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Contest Begins: 03/01/2016 Ends: 11/01/2016
With more networks and cable channels on television than ever before, and New Media – especially online videos – garnering larger audiences everyday, the market for bright, fresh, and original ideas is at an all-time high.
The old pros who have been the traditional creators of TV series are hard on the job, but even they can’t fill the demand. Executives and producers are ready and waiting for new people they can count on to supply them with material unlike that ever before seen and are using pilot scripts as their main criteria.
We can't promise that the pilot script you enter will turn into a successful series, but a People's Pilot win, or even a high placing, can be a very good credit indeed. It shows that you're a writer the suits - and showrunners - can rely to do a good job. It shows that you're ready for the gig.
Past Winners, Finalists, and Semi-Finalists of TVWriter™’s contests are or have most recently been on the staffs of MOM, NARCOS, CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO PD, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE WALKING DEAD, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, GREY’S ANATOMY, ONCE UPON A TIME, SMALLVILLE, ROME, THE LEFTOVERS, the upcoming WESTWORLD and the recently departed THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, to name a few. We’d love to see you join them!
How the People’s Pilot Works
The PEOPLE’S PILOT COMPETITION is held every year and is open for entries from March 1 to November 1. We do our best to announce the Winners, over a two-week period the following January and February.
The contest is for scripted series intended for all electronic media. Broadcast TV. Satellite and cable TV. Internet series, game consoles, you name it.
Starting in 2016, the PP is divided into 3 prize-giving categories.
Scripted series One-Half Hour or Less
Scripted series One-Hour or Less (but more than a half-hour, of course)
Scripted series Longer than One Hour
All genres and sub-genres are welcome!
NOTE: The June 1 discount deadline is EXCLUSIVE to the ISA - Thie web site is the ONLY place to get this discount!
In recent years, new online writing contests have been springing up with almost dizzying speed. But not all contests are equal. Because of TVWriter™‘s standing and reputation and that of its very active founder, TV writer-producer Larry Brody, PEOPLE’S PILOT is one of the three most respected contests anyone can enter.
No matter who you are, no matter where in the world you live, this is your chance to make television and New Media as good as you always thought it could be!
BONUS 1! FREE FEEDBACK FOR EACH ENTRY
After the Winners are announced, all entrants will receive an e-mail containing the actual score given by the judges, an explanation of what its point value means, and the judges’ general reaction to the entry. ($100 value)
BONUS 2! FREE STORYTELLING PATTERNS E-BOOK WITH EACH ENTRY
All entrants will receive a PDF file of Larry Brody's Storytelling Patterns in Genre Films booklet, a guide to established story patterns and essential scenes avaiailable nowhere else on or off the web.
- All Genres