OTHER CATEGORIES

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 2nd Best Screenplay in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel*

08) PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - HALF HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 3rd Best Script in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel*

09) PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - ONE HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 3rd Best Script in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel*

10) PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - ONE HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate* for 3rd Best Script in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel*

11) 10 RUNNERS-UP

A) Certificate of Achievement Award**

 

Testimonials

1st TV Script Writing Contest has a great process in allowing revised submissions as each round advances.  I paid for the extra script coverage, which nurtured my writing along.  It was like a workshop and very motivating to know a reader was transacting with the work.

Chuck Griffith

 

 

Notification

Notification date: 1st round qualifiers notified on October 31st.

 

1st TV Script writing contest Rules and Guidelines

TV SCRIPT WRITING COMPETITION RULES AND GUIDELINES
This document (hereinafter "The Rules" or "Rules"), equally and severely. is legally binding upon the parties thereto.

The Rules apply to any writer or writers, representative of or representing a writer or writers, and/or parent or guardian to a writer or writers (hereinafter "I" or "We" or "He" or "She" or "Submitter" or "Applicant" or "Applicants"), who submit a teleplay or teleplays, teleplay or teleplays (hereinafter "Submission" or "Material" or "Work" or "Works" or "Literary Material" or "Literary Materials") for consideration into the 1St TV Writing Competition (hereinafter "Competition" or "The Contest" or "Filmmakers.com" or screenplaycontest.net or "You" or "Yours") for an entry fee (hereinafter "fee").

This contest is open to anyone (world wide) except all employees, directors, associates and, the immediate families of: FilmMakers.com, 1St TV Writing Competition, ScreenplayContest.Net, American Gem Literary Festival, The Radmin Company, Write Brothers, contest judges, all the affiliates and sponsors.

I have supplied truthful and accurate information in my entry form.

I represent and warrant that the material that I have submitted is mine, I own full copyright. Furthermore, I own individually, or together with those other persons executing this agreement, this work, that the material is free of all claims or encumbrances, and that I have the exclusive right and authority to offer the material to you for your competition, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein, and none of the rights granted herein will libel or defame any third party or otherwise violate the rights of any third party, whether under copyright or otherwise. Furthermore:

Writers under the age of 18 years old must have a parent or guardian fill the entry form read and accept all the terms and conditions of the competition.

Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.

Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or equivalent in his/her country.

Writer has retained at least one copy of the submitted material, and understands that all material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances.

Applicant understands that FilmMakers.com and its affiliates are exposed to many stories, ideas, concepts and other literary materials, through the contest, coverage service and via other means. Furthermore Writer understands that many stories, ideas, and concepts are similar or identical, and that different stories, ideas, and concepts frequently relate to one or more common underlying themes and may closely resemble other works.

Applicant understand and agree that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of the use of such similar or identical material, stories, ideas, and/or concepts that may have come to FilmMakers.com or their affiliates. Writer hereby release FilmMakers.com and its affiliates from any and all claims, liabilities and demands that may be made by said writer asserting that FilmMakers.com or the affiliates have used or appropriated The Submission, or any portion thereof.

All submissions must contain a title page which must include the title, writer's (or writers') name(s), and the email address and physical mailing address of writer; telephone number is requested but not required.

Submitted teleplays will adhere to the industry “spec script” format.

Spec script can be an episode of an existing television show or an original piece of work.

Pilots for unproduced television shows or episodes of an unproduced series are accepted.

If spec script is of an existing TV show you must include the name of the show on title page.

1 HOUR New Show or 1 Hour Existing Show.

1/2 hour New Show or Existing Show

OTHER can be: 1)Realty Show; 2)Talk Show; 3)Game Show; 4)Extreme Show; 5)Variety show, 6) MOW, 7) Teleplay, 8) Miniseries, 9) Digital series, 10) Webisodes, etc.

All Work must be submitted online by the Final Deadline and the appropriate fee paid and settled by due date.

1st TV Writing Competition / FilmMakers.com is not responsible for late or lost submissions.

Multiple entries are permissible with entry form and entry fee each.

Once a script has been entered, an applicant may submit a revised draft of the work as a NEW SUBMISSION (different title) or REVISED/RE-SUBMISSION with new RE-SUBMISSION FORM and PAY THE APPROPRIATE FEE.

Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible (should be noted on the title page).

If the material is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted on the title page.

Collaborative work is eligible. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).

Adaptations from other works are permissible (should be noted on the title page), provided the writer's written permission to adapt the work is secured and available upon request.

The material must not have been previously sold, or produced.

Applicant must not have received consideration in excess of $24,000 USD as a prize in a previous competition for the work being submitted; or won a top prize; that may include: contest grand prize, an option, a "first look" clause or any quid pro involving same.

