This year we are accepting televisions scripts – half-hour and hour-long – and giving away three $1,000 prizes for Best Comedy, Best Drama and Best Pilot. Winners will receive feedback from professional TV writers. Two professional TV writers will judge this category.
The Top Ten TV writers will win a seat in a TV workshop based in Los Angeles with one of our judges, Emmy-nominated writer Ellen Sandler, author of The TV Writer’s Workbook, which is used as a textbook at USC, UCLA and NYU.
Ellen has had a long career as a writer/producer on many prime time TV shows including Coach and Everybody Loves Raymond and has created pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Family, Oxygen and the Disney Channel.
Ellen is also a playwright and director. Her play Jewish Roots was produced as a fund raiser for the WGA and starred Fran Drescher. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild. She provides script development and career coaching and teaches at conferences and universities both in the US and abroad.
There is only one TV category which encompasses hour and half-hour shows as well as specs for preexisting shows and pilots. The judges will determine for which prize a script is eligible: comedy, drama or pilot.
Maximum of 35 pages for half-hour and 65 pages for hour-long. See rules for more details.
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|Television (half hour, hour)||$35||$40||$40||$45|