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READER QUESTION: Are screenwriting contests a waste of time?

Thanks to Elaine Luddy Kionicki for today’s question, which she asked in response to Sunday’s post about Scriptapalooza.  Elaine writes: Hey Chad. Most screenwriting books say that contests are a waste of time and money, and you’ve said in a previous post that contests rarely pay off, but it sounds like you’re endorsing this...

Scriptapalooza deadlines approaching

Hey, screenwriters– Got an email from the folks at the Scriptapalooza screenwriting contest, which opens for submissions in a couple months, so just wanted to pass along the info!  Here ya go… Scriptapalooza is now accepting submissions of screenplays for its twelfthannual screenwriting competition. Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by...

Congrats, C.C.– A Pitch Workshop Success Story!!

Hey, all– Just wanted to post a great email I recently received from C.C., a loyal reader who submitted the logline and synopsis for her TV idea to the Script Notes Pitch Workshop last December.  Here’s what CC writes… Hi Chad, A few months ago I submitted a synopsis for a show called “Sarah...

READER QUESTION: Will There Be A Pitchfest in New York?

Hey, folks– Wanted to respond to Rosetta‘s Great American Pitchfest question from a couple days ago… “When will an event like this [or at least similar to it] be available in the New York City region?… I learned about this coming event a little too late to plan to attend and would like to...

FOX & the NY TV Festival – Comedy Pilot Contest!

Hey, all– Thanks to Erica for letting me know re: the upcoming deadline for the 2nd Annual Comedy Script Contest from the New York TV Festival and FOX!  This is a pretty reputable festival, and quickly becoming a destination for TV networks, studios, and producers! Click HERE for all the details… good luck!! You...

Upcoming Writing Program Deadlines

Huge thanks to Jen Grisanti— and her awesome monthly newsletter– for compiling this great list of deadlines for upcoming network and studio writing programs.  For all those applying– GOOD LUCK! WRITING PROGRAMS AND DEADLINES FOR TV WRITERS NBC – Writers on the VergeThis is a 10-week program focused on polishing writers’ material and readying...

Spinoff Contest Winners!

First of all, thanks so much to everyone who entered Script Notes‘ first-ever writing contest and sent in their TV spinoff ideas!  There were some hilarious entries… some disturbing entries… and some downright baffling entries… but all of them were a blast to read! As you probably know, the winner of the contest will...

Wanna Write a Comic Book Movie?

Huge thanks to Brenda for pointing out this piece from today’s Variety, which reports that Marvel— the comic book/production company behind Spiderman, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, etc.– is putting together a group of writers, a la the Disney Fellowship Program, dedicated solely to adapting Marvel comic books into movies! Very cool! Click...

Pitch Your Idea to Producers & Agents… Next Tuesday!

Hey, guys– Huge thanks to everyone who came to last night’s pilot-writing seminar at mediabistro… it was a terrific turnout, and I really appreciate everyone coming and being so interested! For those of you who couldn’t make it… or those of you who have actual TV show ideas you’d like to pitch… or those...

Last Chance to Submit for the Spinoff Contest!

Hey, guys– Just wanted to remind you that midnight tonight, March 22, is the cutoff for submissions to the Script Notes Spinoff Contest!  Submissions can be emailed to WDScriptNotes@FWPubs.com, or click HERE for all the rules! We have some awesome submissions so far… so take a shot at winning an autographed copy of Larry...

5 Days Left…

Hey, guys– Just a reminder… only 5 DAYS LEFT in our first-ever Script Notes TV Writing Contest!  Submit your logline and 150-word synopsis for a spinoff to any current TV show (comedy, drama, or reality) and win an autographed copy of Larry Brody‘s bestselling TV book, Television Writing From the Inside Out.  The deadline...

PITCH WORKSHOP: Erica's Logline

Hey, folks– Today’s Pitch Workshop submission comes from Erica, who’s looking for feedback on the logline for her feature film idea, Love Bites.  Below is Erica’s logline… eagerly awaiting your notes! Title: Love BitesGenre: Romantic ComedyLogline: To reclaim a powerful amulet and battle Van Helsing’s heir, Dracula’s son must learn how to seduce a...

A bunch of stuff… including Scott's contest question

Hey, guys– A bunch of stuff… 1)  Scott asked a good about the Spinoff Contest… “Will you allow entrants from outside the US?” The answer?… ABSOLUTELY!  Wherever you are, Scott– or anyone else– please: submit away!  Click HERE for all the details… 2)  If you’re into web video, check out a great website called...

Win a role on CBS's "Numb3rs"!

Hey, everyone– Thought this was a fun opportunity I’d pass on!…The Writers Guild Foundation is conducting an Ebay auction to raise vital funds for our High School Screenwriting Workshops and other community outreach & literacy programs. Thank you for bidding generously! EBAY AUCTION! – TV SHOW NUMB3RS WALK-ON-ROLEAuction Ends: Feb-28-09 19:58:07 PST- BID NOW!...

Action, Thriller, or Crime Scripts Wanted

FROM JEFF GUND’S INFO LIST… Hi everyone, INFOLIST.com has forged an alliance with InkTip.com to bring you some great opportunities! Here’s some info on a script wanted that is high concept action/drama story with comedic elements, ala The Rundown – be sure to read the specific details below! Feel free to forward if you...

CONTEST: Worst Logline Ever!

Hey, everyone– The Guide to Literary Agents and its editor, Chuck Sambuchino, are hosting a hilarious contest… the search for The Worst Storyline Ever!  Basically, they’re looking for loglines… and the lamer, stupider, and more ridiculous the better. The winner gets a query letter critique from Chuck, a follow-up phone call to discuss the...

Cool Writing Opportunities

Hey, screenwriters– Just learned about these interesting new writing opportunities from Jeff Gund’s Infolist, a great source for Hollywood jobs and writing opportunities.  Check it out…______________________________ Hi everyone, Here’s an opportunity for a writer for a half-hour animation project ala Family Guy – details are below. As always, feel free to forward if you...

Top 10 Ways To Win Writers Digest's Annual Screenwriting Contest – Part I

Writers Digest’s annual writing contest is in full swing… fiction, poetry, non-fiction… and, of course, screenwriting.  I’ve been judging the screenwriting division for the past few years, and I always love it—it’s a blast reading and discovering new talent.  And this year is no different, so I’ve been poring over hundreds of scripts, many...