An applicant’s single year total earnings for motion picture and TV writing may not exceed $24,000 USD. This limit applies to compensation for motion picture and TV writing services, including the sale of, or sale of an option to, Screenplays, teleplays and/or any literary material source.

Writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she/ is an independent contractor and FilmMakers.com is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state/provincial, local or federal in any country.

If writer is a finalist or semifinalist he/she/they agree to give FilmMakers.com the permission to post on any of its web sites, the script's logline, synopsis, excerpts, photo or video, writer's bio and interview (Q & A).

Writer may submit his/her/their material to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.

Entering this contest will not limit writer's copyright in any way. Writer retains all rights (100%) to his/her/their property.

It is writer's responsibility to provide and check and keep personal contact information up to date, including a required valid e-mail address, current mailing address, phone number, etc, that writer provided to the contest during the sign-up process. FilmMakers.com has no responsibility for communications that are misdirected as a result of writer(s) failure to provide FilmMakers.com with updated contact information.

I have read and understand the Contest Rules and the FilmMakers.com Terms of Use of the Website
(http://filmmakers.com/disclaimer.htm) as well as comply and agree full with all the contest Rules and the website Terms of Use. By adding my name to the online entry form, knowing that this is a legal document, and submitting my material signifies that I have completely read and agree in full with all the above terms as well as the website Terms and Conditions. I am taking full responsibility and liability for any and all my actions. Furthermore, I indemnify 1st TV Writing Contest, FilmMakers Magazine, all the affiliates, FilmMakers.com, Media Pro Tech Inc., FilmMakers Global, sponsors, agents, consultants, judges of and from any and all claims (direct or indirect) or third parties, loss or liability, whether or not groundless, that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any of your associates, at any time in connection with said material.

 

Submission Form

 

If entering more than one script return to this section, fill in title, genre, name and click add to cart again.   

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 35 pages or less Pay $35 (USD)

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 36 pages or more Pay $42

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 59 pages or less Pay $39

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 60 pages or more Pay $45

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 20 pages or less is  $35

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 21 to 59 pages is  $42

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 60 pages or more is  $45

  • Entry fee per Other (TV or related) 70 pages or more $49

 

1/2 Hour / Sitcom- New or Existing TV Show

 

If script is 33 pages or less Pay $35


If script is 34 pages or more Pay $38

Half Hour / Sitcom
Project Title:
Writer (s) Name (s):
 

One Hour

- New or Existing television show

If script is 59 pages or less Pay $39

If script is 60 pages or more Pay $45

 

1
 

OTHER: Realty Show, New Media or related, Game, Extreme, Talk, Variety, Documentaries, MOW, Miniseries, Webisodes, etc.

If script is 20 pages or less Pay $35


If script is 21-59 pages
Pay $42

If script is 60-69 pages
Pay $45

If script is 70 pages or more
Pay $49

Other - All Other TV, Internet or related
Project Title:
Writer (s) Name (s):
 

Entry Fees

If Submitted by

Early Deadline: April 30th

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 35 pages or less Pay $35 (USD)

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 36 pages or more Pay $39

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 59 pages or less Pay $42

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 60 pages or more Pay $45

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 20 pages or less is  $35

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 21 to 59 pages is  $42

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 60 pages or more is  $45

  • Entry fee per Other (TV or related) 70 pages or more $49

Regular Deadline: May 31st

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 35 pages or less Pay $37 (USD)

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 36 pages or more Pay $42

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 59 pages or less Pay $45

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 60 pages or more Pay $49

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 20 pages or less is  $37

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 21 to 59 pages is  $45

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 60 pages or more is  $49

  • Entry fee per Other (TV or related) 70 pages or more $
    52

Late Deadline: June 30th

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour/sitcom from 35 pages or less is $39 (in USD)

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 36 pages or more is $45

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 59 pages or less is $48

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 60 pages or more is $52

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 20 pages or less is  $39

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 21 to 59 pages is  $48

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 60 pages or more is  $52

  • Entry fee per Other (TV or related) 70 pages or more $55

Final Deadline: July 31st

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour/sitcom from 35 pages or less is $42 (in USD)

  • Entry fee per 1/2 hour / sitcom from 36 pages or more is $48

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 59 pages or less is $49

  • Entry fee per 1 hour 60 pages or more is $55

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 20 pages or less is  $42

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 21 to 59 pages is  $48

  • Entry fee per Other (all else) 60 pages or more is  $55

  • Entry fee per Other (TV or related) 70 pages or more $29

 

*EMERGING ARTIST AWARD CERTIFICATE OR LAUREL
(Digital format)

**CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
(Digital format)

***Filmmakers Magazine online

 

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